CSS3 is an enhanced version of the Cascading Style Sheets specification, and it comes with many enchanting features that revolutionize Web layout and design, as well as other advantages. But it has some disadvantages as well, and tackling them requires smarts. CSS3 is new on the market, so there is still a lot to improve. The major problem is that the properties are browser-specific
As designers, we sometimes deal with clients who may be on a budget but want a super cool business card, and want it quick. As designers, we might even be that client. A business card is often viewed as the first image a person has about your business and the work you do; once they see your business card they start developing ideas about the business and you. You want to have something that
Hiring a web designer is like sorting packages. Hundreds of applications filter in. Before you can even get to the good stuff, you have to sort through all the ones that might not be a good fit. And even though you may not judge a book by its cover, hiring managers most certainly judge potential applicants by their résumé. And if you’re looking for a job as a web designer, there’s even
As an undergraduate of my university’s advertising program, every year, I’d have some sort of Super Bowl function that was centered around watching the commercials. After all, as an ad student, this was kind of a big deal and would be absolutely relevant to the next week of classes. We would laugh at, be upset with, and critique most of the million dollar spots. Even though
Whether you are a web design freelancer trying to win new work, an entrepreneur promoting your web app, or a corporate drone looking to enhance your career, you will need a blog. In fact the personal blog has almost become a requirement for any web professional. The problem is, they are a pain to keep up. Sure we all start off well. We launch our blog with one or two posts in mind. However,
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 small selection of the links
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
You never know when you’re going to get a client with a super tight deadline. You never know when you’ll be struck with a great idea, either. You can’t avoid it, so you need to try to stay as prepared as possible. As iPhones and Android phones sweep the cell phone market, most designers have one or the other (except for me, I’m still with Blackberry). The greatest
Everywhere you turn these days people are talking about mobile apps. Apps for this, apps for that. The statistics too, have been kind of staggering. One recent study by Flurry, showed that consumers spent 81 minutes per day using mobile apps, compared to 74 minutes of web surfing. As more people begin to spend time on appms compared to the Internet, you may be wondering if mobile app design
Today we have another awesome giveaway for all WDD readers where you can win 1 of 5 copies being given away of The Book of CSS3 As you know, CSS3 is the technology behind most of the eye-catching visuals you see on the Web today, but the official documentation can be dry and hard to follow and browser implementations are scattershot at best. This is where Peter Gasston’s latest book
I remember being 13 years old and just learning the joys of Photoshop 5 and 6. Looking back, I was so terrible, but in that moment you couldn’t you tell me a thing. That was when message boards and online forums were extremely popular, and you were not cool at all unless your signature (affectionately referred to as ‘sig’) was in top trendy style. I remember downloading
As a site developer, web designer or site administrator, you’ve probably had to go through the process of choosing between platforms. But maybe not recently—if you’ve been designing and developing web sites for very long, chances are you’ve already got your favorite go-to platform that you always use. And if your go-to content management system isn’t