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Blog Post Archive

Has the sidebar passed its use by date?

In this day and age of new design trends, faster and faster website speeds, and mobile dominance, one classic page element is still sticking around, though many may overlook it. Around since the early days of the web and a mainstay on different sites, the sidebar has had longevity. With many people simply scanning or […]

Deal: Save 99% on this mighty vector bundle

Our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has some incredible deals for designers, but once in a while a really mighty deal comes along. One of the most popular deals ever was the ultimate vector graphics bundle, and we’ve got some amazing news: it’s back, and bigger than ever! The Vectorlicious Bundle from MightyDeals gives you $2,500 worth of […]

Do easy projects really exist?

Has anyone ever tried to lure you into doing a project by telling you that it will be “easy”? Or, have you looked over the requirements of a potential project and decided that it’s going to be “simple” and “straightforward”? Over the years I’ve heard or thought those things more times than I’d like to […]

What’s new for designers, May 2016

In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included website builders, new CMSs, CSS frameworks, pattern guides, color resources, email marketing collections, productivity 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, with a few high-value […]

Popular design news of the week: May 2, 2016 – May 8, 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 #338

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: 30 PSD Mock-ups

It’s always easier to sell a design to clients when you can present the artwork in context. Anything that helps a client visualize your solution to their design conundrum can only help translate pitches into paying clients, as well as help secure client sign-off. So we’re delighted that SmartyBundles have supplied these 30 new PSD […]

Reading minds: the psychology behind UX design

If we were to gather a hundred different designers into one room and ask them one-by-one how they approach UX design, we would get approximately one hundred different answers. It’s frightening to admit, but UX design isn’t an exact science. There’s a wealth of psychology behind every element of the user experience, but knowing these […]

9 reasons hand-coding always beats site builders

If you use any kind of social media like Facebook or Twitter, you won’t have been able to avoid the merciless onslaught of ads promoting WYSIWYG website development. I’m not talking about those fancy software applications like DreamWeaver, but actually hosted site building applications that offer drag-n-drop website building systems complete with predefined templates. You […]

Zurb launches new @mention engine, Tribute.js

Zurb, makers of Foundation, have a reputation for building robust tools that web developers love. They craft effective solutions because they start out to solve problems they encounter themselves. Now they’re back with a brand new, open-source, ES6 JavaScript @mention engine called Tribute.js. @mention is a user interface technique for addressing someone directly. When you […]

How to design HTML5 games

HTML5 and the term “cross platform” are buzz words, and for good reason. The technology works for smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Agencies love the concept, because any web designer who knows HTML, will understand HTML5. What does it mean for you, the Web Designer? More projects involving HTML5 More projects revolving around interactivity Creating […]

Essential design trends, April 2016

Website design sure does look happy these days. Maybe because Spring is in the air or maybe there’s just a good vibe going around. Either way, the trends in website design this month are reflective of that upward feeling, with cool icon-style illustrations, big photography and bright color choices. Here’s what’s trending in design this […]

Popular design news of the week: April 25, 2016 – May 1, 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 #337

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 […]

Can a design be “correct”?

Design is about problem solving, whether that be visual, structural, conceptual, or any other ‘…al’. If there’s a problem, it follows that there is a solution. When Steve Jobs hired design legend Paul Rand to design the brand identity for what would be named (by Rand) NeXT computers, he was expecting a few options. Instead, […]

Adobe packs Experience Design CC with new features

This week Adobe announced the first update for Experience Design CC since its public preview. The update is a response to the feedback Adobe received from the design community. In a blog post, the company made clear that some of these updates are still works in progress, but Adobe’s confident that users can create even […]

5 things nobody tells you about freelancing

Starting out on your own as a freelancer is exciting. You’re making your talents available to the world, and are ready to make your mark. While this career path can be very rewarding (monetarily and otherwise), it’s not all kittens and unicorns. There are going to be challenges and days when you wonder why you […]

Take color inspiration from the masters

Picking colors for a design, a piece of art, or a living room for that matter, has never been easy for a lot of us. Even the pros sometimes get lost in all of the potential variants and combinations. Apps like Color CC (once called Kuler) and sites like ColourLovers have given us a way […]

Online brand-building 101

Building a brand online is a different task to traditional brand building. Of course it won’t hurt to combine the offline and online marketing techniques, and indeed for best results, you should do that. Too many times clients think that all they need to do is have a website made for them and then they […]

60 fresh resources for designers, April 2016

Hey there! We are proud to return fully stacked with a collection of resources and tools that will help you make the most of your web design/development skills. This month we have an appealing 3D text effect, an awesome flat emojis set, various UI kits for Sketch, a full Bootstrap 4 GUI pack, some amazing […]

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