Polar panoramas, also known as stereographic projections or ‘little planets’, are spectacular images that are created out of panoramic photos. While the effects are quite stunning, these images are actually very easy for anyone to produce. The basic principle is to take a panoramic photo, make some easy changes to it, and finally apply a Photoshop filter (Distort > Polar Coordinates) to complete
The logo is the face of any brand — the very first impression — so its design is extremely important. When executed correctly, a logo is a powerful asset to your client’s brand. However, creating an effective visual representation of a brand requires much more than just graphic design. Like any line of work that involves a set of specific skills, logo design requires
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
As the world pays tribute to the king of pop, we’ve decided to do so in WDD in a unique and artistic way. In this post, we feature a selection of some amazing artistic creations portraying Michael Jackson, created by various artists around the world. These creations bring an engaging and unique exploration into the multifaceted talent that was, and still is, Michael Jackson.
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