Archive | August, 2015

Comics of the week #302

Comics of the week #302

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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Stop defending design, start presenting solutions

Stop defending design, start presenting solutions

If you do any client work, you understand that success or failure depends on meeting expectations; one of the hardest things to do. There are some rules you can follow to ensure that your presentations are engaging, and well-received. 1) Make sure no one is late to the party If someone is going to have […]

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30+ impactful black and white websites

30+ impactful black and white websites

Color is one of the most significant elements of any design. It creates emotion, guides us through an interface, and reinforces a brand. It’s rare that you find a truly black and white design, more often monochrome designs are dark gray, or off-white. But the effect is the same. Color is literally how we see […]

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25+ fresh tools for web design

25+ fresh tools for web design

Recent months have brought a lot of great stuff for designers at every skill level. We’ve got tools for designing websites. Some of them try to create a sort of hybrid visual/code workflow, while others hide the code away altogether for the beginners. We’ve also got prototyping tools for both apps and sites, and a […]

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fully expanded mailer

How to Create a Laser-Cut Self Mailer Using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign

What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial is brought to you with thanks to Smartpress.com. Using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign I’ll show you how to create your own stunning laser-cut self mailer, which is going to give your marketing materials that extra professional edge.  In this tutorial, suitable for beginner-to-intermediate readers, we’ll look at how to […]

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The 1 rule all designers should live by

The 1 rule all designers should live by

When Thomas Heatherwick’s 2012 Olympic cauldron unfolded its 204 petals on a warm summer’s evening in London during the opening ceremony, many gasped in awe. It captured brilliantly, in a moment, the optimism and human achievement that’s the core of the Olympic spirit. It was something that no-one had seen before, nor expected; unique in its boldness, arguably setting a new […]

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