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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...
For most brands, recognition is everything. Occasionally you'll encounter a company that seeks to create a air of exclusivity by shunning popular appeal, but for the large part companies need you to spot them immediately. Brand recognition...
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...
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...
When I walk into a design studio, there are several things I know I'll see; tattoos, piercings and toys... lots and lots of each. Why do designers, as well as non-creatives, love toys? We love toys because they are the first art form to which we...
"Whew!" exclaimed a recent client when he finally agreed to pay his entire fee, "I didn't know artistic-types were such tough businessmen." "Oh, we are," I said calmly as I put his final check into my pocket, "We have to get tough with clients...
One feature that can make a logo shine more than any other is hidden meaning. Remember the last time you saw a logo that made you go 'Ahaaa!'? So, that's what I'm going to approach in this article, the cherry on the top of the logo cake. There are plenty...
The combination of technology and art is always fascinating when done well. The Rain Room, a new installation at The Barbican's Curve Gallery in London is a beautiful combination of the two that's also interactive. The Rain Room allows you...
Every now and then I’m approached by design students and clients asking me to critique their logos. While I’m not particularly fond of critiquing anyone’s work, especially when it's hard to find something positive to say, I’m happy...
The September edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript and jQuery tools, plugins to make your sites more useful, productivity tools, new takes on content management systems, frameworks, UI...
Working with clients can be tough. There can be a lot of back and forth communication and many requirements. Every client has their different level of standards and can make bouncing from project to project a bit difficult. One client's idea...
When it comes to printing, whether business cards, posters, greeting cards or invitations, you will invariably be presented with a multitude of mind-boggling options. You can opt for digital, die cut, thermography, lithography — the...
The psychology of logo design is one of the most oversimplified aspects behind the process of creating a logo. It's usually associated exclusively with the choice of colors but is actually much more than that. While "logo design" refers to...
While kerning of type is a common practice in print design, it seems to be less common in web applications. But it does not have to be. Properly kerned type adds an extra level of professionalism and control to the typography on your site. While...