Typography is often thought of in its practical form, as text on a web page or printed material.
A designer may look at typography in the way that it will impact their design, considering aspects such as spacing, leading, weight and size.
But let’s put all of that aside as we take a look at typography used as an experimental form of art.
In this post we feature over 100 amazing typographical experiments, crazy compositions and funky fonts that ooze creativity.
These examples were...
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...
Today, we’re going to show you a simple way to achieve a gradient-heavy illustration of a little monster.
It’s got a 3-D feel, but it’s done using only gradients. So, stick with us; we’re going to use and see some really nice easy tips for creating this little monster. The tutorial is intended for beginners.
We’ve included the Illustrator file at the bottom of this post, so you can...
In February, Smashing Magazine officially released their latest print book project, The Smashing Book 2, and they were kind enough to send me a review copy at no charge.
This review is not a paid review, nor is it influenced in any way by Webdesigner Depot or Smashing Magazine.
Although this review does give the book some valuable exposure, this is primarily going to be a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the book.
Thus, I won’t be reviewing the contents...
The awesome folks at DesignDeck has designed a cool set of 24 social icons which we’re calling “Simplito”.
The icons are provided as JPGs, PNGs and a master PSD file for easy editing.
You are free to use the icons for personal and commercial projects as per the licensing terms attached in the file.
Please do not distribute these icons. If you want to share these with your friends, simply...
Dribbble has quickly become one of the most popular communities online for designers.
It offers the opportunity for designers to get feedback on their works-in-progress, show off the work they’ve just completed, and otherwise network with others in the field.
While Dribbble has been largely successful in the design community, there has also been some controversy surrounding certain aspects of the site.
Dan Cederholm, one of Dribbble’s co-founders, took time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions about where Dribbble has been, where it is now, and...
Optimizing websites for the mobile web is a chore. And optimizing e-commerce websites for the mobile web is a beast that designers and developers have only begun to tame.
Not surprisingly, larger companies are embracing the medium first, likely because they have the resources and sales flow to justify it. After all, even if an e-commerce website gets sizable traffic, a small percentage of that will be mobile-based. And an even smaller percentage of that traffic will actually complete their sales.
With the momentum only really beginning in this arena, people’s experience with full mobile e-commerce transactions is limited. This makes the niche an experimental one at best. Fortunately, given the nature of e-commerce, success can be carefully measured and tested. This is a medium still in need of definition.
A huge hurdle towards progress is the scarcity of examples.