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10 Restaurant Websites with an Oriental Theme

Designs of the Eastern world habitually receive a bad reputation. I am by no means an expert on Asian culture, but for example I understand that historically one in four users in China were still using Internet Explorer 6. Google Chrome is now on the rise with a 30% market share, and with statistics like... Read More at 10 Restaurant Websites with an Oriental Theme

The Design Super Bundle

We’ve finally managed to get Dealotto back up and running with a brand new design, re-build from the ground up. To celebrate, we’ve put together this incredible bundle. 49 top quality design resources

The Only Competitor That Matters

A clichéd piece of advice is to ignore your competitors. It’s universally agreed on, yet ask any founder how their competitors are doing and you’ll see it’s almost universally ignored. They’ll fly through a list of players providing commentary quicker than a sports announcer. Show More Summary

Transitioning from Low-Fidelity to High-Fidelity Wireframes

In the context of web design the definition of “fidelity” refers to the level of exactness in which a design is recreated. Low-fidelity wireframes are not very exact and focus more on the general picture. High-fidelity wireframes should feel much more exhaustive in the nature of both design and content. Show More Summary

Do hamburger menus work on desktop sites?

We have mobile devices and their designers and developers to thank for the hamburger menu and its increasing popularity. Now however, more and more desktop sites are also adopting this design and navigation solution. Because of mobile devices’ smaller screens, screen space comes at a premium. Designers have to prioritize what design choices take precedence over others. […]

10 Free Sketch App UI Kits

It’s no secret that Sketch App by Bohemian Coding has been battling head-to-head with Adobe’s Photoshop to be the ultimate design tool for creating user interfaces and website mockups. In fact, there are now more Sketch resources on Creative Market than Photoshop resources! Just take a look at these stunning UI kits for Sketch App... Read More at 10 Free Sketch App UI Kits

Focus On: Modal Windows in Web Design

Modal windows are the latest style of inline popups for the web. These content blocks appear on top of a website instead of literally opening a new browser window. Most of the time this lovely replacement for the popup window can be very handy. But when used inappropriately or unnecessarily it can severely damage the... Read More at Focus On: Modal Windows in Web Design

Freebie PSD: iOS 8 Dark App Settings View

Social apps usually include a page for updating user settings. Profile info can be changed along with photos, connections, and updates on site news. I took this UI archteype and recreated a layout for iPhone 6 designers. This iOS 8 settings app includes scalable icons and vector UI elements. Show More Summary

What’s new for designers, August 2015

In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of marketing resources, startup resources, educational tools, email tools, image resources, icons, CMSs, CSS resources, and much more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new free fonts! Almost everything on the list this month is free, with a few […]

Basic Guidelines for Typographic Hierarchy on the Web

The initial design phase of a website caters more toward composition and page structure. But once you move into the nitty-gritty stuff you’ll be paying much more attention to content structure. This minutiae becomes critical when mapping out pixel-perfect mockups and page designs. Show More Summary

Popular design news of the week: August 3, 2015 – August 9, 2015

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, […]

UI/UX Principles for Tabbed Website Widgets

Web design is comprised of two interrelated yet unique subjects. General interface design is about aesthetic ideas while user experience design is about how an interface works. Both concepts should be applied to all areas of design from a full page layout to the individualistic elements in each section. Show More Summary

Comics of the week #299

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 […]

Apple Redesign Makes Buying a Lot Easier

Today Apple.com received a big overhaul. At first glance you may think the layout looks exactly the same – and mostly you’d be right. But the flow of user experience for purchasing stuff has been completely revamped. This new design is really meant to reduce confusion. The old design had 2 designated areas of the... Read More at Apple Redesign Makes Buying a Lot Easier

Tips for CSS3 Browser Support & Fallback Methods

Although modern browsers have been improving rapidly there’s still a need for backwards compatibility. Web standards have reached a turning point where most devices are capable of supporting CSS3 features. However it’s crucial to understand your audience and learn how to manage visitors who are not at the precipice of change. Show More Summary

Why websites should all be using video

Video continues to grow in popularity as a provocative way to share information online. When it comes to promoting and selling products or services, a video — or a series of them — can help spell out details, imbuing them with cinematic dimension. Defining and describing a product or service is a common rationale for using video. Literally, […]

The WebKit Project Reveals its New Logo

For those of you who aren’t familiar, the WebKit Open Source Project is the development of WebKit’s open source browser and layout engine for the rendering of web pages in Apple’s Safari browser. WebKit is also used by Dashboard, Mail, and some other OS X applications. A branch of WebKit is even used by Google... Read More at The WebKit Project Reveals its New Logo

Useful Tips for Staying Away From Code-Bloated WP Themes

If a WP theme is slow to respond, or if it responds imperfectly on occasion, it can be a sign that its underlying code is not up to standard. There may be code present that does not perform any useful function; but that excess code still must be processed, and as a consequence, it can... Read More at Useful Tips for Staying Away From Code-Bloated WP Themes

The Current State of HTML5/CSS3 Browser Support

W3C standards have created a beautiful ruleset for web developers to create ubiquitous behavior in website layouts. These rules are much more commonplace and have been adopted by professionals in every area. Unfortunately the one area that is somewhat lagging is browser support. Show More Summary

A Close Look at What Mockup.io is all About

App mockups are easy to create. They encourage good communication and assist in identifying design problems early on. And they provide an excellent method of usability testing. Mockup.io is a mobile UI prototyping and presentation app that performs three interwoven functions. Show More Summary

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