Digging Into WordPress by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr is one of the most comprehensive looks at WordPress available. At over 400 pages long, it’s massive, whether you have the PDF version or the print edition. Whether you’re just getting started with WP or you’ve been using it for years, there’s something for everyone in this book. In this post, we’ll
Working with a company as large as Virgin Atlantic was something of a dream come true for me. I it’s something that a lot of web designers aspire to. Over the last few months, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to fulfill this dream. I was about to write this post up over on my blog but Walter very kindly invited me to share this case study with the much larger audience
Finally, the day you’ve been waiting for is here… The contests’ results are in! 2048 comments were made for this amazing giveaway. This is certainly a record for any contest on WDD! A ginormous thank you to the generous folks at ActiveCampaign for providing us with some stunning prizes (total worth of $8,979). The prizes include 1 Apple iPad and free licenses to
Sleeveface is an intriguing phenomenon making its rounds on the web. It has become particularly popular on social networking sites. The technique is pretty straightforward and consists of photographs of one more people obscuring or augmenting any part of their bodies with album sleeves, causing an illusion. In this post, we’ve compiled a few of the most fascinating examples
Adobe will unveil its new Creative Suite 5 on Monday April 12th at 8AM PDT, just a few hours from now. You can catch the official launch online here, however, if you can’t wait, we’ll be revealing all the juicy details before the official launch… right now! The Adobe team kindly invited us to an exclusive sneak peak demo of Creative Suite 5 and they also provided us with
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
Most creative professionals have no problem coming up with ideas. In fact, too many ideas is more often the problem rather than too few. Where we usually run into issues, though, is in the follow-through. How do we take the brilliant ideas that we come up with on a daily basis and see them through to completed projects? That’s exactly what the book Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky
There is endless content available in the world of web design blogging telling us how to do things right, and how to succeed at our chosen profession. That’s obviously a good thing, and it will certainly continue that way. But once in a while we need reminders on the things we do (or fail to do) that are negative. That is, things that can have a detrimental impact on our progress as
Who doesn’t like freebies? We all do, and today the good folks at ActiveCampaign are bringing you an absolutely awesome giveaway that’s sure to make you drool… By participating in this contest, not only you stand the chance of winning a just released Apple iPad, but you can also win a bunch of free licenses for ActiveCampaign’s email marketing and survey
Almost everyone out there knows someone who’s a perfectionist, if they aren’t one themselves. Some people are perfectionists in only one aspect of their life (such as school or work) while others apply their perfectionist tendencies to every aspect of their lives. Perfectionism is often looked at by those who don’t share the same obsession as a negative personality
Having a video on your website can vastly improve your conversion rate. Whether the goal is for users to sign up for your web application or simply to get users to contact you via a web form, a video improves the likelihood of this happening. You need only go to the home page of any new Internet-based startup, and you’ll see an embedded video with a very large call to action beckoning