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09:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Web Designer Depot Building your first WordPress plugin (part 2)
In the previous part of our series we created the base for a WordPress plugin recognisible by the core. Today we are going to learn how to actually alter the default functionality of the core. The con...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Web Designer Depot Google takes on Hurricane Sandy
With Hurricane Sandy still lashing the North East of America, Google was forced to modify its launch event for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 products, yesterday. The superstorm has already claimed...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Web Designer Depot Restricting input with jQuery
If there’s one thing that drives me insane online, it’s when input forms allow me to enter incorrect data, only to point out the mistake after I try and submit it. It seems like half the f...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Web Designer Depot Whats old is new again when it comes to SEO essentials
With at least 13 updates to its algorithms since Aprils Penguin update targeted sites that violate Googles webmaster guidelines, its clear the search engine giant means business when it comes to promo...
01:24 pm GMT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: October 22 October 28, 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...
01:26 pm GMT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #153
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 ...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Web Designer Depot 10 jaw dropping responsive landing pages
Responsive is the latest movement in web-development and one thats needed pretty badly.Every day, the number of devices, platforms and browsers that are used to access the internet grows. And while t...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Web Designer Depot Yahoo considering rebranding?
This is the logo you may be soon looking at whenever you point your browser to yahoo.com The Internet giant have not yet made an official announcement about any change on their identity, but a TechCru...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Web Designer Depot Making the right typographic choices
The internet, after you get past all the coding, is littered with different approaches to typography.There are a plethora of typefaces scattered all over the internet and searching for the right font ...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Web Designer Depot Windows 8: a tale of two OS
Today, Microsoft will be launching Windows 8, the biggest redesign of its flagship product in nearly two decades; making October 25th 2012 a pivotal moment, not just for the world’s largest soft...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Web Designer Depot Is falling down the career ladder the end?
I fully admit to my days of bastardness, obsessed with success, craving power over others for the sake of revenge and pleasure, wanting to stand on the bodies of others to heighten my status in life. ...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Web Designer Depot Brands from a parallel Comic-Sans dimension
What if we lived in a world where the only available typeface was Comic-Sans? That’s the idea, or at least must have been what the Russian Belgorod-based designerOleg Tarasovwas thinking when he...
01:50 pm GMT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Web Designer Depot WebdesignerDepot redesigned!
And here it is… After way too many delays, countless mock ups and ideas, the new WebdesignerDepot.com is finally here!This was an incredibly complex redesign process for the entire WDD team but ...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Web Designer Depot Redesigns: more help than you might think
Recently, I ran into a client that wanted to redesign their company’s website. It was made using Flash, and of course wasn’t viewable on many smartphones. The site also lacked a central fo...
01:47 pm GMT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: October 15 October 21, 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...
01:18 pm GMT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #152
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 ...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Web Designer Depot Four freelance lessons learned the hard way
An interesting thing about working as a freelancer, while the area of expertise may vary, is that many of us will share the same experiences time and again. Even without a connection in the fields in ...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Web Designer Depot Take a closer look at tonights beverage
It’s Friday! Across the globe millions of workers will celebrate the end of a hard week and the arrival of the weekend with a quiet drink, or a few noisy ones. Whether yourpreferred tipple isbee...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Web Designer Depot HTML5 and SEO
Since the advent of the first web search engines, designers and developers have struggled with issues of how to increase their placement on a search engine results page. With the major search engines ...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Web Designer Depot Motion graphics are back and HOT!
If youre a fan of the show Mad Men or have seen the opening, then youve seen a motion graphic. Motion graphics were all the rage in the 1960s (hence the look for the Mad Men series set in the advertis...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Web Designer Depot The hidden meaning behind really good logos
One feature that can make a logo shine more than any other is hidden meaning. Remember the last time you saw a logo that made you go ‘Ahaaa!’? So, that’s what I’m going to appr...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Web Designer Depot Google allow you to plead ignorance
Since the launch of Google’s Penguin update in April, sites that rely on black-hat link building including purchased links and link exchanges, have had their page ranking penalized. The question...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Web Designer Depot How secure is your WordPress site?
One of the main problems with technology is the frequent lapses in security we experience; a lot of information is stolen daily and used to steal more information, send spam messages, open backdoors t...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Web Designer Depot Firefox gets friendly
Now that the dust has begun to settle on Mozilla’s go-stop-go launch for Firefox 16, the company is able to turn its full attention to the next release; Firefox 17. Mozilla’s adoption of t...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Web Designer Depot A simple guide to responsive typography
The vast majority of articles talking about responsive design focus on two main areas: a fluid, flexible grid, and fluid, flexible images. What many of them don’t talk about is typography. And y...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Web Designer Depot Google folds
If there is an issue more likely than the fold, to cause web designers to draw battle lines and pick sides, we’re yet to hear of it. The fold is a concept derived from print design, specifically...
