Design articles

Websites are incredibly versatile as a medium, to be used to display information and other content, and if well designed they can do this in an enjoyable way that’s easy for the reader to digest. This can be done through combining a site persona...
Today we have another great freebie for you created exclusively for WDD by Grafpedia. This one is called the Media Black UI Kit and contains graphic elements suitable for any sort of media elements, such as video and audio players, along typical...
When I first saw a web site designer who had posted a laundry list of prices on his site, I gasped in horror. It created some buzz in the design circles in which I traveled. No one agreed with the concept. Then, a well-respected design firm owner...
Responsive design has some definite buzz of late, and with good reason. It promises to simplify the increasingly complex task of adapting websites for the countless new devices multiplying by the minute. By considering a few common variables...
One of the recent developments on the web has been the rise in the use of one page websites by everyone from web designers to large companies to promote their product, app or portfolio. One page websites look great with many having very simple...
You spend hours creating the perfect design in Photoshop. It's exactly what you wanted (and what your client wanted). And now it's time to spend hours coding it. Not exactly your favorite part of the job if you'rec like a lot of designers. Even...
When I started working for a big greeting card company, I wanted to keep in touch with my freelance clients and contacts in the design industry. As the usual workday was 10 hours, after work I had little energy to do mailings, make calls, or send...
Impact is the key in design. Make the viewer take notice. Persuade them to stay. Make them see the message and then sell it. Design is the balance of elements to create a visual message and nothing does it better than the propaganda poster. Simple,...
Stock leaf textures could be very useful to have on hand if your design is nature-related. Green is perfect for creating calming and relaxing effects, and it can bring a comfortable experience to visitors of your website. Proper use of these...
Choosing fonts for design projects can be a daunting task because there's thousands of fonts out there all over the web that you could use. Whether you're looking to create a big, bold logo for your business or work on a poster for an event here's...
The February edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, jQuery plugins, icons, productivity tools, responsive design resources, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below...
In the wonderful world of web design, it has become normal practice to create designs that utilize background patterns that don't draw a ton of attention, but have a bit of variation within them. Even if you are not creating website designs,...