Not every designer gets the chance to work on a high-profile redesign. In fact, the vast majority will never have that chance. At least not officially. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have some amazing ideas about how sites like Facebook, Twitter, CNN,...
If there’s one thing every designer needs in their toolkit, it’s a workhorse font. A workhorse font is the typeface you turn to again and again; it’s your first stop; your default option. Your workhorse font is deeply entrenched in your personal...
The greatest sites out there are always notable for their attention to detail. One often underestimated detail is the existence of a useful and user-friendly 404-error page. WordPress provides an easy way to create and customise the 404-error page, but unfortunately,...
There are a number of options out there for WordPress e-commerce plugins, including both free and paid options. The user experience with many of these plugins though, can be somewhat lacking. That’s where the MarketPress ecommerce plugin comes in. It...
Who said that? Both parties often do. Both the client and the designer often accuse each other of ruining a web project. Why? What is it both parties expect that the other can’t or won’t fulfill. Is it a breakdown in communications, and if it is, what can be done to...
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...
When Marissa Mayer jumped ship at Google to take over the reigns at the web’s second biggest name in search, no one doubted she had a job on her hands. Interest was sparked worldwide by the fact that not only had Yahoo! appointed a woman (gasp!) as CEO, but that she...
Anyone who’s up on technology has heard of mobile web design and content marketing—two terms used with increasing frequency in the online world. Can mobile design and a great content marketing strategy be combined without sacrificing either content or design...
Good enterprise search services are a huge boon to productivity in large companies with a lot of data to manage and access. Google Mini or Search Appliance often come to mind when thinking about these kinds of solutions, but they’re not the only players in the...
Do you want your website to load blazing fast? This article will teach you how to make your website load faster than you ever thought possible. In order to understand why having a fast website is important, check out these statistics: the average smartphone user will...
The Rorschach test is the most widely used projective psychological test, designed to assess and identify personality structures. But while photographer Traci Griffin’s brilliant new series titled “Mirrors” bears some resemblance to an inkblot test,...