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Dealing with Tricky Clients

  One of the sad little truths about the web development game is that good clients are extremely rare.  Some clients have this amazing ability to transform from Jekyll to Hyde without pausing for breath, and the rest of them—pretty much the majority—are simply just jerks.  Incidentally, for any of my clients who are reading... Show More Summary

Essential design trends, July 2016

There’s a lot of overlap in the biggest design themes of July. In many of the examples below, you’ll see that multiple trends are used in many of the examples. That’s because many of the trends are simple techniques that can be added to almost any type of design. This is a showcase of micro-trends. […]

Popular design news of the week: July 18, 2016 – July 24, 2016

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, […]

Comics of the week #349

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 […]

Introducing the Web Design Ledger Shop

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new online shop! The Web Design Ledger shop is packed with great deals on everything from gadgets and gear to software, web services, and online courses. We even have special sections dedicated to design and development to ensure you save money on the items you need to do... Read More at Introducing the Web Design Ledger Shop

How to Skew a Circular Symbol in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to draw and skew a circular symbol in Adobe Illustrator. The Steps (1-11) 1. Create a New Document. 2. Select the Ellipse Tool, Left-click and hold Shift to draw a circle. Remove any Fill and apply a Stroke width of your choice. For this tutorial, I’ve used... Read More at How to Skew a Circular Symbol in Illustrator

In Praise of the Peculiar: How and Why to Use Surreal Images

By: Anastasia Dyakovskaya “Humans are complex and unpredictable, and there’s no reason why brand visuals can’t be, too.” – Lauren Catten, Art Director at Getty Images Imagination is one of the four factors that make for a powerful image,...Show More Summary

X Free Material Design Templates and Resources

Material design is all about consistency, minimalism and realistic shadow use. These ten examples of material design will help you build your personal portfolio by giving it a modern touch with various material design elements. The free resources can also be used for web app prototyping and web design. Show More Summary

Free download: 100 Web Design Icons from freepik.com

A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say. When it comes to icons, we’d definitely agree; and it follows that this colorful freebie from freepik.com is worth 100,000 words because it features 100, on-trend icons, free for use in both personal and commercial projects. Pumped full of Material Design charm, these vector […]

CSS Hero: Customize WordPress Themes Easily

While it is common knowledge that there are a large number of WordPress themes out there that can lend your website or blog a unique look. You can opt for a simple free WordPress theme, or go with a premium theme, or even select a framework or starter theme and build your own. In other... Read More at CSS Hero: Customize WordPress Themes Easily

Behind the messenger: making messaging human

The first wave of the internet was deeply impersonal. It enabled immediacy, scale, and access. But anonymity ruled – it... The post Behind the messenger: making messaging human appeared first on Inside Intercom.

Announcing the new Intercom Messenger

Today marks the culmination of a year’s worth of work. We’re announcing our new messenger to help businesses more personally... The post Announcing the new Intercom Messenger appeared first on Inside Intercom.

How to Showcase Your Images in the Highest Quality Online

With Wix’s newest release, the Wix Pro Gallery, compromising on web image quality is now a thing of the past. Wix makes it easy for everyone to create a stunning website with all the tools they need. Designers can build beautiful sites complete with full online store integration, booking system, invoicing and more. Show More Summary

What Costs Should Website Development Budget Cover?

This is the question you are likely to be pondering, setting out for website development services. With all the possible benefits and desired functionality in mind, you definitely want your website to provide the greatest ROI possible. Show More Summary

Be a better designer by designing less

Designer’s block haunts you. If you’re a designer you’ve experienced it at one point or another — that feeling you’re stuck in a rut and it feels like you’ll be there forever. Even when you escape designer’s block you have other problems waiting for you. You can’t seem to create the design you want. You […]

Create a Neon Text Effect in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to create a neon text effect in Adobe Illustrator. The Steps (1-8) 1. Create a New Document. 2. Select the Rectangle Tool, Left-click and Drag to draw a four-sided shape that covers the entire Width and Height of the artboard. Set the colour of this shape to... Read More at Create a Neon Text Effect in Illustrator

Intercom’s Matt Hodges on product marketing

When Matt Hodges joined Intercom in March of 2014, our marketing team headcount grew from zero to one. As Intercom’s... The post Intercom’s Matt Hodges on product marketing appeared first on Inside Intercom.

GPL WordPress Themes to Build Multiple WordPress Sites

GPL WordPress themes are eliciting more and more demand in the WordPress community. The possibility of using one WordPress theme on more than one site lures the web audience, making them give preference to this specific type of ready-made web design product. Show More Summary

Poll: Is Twitter verification a good thing?

One of the biggest bugbears of social media is trolling: attacking individuals based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or politics. If you’re a woman with the temerity to hold an opinion of any kind you’ll be subject to abuse, threats of sexual violence, and even the murder of your children. If you have the […]

One Page Scrolling Websites in Adobe Muse

One Page Scrolling Websites in Adobe Muse. No Coding Skills Required.   One page scrolling websites have been popular for some time now. They allow you to scroll to different sections of the website when clicking on the menu and the user can receive all the information on one page rather than having to navigate... Read More at One Page Scrolling Websites in Adobe Muse

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