Recently we looked at the characteristics of effective blog theme design, and I’d like to take a similar look at the portfolio sites of freelance designers. A designer’s online portfolio is a critical part of the business, and in some cases the most valuable asset of the business. A good portfolio site is a constant lead-generation tool, but what is it specifically that
Although there are lots of posts that evaluate different design blogs, I haven’t seen many that focus specifically on corporate websites. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the homepages of the Top 30 technology companies (the order of this list was determined by the InfoTech 100 from Business Week), and assign them a PASS or FAIL rating based on the quality
Here at WDD we get inspired by beautiful imagery… We look at our computer screens for long hours a day and what better way to get inspired by having some stunning images to look at? In this post, we invite you to take a journey with us and be transported to amazing fantasy worlds. Get inspired with these amazing wallpapers that take you to the limits of your imagination. Here’s
So you’re browsing through your favorite website and found a site that uses a font you love. You want that font too, (and must be as quickly as possible!)… so how do we go about finding out what that font is called? Sounds familiar? Yes… we’ve all been there before! One easy option is to simply email the webmaster and ask for the name of the font and where to get it.
Most web designers and getting more and more requests from clients to design custom blog themes. While designing a blog theme isn’t entirely different from designing any other type of website, there are some unique challenges that blog theme designers face. There are plenty of sources available for designers who are seeking inspiration from high quality blog design, but
Rich-text editors, also known as online rich-text editors, are web components that allow users to edit and enter text within a web browser. Rich-text editors are used in numerous ways such as in enhancing your comment input form or as part of a web application that allows entry of user-generated and formatted content. Rich-text editors are essentially web-based WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) editors. There
Calabria is a set of 20 free and exclusive vector icons that can be used on websites, logos and more. These icons are absolutely free for both personal and commercial uses and you can go ahead and download yours now. If you’d like to share these icons, please refer your friends to this page. Here’s a full preview of all 20 icons for quick reference. Download yours below and enjoy!
Twitter is kind of like Apple fandom – either you love it or you find it a dreadful inconvenience to interface with. In reality, Twitter is not a time-intensive scary monster or the be all and end all of social media. It is simply another tool that you can use to interact with your customers, or in the Twitter world, your followers. Given that everyone on here has a modicum of tech savvy,
When was the last time you changed your desktop wallpaper? Odds are it’s been a while. Why not take a break from what you are doing and browse for a new wallpaper? We spent the day browsing the internet for some wallpapers that were super colorful and sure to inspire some great ideas. Check out our collection of colorful wallpapers and let us know what you think. Which one is your favorite?
Today we’re going to demonstrate how to peel a hand in Photoshop. You can use this technique to peel other objects of course. This is the final image preview..
Large backgrounds make a very impressive visual impact on websites. A web designer has the possibility to play with different design variables that are usually used by photographers, such as depth of field or focus. The background does not have to be just photos, but also any other large illustration or even video. In this article you will learn about the different large background
As a webdesigner (and technologically savvy user of the Internet), there is no excuse for you not to be using Firefox as your primary web browser.  If you aren’t using Firefox yet, you need to go and download it right now.  Not only does Firefox provide a top of the line Internet browsing experience, but it also provides an endless amount of functionality that you simply won’t