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4 essential elements of successful UX design

When you consider the success stories of the internet age, you could be forgiven for believing that luck has been the deciding factor. Amazon, for example, is a retail company whose launch coincided with a large-scale roll-out of internet connectivity in the 1990s. Facebook is a social media platform which emerged just as mobile technology […]

How to export SVG patterns

It used to be that you could just whack out a tileable image as a gif or jpg at 72dpi and tile it with CSS. It’s a common practice amongst web designers, and has been for years; it’s a quick and easy way to add a pattern or texture to your work. Then those pesky […]

Safari 9: Everything web designers need to know now

Yesterdays’s keynote at the Apple WWDC featured two new OS. The new MacOS is named El Capitan after a rock formation in Yosemite (which has been taken by most commentators to indicate that Apple sees its next OS as a minor, rather than major, version). MacOS El Capitan, and iOS 9 are available now to Apple developers, […]

How to design social media buttons that work

Social media is the key to any website’s popularity. Taking advantage of the psychological phenomenon known as social proof, social shares greatly influence whether people read content or share sharing it themselves. That’s why social media buttons are on virtually every page that you come across on the Internet. This begs the question, what goes into […]

Popular design news of the week: June 1, 2015 – June 7, 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, […]

Comics of the week #290

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 […]

How to perfect UX with design affordances

Affordances in design are important to usability and function. They’re one of the components of design that have to come together to provide an impeccable user experience. To understand exactly what makes them so important, we have to define them. In the web design world, affordances are elements that users encounter while interacting with the design of […]

Win more work in 5 simple steps

It’s 11:20am on a Tuesday and my husband and I are working in our favorite coffee shop just around the corner from our office. He’s busy responding to emails while I’m looking at busy people — watching and trying to think of a creative way to introduce this article about how to increase conversions with smart design. […]

How to make WordPress images responsive

WordPress is a really powerful platform. Making a responsive theme and integrating it is pretty easy once you know the basics of theming. Responsive images, on the other hand, are not something WordPress deals with out of the box. You could go down the route of manually generating each image size, then in the HTML […]

Aol.com redesigns mobile-first

Very few of the major players from the Web’s early days are still with us. Business models that thrived in the days of dial-up connections and web-safe color palettes tend not to suit the modern mobile web. One of the big names, still clinging on to its early success, is Aol. Founded in 1983, Aol. […]

101 best free logo fonts

When you’re working on a branding project, the principle asset is the font you use for the logotype. The decision on what font to use is a critical point in any identity design. You often need something both legible and original, that can have both distinct personality and work in a variety of situations. When […]

Popular design news of the week: May 25, 2015 – May 31, 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, […]

Comics of the week #289

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 […]

50+ incredible freebies for web designers, May 2015

We’re constantly amazed at the generosity of designers and developers who release exciting, inspiring products out to the web design community on a daily basis. Not only do these impressive designers speed up our work with more free resources than we can use, but they drive us on to more and more ambitious work of our […]

6 pro secrets for portfolio headlines that convert

I’ve noticed something: the best designers are often the worst salesmen. But if you work hard to refine your craft, to become the best designer you can, to send ripples through the world from the experiences your designs create… You owe it to yourself, and to the world, to learn how to sell. That way you […]

Hotjar offers free analytics for everyone

Last month Hotjar exited its beta-phase and finally became available for anyone to check out. Hotjar is an advanced analytics suite that enables designers to examine user behavior and amend our designs accordingly. Hotjar has been in beta since August last year, and during that time 20,000 beta testers have put the suite through its […]

2 essential rules for working with remote clients

As a designer, you might go through school or online training with the expectation of working face to face with your clients. While this is usually the case, especially if you work in-house, you should still be prepared to work remotely with clients. It’s more than a little different from working with a local client. […]

The ultimate guide to Web animation

Animation is one of humanity’s life-long dreams (if some historians are to be believed). The theory begins with cave paintings: In some cave paintings, it’s common to see creatures drawn with far too many limbs. There are a couple of theories behind this. Some suggest that this was simply because the artists had no means […]

Popular design news of the week: May 18, 2015 – May 24, 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, […]

Comics of the week #288

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 […]

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