One of the most unique and common forms of art on the Internet these days is called concept art.
Concept art is a form of illustration where the main goal is to convey a visual representation of a design, idea, and/or mood for use in movies, video games, animation, or comic books before it is put into the final product.
The concept artist generates a visual design for something that doesn’t yet exist.
Most of these pieces are created with Photoshop as well as using more traditional means such as oil paints,...
Today we bring you a set of over 200 free and exclusive vector icons called “Primo”.
The icons are provided in both raster and vector formats: The transparent PNG versions are 48×48, 64×64 and 128×128, and we have also included Illustrator files so that you can resize the icons as needed.
The icons are completely free for personal and commercial use and they’re being released exclusively to all our readers.
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Today we’d like to thank all our advertisers for their continued support of WDD.
It’s both thanks to them and to our audience that WDD continues to thrive month after month.
We realize that many of you may not click on adverts as you may feel that they may not be relevant to you, or your business.
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“Spec work” stands for speculative work. It’s a term used to refer to any job for which the client expects to see examples with no guarantee of payment.
The Internet has accelerated its growth in the form of “design contest” websites, and these businesses have advertising machines that draw in thousands of unsuspecting designers who think it’s normal to give away their intellectual property for nothing.
With the increasing prominence of “spec work” businesses, we’re witnessing more and more about the downsides of the practice, and there’s one initiative in particular that’s documenting what goes on — SpecWatch.
Web designers have a wealth of tools available to them, for doing everything from organizing their thoughts about a particular design to debugging the final design.
But with so many tools out there, how do you ever determine which ones are really useful and which ones are just going to waste your time?
We’ve compiled a massive list of some of the best and most useful tools out there for web designers.
Purposely left off the list are common tools most designers are likely already using (like Dreamweaver or Panic’s Coda, Photoshop or GIMP, and similar common...
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 compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week.
Note that this is only a very...
A well developed and organized sign-up page has to relay a large quantity of data in a small area and must be quick and easy to read and understand.
Overly creative plan names are more likely to hurt your sign-up process instead of help, as they’ll take longer to understand.
It’s better to save your creativity for the other pages which will be redirecting the user to the sign-up page.
Start a trial and error phase to test out what your audience might...
The use of typography in video allows us to reclaim the lost art of arranging typefaces in a way that would make an 18th century typesetter’s head spin.
This type of art is also known as Kinetic typography.
The text is presented in a manner intended to convey or evoke a particular idea or emotion.
In this compilation we showcase 18 creative uses of kinetic typography which include short movies made with After Effects, stop motion...