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Two bills currently making their way through the United States Congress—SOPA and PIPA—threaten freedom of expression and security online, not to mention the American economy (and economies of countries directly tied to the U.S.). In protest of these two incredibly dangerous and damaging bills, large portions of the internet will voluntarily blackout in whole or in part on
As creatives, most times we feel like we can do it all, or we are put in a position to do it all. We typically take on a ‘Jack-of-all-trades’ mentality, that can either help or harm us. For some odd reason, there seems to be a discrepancy of sorts when it comes to doing the work for ourselves. Some designers feel like of course we should take on that Jack-of-all-trades mindset,
The January edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, jQuery plugins, color tools, and a number of great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful to a lot of designers and developers out there. As always, if we’ve missed something you think should have been included, please
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
Today we have a great exclusive freebie from our good friends at Grafpedia. The Balio UI Kit is an absolutely massive PSD file containing buttons, stickers, icons, pagination, menus, login forms and much much more. It’s a very high quality UI kit that can come in really handy for your designs. It’s free for personal and commercial purposes. The set was designed by Grafpedia, where they teach you how to advance your
SEO can be a very daunting task.  With the help of plug-ins, this daunting task becomes a piece of cake.  As we all know search engine optimization is extremely important for any website or blog in order to be found on search engines like Google, Yahoo and others. In order to ensure that we meet our SEO goals, we must make sure that we do it properly. Performing search engine optimization
Social media and web app integration is becoming a vital part of any successful website. You need to interact with your visitors on a variety of platforms is you want to create loyal, return visitors and fans. The Wibiya toolbar lets you integrate a variety of social plugins, free apps, games, video and image galleries, and more into your website to increase page views, increase visitor
Many sites that require login credentials enforce a security setting often referred to as password complexity requirements. These requirements ensure that user passwords are sufficiently strong and cannot be easily broken. What constitutes a strong password? Well, that depends on who you ask. However, traditional factors that contribute to a password’s strength include
When you already have a full plate of client work, it can be difficult to get into new technologies. Responsive design is a big buzz-phrase right now, but it’s unnecessary to force it on a client unless their users will see a benefit from it. At 352 Media Group, we recently saw an opportunity to make a fully responsive site for a client, Purple Communications. They make software for people
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