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Vector Design Workflow Between Photoshop and Illustrator

Have you ever had daydreams about finding the perfect procedure for designing interfaces? Well if so you might have a slight addiction to work so that’s something to keep in mind. But I’m here to say that your workflow can be improved if you cut down on the daydreaming and get more into daydoing. Show More Summary

The best free WordPress plugins for September 2014

Plugins, plugins, and more plugins! We’re back with another roundup of WordPress extensions that might be just what you need for your next project. Or they might just make you marvel at the sort of things people can make. This month’s selection is eclectic to say the least. We’ve got new features designed for non-coders, […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: August 18, 2014 – August 24, 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 #249

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 […]

Harnessing User Research With Intercom

It’s a given developers know their products better than their users but this can lead to a gulf in understanding… Read more… You're reading Harnessing User Research With Intercom, a post from the Intercom Blog. Intercom is the easiest way to see and talk to your users. Show More Summary

Is your product a Hafta or Wanna?

In his insightful article, Why Behavior Change Apps Don’t Work, Nir Eyal brings up a crucial point about the habits we form (or fail to form) around the products we use. “Unfortunately, too many well-intentioned products fail because they feel like “haftas,” things people are obligated to do, as opposed to things they “wanna” do. Show More Summary

Top 10 iPad Apps for Graphic Designers and Creatives

Advertise here with BSA The number of technologies available today can blow one’s mind! The iPad, as one of the biggest Apple creations, has been a game changer for Web Designer in more than one way. This small device is a valuable tool for designers, allowing them to get work done on the go. With the help of drawing...

How to decline requests for free work with style

It’s aggravating and demeaning when a business asks for free work. You feel belittled and often foster an urge to prove that you offer a professional service that has actual monetary worth. Unfortunately, there are designers who continue to do free work on the vague promise of “exposure,” “paying work later on,” and the client’s “rich […]

Deal of the week: 100 premium infographics V2 from Ingimage

One of the best ways to grab a person’s attention is with a well-crafted infographic. Infographics have all the qualities of the best online content: they’re highly shareable, they’re easy to dip into, and easy to scan, they give meaning to abstract data, and they clarify complex concepts. Infographics are one of the premium ways […]

3 post editing alternatives to perfect your WordPress workflow

The most important parts of WordPress are the post and page editing screens. I mean, that’s where the magic happens, right? A lot of people do their writing there. It’s where the formatting happens. It’s where the content is produced, tweaked, edited, and occasionally screwed up beyond belief. For all that it’s the most important […]

20 of the Best Tools and Resources for Web Developers

Advertise here with BSA Looking back 8 years it’s difficult to believe how much the Internet has changed in such a short period of time. Compared to webpages that used to take a good 5 minutes to completely load, today’s 3G reaches lightning speeds. Show More Summary

Typography Guidelines for Creating Balanced Website Layouts

Whether you design on paper, in graphics software, or in a web browser, typography is something that you’ll have to consider. No website or poster would be complete without some bits of text on the page. But text alone is not good enough...Show More Summary

The New Yorker reworks its redesign, but issues remain

Just three short weeks since The New Yorker unveiled its brand new, responsive site, there have already been a slew of updates. Whilst it’s not unusual for issues to come to light after a launch, the current online version of the classic American magazine has some fundamental problems that require more than a quick fix. It’s […]

Do you have what it takes to be an art director?

When I first set out to find a standard definition of art direction, it took me three sessions — not search terms, but sessions — to dig past fluff (articles that use a lot of words to say very little), self promotion (“art direction is hey I’m really special and you should hire me”), and […]

Growth Hacking is Bullshit

Step 1: Build a product. Step 2: Release a product. Step 3: Growth Hack your way to success. It all… Read more… You're reading Growth Hacking is Bullshit, a post from the Intercom Blog. Intercom is the easiest way to see and talk to your users. Show More Summary

20 Website Examples with Hamburger Icon Design You’ll Love

Advertise here with BSA The hamburger icon is one of those UI features that are so old you could not even find an author. But after browsing the web for a while, it turned out that the hamburger icon comes from the Xerox Star personal worksection. It’s one of the earliest graphical user interfaces. Its designer, Norm Cox, designed...

New analytics solution Hotjar Insights offers free beta access

You know how you want your visitors to use your site, but do you know how they actually use it? Do you know exactly when they tap on your CTA, or more importantly, why they don’t? The Web is unique in the history of publishing, in that we can measure precisely what our audience likes, […]

Building your Portfolio: Custom Website or Online Service?

Advertise here with BSA Deciding when to launch your first portfolio online can be a challenge. It's tough to know exactly when your work quality is good enough to share with others. Plus how should you get it out on the Internet? There...Show More Summary

Win Three Premium ThemeFuse WordPress Themes!

If you are looking for a great new theme for your WordPress site, you are in luck! Our friends at ThemeFuse have a very special offer for three of our lucky readers. Up for grabs: three premium WordPress themes licenses! If you are already...Show More Summary

50 fantastic freebies for web designers, August 2014

Has there ever been an industry as generous as the Web? Every hour of every day you’ll find the design community distributing the fruits of their labors for free; making the Web bigger and better all the time. New projects are constantly being released that make us excited, curious, inspired and sometimes a little bit […]

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