Today I’m going to show you some interesting ways to make money as a web professional. Before I do, let’s clarify something: the best way to make money as a web designer is to develop a portfolio of clients. However, as a professional in this saturated industry,...
In the U.S. election day is finally here. People across the country are heading out to vote, with many U.S. citizens resident abroad having already cast their ballots. Polls emerging in the U.S. suggest the race is tight in key states, but are increasingly confident...
As a design professional, you are familiar with (and possibly contributing to) the increased use of circles in all elements of design. From home décor items such as round-framed mirrors and prints to hand tools at the hardware store, circles are everywhere. Circles...
A long time ago, on a website not that far away, you’d be welcomed by a web page that didn’t have much on it. It maybe had a logo or picture  and a button or link telling you to ‘enter’ the site you just visited. If you were really neat, you maybe...
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 way people access information online is evolving. Google reports that by next year (2013) more than half of website visits will come from mobile devices rather than desktops or laptops. Not only is the medium of accessing the web changing, the needs of most mobile...
If you’re looking to set up a website there are a multitude of options. With no budget or time restrictions the choice is clear: design a bespoke site from the ground up. However, in the real world that’s often not a possibility. Sometimes we need to turn...
Since the advent of the world wide web, people have been using it to bear witness to the events around them, some trivial, others world-shattering. While Hurricane Sandy was making its way up the Eastern sea board, Chris Ackermann and Peter Ng threw together instacane.com a...
If you’ve been involved in today’s conversations about what’s best as far as style goes for websites, and nearly everything else design related, then you know that designers are falling in love or already have with minimalism. I’m not here to tell those designers...
My therapist says I’m obsessed with revenge. He’ll be sorry he said that! It’s not that I’m paranoid about all of the people who are against me; I just want to make them all pay dearly. I truly believe that the web is the greatest revenge weapon invented since...
Now the lights are coming back on in New York, a lot of our regular readers may be feeling a little nostalgic for cosy intimacy of the flashlights and candles. Lighting affects us like nothing else. Warm, orange colors seem to increase the temperature in the room, whereas...