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Today we celebrate our second birthday! And we couldn’t be happier with the success we’ve had over the past 2 years. Since many of you enjoy stats, here are a few numbers to give you some insight into WDD… Since our launch on November 11, 2008, we’ve been visited by over 20 million visitors and served a total of over 32 million pageviews. We currently have 587
New apps and websites seem to be appearing 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. Here’s the newest installment of what’s new for web designers in the past few
CSS can be compared to a sculptor’s tool set; like sculptors at work, we designers use CSS to create structured layouts of websites. Over the years, this process has become more organized; rules have been put in place to create best practices of coding. In this article, we’ll take a look at some ideas you can use when writing style sheets to speed up your code. Efficient CSS
Run a search for some common terms associated with premium WordPress themes and you’ll likely find between a few hundred thousand and a few million results. “WordPress premium theme” brings back nearly 11 million results. “WordPress theme marketplace” brings back nearly a million. It’s easy to see that there are thousands of sites out there
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
Have your clients ever told you “make it pop” or “add more personality”? We’re guessing you’ve been there and this is why we love Photoshop brushes so much… With little effort you can use one or more brushes to enhance or create truly outstanding designs with just a few clicks. That’s why today we’re super excited to unveil another member of the WDD family of websites with our brand new site
Bad stock photography is a cliché, there’s nothing worse than going to an “about us” page and seeing a bunch of people in suits with telephone headsets who all look really happy. Good stock photography on the other hand has a lot of value, the downside is that it’s often very expensive. Today we’ll be looking at a few simple techniques which you can use to photograph
In this article, we’ll look at some of the worst offenses committed in design and how to avoid them. When your design project is judged, will you be held accountable for any of these sins? A design project requires preparation. There are protocols to follow, theories to consider, briefs to dissect and, as we’ll see, sins to avoid! In any design project, pitfalls are to be
By now most bloggers using WordPress should have upgraded to the latest version of WordPress which is officially at version 3.0.1. Along with updates to the core framework, when version 3.0 was released the WordPress team also added a new default theme, replacing the now obsolete Kubrick. The new theme, as most of you are probably aware, is called Twenty Ten. Not to sound too corny here,
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