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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 Whether it’s superfluous markup, outdated CSS, or its habit of truncating spacing, the default editor in WordPress can cost you hours of time.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
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, visual
The team at themeco think that their new X theme is the greatest theme ever created for WordPress—it certainly does look very impressive. But one lucky reader won’t have to take their word for it, because we’ve got one full license to giveaway! X features multiple designs in one. Using a system that they call ‘Stacks’ the team has built the theme to switch instantaneously
Quick, name a CMS! Let me guess, you said WordPress. Maybe Joomla? ExpressionEngine? TextPattern? It doesn’t really matter. We all know the big names, and chances are we’ve picked our favorites. Some try to use one versatile CMS to solve every problem. Some have a few they’ll consider, depending on the job. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s to pick the tool that’s
A great way to catch the attention of a visitor to your website is a “splash screen” or an “intro screen”. However, making a successful one is very difficult for one simple reason: splash screens easily irritate users. Splash screens can work if they appear quickly and are easily dismissible. They can be visually striking, and beautiful, and make
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
/ / May 25, 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 24, 2014