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01:50 pm GMT - Sun, September 29, 2013
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: September 23, 2013 September 29, 2013
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...
01:28 pm GMT - Sat, September 28, 2013
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #202
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 ...
03:15 am GMT - Sat, September 28, 2013
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: Ultimatum WordPress theme builder
WordPress is one of the best ways of deploying content. But we’re not all about using templates.Most designers want to design. And the problem is with WordPress that to get exactly what you want...
03:15 am GMT - Sat, September 28, 2013
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: Ultimatum WP theme builder
WordPress is one of the best ways of deploying content. But we’re not all about using templates.Most designers want to design. And the problem is with WordPress that to get exactly what you want...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 27, 2013
Web Designer Depot Is Google finished?
Google, the omnipresent search engine, is celebrating its 15th birthday today. Which means it can now drive a car and thinks it knows everything. To celebrate this significant milestone, a new easter ...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 27, 2013
Web Designer Depot Sound in user experience design
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works…and sounds. The web is home to thousands of sites dedicated to showcasing great design, but the majority of these are...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 26, 2013
Web Designer Depot Free download: Awesome UI Kit
Still looking for that perfect UI kit to base your flat design on? Then look no further This Awesome UI Kit from Freepik.com is massive and a fantastic way to ease into flat design. Perfect for a host...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 26, 2013
Web Designer Depot 15 unofficial redesigns that are better than the originals
As designers, we can be extremely critical to different designs and details. If a designer told me they could never suggest a change to a design, I probably wouldn’t believe them. Whether it be ...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 25, 2013
Web Designer Depot Lootback gives you cash back
Web design resources are often cheap, but they add up: stock photography, fonts, a sound file or two; before you know it your assets for a project have taken a fairly hefty bite out of your profit mar...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 25, 2013
Web Designer Depot 55 once-in-a-career typefaces
There are no bad dogs, just bad owners; likewise there are no bad fonts, just bad designers. Well, that’s not entirely true, fonts are regularly distributed with all kinds of flaws inadequate h...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 24, 2013
Web Designer Depot Why a portfolio is called your book
Ive traveled to many art schools, being asked to review senior student portfolios, and speak on professional practices in the design business, and the one thing I always notice is the lack of directio...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 23, 2013
Web Designer Depot Inspiring typography from Typewolf
If you’re looking for a quick fix of typographic inspiration then boy, do I have a treat for you. It comes in the form of Typewolf. Typewolf is a showcase of typographic inspiration that identif...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 23, 2013
Web Designer Depot How to get the low-poly look
You may have noticed a common look in many images, not only in graphics and animations online, but also in magazines, and in television motion graphics, featuring low-detailed, faceted models, highly ...
01:40 pm GMT - Sun, September 22, 2013
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: September 16, 2013 September 22, 2013
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...
01:12 pm GMT - Sat, September 21, 2013
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #201
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 ...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 20, 2013
Web Designer Depot Disastrous logo redesigns
Logos are a different kind of design. They’re tricky. They have to encompass an entire company, brand and attitude in one image. Sometimes that image is iconic the NBC peacock, the Verizon red ...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 20, 2013
Web Designer Depot 50Plus fantastic free tools for designers
One of the very best things about the Web is the great tools that the community keeps on delivering. We love discovering new stuff almost as much as we love bringing it to you. This great selection ha...
01:15 am GMT - Fri, September 20, 2013
Web Designer Depot .net pulls the plug
The blogosphere exploded today at the news that .net magazine, the publication that many of us began our careers reading, has pulled the plug on its online offering. The print magazine will continue t...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 19, 2013
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: Huge savings on stock photography
We all know that the best photos are the ones we take ourselves or at least the ones we pay a photographer to take for us. But sometimes, a client simply doesn’t have the budget for that kind o...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 19, 2013
Web Designer Depot 5 questions you must ask at the start of every project
Most my clients are focussed on print, soI was super stoked to get my first web design client in a long while. I had some techniques in mind that I wanted to try out. During the initial client meeting...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 18, 2013
Web Designer Depot Free download: 120 vector glyph icons
You can never have too many icons, especially when they’re free to download like this great set from Ivo Ivanov. The set comes as a PSD file with properly separated layers. Each icon has 4 effec...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 18, 2013
Web Designer Depot How to design news sites
Recently, a friend suggested that I write an analysis of news websites: what they’re doing right, and what they’re doing wrong. He suggested that the online news experience was too backwar...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 17, 2013
Web Designer Depot Perfect web typography with slab-serifs
Conventional wisdom states that body text benefits most from being set in a serif font because the serifs create a path for the eye to follow along a line and down to the next. Despite that, many web ...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 16, 2013
Web Designer Depot The secret of success: self-branding
When I speak to senior students at art schools, there is one major thing I try to impress upon them: to freelance is to run a small business, and a freelance design business has all the needs and head...
