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 today. So for a few moments, take a break from your daily routine, have a laugh and enjoy these funny cartoons. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below as well as any related stories of your own…
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I recently submitted the following experimental CSS layout to Smashing Magazine Typographic Layout Design Contest. I'm now publishing it here for my readers to play with. It's called the Exploring Web Typography CSS Hover Layout. It's pretty crazy but kind of cool too. Enjoy! Read More
If you're responsible for promoting your organization, you've likely thought about Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. The topic of SEO seems to be top of mind for just about everyone we work with. There is a lot of good information available about SEO (like our SEO Cheat Sheet, for example!) but unfortunately, there are still some myths circulating. One of the more divisive myths is the "subdomain vs. subfolder" argument.
What Does That Even Mean?There are some STRONG OPINIONS about this issue! Who knew? For those of you who aren't sure what subdomains or subfolders are, let's back up a bit and fill in the blanks.
SubfoldersThere are a couple of ways to host a corporate blog on your website. One way is to place it under a subfolder (aka subdirectory) on your website. For example, if SpinWeb went this route, our blog would live at the address "www.spinweb.net/blog".... Read More
What are the pros and cons of a sidebar?
- Running ads
- Increase email sign-ups
- Promote related products
- Organization (especially for ecommerce)
- Visually unappealing UX
- Not compatible with mobile
- Cluttered and clunky information
- Unnecessary for many businesses and portfolios
To Sidebar or Not To Sidebar?That is the question. And... Read More
This post tests comments in the following ways.
- Threaded comments up to 10 levels deep
- Paginated comments (set Settings > Discussion > Break comments into pages to 5 top level comments per page)
- Comment markup / formatting
- Comment images
- Comment videos
- Author comments
- Gravatars and default... Read More
All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, "Oh, why can't you remain like this for ever!" This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.
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