Inspiration articles

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...
While fountains were originally used as a source for water and for bathing, already in ancient Rome they started to be used as decorative elements in gardens and courtyards. From the beautiful world famous Fontana di Trevi in Rome to the Jet...
The use of stickers in advertising is not only an innovative way to attract attention, it is also an extremely cost-effective way to create a lasting impression. Many companies, whose only form of advertising is stickers, have seen an increase...
Design is a universal language. It transcends all cultural and national boundaries. It is diverse and ever-changing. Despite the fact that designs can be universally appreciated, the artists behind them are all unique and talented individuals....
Purists will say that great design is timeless. Yes, in an ideal world, we should ignore trends. Pragmatically speaking, though, there is a lot of value in monitoring and incorporating design trends, especially with regard to websites. Let's...
As designers, it's common to wonder what the differences are between our chosen discipline and others. After all, there are a lot of similar rules and guidelines that permeate design, no matter what the field. And sometimes that leaves us wondering...
Contact forms have evolved a lot since the days of simple bland html forms. This holds especially true for portfolio websites and design agencies. The current designs are beautiful and can be extremely creative. Besides the common fields...
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,...
Partial color allows a designer to hone in on a particular part of an image and enhance it with color. This makes the images really "pop" and this technique can be used for many purposes. For example, in advertising or corporate designs, features...
Textures make a website feel tangible. They give content a relationship to the physical world, a sense of place and a reality that people can relate to. Unfortunately, simulating physical textures isn’t as simple as shooting a photo or running...
Sleeveface is an intriguing phenomenon making its rounds on the web. It has become particularly popular on social networking sites. The technique is pretty straightforward and consists of photographs of one more people obscuring or augmenting...
Google Buzz made a loud and controversial entrance when it launched in February shrouded with privacy issues and various other concerns. Like it or not, it seems that Google Buzz is here to stay with many blogs adding 'buzz' icons to their posts....