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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
/ / Mar 29, 2014
One of the biggest problems designers have on the Web is combatting the sterility of the screen; as human beings we love organic, natural, even slightly random elements, but our computers give us precision. If you can tap into that starved need for a real natural feel then you’ll make an emotional connection your customers won’t be able to resist. So we’re delighted
/ / Mar 28, 2014
It’s no surprise that a recent report from UN agency, the International Telecoms Union, predicted that there will be more mobile subscriptions on the planet than people inside the next 9 months. The ‘smartphone revolution’ is most definitely upon us and as such, mobile web design has exploded in recent years. This has meant that web developers have had to gets to grips with mobile
New projects are released all the time that get us excited about the industry we work in. Each month we bring you a list of the very best free resources for the month ahead. This month’s huge new list of diverse elements for designers and developers includes some fantastic freebies for mobile, web and print work; it includes cool scripts, awesome fonts, great ideas, and must-see
In the last few months, the buzz around SVG images has grown and grown. SVG has been around for years, but it’s only recently that it’s started to look like a real contender. The hype around SVG isn’t just some hipster trend, SVG completely solves issues that file formats like JPG completely fail to address. If you want to start using SVG, this article is for you. I’ll guide you
Keeping abreast of emerging trends is one of the most challenging aspects of any designer’s job. If you’re looking for a truly accurate picture of the web design world we’ll inhabit over the next few years, as well as the technologies, techniques and ideas that will be guiding our careers then you need to attend the Future of Web Design conference. Returning for
There are a ton of different reasons people choose to freelance. Sometimes it’s born of necessity: you decide you need to take jobs on the side of your regular gig for extra money, or you’re suddenly unemployed. It makes sense to use your existing skills to start a freelance career in either of those cases. Others take a more calculated step into the world of freelancing.
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
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
Time is money in this business, but cutting corners can be costly if the quality of your code dips. What all designers and developers need is a solid framework to fast-track development and ensure that standards aren’t compromised. One of the most popular frameworks is Twitter Bootstrap, but unfortunately when they were packaging it for distribution, the guys over at Twitter
There may come a time you get too successful as a freelancer and must decide if you prefer sleep, money, or headaches. The step up to becoming a studio with more than one person can be a nightmare… or very rewarding. Not everyone can do it and not everyone wants to do it. So, what happens if you are forced into expanding your business? When I’m handed a business card from someone
With growing numbers of businesses taking their products and services to the web, offering greater reach and accessibility of their wares to their existing and potential clients, we as web designers need to be ready to deliver on their e-commerce web wants and needs. Across the Web we see numerous examples of both ends of this spectrum, e-commerce websites done extremely well and,