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Client relationships almost always start out really well. You’re both excited to be working together, they’re looking forward to a new site and you’re looking forward to creating something really amazing. Sometimes it stays this way throughout the process and the working relationship between web designer and client goes smoothly. Other times… not
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
If an organization’s goal is for people to inquire, then its website’s contact page is among its most critical assets. No matter what the organization promotes, the contact (or sign-up) page is the last step in the sales pitch. This is what the rest of the website, from the home page to the blog to the site map, lead to: enticing people to act. Yet the contact page gets relatively little
WordPress continues to dominate the blogging market as publishers continue to embrace the platform to get their content on the web. You can make the most of WordPress by learning as much as you can about it and this is why you’ll love today’s giveaway. Que’s publishing has a long and reputable history for great books and they have recently announced the USING series
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. This month we’ve included nearly 30 new apps, fonts, and other useful (and entertaining)
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
While millions of people share the dream of working from home, very few understand its difficulties. From online distractions to technical malfunctions, online entrepreneurs and freelancers face thousands of potential setbacks, each one threatening a decline in income or a pause in cash flow. We’re all familiar with this problem. Yet the problem doesn’t affect
It seems like we’re still just scratching the surface of what HTML5 is capable of, and different people and organizations come up with new uses and ideas all the time. MIX Online teamed up with Joshua Davis, the well-known digital generative artist, to create an open source HTML5 Canvas-based JavaScript library called Okapi. The technology behind the Okapi toolset was originally
In this post, we take a look at a few popular TV shows – some past and some current – and the fonts that were chosen for their titles. It’s interesting to see the large number of the classics being used, but also some more modern typefaces and there are certainly a few surprising choices. If someone from our audience was involved in these font selections, it would be great
Working with clients is one of the most difficult parts of being a web designer. It’s a challenge which we face each and every day, regardless of whether we work in-house, as freelancers, or as agency owners. Some clients are great, while others leave us tearing our hair our and wondering why we felt the need to subject ourselves to this line of work. While some problems with clients