It is assumed in the online business, especially in the design field, that most big clients are international. But that doesn’t mean that all lucrative projects are with international clients. As companies such as the controversial BlitzLocal have discovered, there’s a vast and lucrative market for providing local businesses with online visibility. While such
As a designer, especially one without a lot of experience, it’s normal to look at the designs of others and think how great their work is compared to our own. It’s a frustrating experience for many, especially when we can’t quite put our finger on why their design is so great when ours is merely good. The thing about design, though, is that greatness is usually quantifiable.
Irina Werning is a photographer who loves to look at other peoples’ old photographs. Instead of just admiring the photos, she wonders how people would feel and look if they were to reenact the same photos today. This project, titled Back To The Future features a collection of her photographs of individuals and groups of people reenacting a photograph that was taken in the past
A few things can be learned from this latest roundup of new WordPress themes, all released within the past five months or so. First of all, there’s a definite trend toward more premium themes, with fewer high-quality free themes available. Minimalist and simple, clean themes are definitely the favorite of designers at the moment, representing the vast majority of the themes
We’ve got a lot to thank Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and the computing world’s other leaders for. They’re responsible for some of the greatest leaps forward in communications and business in the last 30 years-and many of the biggest innovations in design, too. Without them, our industry wouldn’t be what it is today, and many of the world’s top 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
Back in October, talented French street artist “JR” was awarded the 2011 TED Prize. For those unfamiliar with it, the TED Prize offers one winner $100,000 for a charity of their choice and, more importantly, “One Wish to Change the World.” The “One Wish” is designed to leverage the TED community’s resources and talent to create projects with far-reaching impact. Previous winners
There are some definite downsides to building websites with Flash (key being the lack of support for Flash on iOS), but there are still plenty of sites out there that are built on Flash, and that’s unlikely to change any time soon. And sometimes you’re going to have clients who are dead-set on having a Flash website. But what if you don’t know how to use Flash? Do you
Typography is one of the most important parts of any design, whether it’s digital or in print. Good typography can take a mediocre design to new heights, while bad typography can make what would be a great design lackluster or even bad. For web designers, typography choices have long been limited to web-safe fonts. But that’s changed in recent years, first with the advent
Everyday more and more businesses around the world are creating presences on Facebook. Some companies opt to bring users directly to the page wall or other tabs (e.g. info, photos, RSS/blog, discussions and links) and use product images or company logos instead of more elaborate landing pages. Regardless of where a user lands when they first arrive, something needs to capture their
Whether we’re on iTunes or Spotify, browsing stores (both online and off) or watching advertisements on TV or in magazines, it’s safe to say that admiring album cover art is a part of daily life for many of us.t As long as music exists, the album design industry will thrive, regardless of how we listen to music. In this post, we will look at over 70 examples of excellent album