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  • 26. September 2016 by colinMD

    2350+ Graphic Design Elements and Patterns (with E…

    Sick of wasting time looking for that perfect something to improve your artwork? Look no further! This Mighty Deal from Julia Dreams features more than 2350 graphic de…


  • 30. August 2016 by peter

    Essential design trends, August 2016

    Color and layers. This pair of design elements has been the driving force behind many of the year’s trends. While we haven’t seen anything take over, like flat des…


  • 16. August 2016 by peter

    What’s new for designers, August 2016

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included productivity apps, email marketing apps, UI kits, CMSs, startup resources, col…


  • 20. Juli 2016 by peter

    We teach clients the skills to do our job, and you…

    There are two types of design clients in the design world: Those with more money than time, and those with more time than money. The former usually prefer to take a ha…


  • 18. Juli 2016 by peter

    What’s new for designers, July 2016

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included productivity apps, email marketing apps, notetaking tools, CSS frameworks, UI …


  • 11. Juli 2016 by peter

    The best new portfolio sites, July 2016

    This month, we have the usual mix of minimalist sites, traditional-feeling sites, more than a few asymmetrical sites, and a couple of wildly experimental sites that lo…


  • 30. Juni 2016 by peter

    Facebook redesigns its “Like” button

    Those Facebook buttons that you just can’t live without because you’re always using them to engage with your friends and family, and the site’s content, have got…


  • 28. Juni 2016 by peter

    Essential design trends, June 2016

    Designers are changing the rules for web design, thanks to creative problem solving. Auto-play sound, mixing real and illustrated images and even layering logos on top…


  • 23. Juni 2016 by peter

    Are you solving the wrong problems?

    For the purposes of this article, we’ll define the wrong problems as ones whose solutions will help neither the business nor the customer, while wasting time and mon…


  • 21. Juni 2016 by peter

    Grab the new MacOS wallpaper

    MacOS 10.12 is out in beta. Early beta tests can be buggy though. If you want that fresh Mac feel on your current version without the risk—or on your PC for that mat…


  • 20. Juni 2016 by peter

    What’s new for designers, June 2016

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included new apps, JavaScript libraries, mobile dev tools, graphic design apps, bloggin…


  • 17. Juni 2016 by peter

    Google Fonts unveils huge redesign

    Google Fonts is the latest Google service that’s gotten a design makeover. The directory of free web fonts makes it a cinch for designers to customize fonts, share f…


  • 14. Juni 2016 by peter

    How to attract a never-ending supply of clients

    You’re not like everyone else. You enjoy the freedom that comes with working for yourself. You love that you’re in control of your future. But if something doesn…


  • 13. Juni 2016 by peter

    101 best free fonts of 2016, so far

    Today I’ve compiled a list of the best free fonts that have been released, or received a major update, since the start of the year. There’s plenty to get stuck int…


  • 7. Juni 2016 by peter

    Freelance mistakes you’ll probably make

    Working as a freelancer means that your business is all about you. You’re the sole person in charge of making the tough decisions. You’ll decide how to market your…


  • 6. Juni 2016 by peter

    The best new portfolio sites, June 2016

    This month brings a lot more minimalism of the aggressive, low-on-color variety. Well, in a way, it’s simpler. Even so, you’ll find that more than a few designers …


  • 2. Juni 2016 by peter

    Finding the right design solution for your client

    Have you ever been caught in a revision loop? Where you’re stuck in an endless cycle of revisions, edits and corrections? If you’ve gone through this, you know it…


  • 1. Juni 2016 by peter

    Essential design trends, May 2016

    Nothing catches your attention like a high-drama design. Big images, unusual use of common elements or whitespace and adventure-based gameplay are different ways to in…


  • 27. Mai 2016 by peter

    How WebGL is reinventing Flash’s legacy

    Do you remember all those projects with outstanding interactions, mind-blowing animations, and thrilling accompanying sound effects that resulted in an intensely immer…


  • 26. Mai 2016 by peter

    50 fresh resources designers, May 2016

    Here we are again with a huge selection of freebies for you to enjoy. Scroll down and you’ll find tons of amazing icons, texture effects, fonts, templates, and theme…


  • 23. Mai 2016 by peter

    How to drive UX with interactive storytelling

    In this design roundup, we’ve taken a special look at interactive storytelling: the way in which websites can pull you into their world and deliver their message thr…


  • 19. Mai 2016 by peter

    Blisk: the new browser built just for developers

    What sets apart Blisk from other browsers and makes it so developer-friendly is a pre-installed collection of popular devices in the emulator mode. This helps develope…


  • 19. Mai 2016 by peter

    Has the sidebar passed its use by date?

