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  • 18. Dezember 2014 by peter

    3 tricks for adding texture to your text with CSS …

    CSS has introduced properties like background-clip and mask-image which you can use to create similar effects to those you’re creating in Photoshop. On top of that, …


  • 17. Dezember 2014 by peter

    Getting started with Foundation for apps

    So, there’s a new version of Foundation…Not long ago, we told you all about how to get started with Foundation 5. Now there’s a new version out; not “Foundatio…


  • 16. Dezember 2014 by Claudia Radau

    10+ Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web…

    We have undergone yet another one of our expeditions into the virtually vast and somewhat untamed wilderness that is the internet, to see what other business professio…


  • 15. Dezember 2014 by peter

    What’s new for designers, December 2014

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included new apps for design, frameworks and boilerplates, new mobile apps and design r…


  • 15. Dezember 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Easy Ways to Decline Working for Free

    In the graphic design business, if you’re good at it, you will surely be asked to donate your services, or to work for free. Nobody likes to work for free, that’s …


  • 13. Dezember 2014 by peter

    Giveaway: Win 1 Of 5 Copies Of The Awesome Nimva W…

    Nimva is a responsive, retina-ready WordPress theme, and thanks to this great contest you can win one of the five copies that we have to giveaway.Thanks to RockyThemes…


  • 11. Dezember 2014 by peter

    Accelerate your front-end website development with…

    I like static sites. To be more accurate, I like building them. There’s something pure about sitting there in front of your screen; it’s just you and your text edi…


  • 11. Dezember 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Photoshop Tutorials: Top 6 YouTube Channels to Wat…

    Of course, time is precious, and you can’t just keep searching endlessly for material to learn from. Here is where we come in to save the day. We managed to round up…


  • 9. Dezember 2014 by peter

    50 fantastic freebies for web designers, December …

    We’re back with yet another gargantuan collection of free resources to fill up your toolbox and keep you rolling out awesome work well into the new year.We’ve got …


  • 9. Dezember 2014 by Claudia Radau

    15 Fresh Web Development Tools

    Online presence no longer represents just an advantage. It is mandatory for any business’ success, so as to get the information they want before deciding for what pr…


  • 8. Dezember 2014 by peter

    16 places to get your photo books this holiday sea…

    Perusing your digital photos are great, but sometimes you just want something a little more tangible, something you can hold in your hands. Of course you can turn to g…


  • 8. Dezember 2014 by peter

    What’s new and exciting in WordPress 4.1

    The upcoming WordPress 4.1 release is going to pass the release candidate mark, so we now have an opportunity to look closer at the forthcoming features. Those feature…


  • 4. Dezember 2014 by peter

    Addictive online game gives you a whole new perspe…

    Ever wondered what the world looks like from above? The team at Quartz have, and they found themselves surprised. So surprised in fact that they’ve created an addict…


  • 4. Dezember 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Dirty Car Art by Scott Wade

    Scott Wade loves to get dirty and make art. Literally, he does art in dirt. Well, on dirty cars, but you get the point of it. Music and art has always been a part of S…


  • 3. Dezember 2014 by peter

    Is The Grid a better web designer than you?

    Unless you’ve developed the enviable skill of ignoring adverts on Twitter, you can’t have failed to notice The Grid, a new service promising “AI websites that de…


  • 3. Dezember 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Deal of the Week: Easy Peasy Photoshop Actions –…

    I have to say that this is one of my favorite deals from Inky Deals. These guys are launching some kick-ass products! I’m sure that by now you already noticed that t…


  • 2. Dezember 2014 by peter

    The best free WordPress plugins for December 2014

    If this is the season of giving, then we’re in luck. The WordPress community has been giving us free plugins aplenty. Why wait for the end of December when you can h…


  • 2. Dezember 2014 by Claudia Radau

    11 Most Creative Loading bar Designs

    Progress bars are a part of our life whether we like it or not. So why not make something out of it? Well you aren’t the only one that asked this question – design…


  • 27. November 2014 by peter

    Exclusive: Fontspiration is a free app for typophi…

    If you love typefaces as much as we do, then you’ll love this brand new typography app that has just been released; Fontspiration is a cool app for iOS boasting two …


  • 26. November 2014 by colin

    Modern Motivational Posters – only $22!

