Archive | March, 2015

Could Adobe kill your desktop?

Could Adobe kill your desktop?

Designers who use Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator regularly, know that they can’t get out of using it on their desktops. This means hour after hour of sitting at their workstations, especially if a big project is due, and deadlines can’t be extended. But sitting for too long isn’t good for your health. Further, designing in […]

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Could you really be a UX designer?

Could you really be a UX designer?

So you think you are a user experience designer? Are you sure? You might have it in your job title, but are you somebody who designs experiences for users? Or do you design user interfaces? UX vs. UI Some argue that you cannot design a user’s experience. After all there are so many things beyond […]

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Comics of the week #280

Comics of the week #280

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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Logo for a UK fashion magazine project by Leese Johnstone

So You Want to Be a Freelance Graphic Designer?

Logo for a UK fashion magazine project by Leese Johnstone. Design and Illustration careers are as varied as the artists that inhabit them. Today we’ll explore the world of freelance graphic designers. As in previous articles in this series, I sought out several freelance graphic designers from around the globe to share their experiences with […]

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Facebooks’s React Native radically simplifies app development

Facebooks’s React Native radically simplifies app development

Facebook fans and app-development enthusiasts can at last rejoice: the company’s much-hyped, and recently announced, framework project was unveiled yesterday at Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference. React Native is a radical departure from how mobile, UI app development is usually done. When this open source project was first announced, it received excited reactions from developers. React […]

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4 simple ways to design killer call to action buttons

4 simple ways to design killer call to action buttons

Call to action buttons that are easy to see and understand will make a huge difference to your client’s conversion rates. When designing these buttons, it’s imperative to consider a wide range of factors. Some of them include the color, contrast, button copy and even whether or not to include some directional cues right beside […]

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