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
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
Managing a blog with a single author can be time-consuming enough, but adding in multiple authors can exponentially increase the amount of time and effort it takes to manage. There’s editorial workflow, scheduling, and author management to consider, among other things. Below are fifteen plugins that can make managing your multi-author blog a lot easier. They include editorial
Great websites always seem to combine great design with great code. Since building a website is a pretty simple task you find many people learn HTML and CSS and figure that if they can learn that then they can design any website they want. While technically they can you will often find that there are some key mistakes they make because they don’t wish to take the time to actually learn
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In this article, I’m going to examine the science behind making successful UI icons before teaching you how to make your own embeddable icon font. From designing the individual icons to converting them for @font-face embedding, and even licensing them for distribution, we shall be using only free software and online services. How about that? You will not need to rely on any
When I wrote about QR codes (Designed QR codes: the next level), it was very well received. When I wrote “SnapTags: Will they kill QR codes?” people got a little nasty with their suggestion on what I could do with snaptags and my mother. Now that I’m delving into Augmented Reality, I’m wondering what suggestions people will have for me…and certain family members when I insist