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When VEVO redesigned their website back in March of 2012 and added Facebook Connect functionality, they saw a 600% increase in the number of Facebook-published or -watched videos. And they saw a 142% increase in new users over the previous month. Impressive numbers all around. Now they’ve gone and redesigned the site again. This time they’ve focused more on visuals
Some people think that branding is a highly expensive marketing activity that can only be pursued by multinationals with million dollar budgets while others regard branding as a highly complex strategy that only those well trained are able to use efficiently. These statements are not false, but they are only a small part of a bigger picture. There’s at least one aspect of
If you want to stand out in today’s digital age, it’s vital that you establish an online presence. Whether you’re a graphic designer, web developer or social media strategist, you need your own online platform for showing off your greatest pieces of work.  You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing exactly how you wedge your foot in the door of the World Wide Web, with
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
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
If you have ever flicked through the digital pages of ‘The Commons’ section of Flickr, you will have inevitably have stumbled over a few photographic gems you would never have otherwise known existed. The Commons project was launched in January 2009 with the intent of increasing public access to publicly-held photographic collections. In doing this, Flickr hoped that the public
If you build new WordPress websites on a regular basis, you may be familiar with the process of setting up a local WordPress installation using WAMP or XAMPP to do your development work before migrating the site to your live server. It’s a great way to speed up the development process, as you don’t have to keep uploading your changes before you can view them, and besides, it’s not
Not every company or designer has a lot to say. There are people who believe in letting a product or service speak for itself, and there are some folks who just downright don’t talk much. Sometimes this can translate over to the web via sites that aren’t extremely heavy on content.  The truth is, if a site isn’t a blog or magazine, there may not be a ton to say. With blogs,
[This is a sponsored review for MachForm, the opinions expressed in the article are the author's only] Creating forms isn’t the most complicated thing a web designer or developer can do. But creating attractive, properly-functioning forms quickly and easily can be a challenge. Especially for those designers who aren’t crazy about coding. So rather than spend valuable time creating, styling, and testing forms from scratch,
After a packed summer of seminars, inspirational talks, and crowd-pleasing predictions, we’ve reached the tail end of the conference season. October is the time your boss expects you to get started putting some of that new found knowledge to work. But if you’re not yet feeling inspired, there’re still a few gems to attend before the holiday season is upon us. And
Facebook is a stupid name for a social media site. Facebook: a book of faces; a directory of the cool kids; an elitist tome to which most of us, with our thick-rimmed glasses, obscure music taste and high school hangups will never be invited. Facebook is possibly the least socially inclusive domain name ever thought up. A much better name for a socially inclusive site is Myspace. Myspace:
InDesign boxes are as simple as click-and-drag. Photoshop’s layers let painters color pixels anywhere they please. But layout with HTML and CSS is a game of nudging and cascading. It happens every day: Photoshop-savvy art directors mock up designs, honing their spacing, carefully choosing appropriate typefaces and colors. They hand off their work to an eager HTML developer,