Consistency, we’re taught, is the hallmark of quality. Whether it’s in copywriting or color, layout or lettering, consistency feels deliberate and reinforces ideas. Nowhere is this more true than for branding, where the visual identity of a company is often...
Oyster is a stunning photo gallery theme, designed for WordPress 4.1+, and this is your chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Built by GT3themes premium WordPress themes, the fullscreen design is fully responsive and retina ready, allowing you to show off your portfolio...
Once you start looking for a freelance developer to collaborate with, you’ll notice they’re everywhere. Online freelance marketplaces are packed to the brim with skilled candidates. On top of those, you’re bound to find at least one or two (hundred) in the...
In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of new apps for design teams, domain resources, new design tools, JavaScript resources, productivity resources, new frameworks, new mobile apps, and much more. And...
The web has typically been a place of boxes and rectangles but an emerging CSS specification is going to change that. In this article I’ll introduce you to CSS Shapes, explaining what they are and the core concepts you need to start using them. All of the examples are...
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...
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...
Selecting a typeface for a project is a defining moment. Occasionally you’ll be looking to add personality to a design, although that is usually best left to display type. For body text, most of the time, you’re aiming for legibility. Legibility and readability...
While millennia of art, from Greek vases to Italian chapels, have shaped our understanding of what beauty is, the comparatively recent technology behind eye tracking is adding a new dynamic to how we visually perceive the world. More to the point, this exciting new...
There’s no such thing as too many icon sets, especially when you can download the awesome Lynny Icons, completely free of charge. Lynny Icons are outline icons, which are both modern, and friendly. Outline icons work perfectly with minimal design and are a great...
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When it comes to design, photography is a fundamental tool that every design puts to work at some point. What I want to dissect here is not the trends in actual photography, but rather trends in the way photographs are used and manipulated in web design. Some of these...