    In this day and age of new design trends, faster and faster website speeds, and mobile dominance, one classic page element is still sticking around, though many may ov…


  • 18. Mai 2016 by peter

    The best new portfolio sites, May 2016

    This month, we have lots of white space, minimalism, and absolutely no jokes related to the name of the month. Really, though. It feels like the bright colors of Sprin…


  • 14. Mai 2016 by peter

    Instagram’s new logo (is all right)

    There’s a process that we go through at least once a month in the design community.People seem to get quite worked up about it too. It doesn’t help that big compan…


  • 13. Mai 2016 by peter

    How to find clients who’ll fight for your attent…

    “How do I get more clients?” It’s a question most freelancers struggle with. It’s tough to attract great clients and predictable income when you’re just star…


  • 11. Mai 2016 by peter

    Do easy projects really exist?

    Has anyone ever tried to lure you into doing a project by telling you that it will be “easy”? Or, have you looked over the requirements of a potential project and …


  • 10. Mai 2016 by peter

    What’s new for designers, May 2016

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included website builders, new CMSs, CSS frameworks, pattern guides, color resources, e…


  • 5. Mai 2016 by peter

    How to design HTML5 games

    HTML5 and the term “cross platform” are buzz words, and for good reason. The technology works for smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Agencies love the con…


  • 3. Mai 2016 by peter

    Essential design trends, April 2016

    Website design sure does look happy these days. Maybe because Spring is in the air or maybe there’s just a good vibe going around. Either way, the trends in website …


  • 27. April 2016 by peter

    Take color inspiration from the masters

    Picking colors for a design, a piece of art, or a living room for that matter, has never been easy for a lot of us. Even the pros sometimes get lost in all of the pote…


  • 26. April 2016 by peter

    Online brand-building 101

    Too many times clients think that all they need to do is have a website made for them and then they can sit back and count the money as millions of visitors arrive at …


  • 25. April 2016 by peter

    60 fresh resources for designers, April 2016

    This month we have an appealing 3D text effect, an awesome flat emojis set, various UI kits for Sketch, a full Bootstrap 4 GUI pack, some amazing typefaces, a modern l…


  • 22. April 2016 by peter

    Using Atomic Design in modern web development

    If there’s anything I’ve learned working for a tech company, it’s that in order to build a website—a really amazing, beautiful and high-functioning website—a…


  • 20. April 2016 by peter

    Visual Studio Code reaches 1.0

    Microsoft knows how to keep eager developers waiting and waiting. For approximately one year, the company has kept its cross-platform text editor for developers in bet…


  • 18. April 2016 by peter

    Designing complex products

    You know that unsettling feeling when you’re half way through a project and you’re presenting design concepts? No major feedback, smiles across the table, heads no…


  • 14. April 2016 by peter

    Find inspiration in Radim Malinic’s Book of Idea…

    Compiled from years of experience of the diverse, exciting, complex, and engaging creative industry, Radim Malinic’s Book of Ideas is a compilation of everything he…


  • 13. April 2016 by peter

    Simple responsive one-page sites using Carrd

    “Simple, free, fully responsive one-page sites for pretty much anything.” That’s the entire premise of Carrd, and it delivers in a big way. Who is it for? If you…


  • 11. April 2016 by peter

    What’s new for designers, April 2016

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included productivity apps, static website builders, stock photo sources, community res…


  • 6. April 2016 by peter

    Microsoft debuts new Edge browser extensions

    Users who’ve been clamoring for new features in Microsoft’s Edge browser finally have reason to be excited: the company recently announced in a blog post that ther…


  • 5. April 2016 by peter

    The value of version control

    Whether you are a designer, a developer, or both, chances are high that you have several versions or instances of the same project on your computer at any one time. Th…


