One feature that can make a logo shine more than any other is hidden meaning. Remember the last time you saw a logo that made you go ‘Ahaaa!’? So, that’s what I’m going to approach in this article, the cherry on the top of the logo cake. There...
Since the launch of Google’s Penguin update in April, sites that rely on black-hat link building including purchased links and link exchanges, have had their page ranking penalized. The question has been, exactly how is Google deciding if you’re using...
One of the main problems with technology is the frequent lapses in security we experience; a lot of information is stolen daily and used to steal more information, send spam messages, open backdoors to systems and sometimes even do damage to our computers. None of...
Now that the dust has begun to settle on Mozilla’s go-stop-go launch for Firefox 16, the company is able to turn its full attention to the next release; Firefox 17. Mozilla’s adoption of the rapid release program means that when Firefox 16 was pushed to...
The vast majority of articles talking about responsive design focus on two main areas: a fluid, flexible grid, and fluid, flexible images. What many of them don’t talk about is typography. And yet, for the majority of websites the text, the content, is the most important...
If there is an issue more likely than the fold, to cause web designers to draw battle lines and pick sides, we’re yet to hear of it. The fold is a concept derived from print design, specifically broadsheet newspaper design. Newspapers have a literal fold in the page; above...
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 combination of technology and art is always fascinating when done well. The Rain Room, a new installation at The Barbican‘s Curve Gallery in London is a beautiful combination of the two that’s also interactive. The Rain Room allows you to walk through...
WordPress plugins allow you to easily modify and enhance your blog by bringing new functionality not otherwise available in the base code. Using plugins works more effectively than trying to modify the overall core programming that makes up WordPress. Defined...
Mozilla’s Firefox has been slowly losing market share since its peak in mid-2009. Prior to the establishment of Google’s Chrome, Firefox was the only real alternative to the much despised Internet Explorer. Its market share has been radically reduced...
What is the fascination with clouds? Ever since the first iPhone brought a weather app to our pockets designers have been drawing them. Perhaps it’s because, as British diplomats were taught in the nineteenth century, the weather is the only polite way to start...