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The Web has evolved a lot from being a simple document repository, and we now have browsers capable of rich visual interactions on desktop as well as mobile. Because I’d like to talk about where the Web is headed in this article, many of the features I’ll cover may have limited support, so it is important to use resources like caniuse.com which has a robust list of features and charts
/ / Jul 31, 2014
Email continues to be one of the most popular ways that companies interact with their customers. As with everything else in the design world, how you design an email will have a tremendous impact on things like the click rate and the retention of your subscribers. When you design for email, you should make the most of the fleeting opportunity you have to make an impression on your subscribers.
/ / Jul 30, 2014
Ladies, Gents… welcome back! It’s time for another round of WordPress plugins that you might just find useful. As per usual, I’ve installed every plugin listed here and given it a test. We have a variety of plugins, too. Some of them add features to WordPress, integrate with third-party services (which seems to be a theme this month), or merely refine existing features.
We’ve all interacted with an app walkthrough at some point or another. Heck, some of us designed them. But when you take a look at the design literature out there, you will notice there is very little that specifically deals with app walkthroughs. They are such an important aspect of an app’s overall experience because, after all, they are the first interaction a user has with an
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 who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
So you’ve been working as a designer for the past few years. You’re good at it. You’re successful. Maybe even really successful. You’ve had big-name clients, your name is out there, and you’re being sought out by agencies and clients. In other words, you’ve made it. You’ve achieved what a lot of designers only dream of. Or maybe you’re
We can never get enough fonts, so we’re always extra excited when our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, manages to pull together a super fonts deal. This week, MightyDeals are offering 100+ professional grade fonts, for just $19, that’s just $0.19 per font! Designed by Ingimage, this collection, which includes both display and body fonts, is bound to keep even the most hungry
/ / Jul 25, 2014
“Curated resources for everything design related.” So? “oozled brings together 586 curated resources in 41 categories.” Gaah! “Subscribe to as many or as few categories as you want and create your own feed based on your interests.” OK. Now you have my attention. Oh, and “Submit a Resource”… I’m in.
The term white space is sometimes used interchangeably with negative space, and the concept is the same. Though the term refers to “white” space in particular, the area in question does not have to be white at all. It’s just the empty space around the elements of a webpage layout. Space like this can come in many different forms, such as the space in between images and graphics,
We all know the importance of social media; content may be king, but it’s a king without a castle if no one is visiting your site. What all website owners need is a way to encourage new traffic, and retain old users. Sure, Google can help a bit, but the real prize is success on social media, and for that you need something like the AddThis social sharing tool. You’ll have seen AddThis
As web designers, we need to make sure we keep our skills fresh and up-to-date. We don’t need to follow every trend that comes along (like long shadows) but we do need to keep learning and improving our skills as the web grows and matures. One exciting new development that is beginning to gather steam in the web design industry is animation. More and more companies are looking to animation
Once upon a time, about an hour away from where I currently live, worked a web designer who loved his Photoshop comps and fixed-width layouts. And well, I don’t want to spoil the ending, but that designer was me. Then, as I was minding my own business, the web-based creative community went berserk over this newfangled concept called “responsive design”. As any young, bright-eyed,