The header is likely the first thing a new visitor sees on a blog, so it is the first impression — but why is a blog header so much more important, or at least different, than the header of a basic website?
Blog headers need more functionality. Other web designs may differ in terms of their use and therefore, what’s included in the website header and how it’s presented can vary greatly.
With a blog specifically, though, there are best practices that can help the reader navigate through the blog and become better involved.
Archan Nair (alias archanN on the web) is an exceptional 26 year old designer, illustrator and digital artist.
He is currently based in New Delhi, India. As you scroll through his art, keep in mind his goal of creating works was inspired by various phases or moments of life.
Archan comes from a different industry than most graphic designers: Fashion.
He started developing digital artwork in 2006 by editing simple wallpapers, and his hunger for learning more about the world of design hasn’t ceased since.
Education undeniably changes us. Learning new things completely alters our perception of life and the world around us.
But formal academic training is a touchy subject for some people. Going to school to learn a discipline is still not an option for everyone.
As someone who has worked in the graphic design field for quite some time without an advanced degree, I understand that self-education is not to be underestimated.
But just how far can this type...
Today we bring you a set of over 200 free and exclusive RSS icons called “Supra”.
The icons are provided in both raster and vector formats: The transparent PNG versions are 32×32, 64×64 and 128×128, and we have also included source files for Illustrator so that you can resize and create the icons as needed.
The icons are completely free for...
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...
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...
Nature has always been a source of inspiration for designers to look at things differently.
We all know that a tree doesn’t always have green leaves, water is not blue and clouds are certainly not always white and puffy. As designers, we need to know to look beyond the obvious when looking at things.
Cloud formations such as mammatus or lenticular among others, are perfect examples of how intricate and different nature can be. There are even so called ‘ufo clouds’, which truly resemble the shape of a UFO.
In this post, we take a look at some amazing photographs of the weirdest cloud formations that you’ll...
Unlike other forms of art, graphic design is not just about taking paper and pen and letting the work flow.
Graphic designers have to help viewers get the message and help sell a service or product.
Creating a design for a client with little or no strategy just doesn’t work. Unlike traditional art, graphic design has to convey a very narrow message.
Developing a system for the graphic design process can help the designer achieve the best results.
Systematizing any sort of project, whether graphic design,...