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The Hottest Stock Photo Sources To Use This Summer

Website designers, developers and content providers always appreciate a ready availability of stock photography. Stock photography websites are a primary source, and in some instances the only source, of images for the designer for a given project. Show More Summary

The trick to pitching a design without striking out

How you present your design solutions (whether it be to another team member or a client) has an impact on how they view the quality of that solution as well as you the designer. When I say presentation, I’m not talking about the words you use etc. Yes, knowing how to use the correct words […]

Why happiness at work really matters

Are you happy at work? Are the people you work with happy? Should you even care as long as the… Read more… You're reading Why happiness at work really matters, a post from the Intercom Blog. Intercom is the easiest way to see and talk to your users. Show More Summary

Why your brand needs a style guide, and how to create one

A lot of designers and creatives overlook the need for a brand style guide (also called a brand bible by some, or included as part of a brand bible) — something that gives a clear set of rules for how the marketing materials online, and off, should look. Style guides can save you time, money, […]

Swell: A Stunning WordPress Theme for Videos

Advertise here with BSA ThemeTrust has just released a brand new theme. Swell is a beautiful WordPress theme that uses motion to help tell your story. It features a versatile home page template with two areas to insert big and beautiful video backgrounds. At Theme Trust when you buy one theme, you get another free. Just add any two...

35 Free Social Media Icon Sets for Web Designers

Almost every website design should include some link out to social media account(s). Nowadays almost everyone has an account on a social network, often many networks, and it is crucial to a website’s success that people can find you on such networks. Show More Summary

5 reasons you should be using Sass today

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Sass and how “You really need to start using it!” Learning a new tool can suck and finding the time to do so is next to impossible but sometimes a tool comes along that changes our industry and is too good to ignore. As our web pages and […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: July 28, 2014 – August 3, 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 #246

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 […]

First impressions of working at Intercom

Intercom is not just the product – it’s also a great place to work. I recently joined Intercom, and last… Read more… You're reading First impressions of working at Intercom, a post from the Intercom Blog. Intercom is the easiest way to see and talk to your users. Show More Summary

5 essential elements of a successful 404 error page

404 pages are one of the most overlooked aspects of any website design, and when they’re not overlooked, the tendency is to create something fun—in the hope that a bit of humour will lessen the user’s irritation at the missing information. Many designers opt for the default 404 believing that the rest of their scheme […]

Deal of the week: Full Smashing Library

Smashing Magazine always produces high-quality articles, loved by designers and developers alike. And that same quality carries over to their awesome eBooks. The Smashing Library is a collection of more than 60 eBooks that is continually being updated; it’s an amazing resource for web design newbies, and old-hands alike. And with each book averaging 175 pages, […]

4 ways to create richer web experiences

The Web has evolved a lot from being a simple document repository, and we now have browsers capable of rich visual interactions on desktop as well as mobile. Because I’d like to talk about where the Web is headed in this article, many of the features I’ll cover may have limited support, so it is […]

A Shared Inbox for your Team

Today we launched a completely redesigned team inbox for Intercom to make it even easier for companies to talk with… Read more… You're reading A Shared Inbox for your Team, a post from the Intercom Blog. Intercom is the easiest way to see and talk to your users. Show More Summary

20 Geometric Texures and Pattern Sets Free to Download

Advertise here with BSA Geometric shapes are widely used in web and graphic design. From complex large-scale patterns to simple shapes, geometry is one of the biggest trends that is easy to define. Textures with geometric shapes like...Show More Summary

6 Design Patterns for a Successful Mobile App Interface

Smartphones have become a staple in the lives of many techies and non-techies alike. With this ever-growing audience mobile interface design trends have also grown to become cleaner, simpler, and easier to understand. Building a mobile...Show More Summary

10 rules for designing emails your customers will want to read

Email continues to be one of the most popular ways that companies interact with their customers. As with everything else in the design world, how you design an email will have a tremendous impact on things like the click rate and the retention of your subscribers. When you design for email, you should make the […]

The best free WordPress plugins for August 2014

Ladies, Gents… welcome back! It’s time for another round of WordPress plugins that you might just find useful. As per usual, I’ve installed every plugin listed here and given it a test. We have a variety of plugins, too. Some of them add features to WordPress, integrate with third-party services (which seems to be a […]

20 Useful Infographics Featuring Web Design Tips & Tricks

Advertise here with BSA Infographics are a good way to turn some boring data into an informative attractive graphic which is easier for a reader to digest. With the rise of the visual web, the number of infographics on various topics increases day by day. I handpicked 20 infographics related to web design that feature useful tips and tricks,...

How to design a successful web app walkthrough

We’ve all interacted with an app walkthrough at some point or another. Heck, some of us designed them. But when you take a look at the design literature out there, you will notice there is very little that specifically deals with app walkthroughs. They are such an important aspect of an app’s overall experience because, […]

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