It’s launched. It’s live. It works. You designed, built and tested it, grieved nixed ideas and celebrated solved quandaries. The gears are whirring on their axles and your final invoice is paid. Your project is done. Mostly. Before you move on to the next looming deadline, did you make some time to review the project, and clear your head along with the whiteboard? A post-launch
Horizontal layouts of all kinds have intrigued me ever since I found out you could do that. I don’t know exactly why I’m fascinated with them… maybe it’s just my inner rebel talking. Whatever the reason, I’m just about ready to declare vertical scrolling obsolete, passé, and soooo last millennium. Okay, that’s not really what I mean. Still, with
There are some companies out there that would have you believe that designing a logo is as simple as slapping together some type and a shape or two. But there is so much more to designing a good logo than just that, regardless of what some may say. A lot goes into a great logo design. While a logo seems like just a little thing to create, it represents an entire company or brand, and must convey
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
195 Shares/ Feb 22, 2014
It’s fair to say that blogs like this one have experienced a dip in comments of late. Social media shares remain high, emails still bulge in our inboxes, subscribers continue to sign up for newsletters, but the comment section of individual articles is conspicuously bare. As a general trend, Twitter mentions tend to outweigh comments by 100 to 1, which leads one to ask: “Do
WordPress is a Web phenomenon. It powers a gazillion blogs and almost as many websites. As a technology, it’s unique in that the learning curve isn’t too steep, but there is a vast amount to learn and understand. What that means is that web designers need to understand WordPress, and almost as importantly, they need to be able to explain it to their clients.
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The pinnacle of web development is hand-coding. No other approach delivers the same bespoke quality, performance and all round job-well-done-ness as rolling up your sleeves and digging into source code. As a result, most of us spend all day everyday staring at markup, style sheets, and assorted server-side code. Despite this most of us leave our applications with their default
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Typographicposters.com is a hidden gem of a site, that displays the artwork of a host of talented graphic designers in poster format. The work on display is not chosen haphazardly but rather held to a very rigid set of design standards, according to site founder André Felipe. Each piece chosen is reviewed individually and must meet a certain level of design quality.
With so many new mobile phones, tablets and other devices coming out every day, designers have to be prepared to make common functions easy to do on these devices. The usual approach to this is responsive design. However, what some of us are still trying to figure out is how to use responsive design for things other than viewing. Forms are one of the most common elements on the Web, without
548 Shares/ Feb 19, 2014
With Squarespace (and similar platforms) out in the market, Do-It-Yourself website design just got more powerful. Here’s what it means for website developers in terms of leveraging Squarespace as a development tool and in terms of adding value to what Squarespace cannot do.