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04:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 30, 2014
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: 22 robot toon characters in 2200Plus poses
Who doesnt love robots? From Hollywood blockbusters, to the shopping mall, robots are used to remind us of our humanity. Plus, they’re incredibly cool! Whether youre looking for a mascot for you...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 30, 2014
Web Designer Depot Free download: fun workspace illustrations from freepik.com
Take a look around, whats your desk like? Does it look anything like these fun illustrations from our friends atfreepik.com? Freepik think that most productive desks are essentially the same, with a f...
12:15 am GMT - Fri, May 30, 2014
Web Designer Depot Transform WordPress into a WYSIWYG with MotoPress
If you work with WordPress sites, then you know how frustrating the built-in editor can be. Whether it’s superfluous markup, outdated CSS, or its habit of truncating spacing, the default editor ...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 29, 2014
Web Designer Depot Dont be a douche bag! A simple guide to being an ethical designer
The creative field, which encompasses design, illustration, photography and anything else that is a commercial-based service and takes imagination and a certain amount of talent on the part of the ven...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 28, 2014
Web Designer Depot Awesome free extension Griddify solves the grid issue in Photoshop
Its long been accepted that building a solidgrid is the foundation of a strong site design. Of course, the grid shouldn’t dictate design decisions, but it sure is a great way of making that blan...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 28, 2014
Web Designer Depot The best of DesignFaves.com, May 2014
For designers passionate about the latest developments across the full spectrum of visual design, theres a brand new site that features some of the most exciting, innovative and inspiring design proje...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 27, 2014
Web Designer Depot Giveaway: win a copy of the amazing new X theme
The team at themecothink that their newX themeis the greatest theme ever created for WordPressit certainly does look very impressive. But one lucky reader wont have to take their word for it, because ...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 27, 2014
Web Designer Depot 3 fresh CMS options that could be better than WordPress
Quick, name a CMS! Let me guess, you said WordPress. Maybe Joomla? ExpressionEngine? TextPattern? It doesnt really matter. We all know the big names, and chances are weve picked our favorites. Some tr...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 26, 2014
Web Designer Depot How to create a scrollable splash screen with CSS3 and jQuery
A great way to catch the attention of a visitor to your website is a “splash screen” or an “intro screen”. However, making a successful one is very difficult foronesimplereason...
01:14 pm GMT - Sun, May 25, 2014
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: May 19, 2014 May 25, 2014
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...
01:03 am GMT - Sun, May 25, 2014
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #236
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, May 23, 2014
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: 8 fontastic fonts from TypeFaith Fonts
99% of the Web is text, and most designers agree that your choice of typeface communicates your brand more then any other single element. So when it comes to fonts, you can never have too many high-qu...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 23, 2014
Web Designer Depot Free download: Halftone Automator Photoshop actions
When mass printing dominated the mid-twentieth century, the number of colors in an image was reduced by replacing gradients with dots. The technique was seized upon by pop artists, like Lichtenstein a...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 22, 2014
Web Designer Depot Celebrating 25 years of Adobe Originals
The Adobe Originals program launched in 1989 with its first type designs: Adobe Garamond, an historic revival with an emphasis on contemporary typography; and Utopia, an original type design. The laun...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 22, 2014
Web Designer Depot How to use filters to enhance your websites impact
We can blame apps like Hipstamatic and Instagram for the prevalence of filtered photos. Anyone with a smartphone can take a photo, slap a few filters on it, and publish it to the web in seconds. Which...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, May 22, 2014
Web Designer Depot Elegant Themes updates their popular Divi WordPress theme with tons of new options
Hot on the heels of Elegant Themes Divi, comes Divi 2.0;an ambitious enhancement to the already popular WordPress theme, it promises to build on its predecessors strong performance with a ton of new f...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 21, 2014
Web Designer Depot 25Plus free WordPress themes fresh for May
Spring is in full bloom and WordPress designers are busy as ever. The market is filled with tons of new themes and the overarching theme is responsiveness. Not many developers are releasing themes tha...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 20, 2014
Web Designer Depot Intel unveils its new brand typeface
In Intels quest for uniformity and simplicity, Red Peak Branding and Dalton Maag have produced Intel Clear. This new proprietary type family not only works across all global writing systemsincluding L...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 20, 2014
Web Designer Depot 3 ways to design an infographic that stands out from the crowd
Infographics arent new. And certainly, interactive ones arent eitherbut with the launch of recent data-driven news sites such as Vox,Fivethirtyeight and The Upshot, theyre becoming more popular. And s...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 19, 2014
Web Designer Depot Responsive vs adaptive webdesign, which is best for you?
Responsive webdesign has become a catch-all term for making your website work well at low resolutions. Smartphones revolutionized the mobile web, and tablets are throwing another wrench into the gears...
01:18 pm GMT - Sun, May 18, 2014
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014
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...
