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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
We’ve covered advanced commenting systems for WordPress before, but what about those bloggers who want to use the stock WordPress commenting system? Not everyone wants to manage a third-party comment system. And those are the users who will find the comment plugins below really useful. Below are eleven plugins that can handle everything from adding tweets about your posts
Responsive design is the new darling of the web design world. It seems that not a week goes by that there aren’t new resources for doing it, opinions about how to do it or even whether to do it at all, and new sites that make beautiful use of it. It can quickly get overwhelming trying to keep up with it all. Here we’ve compiled a list of more than seventy resources for creating responsive
For many web designers and developers, Firefox is unsurpassable. For others, Firefox eats Chrome’s dust. For the past two years, since Google Chrome’s release, there’s been a raging debate on which browser is superior. Mozilla’s open source product has stood the test of time and Firefox has quickly become the most used browser, having surpassed Microsoft’s
There are usually two camps among designers when it comes to typeface choices. One group has a handful of favorite typefaces they adapt to every design they create, believing that these handful of typefaces can be suitable for every situation. The other camp believes in using a huge variety of typefaces, picking and choosing each one based specifically on the project at hand. Regardless
Of all of the types of websites, the portfolio site has to overcome what might be some of the most difficult hurdles. Talk to almost any designer and they will agree, launching your own portfolio site is a painful process. Most frequently, this process includes numerous versions and, often times, a launch out of sheer frustration. The upside to this in my opinion is that the portfolio
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
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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
Are you a freelance designer? Are you interested in boosting your credibility, building your client base and increasing your number of paying projects? The answer is obvious, but knowing where and how to get started can be daunting, especially during the periods of low client work (you know what I’m talking about). Having worked with a ton of design and development professionals
We often look at application design and website design as two different, if related, fields. The lines blur a bit with web apps (which are technically both apps and websites), but we still tend to try to compartmentalize them. Even designers who work on both kinds of designs often view them as separate things. But there are a lot of lessons that app designers and web designers can teach
We’ve lined up another fresh giveaway today from the cool folks at Custom Bags HQ. They’re bringing a great idea and marketing tool that you can actually use for your business or your clients’. Custom Bags HQ wants to be every designer’s go-to for custom bag printing.  They make incredible custom bags and reusable bags, with a simple, no brainer online ordering system. 
Logos are often considered the image of a product or service and is thought of as the center of all branding endeavors. If you are trying to be a legitimate company, you’ve probably had someone (or yourself) create a logo. We don’t always get logo design right. And sometimes it’s just time for a newer, trendier logo. We may see it a couple months or years later and decide