Archive | November, 2014

Comics of the week #263

Comics of the week #263

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 […]

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Geometric Design: The Basics

What You’ll Be Creating In earlier civilizations, science (math in particular), religion, and art were not separate. We don’t even have a word for the broad and fluid field they formed together, but we can get a feel for it by gazing at any of the many astounding works of geometric art which have survived […]

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3 essential design trends, November 2014

3 essential design trends, November 2014

Trends are the sort of thing that come and go, we all know that. At times we even start to consider the fall of a brand new design trend because we know the trend will eventually be a thing of the past. And yet, in the moment of the trend it would seem that it […]

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Live Perspective: Draw Animals in 3D Space

What You’ll Be Creating If you treat your artistic development seriously, I’m sure you’ve tried to learn perspective and to apply it to everything you draw. However, even if your animals in perspective looked 3D, they also became as stiff as stone statues.  Why? Because if you wanted to use only one perspective grid, all […]

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Are you sure you’re ready for your website to go live?

I recently witnessed a startup website train wreck. It was an extreme failure because the owner launched too soon and the consequences of doing so were fatal. As the owner, or just the designer/developer of a website, you must understand that following the correct steps, using the right checklists and having the marketing sense to know […]

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Design Course: Mastering 3D in Adobe Photoshop

One of the features of Adobe Photoshop we often overlook is the 3D feature. In Mastering 3D in Adobe Photoshop, you’ll learn how to position and animate 3D models, edit textures and lighting, and choose from several render modes. Experienced graphics designer and Adobe Certified Expert Kirk Nelson will show you plenty of cool things you can do with Adobe Photoshop’s 3D […]

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