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This is the New Google Earth

If you’ve ever at least casually used Google Earth in the last few years, then you know how the service allowed you to get an in-depth perspective on many places on the planet. If you’ve been a fan of Google Earth in the last few years, then you now have a bigger reason than ever […]

How to choose the right look for your portfolio

I have been looking at a ton of portfolio sites. The good news is, I get paid to do this. I look at a bunch of portfolios, pick the ones I like best, and then I magically turn those portfolios into a monthly article. Coffee counts as magic. I pick the portfolios on mostly aesthetic […]

Why Art Direction is Critical to Responsive Design

Art direction plays a role in all facets of life. It’s especially important in advertising and magazines. The visuals in ads and magazines often are presented in a way that evokes an emotional reaction and leaves us with a lasting impression. Have you ever seen an ad in a subway and you pause to look […]

What’s New for Designers, April 2017

From new tools to code snippets to typefaces that will make your design life better, this month’s design newbies are a lot of fun to play around with. My favorites include a task management app that’s free, a new website builder that is incredibly easy to use, and a tool that can help you clean […]

Popular design news of the week: April 10, 2017 – April 16, 2017

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, […]

Foundation Adopts CSS Grid, Launches Building Blocks

If you don’t write a lot of CSS yourself, you might think of CSS Grid as that thing Rachel Andrew keeps tweeting about. Well, it’s a whole new system for layout, and Zurb is apparently following her feed. So are most browser vendors. At the time of this writing, CSS Grid is supported in the […]

Stoli Vodka Redesigns Website With Pop Art Focus

It’s not all the time that a major brand of vodka redesigns its website to be extra artsy, but that’s precisely what Stoli Vodka has recently done. The famous Russian vodka’s site underwent a radical redesign that’s characterized by a dynamic homepage that sees fresh content every 24 hours. What also stands out to visitors […]

How to Move Your Design Workflow to the Cloud

In an era where using the cloud has become something of the norm, it’s worthwhile to look at how this technology and way of working can be implemented into your design workflow to help improve the way in which you and your team work. As a designer, there are a number of aspects which have […]

Dropbox Redesigns its UI for Better UX

Whenever you’re working with teams as a web designer, chances are that you’re using Google Drive, Evernote, or Dropbox for any collaborations like file and image sharing. Sharing services like these make it a cinch to work remotely with teams from anywhere on the planet. Dropbox understood the context around file sharing and the broader […]

How to Build a Custom Email with Foundation for Emails

Building email templates is down right hard. Building responsive emails is even harder. Luckily, the kind folks over at Zurb have developed a fantastic framework that makes the process of building responsive emails easier than it has ever been before. Foundation for Emails (formerly Ink) is a framework tailor fit for a modern designer/developer looking […]

7 Ways to Delight Users with Animation

“Delight” is a word that we’re hearing and using more often to describe pleasurable moments in our products. Delight is the magic that makes us fall in love with a product. It’s a core element to strive for when designing. When it comes to providing pleasure or delight in our websites and apps, animations contribute […]

Quartz Goes “Mobile-Native”

Launched just over four years ago, Quartz is a digital publisher of news that aims to present readers with a truly world view. Focused on the business world, qz.com is targeted primarily at mobile devices; two thirds of Quartz readers access the service on their phone. Originally released in 2016, Quartz Index is a form […]

The Best New Portfolio Sites, April 2017

Hey readers. I’d go for some sort of April fool’s joke, but I’m having a hard time competing with reality these days. I did, however, manage to coin a new term for a design trend that I’ve been seeing a lot. You can find that about three websites in. So what are you waiting for? […]

Popular design news of the week: April 3, 2017 – April 9, 2017

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, […]

Comics of the week #385

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 […]

Poll: Is Google’s Mobile Developer Certification Worthwhile?

In keeping with Google’s tendency to always debut new initiatives for developers, the latest in the company’s plan is its new mobile certification for web developers. Recently launched, this program is essentially an accreditation from Google to mobile developers, confirming that they’re skilled at mobile site creation. You can access the certification program here. To […]

Infographic: What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented Reality is everywhere. Everyday, we read about it in the news. And even though Virtual Reality initially seemed to be a big deal—to have the biggest wow factor—it is now starting to appear that AR could be the real game-changer. Do you know how Augmented Reality will affect your life? Or what’s the difference […]

Quartz goes “mobile-native”

Launched just five years ago, Quartz is a digital publisher of news that aims to present readers with a truly world view. Focused on the business world, qz.com is targeted primarily at mobile devices; two thirds of Quartz readers access the service on their phone. Originally released in 2016, Quartz Index is a form of […]

The State of Front-End Tooling

At the end of 2016, I put out the 2016 Front-End Tooling Survey. The response has been phenomenal. Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to do so. The aim was pretty straight-forward; to find out more details about the tools front-end developers are currently using in their own workflows. In […]

Become a Better Designer With FullStory’s Latest Features

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics—often mis-attributed to Mark Twain, the anonymous quote sums up the truth about stats; they can be misunderstood. It’s not uncommon for a single fact about a web site to prove two different truths. Take your site’s bounce rate for example, a high bounce rate […]

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