Usability testing, with real users, is one of the key areas that too many web designers skip. Often, there is little money in the budget for tests, but remote usability testing can be relatively cheap to perform, and the results can make a huge difference to a site’s...
As web designers, we are always trying to create websites that leave a lasting impression. Yet in today’s world, websites have evolved from digital brochures into fully-fledged content marketing platforms. Sites are no longer viewed as just another business...
Combining typefaces is one of the most challenging skills for a designer to master. Setting two fonts together in the same design brings out unexpected flavors in them both. What’s more, there’s rarely a right or wrong answer. There are dozens of different ways...
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check...
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...
Every freelancer has heard the pitch from clients about “no money now, but there will be later”, “help start my business and you’ll be my ‘go-to’ person in the future”, or “when things get going, you can charge more and make up your lost fees”....
We all love icons, they communicate more than words, in much less space. And they’re even better when they’re free. However, most icons are still limited by a one size fits all mentality: the same icon is displayed no matter what capabilities the device viewing...
Websites these days are taking hero images to the next level, embracing mega-images that fill whole screens. Sites ranging from ecommerce stores, to political sites, to Google Analytics itself are all using this device. Huge images certainly deliver a visual...
In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of podcasts, design resource directories, lots of web apps, learning resources, productivity resources, new frameworks, APIs, team resources, and much more. And as...
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check...
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...
2015 has inherited a lot of trends from previous years, there’s been a steady evolution of ideas — Flat Design into Material Design for example — but nothing as revolutionary as Responsive Design. However, we are starting to see trends that feel fresh, either...