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...
It was super hard for me to find a job straight out of college—the places where I wanted to work weren’t hiring and many of the other jobs didn’t seem right for me. After months of searching and waiting by the phone, I decided to take the plunge. I had done some...
Navigation is one of the most important aspects of any website. Without good navigation, a site becomes useless to visitors. They can’t find the information they need, and then seek out competing sites instead. It’s vital that your sites be easy to navigate...
All freelance designers and developers eventually have to face these ultimate questions; “How much should I charge for my services? Should I charge by the hour, or by the project?“ And then, once that question is answered, of course, the question becomes, “How can I charge more?“ As opposed to a traditional job, in which you are paid a set rate based on what your boss, or your company,...
As computers, phones and tablets have improved their designs, and as people have become used to apps being as beautiful and intuitive as they are functional, it’s become more and more important to fit in with the aesthetic. An app may be well built, and can do...
There are dozens of great CMSs out there. Regardless of what type of site you’re building, there’s probably one perfectly-suited to it. The problem is that most designers and developers don’t want to spend time learning a bunch of different CMSs....
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...
Designer’s block is no joke and it always seems to come around when a project’s deadline is quickly approaching. You just can’t seem to create anything with enough power or spunk—heck, you may just be staring at your screen or sketchbook for...
The mobile revolution has inspired major and minor websites alike to have a mobile version. Mobile versions can be created using themes, extensions, and other modifications. While developing mobile version, you may want to test it on two, three, or even five different...
[Editor’s note: This is a sponsored review for Squarespace] Whether you want to create a blog, a brochure site, or something more involved, the platform you choose to create it on is important. There are a lot of blog and website building and hosting platforms out there, some free and some paid. There’s also a huge variation...
Good call to action pages (including landing pages and sales pages) are an important part of any website that either sells or asks visitors to sign up for something. An effective call to action page can increase conversions and signups by a hundred percent or more (sometimes...
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