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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

20+ Beautiful Designs That You Can Achieve With A Single WP Theme

Advertise here with BSA Hey, how’s it going with your web design projects? Why don’t you take a little break? Snack on some stirring imagery to get your creative engines all fired up and ready to go. Today, we hauled a bunch of layouts and websites from Muffin Group’s own back yard. Sorry, what’s that? Oh, you’re wondering what...

How to be web content agnostic (and why you should)

You cannot design without content. It’s a mantra repeated by designers worldwide, it’s a plea in countless emails to clients, it’s a cornerstone of responsible design. One of the most respected names on the Web, Jeffrey Zeldman, summarises it neatly in a pinned tweet: Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not […]

How to show customers the value of free

The way technology is sold to businesses has changed fundamentally in the last decade and as a result so has the role of customer support/success teams in helping to close sales. In the old world, potential customers rang a vendor to...Show More Summary

How to test the usability of prototypes like a pro

Usability isn’t something you just can cook up in any one phase of design, but must be developed and refined throughout the entire process. If you want the best end product, you have to anticipate real user scenarios from the prototyping phase. Usability testing should be the last place to start thinking about usability. Why […]

Start Your Day with These Awesome Be Theme Website Examples

Advertise here with BSA We know you’re busy. Yet, before you get on with your projects of the day, help yourself to a visual espresso for the creative minds. Take a couple of minutes to see some inspiring examples of websites made with the Be Theme. Show More Summary

3 cool CSS3 image hover effects

On the modern web there are numerous techniques that can be used to create interesting interactions, but the simplest and most elegant is usually CSS, and specifically the additions that came with CSS3. Back int he old days, we had to rely on JavaScript for this kind of effect, but thanks to ever-increasing support for […]

Pragmatic Routines for Improving your Digital Design Skillset

Featured image source The proverbial idea that “practice makes perfect” seems quite sensible. If you continue to practice a certain skillset you’ll eventually master the process and improve much quicker. But practice doesn’t just mean doing the same stuff over and over. Show More Summary

30 Creative Photography Portfolios to Impress You

Advertise here with BSA What sets awesome photography apart? What do the most popular photographers to make their work stand out? Well-designed fabulous portfolio can be a good prove how skilled a photographer is. These days everything is online and you could not be a successful photographer without a beautiful online portfolio. Most clients believe only what they see....

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