Trends can be born so silently and subtly that we seldom notice them.
And when you survey hundreds of websites, you often see patterns that you would otherwise miss. One such pattern is the frequent use of tags and ribbons.
These small flourishes have become increasingly popular. This article addresses the two elements because they are used together so frequently.
While ribbons are self-explanatory, by tags I mean the faux labels that hang down from the top of the screen, like a tag on a t-shirt.
The websites that...
We’re excited to let you know about our newly redesigned MightyDeals website and to kick things off, we’ve lined up an awesome giveaway here on WDD.
If you don’t already know about our MightyDeals website, it’s the premier destination for web professionals to get their hands on amazingly discounted deals on products and services.
The deals include software, graphics, WordPress themes, icons and much much more. All deals are available for a limited time only and the discounts can sometimes...
Simple, everyday objects have long been used in photography to create interesting images.
We commonly see them in still-life images, or juxtaposed in unexpected surroundings. But Czech photography Vlad Artazov has taken the idea of using simple objects to create striking images one step further with his Nails’ life series.
Using simple building nails, Artazov has recreated situations found in everyday life.
Some are rather steamy, others perfectly mundane, but made interesting due to their abstract nature.
“ … One of the roles of design is to bring humanity, intelligence and beauty to the world of business, and indeed to everyday life.” – Michael Beirut
Is design losing its humanity? No one would suggest that computers are as adept as talented humans at creating innovative designs — yet — but technology has been making a significant impact on design-related professions in the last few years.
In some cases, technology has lessened the amount of contact designers have with clients, colleagues and professional development organizations,...
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...
Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, also known as “Vhils” is an incredible sculptor and graffiti artist who is challenging assumptions by creating artwork using destructive methods.
He started out as a graffiti artist but got tired of illegally touching up walls. So, he turned his attention to billboards, painting them all white and then putting his own artwork on top, usually as a critique of consumerism and advertising.
During one of his “interventions,” he found that walls, metals and other hard material could be used to equally interesting effect.
The awesome videos below demonstrate part...
The World Wide Web turned the desktop application into a passé. But will mobile applications destroy the Web? It could happen, especially if things continue as they are now. But who will save it?
It won’t be mobile apps. They’re all the rage these days. Tens of thousands of them being maintained by developers (which might be the same people who previously developed desktop apps). And they are giving those who support the open Web reason to worry.
Who knows, we might live in a future where the Web suffers a similar fate as the desktop...