Archive for February, 2015

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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What #TheDress has reminded me about web design

What #TheDress has 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 and one that we, as professionals in […]

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Free download: Lucid one page PSD template

Free download: Lucid one page PSD template

| February 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

This stunning free PSD provides a framework for all your client’s essential information, lovingly crafted, into a simple to modify format. Designed by Lucid Site Designs, the popular one-page design is a great fit for almost any purpose, and includes a header, features, product details, pricing, and contact sections. Perfect for technology services, IT hardware, or SaaS, […]

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Line25 Sites of the Week for February 27th 2015

Line25 Sites of the Week for February 27th 2015

| February 27, 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 Green Man Festival, Layers, GuideBase, brightly and Qards. Green Man Festival View the website Layers View the website GuideBase View the website brightly […]

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4 reasons web designers should be playing more video games

4 reasons web designers should be playing more video games

| February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

No really, you should. If anyone asks why you’re up at 3am playing your favorite shooter-MMO-hybrid, you can point them right to this article and say, “See? See!?” We should all be playing multi-player and co-op games because, like it or not, our business isn’t only about websites. It’s also about people. Others have written […]

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These Oscars 2015 Title Cards Are Frigging Awesome!

These Oscars 2015 Title Cards Are Frigging Awesome!

| February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

The best part of the Oscars 2015 was the title cards. No question about that. It was a treat to the eyes every time the nominees for each of the Oscars categories were presented. With a smooth transition of elements, Henry Hobson featured recognizable objects that represented each movie and created a masterfully executed image of each […]

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