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19 SEPTEMBER 2014

New York City Transit Authority Graphic Standards Manual

"In the 1960s, the New York subways were a mess, sign–wise. Station names and metro lines were spelled out in a hodgepodge of sizes, shapes, and styles. The original mosaic tiles had been joined by cut stone and terracotta–all of which clashed with newer enamel signs. They were not only inconsistent in terms of style but also in where they were placed, so straphangers didn't know where to look for directions on how to get from point A to point B.

In 1970, following the merger of the IND and BMT lines, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) hired Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda, designers at the firm Unimark, to put an end to the typographic chaos. The system they devised still informs signs made today and is painstakingly outlined in a 174–page manual"

(Belinda Lanks, 15 September 2014, Businessweek)

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Simon Perkins
24 SEPTEMBER 2013

Bootstrap: open-source front-end web design toolkit

"Bootstrap is an open–source front–end toolkit created to help designers and developers quickly and efficiently build awesome stuff online. Our goal is to provide a refined, well–documented, and extensive library of flexible design components built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for others to build and innovate on."

(Mark Otto, 17 January 2012, A List Apart)

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2011960 Grid SystemA List ApartBootstrap (toolkit) • collection of tools • component systemCSSdesign for the screendesign template • flexible design components • free collection • front-end developmentGitHubgrid system • Hackweek • HTML • interface components • interface design • Jacob Thornton • JavaScriptlayout • Mark Otto • open sourcepage designpage layoutresponsive design • responsive grid system • software frameworkstyle guidetechnology solutiontoolkittoolsTwittertypographyweb applicationweb designweb developmentweb layoutwebsite

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Simon Perkins
27 JANUARY 2012

Brand Toolkit: Firefox Web Browser

"Here is your guide to all things Firefox, the flagship brand in the Mozilla universe. It's full of guidelines, examples and tips to help you create websites and communications that are on brand and on style, both online and off.

The Firefox brand is a living thing. It grows, changes and adapts. So we want you to have easy access to the latest and greatest out there. And lo we created this toolkit. And it was good."

(Mozilla, 2012)

Fig.1 Mozilla's unabashedly self–promoting "A Different Kind of Browser" clip.

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Simon Perkins
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