As a site developer, web designer or site administrator, you’ve probably had to go through the process of choosing between platforms. But maybe not recently—if you’ve been designing and developing web sites for very long, chances are you’ve...
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...
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...
Pretty much no matter where you live, the economy sucks right now, and many designers are finding it hard to get new clients. People just don’t want to spend money on a website, or a redesign of their current site, if they don’t have to. And even if they do...
[Editor’s note: This is a sponsored review for Parallels 7] One of the long-standing complaints about Macs is that there are more limited software options than for Windows-based PCs. While the gap has closed in recent years as Macs become more popular (and let’s face it: there are some awesome Mac-only programs that...
In the not so distant past, we were learning about revolutionary techniques to save HTTP Request and KBs alike through the use of image sprites. These sprites consisted of tens or even hundreds of icons arranged in an image file that was later spliced and served in a...
Even if you’ve never heard of Andreas Shabelnikov, you’ve almost certainly seen some of his work. Originally from Latvia, he’s a freelance interactive designer and photographer who’s been involved in a number of high-profile site designs,...
The September edition of what’s new out there for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript frameworks, a couple of fun dummy text generators, useful apps for working with clients, and a number of great new fonts. Many of the resources...
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...
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...
[Editor’s note: As we approach the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place on 9/11/2001 in New York City and Washington, DC, and the failed attack that resulted in a plane crash in Pennsylvania, we feel that it’s worth discussing the role designers have in relation to companies attempting to profit from tragedies such as this.] I remember the morning of the attack as if it was yesterday. It almost was. I was walking into work at a well-known greeting card company when a coworker asked if I had heard that a plane hit the World Trade Center. I joked that some idiot pilot in a private two-seater probably...
The web has never been more accessible to creators than it is today. Every day, more user-friendly tools, apps and technologies pop up seemingly out of nowhere. In such a rapidly changing landscape, what is at stake for web users might well be the quality of what is produced....