Web Design articles

This time of year people begin to think about bettering themselves by making positive changes in their lives or business. There seems to be no shortage of great advice to make yourself better in just a few short days with a little focus. If you...
Unless you’ve developed the enviable skill of ignoring adverts on Twitter, you can’t have failed to notice The Grid, a new service promising “AI websites that design themselves.” The Grid “is not another do-it-yourself website...
Trends are the sort of thing that come and go, we all know that. At times we even start to consider the fall of a brand new design trend because we know the trend will eventually be a thing of the past. And yet, in the moment of the trend it would seem...
The internet can be a worrisome place. Whether you are just browsing the web, or you go online to make purchases, people are leery about everything they do on the web. From credit card fraud to identity theft, it can be tough to gain people’s...
A few days ago, on November 11th, we celebrated our 6th birthday here on WDD by revealing our latest redesign. If you visit often, you should easily notice most of the changes, however, if you just drop by once in a while the site will feel similar...
We’re not all designing our content right. There. I said it. Maybe you, personally, are doing a great job, but most of us aren’t. We can, and should do better. We owe it to ourselves, our clients, and most importantly, to our users. “Content...
We have all been there haven’t we? The meeting where the client asks you to subscribe users to their newsletter without their permission. Or when they insist on adding an overlay to the homepage promoting their latest offer. In fact these...
Material Design is Google’s new visual design language. It was introduced at the 2014 I/O Conference in June, and it’s beginning to find real traction in all areas of the design community. This new visual language is fascinating because...
Design patterns are optimal solutions to common design problems. As common problems are tossed around a community and are resolved, common solutions often emerge. Eventually, the best of these rise above the din, self-identify, and become...
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...
A few years ago, it was relatively easy to design and build websites. Websites were simpler, and were viewed on desktops and laptops with little variation in screen sizes. Today with mobile devices taking over viewers’ browsing time, a website...
Words are hugely powerful. They are what mostly make up the Web. Without copy the Web would be nothing. Yet in many design projects words are seen as an afterthought when they should be the focus from the off. Jason Fired of 37 Signals fame says...