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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
/ / Jun 15, 2014
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
/ / Jun 14, 2014
When designing a lot of websites, we tend to focus on how to best use text for things like navigation. Images are primarily thought of as support for the text (with the exception of things like portfolio sites and the like). Beyond sites that use images as the primary content, there are also sites that forego text navigation in favor of icons. That’s a technique that, when done
With the current fashion for hand-lettering, any designer who isn’t at one with a brush and ink may find themselves at somewhat of a disadvantage in the current climate. Fortunately our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a tremendous deal on Laura Worthington’s beautiful Gioviale typeface; the elegant swashes and curves of which, are the next best thing to taking
/ / Jun 12, 2014
You may have thought it was the extra caffeine intake that makes your coffee-house visits extra productive, but studies show that it may not be the beans that get your creative juices flowing. An American design and business development team have released Coffitivity, an app designed to mimic the sounds of a humming coffee shop and in turn increase your creativity—that at least,
The June edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, grid systems, game platforms, inspirational resources, Photoshop plugins, text editors, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful to a lot of designers and developers out there. As always, if we’ve missed
Storytelling is virtually as old as the human race itself. Ever since human beings could talk, they used storytelling as a way to communicate ideas, lessons and concepts. Web design is all about communicating ideas and concepts, as well, which is why storytelling on the Web is the perfect way to engage users. As web designers get more creative and look for new ways to enhance the user
We all start somewhere. As a new designer, I couldn’t have cared less about structure in my designs. I would open up Photoshop, and push pixels around until I made something that I thought looked cool. As I learned to code, my process was similarly haphazard. I do not look back on the old days with too much fondness. My work was sloppy and unfocused. I had no clear goals. As a beginning,
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
/ / Jun 8, 2014
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
/ / Jun 7, 2014
Web design is one of the most exciting fields to work in, but keeping up with the technology involved can be a challenge; and when you add into the mix the industry’s favorite software, Adobe Creative Cloud, the amount you need to learn just to keep pace is staggering. However, thanks to our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, mastering both web design and the Adobe eco-system doesn’t
This is not a management article. Well, it kind of is, but please leave your agile-lean-workplace-organization-human-resources backpack at the door. We’re here to talk about making things; making them really good with the help of others, and growing as creatives. I say this at the second re-write of this article, having slogged through academic reports, HR consultants’ white