Beyond Empathy: Approaching a New Career in UX

Beyond Empathy: Approaching a New Career in UX

| March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

So you're starting a career in UX. You’re empathetic, detail-oriented, and a stellar organizer to boot, and you want to combine these skills into a career. Welcome, New UX Designer! We’re so happy to have you in the industry. Now, I’m sure you’ve heard that empathy is at the core of the UX process; this […]

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A Skip Link Primer

A Skip Link Primer

| March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Of all the accessibility enhancements that can be made to a page, adding a “skip to content” link is one of the easier wins. These links allow keyboard-only (non-mouse) users to quickly jump to the page's main content or other important sections. In fact, if you need to conform to WCAG, Level A or above […]

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6 essential website photography trends for 2015

6 essential website photography trends for 2015

| March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

When it comes to design, photography is a fundamental tool that every design puts to work at some point. What I want to dissect here is not the trends in actual photography, but rather trends in the way photographs are used and manipulated in web design. Some of these trends are obvious and well known, […]

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Web Designs of the Best Selling WordPress Themes

Web Designs of the Best Selling WordPress Themes

| March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

WordPress themes are great sources of design inspiration, but it’s even more interesting to check out the best selling premium themes to see the kind of styles are popular with the general public. In today’s web design showcase I round up some of the most purchased themes from multiple marketplaces to compare their layouts. Can […]

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Our favorite tweets of the week: February 23, 2015 – March 1, 2015

Our favorite tweets of the week: February 23, 2015 – March 1, 2015

| March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of […]

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The Bézier Game—Think You Can Master The Pen Tool?

The Bézier Game—Think You Can Master The Pen Tool?

| February 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

It’s the bane of every beginner in Photoshop and Illustrator. With a very steep learning curve (pun intended), the Pen tool is one of the hardest tools to master, but learning how to use it would definitely make your work quick and efficient. Mexican Interaction Designer Mark Mackay created a solution for that—The Bézier Game, a […]

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Don Hertzfeldt: The Most Innovative & Creative Stick Figure Animator

Don Hertzfeldt: The Most Innovative & Creative Stick Figure Animator

| February 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Don Hertzfeldt has been making animated shorts by drawing on paper and photographing his work on 16mm or 35mm film cameras before turning to digital. He gained a cult-following over the past two decades, especially when his animated short REJECTED (a series of crazy, and absurd commercials), went viral on the internet. It was released in the theaters in […]

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Comics of the week #276

Comics of the week #276

| February 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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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The Influences of Modern Minimalism

The Influences of Modern Minimalism

| February 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

I’ve explained in a previous post about the difference between minimalism and simplicity. For a tl;dr, simplicity is a reduction of complexity while minimalism is a reduction of quantity. To understand further the underlying idea behind minimalism, let’s look at some of the influences and predecessors of minimalism. Before that, I would like to point out […]

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What #TheDress reminded me about web design

What #TheDress reminded me about web design

| February 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

As the dust settles on #TheDress debate and the naysayers start to see that the dress is obviously blue and black, I've realized that there is an underlying lesson to be learned from this internet sensation: People see things differently based on their circumstances.   This is an important reminder. As professionals in the web design world, it's […]

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