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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,
Whether it’s your portfolio, a blog, a marketing web site, or a collection of games, we all want to attract visitors to our website and to ensure that they have a pleasant experience. Usability measures the level of a user’s experience and can be characterized by how easily a given task can be completed; whether it’s done with prior knowledge, or by having the user
Facebook might not have all the glittery text and obnoxious backgrounds that MySpace has, but it still has its fair share of useless apps. This is especially true if you have ever tried to search for creative Facebook apps or those that may be of interest to creative people. If you have ever searched for such a thing, you have no doubt realized that there is an abundance of useless apps.
Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often
Today we’re going to compare the websites of two monumental companies: Apple and Microsoft. The two giants pride themselves for producing cutting edge consumer and business products, and are leading the developments in software and hardware. But what about their websites? How do they both compare, and more important, which one is better and more usable? Well, in this article
I don’t know about you, but if you’re anything like me, you probably can never have too many design goodies such as brushes, vector shapes or fonts. I collect these on a weekly basis and I love them! I’ve partnered with Designious to bring a massive giveaway of Photoshop brushes, vector shapes and fonts to the WDD audience. The prizes are really amazing and include:
The 960 Grid System was created by Nathan Smith as a way to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. The 960.gs (or any CSS framework) was primarily developed for rapid prototyping, cutting down on repetitive and tedious tasks, but is also more than suited to be used for any web design project. It will give your site a structured
Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago. From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. These intricate paper designs grace museums and exauhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers. Some of the artists featured