Serious in intent, legible, playful in style. When designing a font, it can be tough to nail an aesthetic that embodies all three of those things. Well, Gatis Vilaks and Evita Vilaka did it when they created Weem, a free handwriting font for all of your headline and block-of-text needs. It has that sketchy style […]
Ever wondered what type can best be matched to your target audience? This article will guide you through the different font styles and teach you how to pick a font that will speak to the viewers. Serif Fonts The Serif fonts have the ability to entangle many characteristics in one. This font type is composed […]
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I love designing event websites. They’re ephemeral and almost always simple (no complex user interfaces here). This combination affords us a unique opportunity to test new boundaries of web design, to try a creative navigation pattern, test an unfamiliar layout, play with a interesting animation library or, dare I say, hark back to the days […]
Being a freelancer means that you’ve chosen a different type of lifestyle. If you work at home, then you’re not rushing to fight traffic every morning. You’re probably not wearing formal attire. Most likely, you don’t consider yourself quite so mainstream. And yes, that does make you very cool (not to mention good-looking)! The trouble […]
What’s new for designers, September 2016 In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers, we’ve included productivity apps, email apps, free icon sets, UI galleries, color tools, CSS frameworks, stock image tools, and more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new free fonts! Almost everything on the list this month is free, […]
Let’s face it, no matter how brilliant and outside the box your designs are you can’t possibly create a stand-out web design if you don’t have the right tools and resources. You need the hardware, design software, current e-books, and a few subscriptions to top-notch educational resources in order to make a website and stay […]
Topic: HTML / CSS3 Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes In this tutorial, we are going to create a Statistics Panel using HTML and CSS3. We’re going to use Google Fonts for this tutorial, specifically “Roboto.” HTML First, let’s create our HTML structure. We need a wrapper or a container, we’ll name it “stats-panel.” […]
For those of us familiar with brutalism on the web, we don’t necessarily look at it as a favorable design choice. That’s because it violates a lot of the best practices of today’s web-design standards, including making beautiful websites that provide good information architecture on each page. In fact, brutalism’s stark, ultra-bare bones approach to […]
ClickSend are well known for their online SMS capabilities, and have now expanded their service by adding a heap of new products including MMS, Email, Voice, Fax, and even physical Post, to anywhere in the world. ClickSend has been operating since 2006 and now have thousands of customers worldwide, including some pretty big name clients: […]
Nearly 2 years ago, HTML, the markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the web released version 5. Intended as a substitute for HTML 4 and XHTML 1 and DOM Level 2 HTML, HTML5 improved the language with support for cutting-edge multimedia such as <video>, <audio> and <canvas>, while keeping HTML readable by humans and […]
Front End is really huge nowadays. We have to draw sprites, transpile ES to js, less/sass/stylus to CSS and so on. And it is only becoming more and more complex over time. A lot of routine processes, which developers had to perform manually 2-3 years ago get fully automated today. But for an every old […]
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Note: Use of “design” largely refers to design style, specifically mobile and web, for this article. I was recently looking through some screenshots of apps from earlier versions of iOS. It had me thinking about where design is headed over the next five to 10 years, why we continue to iterate on style, and whether […]
More and more companies are constantly chopping and changing their design direction and user interface in a battle to stand out. Many are employing large teams of user interface designers to work on pretty simple products. When it comes to mobile apps, user interface design is little more than a marketing gimmick. As it stands, […]
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, […]
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 […]
Throughout the years, we’ve grown to love the Metro UI for its fluidity, intuitiveness, and usability. Today, we are going to explore the principles of the Metro design and learn valuable lessons on building a futuristic interface. The Metro user interface design was first introduced in 2006 by the Microsoft Corporation. The company decided to […]
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There’s something about the world’s greatest cities that makes them instantly recognizable. Whether it’s a red double-decker bus or a yellow taxi cab, whether it’s an iconic opera house or a unique pastry; a simple glimpse and you know exactly where you are. Citysets is a personal project by Bryn Taylor that tries to capture […]
Launched in 2010, Sketch, the award winning vector drawing tool, is now at iteration No. 40. Praised for its cutting edge performance and usability, Sketch is the default tool for designers around the world. The switch to an incremental release cycle and a different licensing model offered Sketch the flexibility it needs to stay ahead […]
Mozilla’s rebranding project has been going on the entire Summer. Now, as we head into the Fall, the company’s rebranding objective is nearing the final stretch. It’s heading into the long-awaited design-development phase with four, potential designs being the final candidates for the company’s new image. In a new article on the Johnson Banks’ website […]
Adobe is going all out with their stock photo service. After integrating it with their CC applications, announcing plans to revolutionize the stock industry, and printing stock photos on t-shirts, we are getting a way to contribute our own photos…and vectors…and videos. Adobe wants it all; with the new Adobe Stock contributor site, you can […]
Finally, a vector-based graphic design tool that’s both simple and free. The need of expanded accessibility and intuitive user experience lead to the creation of many web-based design platforms that strive to challenge the design world as we know it today. Startups like Canva, Picktochart, Visme and Designbold are all a product of the growth of […]
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There’s no doubt that you want your website to look fabulous, with stunning images and a sharp graphic design. But, to paraphrase “The Little Prince,” what is most essential is often invisible to the eye. For websites, this invisible component is load speed, and it can have a significant negative impact on your site’s performance […]