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If you’ve ever created a Twitter account and customized it with some text, you would have discovered that the amount of text that you can display to describe yourself is very limited. This is where designing, creating, and publishing a creative Twitter background and using it as your billboard comes into place. Many designers and creatives utilize actual illustrations and
Testing the usability of your site is one of the smartest things you can do. Usability involves making a website’s interface easier to use and simpler to understand, so that the user’s experience is as enjoyable as possible. The more usable a site is, the more satisfying it will be to interact with it — and happy visitors translate into happy customers. Ideas about
Today we’re featuring the fantastic photography of Clark Little, an amazing surf photographer. His photographs have been mesmerizing the world since 2007, with captivating photos taken inside waves as well as stunning angles usually only seen by hard core surfers. His work has been showcased extensively through the media such as on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition as well as multiple publishers and newspapers
Cats and dogs. Cain and Abel. Designers and developers. These are just a few of the great historical face-offs. Designers and developers often seem to come from different planets and have completely different brains. Developers want a website to work right, designers want it to look right. While these goals have a lot of overlap (and, of course, I’m stereotyping here a bit), the differences
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