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Articles by Web Designer Depot from August 2012

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01:19 pm GMT - Thu, August 30, 2012
Web Designer Depot Three reasons your portfolio website sucks
Your portfolio website sucks. You built it to showcase your cumbersome genius, the work on there is spectacular, and it should be the envy of the entire web community. It was designed to bring in new ...
01:27 pm GMT - Wed, August 29, 2012
Web Designer Depot Win 15 Hosting accounts (valid for 2 years) from Zyma.com
If there’s one service that everyone needs and that needs to be reliable, that is web hosting. And today, we have not only 1, but 15 free hosting accounts from Zyma to give away (the accounts ar...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, August 28, 2012
Web Designer Depot Find the right words for your mobile first
The personal computer is the thing thats always with you, always connected [and] has your stuff on it. Luke Wroblewski, Drupalcon Denver Keynote, March 2012 Your mobile phone is always with you. Its ...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, August 27, 2012
Web Designer Depot The mistakes killing your conversion rate
You probably pride yourself on being a great web designer, right? But did you know that some elements of your website designs might actually be lowering the conversion rate and revenue of your website...
01:55 pm GMT - Sun, August 26, 2012
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: August 20 August 26, 2012
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...
01:27 pm GMT - Sat, August 25, 2012
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #144
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 ...
01:33 pm GMT - Fri, August 24, 2012
Web Designer Depot How to monetize design with no clients
Whether you’re just starting out or have hit a dry spell, there may come a point in time where you have to find a way to make your money without design clients. Let’s face it, the search f...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, August 23, 2012
Web Designer Depot Disqus: A little less disqusion, a little more action please
In May this year, our editor suffered an unfortunate accident. Having booted up his machine and fetched his morning coffee he sat down at his desk to review the overnight comments: we’re lucky e...
01:47 pm GMT - Wed, August 22, 2012
Web Designer Depot Need help pricing your services? Theres an app for that!
[Editor's note: This is a sponsored post for MyPriceApp] How often do designers, especially new ones, have issues figuring out how much to charge for their services? Charge too much, and you end up wi...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, August 21, 2012
Web Designer Depot WordPress Filesystem API: the right way to operate with local files
The evolution of WordPress from a blogging platform into a fully-fledged CMS, simultaneously turns it into a solid framework for developers to build outstanding projects and applications upon. The Wor...
08:24 am GMT - Mon, August 20, 2012
Web Designer Depot Whats new for designers, August 2012
The August edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript and jQuery tools, Mac and Windows apps, productivity tools, tools to make it easier to work wi...
01:49 pm GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week August 13 August 19, 2012
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...
01:49 pm GMT - Sun, August 19, 2012
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: August 13 August 19, 2012
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...
01:48 pm GMT - Sat, August 18, 2012
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #143
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 ...
01:32 pm GMT - Fri, August 17, 2012
Web Designer Depot 15 Free WordPress themes to get you started with Responsive Design
Have you ever gone to a website using anything other than your desktop or laptop (smartphone, tablet, etc.) and had a bit of a struggle enjoying the site, mainly because everything couldn’t fit ...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, August 16, 2012
Web Designer Depot 49 stunning examples of letterpress printing
When it comes to printing, whether business cards, posters, greeting cards or invitations, you will invariably be presented with a multitude of mind-boggling options. You can opt for digital, die cut,...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, August 15, 2012
Web Designer Depot Review: Izzonet, a feature-rich e-commerce platform
[This is a sponsored review for Izzonet] There are a lot of options out there for building an online store if you dont want to self-host or start from scratch,Shopify; BigCommerce; Volusion; and IzzoN...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, August 14, 2012
Web Designer Depot Google Penguin: what do we have to fear?
Do you know why your clients websites have been losing traffic over the last few months? It most likely has nothing to do with your design skills, or how people are responding to the website. On April...
08:57 am GMT - Mon, August 13, 2012
Web Designer Depot Great jQuery plugins for fresh websites
One can only imagine how tough it was to practice web design back when everything seemed so new during the days of Netscape Navigator and Microsoft FrontPage. Looking back, it seems like such an arch...
01:38 pm GMT - Sun, August 12, 2012
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week August 6 August 12, 2012
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...
01:42 pm GMT - Sat, August 11, 2012
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #142
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 ...
01:13 pm GMT - Fri, August 10, 2012
Web Designer Depot Free download: 40 Bluetron icons
We’re back with some more good free goodness. Today’s freebies is a set of 40 fantastic icons called Bluetron. They are available as PNG files (256 x 256px). You can use them for free for ...
01:16 pm GMT - Thu, August 9, 2012
Web Designer Depot Dashiell Hammett on the death of Flash
Graphic design is a dirty business. Its filled with people who excuse theft with tags like inspiration, backstabbin under the guise of competition and design by committee likenin it to the need for be...
01:20 pm GMT - Wed, August 8, 2012
Web Designer Depot Give and take: user engagement with mobile sites
As businesses continue developing websites to peddle their wares and services, marketers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of user engagement and user experience. Creating opportunitie...
01:20 pm GMT - Tue, August 7, 2012
Web Designer Depot The psychology of logo design
The psychology of logo design is one of the most oversimplified aspects behind the process of creating a logo. It’s usually associated exclusively with the choice of colors but is actually much ...
01:51 pm GMT - Mon, August 6, 2012
Web Designer Depot Guiding users with linear presentation
By nature, the web is a chaotic place where people hop from page to page at will. Unfortunately, this freedom can work against those websites whose content is best followed in a certain order. Design ...
01:32 pm GMT - Sun, August 5, 2012
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week July 30 August 5, 2012
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...
01:58 pm GMT - Sat, August 4, 2012
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #141
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 ...
01:38 pm GMT - Fri, August 3, 2012
Web Designer Depot Create a stunning menu in CSS3
The advent of CSS3 has introduced a world of possibilities for web designers and developers. With animations, shadows, rounded corners and more, elements can be easily styled, and still weigh less tha...
01:16 pm GMT - Thu, August 2, 2012
Web Designer Depot A filmmakers guide to a better website
Commercials and websites essentially serve the same purpose: they exist to captivate an audience and retain their interest long enough to inform them about their product or brand. If executed successf...
01:26 pm GMT - Wed, August 1, 2012
Web Designer Depot Retro commercials: old toys your parents loved
There was a time when toys didnt plug in and the batteries were your imagination. They had sharp edges, eye-poking points, were violent, racist, sexist, and promised to make boys into men and girls in...
01:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 31, 2012
Web Designer Depot Adaptive images: solving the responsive image problem
Responsive design isn’t just a change in layout or the use of media queries here and there, it is a mind-state and an action that has clear meaning. Responsive design is essentially saying that ...