When you’ve been designing for a few years, it’s easy to fall into patterns. You carve out your personal style and find your inner voice. You figure out what you’re good at, and the world encourages you to play to those strengths. Bosses, clients...
Ready for some WordPress development on your Mac? First, you need to be running Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Although Mac OS X comes with Apache and PHP, you don’t want Apple’s automatic software update to break your development environment by changing your working...
We live in a world of information saturation, and that translates to web design. In such a competitive world, it becomes more and more important to stand out by breaking conventions. Sometimes it’s about layout, sometimes about the graphics and cool illustrations...
Creating new web designs from scratch can be lucrative, but it’s also time consuming. If you want to make money repeatedly off of one design — without having to spend more time on it — the easiest way is to sell it as a theme or template. More than a few web designers...
Social media sites and technologies like Twitter and Digg are something that the tech savvy take completely for granted.  We just automatically assume that if you are on the Internet, you are using social media. This isn’t really the case. There are some very...
Remembering the good all days, when me and my friends were playing Doom, Mortal Kombat, Quake or War Craft on a Pentium 133 MHz computer with Sound Blaster and a 4MB video card. A lot has changed since then. Video games actually are a lot older than that we used to play in...
Sometimes, it seems absolutely impossible to keep up with all the design work you’ve got coming in. But, other times, it may seem like you just don’t have enough work to meet your income goals. In these times, it makes sense to offer a few more services to...
WordPress is a great tool for creating blogs. It works well most of the time, it offers automatic updates, and it offers the numerous benefits of open source software … including the fact that it’s free to use. WordPress certainly isn’t perfect,...
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...
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...
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...
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...