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...
Since the advent of the world wide web, people have been using it to bear witness to the events around them, some trivial, others world-shattering. While Hurricane Sandy was making its way up the Eastern sea board, Chris Ackermann and Peter Ng threw together instacane.com a...
If you’ve been involved in today’s conversations about what’s best as far as style goes for websites, and nearly everything else design related, then you know that designers are falling in love or already have with minimalism. I’m not here to tell those designers...
My therapist says I’m obsessed with revenge. He’ll be sorry he said that! It’s not that I’m paranoid about all of the people who are against me; I just want to make them all pay dearly. I truly believe that the web is the greatest revenge weapon invented since...
Now the lights are coming back on in New York, a lot of our regular readers may be feeling a little nostalgic for cosy intimacy of the flashlights and candles. Lighting affects us like nothing else. Warm, orange colors seem to increase the temperature in the room, whereas...
In the previous part of our series we created the base for a WordPress plugin recognisible by the core. Today we are going to learn how to actually alter the default functionality of the core. The concept of hooks, actions, and filters is responsible for that; being...
With Hurricane Sandy still lashing the North East of America, Google was forced to modify its launch event for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 products, yesterday. The superstorm has already claimed more than 40 lives in the Caribbean, and the tragic loss of life continues...
If there’s one thing that drives me insane online, it’s when input forms allow me to enter incorrect data, only to point out the mistake after I try and submit it. It seems like half the forms I submit have to be refilled and submitted over again because I...