In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of podcasts, design resource directories, lots of web apps, inspiration sources, productivity resources, new frameworks, WordPress resources, icons, and much more....
When you consider the success stories of the internet age, you could be forgiven for believing that luck has been the deciding factor. Amazon, for example, is a retail company whose launch coincided with a large-scale roll-out of internet connectivity in the 1990s....
It used to be that you could just whack out a tileable image as a gif or jpg at 72dpi and tile it with CSS. It’s a common practice amongst web designers, and has been for years; it’s a quick and easy way to add a pattern or texture to your work. Then those pesky bods over...
Yesterday’s keynote at the Apple WWDC featured two new OS. The new MacOS is named El Capitan after a rock formation in Yosemite (which has been taken by most commentators to indicate that Apple sees its next OS as a minor, rather than major, version). MacOS El...
Social media is the key to any website’s popularity. Taking advantage of the psychological phenomenon known as social proof, social shares greatly influence whether people read content or share sharing it themselves. That’s why social media buttons are...
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check...
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...
Affordances in design are important to usability and function. They’re one of the components of design that have to come together to provide an impeccable user experience. To understand exactly what makes them so important, we have to define them. In the web...
It’s 11:20am on a Tuesday and my husband and I are working in our favorite coffee shop just around the corner from our office. He’s busy responding to emails while I’m looking at busy people — watching and trying to think of a creative way to introduce this...
WordPress is a really powerful platform. Making a responsive theme and integrating it is pretty easy once you know the basics of theming. Responsive images, on the other hand, are not something WordPress deals with out of the box. You could go down the route of manually...
Very few of the major players from the Web’s early days are still with us. Business models that thrived in the days of dial-up connections and web-safe color palettes tend not to suit the modern mobile web. One of the big names, still clinging on to its early success,...
When you’re working on a branding project, the principle asset is the font you use for the logotype. The decision on what font to use is a critical point in any identity design. You often need something both legible and original, that can have both distinct personality...