I have to admit, the idea of a book that aims to inspire web designers with example websites seemed a little repetitive to me when I first thought about it. After all, there are dozens of excellent galleries out there online that we can access for free, that are updated on a daily or at least weekly basis. Could a book compete with that? Or would it just be filled with the same sites we’ve
If you’re a corporate designer, you don’t have to worry about things like how to bill your clients, as you’re likely either on salary or have a predetermined hourly rate and regular work schedule. But for freelancers, figuring out how best to charge clients for work completed can be a nightmare. After all, you want to charge clients a fair price, make a decent living,
Today’s post is a big one and it’s most definitely one for your bookmarks menu, because from time to time when speaking with clients it becomes necessary to have material to backup the statements which you are making. Sometimes clients will suggest things such as forcing all users to register with a six page long form before they can even access the site. They aren’t
As you probably know, we love great icons and we always like to give away some great sets. Today we have a set of 60 exclusive free icons that we call “Childish”. As the name implies, these are ideal for children’s websites or for websites that are more relaxed, with a fun feeling. They’re definitely not suitable for a serious corporate website. The set contains all of the icons in 4 different
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. We cover apps, web services, software, fonts and anything else that may be of interest
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
It can be tempting for a lot of designers to consider buying Photoshop Elements rather than regular Photoshop CS5. After all, Elements will cost you less than $100, whereas Photoshop could cost you ten times that amount. And not everyone is clear on what the differences are between the two. Elements 9, the newest version, adds some functionality that brings it closer to the full version
Light painting is the process of using long camera exposures to create stunning lighting effects. By having a camera’s shutter open for extended periods of time, often well over a minute, trails of light can be drawn with LEDs, flashlights, or even sparklers. Light painting, also known as light drawing or light graffiti, can produce some truly stunning results but don’t
One of the worst nightmares of some designers can be dealing with the coding aspect of a website. Design comes easy for many of designers, but not everyone. This is where Code My Concept comes to the rescue. They’re a great company offering PSD to HTML conversions at really great prices. All their work is 100% hand coded, and they don’t just do plain HTML conversions, they
The trouble with the word “template” is that its meaning depends on one’s point of view. To some, a template is a ticket to an instant website. Many content management systems allow owners to change plug-and-play themes as easily as they change clothes, and inexpensive skins are just a Google search away. To others, templates are learning tools. Studying samples of real-world code and style
A few weeks ago we gave away some copies of Bundle Hunt to some of our readers. As you probably know by now, Bundle Hunt compiles awesome applications, products and services and slash the price really low to make it as affordable as possible. Today, the Bundle Team has announce a brand new Bundle, called simply Bundle Hunt 2. I’m personally excited to see some great Mac apps, attractive