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...
Web design tastes change so fast that it’s hard to keep up. As with all trends, it’s hard to tell what will be a short-lived fad from what will be around for a long time: there was a time when a Flash introduction was the hottest thing going around; just a few short...
The number one question I always am asked is, “How do I get prospective clients to look at my portfolio?” It comes from newbies and… er… oldies, and practicing professionals alike. These days, there is so much competition. How does one stand out in searches...
You’ve probably heard that good typography is invisible, but it’s more accurate to say that good typography makes the act of reading effortless. When the eye travels along a line of text, it does so in jumps, called saccades; you don’t read letters, or even words,...
Google has always been the recipient of criticism that it wants to know more about its users than is acceptable or in good taste. Now, expect that criticism to get a bit worse as the company rolls out the newest capability for Google Now, its intelligent personal assistant....
Ah, February. Isn’t it about time we all just admitted that WordPress is our collective one true love? Well, I mean except for the people in committed relationships with Drupal, Joomla, and the rest. They married too young. Don’t get me started on those...
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...
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...
A little over a decade ago, British competitive cycling was nowhere. With a couple of notable exceptions — Tom Simpson in the ‘60s and Chris Boardman in the ‘90s — no British cyclist had made a significant impact on a sport dominated by France, Belgium, Italy,...
How many times have you asked yourself this question? A potential client wants your proposal for a design project. You’re sitting in front of your computer, scratching your head. You ask Google, your friends in Facebook, your Linkedin groups. You browse designers’...
When you’re looking for a WordPress theme, one of the most important features is that it shouldn’t look like a WordPress theme. With a startling array of customization options, Theme.co’s X theme, is probably one of the least theme-like themes available. Right...
Perception is everything! Many famous creatives grew to fame because people knew about them, more than their work. Should you create a persona of yourself that’s bigger than life? Does it lead to higher fees or fear that you command higher fees? How do you deal with clients...