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It’s been a busy month for theme designers & developers as a large number of new themes were released, making this a great time to update your site if it is in need of a new look. Some of the overall trends in web design are showing through in theme design as well: flat design and big photos rule. Every month we’ll be bringing you our pick of the best free WordPress themes released
“Less is more” is one of the most important minimalistic design principles every designer learns: you read about it a lot, you know it’s really important, but still you might get it all wrong. The important thing is to come around, learn from it, and evolve. And so we did. With the release of Todoist Next in January of this year, we introduced a new design alongside
Good design has strong ties to emotion: this is something designers do know and understand. Unfortunately, in a world driven by SEO and the never-ending evolution of web tech, it’s a very easy thing to forget. Emotion is at the core of a solid business identity. The best logos and brands, the best printed and digital experiences, capture and express very specific feelings with very
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
/ / Apr 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
/ / Apr 5, 2014
It seems like the whole world’s got an idea for an app, the really tricky part is converting that idea into a real app that makes sales on the App Store. If you’re looking to produce an app that is commercially viable, solidly built and great looking, then you’re in the right place, because our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has put together a staggering 95% discount
/ / Apr 4, 2014
I’ve always had this crazy infatuation with packaging design. There’s just something about getting a physical product and checking out what it’s presented in and how its presented. Is it in a box? What color is the label? Is there stuffing of any sort in it? What materials are being used? How does it make me feel? Packaging is important because it’s like the
We have capabilities in our browsers that we wouldn’t have dreamt of 5 or 10 years ago. Entire 3D game worlds can run in the browser and interactive websites can be more immersive experiences. With a certain virtual reality company being purchased by a certain social media company, now is the perfect time to start working with 3D. Amazingly, we can now create 3D with pure JavaScript,
With the recent developments in online privacy it is just about the right time to suggest small tweaks to improve your terms & conditions and privacy policy documents on your own websites. As the examples below show, there are various ways to make these documents (in addition to its legal validity) more than just text in a way that will benefit your visitors. But wait, before we start,
At the end of last week ICANN, the body responsible for the allocation of domain names online, announced it will be adopting changes to domain name structure first proposed at the Paris conference in October. Those changes center around increased localization of existing domain names. Localization of domains will involve cancelling all existing top level domains and reissuing
It was seen as the future of the Web and mobile devices. Google Glass was the thing we all saw in movies about the near future. It was a TV, phone, computer and all in a very personal device. It opened the door to a virtual world of augmented reality, instant information, facial recognition; but is, according to rumours leaking onto the internet, a device with serious unforeseen drawbacks.
Welcome back, WDD readers! It’s time for this month’s round of WordPress plugin goodness. As usual, we’ve got quite a variety of plugins, with a variety of potential use cases. Take note, though: some of these plugins are very new, and some might need a few more iterations before they’re perfect; that said, they’re all pretty awesome right now, so let’s jump right