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...
Usually the subject of contrast is reserved for beginners. Books will say “black and white have contrast, red and orange do not” – but there’s so much more to it. Beginners books usually only touch on color contrast, but what about size and shape contrast? Often the easiest way to tell an amateur designer...
A couple of months ago we posted a compilation of Smart Logos with Hidden Symbolism which was very well received. Today, we’re showcasing another great collection of smart logos, but in this case, their meanings are far easier to grasp. The logos featured here...
Being a designer has never been easy. Working with clients, creative directors, marketing managers and other designers can take a toll on your patience and passion. It’s important, as a professional designer, to avoid practices that could hurt your career or...
New apps and websites seem to appear on an almost-daily basis. Trying to find the best ones each week or month can be tough, especially considering how many come out that aren’t that great. In this post we’ve compiled some of the best apps and websites that have come...
Today we’re partnering once again with the good folks at UPrinting to bring you another fantastic giveaway. UPrinting is a great printing company that prints all types of stuff, from postcards to flyers and even door hangers! They have over 25 years of experience...
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...
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...
As websites like Carbonmade and Dribbble (where designers share and promote their portfolios) make their way into the mainstream, there is an ever growing demand for branding work. In this environment, professionals can dive into the web head first and share their...
Last year we published a post on 7 Great Podcasts for Web Designers which went down well with our readers. Since then, several of the podcasts have dropped off the radar including arguably the most famous one of all time: BoagWorld. At the same time a whole load of new...
On screen, the colors of pixels are a mix of red, green and blue values. A fourth value, opacity, controls how pixels blend with pixels laid over them. In image-editing programs such as Photoshop, changing the opacity of a layer is easy but not always precise. Setting...
Textured backgrounds in website design are common, especially in grunge designs. But they’re used in a variety of other design styles, too. Textures can add visual interest to an otherwise-minimalist design, or can add that extra bit of detail that really...