Articles for April 2010

A few months ago, we announced that we’ll be launching a brand new website this year… and that time has finally come! We’ve kept the new site in ‘beta’ mode for a few weeks now, testing and tweaking things to get it just right and we’re...
How much time do you waste on the average day looking for things buried somewhere on your desk? Or getting up to get something on the other side of your office? Or otherwise retrieving the things you need to do your job? If you added up all those wasted seconds and minutes,...
Iconshock is the largest icon design company in the world and today they’re bringing a spectacular giveaway to WDD readers. In this contest, Iconshock will be providing 10 full subscription licenses to ALL their icons. Yes, you read that right, ALL their icons....
Through WDD we love to show you how you can use your design skills to be creative in all aspects of your life, not only when sitting at your computer. Everywhere you look, you can find people in many different fields using their design talents, even in the food industry....
When is orange more like red? Web designers, even picky ones, sometimes ignore color shift across monitors. How is a web designer to manage color when the screens of their users could be any size or color or could be viewed under any lighting conditions? Unlike fixing...
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...
Partial color allows a designer to hone in on a particular part of an image and enhance it with color. This makes the images really “pop” and this technique can be used for many purposes. For example, in advertising or corporate designs, features of a product...
Textures make a website feel tangible. They give content a relationship to the physical world, a sense of place and a reality that people can relate to. Unfortunately, simulating physical textures isn’t as simple as shooting a photo or running a few Photoshop filters....
The good folks at Art.Gen are providing WDD readers with an awesome and exclusive freebie… This useful PSD file includes a great selection of GUI elements that you can use for free for both commercial and free app development (with attribution). All elements...
It seems like every time you go looking for a new WordPress theme, you find countless roundups of the same old themes. And while many of those themes are featured for good reason, they’re also used on countless blogs around the web. We’ve all seen them a...
We’ve all read countless articles on the reasons you should consider freelancing. They often make it out like anyone still working in the corporate world is just a schmuck with no ambition. But the truth is, there are plenty of reasons not to start freelancing....