November 21, 2013 · 521,572 awesome subscribers NEWSLETTER ISSUE #95

Do you like infographics?

If you're looking for a great way to go viral through social media, you can't do much better than an entertaining infographic. Check out these 35 unique infographic templates, each available in 3 distinct color options. You'll get hundreds of elements like arrows, circles, silhouettes, activities, pie charts, bar graphs, animals, food and tons more usable illustrations. See the examples

The process of book cover design revealed

Behind the scenes: Designing the REMOTE book cover gives a rundown on how the awesome, minimalist cover of REMOTE was created, including some early cover concepts (some of which were pretty cool). They also discuss some of the dilemmas they faced.

Tips and tricks for how not to suck online

How To Not Suck Online covers 18 different, useful tips and tricks for your online marketing, design, and advertising campaigns. Tips include everything from clear language and visual priority to being remarkable and relevant. It's a great refresher in what you should be doing online if you want to succeed.

They are not interchangeable!

I think we've all made the mistake of using the terms "typeface" and "font" interchangeably. But in Typeface vs. Font: Terminology Smackdown, you'll find that they are, in fact, not quite the same thing (despite Wikipedia saying they're synonymous). The distinction is fairly easy to comprehend, too, despite its more nuanced definition in the age of digital type.

Introducing DesignFaves

This week we released our brand new site DesignFaves.com. It's our new blog for design and visual culture. While WDD will remain focused mostly on web design and development, this new blog will bring you the very best in art, graphic design, industrial design, architecture and much more. See the latest posts

Simple, collaborative mockups

NinjaMock is a new app for creating collaborative mockups and wireframes. The mockups created are sketchy on purpose, and the app itself has a simple interface while supporting complex actions. It also includes real-time commenting and external reviewer access.

Hosted, open-source crowdfunding

Crowdhoster is an alternative to other hosted crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or IndieGogo. There's no coding requried, they charge no fees for hosting your site (and allow you to incorporate any third-party features you want), and give you total control over the look and feel of your site.

Choose the right colors for your designs

Color Template is a useful tool for creating color palettes for your website. It details the theories behind good color choices, including the color wheel, color definitions, color relationships, harmony, and much more, all in an easy-to-use single-page site.

Make things better

Volume 1: A Guide to Making Things is a great guide to creating things that includes some valuable tips in an easy-to-understand format. It includes such tips as "Keep it simple, do it well", "Always be tinkering", and "Make friends and collaborate". It's a fantastic resource whether you're creating physical or digital things.