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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
Accounting for every aspect of a new website isn’t easy, especially at the last minute. The problems aren’t the details themselves, but rather the process of making sure that seemingly minor details don’t add up to sloppy work. The best solution is to write it all down. The worst solution is to not take a pre-launch checklist as seriously as the planning stage itself. With the
Nature is a superb way of finding natural and unique inspiration. It refreshes our mind and gives us something to think about in new and exciting ways. I’m a huge fan of character illustration, especially monsters and aliens. When searching for inspiration for these illustrations, I find taking a good look at the world beneath us, the sea-bed of the ocean always points me in the
The information bloggers choose to put out there often has a huge impact on how they’re perceived and what others online think about them. And what many bloggers don’t realize is that information they put on their blogs can have a direct legal impact. Even if what you’re posting to your blog isn’t breaking any laws, it may be considered unethical by others,
Since its controversial release, the iPad has been both criticized and admired by the design community. In this post we have compiled a list of great resources, that teach you how to create your own iPad icons, as well as a collection of ready made icons and PSDs. To download the files, please click on the preview image to go to the source site and remember to check the terms of use before
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
Though the methods used to gather website traffic statistics call into question the validity of the stats themselves, the fact is that some of your website’s visitors will have JavaScript disabled. You could divide your traffic sources into four broad categories: Search engines, mobile visitors, visitors using screen readers and visitors who have JavaScript turned off.
Camouflage has always been a wonder to us. It allows animals and plants to remain indiscernible from the surrounding environment through deception. Adopting this concept, a new wave of camouflage artists use special techniques for  their photographs that allow them to show people blended into their surroundings. For each photo, the camouflage artist must meticulously design
The field of web design is constantly changing and growing. Getting in a rut is often the result of not staying up to date with the latest trends and technologies in the industry. Even if we do stay up to date, many of us at one time or another feel anxious about whether we’re advancing. If you’re at a firm, you may be working towards a raise or promotion, or perhaps you’re
No matter what your personal work style, an uncluttered and attractive workspace will improve the quality and efficiency of your work. Getting rid of paper, digitizing your business cards, minimizing your office supplies are just some of the measures you can take to declutter your workspace and redesign your work life. Working in an aesthetically pleasing and minimalist workspace
Photoshop has been a part of every web designer’s life since they picked up their first mouse. On February 10th, 2010, Photoshop turns twenty. To mark this anniversary, we’ve come up with an article that takes you through the evolution of Photoshop from its modest beginnings as a bundled program sold with scanners to its current version. For each version and major feature