Web Design articles

Print style sheets have been somewhat forgotten, and yet they remain important all the same. Many people print out articles to read while traveling or when they have no access to the Internet. Print style sheets have definite benefits. For...
Recently I picked up an old design book that I hadn't touched in a while, and it reminded me of a design principle that many of us put into practice probably only subconsciously, if at all. The book deals with designing for print, but I thought it...
Helvetica is one of the most popular typefaces in the world. Technically speaking, it's a sans serif Grotesque typeface, inspired by and based on the Akzidenz-Grotesk typeface created by Berthold around 1898. In practical terms, though,...
We absolutely love icons and today we have another exclusive great set available for you. This woven fabric set of social media icons was created by Jan Cavan from Dawghouse. Although not suitable for every type of site, these icons will look...
ExpressionEngine by EllisLab is a powerful, flexible content management system (CMS) that many designers (and their clients) love. Various modules exist to allow EE to be used for a number of different purposes, such as membership sites,...
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...