Navigation
On behalf of myself and the entire WDD team, we’d like to wish you a very happy, healthy and successful 2010!!! Thanks for your support in 2009; we hope you learned a few good things here while having fun and getting inspired at the same time. The next year will be also full of great content and inspirational posts, and we’ll cover a bit more of the technical side of design as
As 2009 draws to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular posts that we published this year on WDD. This collection is made up of the 50 most popular posts, with the most popular being at the top. Please let us know which ones you liked best and we’d also like to know what type of articles you’d like to see more of in 2010. Finally, a BIG thank you to all of
Artists are usually ahead of the curve when it comes to being green. The artists featured here exclusively use recycled and/or trash to make pieces of contemporary art. These artists practice the art of “upcycling”, or literally turning everyday trash into creative treasures. While Andy Warhol may have made the idea popular with his famous Campbell’s soup can
Einstein once said, “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” The same could be said of intelligence. What they don’t tell you is that the “smart” people of the world are, in most cases, just better at researching and learning things than everyone else. But researching is a learned skill, not something you’re born with. And while some people might be predisposed to learn things more easily than others,
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 small selection of the links
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 who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
If you enjoyed our “Xmas Stickers” last week, you’re in luck, as today we’re bringing you another great set of icons for the Holidays. We call this one “Xmas Festives” and it’s also an exclusive set, just for WDD. Feel free to use them to decorate your websites and blogs and bring the holiday spirit to the web. The icons are free for personal
Thanks to all of you who participated in the fantastic contest held by Grafpedia last week. We have selected the winners at random and the results are here! With 511 comments, this was another great contest for WDD and a really great giveaway of goodies that will fit perfectly into every designer’s collection. The 10 winners have each won a premium account with access to ALL of
What makes a design look coordinated, planned and professional? The answer is: ‘color’. Not every project needs bland corporate blue to look professional. Planning color means creating a framework that describes which colors to use and how to use them. Color is the slipperiest design element. “Good” color is so closely tied to elusive things like personal taste
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 small selection of the links
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 and this week we focus on Christmas. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world
Thanks to the might of JavaScript, the words “dynamic” and “illustration” no longer apply exclusively to Flash-based websites. Now that dynamic HTML is a reality in most commonly used browsers and that a lot of fancy JavaScript libraries exist to make using it easy, CSS websites can take back some of the street cred held so tightly by Flash. Of these new JavaScript libraries, jQuery has become one of the most widely