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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
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’re going to show you a simple way to achieve a gradient-heavy illustration of a little monster. It’s got a 3-D feel, but it’s done using only gradients. So, stick with us; we’re going to use and see some really nice easy tips for creating this little monster. The tutorial is intended for beginners. We’ve included the Illustrator file at the bottom of this
In February, Smashing Magazine officially released their latest print book project, The Smashing Book 2, and they were kind enough to send me a review copy at no charge. This review is not a paid review, nor is it influenced in any way by Webdesigner Depot or Smashing Magazine. Although this review does give the book some valuable exposure, this is primarily going to be a discussion of
The awesome folks at DesignDeck has designed a cool set of 24 social icons which we’re calling “Simplito”. The icons are provided as JPGs, PNGs and a master PSD file for easy editing. You are free to use the icons for personal and commercial projects as per the licensing terms attached in the file. Please do not distribute these icons. If you want to share these with
Dribbble has quickly become one of the most popular communities online for designers. It offers the opportunity for designers to get feedback on their works-in-progress, show off the work they’ve just completed, and otherwise network with others in the field. While Dribbble has been largely successful in the design community, there has also been some controversy surrounding