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What Makes Bloom the Best Plug-in For E-Mail Opt-Ins?

You may have the best website with the perfect design, but one thing is crystal clear: your website will always have to grow or keep the pace. Although most people don’t like opt-in forms, they are the perfect sales representatives of your website. Let’s face it, pop-in forms are the best and most effective way...

What Makes Bloom the Best Plug-in For E-Mails Opt-Ins?

You may have the best website with the perfect design, but one thing is crystal clear: your website will always have to grow or keep the pace. Although most people don’t like opt-in forms, they are the perfect sales representatives of your website. Let’s face it, pop-in forms are the best and most effective way...

Being busy is lazy

Despite popular belief, time is not your obstacle – you are. As an executive assistant for the VP’s at Intercom, one of things I that I have learnt to obsess over and be relentless with is time and how it’s spent. Creating and facilitating...Show More Summary

30 Hotel Website Layouts for Design Inspiration

Moving into niche-focused web design tends to accelerate the learning curve. You have to put together compositional ideas which relate to more obscure company obligations. Although each website is different, there will always be overlapping concepts which tend to permeate through all of the best layouts. Talking specifically on the subject of hotel websites there...

Maximize customer engagement with Bloom’s newsletter sign-ups

[– This is a sponsored post on behalf of Elegant Themes –] Whether you’re building a startup from the ground up, or expanding a company into new markets, the one thing you can’t do without is customers. The currency of any business, maximising the return on every contact you make is vital for any growing […]

Introducing the UI8 Ultimate Bundle

This post is sponsored via Syndicate. UI8 Ultimate Bundle Whether it’s for web or mobile, designing a great product involves a series of phases, each requiring a specific set of skills along with the necessary materials. That could go from pen and paper to components for design and code. Our friends from UI8 help us with...

10 Smartphone & Tablet Mobile Apps for Prototyping

Digital prototyping is a popular activity for creating simple interface mockups. The UI design process starts with an idea which is then fleshed out into a mockup. But most of the time the initial mockup(s) will be styled in low-fidelity wireframes which are then improved through color and texture. Show More Summary

Personas: Finding imaginary friends for web designers

One of the most common pieces of writing advice out there is “know your audience.” Choosing to appeal to either middle-aged lawyers or college freshmen will alter everything from approach, to tone, to structure, even if the subject matter is the same. Why treat web design any differently? It’s common sense that middle-aged lawyers and […]

SaaS Metrics for Fundraising

Fundraising can be a distracting period for a company. The CEO and the finance/analytics team particularly feel the weight of this burden with multiple demands on their time. As investor requests pile up, the fundraising process canShow More Summary

Introduction to Grid-Based Typography in Web Design

Advertise here with BSA What do math teachers and city planners have in common aside from indispensable yet low-compensating jobs? A love for grids, of course! This is one of those special topics that seems really important because it is really important but still doesn't get enough attention. Show More Summary

20 Stylish Bags and Backpacks for Creatives

Designers carry a lot of stuff around in their bags. All the creatives need a plenty of things while go out, so their bags should be both roomy and stylish. If you ever were wondering what designers have inside their bags, Mijlo, a Dutch-based collective, has a backpack project which shows the essentials creative people...

The Only React.js Tutorials and Resources You’ll Need

There is a need among developers to use a framework that will let them achieve fast-loading websites and applications. This can be achieved by rendering complex user interface in an efficient manner. The usual way of building a UI starts with rendering your template before wiring up events to your Document Object Model (DOM). Show More Summary

65 best free fonts, Spring 2015

So far, 2015 has been a bumper year for fonts, with dozens of new designs going live. There are a couple of dominant trends, both carried over from last year. The first is the ongoing influence of lettering that gives us great typefaces like Gallow Tree. The other is a love of expressive geometric sans, in […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: March 8, 2015 – March 15, 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 #278

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 […]

What We Shipped: Better in-app messaging, Inbox Insights, and more

Earlier this year we promised we’d publish regular updates on what new features we added to Intercom, so here’s the latest instalment. In the past few weeks we’ve made it possible for you to send more contextual in-app messages with Platform Targeting. Show More Summary

Is it time to embrace responsive branding?

Consistency, we’re taught, is the hallmark of quality. Whether it’s in copywriting or color, layout or lettering, consistency feels deliberate and reinforces ideas. Nowhere is this more true than for branding, where the visual identity of a company is often treated as sacrosanct. Brands go to extraordinary lengths to ensure consistency, spending millions of dollars […]

10 Free Vintage Retro Badges(PSD)

If you’re in the mood for some vintage design then take a look at this freebie pack. This PSD file is an exclusive freebie released on Web Design Ledger featuring ten different vintage badges. All of the text and colors are editable with any version of Photoshop. Plus the shapes are vector-based so you can...

Live chat was great but now it’s history

Why are we predicting the demise of a product that people think is working just fine? Better than fine, according to a lot of folks. Recently we’ve been talking to end users of live chat, as well as companies who use live chat to speak…...Show More Summary

How To Use Balanced Symmetry in Web Design

Professional designers incorporate many different ideas related to composition. One of the lesser-discussed but vitally important ideas relates to symmetry. This is the process of adjusting page elements so that they align in exactly equal parts. Show More Summary

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