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Articles by Web Designer Depot from November 2016

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12:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 29, 2016
Web Designer Depot The ultimate guide to CMS, part 1
Gather ’round friends, and Ill tell you a story that is pure fabrication on my part, and also probably how it happened: Once upon a time, around 1995 (as far as I can figure out from searching a...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 28, 2016
Web Designer Depot Essential design trends, December 2016
Do you ever find yourself noticing that a certain design element just keeps popping up? Even those tiny details that look somewhat insignificant can be indicators of design trends. That is particularl...
09:09 am GMT - Sun, November 27, 2016
Web Designer Depot Popular design news of the week: November 21, 2016 November 27, 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...
09:47 am GMT - Sat, November 26, 2016
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #367
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 ...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 25, 2016
Web Designer Depot Deal: 52% off Professional, Product Screenshots App, Smartmockups
Need a product screenshot fast? Now you can whip one up faster than it takes Photoshop to warm-up, with the awesome Smartmockup App. Available for MacOS, Windows, and Linux, this simple tool enables y...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 24, 2016
Web Designer Depot How to delight your users with subtle animation
Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers! Animation is nothing new in digital interfaces. They have had an interesting history of rising, falling and now rising again in popularity. Subtle anima...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Web Designer Depot WeTransfer reveals new brand identify and UI
WeTransfer is one of the mostly widely admired start-ups of the last decade. In many ways it embodies what we tell our clients to aspire to: a simple idea, solving a common problem, well executed. Wha...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Web Designer Depot WeTransfer reveals new brand identity and UI
WeTransfer is one of the mostly widely admired start-ups of the last decade. In many ways it embodies what we tell our clients to aspire to: a simple idea, solving a common problem, well executed. Wha...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 23, 2016
Web Designer Depot 4 fresh alternatives to the hamburger menu
Some say web design has become boring. Current trends and high-end techniques establish the rules for the creatives, playing a low-down trick on the community. Everyone wants to be in the mainstream, ...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 22, 2016
Web Designer Depot 5 ways to identify quality stock images
In association with iStock by Getty Images. A good stock image is like a good design: you want it to be powerful, persuasive, and memorable; without drawing attention to itself. It can seem like a dif...
02:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 21, 2016
Web Designer Depot 4 compelling reasons you should embrace VR
While none of us can predict the future, every designer should be thinking about it. All indications point to the next wave of devices that arent sitting on the tops of desks. They are wearable, and h...
09:11 am GMT - Sun, November 20, 2016
Web Designer Depot Popular design news of the week: November 14, 2016 November 20, 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...
09:30 am GMT - Sat, November 19, 2016
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #366
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 ...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Web Designer Depot Affinity Designer for Windows released
Ive actually been using the beta versions of both Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo for a little while now, in my daily work. Given their beta status, I havent gone so far as to design whole websit...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 18, 2016
Web Designer Depot 15 warning signs you might be a designer
Do you ever fall into one of those designer stereotypes? Admit it, maybe you wear a lot of black, or maybe you have unfriended someone for using Comic Sans. Even from afar, there are a few things that...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 17, 2016
Web Designer Depot 12 JavaScript libraries to watch in 2017
With hundreds of free JS libraries out there its tough to know where to put your energy. Some end up discarded or forked into new projects, while others grow rapidly and achieve widespread adoption. M...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 16, 2016
Web Designer Depot Making logos work for the web
When you design for the web, no matter the industry, there are expectations that must be met, and realities that must be accounted for. Although this is true for all forms of web design, it is especia...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 15, 2016
Web Designer Depot Creating a design system language
It seems like the current buzz word in the design industry and everyone wants one. But how exactly can a product benefit from having a living, breathing design language? Im going to try break down the...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 14, 2016
Web Designer Depot The best new portfolio sites, October 2016
Hello readers! World events have been very interesting lately, but now its time for what we all know is really important: other peoples portfolios! Okay, its not that important in the grand scheme of ...
