Archive | September, 2017

The Designer’s Guide to Color Contrast

The Designer’s Guide to Color Contrast

The colors you choose while designing a website, poster, or any other type of image, will have a huge impact on whether or not the overall design is successful. After all, there is a lot of psychology behind the colors that people are attracted to, and designers need to incorporate this into everything they do. […]

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5 Reasons to Fire Your Client

5 Reasons to Fire Your Client

I like money. Clients give me money (when everything goes right). Ergo, therefore, and hopefully…clients = money, more clients = more money—I’m actually pretty terrible at math. When you first start out as a freelance designer or even agency, it can be pretty tempting to say “yes” to every single client that comes your way. […]

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How to Create an Isometric Map Mockup Action in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be Creating From this tutorial, you’ll learn some new techniques and tricks. We’ll be using the Isometric Map Mockup product as an example and seeing in detail how it was created. At the end, you’ll have a fully workable action and confidence in building “transformation actions”.  Got no time and need this action as soon as possible? […]

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5 Techniques for Engaging Display Type

5 Techniques for Engaging Display Type

Sometimes your typeface needs to convey feeling as much as meaning, and for that function more designers are turning to dramatic typography. This type of typography is used for more than just legibility and readability (although that is still the primary purpose). Dramatic typography stands out. It reaches through the device screen, demands the viewer’s […]

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How to Draw a Monkey Step by Step

What You’ll Be Creating Do you want to draw your own monkey? In this tutorial I will show you how to draw one step by step from scratch. We’ll sketch the pose, and then we’ll add body volume, the details of the face, and all the fur. No special skills required—the instructions will be very […]

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Comics of the Week #407

Comics of the Week #407

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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4 Tricks to Make Load Times Feel Faster

No matter how well-designed your user interface may be, at some point or another, people using it are going to have to wait for something to load. The loading time could harm the overall experience. Making users wait too long for your app to load can make users impatient. If users get that feeling, they’ll […]

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