Design articles

Through WDD we love to show you how you can use your design skills to be creative in all aspects of your life, not only when sitting at your computer. Everywhere you look, you can find people in many different fields using their design talents,...
There is endless content available in the world of web design blogging telling us how to do things right, and how to succeed at our chosen profession. That's obviously a good thing, and it will certainly continue that way. But once in a while we...
Most people know that good feedback is essential to designing and developing quality websites. But what constitutes "feedback" can be ambiguous: for some, it is little more than a hasty spell-check; for others, it is akin to submitting and...
Watercolor is such an old school element. Artists have been using watercolor for hundreds of years, and web designers have adopted the style for good reason. Watercolor is a great way to add depth, interesting subtle textures and colors. It...
Since March 9 of this year Microsoft has been rolling out their new design of MSN.com. Backed by countless hours of testing and roughly 70,000 pieces of feedback from their users, the design has been tweaked over the last four months to its current...
Every city looks and feels unique. Regional culture, typography, dialect, local customs and many more factors play a part in defining a city's differences. Those differences determine how that city sees its citizens and how it wants to represent...
Recently, the notion of killing the design community has come up on a few blogs (sometimes indirectly), creating many intense conversations on the direction the design community has taken over the past couple of years, and what can be done...
The iPhone is arguably the most revolutionary product Apple has released in its existence. With nearly 50 million iPhones sold to date, there are hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of iPhone cases that have been created. In this article, we...
Most of the technologies that we have used in the past have been eclipsed by the remarkable technology that we use today. Advances in their design have occurred in tandem with the advances in technology in this digital era, with many large products...
The size of an image in a website layout is important. From proper alignment to getting just the right amount of white space, sizing photos and graphics properly beforehand is essential to creating a balanced look. Images on the web are measured...
No matter what your personal work style, an uncluttered and attractive workspace will improve the quality and efficiency of your work. Getting rid of paper, digitizing your business cards, minimizing your office supplies are just some of...
Print style sheets have been somewhat forgotten, and yet they remain important all the same. Many people print out articles to read while traveling or when they have no access to the Internet. Print style sheets have definite benefits. For...