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
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
Exactly three weeks today, will shut its doors for good. The announcement was made back in March, and was greeted with both surprise and disappointment by the community. The reason given was that Editorially had over-extended itself, hiring too many staff and failing to reach the number of users necessary to run as a viable business. It’s a stark lesson for
Finding good stock photography is one of the most time-consuming and frustrating experiences a designer can go through. The right image will make your design, the wrong one will wreck it. So we’re thrilled that our sister-site,, has managed to bring back its incredible deal on imagery that will keep you fully stocked for the foreseeable future. If you didn’t
/ / May 9, 2014
Trends come and trends go. The ones that stick around the longest do so because they solve a particular problem. A trend that’s popular right now for that very reason, is sticky elements; elements that behave normally until we scroll, and then maintain their presence on the page somehow. The trend started with sidebars, but where it’s really grown in popularity is headers.
You’ve built your startup from the ground up. You’re ready to see your sales really start to take off. There’s just one challenge left to tackle: building a compelling website. You may have tons of great ideas, but unless you incorporate all the right elements and engage the right audience, your online presence will sink, not soar. Ready to build a powerful startup
As web designers, it goes against our nature to restrict access to our code. We’re taught to maximize compatibility of our websites and strive for backwards compatibility wherever possible; to create progressively enhanced and gracefully degrading sites. If we can make it work on IE1, that’s no bad thing… The problem, at least for WordPress developers, is that WordPress