Archive | December, 2015

Web designers, digital signage needs you!

Web designers, digital signage needs you!

Digital signage is the term for the displays you see in coffee shops, gyms, hospitals, schools, banks, and pretty much any other business or organization with a physical presence. Digital signage has a wide variety of uses such as providing information, generating sales, recognizing donors, etc. It used to be limited to large businesses because […]

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5 easy ways to get fired from a design job

5 easy ways to get fired from a design job

Plenty of web designers are consummate professionals who strive to do the best for their clients and provide excellent service. These are designers who rightly have pride in their work and love what they do. Then, unfortunately, you also have the other side of the equation: designers who don’t care about making their clients happy, […]

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The value of accessibility

The value of accessibility

What if I told you web designers out there that there are people who might visit your website that don’t care what it looks like? Visually impaired people navigate the web for the same reasons we all do, to find information, to shop and to perform a myriad of important tasks using web-based applications. But […]

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Comics of the week #319

Comics of the week #319

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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Designing the holidays

It’s that time of year again. You know, the time when we all write articles about “that time of year”? I thought it would be fun to research how design (and the advertising industry) have affected not only Christmas, but a few of the major international holidays. It’s hard to know exactly how much advertising […]

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Indispensable tools for low-budget startups

Indispensable tools for low-budget startups

Starting a web design studio can be an expensive undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be impossible! In this article, I will take you through some of the software and hardware options available that will help keep your costs down during this critical phase of your business venture. An old saying goes that a poor […]

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Proactive UX design

Proactive UX design

When it comes to designing UX, it’s a good idea to take a proactive stance.  This means anticipating everything a user is likely to do, or want to do, and providing a simple way to make it possible. It means making the use of your site as effortless as you can make it, and making […]

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