  • 4. April 2016 by peter

    The beginner’s guide to UX prototyping

    Prototyping, as a concept, has been around since before the Internet. Typically, people developing a new physical product would first build the thing, and make sure th…


  • 31. März 2016 by peter

    Creating stunning charts with AngularJS

    As citizens of the digital world, we are constantly flooded with data. From website analytics to our fitness tracker, data is all around us. As a result, for the front…


  • 30. März 2016 by peter

    Twitter finally opens up platform to the visually …

    Yesterday, Twitter announced on its blog that it’s making its images accessible for everyone. The motivation for the decision seems to be the company’s philosophy …


  • 21. März 2016 by peter

    Why every web designer should embrace site builder…

    The number of web designers who still look down their noses at website publishers (such as Squarespace, Wix, or Webydo) is unbelievable to me. Eye rolling, haughty chu…


  • 19. März 2016 by peter

    Webdesigner Depot Redesign (now with apps)

    After many months of hard work, this week we’ve unveiled our latest redesign… The last few years have seen an explosion in mobile use, and a huge diversification o…


  • 18. März 2016 by peter

    Building Trust with UX

    Trust occurs when our physical, emotional and logical responses combine into one confident, positive intuitive feeling. When we trust companies or brands, the feeling…


  • 18. März 2016 by peter

    Ad Wars: The Browser Strikes Back

    Ad blocking has become so prevalent on the Internet that a study from last year estimates that publishers will lose as much as $22 billion from this software. Their fe…


  • 17. März 2016 by peter

    Affinity apps finally make their way onto Windows

    In late 2014, Serif released Affinity Designer to the world. In early 2015, they followed that success with the release of Affinity Photo, the would-be Photoshop-kille…


  • 14. März 2016 by peter

    What’s New for Designers, March 2016

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included coding resources, drag and drop design tools, productivity apps, stock photo s…


  • 11. März 2016 by peter

    How to Choose an Accessible Typeface

    Inclusive design is a hot topic and choosing an accessible font for your website is important for all brands, not just public bodies and charities. But how can you tel…


  • 10. März 2016 by peter

    Adobe Muse CC Goes Responsive

    Last month Adobe released an update to Adobe Muse CC, a popular visual web design tool that allows you to create websites without code. This new, powerful tool is incl…


  • 9. März 2016 by peter

    50+ fresh resources for designers, March 2016

    This month’s roundup hand-picked from all across the web includes icons, design assets, illustrations, vector artwork, UI kits, some really cool code snippets, fonts…


  • 6. März 2016 by peter

    Combat Clutter to Boost Conversions

    When we design websites, we do so to get a message across to our audience. However, one of the biggest hurdles that we often have to overcome in order to get that mess…


  • 5. März 2016 by peter

    Sketch 3.6 Finally Introduces Functional Typograph…

    Mac-based typophiles rejoice! Bohemian Coding have smiled on you in the form of a new Sketch update. Where before there were inconsistent baselines and sadness, there …


  • 4. März 2016 by peter

    Classic Landing Page Mistakes You’re Probably St…

    So how do designers know what the best course of action is when it comes to landing page design? In general, your landing page should absolutely be as minimal as you c…


  • 1. März 2016 by peter

    How to avoid common UX traps

    If you’re involved in any aspect of a website build, it’s imperative that you avoid common UX problems, if you want to stay in your users’ good books. Let’s ta…


  • 29. Februar 2016 by peter

    Google challenges responsive best practice with Re…

    Since the advent of responsive web design, entrepreneurs, designers, hobbyists, prototyping startups, and design applications have been releasing tools to allow us to …


  • 26. Februar 2016 by peter

    Mega bundle: 92% off 57 hand-crafted fonts

    When it comes to fonts, you simply can’t have too many. Each typeface comes with its own distinct personality, and each one can be used to highlight different aspect…


  • 24. Februar 2016 by peter

    The moment I realized I wasn’t an “artist”…

    …and how it transformed my design career forever. I’m going to share with you one of the most profound moments in my professional career. My hope is that this litt…


  • 23. Februar 2016 by peter

    The Met’s New Logo Polarizes Opinion

    New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art—The Met, for short—has just redesigned its well-loved logo. The Museum has gone by a single letter since 1971, using a stra…


