Knowing that we all judge a book by its cover, smart designers create catchy and practical interfaces. Potential users may be hooked, but how do you reel them all the way in? In trying to answer this question, all roads lead to a human-centered design approach, where the user is the prime...
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check...
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...
I’d like to find that guy who was the first to promote to customers the idea that they could manage their own website “as easily as using a word processor” and give him a good kick in the ass. I think he deserves it. Really and truly. Since that fateful day when the...
Usability testing doesn’t have to be complicated. There are dozens of options for a design team that wants to remotely test their solutions. To prove that, we’ve redesigned Yelp, with the help of remote usability tests. We ran remote usability tests because...
Yesterday, Christophe Tauziet, a product designer at Facebook, shared a shot of the new Facebook logo. Reportedly designed by Facebook’s in-house team in collaboration with Eric Olson — the designer of Klavika, on which the original Facebook logo was based...
You’ve been busting your ass for years as a freelance designer, taking projects as they come, performing every role required for a successful business: producer, CEO, HR, accounting, marketing, and sales…you’re starting to wonder if there’s a next step....
New projects are being released all the time that make us excited, curious, inspired and sometimes a little bit jealous. Today we continue our monthly series of the very best free resources for web designers with a collection that includes cool scripts, awesome fonts,...
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check...
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 Internet isn’t all in English. I mean, I know this. You know this. But unless you actually have to stop and think about building a website in more than one language, you might not look closely at the issue. And there are a few issues to consider. The basics are...
All the time freelance web designers spend in coffee shops was bound to rub off sooner or later; whether it’s the hipster style aesthetic, or the dramatic scale they allow us to work on, everybody loves chalk art on blackboards. Lettering experts have been incorporating...