Web UI design is built upon many common repeatable patterns and best practices, but not many “carved in stone” rules. Design is an art form, and as such, “good” or “bad” design is often subjective to users. However, there are certainly guidelines derived from design fundamentals that can help designers train their eye to build […]
When you get down to brass tacks every website is really about content. And while video is a huge market, nothing can ever replace text. Books have made it this far and I don’t think books are fading out anytime soon.
When you get to the nitty-gritty, things can get chaotic, and at times unfriendly. But in an area like UI design, “going it alone” is rarely an option. No designer is an island. Like them or hate them, you’re going to need to rely on your teammates at some point in the development process. A lot […]
There are many fundamental principles of art & design which are crucial for every web designer to understand. One such principle is negative space, also known as white space. The use of white space can be difficult to explain but it’s much more obvious via example.
Our friends at the newly launched 1001FreeDownloads have tons of exclusive free vector files as well as loads of other fantastic graphics and fonts for designers. As you know vectors are great for designers as you can easily scale them and modify them without any loss of quality. You just need a program like Adobe Illustrator […]
Designing a font library for a new website is no picnic in Central Park. The process can feel like a chore when you have so much to choose from and no clear direction. But when you have the ability to test out font choices the whole process becomes much smoother and simpler. Understanding the nitty-gritty […]
Often we’re critical about the end design, but behind the scenes a lot of process go to work, and one of which is sketching. Sketching is the skeleton of the idea that was came to be originally as a thought. Sometimes a client needs a unique brand new logo or typeface that is more convenient […]
For the layman, there’s very little difference between the terms ‘typography’ and ‘font’. The words are often used interchangeably, which is certainly not a big deal since the general populace is only going to be talking about both in the most superficial manner possible. Besides, why unload a bunch of technical definitions on the hapless […]
When you consider that typography plays a rather large role in the designs we see everyday, you have to be strict when choosing fonts to use in conjunction with the project you’re working on. There are many different style variants, for example handwriting, serif, sans serif and slab and if you plan on using a […]
Here at WDL, we love typography and we do believe that good type is really important to every design. From helping you with Tools for Better Web Typography to finding the perfect free fonts, we are all in for helping you find good type resources and inspiration. So today we have some pretty stylish typography […]