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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
Caricatures, by their very definition, exaggerate the physical qualities of a person and yet do so in a way that leaves the subject of the caricature entirely recognizable. Celebrities are some of the most popular subjects of caricatures, primarily because they’re so easy to recognize, and often become known for specific physical traits. Anthony Geoffroy is an illustrator
Typography is defined as the style, arrangement, or appearance of typeset matter. A look around your surroundings will reveal how much typography has influenced the world. But does it matter, particularly with the likes of YouTube, Flickr, and other forms of media growing so rapidly? It doesn’t have depth, color, motion. It doesn’t generate feelings or emotions.
We developers sometimes take design for granted. And let’s be honest: who doesn’t hate taking things for granted. Some say we will never truly appreciate the importance of design until we have been trained in the essence of design and beauty. Well, I say BS to that. I want to break us our of this box and clear away the cobwebs from our code-oriented minds. Development, by its very nature,
Photography is one of the most potent tools in the designer’s toolbox. It is no surprise that it is used all over the web. And in the small subset of websites featured in this article, we find photography used very prominently. The samples shown here focus so heavily on photography that you hardly notice the brands behind them. In fact, some of the websites have no apparent branding
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