Many web site builders shy away from the MODX CMS because they think (or have heard) that it’s primarily for developers who are skilled at PHP and JavaScript coding. While MODX has powerful components for skilled coders to use, there are many advantages for...
When designing a website, mobile app, or other user interface, you might have some very set ideas as to what you want before you even get started (or your client might have established some strict guidelines). But maybe you’re not really sure if your ideas are the...
The 2012 Olympic Games are soon to start, and there are a growing number of bloggers and websites, especially those from the social media sphere, raising awareness to the controversial role branding is playing in London 2012. The London Organising Committee...
The July edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript and jQuery tools, frameworks, responsive design resources, productivity tools, image utilities, educational resources, business tools, code editors,...
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...
[This is a sponsored review for VPS.net] We’ve pretty much all realized at this point that cloud hosting is where it’s at for a lot of things. Basically, if your site has outgrown shared hosting, then cloud hosting is definitely something you should be looking at. There are a number of advantages...
A lot of design work is shifting to mobile. More and more people are accessing the web on mobile devices, and designers should adapt accordingly. One element of that, is optimizing images for mobile devices. Sure, there are the technical aspects such as resolution...
In the world of web design and really, any type of design, there seems to be one sector that is always behind the times; religious organizations and non-profits. Often, these types of organizations are limited by budgets and lack the know-how that allow them to go above...
There’s no disputing the fact that WordPress is a fantastic piece of software, but one thing it’s never been very good at is search. WordPress has provided its own search functionality for years, but the sad truth is it just isn’t up to scratch; search results...
Anyone who writes about web design or runs a web design blog (like this one) is bound to get questions from new designers on a pretty regular basis. And most of us try to answer those questions as time allows (which, unfortunately, isn’t as often as I’d like)....
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...