Within the past couple of weeks, I handed in my notice, after spending over fifteen years working in-house as a designer of websites and magazines for a publishing company. This wasn’t a quick or easy decision; but the time feels right to strike out and apply...
VectorStock.com have a huge collection of vector files, with thousands of new files being added each week. Vectors cover subjects ranging from vintage labels, to floral patterns, to cityscapes. You’ll also find some clever hand-drawn typefaces hidden...
Given the rise in mobile web usage year on year, there is now an increased focus on making websites more responsive, adaptive and user-friendly for visitors on small screens. One key area that is often overlooked and that could easily lead to a heap of frustration is...
In the web-era, major news sources aren’t restricted to local readership. Whilst a city paper may feature some local news, its sports, national and international news coverage is just as likely to be read by someone on a different continent. In 2012, The New York...
For most brands, recognition is everything. Occasionally you’ll encounter a company that seeks to create a air of exclusivity by shunning popular appeal, but for the large part companies need you to spot them immediately. Brand recognition isn’t...
A logo is an essential part of your company brand. It works together with elements such as your website, collateral, brand promise, and marketing efforts to set the tone for your company as a whole in the public arena. And while this sounds simple enough, many logos...
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...
There’s a concept in web design that is more important than responsive design, more important than mobile-first, more important than separating style and content; the most important concept in web design is backwards compatibility. Most backwards compatibility...
First it was the Capulets versus the Montagues; then it was Coke versus Pepsi; and the latest epic battle? Serif versus sans-serif, of course. Lucky for us, the crew at UrbanFonts has produced a nifty infographic to help clarify the age-old rivalry between serif and...
When I write about the black and white, crossword puzzle-like QR code, I feel like I’m talking about the stone age of human development. The few years of existence for the QR code in marketing efforts, seem like they were first experienced by our grandparents...
The web has grown rapidly in the last two decades and its omnipresence makes it easy to forget that just 20 years ago it was an unheard of concept for most people. While as designers and developers we feel fully engaged with the web, law makers are, perhaps inevitably,...