Just as it is for big corporations, successful branding is essential to the success of a freelancing business and to just one self-employed web worker. It is often times overlooked, most likely because many don’t realize the large benefits that can come from...
The Droste effect is a Dutch term for a specific type of recursive picture. An image exhibiting the Droste effect depicts a smaller version of the image within itself in a recursive manner. In theory, the picture in picture effect continues deeper into the picture...
In this article, we’ll be focusing on web usability and more specifically, on the views of world renowned usability expert, Jakob Nielsen. He’s been called “the guru of Web page usability” by the New York Times and “the king of usability” by Internet Magazine. Through his Alertbox newsletter and useit.com...
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...
Today we’d like to thank all our advertisers for their continued support of WDD. It’s both thanks to them and to our audience that WDD continues to thrive month after month. We realize that many of you may not click on adverts as you may feel that they may...
Robots have been appearing for decades in sci-fi movies and on TV and are finally making their way into the real world. Although it will probably take several years for robots to become part of our every day lives, that day now seems to be closer than ever. In this post,...
Organic design is commonly applied to products such as chairs, electronic equipment, books and home décor. Following the same principles, organic web design has recently emerged as a trend. Professional designers and companies have taken a more natural approach...
We’ve put together a collection of magazine covers that have stirred up controversy through the years. These covers can serve as object lessons for what to do and what not to do both with design and editorial. While some controversial covers have worked and...
The subject of what separates art and design is convoluted and has been debated for a long time. Artists and designers both create visual compositions using a shared knowledge base, but their reasons for doing so are entirely different. Some designers consider themselves...
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...
WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms available today. And for good reason. It’s powerful enough to be a complete CMS, has every feature or function a blogger could dream of (either built in or available via plugins or custom functions), and...
Apple first started advertising its products in the late 1970s. The 80s showed a wide variety of ads, some of which served to convince consumers that they should purchase a computer, and specifically an Apple. These ads were text-heavy and light on images, as were...