When I walk into a design studio, there are several things I know I’ll see; tattoos, piercings and toys… lots and lots of each. Why do designers, as well as non-creatives, love toys? We love toys because they are the first art form to which we are introduced,...
Some promotional strategies start and end with Facebook or Eventbrite. Most event planners don’t go far beyond posting the event and maybe asking a couple sources to do the same. Sometimes people use newspapers or community calendars and some just use cheap...
Cartography (aka mapmaking) dates back to, quite literally, the cave man. The earliest maps consisted of cave paintings, rock carvings, and clay-tablet etchings before ever evolving into to two-dimensional paper drawings. Now anything other than the computer-generated...
“Barry, wake up!” screamed Winny but he just groaned and pulled up the old comforter over his head. It was his first day off from the magical ministry and the last thing he wanted was some witch yelling at him. “Wake UP!” Winny bellowed again...
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...
Artists can do a lot with a blank canvas. But UK-based Ed Fairburn demonstrates that a canvas with lines, words, and markers works just as well—or maybe even better. Take for instance the figurative work Fairburn produced on Bartholomew maps, where a series of...
With the ever increasing accessibility of smart phones, coupled with the rapid advancement of mobile internet technology, more and more people are reaching for their phones and tablets to carry out their everyday internet browsing. According to research carried...
Who could forget the iconic image of Audrey Hepburn peering through the shop window in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Streisand and Redford’s goodbye scene in The Way We Were. Both were shot 40-plus years ago in the City That Never Sleeps—but journalist Christopher Maloney, on his addictive website FILMography,...
The wonders of the QR code have been proved over and over for marketing and customer engagement. You see them all over, read about them in countless articles and have probably used them for a client’s project, but what about the fun side? Have you used them for...
Since the dawn of the mobile web, the design and development landscape has changed drastically. Today, no one working in the field can argue with the lasting impact that this market will have on the future of the industry. This is an interesting shift to have watched...
For some web designers, the process of creating a website for someone comes easy. You get a chance to really visualize how you feel about a company or client. However, one of the hardest things for almost every designer is creating a site for themselves. Designers want...