Web Design articles

Web content can make or break a website – no matter how good the design is. Most designers know this from first-hand experience. So it wasn’t surprising when WDD visitors who read How to spot and avoid web copy that kills websites demanded...
In February, Smashing Magazine officially released their latest print book project, The Smashing Book 2, and they were kind enough to send me a review copy at no charge. This review is not a paid review, nor is it influenced in any way by Webdesigner...
The awesome folks at DesignDeck has designed a cool set of 24 social icons which we're calling "Simplito". The icons are provided as JPGs, PNGs and a master PSD file for easy editing. You are free to use the icons for personal and commercial projects...
Dribbble has quickly become one of the most popular communities online for designers. It offers the opportunity for designers to get feedback on their works-in-progress, show off the work they've just completed, and otherwise network with...
New apps and websites appear on an almost daily basis, but trying to find the good ones among them can be tough, especially considering how many are not that great. That’s why every month we research and showcase some of the best and latest resources...
As the number and variety of devices from which we access the internet increases, new web design challenges present themselves. It's no longer simply enough to have a mobile version and a browser version. Now, we have to consider whether the...
Life as a web designer can be insanely busy. We have multiple clients, each making numerous demands on our time. We work in a fast-moving sector in which we have to constantly relearn our skills. We also read endless posts that encourage us to...
Facebook Comments is a recently released plug-in commenting system by Facebook that allows commenters to use their Facebook identity to post comments on content around the Web. And as simple and innocent as that sounds, it has caused an uproar...
If you run an online business, drawing customers to your website is vital for your continued success. While lots of effort tends to be spent on SEO and gaining new visitors, ensuring they return is another matter. Email newsletters are the perfect...
No amount of effort put into a pixel-perfect design, with eye-pleasing typography, and heart-warming content can ever offset the importance of an incredible headline. Without it, your efforts will go unnoticed. Yet some of the ugliest websites...
Buttons and navigational elements are quite possibly the most commonly used interface objects in both desktop and mobile design. They pull an interface together, allowing users to get from A to B in a single click. Most importantly, a button...
The amazing artwork showcased in this post consist of layers upon layers of glass, each and every one of which has been painted on. Only when the glass is viewed in the correct order and from the right position is the true image really seen. The...