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New apps and websites appear on an almost daily basis, but trying to find the good ones among them can be tough, especially considering how many are not that great. That’s why every month we research and showcase some of the best and latest resources available for web designers. Below you’ll find forty fantastic books, articles, apps, tools, fonts, icons, and more for web designers,
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
Keeping up with the ever-evolving Twitter isn’t easy. User patterns are always changing, while the tools for tracking them are improving. And there are hundreds of new tools to sort through that keep popping up every week. For this post, I have compiled a list of 10 relatively new tools that I use frequently to make the most of Twitter. What about you? Which tools do you use most and you
You don’t get to 600 million friends without doing something spectacular. Mark Zuckerberg knows this more than anyone. But I wonder: do we have any hope of achieving similar success? Facebook’s story begins, like most businesses, with a single idea and an ambitious person that executes it. Zuckerberg wasn’t a world-class genius, and Facebook was hardly a revolutionary
Web content can make or break a website – no matter how good the design is. Most designers know this from first-hand experience. So it wasn’t surprising when WDD visitors who read How to spot and avoid web copy that kills websites demanded a follow-up showcasing good web content. Whether you or your clients write content for your websites, or you partner with content writers (aka
I don’t believe that the $3000 client is the lost cause we often think they are. Sure, for most agencies, a $3000 website is laughable; but I would argue that these clients present tremendous opportunities. In particular, I think web designers can cash in on low-budget deals. I worked in the agency world for a long time, so it took me a while to fully accept this, but I think you will find
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
Despite the fact that the HTML5 specification won’t officially be finished until 2022, (though it will be mostly finalized by 2014), a lot of designers are already diving into the parts of HTML5 that currently have support in modern browsers. HTML5 opens up some whole new avenues for web design and web application development, things that were previously only possible with
The folks at UPrinting are bringing us one of their hottest giveaways so far! Check this out: They’ll be giving away a brand new MacBookPro to a lucky WDD reader along with $500 worth of printing services and they’ll add a second $500 voucher for a second reader. Pretty sweet, uh? If you don’t know of UPrinting by now, they’re an established printing company that can
Typography is often thought of in its practical form, as text on a web page or printed material. A designer may look at typography in the way that it will impact their design, considering aspects such as spacing, leading, weight and size. But let’s put all of that aside as we take a look at typography used as an experimental form of art. In this post we feature over 100 amazing typographical