In August 2011 7.12% of all website hits worldwide came from a handheld mobile device. By August 2012, that figure had risen to 11.78%. We can literally watch as tablets and smartphones become our default choice for connecting to the internet. People have long gotten...
Oh Photoshop, what wonders you perform: creative freedom second to none, the bitmap tool of choice for most digital artists. The best part of 2 weeks salary, for the average American, to purchase; and countless hours to master; Photoshop is the de facto standard for...
Being in love is great. It’s often a crazy journey where you find out much about your partner and especially yourself. The beginnings of a relationship may be the most exciting, but once that’s all done, it’s time to take the big step; it’s...
There has been much cross-over between web development and application development in recent years. The biggest trend being the increase in web-based applications. Whilst many would argue that it’s the rise of the cloud, and of faster internet connections,...
Today I’m going to show you some interesting ways to make money as a web professional. Before I do, let’s clarify something: the best way to make money as a web designer is to develop a portfolio of clients. However, as a professional in this saturated industry,...
In the U.S. election day is finally here. People across the country are heading out to vote, with many U.S. citizens resident abroad having already cast their ballots. Polls emerging in the U.S. suggest the race is tight in key states, but are increasingly confident...
As a design professional, you are familiar with (and possibly contributing to) the increased use of circles in all elements of design. From home décor items such as round-framed mirrors and prints to hand tools at the hardware store, circles are everywhere. Circles...
A long time ago, on a website not that far away, you’d be welcomed by a web page that didn’t have much on it. It maybe had a logo or picture  and a button or link telling you to ‘enter’ the site you just visited. If you were really neat, you maybe...
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...
The way people access information online is evolving. Google reports that by next year (2013) more than half of website visits will come from mobile devices rather than desktops or laptops. Not only is the medium of accessing the web changing, the needs of most mobile...
If you’re looking to set up a website there are a multitude of options. With no budget or time restrictions the choice is clear: design a bespoke site from the ground up. However, in the real world that’s often not a possibility. Sometimes we need to turn...