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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,
Web forms are the stars of any respectable landing page though they’re often taken for granted. They receive all the personal information of your leads or buyers, so that you can start to move them down the sales funnel. Depending on how you design your web forms, you can expect greater or fewer conversions. In general, hardly any site visitors want to spend too much time filling
Yay! More free pictures! We can now use millions of Getty-owned photos for free on our websites, blogs and social media channels (as long as it’s not for commercial purposes). Getty’s new offering is promising at first glance. Their description of “commercial purposes” is actually pretty lenient. However, a closer look at the program brings up some other, rather serious
Pixel-perfect icons and typography stand out among the crowd online. Obviously we all want to strive for such refined work, but sometimes even after trying we still end up with something a little… less. Pixel Hinting is one of the skills that takes an automatic feature and improves upon its results. Despite the ultra high resolution of displays today—like Apple’s retina
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
/ / Mar 16, 2014