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09:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 29, 2013
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: Elite Pro icons
There is nothing worse than trawling through icon sets, looking for the right icon, as the clock clowly ticks down towards a deadline. There are so many great vector icon sets out there, but very few ...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 29, 2013
Web Designer Depot 7 Black Friday rules for maximizing your sites conversions
It’s Black Friday, a day when all sensible Americans stay home eating leftovers and doing their shopping online. In honor of the almost-holiday, today we’re going to take a look at some of...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 29, 2013
Web Designer Depot A fresh approach to iStock
It’s pretty easy to get confused as to who owns what right now. Pick any web start-up and there’s a good chance that it’s either owned by a major player, or in the process of conside...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2013
Web Designer Depot Introducing DesignFaves.com
For designers passionate about the latest developments across the full spectrum of visual design, there’s a brand new site that features some of the most exciting, innovative and inspiring desig...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 28, 2013
Web Designer Depot 6 simple ways freelancers can meet people and make connections
If you are a freelancer or you work from home, then you might know exactly how it feels to be on your own little island. You’re cooped up in your office all the I time trying to get work done. I...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2013
Web Designer Depot How to get started with Foundation 5
Zurb’s Foundation is one of the most widely-used responsive frameworks available at the minute and for good reason, too. With a flexible grid system, a seemingly endless features-list and a com...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 27, 2013
Web Designer Depot Giveaway: Win 1 of 20 Premium WordPress Themes from MyThemeShop
If youre a WordPress developer, youll know that there are a huge range of themes out there to build a site from. Many free ones are good, but for the very best features you need a premium theme. The d...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 26, 2013
Web Designer Depot The key to success is a creative brief
It’s a sad fact that the biggest problem freelancers face, is disagreements with a client once a project has started. It seems judging by the amount of problems overheard by complaining designe...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 25, 2013
Web Designer Depot The best free WordPress themes for November 2013
WordPress, one of the most popular blogging and website platforms in the world, accounts for thousands of new blogs and websites every day. One of the best ways to get up and running quickly especial...
02:42 pm GMT - Sun, November 24, 2013
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: November 18, 2013 November 24, 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...
02:23 pm GMT - Sat, November 23, 2013
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #210
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, November 22, 2013
Web Designer Depot Free download: 5 OClock Shadows Icon Set
This fantastic icons set, created exclusively for WebdesignerDepot by PixelKit, is a brilliant twist on the repetitive ‘flat’ icons that are everywhere right now.Using the bright but desat...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2013
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: Massive infographic bundle
Theres no escaping the fact that some of the most vital information can be as dull as dishwater. No matter how you try and write up facts and figures, they just dont grab people. When it comes communi...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 22, 2013
Web Designer Depot 45Plus freebies you have to try this month
Web design is an adventure. Creating awesome projects requires time, creativity, and a lot of hard work. And sometimes you need a little help, so every month we bring you a selection of our favorite t...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, November 22, 2013
Web Designer Depot Foundation 5, available now
Today, the California-based product design team at ZURB announce the release of Foundation 5, the responsive web design framework thats been adopted by millions of designers and engineers. Designers h...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2013
Web Designer Depot Foundation 5, available now
Today, the California-based product design team at ZURB announce the release of Foundation 5, the responsive web design framework thats been adopted by millions of designers and engineers. Designers h...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 21, 2013
Web Designer Depot Resisting the dark side: A primer on dark pattern UX
User Experience has come a long way in the last decade, especially in the world of web design. Now more than ever, people are more focused on making sure the user not only has it easy, but also enjoys...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2013
Web Designer Depot Today Designers use a unique ink
Dutch design studio Today Designers has printed a book using a very special kind of inksquid ink. The book, entitled Naar Inkt Vissen (which translates to Fishing For Ink in English), contains 48 page...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 20, 2013
Web Designer Depot 20 inspiring branding guides
One of the most important things about creating a brand is making sure everything is cohesive. Once a brand pinpoints their values and how they’d like to be perceived, they have to make sure all...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 19, 2013
Web Designer Depot Is flat design a passing trend or something more?
Recently while perusing some of the discussions that are currently happening throughout the web design community, I happened across an active dialog going on in the comments of a Tuts+ article,All Abo...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 18, 2013
Web Designer Depot 4 essential UX rules taught by eye-tracking research
Web designers use a lot of tools to make the sites they design the best possible for site visitors; one of the best ways of achieving this is incorporating actual science and research into design to m...
02:03 pm GMT - Sun, November 17, 2013
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: November 11, 2013 November 17, 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...
