Startups are exciting! It’s something new that may become a multi-billion dollar company like Facebook and you could be in on the ground floor. They are also risky and after months or years of dedicated hard work, you may end up broke and in the basement. Before you accept that offer from a new startup, here’s some things you should consider very carefully…
WordPress is one of the most popular technologies in the history of the Web; it powers everything from personal blogs to huge corporate websites. The trouble is, with so many possible plugins and widgets, its rare to find a theme for your site that isn’t overcrowded with unnecessary clutter. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a huge discount
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Have you ever considered running your own class or training course online? Everyone has something they can teach and many people are amazed when they see how easy it is to turn that knowledge into passive income. Before you can start however, you’ll need a website that allows people to sign up and take your lessons. The good news is developing a website like this is nowhere near as
Interaction design has been around since we’ve been sophisticated enough to develop even basic tools. It’s the process of inventing, optimizing, and iterating on previous success to make things not only better, but also more familiar to our users. It’s a skill not limited to any one industry, and yet it has the reputation of primarily being a modern designer’s instrument.
Simple and clean designs can sometimes have an even bigger impact than a logo that has a lot going on. Good use of form and negative space can go a long way toward creating a strong visual impression. Minimal logos can be easier for your customers to remember, too. Think of the simplicity of the Pepsi logo and how recognizable that is. Or the FedEx logo with it’s hidden arrow. Both
Plugins, plugins, and more plugins! We’re back with another roundup of WordPress extensions that might be just what you need for your next project. Or they might just make you marvel at the sort of things people can make. This month’s selection is eclectic to say the least. We’ve got new features designed for non-coders, a file manager, and better IFTT integration for developers,
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
It’s aggravating and demeaning when a business asks for free work. You feel belittled and often foster an urge to prove that you offer a professional service that has actual monetary worth. Unfortunately, there are designers who continue to do free work on the vague promise of “exposure,” “paying work later on,” and the client’s “rich
One of the best ways to grab a person’s attention is with a well-crafted infographic. Infographics have all the qualities of the best online content: they’re highly shareable, they’re easy to dip into, and easy to scan, they give meaning to abstract data, and they clarify complex concepts. Infographics are one of the premium ways designers have of presenting facts online.
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The most important parts of WordPress are the post and page editing screens. I mean, that’s where the magic happens, right? A lot of people do their writing there. It’s where the formatting happens. It’s where the content is produced, tweaked, edited, and occasionally screwed up beyond belief. For all that it’s the most important part of the admin interface, the post
Just three short weeks since The New Yorker unveiled its brand new, responsive site, there have already been a slew of updates. Whilst it’s not unusual for issues to come to light after a launch, the current online version of the classic American magazine has some fundamental problems that require more than a quick fix. It’s hard to envisage a magazine with a grander tradition