Comics of the week #284

Comics of the week #284

| April 25, 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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Don’t Conform! Next Level Infographic Vector Elements

Don’t Conform! Next Level Infographic Vector Elements

| April 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Infographics can be bland, boring, and run of the mill, but you don’t have to conform! Get your message out clearly and stand out by taking your infographic vector elements to the next level. Create trendy smooth infographic vector elements and a poster design with simple shapes and limited colors in under an hour with […]

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Introducing WebdesignerNews.com

Introducing WebdesignerNews.com

| April 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Nothing matters more in this industry than keeping your finger on the pulse. The challenge is separating the wheat from the chaff: with hundreds of blogs, countless social media accounts, and thousands of design sites, how do you keep on top of it all without spending hours hunting through RSS feeds? Well, we have the solution… After […]

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Line25 Sites of the Week for April 24th 2015

Line25 Sites of the Week for April 24th 2015

| April 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this week’s collection, we have designs from L’Avenir, VoetsDesign, Gravita Creative, Beagle by Podio and Heap. L’Avenir View the website VoetsDesign View the website Gravita Creative View the website Beagle […]

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Script Persistence: Writing fail-safe, idempotent Ruby scripts with PStore

Script Persistence: Writing fail-safe, idempotent Ruby scripts with PStore

| April 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Nothing makes me happier as a programmer than automating monotonous and incredibly time-consuming tasks with a quick script. Increasingly these scripts tend to involve interacting with external (read: unreliable) systems. Oftentimes this unreliability can suck the fun right out of scripting. Run a script. Watch it fail halfway through. Go clean up after the partial […]

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3 responsive design disasters (and how to avoid them)

3 responsive design disasters (and how to avoid them)

| April 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

Responsive design methods are very helpful to developers because they allow us to serve content to the widest range of devices without having to maintain separate versions of the site and without some of the negative drawbacks to other methods such as scaling and fluid layouts. This article will highlight the top 3 mistakes designers […]

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Does responsive web design make you more money?

Does responsive web design make you more money?

| April 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Getting your website mobile-ready is attracting a lot of attention of late. Just yesterday Google rolled out a hefty algorithm change that will put an increased emphasis on mobile-usability as a key ranking factor. Most businesses are starting to realize that more customers are visiting them on the web via their mobile devices yet few are acting […]

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An Engineering Design Process

An Engineering Design Process

| April 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Our recent explorations into the world of connected hardware have taught us a lot about the engineering design process. Namely, engineering design is not a linear path, but a highly creative and dynamic process characterized by problem definition, rapid iterations, and working solutions. I’d like to take some time to touch on this process by […]

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You’ll Be In Stitches Over This Stitched Letter Vector Effect!

You’ll Be In Stitches Over This Stitched Letter Vector Effect!

| April 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

If you found the previous Letterpress, Sketchy, and Metal type treatment tutorials useful, then you are going to like this Stitched Letter Vector Effect tutorial. Like the previous tutorials, this one relies heavily on the Appearance panel, making it easy to edit the text and apply the treatment to other fonts and vector elements.   Final […]

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The best free WordPress plugins for mobile websites

The best free WordPress plugins for mobile websites

| April 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

If there’s anything that’s been well-established over the past few years, it’s the importance of catering to mobile users. They browse, they buy things, they’re just as important as any other user. Making a website that works well for all screens large and small is, if not easy, certainly within the realm of possibility for […]

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