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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
If a web design agency wants to increase their sales, there’s one way that’s easier and quicker than the rest: sell copywriting services. When you sell copywriting to your clients, their websites will achieve more sales and better results. In addition, your projects will run more smoothly and efficiently. By the end of this article, you’ll be ready to sometimes even double
When designing a web app, functionality is often placed above everything else. For the most part, this is a good thing. People (mostly) use apps because they’re useful, not because they look pretty. But that doesn’t mean you can ignore good UI design, or just slap together a generic-looking user interface. Good UI design adds to the overall user satisfaction of any web
Take a look at these ‘flowers’... Are you sure you’re seeing flowers actually? Look closely and be ready to be amazed… These are human bodies! Here is an unbelievable and out of this world compilation of “human flowers”. These stunning illusions are created through the use of cleverly laid out bodies painted in different colors. You’ll find it hard not to be amazed and inspired by these images…
New WordPress themes are released all the time, and it’s hard keeping up with the best that’s out there. And let’s face it: a lot of new themes aren’t very high quality. Below we’ve collected nearly fifty high-quality WP themes from around the web. A little over half of them are free themes, released under a variety of licenses. The rest are premium themes,
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
Regardless of how smoothly your business may operate, no one is completely immune to criticism and controversy. With BP’s disastrous oil spill continuing to dominate the headlines almost three months after it took place, it’s becoming alarmingly clear that even the world’s most powerful and formerly respected brands can take a hit online. But what if you’re
Ever wondered which are the most popular design tools and their number of users? We did too! So we partnered with Mostash to create an exclusive infographic depicting the 20 most popular design tools, calculated using a ‘magic’ formula based on the results taken from three different popularity ranking websites. We used the stats from Software Informer, Wakoopa and iUseThis. For the number