If there is an issue more likely than the fold, to cause web designers to draw battle lines and pick sides, we’re yet to hear of it. The fold is a concept derived from print design, specifically broadsheet newspaper design. Newspapers have a literal fold in the page; above...
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 combination of technology and art is always fascinating when done well. The Rain Room, a new installation at The Barbican‘s Curve Gallery in London is a beautiful combination of the two that’s also interactive. The Rain Room allows you to walk through...
WordPress plugins allow you to easily modify and enhance your blog by bringing new functionality not otherwise available in the base code. Using plugins works more effectively than trying to modify the overall core programming that makes up WordPress. Defined...
Mozilla’s Firefox has been slowly losing market share since its peak in mid-2009. Prior to the establishment of Google’s Chrome, Firefox was the only real alternative to the much despised Internet Explorer. Its market share has been radically reduced...
What is the fascination with clouds? Ever since the first iPhone brought a weather app to our pockets designers have been drawing them. Perhaps it’s because, as British diplomats were taught in the nineteenth century, the weather is the only polite way to start...
Running an ecommerce store is a lot different than running a blog or an affiliate marketing site. The sole purpose of an online store is to make money. As a result, each and every design decision is critical when it comes to converting customers into dollars. And speaking...
Creep up behind the nearest SEO specialist and whisper “Penguin!” in their ear. Now watch as they cough, splutter and start to turn grey. Why? Well, like a horror film villain, Google’s Penguin has refused to die; it’s back and this time...
For too long we’ve been trapped behind our desks, starved of human contact, linked only by the chirps of a push alert, comforted only by the soft vibration of a cell phone. Perhaps it’s time to shut down the machine, open the blinds, step out into the real...
The customer is always right? No, not always, especially not when you’re a freelancer. Had a bad experience recently? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many freelancers deal with less-than-ideal client interactions that spiral out of control...
The October edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript and jQuery tools, productivity tools, UI testing tools, video editing apps, CSS frameworks, app building tools, and some really great new fonts. Many of...