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09:08 am GMT - Sun, October 30, 2016
Web Designer Depot Popular design news of the week: October 24, 2016 October 30, 2016
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep tr...
09:04 am GMT - Sat, October 29, 2016
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #363
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 ...
04:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2016
Web Designer Depot 5 years of Foundation: a look back
This month, ZURB celebrates the 5th birthday of its Foundation front-end framework. This popular framework is known for its responsive grid, CSS and HTML user-interface components, code snippets, and ...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 28, 2016
Web Designer Depot 20 essential CSS tricks every designer should know
This ones for the absolute beginners. Once youve learned how the box model works, and how to float those boxes, its time to get serious about your CSS. To that end, weve compiled a massive list of tip...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 27, 2016
Web Designer Depot 4 modern background tricks to try out
It seems that, as a constituent of a design, backgrounds live in the shadows; however, thats not entirely true. In times when CSS only began to make its first steps towards the world conquest, the bac...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 26, 2016
Web Designer Depot 8 web design trends to watch for in 2017
2017 is just around the corner, and the world is literally at its greatest technological peak in history. New innovations have opened the doors for creative minds to make their ideas a reality, especi...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 25, 2016
Web Designer Depot Automatic responsive images with client hints
Over time, developers have wrestled with forcing images into responsive layouts. Media queries and fluid grids are constantly employed to achieve visually flexible images. Achieving such flexible imag...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 24, 2016
Web Designer Depot Cinemagraphs in web design
If you read any of the countless web design trend reports that came out earlier this year, you likely read about the promise of large, hero-sized cinemagraphs placed prominently on homepages everywher...
09:16 am GMT - Sun, October 23, 2016
Web Designer Depot Popular design news of the week: October 17, 2016 October 23, 2016
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep tr...
09:28 am GMT - Sat, October 22, 2016
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #362
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 ...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 21, 2016
Web Designer Depot Poll: should coders learn to design?
Okay developers, its your turn. People have ranted on and on for years about whether or not designers should learn to code. Heck, Ive ranted about it. I still contend that… no. No no… This...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2016
Web Designer Depot eBay experiments with a visual search engine
eBay, the giant auction site, has just launched a new site specifically for people looking for furniture and other complementary products and items for the home. eBay Collective, to be sure, is a site...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 20, 2016
Web Designer Depot Speed up your sites with HTTP/2
HTTP/2 is a new way of making your website load much faster by eliminating many inefficiencies associated with the current version of HTTP. The greatest thing about it? You dont have to go to much eff...
03:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2016
Web Designer Depot Web 2.0 meets MTV in Pandoras new branding
For once, Im not starting off my article with a joke. When I say “Web 2.0”, I genuinely mean that style of design that we all (temporarily) embraced. Many a corner in Pandoras new logo is ...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 19, 2016
Web Designer Depot Designing for mobile app commerce
One of the more lucrative projects for designers these days doesnt even involve desktop. Thats because, in the last few years, more and more people have switched to mobile use, which also includes tim...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 18, 2016
Web Designer Depot 4 best practices for image management
Theres no debating the fact that including images on your website or mobile app draws the interest of users and leads to stronger engagement. For example, posts that include images produce 650 percent...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 17, 2016
Web Designer Depot Whats new for designers, October 2016
In this months edition of whats new for designers, weve included color tools, icon sets, automation tools, design tools, printables, Sketch plugins, and more. And as always, weve also included some aw...
09:42 am GMT - Sun, October 16, 2016
Web Designer Depot Popular design news of the week: October 10, 2016 October 16, 2016
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep tr...
