Web Design articles

Purists will say that great design is timeless. Yes, in an ideal world, we should ignore trends. Pragmatically speaking, though, there is a lot of value in monitoring and incorporating design trends, especially with regard to websites. Let's...
Sometimes, choosing just the right image for a website that does not yet have a defined visual theme can be daunting. Should you use a drawing or a photo? Should you create it yourself or find stock art? How do you know whether it will set the right...
As designers, it's common to wonder what the differences are between our chosen discipline and others. After all, there are a lot of similar rules and guidelines that permeate design, no matter what the field. And sometimes that leaves us wondering...
WordPress 3.0 is, without doubt, one of the most exciting updates to the platform in a very long time. As well as things that all users will notice such as custom menus, custom backgrounds and a new default theme, there are also massive additions...
For the past week, we've been running a great contest to win sets of awesome playing cards from Typefaces. These super cool cards feature world renowned designers such as Veerle Pieters, Jeffrey Zeldman and Jason Santa Maria, among many...
The trend of creating unique designs for each post on a blog is growing. A few years ago the idea of creating a custom design for each post on a blog either meant you had to forgo traditional blogging software or hack the source code to allow for custom...
The process of designing a type-based logo is similar to that of designing a shape-based logo. Both logos need to convey a message, do it quickly and appease the client’s taste. All of these objectives can be accomplished by defining goals,...
What are TypeFaces? They're "top-trumps" style card packs featuring 20 well known designers. For each designer, a typeface was selected to match their overall vibe. Each card has also been individually designed to reflect their vibe, supported...
We recently published an article covering 20 reasons not to become a freelancer. The idea was that there are already a ton of articles out there talking about how great it is to be a freelancer, and all the benefits, but there are very few posts...
Today we have the results of last week's Iconshock Giveaway. We received over 451 entries for this super awesome contest, where IconShock is giving away 10 licenses for ALL of their icons. Each license includes 800,000 stock icons, 250 icon...
How much time do you waste on the average day looking for things buried somewhere on your desk? Or getting up to get something on the other side of your office? Or otherwise retrieving the things you need to do your job? If you added up all those wasted...
Iconshock is the largest icon design company in the world and today they're bringing a spectacular giveaway to WDD readers. In this contest, Iconshock will be providing 10 full subscription licenses to ALL their icons. Yes, you read that right,...