Typographicposters.com is a hidden gem of a site, that displays the artwork of a host of talented graphic designers in poster format. The work on display is not chosen haphazardly but rather held to a very rigid set of design standards, according to site founder André Felipe. Each piece chosen is reviewed individually and must meet a certain level of design quality.
With so many new mobile phones, tablets and other devices coming out every day, designers have to be prepared to make common functions easy to do on these devices. The usual approach to this is responsive design. However, what some of us are still trying to figure out is how to use responsive design for things other than viewing. Forms are one of the most common elements on the Web, without
507 Shares/ Feb 19, 2014
With Squarespace (and similar platforms) out in the market, Do-It-Yourself website design just got more powerful. Here’s what it means for website developers in terms of leveraging Squarespace as a development tool and in terms of adding value to what Squarespace cannot do.
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
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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
183 Shares/ Feb 15, 2014
There was a time—it’s hard to imagine now—when most businesses did not have a website. In the early days of the Web, almost every business that wanted to commission a website was taking its first steps into the online world. As time moves on it’s inevitable that virgin ground is harder to find. It’s rare that a startup is able to fully invest in design—even if
Every designer’s toolbox needs a few new goodies every now and then, to keep it up to date. Selecting the right tools, be they brushes, vector art or Photoshop actions is a key design skill that can mean the difference between delivering quality work and missing your deadlines altogether. To help you keep your toolbox topped up, our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has managed
175 Shares/ Feb 13, 2014
When it’s going well, design is a pleasure. But we all know what it’s like to experience a bad day: nothing works the way it should, colors clash, type mumbles, the message is lost altogether. It’s worth remembering that everyone has their bad days. Here are some of the most inspirational quotes we’ve found online to help you through the rough patch and come
In this tutorial we’re going to look at how to speed up the user experience on small static sites using a few different methods. (A static site is one which doesn’t have any renewing content, so no blog posts or photo streams etc.) The way we’re going to be doing this is by taking out page reloads. So simply put, when the user uses some navigation links, only the main content
For many of us, our early days are filled with animation. Cartoons made up a big part of my childhood, and many others whom I have conversed with over the years have shared similar origin stories. The bright colors, and often playful imagery has appeal across a range of ages. Bringing that touch of whimsy from our youths into the now, to present content in a fun and engaging way, is one of
623 Shares/ Feb 11, 2014
WordPress is still a hot technology in 2014, and the CMS of choice for the majority of web designers continues to go from strength to strength. There are some great new – and free – themes that have been released or received major updates since the start of 2014. Now all you have to do is pick your favorite and install. What are you waiting for?