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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review for Approval Manager Any time you're working in a team environment, it's likely you'll need a series of permissions and approvals for various stages of your project. Managing all these approvals, making...
Graphic design is one of those job that everyone needs but whose value perhaps not everyone appreciates. People who don’t understand the true value of graphic designers will try to take advantage of them, especially if they’re newbies....
Uprinting is back with another striking giveaway for WDD readers. One week from today, we'll be giving away 500 magnetic business cards to 3 lucky WDD readers. Magnetic cards may not have been your first choice for your business card but they're...
There is a lot of buzz around QR codes at the moment, so we thought we would take a look at some of the most creative and stunning QR code business cards on the web. We love QR codes as they connect offline and online while challenging traditional...
Some people collect stamps, others spot trains; I have become obsessed with wireframing software. I have tried and fallen in love with countless applications, from Balsamiq to Mockingbird to FlairBuilder. Although each has felt like true...
“ … One of the roles of design is to bring humanity, intelligence and beauty to the world of business, and indeed to everyday life.” – Michael Beirut Is design losing its humanity? No one would suggest that computers are as adept as talented...
As web designers, we all seem obsessed by HTML5 and CSS3 at the moment. Endless posts, tutorials and discussion about them dominate the blogosphere. But how much are we learning that can be applied today? Don’t get me wrong. We all need to understand...
You don’t get to 600 million friends without doing something spectacular. Mark Zuckerberg knows this more than anyone. But I wonder: do we have any hope of achieving similar success? Facebook's story begins, like most businesses, with...
I don’t believe that the $3000 client is the lost cause we often think they are. Sure, for most agencies, a $3000 website is laughable; but I would argue that these clients present tremendous opportunities. In particular, I think web designers...
Optimizing websites for the mobile web is a chore. And optimizing e-commerce websites for the mobile web is a beast that designers and developers have only begun to tame. Not surprisingly, larger companies are embracing the medium first,...
Life as a web designer can be insanely busy. We have multiple clients, each making numerous demands on our time. We work in a fast-moving sector in which we have to constantly relearn our skills. We also read endless posts that encourage us to...
The world is surrounded by people who are willing to sell you inspiration. And you know what? Chances are high that you are buying into it. Even worse is that it might be destroying your potential to do and create great things. Go to any bookstore...