I ought to know a lot about charities and non-profit organizations. My parents are career missionaries; and I grew up in an environment where everyone I knew was dedicated to improving the lives of others. My family moved around a bit, and I spent my childhood and teen...
Responsive design is everywhere, and whether you’re using a framework or writing media queries yourself, some elements on your page are bound to move or scale. If your media queries are based on browser dimensions and the browser is resized, then your elements...
Stock photo sites are almost always behind any great designer. Good stock photos can do great things for a project, just as bad stock photography can ruin it. Picking the right pics has a lot to do with picking the right site for your stock needs.  There are tons of sites...
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...
One of the biggest problems designing websites in Photoshop is that time-consuming period after your design gets approval, when you have to work through it layer by layer, converting your design to CSS. There was a time when you could just slice the PSD into JPGs and...
The first thing that springs to mind when we think of branding is likely the large, cultivated brand imagery that forms the face of billion-dollar firms such as Apple. The reality is that branding is borne out of any identifying features, and is used to create a persistent...
Got a great idea for a site, but don’t know how to create a WordPress theme? Maybe you’ve already built a site but your client wants a CMS and you’re not sure where to start. Or perhaps you know exactly how to theme WordPress, but you don’t have...
The Everywhere Project is a collaborative project curated by designer and illustrator, Adrian Walsh. It was created as a tribute to the classic folk song “I’ve Been Everywhere” which was written in 1959 by Australian songwriter, Geoff Mack....
For some web designers, it’s pretty standard practice to place a link back to their own site on the footer of a website designed for a client. Whilst many reputable designers have always avoided it, in the wake of the Panda update, this is something that all really...
This set of 25 Colorful Grunge Textures was designed by Florin Gorgan and is perfect for use as overlay textures on your photos. You can see more of Florin’s work in his site or his Etsy shop. For best results, set the texture layer to Soft Light, Overlay, Multiply...
Somewhere around 18% of the web is powered by WordPress. The humble blogging platform has grown into a web-titan of monster proportions. Substantially fewer sites are hosting on WordPress.com — Automattic’s free, hosted solution for WordPress blogs — but...