Features & Special Reports
Feature 1: Let’s Start HTML5
Now is the Time to Break away from 4.01！Ways to Write and Think about Future HTML+CSS
“HTML5” attracted attention as a way to realize mobile contents because of its multiple browser-supporting feature “canvas element”. However, its actual capability is to renovate the markup notation of the existing HTML coding which will serve as the base for future markups. Anticipating when HTML5 becomes a norm, in this feature we give an explanation on HTML5’s “principle philosophy,” “basic features,” “markups,” and more.
Feature 2: Sociology on “Kawaii” Design
A New Era of Collective Sense Born from Creators and Recipients
To being from the conclusion, design might be heading toward an era of collective sense that is materialized between creators and recipients. “Kawaii” (cute) can be a symbolic word which indicates this direction. For a while, in the realm of design, “kawaii” started to have value as an evaluation axis. But what is “kawaii” in the first place? This feature touches upon unique research on “kawaii” and design, while also asking the creators from various fields like production, fashion, architecture and editorial about this expression “kawaii”. Let’s delve into the profound relationship between kawaii and design.
Happy New Year! This is the Creator’s “New Year’s Card”!
Too-good-to-miss Rare Contents Brought Together!
Every year, we receive New Year’s cards and New Year’s site announcements replete with experimental ideas and free creativity that we don’t usually get to see when handling client work. However, most of them are only available for a short time and, because they are rarely publicized as actual products, often times it’s too late by the time we find out about them. With that in mind, we introduce a wide array of New Year’s cards sent to our editorial desk, along with New Year’s contents from that much-talked-about company.
Program is a Magic Word
WF Inside Story
Toyota 86’s “Social Catalog” Reflects the Likes of Users
Since its first appearance in the late November last year, Toyota’s concept car “86 (Hachiroku)” has garnered much attention among car enthusiasts. Their brand site introduces various characteristics of the 86, and users can “like” or leave comments on them. Moreover, the site has an innovative feature called “Social Catalog”, where the content changes in response to the number of “likes”. Toyota’s production staff will share with us their ideas and efforts that led them to this expression.
Portrait - Web Craftsman's Portrait -
GOTO Motoshi / Based in Oita Prefecture, the World as His Vision, He Brings Forth Creative HTML Sites
What Design Can Do: Dialogue
KUBOTA Akihiro×NAGAHARA Yasuhito “What Lies Beyond the Future of Creation”
Inviting Kubota Akihiro, who provides an open space fully equipped with a cutting machine, a 3D printer and a computerized sawing machine that delivers “digital fabrication.” We asked him about the year 2011, the first year of digital fabrication, as well as the future of creation that lies beyond that.
Exonemo’s “Touching the Web” Vol.4
This article is a grand experiment that might lead readers to other magazines! Exonemo, is it really ok to do this!?
Manga AC Club Activity Daily Log
#9 “How to Draw a Storyboard”
A four-frame comic strip and a storyboard have such a close connection! Our editorial desk’s popular “Jibun Robo (Self Robot)” did a great job making their own!
New Lab Launch: Web Designing Lab.
CSS Lab._Easiest Accordion Menu by CSS
Text: AKIBA Hideki
SmartphoneLab._jQuery Mobile: The First Step
Text: Coding Factory
FlashLab._Flash Player 11’s New Feature “Stage3D” Introductory
Text: IKEDA Yasunobu
Server Quick Reference
(Usage of Hosting Server)
Text: INOUE Satoshi
(Event & Artist introduction)
Worldwide Creator's Archive
Acne Production / Work Hard and Results Follow
WD Website Front
(Pick up new-arrival Web sites)
Sugoude Shokuningai, SPERM VISUALIZER, dots by internavi, UNIQLO THANKS A MILLION, RANA007, NIKE VISION, Shin’nen Kotoba｜ Yũbin’nenga.jp, CHRISTIAN DADA, NAMEKO Paradise, and more
Making a Mark on a Ruler
(Tota Hasegawa Visual Essay from "tomato interactive")
Text & Visual: HASEGAWA Tota
Ossu! Handicraft Club (Captain) / Seize Back the Freedom of Creation (through Club Activity)
Mobile Contents Front Line
Happiness Quest: O2O that Makes the User and Bending Machine “Buddies”
Web Standards Plus
Using W3C Specifications as a Communication Tool
Text: YAKURA Masataka (Mitsue-Links)
From the Data of Web Designers Report: "The Landscape of this Job"
Rather Harsh Message from “Back Then”
Text: KOIZUMI Shinya
What’s the Position from which to Best Construct a Strategic Web Framework?
Text: TACHIBANA Mamoru
Krat’s Social Media Promotion that CP＋B Laid out
Text: NOZAWA Tomo (nitenichiryu)
[Adobe Touch Apps]
Hagihara Research Institute
The Traffic of Corporate Sites Has Started to Drop
Text: HAGIWARA Masashi