Tumblr. If you’re a savvy tech maven, you may have heard of, or had the chance to use, this powerful microblogging platform. No wonder; millions of people have chosen Tumblr as their blogging service, and the average Tumblr user creates 14 original posts every month. Half of those posts are photos, and the rest consist of text, links, quotes, music and video. Tumblr is nothing
The most obvious job for a web designer is working for a web design agency, but if you’ve never done that before… then how do you know what to expect? Is it even the right path for you? Setting foot in an agency for the first time can be daunting. It’s filled with people who have probably worked in the industry longer than you and who probably know a lot more than you. Perhaps
After more than 300 comments on last week’s Sticker Mule giveaway, we finally have the results. As you know, Sticker Mule makes awesome custom stickers in all different shapes and sizes as well as skins that you could use, for example, for your laptop, iPhone or iPad. These are not only great fun, but can also be used as excellent promotional tools, or even gifts. Each of the 5 winners
Do you browse the internet often? Are you amazed at how many internet web pages there are in the world today? Don’t you wish you could get a piece of that action? You’re probably thinking that in order to build an internet web page, you have to be some kind of computer genius. You probably think you have to go to college for at least one year to learn to make internet web pages.
Icons can add a lot of meaning to a website or web app design. Used appropriately, they can make it faster for your visitors or users to complete the tasks they need to complete. But not every website design has space for normal, full-size icons (often 32×32 to 48×48 or sometimes even larger). That’s where mini icons can come in handy. With the smallest versions of these
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
Let’s face it, we designers love to start from scratch. For example: How may times do we revamp our own portfolios? Staying simple is crucial when starting from scratch. We hear this “staying simple” phrase a lot these days. Is it just a bunch of jargon or is there something to it? We found one approach that you probably haven’t considered. We all know that we need to focus the website visitor’s
For years, web designers have been using graceful degradation principles to make sure visitors in older browsers can at least see the content on their websites, even if they don’t see it exactly how the designer intended. Graceful degradation let designers design for the newest and best browsers without completely alienating those using older browser versions. And just
Who’s ready for some great freebies? This time, we’ve partnered with Sticker Mule to bring you another awesome giveaway. If you haven’t heard of Sticker Mule yet, they make truly awesome custom stickers in all different shapes and sizes as well as skins that you could use, for example for your laptop, iPhone or iPad. These are not only great fun but can also be used
When designing a website with a minimal number of pages and not a ton of content, a single-page design can be an innovative way to set the site apart. Single-page websites often utilize JavaScript and Flash, along with HTML and CSS to fit more content on a page without substantially increasing load times. Navigation has to be given some special consideration when it comes to single-page
We often complain about the multitude of limitations which we’re faced with every day as designers. From browsers, to screen resolutions, to user interactions, we seem to constantly be struggling to find some way of thinking outside the tiny little box of “best practice” which we’re constrained by. Limitations are abundant but are they really such a bad