01:31 pm GMT - Sat, May 17, 2014
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #235
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 ...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 16, 2014
Web Designer Depot New York designers surprising new angle on flat design
Leonardo Da Vinci painted The Last Supper and Michelangelo immortalized Adam’s creation on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but New York art directorPeter Jostrand finds inspiration for his ar...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 15, 2014
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit
Stuck on ideas for a clients logo? Need to inject some vintage-cool into your branding? Our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, is here to help you out with an amazing discount on this awesome collection of...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 15, 2014
Web Designer Depot 21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio
One of the tasks, that as designers, we are constantly being asked to tackle is to build impressive and fitting web-based portfolios for clients, friends, and even ourselves. Portfolios stand as a vir...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 14, 2014
Web Designer Depot Agile UX vs Lean UX, which should you choose?
The Web is awell established kingdom of acronyms and buzz words. I’m sorry to say so, but we tend to generate a lot of terms that more often than not are a marketing trick rather than a useful d...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 13, 2014
Web Designer Depot Typecache reveals the best typefaces of 2013
Typecache, the online index and showcase for type foundries and font sellers, recently celebrated a big year for type design and type literacy as they declared their top picks out of the record 550 re...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 12, 2014
Web Designer Depot LG release an incredible 34 display
For anyone who’s ever sat down at a 27″ iMac and thought, This is a bit small, LG Electronics have released an extraordinary 34-inch ultra wide display that delivers the kind of real estat...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 12, 2014
Web Designer Depot Whats new for designers, May 2014
The May edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, plugins, frameworks, grid systems, educational resources, icon sets, blogging tools, mobile app tools, and s...
01:54 pm GMT - Sun, May 11, 2014
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: May 5, 2014 May 11, 2014
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...
01:33 pm GMT - Sat, May 10, 2014
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #234
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, May 9, 2014
Web Designer Depot Have you found an alternative to Editorially?
Exactly three weeks today, editorially.com will shut its doors for good. The announcement was made back in March, and was greeted with both surprise and disappointment by the community. The reason giv...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 9, 2014
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: Massive discounts on stock photos
Finding good stock photography is one of the most time-consuming and frustrating experiences a designer can go through. The right image will make your design, the wrong one will wreck it. So we’...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 8, 2014
Web Designer Depot How to create an animated sticky header, with CSS3 and jQuery
Trends come and trends go. The ones that stick around the longest do so because they solve a particular problem.A trend that’s popular right now for that very reason, is sticky elements; element...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, May 7, 2014
Web Designer Depot 4 crucial principles for a compelling startup website
You’ve built your startup from the ground up. You’re ready to see your sales really start to take off. There’s just one challenge left to tackle: building a compelling website. You m...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 6, 2014
Web Designer Depot How to limit WordPress compatibility, and why you should
As web designers, it goes against our nature to restrict access to our code. We’re taught to maximize compatibility of our websites and strive for backwards compatibility wherever possible; to c...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, May 6, 2014
Web Designer Depot Firefox update brings major change
The latest Firefox update has been released for general consumption and its loaded with big changes. The most striking, of course, is the way the overall interface has been sleekified and rearranged. ...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, May 5, 2014
Web Designer Depot 101 essential free fonts for web designers
Every designer knows that free fonts are a godsend when working on a project, but truly valuable free fonts can be tough to find. With this list weve endeavoured to bring you as many full font familie...
01:14 pm GMT - Sun, May 4, 2014
Web Designer Depot Our favorite tweets of the week: April 28, 2014 May 4, 2014
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, May 3, 2014
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #233
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, May 2, 2014
Web Designer Depot PayPals new logo fails to impress
This week saw PayPal reveal a redesign of several key brand elements, including their first logo redesign for seven years. The new look is expected to roll out worldwide in the coming weeks. However, ...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, May 2, 2014
Web Designer Depot Free download: Resphekt font
All typefaces imbue their content with personality, and never is that more true than for script fonts. The importance of an ample supply of script fonts in your toolkit can’t be underestimated, ...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 1, 2014
Web Designer Depot Deal of the week: Exclusive new Thirsty Soft font family
If you recall the incredibly popular Thirsty and Thirsty Rough typefaces, you’ll be excited as us that our sister site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged another fantastic deal; this time it’s...
12:15 pm GMT - Thu, May 1, 2014
Web Designer Depot 8 simple CSS3 transitions that will wow your users
CSS3 has introduced countless possibilities for UX designers, and the best thing about them is that the coolest parts are really simple to implement. Just a couple of lines of code will give you an aw...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, April 30, 2014
Web Designer Depot 50 fantastic freebies for web designers, May 2014
The best thing about the Web is the number of awesome freebies that generous members of the community release. It’s mind-blowin’ how cool some of the free stuff that we can download is, fr...