Working as a designer day after day can be laborious. Luckily, the field has expanded, and so the process has become simpler. Many free tools and resources are out there.
Wireframes bring elegance to design mock-ups. They are the basic structure of a website, with colors and enhancements removed.
They are used to view design concepts with just the bare essentials, and they can provide a useful perspective on any project.
Most wireframes are created in software suites such as Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks,...
Thanks to all of you who participated in last week’s contest from Wix.com.
Wix is a free web based tool that allows you to quickly and easily create and deploy quality Flash websites.
Their tools allow you to create a website that can look great without fussing with programing, just using a simple drag n’ drop tool that makes the process easy and fun to do.
We have a total of 3 winners and each of these have...
In a world filled with CSS galleries and showcase websites, everything starts to look the same.
Gradients, rounded corners, drop shadows, it’s extremely hard to get away from the strongest of trends in our industry.
Each year however, some people manage to set themselves totally apart from everyone else and produce stunning designs with inspiration seemingly flowing directly out of their...
In the past few years, the popularity of WordPress has skyrocketed, which has led to a growing demand for themes. With this growing demand, we’ve seen new premium or commercial WordPress theme shops popping up everywhere.
Some may say that the premium WordPress space is getting a bit saturated, and they’re probably right. However, more premium theme providers does mean a wider selection for those seeking more than what a free theme can offer.
The only problem is being able to find quality and professionalism in the vast sea of premium themes. It seems that the majority of premium theme designs out there are lacking, and appear a bit amateurish.
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...
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 break from your...
Designing for young kids is something not a lot of designers think about until approached by a client who wants to target that age group.
But the truth is that kids in the 3-12 age group are using the Internet in surprising numbers. Ten years ago, it was rare for a child who hadn’t even yet reached school-age to use a computer. Now, there are a surprising number of websites specifically catering to them. And that number is growing all the time.
The Nielsen Norman Group, long known for their usability studies, has recently completed a study on the Internet habits and related usability issues often encountered by kids in the 3-12 age group.
The report is based on actual user studies, rather than just surveys asking kids what...
Search Engine Optimization, also known as SEO is a subject which gets talked about to death all over the web.
There’s a fairly large group of people who believe that SEO is the be-all and end-all to anything on the web.
They believe that without it, you are nothing and with it, you are everything.
Today we’re going to look at why that isn’t true and why you can create a truly great website...