Along with the introduction of CSS3 comes many new features that are available for use in creating great effects; one of the most useful is the transition property. The transition property is an important new development in CSS. It can be used to create a dynamic change effect...
In 2006, while working at a design agency in Cardiff, Wales, I conceived of an idea to feature on our website the current weather conditions outside our office. I wanted to make our website fully engaging and to show our visitors and clients what we were experiencing...
“Whew!” exclaimed a recent client when he finally agreed to pay his entire fee, “I didn’t know artistic-types were such tough businessmen.” “Oh, we are,” I said calmly as I put his final check into my pocket, “We...
As we reported two weeks ago, a closed-door meeting opened yesterday in Dubai that is debating control of the internet. For the next two weeks, members of the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union will debate a number of topics including...
Whether you’re a WordPress theme creator or just a consumer, it’s important to stay abreast of what’s going on in the wild world of WP theme development. One of the best ways to do just that is to follow trends in new theme designs from some of the leading...
One of the biggest advantages to Adobe’s Creative Cloud membership is the regular updates Adobe offers to Cloud members. Those updates mean that you no longer have to wait a year or more for a major release. Although Adobe doesn’t publish a set schedule,...
We live in such an exciting time in the world of the web. Technology and standards are moving forward at a rate that’s perhaps both faster and more exciting than ever. As things change, so do our habits, and one area that I think has seen bigger changes than most...
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...
The percentage of all web usage that comes from smartphones and other mobile devices is growing, and it won’t be long before mobile internet users overtake desktop and laptop users in terms of web traffic. So it’s a cardinal sin to ignore mobile users when you’re...
There is one persistent problem with CSS; it doesn’t support variables. Each time you specify a color, for a block of text, or an image border, you have to repeat the hex code. When you want to change the color, you have to do so everywhere. Of course there’s...
Going viral is the holy grail of advertising these days. Mom and Pop run businesses can become global names overnight with the right hashtag, video or promo. When Metro Trains — the metropolitan rail network for Melbourne, Australia — wanted to raise awareness...