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...
We all know it and we all love it, and of course by now you probably already know I am talking about CSS and CSS3. Actually, we should probably take a moment to thank CSS3 before going any further for speeding up the load times for all of your favorite sites.  They, if they...
One of the most commonly used features of Adobe Photoshop is Layer Blending Modes. This allows you to blend layers, or groups, together to create interesting effects. Although there are 29 blending modes available we will be focusing on 8 of these modes. Having a knowledge...
If you own your own creative business, you’re probably interested in learning how to make more money doing what you’re already doing. Maybe you’re having issues closing sales, generating leads, marketing, making payroll, or other with other...
As designers attempting to creating functional work, oftentimes we are required to make our designs look as finished as possible. For example, if you are designing a brand new website for someone, most times you will have to make sure the prototype looks finished...
The February edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, jQuery plugins, icons, productivity tools, responsive design resources, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very...
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...
Today, we have a brand new and exclusive freebie from Tyler Norris. “Slab” consists of 20 buttons styled like a slab of concrete. They work best on white or light websites with a minimalist look.  A Photoshop style is also included to apply to any other objects that you wish,...
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...
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....
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...