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Blog Post Archive

Introducing WebdesignerNews.com

Nothing matters more in this industry than keeping your finger on the pulse. The challenge is separating the wheat from the chaff: with hundreds of blogs, countless social media accounts, and thousands of design sites, how do you keep on top of it all without spending hours hunting through RSS feeds? Well, we have the solution… After […]

3 responsive design disasters (and how to avoid them)

Responsive design methods are very helpful to developers because they allow us to serve content to the widest range of devices without having to maintain separate versions of the site and without some of the negative drawbacks to other methods such as scaling and fluid layouts. This article will highlight the top 3 mistakes designers […]

Does responsive web design make you more money?

Getting your website mobile-ready is attracting a lot of attention of late. Just yesterday Google rolled out a hefty algorithm change that will put an increased emphasis on mobile-usability as a key ranking factor. Most businesses are starting to realize that more customers are visiting them on the web via their mobile devices yet few are acting […]

The best free WordPress plugins for mobile websites

If there’s anything that’s been well-established over the past few years, it’s the importance of catering to mobile users. They browse, they buy things, they’re just as important as any other user. Making a website that works well for all screens large and small is, if not easy, certainly within the realm of possibility for […]

How to transition from web design to your own startup

As a web designer, you have an enviable skill set for starting a business online. Web designers are exposed to a wide range of product, marketing, brand and interaction design problems every day through their work. For many web designers, the skills you need in today’s environment are pretty broad too. You might be most […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: April 13, 2015 – April 19, 2015

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 #283

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: Sketch UI Kit

Following Google’s Material Design principles results in engaging, and up to date designs. But also produces an end result that ends up looking like…well, Google. Super-smart branding move on their part, but not great if you want to retain the strength of your own brand. InVision set out to create an email design that adheres to Material […]

How Google’s mobile-friendly update will affect you (and what you can do about it)

If your website, or your clients’ websites are non-responsive, then you only have until April 21st 2015 to make them mobile-friendly. On Tuesday 21st, if your sites aren’t mobile-friendly you can kiss goodbye to Google search engine rankings, and say hello to clients banging on the door demanding to know why their sites just dropped […]

Discover the future of web design

If you’re running low on inspiration and are looking for some help to raise your game, you should attend one of the Future of Web Design conferences. Organised by Future Insights, an Atlantic-spanning events company, the three day conferences for web designers and developers focus almost entirely on future developments in our industry. There are four main events […]

How to use HTML & CSS style tiles to kickstart your design

It’s been a while since Style Tiles were brought into this world by the genius of one Samantha Warren. For those of you who might have looked at them once, and then forgotten what they are, here’s a quick explanation: Style Tiles are a sort of template that allows you to quickly test and preview […]

What’s new for designers, April 2015

In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of new apps for design teams, new design tools, lots of web apps, learning resources, productivity resources, new frameworks, new mobile apps, and much more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new free fonts! Almost everything on the list […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: April 6, 2015 – April 12, 2015

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 #282

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 […]

Is Neue Haas Unica the perfect grotesk for the Web?

This week, the Web went giddy at the knees over the release of Monotype’s Neue Haas Unica. The typeface is a redesign of Haas Unica, itself an attempt to fuse the better qualities of Helvetica and Univers. Originally designed in the late ’70s and published in 1980 by the Haas type foundry. The design was […]

How to be a unicorn (and why you should)

Once upon a time, there was a mystical creature known as the Unicorn. This beautiful developer/designer/interface specialist/content creator/etc. was much beloved by everyone in the industry… until they were hunted into extinction. What happened to the once ubiquitous unicorn, and why is the term experiencing a growing resurgence today? It has a great deal to […]

How to perfect your UX with persona scenarios

User scenarios are the stories that your personasp0o act out. Basically, user scenarios are thought exercises (though represented visually) in which you predict how certain types of users — represented by your personas — will interact with your website in a given situation in order to complete a given goal. User scenarios let you understand what […]

6 types of digital affordance that impact your UX

Affordance is a term originally coined by a psychologist, J.J. Gibson, in the 1970s. He defined it as the relationship between an environment and an actor. Today, affordance extends beyond behavioral or cognitive psychology and into the design of digital interfaces. Understanding affordance will allow you to better understand product and interfaces design, in turn, […]

The ultimate guide to getting started in web design

Do you want to learn how to design your very first website? Perhaps you’ve designed a few and now you’d like to turn your skills into a career? This article is here to point you in the right direction. One article can’t cover everything you need to know of course; the skills, tools, and technologies […]

Our favorite tweets of the week: March 30, 2015 – April 5, 2015

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 […]

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