The new ‘resolutionary’ iPad was announced by Apple yesterday and the blogosphere is going wild! And we’re pretty sure you’re drooling over its amazing retina display, better and faster graphics and its powerful new camera. So, do you really want this? How about getting one for free? It beats buying one, that’s for sure! By simply entering this contest
AAAAARGH! you scream as you exit the meeting. So, your great idea was turned down by someone at work or a client. Is that failure? Yes, but not on your part. You researched the idea, market, demographics, and, like most creatives, have a finger on the pulse of pop culture. So, why didn’t it fly? Most of the time it’s because the world is filled with frightened, self-involved, visionless,
In the wonderful world of web design, it has become normal practice to create designs that utilize background patterns that don’t draw a ton of attention, but have a bit of variation within them. Even if you are not creating website designs, it should be good practice to want to create patterns that are subtle, yet beautiful, and easy to use for any occasion. Of course, it’s
Keeping your CSS files small and organized is very important, especially if you’re going to spend any time editing your site in the future, (or if others are gonna be using the code i.e. clients). Helpfully, there are a number of different techniques which can be utilized to aid organization and size of your CSS files in order to make them more streamline. Having more streamlined CSS
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 an amazing Web UI Kit designed by Vlade Dimovski, a freelance graphic designer from Macedonia. The kit called “Aresio” has a clean, elegant and modern look. You will find the PSD file well layered and organized, with included hover and pressed states. You can get other freebies from Vlade here, or you can purchase some of his commercial items via his Graphic River portfolio. The files
It’s the truth that sometimes we have to and want to produce web sites on a budget. It’s also true that sometimes we may just want to put up and create some sites for fun, so we don’t want to spend a ton of money on them. Well fortunately, that’s where the web comes in. There are so many great technological advances that allow us to create and put up websites, not just
Ever wondered what the difference between east coast designers and west coast designers? How designers in New York or D.C. differ from their counterparts in LA or Seattle? After all, we know all about the differences between east coast and west coast rap (and the rivalry that runs along with it). But who knew there was the same kind of divide among designers? This infographic, prepared
I’m old enough to remember working with Exacto blades and poisonous chemicals to create layouts for printing. I’m old enough to remember printing. I’m young enough to be considered an expert at computer programs, so there’s a bright side to this story and the memories are the truth…except I’m too old to be sure they are the correct memories, but not old enough to accidentally
Blogs can often be left out in the cold when it comes to design. A lot of us discount the need for intensive design when it comes to our blogs—whether for our companies, or ourselves. But it is important that we realize every aspect of our identity online should be designed in a clean and intuitive way with whatever style you prefer.  This elusive aspect of web work is something we should
If you follow Photoshop development news, you may have noticed that over the past few weeks they’ve been releasing sneak peek videos on their YouTube account for Photoshop CS6. The newest version of Photoshop, slated for release later this year, is going to include some really spectacular new features, including a slightly redesigned default interface. Each video released