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The New Yorker reworks its redesign, but issues remain
Just three short weeks since The New Yorker unveiled its brand new, responsive site, there have already been a slew of updates. Whilst it’s not unusual for issues to come to light after a launch, the current online version of the classic American magazine has some fundamental problems that...
Do you have what it takes to be an art director?
When I first set out to find a standard definition of art direction, it took me three sessions — not search terms, but sessions — to dig past fluff (articles that use a lot of words to say very little), self promotion (“art direction is hey I’m really special and you should hire me”), and […]
New analytics solution Hotjar Insights offers free beta access
You know how you want your visitors to use your site, but do you know how they actually use it? Do you know exactly when they tap on your CTA, or more importantly, why they don’t? The Web is unique in the history of publishing, in that we can measure precisely what our audience likes, […]
50 fantastic freebies for web designers, August 2014
Has there ever been an industry as generous as the Web? Every hour of every day you’ll find the design community distributing the fruits of their labors for free; making the Web bigger and better all the time. New projects are constantly being released that make us excited, curious,...
Our favorite tweets of the week: August 11, 2014 – August 17, 2014
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 #248
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,...
How much are you worth? What we learnt from the 2014 design salary survey
Design salaries around the world vary a lot. Between all the different positions and experience levels out there, to the differences in cost of living and what’s considered a “livable wage” in various places, it’s no wonder there’s a lot of discrepancy between what...
Deal of the week: 160 PSD mockups bundle from Zippy Pixels
One of the most important lessons you learn on any design course, is that presentation is half the battle. You can produce awe-inspiring design work, but if you can’t present it well to clients, it wil be dismissed prematurely. There was a time, when designers spent weeks painstakingly...
What’s new for designers, August 2014
Why you must master mobile ecommerce
Since 2011, many in the design community have been pushing responsive design to our clients as a “nice-to-have” feature. But in 2014, reality has set in: a responsive website has become an essential part of any company’s online presence. One area of the Web that is way behind in terms of...