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7 Essential Plug-ins for those New to GruntJS

So you’ve decided to integrate GruntJS into your workflow. Well you’ve made a good choice, as you’ll soon be saving more time than you previously thought possible. GruntJS automates a whole bunch of different processes. Once you understand the basic configuration, Grunt can quickly become your most powerful tool for workflow automation. Show More Summary

Facebook’s Method of Compressing Images

As a social networking website, photos form the heart and soul of Facebook. As such, no matter what page you load while browsing Facebook, pictures cannot be ignored. In fact display pictures and cover photos are some of the very basic building blocks of Facebook’s layout model. Show More Summary

A Year of Growth and Change With Intercom

Not long after I joined Intercom I wrote up some notes on my first impressions of working at Intercom on our internal Facebook group. They went down well, and we ended up publishing them on this blog. It’s now a year since the original...Show More Summary

How To Find the Best Free JS Plugins for your Website

It can be difficult wading through the sea of free open source code to find exactly what you’re looking for. Each project has its own feeling and purpose based on the context of the situation. This means developers are continually searching...Show More Summary

Progressive design for the modern web

Good responsive web design, by its nature, goes unnoticed to those consuming content online. So when someone asks for a new website, they’re often completely unaware of the concept, despite experiencing it on a daily basis. And yet, responsive website design is now acknowledged as standard practice throughout the industry. Building responsive websites has altered […]

Designing Interfaces with a Focus on Animation

There are so many different topics to cover under the umbrella term of interface design. Both web and mobile designers are professionals at balancing between aesthetics vs interactions. One balancing tool in this arsenal is motion. When elements move and react naturally to user input, it gives the interface a sense of life. Show More Summary

Popular design news of the week: August 10, 2015 – August 16, 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, […]

Wireframing and Prototyping Custom Web Forms

When designers first start wireframing and prototyping it often feels weird and out-of-place. I remember my first wireframing session felt like I was faking the whole thing – because in many ways I was. Yet rapidly going through ideas is the best way to achieve success in any creative field. It’s for this reason that... Read More at Wireframing and Prototyping Custom Web Forms

Comics of the week #300

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 […]

Tens of Millions of PCs already upgraded to Windows 10

The much anticipated Windows 10 OS from Microsoft was released on July 28, 2015 to 190 different countries. As of its very first day 14 million systems were running Win10 according to live tracking by Microsoft. The Windows 10 roll-out...Show More Summary

Trendy Business Card Design Ideas

Business cards are a timeless professional tradition. Even as technology replaces many aging business practices like paper filing and snail mail, the business card will always serve its purpose, which is to act as a tangible representation of a business, and provide multiple contact options. Show More Summary

August Font Bundle: 50 Fonts for only $29

Last month you may recall we featured a creative design bundle by a new company called TheHungryJPEG.com. Well they are back, this time with over 50 amazing fonts for just $29. Whats even better is that you can tweet about their deal, and save a further 10%. All fonts included come with a commercial license,... Read More at August Font Bundle: 50 Fonts for only $29

Mobile App Design Inspiration: 8 Best Resources

UX Archive Building a seamless user experience is what mobile app developers and designers should learn. UX Archive features beautiful iPhone apps user flows that you can emulate. Browsing these flows will give you ideas and inspire you to build a UX that is just as good, if not better. Show More Summary

Better Goals Help Magoosh Improve Message Performance By 11%

What are you hoping to achieve when you message customers? Do you want them to simply open the email, and maybe click a link? Or do you actually want them to take some real action in your product? Magoosh was one of our earliest and…...Show More Summary

20 Creative Coffee Branding Examples You Need to See

Can you imagine the morning without a cup of flavour tasty cup of coffee? No coffee, no workee – nothing wakes you up better than a cup of coffee. In this showcase you’ll see how coffee companies do their best to attract customer to their brands, as I have put together the best coffee branding... Read More at 20 Creative Coffee Branding Examples You Need to See

Do designers need a hippocratic oath?

Designers are increasingly in demand, as the sheer amount of stuff that needs designing grows. But too often, we’re so delighted with how we can solve a client’s problem, that we forget to ask whether we should. As an industry, we ignore Uncle Ben’s warning: with great power comes great responsibility. Two UX designers, Samantha […]

Focus On: Signup & Registration Page Design

There is no one-size-fits-all solution in the field of web design. This is true of all aspects from branding, layout, typography, and certainly interfaces. Registration page design is a crucial component to driving users into a site....Show More Summary

20 Gorgeous Black and White Sites for Inspiration

Finding the best fit from the ocean of colors can sometimes be a tough call for web designers. Assuming designing site in black and white may seem easier from the first glance as you don’t need to go through the painstakingly task of choosing and matching colors. On the other hand, black and white design... Read More at 20 Gorgeous Black and White Sites for Inspiration

How to create a personal brand, and why you should

The concept of having a personal brand can be intimidating. It seems like only famous people have a shot at establishing one, since their names are already well-known. Fortunately, you don’t have to achieve widespread fame, or even fame within your industry, before you can win at personal branding. A personal brand is more about […]

The 21 Best Designed App Landing Pages of 2015 (So Far)

Mobile is the dominant computing platform of this generation, but plenty of people still discover and download apps from traditional websites. Since the launch of the app store, we’ve seen countless posts on the topic of landing page...Show More Summary

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