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...
As a writer, I’m particularly drawn to typographic art. Perhaps it’s because the combination of word and art speaks to both the left brain and the right brain — and therein lies the magic. Designer Ji Lee’s book entitled Word as Image brilliantly illustrates...
With so many new websites and start-ups springing up every day, a high-quality, professional web site is no longer optional — if it ever was. If you want your company to be taken seriously, let alone stand out, you need to have a design that is both memorable and professional....
Adobe has just announced new features in their Muse web design app. Muse launched just nine months ago, and in that time has had a few fairly substantial updates which make it a significantly more useful tool for professional designers. Muse, from the very beginning,...
Most web design and/or development projects have some history behind them. Sometimes you have to re-design or re-develop a company’s existing website to update it and add new functionality. In most cases, there is some history to the website; its business goals...
Mobile web traffic almost doubled in 2012, but that growth slowed dramatically in 2013 and mobile has even lost market share in February. Are we seeing the beginning of the end of mobile growth on the web or is this just a short hiccup in the inevitable rise of mobile browsing?...
Not every designer gets the chance to work on a high-profile redesign. In fact, the vast majority will never have that chance. At least not officially. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have some amazing ideas about how sites like Facebook, Twitter, CNN,...
If there’s one thing every designer needs in their toolkit, it’s a workhorse font. A workhorse font is the typeface you turn to again and again; it’s your first stop; your default option. Your workhorse font is deeply entrenched in your personal...
The greatest sites out there are always notable for their attention to detail. One often underestimated detail is the existence of a useful and user-friendly 404-error page. WordPress provides an easy way to create and customise the 404-error page, but unfortunately,...
There are a number of options out there for WordPress e-commerce plugins, including both free and paid options. The user experience with many of these plugins though, can be somewhat lacking. That’s where the MarketPress ecommerce plugin comes in. It...
Who said that? Both parties often do. Both the client and the designer often accuse each other of ruining a web project. Why? What is it both parties expect that the other can’t or won’t fulfill. Is it a breakdown in communications, and if it is, what can be done to...