In partnership with Uprinting, today we’re posting a 3 minute short survey to collect data about graphic designers and an awesome chance to win a brand new 13″ Apple Macbook Pro! (includes free shipping). The survey will be used to learn more about the design community and create several posts and infographics about it. The results will keep designers up-to-date with
Being a designer is not your average job: your work is constantly evolving, giving you new tools to either become more productive or to simply create better work. For that, we all do our best to read books, brush up our skills following some tutorials, subscribe to blogs or attend design conferences. However, we often overlook one medium: the podcast. If you are a seasoned multitasker,
The topic of social media is all over the web, and it is important to consider it when designing a website. The way you display social media icons or links has a direct effect on user engagement. You have to consider many details when laying out a page, including the layout, the flow of content and the main area of rest on the page. Whether you end up with typographic links in the header or icons
I recently added to my top ten most embarrassing moments of my professional life. No, I won’t be listing the top ten but this one was extremely disturbing because it affected a lot of people and basically went unnoticed and pushed out the truth and replaced if with a falsehood that had become the truth. I’m referring to an article I wrote about a famous designer but the images of the
When I first covered the idea of symmetrical design patterns here on Webdesigner Depot I had no intention of digging into the notion of asymmetrical design. However, the more I thought about it, the more I felt compelled to cover the topic to contrast some of the ideas revolving around symmetrical design patterns. In asymmetrical design we find designs that contain elements that do
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
Right now, we are surrounded by so many great sports leagues. Whether you prefer baseball, basketball, football or even hockey, you can flip to ESPN and catch some pretty great highlights and news. Not everyone is big into sports (or at least not the popular ones), yet no one can deny the entertainment value that sports give us day in and day out. Personally, I am a huge NBA junkie (go Celtics!).
[Editor's note: This is a sponsored post for Wix Mobile] Considering the growth of the mobile web, not having a mobile accessible version of your website is akin to ignoring a huge segment of the internet population. With more than 77 percent of the world’s population using mobile phones, and more than half a billion people accessing the web over 3G or faster connections, many of whom are mobile-only users (they rarely ever use a desktop,
The October edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, boilerplates, some JavaScript tools and resources, useful documents for working with clients, 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
Clean, elegant, and beautiful web design is often a matter of personal perspective. I look at hundreds of websites every week, and several of them stand out to me, but not all of them are necessarily effective. Too often designers boil a concept down too far, producing a final design that is nothing more than text and a grid. While these minimal designs have their aesthetic appeal, particularly
I remember a time when truncating the UPC bar code on the cover of a magazine was a huge coup. Taking the huge, lumbering code, which took up too much real estate on the cover of a publication, was bothersome and affected the design space. Cutting the bar code by half, in height and width, was celebrated as a major advance in the much-needed item used for scanning the price by, at best, only