02:30 pm GMT - Sat, November 16, 2013
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #209
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, November 15, 2013
Web Designer Depot 25Plus flat UI kits for web designers
If you’re a living, moving, breathing person, then the chances are very high that you’ve heard of the newest infatuation in the design world, flat design. If you’re unsure, here̵...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 15, 2013
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: Alana Pro script font
The constant geometric precision of screen-based design is enough to dehumanize any design project. The best way to counter that is with a typeface that screams “hand written!” That’...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2013
Web Designer Depot Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic pictograms revealed
On the celebrated heels of its new logo and custom typeface, the Olympic brand team has just completed the most exhaustive collection of Olympic pictograms ever created in the history the event. Takin...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 14, 2013
Web Designer Depot How to write simple, elegant CSS with Compass & Sass
A lot of designers use some sort of CSS pre-processor, whether that be Sass, LESS or Stylus. If you’ve used any of these, you’re probably also aware that Compass is a framework built on Sa...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2013
Web Designer Depot Review: Fast video encoding in the cloud from Encoding.com
The normal process when encoding video goes something like this: sort files, set preferences, start encoding, make a coffee, check progress, make another coffee, check progress, phone home, do some on...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 13, 2013
Web Designer Depot The ultimate guide to everything Dribbble
In case you’ve been living in a cave with no internet access for the past few years, you’re almost certainly familiar with Dribbble. But just in case you aren’t, it’s a place f...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2013
Web Designer Depot Astounding photographic trick recreates mid-century America
How do you date a photo? Normally, you take a look at the fashion, the buildings, and the cars. If that’s how you do it then these nostalgic photos may well have you fooled. Often recreated in m...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 12, 2013
Web Designer Depot How to use video backgrounds for incredible visual impact, part 2
In the previous part of this tutorial,using a mixture of HTML5, jQuery and CSS, we constructed the barebones functionality of our HTML5-driven full-screen video background. This time, we’re goin...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 11, 2013
Web Designer Depot Whats new for designers, November 2013
The November edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, graphic design tools, coding resources, project management tools, icons, mapping resources, and some re...
02:12 pm GMT - Sun, November 10, 2013
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: November 4, 2013 November 10, 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...
02:29 pm GMT - Sat, November 9, 2013
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #208
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, November 8, 2013
Web Designer Depot The best free WordPress plugins for November
Welcome, friends, to WebdesignerDepot’s first monthly WordPress plugin roundup. (Try saying that out loud really fast a few times!) If there’s one word that I would use to describe the Wor...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 8, 2013
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: Wiescher Design fleurons
Fleurons are typographic elements, much like swashes; they add an elaborate touch to display text, they create borders and frames; they can even be used as background patterns. Complex to draw, these ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2013
Web Designer Depot Design responsive emails with brand new Ink
App design powerhouse, ZURB today launched Ink, a powerful new resource for designers to easily produce responsive HTML emails that look and work great across more mobile platforms than ever, includin...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, November 7, 2013
Web Designer Depot The beginners guide to Sass
You may have heard of CSS preprocessing and be wondering what all the buzz is about. You may even have heard of Sass or LESS. In short, preprocessing your CSS allows you to write more concise styleshe...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2013
Web Designer Depot The easy way to answer, Should I take that job?
Make something interesting is a client request we dont hear often. When Adobe asked it of Kelli Anderson (they wanted a handout for AIGA’s annual design event), she decided this was the perfect ...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, November 6, 2013
Web Designer Depot 25Plus awesome responsive menu solutions
We love responsive web design and rightfully so. As a matter of fact, it’s almost mind boggling when a website isn’t responsive these days. It’s been a trend on the up and up for a w...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, November 5, 2013
Web Designer Depot How to use video backgrounds for incredible visual impact, part 1
Full screen images used as the background of sites have an amazing visual impact, but did you know that you can use video in exactly the same way? After all the excitement of working with HTML5 audio,...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2013
Web Designer Depot Easily create stunning animated charts with Chart.js
Charts are far better for displaying data visually than tables and have the added benefit that no one is ever going to press-gang them into use as a layout tool. They’re easier to look at and co...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, November 4, 2013
Web Designer Depot How to design for maximum traction
When someone lands on your website for the very first time, what happens? Thats the most critical point of conversion for any website: That moment when a new visitor takes their first glance at your p...
02:33 pm GMT - Sun, November 3, 2013
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: October 28, 2013 November 3, 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...
01:47 pm GMT - Sat, November 2, 2013
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #207
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 ...
04:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2013
Web Designer Depot How to design the soft sell
In advertising and marketing, the term “soft sell” is an approach at selling and item by connecting with a potential customer. By soft selling a product, you don’t put any pressure o...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, November 1, 2013
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: Verb Font Family
Looking for a good alternative to the tedium of Helvetica? Us too, and we think we’ve got the answer right here. Out sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has revived its sensational deal on the Verb Fo...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2013
Web Designer Depot Can space really be negative?
The old saying is that the optimist sees the glass as half full, while the pessimist sees the glass as half empty. It is, however, the opportunist who drinks the water while the other two argue about ...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, October 31, 2013
Web Designer Depot The 5 best tools for responsive design
Let me start by saying this, I will not be including any point-and-click design tools in this list (think Adobe Edge Reflow). The reason is simple enough, I believe that theyre bad for everyone; desig...