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Every company wants to remembered, every company wants to be recognized. Whether they have a great service or product or excellent customer service, they all want a special place in your heart. The way you feel about a company and the way you perceive that company are important, not just to you, but to them as well. The success of a company and their product or service depends not just on
A key component to any website design is type. Selecting fonts, sizes and colors can be a big part of how you outline your site. Just as important as the letterforms themselves, is the spacing around those letters and particularly the leading used in blocks of text. The more type you use, the more important leading becomes. Behind font and size, it is one of the key factors to consider when
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
And here’s our new ZeroBundle! This is our second ZeroBundle, and this time we put the focus on icons! Everyone loves icons and this massive bundle includes hundreds of exclusive and amazing icons from great designers. Thanks to these wonderful designers for their contribution: Umar Irshad, Pink Moustache, Launched Pixels, Larsson Patrik, Kamil Khadeyev, IconDeposit,
There are nearly a million buildings in New York City (including all five boroughs). That’s a lot of buildings. It makes me wonder whether James Gulliver Hancock, an Australian illustrator living in Brooklyn, is aware of that fact. Why, you might ask? Well, because Hancock has set out to draw all the buildings in New York. That’s right. All of them. It’s a huge undertaking,
I’m a WordPress themes junky, as I’m sure a lot of the rest of you are. I love checking out new themes, both for ideas and inspiration, as well as to keep up to date on what’s happening in the world of WP theme design. The great thing is that new themes are released on practically a daily basis. There are thousands of themes out there, a lot of which are truly awesome. And
Dieter Rams, a German industrial engineer, is one of the most influential designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. He is best known for his work with Braun consumer products. Among them are the T3 pocket radio — on which the design of the Apple iPod was based — and the 606 universal shelving system. One day, as the story goes, he asked himself, “Is my design good design?”
The world seems to be getting a little smaller each day thanks to online communities and social networking. In turn, this “world-wide community” has created an international readership for a variety of websites. Designers must weigh carefully the messages they send to that potentially broad user-base. One aspect of design that can have far reaching and sometimes unintentional
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
The images Paul Cadden creates are so incredibly realistic that you might first mistake them for photographs. But look closely and you’ll see that they’re actually drawings. Cadden creates “hyperrealistic” portraits and landscapes, which so resemble real life that the subjects seem to come alive. The difference between hyperrealism and photorealism