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  • 1. September 2015 by peter

    The quick guide to getting started with Ghost

    You’ve probably heard of Ghost, the new-ish blogging platform that’s taken the blogging world by storm; it’s simple, it’s sleek, it’s sexy; it’s got that l…


  • 28. August 2015 by peter

    30+ impactful black and white websites

    Color is one of the most significant elements of any design. It creates emotion, guides us through an interface, and reinforces a brand.Mostly white design is minimal …


  • 28. August 2015 by peter

    25+ fresh tools for web design

    Recent months have brought a lot of great stuff for designers at every skill level.We’ve got tools for designing websites. Some of them try to create a sort of hybri…


  • 25. August 2015 by peter

    The 1 rule all designers should live by

    When Thomas Heatherwick’s 2012 Olympic cauldron unfolded its 204 petals on a warm summer’s evening in London during the opening ceremony, many gasped in awe. It ca…


  • 24. August 2015 by peter

    The UX case against the home button

    For years, the “home” button has provided a compass rose, the north star, a navigator’s ability to regroup to the familiar comfort of the homepage no matter how …


  • 22. August 2015 by peter

    7 more questions asked by noob designers

    Back in 2012, I wrote an article entitled 7 Questions Asked by Noob Designers, Answered. A lot has changed in the past three years in the design world, so I thought it…


  • 21. August 2015 by peter

    An architect’s approach to UX journeys

    In both architectural design and UX design, the hypothesis is that a user has an end goal in mind. For both the architect and the UX designer, their job is to design a…


  • 20. August 2015 by peter

    Graphic Stock offer free, unlimited downloads for …

    If you’re a designer, whether you’re a freelancer, or small business, then you know exactly how expensive stock images can be.So if you too would like to find a wa…


  • 20. August 2015 by peter

    The state of responsive images in 2015

    The aim of responsive images is not to deliver a higher quality image to screens that can display it (which we can do easily), the aim is to deliver the highest qualit…


  • 17. August 2015 by peter

    Progressive design for the modern web

    Good responsive web design, by its nature, goes unnoticed to those consuming content online. So when someone asks for a new website, they’re often completely unaware…


  • 13. August 2015 by peter

    Bigstock delivers high-quality, affordable stock i…

    If you’re on the lookout for awesome stock images, then you should check out Bigstock. As one of the world’s leading royalty-free stock image communities, Bigstock…


  • 11. August 2015 by peter

    Do hamburger menus work on desktop sites?

    We have mobile devices and their designers and developers to thank for the hamburger menu and its increasing popularity. Now however, more and more desktop sites are a…


  • 10. August 2015 by peter

    What’s new for designers, August 2015

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of marketing resources, startup resources, educational tools, email tools…


  • 9. August 2015 by peter

    Why websites should all be using video

    Video continues to grow in popularity as a provocative way to share information online. When it comes to promoting and selling products or services, a video — or a s…


  • 7. August 2015 by peter

    The practical guide to web design workflow

    As a web designer who’s part of a larger web development team, it’s common that you have to juggle a lot of tasks simultaneously.With a good workflow set up and wi…


  • 5. August 2015 by peter

    Adobe Stock: shaking up the stock content market

    Adobe Stock has introduced a stock content service that’s directly integrated into creative tools and workflows.Approximately 85% of creatives who buy stock use Adob…


  • 4. August 2015 by peter

    6 ways to harness social media for your brand

    Social media has become a constant in modern daily life. By now it’s not uncommon for grandparents to have their own profiles on Facebook. This means that marketing …


  • 3. August 2015 by peter

    7 lessons Game of Thrones offers designers

    Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire book series, has captivated audiences for five seasons now, with a sixth already in production. T…


  • 2. August 2015 by peter

    4 ways Windows 10 will impact web design

    Windows 10 is now available and it’s the final ever version of Windows. From this point on, Microsoft will cease major version releases and adopt the frequent update…


  • 1. August 2015 by peter

    50 incredible freebies for web designers, July 201…

    If you find yourself lacking inspiration, what you need is our monthly resources delivery! It’s packed with multiple design and development options for you to choose…


  • 30. Juli 2015 by peter

    Grab 90% off stock images from Depositphotos

    We all need stock photos from time to time. Even when a client’s budget stretches to original photography, sometimes it’s impossible to capture that perfect shot; …


