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  • Why Web Designers Should Learn Multiple Content Management Systems

    We live in an era where web designers have become ultra-specialized. Many tend to have a narrow focus regarding the tools they use and types of projects they accept. It didn’t used to be this way. Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the industry was a bit scattered. I certainly fit that mold. […]

    April 19, 2021

  • Popular Design News Of The Week: April 12, 2021 – April 18, 2021

    Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best way to keep up with the most important stories for web professionals is to subscribe […]

    April 19, 2021

  • Did You Know: Greek Island Houses Were Painted In White & Blue To Curb A Disease

    Did You Know? is a trivia segment brought to you by DesignTAXI in which we get to the surprise candy of design history. Stay tuned as we unravel more colorful tidbits you might have taken for granted. Image via jimmy teoh / Pexels With Greece’s iconic island houses leaning against the vivid sky, the choice […]

    April 18, 2021

  • Comics for Designers #441

    Every month 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 […]

    April 18, 2021

  • UNIQLO Opens Up Shop In ‘Animal Crossing’ With Real & In-Game Clothing

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Image via UNIQLO / PR Times Can you believe it’s been a year since the world was first forced to stay indoors and turned to Animal Crossing: New Horizons for a mental escape? It turns out that life in the game is still good, and it […]

    April 17, 2021

  • MSCHF Sells Exclusive Email Addresses For Piracy Sites The Pirate Bay & More

    Image via MSCHF Despite its controversial Satan Shoes with Lil Was X, art collective MSCHF is back with a new offering. Its latest stunt, the Email Capsule Collection, sees email addresses as a fashion statement, a marker of one’s identity. And all the domains have been sold out. “Your email address is who you are […]

    April 17, 2021

  • Netflix Is Airing A Show Teaching You How To Stop Binge-Watching To Go To Sleep

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Image via Netflix Netflix is teaching its subscribers how to get off Netflix and sleep. The streaming giant, which has perpetuated the habit of binge-watching, is now encouraging its viewers to do the exact opposite. It has teamed up with popular meditation app Headspace for a […]

    April 17, 2021

  • Bang & Olufsen’s Slick New Speakers Blend Completely Into Your Favorite Books

    Image via Bang & Olufsen Bang & Olufsen has partnered with Benjamin Hubert from London-based design agency LAYER to design the Beosound Emerge, a compact Wi-Fi home speaker that fits anywhere discreetly. Elegant, slim, and shaped like a book, it won’t look out of place anywhere in your home. The audio device is designed to […]

    April 17, 2021

  • IKEA Releases Rainbow Items & Free Zoom Backdrops That Basically Beam With Pride

    Image via IKEA Japan IKEA Japan has released a series of rainbow-themed goods in celebration of Tokyo Rainbow Pride this year. The collection features two STORSTOMMA bags decked in multicolors, a Bluetooth speaker cover, and three different virtual backgrounds that you can download for Zoom for free. The rainbow STORSTOMMA bags were first introduced in […]

    April 17, 2021

  • Apple iPhones With New Face ID That Won’t Need A Notch Could Arrive In 2023

    Image via Cincila / Shutterstock.com By now, Apple users should be used to the infamous notch introduced in 2017’s iPhone X, but that doesn’t mean it won’t stick out like a sore thumb in some situations, such as when you’re watching a video. For years, there have been speculations that Apple has been working to […]

    April 17, 2021

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    April 17, 2021

  • Weekly News for Designers № 588

    2021 Redesign or: How I Learned to Stop Art Directing and Love the Blog – One designer’s mission to bring consistency to their blog. Yoome Free WooCommerce Theme – A free WooCommerce WordPress theme for creating stunning online shopping stores. Guide to building a UI design system – Helpful tips for those wanting to craft […]

    April 17, 2021

  • Wix Vs WordPress: 3rd Round Knockout

    Over the last fortnight one site builder has gone toe-to-toe with another, as Wix launched a marketing campaign aimed at attracting WordPress users, and instead attracted universal ire. First, Wix sent out expensive headphones as gifts to key WordPress “influencers” in an attempt to lure them to the platform. Second, they produced a series of […]

    April 17, 2021

  • How To Create a High-Converting Website for Your Small Business

    Every website’s ultimate aim is to turn visitors into leads and customers. Unfortunately, when hundreds of variables influence conversion rates, it’s always challenging to know what improvements to make to boost those rates. The best way to find out is to start experimenting and seeing what works. It’s difficult to predict how a shift would […]

    April 16, 2021

  • Behind The Design: Nintendo Game Boy & Its Cheap Design Created A Gaming Legacy

    Behind The Design is a segment by DesignTAXI where we wind back to the pioneering products and icons that steered the design world forward and transformed consumer perceptions forever. Image via padu_foto / Shutterstock.com What: The Game Boy Who designed it: Nintendo When: 1989 The device boasts a tiny screen, its graphics limited to shades […]

    April 16, 2021

  • Samsung Boasts The Different Ways You Can Use Its Foldable Phones In Fun Spot

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Image via Samsung Samsung has teamed up with Ogilvy New York for a playful spot that plugs its new foldable phone screens and just about all the things you can do with them. The advertisement promoting both the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip […]

    April 16, 2021

  • New Art Conservation Gel Can Erase Vandalism In Minutes Without Damage Beneath

    Image via Alex Montes / Pexels (CC0) Time and time again, you’ll come across reports of cherished street art being defaced. Banksy’s murals seem to be a key target, given the wide coverage of the elusive artist’s stunts. Restoring art is hard work, as evidenced by the numerous botched repair jobs-turned-memes you’ve seen online, but […]

    April 16, 2021

  • Playboy Enlists Its First Curve Model On A European Magazine, Hayley Hasselhoff

    Image via Playboy Germany Hayley Hasselhoff is Playboy Germany magazine’s newest cover girl—making her the first curve model to front a European edition of the magazine. The model stuns on the cover photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, having her voluminous blonde curls framing her face as she leans against a mirror. She is seen wearing […]

    April 16, 2021

  • This Creepy Webcam Always Has Its Eye On You, And Its Skin Is Sensitive To Touch

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Image via Marc Teyssier (MIT License) Designer and researcher Marc Teyssier has unveiled a new project: an anthropomorphic web camera that looks like a human eye. Named the ‘Eyecam’, the idea behind Teyssier’s latest project is something we all know, but hardly think about. Yes, it’s […]

    April 16, 2021

  • adidas’ Glow-In-The-Dark Stark Industries Sneakers Will Power Up ‘Iron Man’ Fans

    Image via adidas adidas has teamed up with Marvel to create a pair of Stark Industries ZX 2K Boost sneakers that’ll give Iron Man fans a well-needed boost in their step. The adidas ZX 2K Boost Stark Industries Collection comprises three colorways, and combines the German sports brand’s running tech with details inspired by Iron […]

    April 16, 2021

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