Archive for August, 2015

The DC Metro: Thoughts on Design, Behavior, and Escalator Etiquette

The DC Metro: Thoughts on Design, Behavior, and Escalator Etiquette

| August 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

I would hardly count my commute on the DC Metro as my favorite part of my day. Metro is notorious for having service problems and delays, sometimes major – often making commuting a trying experience. While infrastructure is certainly to blame for the Metro’s larger issues, other problems, such as inefficiencies in how Metro riders […]

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30 Stylish Fonts for Ultra Sleek Websites

30 Stylish Fonts for Ultra Sleek Websites

| August 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

Do you want to design an ultra sleek website and need some stylish fonts to go with it? Or just have a great graphic design project and need some awesome fonts to pair it with? Here are 30 stylish fonts you can use on both digital and print projects. In this list, you will find […]

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The quick guide to getting started with Ghost

The quick guide to getting started with Ghost

| August 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

You’ve probably heard of Ghost, the new-ish blogging platform that’s taken the blogging world by storm; it’s simple, it’s sleek, it’s sexy; it’s got that live-preview thing. What’s not to like? I’m moving to Ghost, like many web designers, from a WordPress background. But before I actually managed to wrap my head around WordPress’ template […]

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2015

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2015

| August 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

   We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity […]

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Popular design news of the week: August 24, 2015 – August 30, 2015

Popular design news of the week: August 24, 2015 – August 30, 2015

| August 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, […]

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Comics of the week #302

Comics of the week #302

| August 29, 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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25 Illustrated Quotes with Beautiful Typography

25 Illustrated Quotes with Beautiful Typography

| August 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

It’s time for your daily dose of design inspiration! Today, we inspire you with an awesome list of 25 illustrated quotes with beautiful typography! Not only the messages themselves will inspire you, but also the way these illustrated quotes were created. The typography style is truly unique for each one of them and it blends […]

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Say Farewell to Summer with a Delicious Ice Cream Text Vector Effect!

Say Farewell to Summer with a Delicious Ice Cream Text Vector Effect!

| August 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Say goodbye to summer in the northern hemisphere with a delicious, drippy ice cream text vector effect! What a delightful way to end the season.       Tutorial Details: Delicious Ice Cream Text Vector Effect Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2015 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 – CC 2015 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Appearance […]

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Stop defending design, start presenting solutions

Stop defending design, start presenting solutions

| August 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

If you do any client work, you understand that success or failure depends on meeting expectations; one of the hardest things to do. There are some rules you can follow to ensure that your presentations are engaging, and well-received. 1) Make sure no one is late to the party If someone is going to have […]

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Web Development Reading List #101

Web Development Reading List #101

| August 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

   What’s happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping track of everything in the web development reading list so you don’t have to. The reaction on the first post last week was quite overwhelming, so we […]

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