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Comics of the week #326

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 […]

Bluehost Open Sources Script Used To Update WordPress Websites

Bluehost have recently open sourced their in-house script that can be used to automatically update WordPress websites. Sometime back, Bluehost had noticed that majority of support requests and issues related to hacked websites arose from WordPress users who were running obsolete versions of WordPress. Show More Summary

Interaction Design: The Final Ingredient to a Perfect Website

If you have a website for your company or are trying to promote your personal brand through social media, odds are you know a couple things about the Internet. One, you’re probably aware that a lot of people use the internet, to the tune of 168 million DVDs’ worth of information exchanged online on a... Read More at Interaction Design: The Final Ingredient to a Perfect Website

How slow is too slow in 2016?

Have you checked your website’s speed lately? In a study conducted by Geoff Kenyon way back in 2011, he determined these standards for comparing your website speed against the rest of the Web: if your site loads in 5 seconds it is faster than approximately 25% of the web; if your site loads in 2.9 seconds […]

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Using Wrike Project Management Software to Get Things Done

When you’re trying to execute several large projects with multiple teams, things can get a little difficult to manage. There are a lot of great project management tools out there that help teams coordinate with one another, but most of them are lacking in one area or another. Show More Summary

Get Inspired With These 10 Gorgeous Newsletter Designs

Newsletters are a complex combination of web & infographic design creatively interlaced together to provide high readability and click-through ratio. Newsletter Design Inspiration For a Killer E-mail Marketing Campaign Our handpicked collection of newsletter designs will provide you with plenty of ideas on how to design your next e-mail campaign. Show More Summary

7 Inspiring Examples of High-Converting Lead Generation Designs

The efficiency of your pages when it comes to conversions – whether it’s for sales or lead generation – relies mainly on design elements. It’s not always about your content. Rather, it’s how you present what your audience wants to see. Show More Summary

20 of the Best Free Responsive eCommerce Templates for 2016

ECommerce is not as difficult as you might think it is, but there are a few things you should know before you launch your store and publish your first product. Paperwork is still required Even if your store is intangible, you have to pay taxes anyway. Take care of the paperwork first, and make sure... Read More at 20 of the Best Free Responsive eCommerce Templates for 2016

Amazon’s Terms of Service Now Cover the Zombie Apocalypse!

If the zombie apocalypse does happen sometime in the future, the world might end, but Amazon will still be on your side. Recently, Amazon Web Services (AWS) updated its terms of service to include many new clauses and terms, including one special clause — one related to a type of zombie apocalypse. Show More Summary

Podcast: Mike Davidson on Product Design

Mike Davidson was the long-time VP of Design at Twitter until recently moving back to Seattle. He led an international team of designers and researchers building products for hundreds of millions of users. Before joining Twitter, Mike...Show More Summary

Celebrity culture in web design

Every industry has its heroes and celebrities—well, we web designers don’t have anything like the powerhouse that is Brangelina, and none of us are naming our kids after directional markers based on the Earth’s magnetic field—what we have are people who are just really good at their jobs. At least, we think they are, and […]

How to Tell if Your Website Needs an Update

If you intend to do any kind of business online, it’s important to have a good website; but just how important can be difficult to say! For example, Lightspeed GMI’s recent survey found that approximately 93 percent of consumers now utilize the internet to do research before making a purchasing decision. Show More Summary

Finding the Clues in Real-Time Sales Messages

The days of cold calls, visits to clients, and leisurely lunch meetings are long gone – messaging is the new forum for initial sales conversations. So how do you pick up on the essential signals and tones needed to build a relationship with potential customers?… Read more The post Finding the Clues in Real-Time Sales Messages appeared first on Inside Intercom.

4 Beautiful Pre-built Portfolios Examples and Basic Rules To Follow

Having an online portfolio is important in so many ways that selecting the right portfolio content and presenting that content in the best possible way is vital. Portfolios may not be the only way to attract clients and convince them...Show More Summary

Don’t design for mobile, design for mobility

Just when we were starting to get used to the tools, frameworks and methodologies needed to design good mobile apps, we find the device landscape is changing again: smartwatches and other connected wearables, sensors and everything under the “Internet of Things” umbrella are bringing new complexity to our field, and makes it very difficult to […]

Adobe releases updates to Bridge CC

Adobe has updated significant features in Bridge CC with the release of its latest version. Bridge CC is Adobe’s digital asset management app or DAM. Providing designers with centralized access to files and assets that are essential to any creative project or task, it streamlines workflows and helps designers stay organized during any project. Here’s […]

#FreshStart Giveaway: Become 1 of 10 Happy Freelancers with 1 Free Year of FreshBooks

We’ve talked a lot of how web designers can start billing like a boss. Now is your chance to get your invoicing off to a fresh start this year by winning 1 year of FreshBooks! A Few Words about the Prize FreshBooks is an award-winning cloud accounting software designed for service-based small business owners. Show More Summary

Peeling Back To First Principles

Starting from first principles is something we do a lot in our product and design process at Intercom. I was reminded of this after reading the final piece in an amazing, highly recommended, 4 part series about Elon Musk published on Wait But Why. Almost… Read more The post Peeling Back To First Principles appeared first on Inside Intercom.

The Vital Guide To Interaction Designer (IxD) Interviewing

In today’s technology-filled world, it will not surprise anyone if we said that pretty much every Web or mobile application is based on interactive visual elements. It’s no longer enough to simply hire a graphic designer to provide necessary visual graphics. Show More Summary

First look at Adobe’s Animate CC

Adobe have just launched their ‘new’ application, Animate CC. A major component in the Creative Cloud application suite, Animate CC replaces Flash Professional CC, and is available to download now. As we previously reported, Animate CC is an evolution of Flash Professional. The name change is based on the changing role of the application. Adobe […]

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