Anyone involved in Web design or development will have come across the term “semantic” with reference to HTML5 and the Web in general. This often problematic term is understandably confusing to many of us, particularly since there is a distinct lack...
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...
In a recently published article Jakob Nielsen thoroughly trashes Windows 8. This is not your typical Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux argument. There are no attacks on the security flaws, stability or even cost of the operating system. This assault is directed at the area...
New site designs pop up every week, all over the web. Sometimes they fly under the radar for weeks before being found, and other times they’re broadcast all over the place almost immediately; which happens is largely dependent on who did the designing. Right...
At this time of year, there’s no better way to start the day than opening up a new window on your advent calendar and munching on some chocolate goodness. Well, maybe one better way… In the spirit of the season for giving, Treehouse — the online technology...
There are just 12 days until Christmas! If you’re still struggling to find that perfect gift for the designer/developer in your life, or if your loved ones could do with a few helpful hints, here are some suggestions sure to earn you (or them) that kiss under the...
It happens to all of us: that rude awakening when we realize Santa is just a department store employee and the Tooth Fairy is really our parents. And when that fateful day arrives, a little wide-eyed innocence is lost and we inch our way closer to the realities of adulthood....
Whether as part of a registration form, a payment form, or a contact form, it seems we’re always asking our users to give us information. Unfortunately, a portion of visitors will see our form and, for whatever reason, decide to hit the back button. This could be...
Today, Adobe announced some exciting new features in Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Muse. Of particular interest to a lot of designers are the updates to Photoshop, while teams and agencies will be particularly interested in Adobe’s new Creative...
Finger painting is sooo 20th Century. This millennium, it’s all about the finger portrait — at least according to the Italian artist named Dito Von Tease. Also known as Il Dito (“The Finger” in Italian), Von Tease has revolutionized the traditional avatar...
While big data makes for useful applications, it can also stand in the way of clean, usable interface designs. With more and more web applications built upon mountains of data collected in the cloud, how can you deliver all that data without turning the resulting application...