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Comics of the week #276

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 […]

10 Free Vintage Retro Labels(PSD)

There’s something to be said about that old nostalgic feeling of retro design. Although it doesn’t fit into every project, it certainly does give off a sense of nostalgia and connection to the old days. Specifically in this exclusive freebie PSD of retro-styled text labels. Who said old school wasn’t cool anymore? These particular logos...

Maintaining a direct line to customers with Intercom

If you are a running a SaaS business it can be tempting to try and automate as many aspects of it as possible. But if you want to build a business that will last, customer communication is something you should manage personally. What...Show More Summary

How To Design Usable Audio & Video Media Players

Advertise here with BSA If you've been living under a rock in Bikini Bottom for the past fifteen years then allow me to explain website media. You see, the Internet used to be a place dedicated to text and conversations. Eventually text & images blurred together. Show More Summary

Free download: Lucid one page PSD template

This stunning free PSD provides a framework for all your client’s essential information, lovingly crafted, into a simple to modify format. Designed by Lucid Site Designs, the popular one-page design is a great fit for almost any purpose, and includes a header, features, product details, pricing, and contact sections. Perfect for technology services, IT hardware, or SaaS, […]

4 reasons web designers should be playing more video games

No really, you should. If anyone asks why you’re up at 3am playing your favorite shooter-MMO-hybrid, you can point them right to this article and say, “See? See!?” We should all be playing multi-player and co-op games because, like it or not, our business isn’t only about websites. It’s also about people. Others have written […]

22 Smartphone Perspective PSDs for Conceptual App Mockups

Perspective photo mockups are beyond useful when it comes to interface design. These mockups offer designers the ability to craft pixel-perfect interfaces and display how they would look on a real device. Most files are released as PSDs with editable smart objects. Show More Summary

How to beat your designer’s block

I’m pretty sure I haven’t blinked in a while. I think this because my eyes are dry and so is my mouth. My face is tense and my chest feels tight. I’m noticing that my breathing has become shallow and I’ve got a weak feeling in my gut. Suddenly, I notice the doubt rising from […]

Making sense of customer feedback

Recently we told you there are some customer opinions you shouldn’t listen to. But after you’ve weeded out the aspirational, the hypothetical and the third party statements, what customer feedback should you listen to? And how do you...Show More Summary

New York Times Magazine redesigns for the Web

One of the most renowned magazines in the world, The New York Times Magazine, has undergone a redesign with two key aims: to carve out a distinct identity, and to embrace the current digital climate. When a publication with this lengthy a history — it’s been in print for 119 years, its print version is inserted into […]

25 Sketch Freebies for Web & Graphic Designers

Advertise here with BSA Anyone who's been keeping up with design news should know about Sketch. It's a tightly-focused piece of software with an emphasis on UI design. The program is developed for OS X by Bohemian Coding with a palette of tools that mirror Photoshop and Illustrator. Show More Summary

Best Practices for Accordion Interfaces in Web Design

Advertise here with BSA The word “accordion” typically conjures a mental image of your favorite polka band. Although polka music can offer a rip-snorting good time, the term is associated with something different in the realm of web design. User interface accordions might refer to menus, widgets, or content areas which expand like the musical instrument. These interfaces have...

Tips & Tricks for Designing Uniform Website Icons

Featured image source Beautiful icons are the rainbow sprinkles on top of a delicious website sundae. The ability to craft icons that blend together is almost compulsory. Any UI designer should be more than willing to jump onto the path of icon design. Show More Summary

The best free UI kits, February 2015

Designers love UI Kits. They’re a great way to explore ideas, and they’re a great palette cleanser after a difficult project. Another reason to love them is that they give us incredible insights into the minds of other designers, without a client complicating things. As such they’re a great way to spot trends as they develop. […]

Docracy: Free Legal Documents

I often get emails from other designers regarding various legal documents and recently came across a tweet from @jessicahische that I’m certain all will find helpful on their next legal document prep: Docracy.

Our favorite tweets of the week: February 16, 2015 – February 22, 2015

Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of […]

Comics of the week #275

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 […]

The 10 Best Parallax Design Tutorials Ever

Parallax scrolling is nothing new to web design. If anything, this effect must be used more often to create stunning and attractive pages on your website. Once a hot web design trend, parallax scrolling lost its steam with the growth of mobile use to view websites. Show More Summary

Free download: 59 flat-style illustrations

Two of the biggest trends right now are hero headers, and overhead views; this awesome freebie features both of them. You’ll be able to create as many hero images as you like with these fantastic flat-style illustrations designed by Creatticon. Each individual illustration is of something that’s probably on your desk right now — a DSLR […]

Site Architecture Tips to Make Your Blog Load Faster

As a blogger, your main concern is to share your ideas top your target audience. To get to that point, you will need to learn how to build a blog, something that this resource can help you do. Once you have built your blog, you will need gain blog visitors for your message to be heard. Show More Summary

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