Google have announced that all their searches are now encrypted. All of them. Every single one. This means no more keyword data will be passed back to site owners. Anyone watching keyword search activity to their site will already have noted that the ratio of “[not provided]” keywords has been steadily rising for years. With this latest release, your only keyword information
Summer is just past, and sadly this means that I’ll no longer be able to look up from my keyboard and out the window, only to come face to face with one of the season’s prettiest offerings — the butterfly. While I might be tempted to argue that I find such beauty in these winged creatures strictly because of their dainty features and vibrant coloring, Gestalt principles tell me something
So, you think you’re a good designer? You went to a good school? You’ve got a portfolio filled to the brim with cutting-edge design? Well, think again. Because buddy, you ain’t got the chops if you can’t beat a kitten. And no, obviously I don’t mean literally beat a kitten. I mean put your work next to photo of a cute kitten and have it voted the more popular of the two.
“Let there be light” could very well be the mantra for a very talented artistic trio known as (fos). Eleni Karpatsi, Susana Piquer and Julio Calvo make up this multidisciplinary team with interest in architecture, interior design, art direction and graphic design. Their first ephemeral installation by the same name, (fos), is “a visual game between perspective
When I was younger and I had to make Powerpoint presentations, I never really liked to do them. I couldn’t figure out why other than they just didn’t do what I wanted them to do. They were often unappealing, tacky and most were just eyesores. That’s back when Powerpoint was hard to use and wasn’t intuitive at all. Since then I’ve tried my hardest to stay
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After going through a successful weight-loss experience, Riyadh-based designer Adelbanfeel decided to add a few extra pixels to some of the most well known fast food logos in the world, all in order to help him avoid eating in those places again. The series was more than appropriately entitled “That’s How I See It”, and the logos of McDonald’s, Burger King,
Sticker Mule is a kick ass service that lets you design and have printed premium quality stickers for business, promotions or just plain ole fun. All kinds of shapes and sizes are on offer; you can buy bumper stickers, iPhone decals or just custom die-cut stickers to stick where ever you choose.
One of the hardest parts of starting your business or freelancing is trying to figure out what you should charge. Years ago after accepting pennies on the dollar for work, I decided I wanted to get really serious about freelancing. I wanted to dive in headfirst and never look back. But I didn’t know what to charge. So, I did what any real professional would do and I Google’d
At its very heart typography is about two things: legibility, which is concerned with how distinguishable letters, words and phrases are; and readability which deals with how easy it is for the brain to convert those elements into a coherent message. Have you ever found yourself reading a single line of text twice, as if it were two lines, especially when your eyes are tired? It occurs,
With web users bombarded with so much information, web designers are constantly exploring new ways to deliver content. One-page websites are now being widely adopted with some of the biggest brands in the world using them to provide users with a fast, clean and simple experience that is simultaneously effective and beautiful. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the trend towards
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
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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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