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6 steps to perfecting minimalism in web design

Over the past few years, web design has been rocked by various trends that have come and gone. One of the trends that has staying power, is minimalism, simply because it’s a timeless concept that has been popular in various mediums throughout the ages. So why not in web design? One of the things about […]

How to add nested navigation to Shopify themes

In this article we will discuss how to implement a fully content managed multi-level navigation system within a Shopify theme. Shopify themes use Liquid, a flexible and powerful template language, to output data from a store into a template. If you aren’t familiar with Liquid, and Shopify theme building in general then I recommend checking out the official Shopify […]

How to solve the hamburger icon problem

The hamburger icon—three little bars used to indicate a link to a menu—is one if the most controversial techniques on the Web right now. Designer’s, we are told, all hate it; customers, we tell everyone, hate it too. Why then, is it everywhere? The hamburger icon is easily scaleable and it fits cleanly into a […]

The best free WordPress plugins for July 2014

Welcome, friends, to WebdesignerDepot’s monthly WordPress plugin roundup, July 2014 edition. Featuring all manner of free-to-download plugin goodness. It’s another awesome WordPress adventure in the month ahead, so start up your local servers and have at it! Sadly no dragon at the end of this adventure, I’m afraid. Pretty PHP Error Pages Ever get a PHP […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: June 16, 2014 – June 22, 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 #240

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 get started with layer fonts in CSS

We might be inclined to think of highly decorative and multi-colored fonts as belonging to the digital type age. Not so. Chromatic Type which enabled the use of outlines, shadows, and multiple colors (among other things) go back to the mid-19th century. They were made up of two or more corresponding sets that were printed […]

Deal of the week: SuperSpray plugin for Photoshop

Copy, paste, drag, copy, paste, drag…if you’ve ever built up a collage of images in Photoshop you’ll be well aware of how laborious the process is. Well labor no longer! Our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a great discount on this superb plugin for Adobe Photoshop that takes over the hard work for you. Simply paint your […]

Designing in the browser, pro tips to make it work for you

Designing in the browser used to scare me. Not because it seemed hard but because I thought I would end up with a design made up of a lot of little boxes, something that was so generic and bland I would end up redoing it in Photoshop. That fear turned out to be completely unwarranted. […]

Adobe announces the biggest update to its core products since CS6

Today Adobe are releasing a major update to Creative Cloud. It will see significant updates to all 14 major applications, and there’s more exciting news about the product range. Since the announcement of Creative Cloud, and more specifically the subscription model, Adobe have vowed to justify the new pricing with frequent updates. And that is […]

Is this what a universal typeface would look like?

Bic—internationally renowned maker of ballpoint pens, lighters, and razors—has a fantastic record for imaginative self-promotion. Their latest project is the Universal Typeface Experiment, a collaborative Web project designed to find the average letter shapes drawn by the human hand. Show More Summary

Pitching for design work: just say no

Pitching is a toxic and addictive habit that sucks up valuable resources and ultimately demeans both you and the work you do. In the creative industries, pitching is understood to be the most commonly accepted way in which clients choose suppliers. And thus ‘the art of the pitch’ has become a critical way for design […]

The secrets to using large, expressive type on websites

When designing a website we have to strike a balance between the visual elements and the text elements of the site. This is no secret, but it is often not thought of in these terms of balancing between the visually expressed aspects of the design and those that are expressed through text. The use of […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: June 9, 2014 – June 15, 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 #239

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 […]

15 sites that embrace the image-heavy website trend

When designing a lot of websites, we tend to focus on how to best use text for things like navigation. Images are primarily thought of as support for the text (with the exception of things like portfolio sites and the like). Beyond sites that use images as the primary content, there are also sites that forego […]

Deal of the week: Gorgeous Gioviale Script Font

With the current fashion for hand-lettering, any designer who isn’t at one with a brush and ink may find themselves at somewhat of a disadvantage in the current climate. Fortunately our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a tremendous deal on Laura Worthington’s beautiful Gioviale typeface; the elegant swashes and curves of which, are the next best […]

Boost your design prowess with this surprising new app for creatives

You may have thought it was the extra caffeine intake that makes your coffee-house visits extra productive, but studies show that it may not be the beans that get your creative juices flowing. An American design and business development team have released Coffitivity, an app designed to mimic the sounds of a humming coffee shop […]

What’s new for designers, June 2014

The June edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, grid systems, game platforms, inspirational resources, Photoshop plugins, text editors, 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 […]

Telling stories on the Web, the hottest way to engage your users

Storytelling is virtually as old as the human race itself. Ever since human beings could talk, they used storytelling as a way to communicate ideas, lessons and concepts. Web design is all about communicating ideas and concepts, as well, which is why storytelling on the Web is the perfect way to engage users. As web […]

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