Speed is usability. To say it more accurately, website speed is a major part of usability. The most intuitive interface ever created by the mind of man will do you no good if the user is pee’d off by the time it loads. That’s it. The article’s done… Ok, so there’s...
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check...
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist...
We love icons, nothing communicates a simple idea with less pixels, and as the mobile web grows and grows we’ll need them more and more. Helping you fill your collection is this awesome set of free icons from Smashicons. There are 200 premium icons in the set. Our...
Understanding the true value of the work we do is one of the first lessons many of us learn. Turning away spec work, focusing on growing the skills that are important to us, and using those skills efficiently are among a few things we all go through early on. When it comes...
Few things are more stressful than a design critique. From that pressure, though, comes new viewpoints, action items, and an overall tighter product. I believe a successful design incorporates lots of viewpoints, and critiques are a great way to collect those...
Macaw is one of a new breed of web design tools. It’s one of the first design applications capable of generating clean code, and is endorsed by numerous industry figures. Now, building on the success of their first product, the team behind Macaw is preparing...
Landing pages are pages that are designed specifically to accomplish conversion goals. Occasionally, a home page functions as a landing page (though some would argue that a home page can never truly be a landing page), but in many other cases, special pages are created...
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check...
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist...
Parallax scrolling is defined as a site on which the background image scrolls faster than the foreground, creating the impression of depth. That rigid definition is at the root of most of the myths about parallax: it’s not suitable for multiple pages, it’s not...
Last week, Serif launched its bitmap editor Affinity Photo, and the response from the design community has been resoundingly positive. The streamlined workflow, fine-tuned toolset, and hyper-responsive interface, make it an empowering tool. Whether it...