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Email finally wakes up to responsive design

Email is far older than the web; introduced in 1972, anyone who’s ever tried designing for email can be forgiven for assuming that it hasn’t had an update since. It’s still routine for layout in email to be controlled with HTML tables, mention flexbox support to an email designer and watch them roll around laughing. […]

How great onboarding leads to great UX

Did you know that the term “onboarding” comes from the HR department and refers to new hires acquiring necessary skills and knowledge in order to effectively join the company as a new employee? It eventually changed its meaning to refer to new users who needed necessary knowledge in order to use a new product like […]

The only way to sell design

Clients drag their feet. You know they need a designer. They know they need a designer. It’s something you both have discussed, so why are they hesitating? You’ve been negotiating with them for almost a month and still no deal. You’re exhausted. You’re tired of dealing with them and they’re not even a client yet! […]

What’s new for designers, September 2016

In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers, we’ve included productivity apps, email apps, free icon sets, UI galleries, color tools, CSS frameworks, stock image tools, and more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new free fonts! Almost everything on the list this month is free, with a few high-value paid apps […]

Popular design news of the week: September 5, 2016 – September 11, 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 #356

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 […]

Free Download: 60+ travel icons by Icons8

Who doesn’t love to travel? Whether it’s the charms of a Paris café, or the heights of Machu Picchu, we all love getting away from the daily norm. So we’re delighted to be able to bring you this awesome set of 60+ travel icons designed by Icons8. This set is sure to traverse any language […]

Dreamweaver Beta 3 is out now

At long last, Adobe has discovered the text editor. Yes, I’m kidding, but let’s not lie to ourselves; the main feature of the DW series has always been the drag ‘n’ drop editor. Sure, you could use it as a code-only editor, but there were always much cheaper alternatives that did it better. They also […]

Vivaldi 1.4 delivers theme scheduling

Hot on the heels of the latest Vivaldi release, the freeware web browser unveils another round of updates to improve the user experience even further. Taking control seems to be the theme of Vivaldi version 1.4, which is characterized by theme scheduling for more flexibility and improvements to its web-panels feature for more depth. In […]

Can web design stand the test of time?

2016 marks my twentieth year as a web designer. While it’s crazy to think that so much time has gone by, it’s downright cringe-worthy to think of the sites I designed back then. Seriously, some of them look like they belonged in the dark corner of shame at GeoCities. Humor aside, it’s understandable if a […]

Divi 3.0 introduces a new editing experience

Elegant Themes released Divi 3.0 today. It’s the largest update of their flagship WordPress theme until now. Divi 3.0 introduces a new way for site owners to create WordPress pages visually on the front-end of their website. Divi 3.0’s brand new UI With the latest version, Elegant Themes aims to create an invisible interface. The goal was […]

9 ways to wow users with email

Email marketing might be one of the most effective ways of reaching out to your prospects with your marketing campaigns. But what about keeping them hooked to your brand? This has always been a challenge for email marketers. Amongst the plethora of tactics applied to overcome this challenge, interactive email design is fast emerging as the […]

50 fresh resources for designers, September 2016

It’s that time again. Here’s this month’s collection of the best free stuff for designers. We’ve got fonts, icons, brushes, templates and few extra little tools to make life that bit easier. Browse through, have fun with them, and let us know which are your favorites! Born Born is a rather elegant ‘humanist serif’ typeface […]

Popular design news of the week: August 29, 2016 – September 4, 2016

I Quit Freelancing   This Could Be Mozilla’s Next Logo   Prismic.io: CMS Backend for your Websites   5 Design Jobs that won’t Exist in the Future   CSS3 Spinners   Adopt New Tech Before Everyone Else   The 5 Best Apps for Freelance Designers   Site Design: Wherecardsfall.com   Material Design Compatible Curated Color […]

Comics of the week #355

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 […]

Poll: Should designers just…design?

Every single designer reading this runs a blog, or at the very least a Medium account; around 5% (wildly anecdotal statistic) actually post on it. Most designers reading this speak at conferences, or at the very least have an opening slide mocked up in a sketchbook. Most designers reading this have a startup, a side-project, […]

Prototyping for the web with Framer

Framer is a really powerful tool that can prototype anything you can think of but if you take a look at Framer’s Gallery you’ll quickly notice something: Out of their 54 examples, 48 of them are apps, 4 for Apple Watch, 1 for iPad and 1 for Apple TV. Is Framer even meant for ‘traditional’ […]

5 freelance tests you’re probably failing

Marketing is a waste of time. At least that’s how it feels for many designers. They’re not getting enough traffic, clients or sales. In fact, everything about getting customers feels like a slog. It feels like they’re spinning their wheels. Maybe you can relate. Marketing is tough when you don’t feel you know what you’re doing. […]

Fixing JPEG’s “Photocopier Effect” problem

If you make a copy of a copy of a copy, the quality will deteriorate with each subsequent version in a phenomenon called “generation loss.” It’s easy to understand why this happens with actual copier machines. Scanning and printing are based on noisy sensors and physical paper and ink, and the resulting noise will tend […]

Essential design trends, August 2016

Color and layers. This pair of design elements has been the driving force behind many of the year’s trends. While we haven’t seen anything take over, like flat design a few years ago or more recently Material Design, elements of both styles are pushing designers to explore new things. Both color choices and layering seem […]

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