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Blog Post Archive

Deal of the week: 160 PSD mockups bundle from Zippy Pixels

One of the most important lessons you learn on any design course, is that presentation is half the battle. You can produce awe-inspiring design work, but if you can’t present it well to clients, it wil be dismissed prematurely. There was a time, when designers spent weeks painstakingly photographing, printing, and mounting their portfolios in […]

What’s new for designers, August 2014

The August edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, software, productivity apps, icons, CMSs, JavaScript resources, pattern libraries, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful to a lot of designers and developers […]

Why you must master mobile ecommerce

Since 2011, many in the design community have been pushing responsive design to our clients as a “nice-to-have” feature. But in 2014, reality has set in: a responsive website has become an essential part of any company’s online presence. One area of the Web that is way behind in terms of providing a modern, easy-to-use […]

6 life lessons from the typographers at Typekit

In so many ways, great design is representative of the way we should live our lives: keep it simple, try new things, and help make others’ lives easier. The team at design collaboration platform InVision recently interviewed two of the best designers in the business: Elliot Jay Stocks, Creative Director of Adobe Typekit and the […]

9 nightmare clients and how you can avoid them

Clients come in all shapes and sizes. They’re the lifeblood of any creative agency, bringing with them problems to be solved in return for hard cash. So when someone comes along with an exciting project it’s easy to get excited about the design possibilities without thinking too clearly about for whom you will be working. […]

The best new fonts, August 2014

With the end of summer rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to update your collection of fonts! Okay, so here at WebdesignerDepot, every day is the perfect day to update our font collections, but with fall heralding the return to school or work for many of our readers, there’s an extra push to stock […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: August 4, 2014 – August 10, 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 #247

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 […]

What’s the best advice you ever received?

The best advice I’ve ever had came from a tutor at college. She told me that the biggest obstacle to producing good design work was judging quality too soon. The best approach, she said, was to churn out as much work as you could until your creativity was literally exhausted. And only then, begin the process […]

Deal of the week: The retro/vintage design bundle

If you’re looking to bolster your supplies of professional grade design assets, then you’ll be delighted to learn that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a huge discount on an amazing design bundle from Cruzine Design. Featuring...Show More Summary

The best of DesignFaves.com, August 2014

For designers passionate about the latest developments across the full spectrum of visual design, there’s a new site that features some of the most exciting, innovative and inspiring design projects taking place today. Every day our sister-site, DesignFaves.com, trawls the web seeking out the projects with the most buzz surrounding them and delivers a compact, visual […]

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 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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