02:02 pm GMT - Sun, September 15, 2013
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: September 9, 2013 September 15, 2013
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, September 14, 2013
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #200
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 ...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 13, 2013
Web Designer Depot Incredible voice control for the Web
Browsing the Web is usually an endless round of clicks, taps and scrolling. That’s changed with Annyang, an incredibly simple JavaScript library that enables voice commands for web sites. Maybe ...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 13, 2013
Web Designer Depot How designers can prepare for the Winter and Fall
It’s very typical that I experience an increase in clients during the summer months. I mean, business is really booming, so much so that I typically need some help with the projects I have. Clie...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 12, 2013
Web Designer Depot Astounding underwater photography
These incredibly beautiful images by artist Christy Lee Rogers are created without the aid of Photoshop, with carefully lit models, in water, at night. Not the first to use the medium of water the se...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 12, 2013
Web Designer Depot Why now is the right time to become a UX designer
In recent years, user experience design has become a popular topic in the web design community, with discussions focussing on successful examples of good UX design. With regard to websites, the term c...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 11, 2013
Web Designer Depot Deal of the Week: Melany Lane Font Family
You can’t have too many good script typefaces; each one brings personality and a distinct character to a brand. Case in point: Melany Lane by Yellow Design studio. A delicious hand-drawn font th...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 11, 2013
Web Designer Depot Google gets flattened
It seems like there’s been a flurry of logo redesigns lately and Google is the latest to throw its hat into the ring. The new logo, currently only in Chrome on Android, has had its bevels and dr...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 11, 2013
Web Designer Depot The awesomeness of beige
Are you underestimating this deceptively “neutral” color?Either it’s considered cheap (because it reminds us of putty colored school cabinets and our landlord’s choice of budge...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 10, 2013
Web Designer Depot YouTube indecisive over rebrand
When Google acquired YouTube back in 2006, most people expected to see a rebrand to pull the video sharing site closer to its parent company’s corporate style. That anticipated rebrand may final...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 10, 2013
Web Designer Depot 15 super creative web sites
Any and every designer wants (and should) strive to be as creative as possible. We design to be functional and useful, but we should also design to be aesthetically pleasing. Who wants to make a web s...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 9, 2013
Web Designer Depot Whats new for designers, September 2013
The September edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, jQuery resources, sites to find inspiration, responsive design tools, mobile design tools, coding reso...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 9, 2013
Web Designer Depot Adobe revolutionizes Photoshop with Generator
This morning 500,000 premium Creative Cloud subscribers will be waking up to an update alert for Adobe Photoshop.Adobe’s flagship product has been revised for the first time since the switch to ...
01:26 pm GMT - Sun, September 8, 2013
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: September 2, 2013 September 8, 2013
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...
01:38 pm GMT - Sat, September 7, 2013
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #199
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 ...
11:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 6, 2013
Web Designer Depot Deal of the Week: Bundled Set of Web Services Contracts
Freelancing is a minefield, and if you don’t traverse it properly you can find yourself in real trouble, fast. Just browse through any freelance advice board and you’ll see hundreds of hor...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 6, 2013
Web Designer Depot Free download: Flat / Skeuomorphic UI kit
UI kits are a great way to kick-start a user interface design. The best ones feature the most common elements required by developers. Most importantly, UI kits avoid the dreaded ‘blank screen...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, September 6, 2013
Web Designer Depot 25 inspiring not-for-profit ads
In one form or another, public service announcements (or advertisements) have been with us for well over a hundred years. They have as their chief objective the goal of educating the general public in...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 5, 2013
Web Designer Depot Yahoo!s branding disaster
Marissa Mayer is many things. A brand designer she is not. After 30 days of change and countless dollars thrown at R&D, Yahoo! have unveiled their new logo. The past month showcased some options ...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, September 5, 2013
Web Designer Depot Conference review: Reasons to be Creative 2013
One of the more ambitious conferences on the circuit, Reasons to be Creative was held this year September 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Whilst most conferences focus on a single discipline, or audience type, Reas...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 4, 2013
Web Designer Depot Side project: Friends of Type
Friends of Typeis the side project of designersAaron Carambula, Erik Marinovich, Dennis Payongayong and Jason Wong. The project is an ever growing archive of original typographic design and lettering ...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, September 4, 2013
Web Designer Depot 15 horizontal sites and the case for making them
The excitement of scrolling has really evolved since we could use colored scrollbars in Internet Explorer years ago. Today, we are finding new ways to reinvent the process of scrolling with gestures, ...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 3, 2013
Web Designer Depot Things to check before printing online
Print’s a tricky business. Just because the dimensions are set in stone, we tend to think that everything will come out just the way we designed it. Oh, and it turns out the dimensions aren̵...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, September 3, 2013
Web Designer Depot How to invoice clients the right way
Congratulations! You won a job, worked hard to produce a great site, and the client is thrilled with the results. Now, wouldn’t it be nice to get paid? While invoicing may not seem to most enthr...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 2, 2013
Web Designer Depot Sell your domains with Namebox
Namebox is a simple service created by designer Drew Wilson to help you sell your unwanted and/or unused web domains. It’s free to use and is built to make listing your domains quick and easy. F...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, September 2, 2013
Web Designer Depot The ultimate guide to flat design
It is easy to say that 2013 has so far been the year of flat design. Even Apple, the driver of the skeuomorphic design trend for many years, is trying some level of flat design when it releases iOS 7 ...
01:29 pm GMT - Sun, September 1, 2013
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: August 26, 2013 September 1, 2013
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...
01:35 pm GMT - Sat, August 31, 2013
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #198
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 ...