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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
Print style sheets have been somewhat forgotten, and yet they remain important all the same. Many people print out articles to read while traveling or when they have no access to the Internet. Print style sheets have definite benefits. For example, reading on paper is less tiring on the eyes than reading on screen. Also, following tutorials is easier if you have one next to you, with
According to Newton’s Law of universal gravitation, what goes up, must come down…. but that’s not always the case! One of the great things about design is that we can use our imagination to break free from the norm by rewriting the laws of physics. In this post, we invite you to look at our reality in a new light and expect the unexpected. The ads in this post feature impossible
Recently I picked up an old design book that I hadn’t touched in a while, and it reminded me of a design principle that many of us put into practice probably only subconsciously, if at all. The book deals with designing for print, but I thought it would make a great topic to discuss in the context of web design. The principle of proximity calls for related items to be grouped visually,
Typography on the Web has remained unchanged for over a decade, but we’re now in the midst of a type revolution. In a great effort to bring light to typography on the web and how to use it properly, one of our respected authors, Jason Cranford Teague, in association with Peachpit has released the book “Fluid Web Typography”. Today, we’re bringing this must-have
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
Brush fonts are hotter than ever and we are seeing them more often on professionally designed websites. Thick, bold and beautiful… their relaxed, casual feeling and sexy curves make them a perfect fit for designers who want to break the mold and steer away from the typical serif and sans serif font choices. Some of them crossover into the script font world, while retaining their
Alex Queral is a Philadelphian sculptor best known for using old phone books to carve their pages into celebrities faces. Some of the celebrities he’s made sculptures of include Barack Obama, Jack Nicholson, Frida Kahlo and John Goodman. The process takes at least a couple of weeks to complete. He begins by sketching the famous person’s face on a piece of paper and laying
Helvetica is one of the most popular typefaces in the world. Technically speaking, it’s a sans serif Grotesque typeface, inspired by and based on the Akzidenz-Grotesk typeface created by Berthold around 1898. In practical terms, though, it’s used by designers at independent firms, big corporations, and everything in between, from all over the world. Helvetica has
We absolutely love icons and today we have another exclusive great set available for you. This woven fabric set of social media icons was created by Jan Cavan from Dawghouse. Although not suitable for every type of site, these icons will look wonderful on websites that use texture and have an organic approach to their design. There are a total of 26 icons available as transparent PNGs
Despite people’s expectation of change and movement on the screen, CSS and HTML have few controls that allow you to design interactivity, and those that exist are binary. A link is either one color or another. A text field is either one size or another. A photo is either transparent or opaque. No in-betweens from one state to the next. No transitions. This has led to most web pages