Recently, I ran into a client that wanted to redesign their company’s website. It was made using Flash, and of course wasn’t viewable on many smartphones. The site also lacked a central focus and could use a total overhaul; a redesign here was a no-brainer....
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...
An interesting thing about working as a freelancer, while the area of expertise may vary, is that many of us will share the same experiences time and again. Even without a connection in the fields in which we freelance, there are some lessons that are universally relevant,...
It’s Friday! Across the globe millions of workers will celebrate the end of a hard week and the arrival of the weekend with a quiet drink, or a few noisy ones.  Whether your preferred tipple is beer, wine, or a cocktail, there’s a chance that Michael...
Since the advent of the first web search engines, designers and developers have struggled with issues of how to increase their placement on a search engine results page. With the major search engines (Google, Bing, etc.) unwilling to reveal their ranking algorithms...
If you’re a fan of the show Mad Men or have seen the opening, then you’ve seen a motion graphic. Motion graphics were all the rage in the 1960s (hence the look for the Mad Men series set in the advertising field of the 1960s) and were popular in movies, TV show openings...
One feature that can make a logo shine more than any other is hidden meaning. Remember the last time you saw a logo that made you go ‘Ahaaa!’? So, that’s what I’m going to approach in this article, the cherry on the top of the logo cake. There...
Since the launch of Google’s Penguin update in April, sites that rely on black-hat link building including purchased links and link exchanges, have had their page ranking penalized. The question has been, exactly how is Google deciding if you’re using...
One of the main problems with technology is the frequent lapses in security we experience; a lot of information is stolen daily and used to steal more information, send spam messages, open backdoors to systems and sometimes even do damage to our computers. None of...
Now that the dust has begun to settle on Mozilla’s go-stop-go launch for Firefox 16, the company is able to turn its full attention to the next release; Firefox 17. Mozilla’s adoption of the rapid release program means that when Firefox 16 was pushed to...
The vast majority of articles talking about responsive design focus on two main areas: a fluid, flexible grid, and fluid, flexible images. What many of them don’t talk about is typography. And yet, for the majority of websites the text, the content, is the most important...