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The last century has seen a tremendous shift in the value we place on artisans. Particularly in light of the mass market style production of products, craftsmanship is still sought after for its quality and distinct style. Today, web designers are amongst the list of professionals who are working with the constant threat of being automated and replaced. Luckily for us though, despite
Beautiful code is a joy to write, but it is difficult to share that joy with other programmers, not to mention with non-programmers. In my freetime between my day job and family time I’ve been playing around with the idea of a programming poem using the canvas element to draw in the browser. There are a multitude of terms out there to describe visual experiments on the computer such
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
There are so many things to consider when launching a startup or small business. But creating your website does not have to be a chore thanks to plenty of great WordPress themes available on the market made just for small businesses. These small business themes focus less on blogging and more on promoting your company and products. So whether your focus is on a physical location or you
Over the last few years a number of SaaS (Software as a Service) products have hit the market and opened up new opportunities for those of us working in the web industry. Whether you are working on projects after your 9–5, are a freelancer, or perhaps running a small–or even large–agency, products such as WordPress, SquareSpace and Shopify have allowed web designers and front-end
With an overwhelming number of new and unique social networks entering the market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay focused, or even gain a significant benefit of being a member of any social networks at all. Social media has become so engrained in people’s lives, often times it would be difficult to communicate without it.
Why do some clients stop communicating with us all of a sudden? Is there any way out of this crappy situation? Picture this: a client calls you; she is super excited, telling you about that amazing project she needs you to design. She heard from a mutual friend that you’re the man for the job. You talked for two hours on the phone, there were laughs. You exchanged a few emails, she was
Empathy arguably underpins user experience design more than anything else. Without it, we would all essentially be flying blind, lacking any clues as to what our users want or need from the things we create. Empathy allows us to imagine ourselves in our users’ shoes and better understand why they love (or hate) our creations, however it’s not their thought processes, but their
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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