Articles for December 2009

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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...