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Webdesigners don’t work in a vacuum, our designs don’t exist in the whitespace of a monitor; they are out there in the real world, where real people use them in their everyday lives. This has always been true, but is even more relevant with the rise of the mobile web. It’s vital that you communicate this to your clients, by showing off your designs in their best light: being used by
While a lot of online communication has moved to social media, email is still a very important part of any online marketing campaign. And when we think of marketing emails, what generally comes to mind is HTML email, rather than plain text. Designing for email is much like designing a simple webpage, but there are some key differences you need to take into consideration. You also need
[— This is a sponsored post on behalf of Webydo —] Hot on the heels of their professional web design platform, WYSIWYG front-runners Webydo have announced their community-choice’s latest feature: Parallax Scrolling Animator. Voted for by almost 90,000 users, Webydo’s release of the Parallax Scrolling Animator is a giant leap forwards for professional web designers; giving them the freedom to create incredible
At Apple’s WWDC today, the company debuted some pretty ‘meh’ changes to iOS7; iOS8, which will be available to download in the Autumn of this year, might have more appropriately been named iOS7.1. Amongst the multi-threaded workflow and invasive notifications—so I can be distracted by Twitter even more often—was one shining gem: Apple have a new programming language.
Ladies and Gents, we’re back with yet more plugins for you to try out. As usual, we’ve got a little something for everyone; from improving your writing to improving your community’s code. Take a look through the list, and see if you don’t find something useful.
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 1, 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
/ / May 31, 2014
Who doesn’t love robots? From Hollywood blockbusters, to the shopping mall, robots are used to remind us of our humanity. Plus, they’re incredibly cool! Whether you’re looking for a mascot for your business, or a friendly way to guide customers through a complex process, this gang of robots from Toon Characters is the perfect solution. And with the amazing 91% discount
Take a look around, what’s your desk like? Does it look anything like these fun illustrations from our friends at freepik.com? Freepik think that most productive desks are essentially the same, with a few key differences that make them unique to each individual. Take a look through these lighthearted illustrations and see which one matches your workspace.
If you work with WordPress sites, then you know how frustrating the built-in editor can be. Whether it’s superfluous markup, outdated CSS, or its habit of truncating spacing, the default editor in WordPress can cost you hours of time. There is an alternative though: MotoPress. MotoPress is an exciting plugin that actually replaces the default WordPress editor, providing
The creative field, which encompasses design, illustration, photography and anything else that is a commercial-based service and takes imagination and a certain amount of talent on the part of the vendor, is unregulated. There are no real guidelines for ethics among creatives to compare with such things as the Hippocratic Oath for doctors, or the BAR association that keeps lawyers
It’s long been accepted that building a solid grid is the foundation of a strong site design. Of course, the grid shouldn’t dictate design decisions, but it sure is a great way of making that blank page look a little less blank. Frustrating then, that Photoshop hasn’t evolved past its rather archaic approach to grids; one of the many issues that have contributed to