One of the big challanges for large companies, especially in the digital age, is establishing and maintaining brand consistency. A corporation like Sony for example, wages a daily war to ensure consistent communications across five continents. Although we often think of publishers to be exclusively involved in news and magazine industries, all corporations typically publish
For designers passionate about the latest developments across the full spectrum of visual design, there’s a brand new site that features some of the most exciting, innovative and inspiring design projects taking place today. Every day our sister-site, DesignFaves.com, trawls the web seeking out the projects with the most buzz surrounding them and delivers a compact,
It’s tricky to find a good set of icons, most packs have one or two useful graphics and then a lot of filler. So it’s refreshing to discover an approach like the one used by Icons8; every day they check the most requested icons from their community, design the three most popular and add them to their collection. It’s a great way of ensuring that their icons are relevent
It’s launched. It’s live. It works. You designed, built and tested it, grieved nixed ideas and celebrated solved quandaries. The gears are whirring on their axles and your final invoice is paid. Your project is done. Mostly. Before you move on to the next looming deadline, did you make some time to review the project, and clear your head along with the whiteboard? A post-launch
Horizontal layouts of all kinds have intrigued me ever since I found out you could do that. I don’t know exactly why I’m fascinated with them… maybe it’s just my inner rebel talking. Whatever the reason, I’m just about ready to declare vertical scrolling obsolete, passé, and soooo last millennium. Okay, that’s not really what I mean. Still, with
There are some companies out there that would have you believe that designing a logo is as simple as slapping together some type and a shape or two. But there is so much more to designing a good logo than just that, regardless of what some may say. A lot goes into a great logo design. While a logo seems like just a little thing to create, it represents an entire company or brand, and must convey
1336 Shares/ Feb 24, 2014
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
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It’s fair to say that blogs like this one have experienced a dip in comments of late. Social media shares remain high, emails still bulge in our inboxes, subscribers continue to sign up for newsletters, but the comment section of individual articles is conspicuously bare. As a general trend, Twitter mentions tend to outweigh comments by 100 to 1, which leads one to ask: “Do
WordPress is a Web phenomenon. It powers a gazillion blogs and almost as many websites. As a technology, it’s unique in that the learning curve isn’t too steep, but there is a vast amount to learn and understand. What that means is that web designers need to understand WordPress, and almost as importantly, they need to be able to explain it to their clients.
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The pinnacle of web development is hand-coding. No other approach delivers the same bespoke quality, performance and all round job-well-done-ness as rolling up your sleeves and digging into source code. As a result, most of us spend all day everyday staring at markup, style sheets, and assorted server-side code. Despite this most of us leave our applications with their default
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Typographicposters.com is a hidden gem of a site, that displays the artwork of a host of talented graphic designers in poster format. The work on display is not chosen haphazardly but rather held to a very rigid set of design standards, according to site founder André Felipe. Each piece chosen is reviewed individually and must meet a certain level of design quality.