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The ampersand is one of the most unique typographical characters out there. Typography designers can exercise a lot more artistic freedom in the design of the ampersand, ranging from very traditional representations to those that bear little...
Many of today's design styles derive from Swiss-style graphic design, now more commonly known today as "modern design." The style is recognized for its unique and rather groundbreaking attention to typography. Needless to say, Switzerland's...
Apple products are well known for their simple and elegant design, and they are favored by many designers. Their products are often seen in web design, particularly on portfolio websites, and these products are also popular subjects for icon...
Drop-shadows and gradients are two of the most common design elements on the web. You’ll find them accompanying many different styles. They’re handy effects for web designers because they’re attractive, useful and easy to create...
On behalf of myself and the entire WDD team, we'd like to wish you a very happy, healthy and successful 2010!!! Thanks for your support in 2009; we hope you learned a few good things here while having fun and getting inspired at the same time. The...
Einstein once said, "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." The same could be said of intelligence. What they don't tell you is that the "smart" people of the world are, in most cases, just better at researching and learning...
If you enjoyed our "Xmas Stickers" last week, you're in luck, as today we're bringing you another great set of icons for the Holidays. We call this one "Xmas Festives" and it's also an exclusive set, just for WDD. Feel free to use them to decorate...
What makes a design look coordinated, planned and professional? The answer is: 'color'. Not every project needs bland corporate blue to look professional. Planning color means creating a framework that describes which colors to use and...
Thanks to the might of JavaScript, the words "dynamic" and "illustration" no longer apply exclusively to Flash-based websites. Now that dynamic HTML is a reality in most commonly used browsers and that a lot of fancy JavaScript libraries...
Just in time for the holidays, "Xmas Stickers" is an exclusive set of icons for WDD readers. Feel free to use them to decorate your websites and blogs and bring the holiday spirit to the web. The icons are free for personal and commercial purposes...
As seen in our previous article on the subject and examples around the web, minimalism is quite the trend. When the theory behind it is well implemented, it makes for some beautiful, simple and yet modern designs. Because it is a trend, everyone...
Wikipedia is currently undergoing a much needed redesign to improve the user experience. Anyone can preview this redesign by creating an account, logging in and then clicking the "Try Beta" link at the top right of any page. The "Wikipedia...
Everyone loves an original and unique t-shirt. Fashion statements aside, they do give a slight insight into your personality, your current mood and sets you apart from the crowd. This article is not a collection of the best designed t-shirts...
As designers, we all know that a minimalist design can achieve beautiful results. Still, many designers have trouble creating one; either they have a hard time making a page with so few elements look good or the final result just doesn't look...