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Blog Post Archive

How to successfully design high-convertion forms

There are an almost-infinite number of well-written “best practice” articles on the subject of form design that focus on usability, layouts, and length. These articles tend to dive deep into UX tactics to increase form completion. While these tactical recommendations are an important piece of the puzzle, these articles often neglect to provide a larger […]

After the crowdfund, websites of successful Kickstarter campaigns

Kickstarter has become a huge influencer in the startup space, as well as in the entertainment and arts industries among independent creators. Everything from movie sequels for popular TV shows to potato salad have been funded on the site, along with making a lot of dreams come true for creators and entrepreneurs. But after most […]

How to use circles in website design

Circles are a relatively new development in web design. From the boxy days of web design’s youth, our contemporary works have evolved beyond what many would have imagined in those early days of the www. This current embrace of the circular ways is most likely due to the fact that, until recently, it wasn’t easy […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: August 25, 2014 – August 31, 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 #250

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 […]

5 things to consider before saying “yes” to a startup

Startups are exciting! It’s something new that may become a multi-billion dollar company like Facebook and you could be in on the ground floor. They are also risky and after months or years of dedicated hard work, you may end up broke and in the basement. Before you accept that offer from a new startup, […]

Deal of the week: 14 minimalist responsive WordPress themes

WordPress is one of the most popular technologies in the history of the Web; it powers everything from personal blogs to huge corporate websites. The trouble is, with so many possible plugins and widgets, its rare to find a theme for your site that isn’t overcrowded with unnecessary clutter. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, […]

How to generate passive income building your own e-learning site in WordPress

Have you ever considered running your own class or training course online? Everyone has something they can teach and many people are amazed when they see how easy it is to turn that knowledge into passive income.  Before you can start however, you’ll need a website that allows people to sign up and take your […]

How to recycle design patterns for UX success

Interaction design has been around since we’ve been sophisticated enough to develop even basic tools. It’s the process of inventing, optimizing, and iterating on previous success to make things not only better, but also more familiar to our users. It’s a skill not limited to any one industry, and yet it has the reputation of […]

50+ Minimal logos, past and present

Simple and clean designs can sometimes have an even bigger impact than a logo that has a lot going on. Good use of form and negative space can go a long way toward creating a strong visual impression. Minimal logos can be easier for your customers to remember, too. Think of the simplicity of the […]

The best free WordPress plugins for September 2014

Plugins, plugins, and more plugins! We’re back with another roundup of WordPress extensions that might be just what you need for your next project. Or they might just make you marvel at the sort of things people can make. This month’s selection is eclectic to say the least. We’ve got new features designed for non-coders, […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: August 18, 2014 – August 24, 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 #249

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 decline requests for free work with style

It’s aggravating and demeaning when a business asks for free work. You feel belittled and often foster an urge to prove that you offer a professional service that has actual monetary worth. Unfortunately, there are designers who continue to do free work on the vague promise of “exposure,” “paying work later on,” and the client’s “rich […]

Deal of the week: 100 premium infographics V2 from Ingimage

One of the best ways to grab a person’s attention is with a well-crafted infographic. Infographics have all the qualities of the best online content: they’re highly shareable, they’re easy to dip into, and easy to scan, they give meaning to abstract data, and they clarify complex concepts. Infographics are one of the premium ways […]

3 post editing alternatives to perfect your WordPress workflow

The most important parts of WordPress are the post and page editing screens. I mean, that’s where the magic happens, right? A lot of people do their writing there. It’s where the formatting happens. It’s where the content is produced, tweaked, edited, and occasionally screwed up beyond belief. For all that it’s the most important […]

The New Yorker reworks its redesign, but issues remain

Just three short weeks since The New Yorker unveiled its brand new, responsive site, there have already been a slew of updates. Whilst it’s not unusual for issues to come to light after a launch, the current online version of the classic American magazine has some fundamental problems that require more than a quick fix. It’s […]

Do you have what it takes to be an art director?

When I first set out to find a standard definition of art direction, it took me three sessions — not search terms, but sessions — to dig past fluff (articles that use a lot of words to say very little), self promotion (“art direction is hey I’m really special and you should hire me”), and […]

New analytics solution Hotjar Insights offers free beta access

You know how you want your visitors to use your site, but do you know how they actually use it? Do you know exactly when they tap on your CTA, or more importantly, why they don’t? The Web is unique in the history of publishing, in that we can measure precisely what our audience likes, […]

50 fantastic freebies for web designers, August 2014

Has there ever been an industry as generous as the Web? Every hour of every day you’ll find the design community distributing the fruits of their labors for free; making the Web bigger and better all the time. New projects are constantly being released that make us excited, curious, inspired and sometimes a little bit […]

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