Coming very soon, we’ll be launching an awesome bundle of free design goodies, with icons, textures, PSDs and much more!  You’ll want to get your hands on this one soon as it will only be available for a very short time! The bundle is called ‘Zero Bundle’, and it’s called zero simply because that’s what it costs… zero! nada! I mean, we all
Whether you just want to create a slightly customized theme or something completely unique, creating a WordPress child theme can greatly speed up the development process. Child themes let you start with the basics of an existing theme, so you’re not having to reinvent the wheel. You can pick a theme that has the functionality and basic layout you need, but then customize everything
[Editor's note: This is a sponsored review for Approval Manager 2012] Getting your designs approved by clients in a timely manner is vital to smoothly managing any project. But it’s often more than just getting approvals. There’s often feedback, comments, notes, and other considerations you need to deal with during the process. Managing all that becomes a lot more difficult than simply getting a client to sign off. Approval Manager 2012 can help
A visually stunning presentation is sure to leave a positive impression on your audience, whether you are using it to market a product, introduce your services or communicate information. Today, the web offers us a myriad of solutions and methods for delivering information to a wide audience on demand. Options include Flash, PDF, video, photo slideshows and jQuery. No matter which
The December edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, some JavaScript tools and resources, color tools, e-commerce platforms, and a number of great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful to a lot of designers and developers out there. As always, if we’ve missed something
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
Designers and developers are pushing the envelope with what’s possible in interactive design on a continuous basis. And awesome new examples come out all the time. One of the newest examples is an interactive music video for Evelyn, by ABBY. It’s a fantastic site that gives you the opportunity to mix different instruments and vocal styles together, while the song is playing,
Above all the social networks out there, I found that Twitter is by far the most powerful to build and grow a personal brand around yourself. Having yourself established online can be very helpful in many circumstances. It makes it easier to amplify your voice and get help and feedback with your ideas and projects. Naturally it also allows you to connect to like minds faster and leverage
Designers of all types can gain inspiration from animals found in the wild. Many great designers exhibit behaviors similar to the movement, characteristics and instincts of nature’s creatures. Accomplished designers understand that there is no greater and more perfect creation than what can be found in nature. Designers that adapt the behaviors, instincts or habits of animals
As WordPress morphs more and more into a CMS rather that just a blogging platform, there are a lot of instances where you might want to add calendar functionality to your WordPress-powered site, beyond the standard posts calendar widget. The good news is that there are a ton of awesome calendar plugins out there that can be integrated into your site quickly and easily. Whether you just
I’m amazed at companies, especially marketing firms, that stop their social media. It’s usually a blog that hasn’t been updated in a year or the proud display of fans numbering less than ten, eight of them being employees at that firm. What does that tell potential clients? It says that firm has no idea about social media. As someone who deals with social media on a daily basis,