The visual language of a website impresses a visitor far beyond their first glimpse. In fact, in observing the best websites, you notice that the small details speak to you subconsciously and that consistency improves your experience of the website and as a result makes you more likely to return. In this article we’ll explore what makes a design consistent, and we’ll
The iPhone is arguably the most revolutionary product Apple has released in its existence. With nearly 50 million iPhones sold to date, there are hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of iPhone cases that have been created. In this article, we have compiled some of the most creative ones, but also a few of the wackiest and most unusal iPhone cases that we have ever seen. What do you think
Newspapers around the world are struggling to survive while competing with websites that offer comparable news more quickly and without a subscription fee. Many newspapers have embraced the Internet and use their own websites to post news, but their online revenue is a fraction of what they get from print advertising and subscriptions. Newspapers are losing money and one by one
Web Apps are popping up everywhere. Five years or so ago, we could live without them, but as the internet has evolved we use them more and more in our daily lives. We have put together a great compilation of beautiful web application interfaces. The web applications that were selected to be part of this showcase are based on usability, simplicity, colors and overall layout. Please note
In January, Jason Santa Maria sent out a tweet announcing that had been redesigned by world-renowned design studio Happy Cog. My interest was piqued, and I couldn’t help but take a look. I can honestly say that I’ve never been more impressed with a website redesign than I was with this one. That Happy Cog was able to turn such a large website into a beautiful,
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
“Coming soon” pages are a great way for websites to engage and connect with visitors, even before the actual site is published. A well designed “coming soon” page is a great teaser to grab the attention of potential visitors and make them look forward to the website’s launch. These pages usually include a short sign up form or social media links to notify
Nazaury Delgado is a digital artist from the Bronx who uses Photoshop to create evocative and surreal images. He begins the process with a photograph of himself or others, which he then overlays with another photo collage. The entire composition is then faded together to make the final product. Delgado is nineteen years old and is currently attending the Fashion Institute of Technology
Most of the technologies that we have used in the past have been eclipsed by the remarkable technology that we use today. Advances in their design have occurred in tandem with the advances in technology in this digital era, with many large products being redesigned and miniaturized into amazingly small sizes. While we may laugh at the fact that anyone ever found this technology to be
In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll reproduce a fairly old camera: a Halina Super 35X. We’ll use various tools and techniques to create a vintage camera from scratch, from the basic Marquee Tools (to create simple shapes) to the Brush Tool (for highlights and shadows). The tutorial has 23 steps, and it targets users with average Photoshop knowledge. It was created by Callum
The size of an image in a website layout is important. From proper alignment to getting just the right amount of white space, sizing photos and graphics properly beforehand is essential to creating a balanced look. Images on the web are measured in pixels. Yet many people go through the trouble of setting their images to 72 dots per inch (DPI). The process of sizing images for the web is often