Usability testing is key in developing any kind of website. There are tons of tools out there for testing the usability of your website on a desktop or laptop computer. But with mobile devices quickly gaining a larger and larger market share among internet users, we...
Modal boxes are a frequently utilized tool in the web developer’s arsenal. Used for, amongst many things, login/register forms; advertisements; or just notifications to the user. However despite the fact that modal windows frequently contain mission...
When VEVO redesigned their website back in March of 2012 and added Facebook Connect functionality, they saw a 600% increase in the number of Facebook-published or -watched videos. And they saw a 142% increase in new users over the previous month. Impressive numbers...
Some people think that branding is a highly expensive marketing activity that can only be pursued by multinationals with million dollar budgets while others regard branding as a highly complex strategy that only those well trained are able to use efficiently. These...
If you want to stand out in today’s digital age, it’s vital that you establish an online presence. Whether you’re a graphic designer, web developer or social media strategist, you need your own online platform for showing off your greatest pieces of work. ...
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...
If you have ever flicked through the digital pages of ‘The Commons’ section of Flickr, you will have inevitably have stumbled over a few photographic gems you would never have otherwise known existed. The Commons project was launched in January 2009 with the...
If you build new WordPress websites on a regular basis, you may be familiar with the process of setting up a local WordPress installation using WAMP or XAMPP to do your development work before migrating the site to your live server. It’s a great way to speed up the development...
Not every company or designer has a lot to say. There are people who believe in letting a product or service speak for itself, and there are some folks who just downright don’t talk much. Sometimes this can translate over to the web via sites that aren’t...
[This is a sponsored review for MachForm, the opinions expressed in the article are the author’s only] Creating forms isn’t the most complicated thing a web designer or developer can do. But creating attractive, properly-functioning forms quickly and easily can be a challenge. Especially for those designers...
After a packed summer of seminars, inspirational talks, and crowd-pleasing predictions, we’ve reached the tail end of the conference season. October is the time your boss expects you to get started putting some of that new found knowledge to work. But if you’re...