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4 reasons web designers should be playing more video games
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...
How to beat your designer’s block
I’m pretty sure I haven’t blinked in a while. I think this because my eyes are dry and so is my mouth. My face is tense and my chest feels tight. I’m noticing that my breathing has become shallow and I’ve got a weak feeling in my gut. Suddenly, I notice the doubt rising from […]
New York Times Magazine redesigns for the Web
One of the most renowned magazines in the world, The New York Times Magazine, has undergone a redesign with two key aims: to carve out a distinct identity, and to embrace the current digital climate. When a publication with this lengthy a history — it’s been in print for 119 years, its print...
The best free UI kits, February 2015
Designers love UI Kits. They’re a great way to explore ideas, and they’re a great palette cleanser after a difficult project. Another reason to love them is that they give us incredible insights into the minds of other designers, without a client complicating things. As such they’re a great way...
Our favorite tweets of the week: February 16, 2015 – February 22, 2015
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 […]
Comics of the week #275
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,...
Free download: 59 flat-style illustrations
Two of the biggest trends right now are hero headers, and overhead views; this awesome freebie features both of them. You’ll be able to create as many hero images as you like with these fantastic flat-style illustrations designed by Creatticon. Each individual illustration is of something that’s...
How to be web content agnostic (and why you should)
You cannot design without content. It’s a mantra repeated by designers worldwide, it’s a plea in countless emails to clients, it’s a cornerstone of responsible design. One of the most respected names on the Web, Jeffrey Zeldman, summarises it neatly in a pinned tweet: Content precedes design....
How to test the usability of prototypes like a pro
Usability isn’t something you just can cook up in any one phase of design, but must be developed and refined throughout the entire process. If you want the best end product, you have to anticipate real user scenarios from the prototyping phase. Usability testing should be the last place to start...
3 cool CSS3 image hover effects