A primary goal of all developers is faster development, especially rapid bootstrapping. There are dozens of frameworks made available in the last couple of years that aim to have our prototypes up in minutes. Unfortunately many of those frameworks date quickly, as project requirements evolve, and need to be refreshed or replaced. If you’re looking for a recent framework that
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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The developers behind UX Archive want you to build better mobile experiences. To that end, they find and present mobile’s most interesting user flows so you can “compare them, build your point of view, and be inspired.” Documenting user flows is probably something many UX designers already do to some degree. Now a great collection is in one place, and wired to grow as new discoveries
One of our very favourite deals of 2013 was for the lovingly crafted Lunchbox font, from Kimmy Design. So we were delighted when we found out that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, had managed to arrange an equally awesome deal on the companion typeface, Lunchbox Slab Serif. The hand-drawn quality of Lunchbox Slab Serif gives it a real, honest feel. You can almost imagine a waiter
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When I was around 16, I got into freelancing for graphic design through a small non-profit. They needed some posters and book covers and I figured I could do that pretty easily. I handled things well for my age and made a couple bucks so I could buy shoes for the first days of school. As I continued to do this, I realized I really liked the work and was even interested in doing some web design.
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As designers, we often wonder why certain standards become the “right” way to do things in our daily workflow. Questions come about which target the reasoning behind certain decisions we make to solve design problems. For example, the new trendy flat design is all the hype, but have you ever sat back and wondered why? Are users engaged more or less? Does it make a website more usable?
First there were complaints over Apple’s skeuomorphic icons and their inherent cheesiness. Then there were objections to Apple’s redesigned iO7 — once again, for cheesiness. Now, a group of animation students from Kingston University have created a 3D model village of sorts, which pictures Apple apps coming to life in all of their skeuomorphic glory. While Apple has learned
Ever wondered where all the money in web design goes? Perhaps you’d like to take a larger cut of it? Well this fantastic infographic from Webydo will help explain just where all that money gets spent, as well as where businesses are succeeding and failing. Webydo is a fantastic website builder that enables designers to skip the development process, and design a website using
This grid is a fun and pleasing way to show multiple pieces of information in the same amount of space, by having each section of the grid slide away on click or hover, and display extra content. In the creation process we’ll look at the necessary markup, some styling and making the grid responsive as well as the implementation of an icon web font. We’ll also study the jQuery
Although the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are still years away, the official typeface for the event has already been designed and unveiled. Rio 2016 is a fluid and graceful script, inspired by the movements of past Olympians, which brings to life the ideas of “Passion and Transformation” that are so vital to the Olympic ideals.