The October edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript and jQuery tools, productivity tools, UI testing tools, video editing apps, CSS frameworks, app building tools, and some really great new fonts. Many of...
Fireworks displays are a popular part of many celebrations, holidays, and festivals around the world. But regardless of how often you’ve watched a fireworks show, I bet you’ve never seen them quite like this. The photos included here were taken by David...
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...
A basic WordPress install offers one of the most fantastic blogging experiences available, but with a selective eye for the right plugins, it can easily turn into a really flexible and solid content management solution for an entire website. With over 20,000 plugins...
The one ECMAScript it’s still okay to like, JavaScript has in recent years shrugged off its ‘under-powered’, ‘bloated’ and ‘incomplete’ labels and grown into the universal go-to solution for front-end scripting....
Sure, it’s happened to all of us. A prospective client contacts you and something just doesn’t feel right. The hair on the back of your neck stands up, you feel a cold chill in mid July or you just say to yourself, “this person is a wacko!” Of course, you need money...
We’re all familiar with the parable of the ugly duckling; spurned by its peers for being too ugly, it is miserable throughout the winter, only to discover in the following spring that it is in fact a swan. The moral of the story being that it’s what’s...
In the densely populated design field, we are always looking for ways to make ourselves stand out from the crowd. Never is this need to stand out from the masses more pressing than when applying for a new job. So here we are going to take a look at one way to do this, that should...
Usability testing is key in developing any kind of website. There are tons of tools out there for testing the usability of your website on a desktop or laptop computer. But with mobile devices quickly gaining a larger and larger market share among internet users, we...
Modal boxes are a frequently utilized tool in the web developer’s arsenal. Used for, amongst many things, login/register forms; advertisements; or just notifications to the user. However despite the fact that modal windows frequently contain mission...
When VEVO redesigned their website back in March of 2012 and added Facebook Connect functionality, they saw a 600% increase in the number of Facebook-published or -watched videos. And they saw a 142% increase in new users over the previous month. Impressive numbers...