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Graphic design is more than just good looks. Design is the process of visually conveying ideas or messages to a specific audience.

The best new portfolio sites, January 2017

Hello WDD readers! Start the year right by ignoring your resolutions, and focusing on this latest installment of…

7 design predictions for 2017, that might actually happen

Every year, blogs like this one try to predict what’s going to happen in our industry over the next 12 months. Design…

Yes, You Need a Pattern Library… Just Not Yet.

Designer guilt. I feel it all the time, I’m sure you do too. I feel this guilt when I fail to do something that the…

Building design success from failure

The longer you work as a designer, the more opportunities you’ll have to look back and say, “What was I thinking?” It’s…

Essential design trends, January 2017

New year, new design trends. One of the great things about web design is that it is constantly evolving. You can find…

The simple way to get better at design

Design, by its very nature, is there to be judged. We do it every day—whether it’s our own creation, or that of someone…

Don’t design this at home…3 UI disasters to avoid

I coined a term today: Loathsome Design. It means something along the lines of “design decisions that make me want to…

Does this type make my design look fat?

Nothing can ruin a design like typography that doesn’t fit. Whether it’s too big (or too small), improper type scaling…

Poll: Is VR the new Flash?

“Wow!” is the usual response on trying VR for the first time. Even after spending hours in a headset, the experience is…

The best new portfolio sites, December 2016

It’s that time of the year when people all round the world gather in their homes, with their loved ones. They sing…

Why you should be using pattern libraries

Have you heard of pattern libraries, style guides, component libraries, design patterns or UI toolkits? Don’t worry if…

Create the Perfect Hero Image Using Contrast

Want to make a great first impression? It starts with your website’s header. The image a user sees will leave an…

Comics of the week #368

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging…

How to use breadcrumbs (the right way)

Bread crumbs…they bring up associations with the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel, where Hansel leaves bread crumbs to…

WeTransfer reveals new brand identity and UI

WeTransfer is one of the mostly widely admired start-ups of the last decade. In many ways it embodies what we tell our…

4 fresh alternatives to the hamburger menu

Some say web design has become boring. Current trends and high-end techniques establish the rules for the creatives,…

4 compelling reasons you should embrace VR

While none of us can predict the future, every designer should be thinking about it. All indications point to the next…

Making logos work for the web

When you design for the web, no matter the industry, there are expectations that must be met, and realities that must…