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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
The way you handle color in your web designs is about to change. Perhaps you’ve been playing around with hexadecimal color values since you were a wee web-babe; if you were, get ready to to grow up fast. CSS3 has arrived, and your palette is about to get a whole lot bigger. Compared to what’s coming, it’s sas though designers have been color-blind, working with only a small part of the chromatic
No one intends for their business to stagnate. In an attempt to advance their freelance work, many people turn to the wealth of advice on the Internet. But several age-old virtues seem to be lacking from the online conversation. This post is an attempt to rediscover them. There is more to the success or failure of a business than attracting new clients. Reputation is also important.
Flickr hosts millions of photos from photographers, both professional and amateur, from around the world. It’s a fantastic resource when looking for inspiration, but it can get a little overwhelming. After all, you can’t exactly browse a few million photos in an afternoon, right? Flickr Groups can be a great solution to photo-overload. There are groups for virtually
Web standards should be a driving force behind the work of any designer or developer. They provide a scale against which to measure the quality, structure, syntax and methodology of design work. To explain the benefits of web standards, I’ve compared on my own blog the landscape of the web today with that of 10 to 15 years ago. Questions related to cross-browser compliance and the
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
Adobe’s CS Live online service includes a ton of useful tools for designers and their clients. Adobe CS Review is just one such tool, but arguably might be one of the most useful for many designers. CS Review is a free (for the first year, at least) service that allows you to share documents from any CS5 program with clients or other team members for review, even if they don’t
In 2005 German student Lisa Rienermann spent a semester in Barcelona. While standing in a little courtyard, she looked up to the sky… “I saw houses, the sky, clouds and a “Q”. The negative space in-between the houses formed a letter. I loved the idea of the sky as words, the negative being the positive. If I could find a “Q”, other letters should be somewhere around the corner.” Lisa spent the next few weeks running around and looking up to the sky, and slowly found all the letters of the alphabet. This became a project for her Typography class at the Folkwang School of design in Germany, which has won her several awards and
Although never fully intended as a CMS, WordPress is indeed one of the most widely used CMS in the world. When working with some clients, you’ll often encounter difficulties training your clients on how to use it properly in order to update the content of their websites. This is were the WordPress User Manual Plugin comes in really handy. This plugin is a very solid and professional
Too often as developers, we ignore a crucial last step before launching a website: optimizing for performance. Most developers now recognize that organized, valid code ensures maintainability and compatibility. Anyone who doubts this merely has to speak to a developer who has picked up work on an old website that is littered with unorganized, uncommented spaghetti code. Just
We teased you long enough…. but now the wait is finally over, and it’s very much worth it! We’re super excited to officially announce the release of MightyDeals.com Our new website has just been unleashed and it’s now live! MightyDeals is the ultimate destination for amazing discounts and impossible unbelievable deals for creative professionals. The site