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Infographics aren’t new. And certainly, interactive ones aren’t either—but with the launch of recent data-driven news sites such as Vox, Fivethirtyeight and The Upshot, they’re becoming more popular. And since viewers are seeing those infographics on tablets, phones and desktops, building those graphics in HTML5 is the way to go—it’s likely the way your clients
Responsive webdesign has become a catch-all term for making your website work well at low resolutions. Smartphones revolutionized the mobile web, and tablets are throwing another wrench into the gears with their growing popularity. With all things considered, a website today could be experienced on a low resolution smartphone, a medium resolution tablet, or a high resolution desktop
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
Leonardo Da Vinci painted The Last Supper and Michelangelo immortalized Adam’s creation on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but New York art director Peter Jostrand finds inspiration for his art in more unassuming places. In a series titled “Flat Butts” that’s featured on the designer’s quirky blog, animal posteriors take center stage in
Stuck on ideas for a client’s logo? Need to inject some vintage-cool into your branding? Our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, is here to help you out with an amazing discount on this awesome collection of logo assets. The Ultimate Logo Mock Up and Design Kit from Cruizine Design features 70 retro logo templates and more than 50 realistic logo mockups—whether you’re looking
/ / May 15, 2014
One of the tasks, that as designers, we are constantly being asked to tackle is to build impressive and fitting web-based portfolios for clients, friends, and even ourselves. Portfolios stand as a virtual calling card, connecting your work with people across the world wide web at the click of a ‘Stumble’ or search result link. Making it a must thing to get right. Today
The Web is a well established kingdom of acronyms and buzz words. I’m sorry to say so, but we tend to generate a lot of terms that more often than not are a marketing trick rather than a useful definition for describing part of our field. UX, IxD, IA, UCD, CX, agile UX, lean UX, guerrilla research, strategic UX, emotional design… we’re swimming in the sea of strange
Typecache, the online index and showcase for type foundries and font sellers, recently celebrated a big year for type design and type literacy as they declared their top picks out of the record 550 releases announced in 2013. We’ve been browsing through their selections and here are our highlights.
/ / May 13, 2014
For anyone who’s ever sat down at a 27″ iMac and thought, “This is a bit small,” LG Electronics have released an extraordinary 34-inch ultra wide display that delivers the kind of real estate designers have previously only dreamt of. The awesome display has a 21:9 screen ratio and boasts an amazing 3440×1440 pixel resolution.
The May edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, plugins, frameworks, grid systems, educational resources, icon sets, blogging tools, mobile app tools, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful to a lot of designers and developers out there. As always, if we’ve missed
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