4 essential layout trends for 2015

4 essential layout trends for 2015

The web has changed a lot over the last decade, and at the same time it hasn’t changed at all. If we look back 10 years we will find that the web had a very common layout pattern at work across the bulk of sites. This go-to pattern consisted of a header, footer, sidebar and […]

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Are design patterns destroying web design?

Are design patterns destroying web design?

Design patterns are common solutions to common problems. When you add a slider to a homepage you’re employing a design pattern. When someone asks: “Why reinvent the wheel?” they’re advocating the adoption of a design pattern. On the Web, the term “design patterns” most often refers to programming techniques, however design patterns also exist within visual […]

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Comics of the week #270

Comics of the week #270

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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Muhammad learned to code with help from Tuts

Envato in 2014

The beginning of a new year is a good time to step back and look at the bigger picture. Tuts+’s parent company Envato just put together a roundup of what happened in 2014, and here are some of the highlights.  Around the World in 80 Days In 2014, Envato sent two staff members, Josh and Naysan, […]

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Example of branding design courtesy of Lauren Magda

So You Want to Be an In-House Graphic Designer?

Example of branding design project courtesy of Laurén Magda created for the Detroit-based band, TART. Design and illustration jobs vary widely across disciplines. Today, we’re going to take a look at what the role of an in-house graphic designer entails. I sought out and questioned a sampling of designers who work in advertising, manufacturing, graphic design […]

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Infographic: Pros & cons of infinite scrolling

Infographic: Pros & cons of infinite scrolling

One of the hottest topics around is infinite scrolling. Infinite scrolling is the style of navigation that loads new content when you reach the bottom, like a Twitter feed, or a Pinterest board. Like any trend, infinite scrolling has its champions and its detractors. You’ll find perfectly valid arguments on both sides. What you as a designer […]

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