It’s billed as the battle of the century, at least as far as app developers are concerned; which has better ROI, Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android? Consumers are split: Apple have the single largest market share, Google have numerous manufacturers on their side; iOS dominates North America, Android wins out in Europe.
If you’re targeting mobile devices, then ideally you want to have releases for both iOS and Android. But in the age of the lean start-up,...
For many web design professionals, there was no option but to be self taught. Years ago, the academic qualifications simply didn’t exist. Sure, you could study design, but you’d be left to learn the technology by yourself. You could take an I.T. course, but you’d be lacking design skills.
Perhaps that’s the reason web designers come from such disparate backgrounds; it’s hard to imagine accountants hailing from such wildly different career paths.
But times have changed, and academic...
First it was the Capulets versus the Montagues; then it was Coke versus Pepsi; and the latest epic battle? Serif versus sans-serif, of course.
Lucky for us, the crew at UrbanFonts has produced a nifty infographic to help clarify the age-old rivalry between serif and sans. Brief, yet information-packed, it covers everything from DPI to classification, and expertly explains why serif is better for print and sans serif is best suited for web.
This clever infographic — that smartly draws upon...
An apple with a bite out of it is instantly recognizable — but delivering a logo with such iconic potential is more complicated than simply going from A to B. In fact, the road to a killer logo is often times a windy path.
Take a look at this great infographic outline of the logo process, courtesy of Guru Corporation. At the outset, the job is investigative; with detective hats on, the creative team researches, asks questions, analyzes the target audience, scrutinizes competitors, and brainstorms. The process then moves from factual to conceptual, with creative inspiration coming from any number of sources until it finds its way to paper. Enter...
Ever wondered what the difference between east coast designers and west coast designers?
How designers in New York or D.C. differ from their counterparts in LA or Seattle?
After all, we know all about the differences between east coast and west coast rap (and the rivalry that runs along with it).
But who knew there was the same kind of divide among designers?
We have a fantastic freebie to download today from Pixeden, a one stop place for great tools for the modern design.
Released first and exclusively on WDD, it’s an infographic vector kit, with the most used elements that you may need for your infographic designs.
Included in this set is a world map, gender elements, as well as multiple pie and bar charts. You can easily combine and modify all the elements to create a distinctive infographic.
The elements in the kit can be used for personal and commercial purposes. The file cannot be redistributed...
Two bills currently making their way through the United States Congress—SOPA and PIPA—threaten freedom of expression and security online, not to mention the American economy (and economies of countries directly tied to the U.S.).
In protest of these two incredibly dangerous and damaging bills, large portions of the internet will voluntarily blackout in whole or in part on Wednesday, January 18th. Among them are Wikipedia, Mozilla, and Tumblr.
If you’re a U.S. resident, be sure to educate yourself about the bills, their potential effects, and what you can do to stop them from passing. Call your Congressional representatives or send them emails telling them you...
Surprising as it may sound, colleges and universities seem to have finally figured out social media. Long berated for giving only the most modest efforts at developing an online presence, higher education is, at long last, taking the Internet seriously.
As a higher and higher percentage of high school students spend more time online (and on social media in particular), colleges have made the realization that they stand a far better chance of attracting new applicants if they come visit them on their own turf.
The big social media sites have all become darlings of academia, and students seem not to mind one bit—the most successful schools rack up thousands of Twitter followers, hundreds of thousands of Facebook likes, and millions of views on YouTube, likely in large part from current, prospective,...
Ever wondered which are the most popular design tools and their number of users? We did too!
So we partnered with Mostash to create an exclusive infographic depicting the 20 most popular design tools, calculated using a ‘magic’ formula based on the results taken from three different popularity ranking websites.
We used the stats from Software Informer, Wakoopa and iUseThis. For the number of tweets per minute, that you’ll see below, we used the wonderful Twitter Tussle.
The artwork was done by Ricardo Cavolo (all credits appear at the bottom).
As you search the web you’ll come across a wide range of interactive and graphical maps.
Deciding when, where and how to integrate or display a map on your site is the first step, the second should be what technology and illustrations to use.
If you’re all about interaction, JQuery, Ajax, or Flash are all effective technologies that hold their own ground.
Map illustrations are a dime a dozen however, a strong and balanced display of graphics, information, and colors is what makes an infographic stand out and reach...
Infographics can be a great way to quickly reference information.
Instead of pouring over figures and long reports to decipher data, an infographic can immediately make apparent exactly what a dataset actually means.
Below are more than 25 infographics that can be useful to web designers.
Some are incredibly practical, some provide information that might be of interest to designers and some just present...