Running a web development business isn’t an easy endeavor at all. You have to manage multiple projects, tough clients, and a constant stream of relentless deadlines. One key methodology which enables a web designer to generate more return on investment for his clients’ websites, web ads, email newsletters, offers and promotions is A/B testing. Don’t worry if the
The web design field has gone through immense advancements and in some cases overhauls over the last decade. These advancements have undoubtedly introduced new technologies and innovations in order to make online consumer experience more pleasurable. However, they have also brought about new challenges as well, especially when it comes to mobile sites. Ever since e-commerce
I’m not sure whether it’s Instagram, Hipstamatic, or some other smartphone photography app that should be thanked (blamed?) for the advent of applying vintage or other effects to every photo taken, but regardless of who started it, it doesn’t appear to be a trend that’s going away any time soon. Whether you love vintage-looking photos or not, chances are,
The law: stuffy, complex and boring. You’re a designer; you’re bleeding edge; you laugh in the face of ‘the rules'; if you wanted to be hemmed in you’d have become a banker. Right? Well if that’s the way you think you’re heading for a fall. Design is a profession. As with all professions you need to protect yourself. Sorting out the details of a
Optimizing how space is used on a screen is a key component of good web design, and especially of responsive design. There are a number of ways to approach this kind of challenge, and one of the most popular is auto-arrangement of elements within a parent container. It’s efficient, and when well-executed, creates a layout that’s both visually appealing and functionally
It’s hard to identify universally accepted rules in web design, but if there is one that the whole community agrees upon, it’s that you should always separate your content from its style. On almost every webpage, data is output as HTML and style rules are applied using CSS. Nobody mixes data and style in the same file anymore… …Except you. And me. In fact we all do it,
Every now and then I’m approached by design students and clients asking me to critique their logos. While I’m not particularly fond of critiquing anyone’s work, especially when it’s hard to find something positive to say, I’m happy to help students raise their game and charge a consultancy fee to any client looking for a professional opinion. Specializing in the creation
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 compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
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 who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
At last, the much anticipated iPhone 5 was finally announced on Wednesday. After the disappointment of the iPhone 4S, which was really just the iPhone 4 with a slightly better camera, Apple have a lot riding on the successful reception of their flagship product. The Android platform now represents 68% of the smartphone market while iOS has fallen to just 17%. In addition, sales of the
It’s time for another great giveaway! This comes courtesy of our sister site where you can find the best deals for web creatives, with discounts up to 90% off! If there’s one device that has changed our technology, that would be the almighty iPhone. Yesterday, Apple unveiled their much anticipated iPhone 5 and today, you have the chance to win one! As you
One of the primary reasons for WordPress’ continued popularity is the ease with which it can be extended and customized with plugins. Building a plugin may seem like an impossible task, but it’s simpler than you may think. Today we begin our “Building your first WordPress plugin” series that will cover the most important principles and how-tos of the process.