Introducing CSS’ new font-display property

23. August 2016 Uncategorized 0
Introducing CSS’ new font-display property
We take web fonts for granted these days. We didn’t always have the option of setting our text in almost any typeface. I mean, we could, but then we’d have to sigh and say, “Well, that’ll look good on about five people’s computers. Hope everyone else likes Verdana!” Web fonts brought some much needed variety ...

Pretty isn’t enough…designing the web with brand values

23. August 2016 Uncategorized 0
Pretty isn’t enough…designing the web with brand values
Websites have become table stakes for companies. Even the newest start-ups—who don’t yet have products—have a website. The reason being, a website is the front door to a brand. It is the first opportunity, in an available and relatively inexpensive way, for customers, employees, and the world to understand who they are, why they do what they do and ...

Create a Django Python Project with PyDev

23. August 2016 Uncategorized 0
Create a Django Python Project with PyDev
Andy Raynor Dover New Hampshire The World Wide Web has helped propel certain programming languages to the forefront while relegating others to the brink of obscurity. Guido van Rossum’s Python language is a perfect example of a language that has thrived in the realm of web development. Eventually Python gave rise to an open-source web ...

Adobe Typekit unveils major redesign

22. August 2016 Uncategorized 0
Adobe Typekit unveils major redesign
Adobe Typekit has just released a long-overdue update to its font browsing interface. Currently still in beta, the new UI makes finding, and using fonts substantially easier. This is the biggest update to Typekit’s UI in 5 years and comparing the old with the new offers a fascinating insight into the way design priorities have ...

Popular design news of the week: August 15, 2016 – August 21, 2016

21. August 2016 Uncategorized 0
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 #353

20. August 2016 Uncategorized 0
Comics of the week #353
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 ...

Deal: 1600+ hi-res backgrounds

19. August 2016 Uncategorized 0
Deal: 1600+ hi-res backgrounds
Flat design has lost its lustre, and designers are now looking to pack their designs with texture, color, and pattern. So if you want to add a bit of punch to your design, look no further than this massive backgrounds bundle. Our sister-site MightyDeals.com has arranged a huge 94% discount on this incredible bundle of ...

Top 10 SEO Tips to Get Higher Ranks and Better Leads

19. August 2016 Uncategorized 0
Top 10 SEO Tips to Get Higher Ranks and Better Leads
Andy Raynor Dover New Hampshire An effective online marketing strategy will generate quality leads for your business.  And what better audience is there for your niche than the people already looking for your service on search engines? That’s where SEO (Search engine optimization) comes in – it helps drive organic search traffic to your website ...

4 clear benefits of an A/B tested website

18. August 2016 Uncategorized 0
4 clear benefits of an A/B tested website
A/B testing (also known as split testing) is generally used to test different elements of a website where improvement of a measurable goal can be seen. Unfortunately, A/B testing is too often overlooked by designers as a way to improve the overall design and development of a website. A/B testing is a powerful way to really increase your ...

WordPress Announces the Release of Version 4.6

18. August 2016 Uncategorized 0
Andy Raynor Dover New Hampshire With four rounds of beta testing and two release candidates behind it, WordPress has announced the release of version 4.6 of the world’s most popular content management system (CMS) and its now available for download. The new version of WordPress now includes a broken link checker built right into the ...