Today, Microsoft will be launching Windows 8, the biggest redesign of its flagship product in nearly two decades; making October 25th 2012 a pivotal moment, not just for the world’s largest software manufacturer, but for the tech industry as a whole. Windows...
I fully admit to my days of bastardness, obsessed with success, craving power over others for the sake of revenge and pleasure, wanting to stand on the bodies of others to heighten my status in life. I look back on those days with some nostalgia but mostly shame, and shiver...
What if we lived in a world where the only available typeface was Comic-Sans? That’s the idea, or at least must have been what the Russian Belgorod-based designer Oleg Tarasov was thinking when he decided to re-design some of the most well know brands of...
And here it is… After way too many delays, countless mock ups and ideas, the new WebdesignerDepot.com is finally here! This was an incredibly complex redesign process for the entire WDD team but we’re extremely proud of the results and we hope that...
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...