The Droste effect is a Dutch term for a specific type of recursive picture.
An image exhibiting the Droste effect depicts a smaller version of the image within itself in a recursive manner.
In theory, the picture in picture effect continues deeper into the picture ad infinitum, but it really only goes as far as the image resolution will allow while still being visible, but it still has the feeling of being never ending.
In this article, we’ll be focusing on web usability and more specifically, on the views of world renowned usability expert, Jakob Nielsen.
He’s been called “the guru of Web page usability” by the New York Times and “the king of usability” by Internet Magazine.
Through his Alertbox newsletter and useit.com website, he has been educating hundreds of thousands of web designers around the world since 1995.
While his views can be controversial, especially for web designers, he...
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...
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.
Why not try something new today and check...
Robots have been appearing for decades in sci-fi movies and on TV and are finally making their way into the real world.
Although it will probably take several years for robots to become part of our every day lives, that day now seems to be closer than ever.
In this post, we feature robot concepts designed by great illustrators from around the world, which include human looking ones as well as aliens and super heros.
Organic design is commonly applied to products such as chairs, electronic equipment, books and home décor.
Following the same principles, organic web design has recently emerged as a trend.
Professional designers and companies have taken a more natural approach to creating their websites, logos and packaging, leaving behind the overtly technological sheen of the early 2000s.
Yes, fellow designers, it is safe to say that the new age of organic design for websites and corporate logos has taken effect.
We’ve put together a collection of magazine covers that have stirred up controversy through the years.
These covers can serve as object lessons for what to do and what not to do both with design and editorial.
While some controversial covers have worked and sold more magazines, or won awards for the editors who made the decision to go to press with them, others were embarrassments that the publication had to either apologize for,...
The subject of what separates art and design is convoluted and has been debated for a long time.
Artists and designers both create visual compositions using a shared knowledge base, but their reasons for doing so are entirely different.
Some designers consider themselves artists, but few artists consider themselves designers.
So what exactly is the difference between art and design? In this post, we’ll examine and compare some of the core principles of each craft.
This is a subject that people have strong opinions...