09:56 am GMT - Sat, October 15, 2016
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #361
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 ...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2016
Web Designer Depot 4 UX mistakes almost every designer makes
As a designer youre expected to make the impossible happen. Time and time again, youre expected to take an incredibly complex process and make it easy, simple and beautiful. When its handled well, you...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 14, 2016
Web Designer Depot Free download: 6 HTML themes by KeenThemes
Looking for a fast way to get a site online? Love tweaking designs, but hate setting up the basics? Maybe you just want to learn how neat code is put together?Whatever your reason for downloading, wer...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2016
Web Designer Depot Oculus gets a browser, Facebook bids on virtual reality
Thats right! The Oculus Rift is getting its very own web browser, currently named Carmel. Not much is known about the browser itself, other than that it will run on both the Oculus Rift, and Gear VR. ...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, October 13, 2016
Web Designer Depot How to write clickbait-free headlines
Content is design, and our content is full of clickbait, these days. Sadly, there are many sites that are still using this technique to draw traffic to their pages. That should bother you. At the very...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2016
Web Designer Depot Affinity Designer 1.5 released
The powerful and award-winning graphic-designer app Affinity Designer has just received a big update. This alternative to Adobe just released version 1.5, which is now available in the Mac App Store. ...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 12, 2016
Web Designer Depot Designing for short attention spans
Recently-published research by comScore revealed that Smartphone apps now account for 50 percent of all digital media time. When we add in time spent on apps on other mobile devices such as tablets ...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 11, 2016
Web Designer Depot The surprising history of emojis
You encounter emojis on a regular basis in your 21st-century, tech-savvy lifestyle, but what is the history of emojis? Theyre all over the place, and you really cant interact with any device or platfo...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 10, 2016
Web Designer Depot The best new portfolio sites, October 2016
We hear lots about how brutalism is becoming a trend. Well, the alarmists among us can probably let this one go. All evidence points to people liking good typography and shiny graphics, all wrapped up...
09:13 am GMT - Sun, October 9, 2016
Web Designer Depot Popular design news of the week: October 3, 2016 October 9, 2016
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep tr...
09:50 am GMT - Sat, October 8, 2016
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #360
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 ...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2016
Web Designer Depot Deal: unlimited access to 1,300 fonts for a year
The web is mostly text, so typography basically is web design. It’s not the whole of it, but it is by far one of the most important disciplines, if you want your users to actually read what you ...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, October 7, 2016
Web Designer Depot Essential design trends, October 2016
As the saying goes: Everything old is new again. Thats true in design for sure. This month some of the biggest trends in web design arent that new at all. Designers are reinventing old-school typograp...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, October 6, 2016
Web Designer Depot Make better icons: a guide
Iconography, or the art of creating suitable icons in web and app design, is probably one of the most underrated aspects of design. their size alone makes them easier to forget. Icons, in general, are...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, October 5, 2016
Web Designer Depot 8 ways to design sites faster in Photoshop
As a web designer, its hard to stay organized. Not only are you balancing several projects at once, but youre likely facing tight deadlines and tough clients as well. You may also be bouncing from bra...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2016
Web Designer Depot Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15 are out
Its worth remembering that web designers are hardly the only people making pretty things for the web. Were certainly not the only people creating content for the sites that we ourselves build. The cor...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2016
Web Designer Depot Essential resources for developers
In this roundup, weve included app platforms, templates, source code tools, learning tools, frameworks, JavaScript resources, and much more. Much of whats on the list this month is free, with a few hi...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, October 4, 2016
Web Designer Depot Essential resources for developers, October 2016
In this roundup, weve included app platforms, templates, source code tools, learning tools, frameworks, JavaScript resources, and much more. Much of whats on the list this month is free, with a few hi...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2016
Web Designer Depot Qualify your clients in 10 simple steps
Qualifying your clients is an important step that helps to keep you from wasting time on those suspects who will either never buy from you or be a poor fit for your business. Even worse are those susp...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 3, 2016
Web Designer Depot 10 simple steps to qualify your clients
Qualifying your clients is an important step that helps to keep you from wasting time on those suspects who will either never buy from you or be a poor fit for your business. Even worse are those susp...
09:21 am GMT - Sun, October 2, 2016
Web Designer Depot Popular design news of the week: September 26, 2016 October 2, 2016
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep tr...
09:28 am GMT - Sat, October 1, 2016
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #359
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 ...
02:45 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2016
Web Designer Depot Free download: Weem handwriting font
Serious in intent, legible, playful in style. When designing a font, it can be tough to nail an aesthetic that embodies all three of those things. Well, Gatis Vilaks and Evita Vilaka did it when they ...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, September 30, 2016
Web Designer Depot 10 creative event websites
I love designing event websites. Theyre ephemeral and almost always simple (no complex user interfaces here). This combination affords us a unique opportunity to test new boundaries of web design, to ...