Today, Adobe announced some exciting new features in Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Muse. Of particular interest to a lot of designers are the updates to Photoshop, while teams and agencies will be particularly interested in Adobe’s new Creative...
Finger painting is sooo 20th Century. This millennium, it’s all about the finger portrait — at least according to the Italian artist named Dito Von Tease. Also known as Il Dito (“The Finger” in Italian), Von Tease has revolutionized the traditional avatar...
While big data makes for useful applications, it can also stand in the way of clean, usable interface designs. With more and more web applications built upon mountains of data collected in the cloud, how can you deliver all that data without turning the resulting application...
Thumbnails are one of the purest pieces of usability the digital age has created. In essence a thumbnail is a preview, a promise of what you’ll see if you click the link. A small glimpse with less data, faster to load and less greedy for screen real estate than...
The December edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, jQuery plugins, productivity tools, design tools, video editing tools, CSS and HTML frameworks, Photoshop resources, security tools, and some really great new fonts....
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...
320, 768 and 1024. Do these numbers mean anything to you? No, it’s not the Da Vinci code, they are the widths in pixels that many designers associate with mobile, tablet and desktop screen widths. The problem I have with this is that my mobile isn’t 320 pixels wide,...
Every once in a while we all run out of ideas. It’s a stressful and frustrating experience. And it’s no coincidence that it often comes at the end of a long working week. However, Friday is a great day to finish up projects, draw in new inspiration and let...
Along with the introduction of CSS3 comes many new features that are available for use in creating great effects; one of the most useful is the transition property. The transition property is an important new development in CSS. It can be used to create a dynamic change effect...
In 2006, while working at a design agency in Cardiff, Wales, I conceived of an idea to feature on our website the current weather conditions outside our office. I wanted to make our website fully engaging and to show our visitors and clients what we were experiencing...
“Whew!” exclaimed a recent client when he finally agreed to pay his entire fee, “I didn’t know artistic-types were such tough businessmen.” “Oh, we are,” I said calmly as I put his final check into my pocket, “We...