Many online resources exist for designers to explore, tweak and download great color combinations. Playing with complementary, analogous, monochromatic and other combinations opens us to exciting possibilities, and there’s no shortage of freebies. But there’s a difference between a winning color scheme and a winning design that uses it. Choosing colors is the first step.
If you don’t like the idea of working for somebody else and you’re quite attracted to idea of world domination then starting a web design business might be right up your alley. Unfortunately though, contrary to popular speculation, it’s not an easy ride. In fact it’s probably the number one most difficult path which you could choose to follow in this industry.
Maybe you’re already one of the 85 million users on LinkedIn, or perhaps you’re just getting started. Regardless of where you fall on the social networking spectrum, LinkedIn has a number of new applications and features to enrich your experience. In this post, we’ll look at ways to beef up your profile as well as use new applications and sections to optimize your
CSS3 is gaining momentum, despite the fact that the standard hasn’t even been finalized. There are hundreds of tutorials out there to teach designers how to use it, but unfortunately a lot of them cover the same ground. And some of the tutorials teach designers to do things that they might not think of as useful, though the techniques can usually be adapted to fit a project perfectly.
Picture this… you worked dozens of hours on your coolest design yet and you’re so proud that you want to show it off and hang it on your office wall for everyone to see. A poster of your design sounds like a cool idea, doesn’t it? Posters can indeed be great promotional tools or advertising for a web design company or a freelancer. In fact, posters and billboards are probably
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
Today we’re bringing you another great set of icons right fresh from the oven! This set of eCommerce icons is appropriately titled “Kaching”. The icons are available as PNGs (48×48 and 400×400) and we have also included the source files in PSD and Illustrator format to allow for your own full customization. The icons were designed exclusively for WDD
Etsy is an online marketplace for crafters, artisans, and artists from more than 150 countries to sell their handcrafted wares. While some of the products sold on Etsy are cringe-worthy (check out if you don’t believe me), a lot of Etsy sellers are incredibly talented individuals. Currently, there are over 400,000 sellers on Etsy, and more than 6.4 million total
We all know the importance of fact-finding before starting any web design project. We can’t really get started on a project until we know exactly what’s needed, what the client wants, and who the site is aimed at. In fact, in most cases we can’t even create an effective proposal until we know those things. There are plenty of pages-long web design questionnaires
Design on the web has come full-circle from its early days. There’s been a revival of simple, understated website designs that put content squarely at the forefront, eschewing the bold graphics and gimmicks of the past decade or so, similar to the way the first websites placed the emphasis on function and content. But it’s likely the web, and the way it’s designed,
The vintage and retro style is becoming more and more popular in today’s digital artwork. The use of retro and vintage themes in design is probably one of the most pervasive trends since the industry went almost completely digital. In today’s post, we’ll look at examples of work sourced from the wonderful Dribbble, which helps us focus on snippets of a piece, rather