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How to use breadcrumbs (the right way)

Bread crumbs…they bring up associations with the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel, where Hansel leaves bread crumbs to help him find his way home again. Although the association with bread crumbs is perhaps still stronger in the realm of Grimm stories, that’s gradually changing as breadcrumbs in navigation help web designers create a better […]

The ultimate guide to CMS, part 1

Gather ’round friends, and I’ll tell you a story that is pure fabrication on my part, and also probably how it happened: Once upon a time, around 1995 (as far as I can figure out from searching around the web), some poor guy who worked as the “webmaster” for some large company was putting nearly […]

Essential design trends, December 2016

Do you ever find yourself noticing that a certain design element just keeps popping up? Even those tiny details that look somewhat insignificant can be indicators of design trends. That is particularly true with the elements in this month’s roundup. Each of these trends—white edges framing a web design, cinemagraphs and tiny loading animations—are seemingly […]

Popular design news of the week: November 21, 2016 – November 27, 2016

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 #367

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 […]

Deal: 52% off Professional, Product Screenshots App, Smartmockups

Need a product screenshot fast? Now you can whip one up faster than it takes Photoshop to warm-up, with the awesome Smartmockup App. Available for MacOS, Windows, and Linux, this simple tool enables you to preview your artwork in 300+ mockups and then export. So we’re delighted that our sister-site MightyDeals.com has arranged an amazing […]

How to delight your users with subtle animation

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers! Animation is nothing new in digital interfaces. They have had an interesting history of rising, falling and now rising again in popularity. Subtle animations add personality and empathy into an otherwise dull interface. They make experiences fun, delightful and memorable. Animation in web design has been around for […]

WeTransfer reveals new brand identify and UI

WeTransfer is one of the mostly widely admired start-ups of the last decade. In many ways it embodies what we tell our clients to aspire to: a simple idea, solving a common problem, well executed. What really makes WeTransfer standout is the high-value it places on design; since its launch in 2009, WeTransfer has used […]

4 fresh alternatives to the hamburger menu

Some say web design has become boring. Current trends and high-end techniques establish the rules for the creatives, playing a low-down trick on the community. Everyone wants to be in the mainstream, and release products that go viral; it means that a million interfaces are likely to have the same features. Of course, content can […]

5 ways to identify quality stock images

In association with iStock by Getty Images. A good stock image is like a good design: you want it to be powerful, persuasive, and memorable; without drawing attention to itself. It can seem like a difficult balance to achieve, but a little effort on your part will reap rewards. Stock images are used for a […]

4 compelling reasons you should embrace VR

While none of us can predict the future, every designer should be thinking about it. All indications point to the next wave of devices that aren’t sitting on the tops of desks. They are wearable, and have canvas sizes that are vastly different than what you’ve been designing for. But should you really care if […]

Popular design news of the week: November 14, 2016 – November 20, 2016

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 #366

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 […]

Affinity Designer for Windows released

I’ve actually been using the beta versions of both Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo for a little while now, in my daily work. Given their beta status, I haven’t gone so far as to design whole websites with these apps or anything of the sort, but I used them for small, quick tasks just to […]

15 warning signs you might be a designer

Do you ever fall into one of those designer “stereotypes?” Admit it, maybe you wear a lot of black, or maybe you have unfriended someone for using Comic Sans. Even from afar, there are a few things that set designers apart from the rest of the crowd. How many of these fifteen signs can you […]

12 JavaScript libraries to watch in 2017

With hundreds of free JS libraries out there it’s tough to know where to put your energy. Some end up discarded or forked into new projects, while others grow rapidly and achieve widespread adoption. Most developers already know the big names like jQuery and React. But in this post I’d like to introduce twelve alternative […]

Making logos work for the web

When you design for the web, no matter the industry, there are expectations that must be met, and realities that must be accounted for. Although this is true for all forms of web design, it is especially true for logo design. This is something we’ve encountered numerous times. Think about the many different conventions of logo […]

Creating a design system language

It seems like the current buzz word in the design industry and everyone wants one. But how exactly can a product benefit from having a living, breathing design language? I’m going to try break down the very basics so you can understand why it’s needed. Creating an underlying language will unite our design philosophies and […]

The best new portfolio sites, October 2016

Hello readers! World events have been very interesting lately, but now it’s time for what we all know is really important: other peoples’ portfolios! Okay, it’s not that important in the grand scheme of things, but design is one thing we can all agree o… ahahaha. I can’t even properly finish that sentence. Not even […]

Comics of the week #365

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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