The Most Popular Posts of 2009

As 2009 draws to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular posts that we published this year on WDD.

This collection is made up of the 50 most popular posts, with the most popular being at the top.

Please let us know which ones you liked best and we’d also like to know what type of articles you’d like to see more of in 2010.

Finally, a BIG thank you to all of our readers for an amazing first year of WDD and for your ongoing support.

Now, check out some of the posts that you may have missed, or enjoy reviewing your all time favorites once again…


1. How To Choose The Right CMS


2. Operating System Interface Design


3. How NOT To Design A Logo


4. 100+ Portraits of Iconic People of All Time


5. 100 (Really) Creative Business Cards


6. 30 Artistic and Creative Résumés


7. The Difference Between Art and Design


8. Apple vs. Microsoft – A Website Usability Study


9. The Ultimate Guide for Everything Twitter


10. Mind Blowing Hyperrealistic Sculptures


11. Tips on How to Write for the Web


12. Excellent Logos Created with Helvetica


13. The Workstations of Popular Websites


14. Most Controversial Magazine Covers of All Time


15. 100 Extraordinary Examples of Paper Art


16. 39 Olympic Logos From 1924 to 2012


17. The Evolution of Cell Phone Design


18. The Weirdest Clouds that You’ll Ever See


19. Typography Rules Every Designer Should Know


20. 50+ Popular Airline Logos


21. 200 Free Exclusive Icons: Siena


22. 50 Excellent Circular Logos


23. 50 Excellent Corporate Website Designs


24. Creative Twitter Backgrounds With Illustration


25. Amazing Futuristic Design Concepts


26. 6 Reasons Why Designers Should Code


27. 40 Seriously Funny Print Ads


28. The Evolution of Apple Design


29. 25+ Useful Infographics for Web Designers


30. 50 Free and Exclusive Twitter Icons


31. 50 Creative and Inspiring 404 Pages


32. The Naked Truth About Design Contests


33. 10 Web Design Rules That You Can Break


34. 30 Funny Twitter Comics


35. 24 Free Exclusive Vector Icons: ‘Handy’


36. 10 Best CSS Practices to Improve Your Code


37. 40 Examples of Incredible Photo Manipulation


38. 50 Beautifully Delicious Coffee Designs


39. 5 Pet Peeves Designers Have With Developers


40. 10 Ways to Launch a New Blog with a ‘Bang’


41. The Do’s and Don’ts of Dark Web Design


42. An Artistic Homage to Michael Jackson


43. 5 Pet Peeves Developers Have With Designers


44. Tips from a 6-Year Old’s Lemonade Stand


45. Beautiful Websites with Illustrated Landscapes


46. In Defense of The Jack of All Trades


47. To School or Not to School


48. The Evolution of Apple Ads


49. Unbelievable and Impossible Photos of Li Wei


50. The Fantastic Photography of Clark Little

Which one was your favorite post and which one should have been part of this collection? Please share your views with us!


    Sculptures, Portrait of MJ, Creative Business Cards, and paper art are my preferite! A good post! I like this summary! Thanks for the sharing.

  • sriganesh

    thanks for sharing and your blog made me an inspiration to start a new blog for own and the list is so good and really worthful to share and bookmark
    WISH you a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010
    Post here are unique.

  • michelle

    wow thanks for sharing, I have already read a few of these but I am now going to work my way through the rest of them…expect comments from me hehe :)

    Happy New Year for 2010 everyone :)

  • Maidstone Web Designer

    it was a very good year, well done WDD you truly are an essential resource

  • Walter

    Thanks to everyone ;)

  • MaDiga

    Awesome. This is my first time on your website…love the content.


  • Jasa

    Well, this post should be granted the 51st place in the most popular posts of 2009. Awesome.. Great post..

  • Surfers Gold Coast

    My Favorite is – 100 (Really) Creative Business Cards.. and i think i just found another one! “how to write for the web” .. Thanks!

  • Ashely Adams : Online Printing

    Best of the Best, eh? Exciting round up. Love to see ’em all at one place. Couldn’t help getting a feeling of deja vu at times, but it felt good to feel the rush all over again.

  • sonichtml

    Nice Post~ thank you for shared.

  • Jônatan Fróes

    Only amazing posts!
    go ahead in 2010!

  • Rafael

    60% of my bookmarks of 2009 are on this post!

    WDD addicted!

  • Ratting Gergely

    I read all the posts once they came out, but know i had to read them once more. One of the best blogs, thanks. I hope the posts in 2010 will be this good too!

  • Josh

    A fantastic compilation. I was particularly enthralled by the post “100+ Portraits of Iconic People of All Time”. It really served as an eye opener to me on the various aesthetic styles used in the industry to portray various celebrities. Great stuff and I am looking forward to reading more articles here!

  • Jack

    Very nice!

  • Rosti The Snowman

    Great Post Can’t wait to give Frog cms a shot!

  • Alvaro Hernandorena

    how best is apple for design that pc?

  • Oliver

    I always enjoy seeing these compilations because all the good articles are in one place and even though I have read a few, it’s good to go back and read them again. There are some really great posts here and I always enjoy reading them. Thanks!

  • Max

    amazing posts!
    good job

  • emlak sitesi

    Great Post Can’t wait to give Frog cms a shot!

  • Sam Logan

    Great collection the Most Controversial Magazine Covers of All Time was my personal favourite out of the bunch, thanks for taking the time to put all of these together, looking forward to the 2010 round-up!