  • 29. Juli 2015 by peter

    Sub-branding vs. brand fragmentation, which should…

    Designers commonly offer numerous services and products, from straight design consultation, to side-projects, and apps. But are you one organization or many? How simil…


  • 27. Juli 2015 by peter

    The quick guide to speeding up your websites

    Speed is usability.To say it more accurately, website speed is a major part of usability. The most intuitive interface ever created by the mind of man will do you no g…


  • 23. Juli 2015 by peter

    How to develop the perfect web skillset

    Understanding the true value of the work we do is one of the first lessons many of us learn. Turning away spec work, focusing on growing the skills that are important …


  • 23. Juli 2015 by peter

    6 tips for successful design critiques

    Few things are more stressful than a design critique. From that pressure, though, comes new viewpoints, action items, and an overall tighter product.I believe a succes…


  • 23. Juli 2015 by peter

    Interview: Macaw’s Tom Giannattasio talks Scarle…

    Macaw is one of a new breed of web design tools. It’s one of the first design applications capable of generating clean code, and is endorsed by numerous industry fig…


  • 20. Juli 2015 by peter

    The ultimate guide to designing landing pages that…

    Landing pages are pages that are designed specifically to accomplish conversion goals. Occasionally, a home page functions as a landing page (though some would argue t…


  • 18. Juli 2015 by peter

    30+ websites that prove parallax isn’t dead

    Parallax scrolling is defined as a site on which the background image scrolls faster than the foreground, creating the impression of depth. That rigid definition is at…


  • 16. Juli 2015 by peter

    How to drive UX with AJAX

    With mobile internet usage eclipsing desktop-based web browsing, it’s more important than ever for websites to be built with an emphasis on speedy page loads and flu…


  • 15. Juli 2015 by peter

    The ultimate beginner’s guide to e-commerce

    Ok, here is the scenario: you’ve developed a brand-new product or created an extremely useful service that’s ready to be shared with the world. But there is just o…


  • 13. Juli 2015 by peter

    What’s new for designers, July 2015

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of design apps, startup resources, photo editing apps, email tools, image…


  • 13. Juli 2015 by Claudia Radau

    Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Summer…

    In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a funny, cartoon character, using basic shapes and how to transform it in a vector.


  • 13. Juli 2015 by Claudia Radau

    Giveaway: Enter to win 5 x Adobe Creative Cloud Fr…

    We are happy to announce another massive giveaway from Inky Deals: Win 5 x Full membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Free FOR LIFE!


  • 13. Juli 2015 by peter

    Are your websites too slow?

    Once upon a time, Tim Berners-Lee and a few other very smart people made the Web. They looked upon what they had made, and saw that it was okay; but they would fix it …


  • 9. Juli 2015 by peter

    Serif releases Affinity Photo

    Today, Serif launches Affinity Photo, the highly anticipated companion app to 2014’s Affinity Designer. Whilst Affinity Designer was aimed at vector artwork, Affinit…


  • 9. Juli 2015 by peter

    verything you need to know about the long-scrollin…

    Long-scrolling pages are at the heart of the above the fold vs. there is no fold debate. For a while, designers and marketers thought that your most important content …


  • 8. Juli 2015 by peter

    Google unveils Material Design Lite

    Yesterday Google announced the release of Material Design Lite. Not, as the name might imply, a streamlined version of Material Design; rather, a framework for easily …


  • 6. Juli 2015 by peter

    7 secrets for enhancing UX with micro-interactions

    Knowing that we all judge a book by its cover, smart designers create catchy and practical interfaces. Potential users may be hooked, but how do you reel them all the …


  • 6. Juli 2015 by peter

    9 reasons you should never use a CMS

    A CMS offers many advantages to designers, developers and content managers for rapid development and somewhat simple access to advanced features. But it is time that w…


  • 5. Juli 2015 by peter

    How to transform user experience into UX design

    Usability testing doesn’t have to be complicated. There are dozens of options for a design team that wants to remotely test their solutions. To prove that, we’ve r…


  • 2. Juli 2015 by peter

    Facebook reveals new logo

    Yesterday, Christophe Tauziet, a product designer at Facebook, shared a shot of the new Facebook logo.Reportedly designed by Facebook’s in-house team in collaboratio…


  • 1. Juli 2015 by peter

    Is it time you opened a design agency?

