This article is the first part of a 2 part series in which you will learn about the basics of stock photography, the license types, what to submit and how to make money off stock photography. I’ll also cover a few insider and marketing tips that will help you get...
In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to add more energy and dynamism to a photo. The effects can be extended and used on a multitude of photos to create a feeling of motion and vibrancy to a static image. The tutorial was created and written by renowned artist Mike...
And that’s a wrap for 2008… We’d like to wish all of you, your families and friends, a very happy, healthy and successful 2009!!! We truly appreciate and thank everyone of you for supporting us since our recent launch through the blog by leaving...
It has happened to everyone. You spend countless hours producing a beautiful, pixel-perfect comp only to have it rejected by the client because it isn’t what they were envisioning in their mind’s eye. It’s the dreaded “I’ll know...
We’re currently being featured in the design category at WordPress.org If you enjoy the work we’re doing at WDD, and would like to rate us based on our implementation and use of WordPress which we currently use to power our blog, please head over to WordPress.org...
Simply put, usability is making your website easy for your visitors to find the information they need when they need it. A common misconception about usability amongst web companies is that usability is expensive. Yes, there are multi-national companies that spend...
To celebrate the holidays, we’re releasing a great set of icons developed by Jack Cai especially for WDD. Ravenna is a set of 92 free raster based icons that you can use for your webpages and projects. The icons come available in 9 different sizes, from 16×16...
In this tutorial I will walk you through a few steps that will show you how I managed to create this illustration. I would like to give all the credit for this to Chris Haines. He is a very talented designer from Australia and one of the depthCore artists. When I saw his illustration...
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...