Running an ecommerce store is a lot different than running a blog or an affiliate marketing site. The sole purpose of an online store is to make money. As a result, each and every design decision is critical when it comes to converting customers into dollars. And speaking...
Creep up behind the nearest SEO specialist and whisper “Penguin!” in their ear. Now watch as they cough, splutter and start to turn grey. Why? Well, like a horror film villain, Google’s Penguin has refused to die; it’s back and this time...
For too long we’ve been trapped behind our desks, starved of human contact, linked only by the chirps of a push alert, comforted only by the soft vibration of a cell phone. Perhaps it’s time to shut down the machine, open the blinds, step out into the real...
The customer is always right? No, not always, especially not when you’re a freelancer. Had a bad experience recently? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many freelancers deal with less-than-ideal client interactions that spiral out of control...
The October edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript and jQuery tools, productivity tools, UI testing tools, video editing apps, CSS frameworks, app building tools, and some really great new fonts. Many of...
Fireworks displays are a popular part of many celebrations, holidays, and festivals around the world. But regardless of how often you’ve watched a fireworks show, I bet you’ve never seen them quite like this. The photos included here were taken by David...
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful...
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist...
A basic WordPress install offers one of the most fantastic blogging experiences available, but with a selective eye for the right plugins, it can easily turn into a really flexible and solid content management solution for an entire website. With over 20,000 plugins...
The one ECMAScript it’s still okay to like, JavaScript has in recent years shrugged off its ‘under-powered’, ‘bloated’ and ‘incomplete’ labels and grown into the universal go-to solution for front-end scripting....
Sure, it’s happened to all of us. A prospective client contacts you and something just doesn’t feel right. The hair on the back of your neck stands up, you feel a cold chill in mid July or you just say to yourself, “this person is a wacko!” Of course, you need money...
We’re all familiar with the parable of the ugly duckling; spurned by its peers for being too ugly, it is miserable throughout the winter, only to discover in the following spring that it is in fact a swan. The moral of the story being that it’s what’s...