Design

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

Creating a design system language

It seems like the current buzz word in the design industry and everyone wants one. But how exactly can a product…

The best new portfolio sites, November 2016

Hello readers! World events have been very interesting lately, but now it’s time for what we all know is really…

Choice paralysis: 3 ways the number of choices impacts conversions

Maybe you’ve heard of a phenomenon called choice or analysis paralysis. In short, it’s a situation where a customer…

Zendesk releases a new logo

We’re all familiar with the old Zendesk logo, right? The memorable image of the Buddha who’s wearing a headset (melding…

The evolution of political campaign logos

The most successful brands understand that knowing their audience and how to communicate with them is vital to their…

Essential design trends, November 2016

It’s time to break out of your (design) shell and try something bold. Larger-than-life bold techniques are the big…

4 modern background tricks to try out

It seems that, as a constituent of a design, backgrounds live in the shadows; however, that’s not entirely true. In…

Cinemagraphs in web design

If you read any of the countless web design trend reports that came out earlier this year, you likely read about the…

Poll: should coders learn to design?

Okay developers, it’s your turn. People have ranted on and on for years about whether or not designers should learn to…

Designing for mobile app commerce

One of the more lucrative projects for designers these days doesn’t even involve desktop. That’s because, in the last…

Comics of the week #361

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

4 UX mistakes almost every designer makes

As a designer you’re expected to make the impossible happen. Time and time again, you’re expected to take an incredibly…

Designing for short attention spans

Recently-published research by comScore revealed that Smartphone apps now account for 50 percent of all digital media…

The surprising history of emojis

You encounter emojis on a regular basis in your 21st-century, tech-savvy lifestyle, but what is the history of emojis?…

The best new portfolio sites, October 2016

We hear lots about how brutalism is becoming a trend. Well, the alarmists among us can probably let this one go. All…

Essential design trends, October 2016

As the saying goes: Everything old is new again. That’s true in design for sure. This month some of the biggest trends…

Deal: unlimited access to 1,300 fonts for a year

The web is mostly text, so typography basically is web design. It's not the whole of it, but it is by far one of the…

8 ways to design sites faster in Photoshop

As a web designer, it’s hard to stay organized. Not only are you balancing several projects at once, but you’re likely…