01:49 pm GMT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: October 8 October 14, 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...
01:14 pm GMT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #151
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 ...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Web Designer Depot Walk through a downpour without getting wet
The combination of technology and art is always fascinating when done well. The Rain Room, a new installation at The Barbican‘s Curve Gallery in London is a beautiful combination of the two that...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Web Designer Depot Internationalize your WordPress plugin
WordPress plugins allow you to easily modify and enhance your blog by bringing new functionality not otherwise available in the base code. Using plugins works more effectively than trying to modify th...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Web Designer Depot Firefox 16 crashes and burns
Mozilla’s Firefox has been slowly losing market share since its peak in mid-2009. Prior to the establishment of Google’s Chrome, Firefox was the only real alternative to the much despised ...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Web Designer Depot 50+ beautiful cloud icons
What is the fascination with clouds? Ever since the first iPhone brought a weather app to our pockets designers have been drawing them. Perhaps it’s because, as British diplomats were taught in ...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Web Designer Depot 3 critical design mistakes that cost me tens of thousands of dollars
Running an ecommerce store is a lot different than running a blog or an affiliate marketing site. The sole purpose of an online store is to make money. As a result, each and every design decision is c...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Web Designer Depot Could Googles Penguin kill the franchise?
Creep up behind the nearest SEO specialist and whisper “Penguin!” in their ear. Now watch as they cough, splutter and start to turn grey. Why? Well, like a horror film villain, Google̵...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Web Designer Depot Would you Like-A-Hug?
For too long we’ve been trapped behind our desks, starved of human contact, linked only by the chirps of a push alert, comforted only by the soft vibration of a cell phone. Perhaps it’s ti...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Web Designer Depot Freelancers: its not you, its them
The customer is always right? No, not always, especially not when you’re a freelancer. Had a bad experience recently? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many freelancers deal with less-t...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Web Designer Depot Whats new for designers, October 2012
The October edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, JavaScript and jQuery tools, productivity tools, UI testing tools, video editing apps, CSS frameworks, a...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Web Designer Depot Fireworks as youve never seen them before
Fireworks displays are a popular part of many celebrations, holidays, and festivals around the world. But regardless of how often you’ve watched a fireworks show, I bet you’ve never seen t...
01:04 pm GMT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: October 1 October 7, 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...
01:07 pm GMT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #150
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 ...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Web Designer Depot 9 essential WordPress plugins for your business
A basic WordPress install offers one of the most fantastic blogging experiences available, but with a selective eye for the right plugins, it can easily turn into a really flexible and solid content m...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Web Designer Depot Microsofts TypeScript receives a mixed reaction
The one ECMAScript it’s still okay to like, JavaScript has in recent years shrugged off its ‘under-powered’, ‘bloated’ and ‘incomplete’ labels and grown into ...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Web Designer Depot The warning signs of a trouble client: real emails of lunacy and horror!
Sure, its happened to all of us. A prospective client contacts you and something just doesnt feel right. The hair on the back of your neck stands up, you feel a cold chill in mid July or you just say ...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Web Designer Depot Monstrously beautiful font
We’re all familiar with the parable of the ugly duckling; spurned by its peers for being too ugly, it is miserable throughout the winter, only to discover in the following spring that it is in f...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Web Designer Depot Land your dream design job with the perfect rsum
In the densely populated design field, we are always looking for ways to make ourselves stand out from the crowd. Never is this need to stand out from the masses more pressing than when applying for a...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Web Designer Depot Mobile click testing made easy
Usability testing is key in developing any kind of website. There are tons of tools out there for testing the usability of your website on a desktop or laptop computer. But with mobile devices quickly...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Web Designer Depot Plunk: mobile click testing made easy
Usability testing is key in developing any kind of website. There are tons of tools out there for testing the usability of your website on a desktop or laptop computer. But with mobile devices quickly...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Web Designer Depot Creating a modal window with HTML5 & CSS3
Modal boxes are a frequently utilized tool in the web developer’s arsenal. Used for, amongst many things, login/register forms; advertisements; or just notifications to the user. However despite...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Web Designer Depot Facelift for VEVO
When VEVO redesigned their website back in March of 2012 and added Facebook Connect functionality, they saw a 600% increase in the number of Facebook-published or -watched videos. And they saw a 142% ...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Web Designer Depot Tips for improving your online branding
Some people think that branding is a highly expensive marketing activity that can only be pursued by multinationals with million dollar budgets while others regard branding as a highly complex strateg...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Web Designer Depot 20 stunning Tumblr portfolio themes
If you want to stand out in todays digital age, its vital that you establish an online presence. Whether youre a graphic designer, web developer or social media strategist, you need your own online pl...
01:11 pm GMT - Sun, September 30, 2012
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: September 24 September 30, 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...