  • 22. Februar 2016 by peter

    Essential Design Trends, February 2016

    Looking for a website refresh and don’t know where to start? Some of the trendiest elements in web design right now are fun aesthetically and pretty easy to use. Add…


  • 18. Februar 2016 by peter

    Getting started with Flexbox grid systems

    So what’s going on with grid systems? I mean Flexbox is here. It’s ready, the browsers are (more or less) ready. It’s about time. We can vertically and horizonta…


  • 16. Februar 2016 by peter

    Designing for gestures

    With mobile becoming the platform of choice for more users these days, gestures are becoming more relevant than ever. Those little actions that enable interaction with…


  • 15. Februar 2016 by peter

    What’s New for Designers, February 2016

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included frameworks, code resources, UX and UI design tools, JavaScript resources, desi…


  • 13. Februar 2016 by peter

    How Slow is Too Slow in 2016?

    Most of the time, priorities are set on different aspects of digital marketing such as social media marketing, search engine optimization, and content marketing. Of co…


  • 12. Februar 2016 by peter

    Celebrity Culture in Web Design

    Every industry has its heroes and celebrities—well, we web designers don’t have anything like the powerhouse that is Brangelina, and none of us are naming our kids…


  • 12. Februar 2016 by peter

    Don’t design for mobile, design for mobility

    Rather than a focus on a specific device, designing for mobility is a broader approach to design; one that delivers value because it can be transmitted by any combinat…


  • 10. Februar 2016 by peter

    Giveaway: Win 1 of 2 Subscriptions to Adobe Creati…

    Thanks to Adobe, we have 2 one-year subscriptions for the full Creative Cloud plan (worth $49.99/month) to giveaway, so you can use the very latest Photoshop features …


  • 9. Februar 2016 by peter

    The Best New Portfolio Sites, February 2016

    It’s time to fall in love with all-new work, by all-new designers. Yes, I went there.Dig in, enjoy, and let us know which were your favorites. If you’ve got a port…


  • 6. Februar 2016 by peter

    Google redesigns Chrome browser for Material Desig…

    Material Design is Google’s design language that was announced by the company way back in June 2014. Google’s upcoming version of its popular Chrome browser will f…


  • 5. Februar 2016 by peter

    Design trends: Flat Design 2.0

    Flat design has taken the design world by storm in the few years it’s been around, but no design movement ever stays 100% pure to its roots and ideals. That’s exac…


  • 4. Februar 2016 by peter

    Uber Relaunches with a New Brand Identity

    Uber has relaunched its brand, with a new logo, identity, app icons, and site designs. One of the most well-known startups in the world, and not always for the right r…


  • 2. Februar 2016 by peter

    50+ fresh resources for designers, February 2016

    This month’s roundup comes with some amazing freebies for you to download and try out; including line icons, material design assets, gesture icons, mobile app presen…


  • 1. Februar 2016 by peter

    Interview: Adobe’s Stephen Nielson discusses the…

    Adobe Photoshop has been an essential part of designers’ toolboxes for over 25 years. Continually evolving, arguably it has undergone its biggest changes in the last…


  • 30. Januar 2016 by peter

    Essential Design Trends, January 2016

    Apps are everywhere. They have become an integral part of our daily lives thanks to the number of smartphones and wearable devices that we own.
    And because of th…


  • 28. Januar 2016 by peter

    8 more predictions for web design in 2016

    2015 witnessed a lot of changes and innovations, but 2016 has a lot more in store. With more people accessing the Internet via mobile devices than desktop computers, a…


  • 28. Januar 2016 by peter

    Illustrating the Web: deconstructing the trend

    Illustrations are taking over the Web. Designers are creating websites with everything from full-screen illustrations to hand-drawn divots that are used throughout pro…


  • 26. Januar 2016 by peter

    Essential navigation patterns in 2016

    To create a very credible reputation as a designer—and to be an in-demand designer—you have to master one of the most basic aspects of web design. That’s creatin…


  • 20. Januar 2016 by peter

    Prevent UX fails with smart design

    One thing that not enough designers focus on when designing websites is cutting down on user errors. That’s a pity because user errors have a direct impact on a site…