Web Design articles

For years, web designers have been using graceful degradation principles to make sure visitors in older browsers can at least see the content on their websites, even if they don't see it exactly how the designer intended. Graceful degradation...
When designing a website with a minimal number of pages and not a ton of content, a single-page design can be an innovative way to set the site apart. Single-page websites often utilize JavaScript and Flash, along with HTML and CSS to fit more...
We often complain about the multitude of limitations which we're faced with every day as designers. From browsers, to screen resolutions, to user interactions, we seem to constantly be struggling to find some way of thinking outside the tiny...
When creating a website, so many things need to be planned and considered before even beginning the design — content, audience, goals, usability, color schemes, and so much more. The design of a microsite, on the other hand, would seem to...
Today we're giving away a wonderful set of social media icons designed exclusively for WDD by Orman Clark, a web designer from the UK. The icon set is called "Buddycons" and includes 126 vector social media icons. Included in the set are PNG versions...
Flickr is probably the most famous of all photo communities on the web. It's a place where photographers from all over the world come together, share their work and admire the work of others. Flickr however, like any other social network, has...
My name is Russell McGovern and I use Fireworks to design websites. There, I said it. I could be wrong, but it feels like I’m in a small minority; among web designers, the application of choice seems to be Photoshop. Agencies send me PSD files...
New apps and websites seem to appear on an almost-daily basis. Trying to find the best ones each week or month can be tough, especially considering how many come out that aren't that great. Here we've compiled some of the best apps and websites...
Despite the somewhat provocative title, you shouldn't really stop designing aesthetics. Gradients and colors and contrast are all good, but there's a more important side to web design that many people overlook most of the time: Designing...
With the recent release of WordPress 3.0 we're entering a very exciting time. For the first time in the history of the platform, nobody is working on the next version. All development outside of essential bug fixing has been stopped... and 3.1...
Recently, Mashable published an article entitled "IE6 Finally Nearing Extinction", announcing that IE6 usage in the United States and Europe has finally dropped below 5%. That news probably warmed the cockles of the hearts of web designers...
Icons are a great and quick way to enhance your projects. They add a certain personality to your designs and make things pop when they need to. Today we release a new set of icons which we call "Reflection". It's simple yet elegant and stylish at...