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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
Today, we’re going to show you a simple way to achieve a gradient-heavy illustration of a little monster. It’s got a 3-D feel, but it’s done using only gradients. So, stick with us; we’re going to use and see some really nice easy tips for creating this little monster. The tutorial is intended for beginners. We’ve included the Illustrator file at the bottom of this
In February, Smashing Magazine officially released their latest print book project, The Smashing Book 2, and they were kind enough to send me a review copy at no charge. This review is not a paid review, nor is it influenced in any way by Webdesigner Depot or Smashing Magazine. Although this review does give the book some valuable exposure, this is primarily going to be a discussion of
The awesome folks at DesignDeck has designed a cool set of 24 social icons which we’re calling “Simplito”. The icons are provided as JPGs, PNGs and a master PSD file for easy editing. You are free to use the icons for personal and commercial projects as per the licensing terms attached in the file. Please do not distribute these icons. If you want to share these with
Dribbble has quickly become one of the most popular communities online for designers. It offers the opportunity for designers to get feedback on their works-in-progress, show off the work they’ve just completed, and otherwise network with others in the field. While Dribbble has been largely successful in the design community, there has also been some controversy surrounding
Optimizing websites for the mobile web is a chore. And optimizing e-commerce websites for the mobile web is a beast that designers and developers have only begun to tame. Not surprisingly, larger companies are embracing the medium first, likely because they have the resources and sales flow to justify it. After all, even if an e-commerce website gets sizable traffic, a small percentage of that
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
Wakeboarding is an extreme sport where athletes are dragged behind a high-powered speed boat on a supremely engineered board. They then proceed to carve from left to right and back again, each time jumping to astonishing heights off the wake created by the boat. It’s a fast and furious sport with a degree of danger sufficient to get the most discerning adrenaline junkie’s
The folks at BundleHunt have done it again and are back with another great bundle full of all the hottest apps for Mac OS X along with a nice selection of design goodies. This time around, there are 13 items inside the bundle which are worth a whopping $780. But fear not, the bundle sells for a mere $49.99 which translates to a whopping 93% discount! This is a truly great bundle and probably
Go Media's Jeff Finley put together a great ebook containing all the info he gathered through the years for designers to dominate the apparel industry. The eBook is called Thread's Not Dead and features contributions from the people behind Go Media, Emptees, Threadless, Design by Humans, Big Cartel, I Am the Trend, Jakprints, Glamour Kills among others. Inside the eBook you'll find