Advertise here with BSA What do math teachers and city planners have in common aside from indispensable yet low-compensating jobs? A love for grids, of course! This is one of those special topics that seems really important because it is really important but still doesn't get enough attention. Show More Summary
Designers carry a lot of stuff around in their bags. All the creatives need a plenty of things while go out, so their bags should be both roomy and stylish. If you ever were wondering what designers have inside their bags, Mijlo, a Dutch-based collective, has a backpack project which shows the essentials creative people...
There is a need among developers to use a framework that will let them achieve fast-loading websites and applications. This can be achieved by rendering complex user interface in an efficient manner. The usual way of building a UI starts with rendering your template before wiring up events to your Document Object Model (DOM). Show More Summary
So far, 2015 has been a bumper year for fonts, with dozens of new designs going live. There are a couple of dominant trends, both carried over from last year. The first is the ongoing influence of lettering that gives us great typefaces like Gallow Tree. The other is a love of expressive geometric sans, in […]
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 […]
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 […]
Earlier this year we promised we’d publish regular updates on what new features we added to Intercom, so here’s the latest instalment. In the past few weeks we’ve made it possible for you to send more contextual in-app messages with Platform Targeting. Show More Summary
Consistency, we’re taught, is the hallmark of quality. Whether it’s in copywriting or color, layout or lettering, consistency feels deliberate and reinforces ideas. Nowhere is this more true than for branding, where the visual identity of a company is often treated as sacrosanct. Brands go to extraordinary lengths to ensure consistency, spending millions of dollars […]
If you’re in the mood for some vintage design then take a look at this freebie pack. This PSD file is an exclusive freebie released on Web Design Ledger featuring ten different vintage badges. All of the text and colors are editable with any version of Photoshop. Plus the shapes are vector-based so you can...
Why are we predicting the demise of a product that people think is working just fine? Better than fine, according to a lot of folks. Recently we’ve been talking to end users of live chat, as well as companies who use live chat to speak…...Show More Summary
Professional designers incorporate many different ideas related to composition. One of the lesser-discussed but vitally important ideas relates to symmetry. This is the process of adjusting page elements so that they align in exactly equal parts. Show More Summary
Oyster is a stunning photo gallery theme, designed for WordPress 4.1+, and this is your chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Built by GT3themes premium WordPress themes, the fullscreen design is fully responsive and retina ready, allowing you to show off your portfolio on a full range of devices. Featuring two separate skins, dark and […]
Our goal for Intercom availability is that each of our public facing endpoints (In-App Messenger, the Intercom web application and public facing APIs) have greater than 99.9% availability – this means being down for no more than 45 minutes a month. Show More Summary
Once you start looking for a freelance developer to collaborate with, you’ll notice they’re everywhere. Online freelance marketplaces are packed to the brim with skilled candidates. On top of those, you’re bound to find at least one or two (hundred) in the nearest town. Now, you’re left with the difficult task of narrowing this pool […]
The tools you are using today may not be ideally suited for the next web or app design project you take on. Newer tools are constantly being introduced on the market and have the potential to make your work easier and faster, as well as more professional in appearance. As you browse through this list,...
Advertise here with BSA As a web designer your mission is to create hight-quality design. The problem is that you’re out of time.Nowadays, web designers spend most of their time on finding customers and less on honing their craft. Working...Show More Summary
Car companies are streamlined by some of the most talented engineers of the modern era. Thus a modern website is vital to the success of an automotive company’s product design & branding. Whether you’re creating a new project or doing some freelance work, these automotive website layouts are perfect for anyone in search of inspiration. Show More Summary
The web has typically been a place of boxes and rectangles but an emerging CSS specification is going to change that. In this article I’ll introduce you to CSS Shapes, explaining what they are and the core concepts you need to start using them. All of the examples are linked up on Github, so you […]
Anywhere there are numbers in a product, users will eventually ask for them to be visualized, but to do that effectively you have to understand how those visualizations will be used. People ask for “analytics”, but what they really need...Show More Summary