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Blog Post Archive

Why your brand needs a style guide, and how to create one

A lot of designers and creatives overlook the need for a brand style guide (also called a brand bible by some, or included as part of a brand bible) — something that gives a clear set of rules for how the marketing materials online, and off, should look. Style guides can save you time, money, […]

5 reasons you should be using Sass today

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Sass and how “You really need to start using it!” Learning a new tool can suck and finding the time to do so is next to impossible but sometimes a tool comes along that changes our industry and is too good to ignore. As our web pages and […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: July 28, 2014 – August 3, 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 #246

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 essential elements of a successful 404 error page

404 pages are one of the most overlooked aspects of any website design, and when they’re not overlooked, the tendency is to create something fun—in the hope that a bit of humour will lessen the user’s irritation at the missing information. Many designers opt for the default 404 believing that the rest of their scheme […]

Deal of the week: Full Smashing Library

Smashing Magazine always produces high-quality articles, loved by designers and developers alike. And that same quality carries over to their awesome eBooks. The Smashing Library is a collection of more than 60 eBooks that is continually being updated; it’s an amazing resource for web design newbies, and old-hands alike. And with each book averaging 175 pages, […]

4 ways to create richer web experiences

The Web has evolved a lot from being a simple document repository, and we now have browsers capable of rich visual interactions on desktop as well as mobile. Because I’d like to talk about where the Web is headed in this article, many of the features I’ll cover may have limited support, so it is […]

10 rules for designing emails your customers will want to read

Email continues to be one of the most popular ways that companies interact with their customers. As with everything else in the design world, how you design an email will have a tremendous impact on things like the click rate and the retention of your subscribers. When you design for email, you should make the […]

The best free WordPress plugins for August 2014

Ladies, Gents… welcome back! It’s time for another round of WordPress plugins that you might just find useful. As per usual, I’ve installed every plugin listed here and given it a test. We have a variety of plugins, too. Some of them add features to WordPress, integrate with third-party services (which seems to be a […]

How to design a successful web app walkthrough

We’ve all interacted with an app walkthrough at some point or another. Heck, some of us designed them. But when you take a look at the design literature out there, you will notice there is very little that specifically deals with app walkthroughs. They are such an important aspect of an app’s overall experience because, […]

Comics of the week #245

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 […]

I hate design…now what?

So you’ve been working as a designer for the past few years. You’re good at it. You’re successful. Maybe even really successful. You’ve had big-name clients, your name is out there, and you’re being sought out by agencies and clients. In other words, you’ve made it. You’ve achieved what a lot of designers only dream […]

Deal of the week: 100 professional fonts designed by Ingimage

We can never get enough fonts, so we’re always extra excited when our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, manages to pull together a super fonts deal. This week, MightyDeals are offering 100+ professional grade fonts, for just $19, that’s just $0.19 per font! Designed by Ingimage, this collection, which includes both display and body fonts, is bound to keep […]

Discover the Web’s best design resources with oozled

“Curated resources for everything design related.” So? “oozled brings together 586 curated resources in 41 categories.” Gaah! “Subscribe to as many or as few categories as you want and create your own feed based on your interests.” OK. Now you have my attention. Oh, and “Submit a Resource”… I’m in. The story of oozled Inspired […]

How to make whitespace work on the Web

The term white space is sometimes used interchangeably with negative space, and the concept is the same. Though the term refers to “white” space in particular, the area in question does not have to be white at all. It’s just the empty space around the elements of a webpage layout. Space like this can come […]

AddThis Pro introduces new pro tools for website owners

We all know the importance of social media; content may be king, but it’s a king without a castle if no one is visiting your site. What all website owners need is a way to encourage new traffic, and retain old users. Sure, Google can help a bit, but the real prize is success on social […]

Can web animation save flat design?

As web designers, we need to make sure we keep our skills fresh and up-to-date. We don’t need to follow every trend that comes along (like long shadows) but we do need to keep learning and improving our skills as the web grows and matures. One exciting new development that is beginning to gather steam in […]

How to design for mobile devices, when you don’t have one

Once upon a time, about an hour away from where I currently live, worked a web designer who loved his Photoshop comps and fixed-width layouts. And well, I don’t want to spoil the ending, but that designer was me. Then, as I was minding my own business, the web-based creative community went berserk over this […]

Comics of the week #244

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 […]

The secret to Airbnb’s successful rebrand

Unless you’ve been abstaining from social media this week, it can hardly have escaped your notice that Airbnb, the global accommodation finder, has undergone a rebrand, included a brand new logo. The official name for the logo mark is Bélo, and they’d like it to become “the universal symbol for belonging”. It’s an appealing notion, even […]

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