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Infographics can be a great way to quickly reference information. Instead of pouring over figures and long reports to decipher data, an infographic can immediately make apparent exactly what a dataset actually means. Below are more than 25 infographics that can be useful to web designers. Some are incredibly practical, some provide information that might be of interest to designers and
This week we’re starting a new trend here at WDD: Our favorite tweets of the week! We tweet a lot of interesting stuff during the week highlighting great content that we find around the web that can be of interest to web designers. Starting today and every Sunday, we’ll be featuring a selection of the best links that we tweeted during the week. Although the best way to keep
Infrared photography produces some of the most amazing photographs on the planet. In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used within a digital camera is sensitive to infrared lighting, which allows the camera to pick up any light that’s invisible to the human eye. Objects that are normally bright in visible light look dark, while normally dark objects look especially
Realistic renderings can be done easily in Adobe Illustrator. With vector shapes, the objects can be preserved and edited infinitely which is a great advantage over raster objects. A few simple tweaks from the Effects menu and an understanding of basic object rendering can create a bold and stunning finish. In this tutorial, created exclusively for WDD by Wendy Ding, she’ll
As web design and design in general have evolved, rules have been established to ensure consistent and usable designs. Some of these rules were created simply because website creators abused certain principles without regard for their users. But these rules are not enforced by anyone and should be broken when necessary, especially when breaking them would lead to a stunning design.
Today we bring you a great set of exclusive Photoshop brushes which include 30 high resolution drippy sprays. The set was created by Grant Friedman from Colorburned exclusively for WDD readers. These brushes are completely free for both personal and commercial use so you can create any type of project with them with no restrictions, with the exception that we do not allow the redistribution
Many e-commerce and shopping websites suffer from poor quality design. However, when it comes to online t-shirt shops, creativity is high and there are plenty of designs that are worthy of mention. Many of these sites target the artists who create t-shirt designs, so it seems natural that they would feature an attractive website design. As you browse through this gallery of online
The MacBook and MacBook Pro are stunning examples of minimalist design. Their sleek lines, simple shapes, and uncomplicated designs are pinnacles of modern beauty. But let’s face it: they pretty much all look the same. Whether you have a basic 13″ MacBook, a MacBook Pro, or a MacBook Air, they’re all silver, they’ve all got a very similar shape (even though
Let me first get this out of the way: my blog posts at WDD are not for sale, and I stand to profit in no way from this post. That being said, I want to tell you about my success in finding great web hosting, as well as a good hosting deal for WDD readers that also lets you do some social good (more about this below). Choosing the right web hosting provider is one of the most difficult business decisions
Photo manipulation is an ever evolving collaboration between photography and graphic design. Combining certain elements to create a unique image, that can convince even the most experienced set of eyes, requires a very creative set of skills. Because the manipulation of a photo gives a realistic view of an unreal picture, you should have an open mind when gathering ideas on how to
In over 10 years of freelancing I’ve had the fortune, and sometimes misfortune, of working with some unusual clients. While each client is a unique individual, I’ve found that many characteristics and behaviors are similar from client to client. Most of my clients are typically small business owners in the US. If you are working with a different type of clientele, your
Today we bring you a great collection of portraits of the most iconic people throughout history. Portraits explore the relationship between the subject and the photographer or artist and usually continue to impress the viewer years after they have been created. The common thread running through all of these portraits is superlative design. Each is a masterpiece in its own right,