09:13 am GMT - Sat, November 12, 2016
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #365
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, November 11, 2016
Web Designer Depot Top 10 resources for designing email newsletters
The world of email marketing is constantly changing. There are dozens of tools out there tailor made to help marketers write emails, designers craft emails, and developers code emails. But with so man...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Web Designer Depot Affinity Photo comes to Windows
Friends, Windows enthusiasts, and people generally just stuck with Windows… rejoice! Rejoice, for some real competition to Adobe has finally hit our platform. Affinity Photo is here in Beta form...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 10, 2016
Web Designer Depot Discovering and fixing image delivery issues
If you have a modern website or mobile app, theres no doubt you deal with a lot of media resources, particularly images. But delivering these images can be a challenge. You may not know if there are b...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Web Designer Depot The Verge gets a redesign
Okay, lets just get this out of the way: on this, the verge of a new year, the Verge got a redesign. Now the punnery is over and we can get on with our lives. It had to be done, or I could not call my...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 9, 2016
Web Designer Depot Choice paralysis: 3 ways the number of choices impacts conversions
Maybe youve heard of a phenomenon called choice or analysis paralysis. In short, its a situation where a customer cant make a decision on a purchase because hes faced with so many choices that they en...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 8, 2016
Web Designer Depot Freepik offers more than 1,400,000 stock resources for free
The life of a designer (or an editor, for that matter) can at times be summed up in these words: the search for stock goes on. That search can also get expensive. And thats fair. These things take a l...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, November 7, 2016
Web Designer Depot Whats new for developers, November 2016
In this edition of whats new for developers, weve included app platforms, source code tools, AI and bot resources, frameworks, JavaScript resources, and much more. Much of whats on the list this month...
09:32 am GMT - Sun, November 6, 2016
Web Designer Depot Popular design news of the week: October 31, 2016 November 6, 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...
09:05 am GMT - Sat, November 5, 2016
Web Designer Depot Comics of the week #364
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, November 4, 2016
Web Designer Depot Zendesk releases a new logo
Were all familiar with the old Zendesk logo, right? The memorable image of the Buddha whos wearing a headset (melding old-fashioned mindfulness with modern-day tech) was an instantly recognizable logo...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, November 4, 2016
Web Designer Depot Poll: should CSS become more like a programming language?
Ive made no secret of my love for LESS. It was my first CSS pre-processor, and still my favorite, even as pragmatism pushes me towards SASS. The addition of variables, mixins, selector nesting, and ad...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Web Designer Depot All the best stuff for web designers announced at Adobe MAX
We’re seeing a lot of interesting competition to Adobe apps these days, but that hasn’t slowed Adobe down at all. (Are you taking notes, Apple?) At this year’s Adobe MAX conference, ...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, November 3, 2016
Web Designer Depot The evolution of political campaign logos
The most successful brands understand that knowing their audience and how to communicate with them is vital to their success. For better or worse, it often comes down to a simple logo. Weve all seen o...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Web Designer Depot All the best stuff for web designers announced at Adobe MAX
We’re seeing a lot of interesting competition to Adobe apps these days, but that hasn’t slowed Adobe down at all. (Are you taking notes, Apple?) At this year’s Adobe MAX conference, ...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, November 2, 2016
Web Designer Depot How to start a blog with Hostgator
Blogging is an incredibly rewarding experience; its one of the few times in life that you truly reap what you sow. Write a great post, and readers will find it, churn out the same old opinions as ever...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, November 1, 2016
Web Designer Depot Applying artistic facial effects to images on the fly
Ever wished you could add snapchat like effects on your images? Good news is, you actually don’t need extensive training or specific face detection skills to get started. All you need is Cloudin...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, October 31, 2016
Web Designer Depot Essential design trends, November 2016
Its time to break out of your (design) shell and try something bold. Larger-than-life bold techniques are the big theme this month as we look at three trends that incorporate items that make users loo...