Articles for January 2012

There are a whole bunch of CMSes out there ranging from lightweight micro-blogging platforms to huge enterprise packages. I don’t want to mention any names here or tell you what to use. Instead, I’m going give you some important points to consider, so...
Firefox 10, due out January 31st (the same day Firefox 11 becomes an official Beta release), finally rounds out the browser’s growing collection of developer tools with Page and Style Inspectors. In some ways, these tools are similar to Firebug, but they’re...
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...
Managing a blog with a single author can be time-consuming enough, but adding in multiple authors can exponentially increase the amount of time and effort it takes to manage. There’s editorial workflow, scheduling, and author management to consider, among...
Great websites always seem to combine great design with great code. Since building a website is a pretty simple task you find many people learn HTML and CSS and figure that if they can learn that then they can design any website they want. While technically they can you...
[Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post for Template Monster] TemplateMonster.com is among the most well known stock template and theme providers online. They offer templates for a wide range of sites, agricultural sites to church sites, as well as general templates that can be used on almost any kind of site. And all of their...
In this article, I’m going to examine the science behind making successful UI icons before teaching you how to make your own embeddable icon font. From designing the individual icons to converting them for @font-face embedding, and even licensing them for...
When I wrote about QR codes (Designed QR codes: the next level), it was very well received. When I wrote “SnapTags: Will they kill QR codes?” people got a little nasty with their suggestion on what I could do with snaptags and my mother. Now that I’m delving into...
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...
We’ve just released ZeroBundle.com It’s a brand new website, brought to you by WDD and MightyDeals.com, where we offer fantastic freebies for designers for a limited time only. The bundle includes hundreds of professional and exclusive resources...