For America, creating a government website from the states, all the way down to the federal government can be an interesting but controversial task.  It’s important to follow a user-centered design process and make it easy for citizens to find the information they’re looking for. Any confusion in the way the site is setup, its search functions or even the appearance
For the past few years, we’ve been admiring Radim Malinic’s work, and his bold stunning illustrations have been gracing our website since its very beginnings. Malinic is a leading London graphic designer and illustrator. In his latest project, The West End Show, he explores the magical and bustling part of the capital in a series of elaborately illustrated poster designs,
Designing for responsive websites can be a bit challenging at first because the process is so different. As designers, we’ve gotten used to building pixel-perfect mockups as our web blueprints. But responsive design takes a different approach. A designer’s role is no longer to produce a mockup and then pass it off to the developer because responsive design is not just
We at Webdesigner Depot are big fans of Threadless and you can often see us sporting their awesome t-shirts. They’re a lot of fun and feature some awesome designs that often spark conversation. One of the great things we love about Threadless is that the designs are submitted by designers like you and get voted on by their community. The winning designs are then printed on clothing
At one of my first jobs, my lunch constantly disappeared from the community refrigerator. There were no clues and, being New York, “nobody saw nuttin!” I tried marking my lunch. I tried notes pleading with people to not take my lunch. I tried hiding my lunch behind cans, etc. Nothing worked. One day, after my lunch disappeared, I shut the refrigerator door and laughed maniacally.
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 compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
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 who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
We have a fantastic freebie to download today from Pixeden, a one stop place for great tools for the modern design. Released first and exclusively on WDD, it’s an infographic vector kit, with the most used elements that you may need for your infographic designs. Included in this set is a world map, gender elements, as well as multiple pie and bar charts. You can easily combine and
It’s not uncommon for a designer in today’s world to pay little attention to how type is laid out, especially with the ever-so-convenient default settings of heading tags and web safe fonts found universally on the web. If we as interactive designers we’re able to take a little more time when it came to typography, than the results would show a unique, well thought of design as
We’re thrilled to see bring you another great giveaway of business cards from our friends at Uprinting. This time around we’ll be giving away 5 prizes of 250 die cut business cards each! What makes these cards different is their unique and attractive shapes. They are sure to get you noticed and will make your clients look twice! Use them as appointment reminders, mini-resumes,
There are a whole bunch of CMSes out there ranging from lightweight micro-blogging platforms to huge enterprise packages. I don’t want to mention any names here or tell you what to use. Instead, I’m going give you some important points to consider, so that you can make an educated decision on your own. And hopefully, not invest a huge amount of time and energy into a CMS you
Firefox 10, due out January 31st (the same day Firefox 11 becomes an official Beta release), finally rounds out the browser’s growing collection of developer tools with Page and Style Inspectors. In some ways, these tools are similar to Firebug, but they’re also uniquely Mozilla-ey. Rather than try to reproduce Firebug or the WebKit developer tools, Mozilla has included only