    You’ve been busting your ass for years as a freelance designer, taking projects as they come, performing every role required for a successful business: producer, CEO…


  • 29. Juni 2015 by peter

    50+ incredible freebies for web designers, June 20…

    New projects are being released all the time that make us excited, curious, inspired and sometimes a little bit jealous. Today we continue our monthly series of the ve…


  • 26. Juni 2015 by peter

    How to design for multiple languages

    The Internet isn’t all in English. I mean, I know this. You know this. But unless you actually have to stop and think about building a website in more than one langu…


  • 25. Juni 2015 by peter

    Free download: Chalk vector elements

    All the time freelance web designers spend in coffee shops was bound to rub off sooner or later; whether it’s the hipster style aesthetic, or the dramatic scale they…


  • 24. Juni 2015 by peter

    Responsive design is failing mobile UX

    It’s no longer enough to simply make sure your web content fits on a small screen. Google reinforced this precedent by updating its algorithm to emphasize the import…


  • 23. Juni 2015 by peter

    What is a full-stack designer, and should you be o…

    Titles are important, there’s no doubt about it. But only because they represent (albeit, poorly) the skills we possess. When it comes down to it, investing the time…


  • 22. Juni 2015 by peter

    60+ best free fonts, Summer 2015

    2015 continues to be a fantastic year for fonts. Type designers are increasingly prolific and there’s a new design for every possible project, often completely free,…


  • 19. Juni 2015 by peter

    Free download: Font bundle featuring 17 incredible…

    The only thing we love more than a good font, is a good free font. So we’ve combed the Web for some of our favorite free fonts, and gathered them here in a single do…


  • 19. Juni 2015 by peter

    Elegant Themes unveil the revamped Divi theme

    Divi is more than just another WordPress theme. Designed and built by Elegant Themes, Divi is a complete theme builder, enabling you to create unique designs for WordP…


  • 17. Juni 2015 by peter

    Adobe releases major Creative Cloud update

    Adobe have just rolled out a major update to their Creative Cloud suite of design tools. In addition to the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements, all 15 primar…


  • 15. Juni 2015 by colin

    Ultimate Bundle from PhotographyPlanet (3,300 + ac…

    If photos are your game, then this Mighty Deal from PhotographyPla.net has your name written all over it! The Ultimate Photography Bundle features 1000+ Lightroom pres…


  • 15. Juni 2015 by peter

    How to write compelling copy for the Web

    Have you ever heard the saying “web design is 95% typography”? If you have, it’s with good reason: it’s 100% true, the majority of what you’ll encounter on t…


  • 14. Juni 2015 by peter

    What’s new for designers, June 2015

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of podcasts, design resource directories, lots of web apps, inspiration s…


  • 12. Juni 2015 by peter

    4 essential elements of successful UX design

    When you consider the success stories of the internet age, you could be forgiven for believing that luck has been the deciding factor. Amazon, for example, is a retail…


  • 10. Juni 2015 by peter

    How to export SVG patterns

    It used to be that you could just whack out a tileable image as a gif or jpg at 72dpi and tile it with CSS. It’s a common practice amongst web designers, and has bee…


  • 9. Juni 2015 by peter

    Safari 9: Everything web designers need to know no…

    Yesterday’s keynote at the Apple WWDC featured two new OS. The new MacOS is named El Capitan after a rock formation in Yosemite (which has been taken by most comment…


  • 8. Juni 2015 by peter

    How to design social media buttons that work

    Social media is the key to any website’s popularity. Taking advantage of the psychological phenomenon known as social proof, social shares greatly influence whether …


  • 8. Juni 2015 by Claudia Radau

    Goal Planning and How to Make it Work

    Everybody has dreams, but most of us don’t have clear and measurable goals to work towards. Writing them down is a key to success and regularly seeing them will appa…


  • 7. Juni 2015 by peter

    How to perfect UX with design affordances

    Affordances in design are important to usability and function. They’re one of the components of design that have to come together to provide an impeccable user exper…


