There’s an expression in advertising that goes “I know that 80% of my advertising isn’t working. I just don’t know which 80%”. The same logic applies to all forms of design, including web design. If only we knew which part of our...
Creating an to-do app is usually the first application you learn how to build in JavaScript but the problem with all those apps is that when you reload the page all those to-do’s are gone. There is a simple solution though, and that’s to use local storage. The...
When it comes to rendering on somebody else’s DOM, you can’t naively write HTML and CSS like you might for your own self-contained web application. You’ve got to think carefully about how preexisting CSS and JavaScript code might affect your...
They say you can’t create fine art using fractal algorithms; but Finland-based digital artist Jukka Korhonen has set out to prove them wrong. Fractal art is a subclass of two-dimensional visual art that produces images from the calculations of a fractal object...
This is part two of the HTML5 audio introduction video; if you haven’t watched it already, I recommend checking out part one to get up to speed! Today, we’ll be working on our HTML5 audio player and adding some exciting functionality to really bring our...
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...
Whilst the term “flat design” might not be a phrase you’re yet familiar with, you will definitely have noticed the concept and the design features whilst browsing the internet. For those of you that have noticed an increase in the “drop shadow” trend in...
We all know that there are a few differences between small businesses and larger corporations, especially when they begin considering the web design aspect of their marketing plan and branding. And while for the most part, the nuts and bolts basics are often the same...
It’s easy to become jaded with an application, especially an application like Photoshop, where you open up a new document to be presented with a blank screen. Professional results are easy to achieve with the right know-how, but professional results take time...
The long, painful and drawn-out death of skeuomorphic design lurched forward another step this week with a redesign by the world’s biggest social media site, Facebook. The new look is spearheaded by a logomark that is a simplified version of the pre-existing one....
Oh, look! It’s a brand spanking new, shiny technological feature. And it probably helps that it’s being implemented by Apple products. A couple of great sites (like this one) have already started using it. What does it do? Will it be around forever? What...