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In an era of information overload, words by themselves can fall flat.  Infographics do more than present data — they capture the eye and tell a story, engaging the viewer who might otherwise have ignored the content. When text, images, and creative design come together in one smart package, a sort of visual shorthand is produced. Besides taking complex information and presenting
Web design came of age the day webfonts entered wide-spread usage. Prior to that point it’s arguable that we were less designers than engineers. However, the enthusiasm with which we’ve grabbed at font options in web design has lead to a bewildering array of choices; so much so that many designers opt for the path of least resistance, allowing the desire for simple implementation
There’s a trend right now, that wavers between irritating and inspired, for redesigning corporate logos in a hipster style. Certain that hipsters could take it as well as dish it out, and inspired by the nearly infamous hipster logo generator, recently Whit Hiler and the team at Cornett Integrated Marketing Solutions decided to turn the trend on its head and redesign a
Search for “woman” on virtually any stock photo site and you’ll get plenty of options. Women in skimpy dresses. Women in bikinis. Half-naked women. Fully naked women posed so that it’s not technically pornography. Women working out in what basically amounts to underwear. Women in wedding dresses. Women indulging themselves in a massage, or chocolate-covered
Welcome, friends, to WebdesignerDepot’s monthly WordPress plugin roundup, March 2014 edition. Every time I write one of these articles, I aim to include plugins that meet a variety of needs. This month however, there is a common thread amongst some (not all) of them: communities. More specifically, some of these plugins would be most useful on WordPress-based community
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
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Whoever you are, and however you choose to work, there’s one skill that’s imperative for any web designer and that’s knowing how to build a responsive website. Even designers who outsource their code need to understand exactly how the process works. With the steady growth of mobile and the practical realities of deploying multiple sites, any web designer that
New projects are being released all the time that make us excited, curious, inspired and sometimes a little bit jealous. Today we continue our monthly series of the very best free resources for web designers with a collection that includes cool scripts, awesome fonts, great ideas, and must-see experiments. If this collection is anything to go by, March is shaping up to be a fantastic
One of the big challanges for large companies, especially in the digital age, is establishing and maintaining brand consistency. A corporation like Sony for example, wages a daily war to ensure consistent communications across five continents. Although we often think of publishers to be exclusively involved in news and magazine industries, all corporations typically publish
For designers passionate about the latest developments across the full spectrum of visual design, there’s a brand new site that features some of the most exciting, innovative and inspiring design projects taking place today. Every day our sister-site, DesignFaves.com, trawls the web seeking out the projects with the most buzz surrounding them and delivers a compact,
It’s tricky to find a good set of icons, most packs have one or two useful graphics and then a lot of filler. So it’s refreshing to discover an approach like the one used by Icons8; every day they check the most requested icons from their community, design the three most popular and add them to their collection. It’s a great way of ensuring that their icons are relevent