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It’s been one year already and today we celebrate WDD’s first birthday! It’s been an incredible journey so far… and I’ve enjoyed it immensely, and still am. I started WDD out of my curiosity for blogging and my passion for design. I wanted to put my mark out there by pouring my design vision into the world. Since WDD began, the blog has been visited by
Print adverts need to get a message across with a single image and without the recourse of interactivity that we find today on the Internet. As interactive media expands, attention spans are getting shorter and shorter every day. For any company trying to get their product or service out in print format, the task is ever more challenging and difficult. Humorous ads remain one of the
Email newsletters are hotter than ever. They’re a great extension to your business’ communication toolkit and offer you and your clients an excellent channel by which you can reach potential and existing customers. In this article, we’ll explore common design patterns of email newsletters and learn which approaches work well, so that you’ll be prepared to create
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
Today we’re featuring the awesome talent of Niark, a wondrous 34 year old French freelance graphic designer and witty illustrator living in Paris. Niark takes his inspiration from street art, music and graphics. He works in a broad scope of areas such as advertising agencies, music labels, art toys, streetwear and more. His style features bright colors and abstract illustrations
The appearance and usability of certain interface elements and functionality are crucial to the success any websites in today’s market. Studies have demonstrated that even a split-second delay in thinking on the user’s part will weaken their perception and interest in a website and ultimately lower the website’s conversion rate. In certain niches and industries,
Li Wei, a contemporary artist from Beijing China, has been taking self portraits to new heights… literally! His gravity defying photos have been mesmerizing the world, capturing impossible looking moments of apparent extreme danger. You’ll find Wei hanging on in dangerous situations, or crashing head on into sidewalks and cars. Li Wei states that these images are not
On Monday, October 26, CNN.com introduced a new website design, making a number of major changes to their information-heavy layout. The new design is beautiful, clean, organized and well-structured. It invites the eye to scan and find something interesting with the goal of clicking through to another page. The previous design was somewhat cluttered and not very inviting; the content
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
The header is likely the first thing a new visitor sees on a blog, so it is the first impression — but why is a blog header so much more important, or at least different, than the header of a basic website? Blog headers need more functionality. Other web designs may differ in terms of their use and therefore, what’s included in the website header and how it’s presented can
Archan Nair (alias archanN on the web) is an exceptional 26 year old designer, illustrator and digital artist. He is currently based in New Delhi, India. As you scroll through his art, keep in mind his goal of creating works was inspired by various phases or moments of life. Archan comes from a different industry than most graphic designers: Fashion. He started developing digital artwork
Education undeniably changes us. Learning new things completely alters our perception of life and the world around us. But formal academic training is a touchy subject for some people. Going to school to learn a discipline is still not an option for everyone. As someone who has worked in the graphic design field for quite some time without an advanced degree, I understand that self-education