Techniques, technology and terminology change constantly in web design, and keeping up with them is crucial to your success in online design and development. Device-agnostic and responsive design are two of the current hot terms being bandied around in technology...
People build websites for many reasons: to reach a wider audience; to sell, promote, or express; to appease peer pressure. Novelty stopped being a reason circa 2001. In its place, we have of course: of course I have a website; of course you have to have a Facebook wall, Twitter account, LinkedIn profile, or Pinterest...
Another year has passed, which means it’s time for our annual instalment of design predictions for the coming year.  In technology, one year can make a world of difference, and the changes can shape the way we design, test and market our websites. As we all know,...
Good typography is an art: choosing the best type to complement the meaning of the content, balancing sizes and spacing for optimum readbility, and not drawing attention to itself in the process. But now designers and artists are increasingly taking typography...
It’s hard to believe that 2012 is coming to a close. We lived through the Mayan “apocalypse”. And we’re now looking at the start of another year. It’s traditional to make some New Year’s resolutions at the start of the year....
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...
It’s not uncommon for those who find themselves working in the creative arts to be thought of as magicians. After all, starting with nothing and winding up with brilliance (after pulling an all-nighter) is sometimes nothing short of supernatural. But YouTube...
In 2012, we covered a ton of new apps, resources, and more for designers and developers. In fact, we covered nearly 500 such resources! So rather than yhou having to go back through our archive of posts, we’ve gathered up the best of what was new over the past year...
An apple with a bite out of it is instantly recognizable — but delivering a logo with such iconic potential is more complicated than simply going from A to B. In fact, the road to a killer logo is often times a windy path. Take a look at this great infographic outline of...
Any time you choose an artistic career path, such as web design, you are in for a mix of triumphs and challenges. One of these challenges is bound to be financial. But if you find ways to operate within a budget, you will be able to maximize the money you earn while doing...
When I walk into a design studio, there are several things I know I’ll see; tattoos, piercings and toys… lots and lots of each. Why do designers, as well as non-creatives, love toys? We love toys because they are the first art form to which we are introduced,...