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If any assumption is safe, it’s that six months after launching a website (or sooner?), its owners will have a list of things they want to change, from minor typos to entirely new functionality. Is it possible to accept feature creep as a natural (or at least inevitable) process? Many websites begin to fail when their goals change or their scope expands. Feature creep sets in when a
As seen in our previous article on the subject and examples around the web, minimalism is quite the trend. When the theory behind it is well implemented, it makes for some beautiful, simple and yet modern designs. Because it is a trend, everyone wants to follow it. But can it be taken too far? And is it right for all types of websites? This article explores some of the potentially negative
Back in the day, it was considered to be very prestigious to have your artwork or photograph featured on a magazine cover, and some of the greatest artists of our time designed magazine covers. While we have by no means even begun to scratch the surface of what is available with this collection, you will see the work of Jean Cocteau, Dr. Seuss, and various international contemporary artists
Wikipedia is currently undergoing a much needed redesign to improve the user experience. Anyone can preview this redesign by creating an account, logging in and then clicking the “Try Beta” link at the top right of any page. The “Wikipedia Usability Initiative” has been divided into two phases. Phase 1 was the prototype phase, and it ended in the summer of 2009. The project team is currently in the second phase, which is the development
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
Everyone loves an original and unique t-shirt. Fashion statements aside, they do give a slight insight into your personality, your current mood and sets you apart from the crowd. This article is not a collection of the best designed t-shirts by the best designers, this is a collection of t-shirts especially for designers and developers. Those poor suffering souls that have to endure
As designers, we all know that a minimalist design can achieve beautiful results. Still, many designers have trouble creating one; either they have a hard time making a page with so few elements look good or the final result just doesn’t look “complete.” There are many articles on the Web about minimalism and this article aims to help you achieve a minimalist design that is beautiful but not
Jordan S. Dill is a visual artist and editor of the Native American Village. Jordan is a mixed-blood, non-enrolled Tsalagi (Cherokee) of Irish, English and Tsalagi heritage, living on Mt. Hunger in Vermont. His art, fanciful and mesmerizing, is an ongoing narrative about the woods surrounding Mt. Hunger in Vermont, or what he calls the “Court of Leaves”. On his website he documents the characters
The results are in! Today we’re pleased to announce the winners of the SitePoint book giveaway. All winners will be contacted via email for details as to how to receive their prizes. Check out to see if you won and view the winners’ names after the jump. For those that didn’t win this time, you can buy the PDF version for only $14.95 until December 5th via this link OR get $5.00
Some people dream of being famous from the time they’re quite young. They crave the spotlight, and will do anything to be the center of attention. They want nothing more than to become a celebrity, to have legions of adoring fans, and to have their name recognized the world over. For others, fame is a means to an end. They want to be famous so people will buy their product, hire them
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