HTML5 and CSS3 are great languages to start off learning with, and I’ve always thought that one of the best ways to start learning is to just dive in and manipulate the code. As you could probably tell, this is where generators step in. They are a great way to generate some code, play with it, and learn.
Not only that, they are incredibly useful because often times as a developer or designer we find we are doing things over and over again. Well, generators can take off that edge and do those small things for you each time.
As an example, I have a text-expander snippet that creates an HTML5 template that I wrote about here. Now, text-expander is great but it doesn’t solve every need, and in this case there is...
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...
Friday freebies are back with The SC iPhone UI Kit, a simple and slick Retina ready user interface for iPhone design.
The kit includes slick headers, search bars, menu bars, buttons, list items and lots more.
It as designed by Kristof Orts who loves the web and specializes in creating beautiful websites and great mobile experiences. You can follow him on Twitter or check his Dribbble account.
Redistribution is not allowed, so if you’d like to share this one...
Optimization and organization can mean many things, but what does it mean to you? Doing things faster, better, or more efficient? Does it mean doing things more programmatically, simplistically, or using tools that are more suited to the job?
Well, in all likelihood it means a little bit of all of these. You probably are a person who works as a developer or designer, and are constantly trying to optimize your workflow — and well, these things could certainly be what you are looking for (at least, a bit).
But do keep in mind that...
Knowing whether your website is working properly is the first step in making sure you nip problems in the bud.
And unless you want to go check your site every five minutes (who has time for that?) or wait until one of your visitors tells you about a problem (very unpleasant), you need some kind of monitoring service.
Monitor Scout is a FREE web-based monitoring system that lets you know when your...
In this tutorial we’re going to be designing an iPhone user interface for a forum and chat based mobile application.
The app involves a handful of everyday touch interface elements, such as buttons, input fields and touch gestures.
We will be covering various Photoshop tools, layer styles and of course tackling any design constraints; as well making the design pixel-perfect and beautiful enough...
Obviously you are reading this blog. Why? You learn something that helps you become a better designer is the popular answer. Blogs inform, educate and entertain. Then there’s The Oatmeal, which is just weird but people love it.
Webdesigner Depot is just one of the top design blogs and, as I tell the editors for the blogs for which I write, “get this article published quickly before it’s covered in another blog!”
Sometimes I submit an article just as the same subject is published elsewhere.