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Blog Post Archive

Twitter kills-off social proof

You might have noticed in the last few days, that social share buttons on Webdesigner Depot, and across the Web, look a little different. Twitter has finally implemented its planned changes to both update the look of its buttons, and remove the accompanying shares counter. The updated share buttons are white on Twitter-brand blue and […]

The secret of web success: figure out what your user wants, then give it to them

We all want to give our users an optimal user experience; it has been one of the more recent pillars of web design. Most people equate good user experience with such stuff as great design or a fast-loading website, and it’s great that such attention is being given to optimize these experiences. There is one type […]

How infinite scrolling breaks UX

By now, users are more than familiar with infinite scrolling — the design technique that relentlessly keeps refreshing a page when you scroll down it. Ostensibly designed to replace pagination, infinite scrolling has been hailed as friendlier to the user experience and more convenient, but is it really? Sometimes, conventional wisdom is simply dead wrong, […]

Popular design news of the week: November 16, 2015 – November 22, 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 #314

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 […]

Is the Floating Action Button the new Hamburger Menu?

Google’s Material Design continues to be a popular approach to contemporary web design. An almost-flat style, the set of principles—originally designed as brand guidelines for Google—describe a layer-based approach to UI design. Aside...Show More Summary

Learning UX design from print design

Every new field of knowledge and endeavor develops its own jargon and acronyms. Web design is no different; we have terms like tags, keywords, analytics, user testing, mobile first, responsive design, etc. We also have acronyms such as SEO, UI, and UX. In recent years, there is a new term – UX Design, or User […]

Free download: Elegant Vector Kit

The Elegant Vector Kit is a set of beautifully rendered workspace elements, designed by Nasti Funny. Great for creating hero images, and desktop illustrations, many of the elements are also useful for design mockups. The set includes 60 workspace elements, ranging from coffee cups to Apple watches. The tech on offer looks like an incredible Christmas […]

9 proven ways to enhance UX with microcopy

Two words of microcopy can double a site’s sales or lead conversion numbers. Microcopy is more than just verbs on buttons. It’s the words that show someone how to sign up for your newsletter. Or the instructions that guide buyers through your website. Microcopy deserves the same attention that every other level of the UX […]

Google+ undergoes huge redesign

The ugly duckling of the social media world, Google+, has just undergone a significant redesign. Far more than a simple facelift, the social network has been entirely refocused on interests, and in the process dropped several of its most used features. Google leads the pack in almost every field it has entered, but notably struggles […]

Everything designers need to know about Foundation 6

Foundation 6 is almost ready to exit beta, and it’s better than its predecessors in nearly every conceivable way: it’s more streamlined, it’s simpler, and yet somehow more sophisticated. Zurb have outdone themselves. As you’ll see for yourself when you finally get it installed — simple enough on OSX or Linux, but on Windows, Node […]

The latest UX challenge: designing for personalization

Users want individual experiences when they interact with devices. From geolocation tools to voice activation systems that respond to a voice or call someone by name, users want tools that seem to know them. But how do you design a system or interface that might be vastly different for each user? That’s one of today’s […]

Popular design news of the week: November 9, 2015 – November 15, 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 #313

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 […]

The New Republic launches mobile-centric redesign

To mark its 101st birthday this month, and following on from a redesign of its print version this Summer, America’s oldest liberal political magazine, The New Republic has launched a redesigned website. TNR reaches over 7 million readers each month, via newrepublic.com, and across social media. And whilst its readers are typically thought of as […]

Free download: 49 free promo backdrops and gradients

Created by LA-based designer, Vladimir Kudinov, Hue is a collection of 49 backdrops and gradients that lend atmosphere to layouts and product shots. The collection is photo-realistic, blending seamlessly with product photographs; and reminiscent of Scandinavian design, with cool greys and warm pastels dominating. Show More Summary

Dynamic sites at static speed: the art of website caching

A lot has been said recently about the merits of static sites. But in many situations a dynamic approach is a necessity. Whether a content management system, a customer relationship tool, or online store, they allow end users to maintain complex sites quickly and consistently. And when put together properly, they can rival static-sites for speed. […]

Can BPG replace JPG?

BPG stands for Better Portable Graphics, and it’s a new image format, the aim of which is to replace JPG. To do this, BPG delivers the best of both worlds: superior quality, and smaller file size. But wait a second, there’s more: BPG also supports animation. And not just any kind of animation; actual GIF-style animations […]

Jekyll against the rest of the world

I’m stood in the center of a room, confident my choice to go all static had been a good one. It’s a serene scene—nothing can touch me. There are website owners running around wildly, chasing WordPress security vulnerabilities, while at the same time trying to plug holes, which the dubious free plug-ins they downloaded had […]

What’s new for designers, November 2015

In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of productivity apps, design plugins for Photoshop and Sketch, best practices guides, educational resources, testing tools, marketing tools, and much more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new free fonts! Almost everything on the list this month is free, […]

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