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Blog Post Archive

The secret of grid layouts, and the mistake you’re probably making

I mentioned the “Swiss School” and “the grid” layout in another article and while most comments were positive about the article, there were a number of people who asked if the grid was even still alive. I assure you the grid layout is alive, well, and used all the time. Those who never learned it just […]

What’s new for designers, October 2014

The October edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, content management systems, iOS apps, email resources, social media tools, project management apps, CSS tools, 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 […]

How to use UI design patterns

Design patterns are optimal solutions to common design problems. As common problems are tossed around a community and are resolved, common solutions often emerge. Eventually, the best of these rise above the din, self-identify, and become refined until they reach the status of a design pattern. I wouldn’t call a design patern a trend in […]

Comics of the week #257

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 […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: October 13, 2014 – October 19, 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 […]

3 fundamentals of responsive design you have to master

A few years ago, it was relatively easy to design and build websites. Websites were simpler, and were viewed on desktops and laptops with little variation in screen sizes. Today with mobile devices taking over viewers’ browsing time, a website can be viewed on a 4.8” smartphone screen, a 5” phablet, a 7” tablet or […]

Perfect your calls to action with the right words

Words are hugely powerful. They are what mostly make up the Web. Without copy the Web would be nothing. Yet in many design projects words are seen as an afterthought when they should be the focus from the off. Jason Fired of 37 Signals fame says that “It was always you design this page and […]

How to take your WordPress sites to the next level with custom post types

Custom post types are one of the key elements you should grasp if you want to create flexible, professional-grade, WordPress sites. What custom post types do is allow you to add your own type of data; that may be an article, a song, a movie, or thousands of other things. Custom post types allow you to […]

The easy way to future-proof your web design skillset

The last century has seen a tremendous shift in the value we place on artisans. Particularly in light of the mass market style production of products, craftsmanship is still sought after for its quality and distinct style. Today, web designers are amongst the list of professionals who are working with the constant threat of being […]

How to draw beautiful things in the browser

Beautiful code is a joy to write, but it is difficult to share that joy with other programmers, not to mention with non-programmers. In my freetime between my day job and family time I’ve been playing around with the idea of a programming poem using the canvas element to draw in the browser. There are […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: October 6, 2014 – October 12, 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 #256

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 […]

30 small business themes for WordPress

There are so many things to consider when launching a startup or small business. But creating your website does not have to be a chore thanks to plenty of great WordPress themes available on the market made just for small businesses. These small business themes focus less on blogging and more on promoting your company […]

The secret to making a healthy profit from SaaS

Over the last few years a number of SaaS (Software as a Service) products have hit the market and opened up new opportunities for those of us working in the web industry. Whether you are working on projects after your 9–5, are a freelancer, or perhaps running a small–or even large–agency, products such as WordPress, […]

The web designer’s guide to social media

With an overwhelming number of new and unique social networks entering the market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay focused, or even gain a significant benefit of being a member of any social networks at all. Social media has become so engrained in people’s lives, often times it would be difficult to communicate without […]

The secret to surviving an unresponsive client

Why do some clients stop communicating with us all of a sudden? Is there any way out of this crappy situation? Picture this: a client calls you; she is super excited, telling you about that amazing project she needs you to design. She heard from a mutual friend that you’re the man for the job. […]

Why you must use empathy effectively in UX design

Empathy arguably underpins user experience design more than anything else. Without it, we would all essentially be flying blind, lacking any clues as to what our users want or need from the things we create. Empathy allows us to imagine ourselves in our users’ shoes and better understand why they love (or hate) our creations, however […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: September 29, 2014 – October 5, 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 #255

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 of the week: John Forsythe’s 2014 Photoshop text effects collection

If you’re looking to jazz up your text, then what you need is John Forsythe’s huge text effect bundle. Our sister-site MightyDeals.com has run discounts for John Forsythe’s actions before, and they’ve been hugely popular; but if you’re one of the happy purchasers of a previous collection, never fear, because these are all new effects! This collection […]

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