Back in 2012, I wrote an article entitled 7 Questions Asked by Noob Designers, Answered. A lot has changed in the past three years in the design world, so I thought it was time to revisit those questions, and see if there are others that new designers might be asking, that...
In both architectural design and UX design, the hypothesis is that a user has an end goal in mind. For both the architect and the UX designer, their job is to design an enjoyable experience for the user while keeping business objectives in mind. A simple journey getting...
If you’re a designer, whether you’re a freelancer, or small business, then you know exactly how expensive stock images can be. We all need quality assets to illustrate designs with, but whether you’re downloading photographs, illustrations, or simple icons,...
The Web is a visual medium. The vast majority of that visual landscape is thanks to image files. Whilst plenty can be achieved with CSS, and inline SVG, most sites still need image files. On average, images accounted for more than half of page size last year, and year...
Good responsive web design, by its nature, goes unnoticed to those consuming content online. So when someone asks for a new website, they’re often completely unaware of the concept, despite experiencing it on a daily basis. And yet, responsive website design...
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check...
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...
Designers are increasingly in demand, as the sheer amount of stuff that needs designing grows. But too often, we’re so delighted with how we can solve a client’s problem, that we forget to ask whether we should. As an industry, we ignore Uncle Ben’s warning: with great power comes...
The concept of having a personal brand can be intimidating. It seems like only famous people have a shot at establishing one, since their names are already well-known. Fortunately, you don’t have to achieve widespread fame, or even fame within your industry, before...
If you’re on the lookout for awesome stock images, then you should check out Bigstock. As one of the world’s leading royalty-free stock image communities, Bigstock provides the quality that designers want, at a price that clients love. With over 26 million...
We have mobile devices and their designers and developers to thank for the hamburger menu and its increasing popularity. Now however, more and more desktop sites are also adopting this design and navigation solution. Because of mobile devices’ smaller screens,...
In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of marketing resources, startup resources, educational tools, email tools, image resources, icons, CMSs, CSS resources, and much more. And as always, we’ve also...