  • 4. Juni 2015 by peter

    How to make WordPress images responsive

    WordPress is a really powerful platform. Making a responsive theme and integrating it is pretty easy once you know the basics of theming. Responsive images, on the oth…


  • 4. Juni 2015 by Claudia Radau

    Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: How to Draw Characters

    In this tutorial, you can follow step by step the process of creating a female character. From rough sketch to a finished, vector illustration. You can find out, which…


  • 3. Juni 2015 by peter

    Aol.com redesigns mobile-first

    Aol.’s homepage redesign, unveiled today, is aimed squarely at the mobile market. VentureBeat reports that nearly a third of Aol.’s traffic comes from mobile devic…


  • 2. Juni 2015 by peter

    101 best free logo fonts

    There are hundreds of vibrant and varied options for free logotype fonts. In this collection we’ve gathered together 101 of the best free logo font options out there…


  • 1. Juni 2015 by peter

    50+ incredible freebies for web designers, May 201…

    Every month we collect together the best free resources for web designers and developers, and this month there truly is something for everyone; we’ve got great icons…


  • 29. Mai 2015 by peter

    6 pro secrets for portfolio headlines that convert

    I’ve noticed something: the best designers are often the worst salesmen. But if you work hard to refine your craft, to become the best designer you can, to send ripp…


  • 28. Mai 2015 by peter

    Hotjar offers free analytics for everyone

    Last month Hotjar exited its beta-phase and finally became available for anyone to check out. Hotjar is an advanced analytics suite that enables designers to examine u…


  • 26. Mai 2015 by peter

    2 essential rules for working with remote clients

    As a designer, you might go through school or online training with the expectation of working face to face with your clients. While this is usually the case, especiall…


  • 25. Mai 2015 by peter

    The ultimate guide to Web animation

    Animation is one of humanity’s life-long dreams (if some historians are to be believed). The theory begins with cave paintings: In some cave paintings, it’s common…


  • 25. Mai 2015 by peter

    13 crazy freelancing myths debunked

    A lot of designers have wild misconceptions about freelancing and what it’s actually like. Despite what many people think, it’s not all fun and games and working i…


  • 24. Mai 2015 by peter

    3 key lessons for websites that work

    Almost every web design story has three main actors. Each of them occupies a particular place in the story, and each has different motivations and expectations. These …


  • 22. Mai 2015 by peter

    How we redesigned Yelp’s UX with remote usabilit…

    Usability testing, with real users, is one of the key areas that too many web designers skip. Often, there is little money in the budget for tests, but remote usabilit…


  • 21. Mai 2015 by Tony

    Your Right Hand Man for Web Analytics and Feedback…

    Gathering the right metrics and the most meaningful user feedback for your website is no easy task, and many of the top sites in the world have even gotten it wrong. W…


  • 20. Mai 2015 by peter

    Boosting conversions: 11 experts share their secre…

    As web designers, we are always trying to create websites that leave a lasting impression. Yet in today’s world, websites have evolved from digital brochures into fu…


  • 18. Mai 2015 by peter

    How to successfully combine typefaces

    Combining typefaces is one of the most challenging skills for a designer to master. Setting two fonts together in the same design brings out unexpected flavors in them…


  • 18. Mai 2015 by Claudia Radau

    What You Need to Know About Brand Identity

    Consumers face a dizzying array of choices. That’s why companies try to build remarkable brands, building a vision that’s aligned with business strategy. Check thi…


  • 16. Mai 2015 by peter

    1 simple trick that will boost your website conver…

    Websites these days are taking hero images to the next level, embracing mega-images that fill whole screens. Sites ranging from ecommerce stores, to political sites, t…


  • 13. Mai 2015 by peter

    What’s new for designers, May 2015

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included lots of podcasts, design resource directories, lots of web apps, learning reso…


  • 9. Mai 2015 by peter

    Designing patterns: the biggest web trend of 2015 …

    2015 has inherited a lot of trends from previous years, there’s been a steady evolution of ideas — Flat Design into Material Design for example — but nothing as …


  • 8. Mai 2015 by peter

    Infographic: The history of Photoshop

    Photoshop has its critics, especially within the web design industry, who feel that Photoshop doesn’t offer a flexible enough workflow for responsive design. Other d…