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5 fundamentals every web designer needs to understand

We all know intuitively what makes a website look bad: overused bevel effects, corny clip art, overcrowded layouts. These annoyances are easily corrected by developing with design fundamentals in mind—the same principles used by professional designers and artists alike. Show More Summary

Examples of Well Designed Contact Pages

Advertise here with BSA Often, with websites, the contact page is one of the most neglected pages on the site. Once everything else has been designed it’s pretty easy to just put up a contact page with an email address on it and let the user do the rest of the work, but that’s an approach that lacks elegance....

How to create mobile style slide-in navigation

In this tutorial we’ll look at the techniques needed to make a navigation menu that is hidden off screen until the user clicks on a menu icon, at which point the content slides over and darkens, and the menu slides in. The menu will also be responsive vertically, filling the height of the browser window […]

Beginner’s Tutorials for various Content Management Systems

Backend frameworks are the quickest and safest method to launch a new project online. Developers all over the world contribute to various CMS projects to ensure bugs are fixed and new features upgrade smoothly. But when this is all new...Show More Summary

Japanese duo create interactive prints

Bookstores are closing, newspapers are folding and magazines are rushing to publish online. The stock of print media seems to be falling, but two Japanese designers are challenging that process with a newly released collection. Masahiko...Show More Summary

9 Free Icon Sets to Diversify your Library

Advertise here with BSA Every designer needs to be ready to go wherever their projects take them. This is why you need to have a diverse library to count on. To help you with this task, we have some very stylish free icon sets to share. From weather to food and much more, you will have some fresh and...

Sketch 3 has launched, is it time to switch?

The latest, highly anticipated version of Sketch by Bohemian Coding, has just been released. It’s an application that has promised much in the past, with many designers embracing it wholeheartedly. However, the previous two versions felt too immature for professional-grade work; the question is, has version 3 addressed those concerns, and is Sketch ready to be […]

Create a website using Startup Design Framework

Designmodo have just released their latest product, Startup Framework, designed to build sites for new startups and 9 months in the making, it’s built on a modular component basis, enabling you to rapidly combine its parts into hundreds of different combinations. Based on Twitter Bootstrap, the Startup Framework’s components use a single consistent style, and include […]

The Importance of Side Projects

Advertise here with BSA How much importance do you give to your side projects? Do you focus solely on working on your current projects or your job and forget about everything else? These are questions you should be thinking about, specially if you are interested in developing your abilities and getting that cool position you always wanted. Show More Summary

10 Things Every Web Developer Should Do to Woo High-Paying Clients

Every freelancer dreams of a land flowing with milk and honey where the perfect web development clients are ready and waiting to spend big bucks for a rocking website. A land where prospects understand the intricacies of the art andShow More Summary

11 Inspiring Examples of Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Advertise here with BSA Here at WDL we like to browse the web to find inspiring websites to show our readers. Every week we like to gather lists based on styles, trends and nice elements we believe you will like it. Elements like textures and patterns, which have been around for a while and are still being used to...

What’s new for designers, April 2014

The April edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, Photoshop extensions, game frameworks, educational resources, mobile frameworks, jQuery plugins, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful to a lot of designers and developers […]

15 of the Best Time Saving Photoshop Plugins

Photoshop has it’s limitations, which means we have to find interest ways around certain problems. This can eat up a lot of time. Here’s some incredible plugins to help you get some of

Our favorite tweets of the week: March 7, 2014 – April 13, 2014

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 #230

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 of the week: Design websites faster with Pinegrow Web Designer

Working in Photoshop is no longer an option. The bloated behemoth just doesn’t provide a suitable interface for designing websites, especially not responsive websites. Designing in the browser is ideal, but it does require fluency in HTML and CSS to get anything done. Across the industry designers are crying out for a modern way of […]

Could switching fonts really save the US government $400 million?

Everyone loves saving money, especially the US government. But could it really be as simple as switching fonts? Last week the media was awash with the story of 14-year-old student Suvir Mirchandani, who claimed that if the United States Government switched from using Times New Roman to Garamond on printed documents, it could save as […]

5 Tips to Make Your Website Convert More Visitors

Advertise here with BSA A site that simply looks good and draws an audience isn’t enough. If you’re missing even one vital element for an effective website, you’re missing out on conversions. The good news is that even small changes to your site can pay off in big numbers—and quickly. Here are 5 tips to make your website convert...

7 simple IA mistakes that could be undermining your conversions

Information Architecture (IA) is not just a buzz word. Information Architecture is the art of structuring information to offer better usability in a digital landscape. It is often used in companies developing complex information systems, but lately its use in web design has been made popular as well. It is actually an important factor of a […]

Colorful Logos for Your Inspiration

Advertise here with BSA We’ve rounded up some examples of logo designs that make excellent use of color. Some of these are bold and bright, while others possess more muted colors, but each of them have been designed beautifully with extreme care and detail. There’s something quite fun and invigorating about a design that isn’t afraid to use a...

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