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...
Freelancers (and anyone else who works for him or herself) know that the tide of work ebbs and flows. There’s little question, then, that given the rather capricious nature of incoming projects, it’s critical to meet deadlines—after all, there’s no quicker...
With over 9 billion indexed sites on the web and counting, sites are having to do more to get noticed and encourage users to spend time on them. With more websites competing for users’ attention, color is becoming more and more important in making your page stand...
I’m a huge fan of punk rock, particularly punk bands from the 70s and 80s. And I think it’s safe to say that most designers (myself definitely included) appreciate Swiss modernism, even if it’s not their own style preference. Designer Mike Joyce,...
Are you trying to grow your freelance web development or design business? Do you want to spend more time designing websites and less time trying to figure out what the client really wants and needs? By finding the right web design niche, you can increase productivity...
A lot of us can never get enough WordPress themes. It’s not like we get a merit badge for having a couple hundred of them residing on our harddrive, “just in case”. That being said, it’s not like you can ever really having too many high-quality WordPress...
For a while now, designers have been absolutely infatuated with all things subtle. We love subtle patterned backgrounds and intricate decorative elements; we are even into the muted color palettes. We forgot about going bold for a minute, but it seems like it’s...
It seems that there has been a line drawn in the sand. A few brave design pioneers have all but denounced skeuomorphic design as yesterday’s news and have voted it off of the proverbial island. Are we witnessing the turning point of design as we know it, or are these...
The key to great user interface design is user confidence. But designing user confidence isn’t the easiest thing in the world. It requires more than correctly labeled buttons and interactions—although that does help. Confidence is important because you don’t...
What do you get when you cross an eccentric street artist, a traditional car manufacturer, and a trendy publication? You get extravagant, larger-than-life, mind-blowing art, of course. Commissioned by Cadillac and Vanity Fair, renowned street artist Barry McGee...
The January edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, jQuery plugins, API tools, design tools, content creation resources, CSS and HTML frameworks, InDesign resources, web development tools, and some really great new...