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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
/ / Jul 13, 2014
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
If you have been designing for the Web at all over the past decade you are undoubtedly familiar with the CSS float property. Since the industry (thankfully) adopted the principle of tableless layouts, floats have been the weapon of choice most of us use to lay out our web pages, but is it the best choice? Despite the popularity of this method it is regularly the cause of frustration and confusion for new designers
It turns out, that sometimes, size really does matter. And never more than when you’re download a super-sized bundle of web design goodness. So we’re extremely excited to announce that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has managed to arrange an amazing 95% discount on a huge bundle of creative assets that, in any other circumstances, would set your wallet back over $1000.
The July edition of what’s new for web designers includes new web apps, frameworks, grid systems, game platforms, inspirational resources, Photoshop plugins, text editors, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful to a lot of designers and developers out there. As always, if we’ve missed something
With back to school season right around the corner, chances are that educators are thinking about the best ways to present their class information. An easy way to connect with students and parents is through a website. Here we look at 25 great options for creating a WordPress website using a theme designed just for schools, educators or learning professionals. What’s in a theme?
It’s no longer necessary to underline the importance of preparing your site for mobile. The mobile revolution is the single biggest change in the Web’s short history. The only question is whether smart phone and tablet users will make up more than half of your audience this year, or next. Bearing this in mind, optimizing your landing pages for mobile is now an essential
Designers should be obsessed by designing with the user in mind at all times. If you’re designing a site with a main focus solely on fancy features, business objectives and the tech capacities of software tools and hardware, then you’re making a huge mistake because you’re neglecting the user. More importantly, you are contravening rule one of web design: Design for the user
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
/ / Jul 6, 2014
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
Flat design gets everywhere these days. Websites, logos, and now film posters. Many children grow up with Disney’s iconic tales, flipping through story books and seeing them come to life on the silver screen. While Disney as a brand has a reputation of being grand, opulent and high on detail, the magic of these stories transcends lush visuals—a fact that has been made exceedingly
Anyone who works in the fast-paced world of web design knows that it’s vital to strike while the iron’s hot. Whether you’re dealing with an anxious client, racing to meet an impossible deadline, or just packing in more work than is humanly possible; what you need are web tiles. This handy set of layout tiles for site maps and flow diagrams is the ideal solution for rapidly getting
/ / Jul 4, 2014