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When it comes to designing and building websites, it never seems to happen fast enough. Given this fast pace, many small details that are eventually required to build the website are often left out of the design process. While these details might be minor, they are what take a website from nice to truly awesome. These details are often easy to miss because they don’t drive the overall
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 have a great set of icons created exclusively for WebdesignerDepot by Vinod. The set includes 10 appliance super cute looking icons of all types of appliances. The icons are provided as transparent PNG files and also an Illustrator file is included. The icons can be used for personal and commercial use. Please do not distribute these icons. If you want to share them with your
Alex Beltechi is a graphic designer and illustrator from Romania. One of his stronger areas of expertise – as you can tell from the following pieces – is experimental typography. His unique blend of (usually) clean lines and grungy textures brews a pixel-perfect typographic illustration every time that are always a pleasure to look at. A lot of Alex’s work is produced
The Brushes app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad provides a unique environment for artists to create works of art by finger painting on touchscreen displays. The app achieved notoriety in 2009 when artist, Jorge Colombo, created a cover for the New Yorker magazine with the tip of his finger. Since then, artists all over the world have been using the Brushes App to create paintings of different
Art-directed blogs (sometimes also referred to as “blogazines”) are making strides in the blogosphere. Looking at them, it can be tempting to jump on the bandwagon and start creating your own art-directed posts. But it’s not that straightforward. There are a lot of pros and cons to designing each and every post on your blog. Below, we’ve covered the most
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
In a highly competitive business environment, good communication is the engine of success. As a designer, your grasp of the art and science of social bonding is just as important as your ability to put pixels together. With social media so ubiquitous, much can be achieved… and overlooked. When sharing interests and experiences online is so easy, people put less effort into
There are a number of basic parts that any good design brief includes. Getting your clients to include each of these in their brief makes your job as a designer that much easier. A comprehensive, detailed brief becomes the guiding document for the entire design process, and spells out exactly what you, as the designer, need to do, and the constraints within which you need to do it. In this
Suminagashi is the ancient Japanese technique of painting on water to create marbleized effects on paper. Literally, it means “ink-floating”, which is in reference to the Sumi-e inks that were originally used in the technique. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. Now,