Smashing your desk in frustration? Is an annoying error causing you to fall out of love with WordPress? It’s a wonderful platform both for blogging and CMS, but no software is without its flaws. This article overviews 3 of the most common WordPress errors, providing handy solutions to the ‘The White Screen of Death’, ‘Internal Server Error’ and ‘Error Establishing Database
Infinite scrolling embodies one of the ideal attributes of any good design: people can use it without thinking about it. Once you’ve encountered it a couple of times, you forget about it. I’d say that most of us have come to expect certain applications, or perhaps certain kinds of applications, to simply load more content when we hit the bottom of a page. And why not? It’s effective,
There’s a problem in the design world. It’s not a problem of the magnitude of wage inequality, discrimination in the workplace, or child labor, but it’s a problem nonetheless. It’s the epidemic of pretentious designers. Some are just a little bit pretentious, and do so in a hipster sort of ironic way. And others seem to take themselves entirely seriously,
The September edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, CSS tools, software, email templates, inspiration resources, productivity apps, jQuery resources, pattern tools, 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,
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
With the ongoing popularity of minimalist websites, and the increasing supply of minimal WordPress themes to meet that demand, you’d be forgiven for thinking that every permutation of this popular style had been explored. However you’d be wrong because GT3themes’ latest minimal offering, Pure, is simultaneously refreshingly simple and playfully inventive. Aimed
If you’re looking to really wow your site visitors with expressive images, but you don’t quite have the chops to produce painted art, then what you need is this set of amazing Photoshop actions. Our sister-site,, has put together an awesome deal on these actions, so you can texturize portraits, make watercolors from jpgs, or make cartoons out of your colleagues.
Style guides of yesteryear are typically thought of as design-oriented documents focusing on branding and color usage. But with the advent of insanely large codebases for websites like Facebook or Google’s vast array of products, style guides have since evolved. These days, living style guides contain always up to date documentation of the current code base and its use cases. With these
Any time a brand redesigns its identity, there are huge risks that the public will reject the new look. It’s happened to everyone from Gap to Tropicana in the past. Southwest Airlines has just unveiled their new branding, and it’s a huge departure from the old. The new identity includes new paint jobs for their planes, a new logo, and a completely revamped website. It’s
I write articles about how to get a client to accept a contract, keeping your dignity and rights as a professional creative and, at times, how to really fight against a bad client. I receive emails from people asking advice on solving a problem with a client and even write a “Dear Abby-type” column for creatives to write in about design dilemmas they face. Some people who know
WordPress 4.0 is now available, and millions of sites worldwide are in the process of upgrading. Despite the fact that WordPress themselves have talked down the significance of the .0 version number, WordPress 4.0 may be the most significant update in years. There have been changes to the UI, enhancements to the writing experience, and some intriguing additions that hint at what’s