Web Design articles

If your website, or your clients’ websites are non-responsive, then you only have until April 21st 2015 to make them mobile-friendly. On Tuesday 21st, if your sites aren’t mobile-friendly you can kiss goodbye to Google search engine...
Do you want to learn how to design your very first website? Perhaps you’ve designed a few and now you’d like to turn your skills into a career? This article is here to point you in the right direction. One article can’t cover everything you...
In 2010, Elliot Stocks stirred up a hornets’ nest with a provocative tweet: Honestly, I’m shocked that in 2010 I’m still coming across ‘web designers’ who can’t code their own designs. No excuse. The internet was abuzz for a long...
It’s almost incomprehensible in 2015 to build a website that isn’t responsive. The technique has developed to the point that most designers no longer say, ‘responsive web design,’ we say, ‘web design,’ and mean exactly the same...
Sketch 3 and Photoshop CC, two of the most popular applications for web design in 2015. Photoshop is the reliable old champ, but Sketch is the bright young challenger. Ever wondered which of these two giants of web design packs the biggest...
Web design is as much a science as it is an art form. While half of the job is based on sound coding and design know-how, the other half is based on just having an intuitive sense of what looks good and what doesn’t. Any web designer worth his salt...
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...
No really, you should. If anyone asks why you're up at 3am playing your favorite shooter-MMO-hybrid, you can point them right to this article and say, “See? See!?” We should all be playing multi-player and co-op games because, like it or...
You cannot design without content. It’s a mantra repeated by designers worldwide, it’s a plea in countless emails to clients, it’s a cornerstone of responsible design. One of the most respected names on the Web, Jeffrey Zeldman, summarises...
Information architecture is equal parts art and science. Whether you hire a dedicated IA professional, or just sort of let IA happen on your projects, if you’re designing things with content, you’re using IA. But while you can just kind...
Design patterns are common solutions to common problems. When you add a slider to a homepage you’re employing a design pattern. When someone asks: “Why reinvent the wheel?” they’re advocating the adoption of a design pattern. On...
One of the hottest topics around is infinite scrolling. Infinite scrolling is the style of navigation that loads new content when you reach the bottom, like a Twitter feed, or a Pinterest board. Like any trend, infinite scrolling has its...