“Another way to see the world, the little things are more important than we think…” – Maite Guerrero Search for photo manipulations practically anywhere online and you might be surprised at the varying quality you’ll find. The majority of photo manipulations are unconvincing at best, and some are downright awful. Not so the work of Maite Guerrero. Guerrero’s Minuscule collection of photo manipulations is truly magnificent. So much attention has been
Trends can be born so silently and subtly that we seldom notice them. And when you survey hundreds of websites, you often see patterns that you would otherwise miss. One such pattern is the frequent use of tags and ribbons. These small flourishes have become increasingly popular. This article addresses the two elements because they are used together so frequently. While ribbons are
We’re excited to let you know about our newly redesigned MightyDeals website and to kick things off, we’ve lined up an awesome giveaway here on WDD. If you don’t already know about our MightyDeals website, it’s the premier destination for web professionals to get their hands on amazingly discounted deals on products and services. The deals include software,
Simple, everyday objects have long been used in photography to create interesting images. We commonly see them in still-life images, or juxtaposed in unexpected surroundings. But Czech photography Vlad Artazov has taken the idea of using simple objects to create striking images one step further with his Nails’ life series. Using simple building nails, Artazov has recreated situations found
“ … One of the roles of design is to bring humanity, intelligence and beauty to the world of business, and indeed to everyday life.” – Michael Beirut Is design losing its humanity? No one would suggest that computers are as adept as talented humans at creating innovative designs — yet — but technology has been making a significant impact on design-related professions in the last few years. In some cases, technology has lessened the amount of contact designers have with clients, colleagues
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
Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, also known as “Vhils” is an incredible sculptor and graffiti artist who is challenging assumptions by creating artwork using destructive methods. He started out as a graffiti artist but got tired of illegally touching up walls. So, he turned his attention to billboards, painting them all white and then putting his own artwork on top, usually
The World Wide Web turned the desktop application into a passé. But will mobile applications destroy the Web? It could happen, especially if things continue as they are now. But who will save it? It won’t be mobile apps. They’re all the rage these days. Tens of thousands of them being maintained by developers (which might be the same people who previously developed desktop
We’ve all seen or heard about the horrors of failed redesigns. Regardless of the size or scale of a site, any redesign is frought with potential perils and pitfalls. Alienating your existing users is probably one of the biggest dangers of any redesign project. Of course, the larger the site, the greater this danger becomes. But even a small site can suffer from ill-will if they
Selecting an email marketing service can be daunting. There are dozens of solutions to choose from, all with extremely varied options, features and pricing. Even more perplexing is that many reviewers rate these solutions in an effort to identify the “best” option. There is no single best option, but rather a lot of great options. You just have to find the one that matches your
As web designers, we all seem obsessed by HTML5 and CSS3 at the moment. Endless posts, tutorials and discussion about them dominate the blogosphere. But how much are we learning that can be applied today? Don’t get me wrong. We all need to understand HTML5 and CSS3. And a lot of it can be used today. My point is that we seem to be spending a disproportionate about of time reading up on the