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 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
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
In this post, we’ll discuss how a thoughtful, well-designed business card can help your company give a good first impression and send the right message. We’ll look at elements to include in your design and the different approaches to take. We often hear of the importance of first impressions in both our professional and personal lives. In business, the first impression
Today we celebrate our second birthday! And we couldn’t be happier with the success we’ve had over the past 2 years. Since many of you enjoy stats, here are a few numbers to give you some insight into WDD… Since our launch on November 11, 2008, we’ve been visited by over 20 million visitors and served a total of over 32 million pageviews. We currently have 587
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. Here’s the newest installment of what’s new for web designers in the past few
CSS can be compared to a sculptor’s tool set; like sculptors at work, we designers use CSS to create structured layouts of websites. Over the years, this process has become more organized; rules have been put in place to create best practices of coding. In this article, we’ll take a look at some ideas you can use when writing style sheets to speed up your code. Efficient CSS
Run a search for some common terms associated with premium WordPress themes and you’ll likely find between a few hundred thousand and a few million results. “WordPress premium theme” brings back nearly 11 million results. “WordPress theme marketplace” brings back nearly a million. It’s easy to see that there are thousands of sites out there