    Motivation is the key to just about everything in life. While old motivational posters with cute kittens hanging from trees used to help get the job done, these days t…


  • 25. November 2014 by peter

    25+ resources for succeeding with HTML5 canvas

    In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple years, the canvas element in the HTML5 specification is fairly simple to understand. Basically, it’s a …


  • 25. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Deal of the Day: The Colossal Bundle – $32,518 w…

    Like I promised, I came back with deal of the day from our sister website, Inky Deals. Inky’s Colossal Bundle is back and it’s even bigger than ever! Since Black F…


  • 25. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Colorful Illustrations by Carlos Lerma

    Carlos Lerma is an incredibly talented illustrator and designer. He has over ten years of experience in the field and he is trying to amaze us, one day at a time. Base…


  • 25. November 2014 by colin

    80 Hi-Res Logo Mockups from Zippy Pixels – o…

    As a graphic designer, you likely spend a fair amount of time designing and presenting logo designs to your clients. With a logo being so important for brand identity,…


  • 24. November 2014 by peter

    The ultimate guide to getting started with Foundat…

    Foundation is one of the two big-name HTML/CSS/JS frameworks for front-end developers. That didn’t happen by accident. Today, we’re here to tell you all about why …


  • 24. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Designious’ Killer Black Friday: Get Any Product…

    Looking for some incredible prices on premium vector graphics? Designious.com is having an incredible Black Friday Discount with 50% off any product available on their…


  • 24. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    A Special Black Friday Gift for You from Inky Deal…

    With this message, the team behind InkyDeals would like to take the opportunity and declare the Black Friday Week officially open! And since everything’s online, you…


  • 24. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    9 unusual and creative sculptures and statues

    Sculpting is an art that has defined us from the dawn of humanity. We slowly started polishing stone, marble, ceramic and wood creating beautiful, staggering pieces of…


  • 21. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Freebie of the Week: XmasZilla – The Super Premi…

    A couple of days ago, our sister website Inky Deals launched XmasZilla – The Super Premium Winter Elements Set containing pretty much all the resources you could pos…


  • 21. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Top 8 error pages that keeps visitors on your site

    Well, this time, we decided to compile a list of 8 error pages that will surely keep visitors on your site. Don’t believe us? Take a look down below.


  • 20. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Design Inspiration: 8 Best Web Design Galleries

    Inspiration hits you when you don’t expect it. That is why we, creative professionals, have to constantly be in a medium that inspires us. Everyone gets their inspir…


  • 20. November 2014 by peter

    8 proven techniques that build trust in your websi…

    The internet can be a worrisome place. Whether you are just browsing the web, or you go online to make purchases, people are leery about everything they do on the web.…


  • 19. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Freelance Web Developer vs. Web Development Firm

    Both parties have pros and cons, it gets to the point that both have obvious flaws, and tremendous advantages over the other. What are you willing to sacrifice to go f…


  • 19. November 2014 by peter

    The ultimate guide to design meetings

    The basic idea of a meeting is simple: it’s when two or more people get together to discuss one or multiple topics. It can be in a formal or informal setting. It can…


  • 18. November 2014 by colin

    Optimize Your Mac with CleanMyMac 2 – Two li…

    If your Mac’s running a bit sluggish lately, chances are there are a ton of unused and unnecessary files slowing things down. What you need is a quick and easy w…


  • 18. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    4 JavaScript Experts Pick Their Favorites

    JavaScript does not really need a whole lot of introduction. In today’s article, we will be showing you a few websites that experts Jack Franklin, Ray Bango, Ady Osm…


  • 17. November 2014 by peter

    Webdesigner Depot gets a redesign

    A few days ago, on November 11th, we celebrated our 6th birthday here on WDD by revealing our latest redesign.If you visit often, you should easily notice most of the …


  • 17. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    10 Simple Steps for a Successful Newsletter

    Newsletters are an excellent way of reaching out to people who are already familiar with your services. They provide you with a way to create a connection with custome…


  • 13. November 2014 by peter

    6 simple rules for designing mobile websites

    It is projected by ComScore the by the end of 2014, around 1.75 billion people worldwide will use smartphones regularly. That means that those who’ll be the first to…


  • 13. November 2014 by colin

    260+ Artistic Photoshop Brushes from Layerform …

    If you’re looking to change things up in your designs, one option to consider is using a new Photoshop Brush. In the case of this Mighty deal from Layerform, how…


  • 12. November 2014 by peter

    What’s new for designers, November 2014

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included new apps for design, frameworks and boilerplates, new mobile apps, new jQuery …


  • 11. November 2014 by colin

    2,000 Unique Icons (5 different icon sets) –…

    Need a few good icons? How about 2,000 of them? That’s what you’ll get with this fantastic Icon Bundle composed of 5 professional, high-quality icon sets. …


  • 11. November 2014 by Naaz

    Free Vector – Download Mega Illustration Pack fo…

    Hello, guys! Today we have an awesome free vector pack, courtesy of our friends at DesignShock and especially for desigsmag visitors. They have created a huge bundle o…


  • 10. November 2014 by peter

    Manage your invoicing for free with Hiveage

    One of the biggest challenges freelancers face is getting the ‘business stuff’ right. Far too many freelance careers have tanked because a supremely talented desig…


  • 7. November 2014 by peter

    Adobe releases Brackets 1.0 for elegant front-end …

    If you’re a front-end coder,you may well have been stunned yesterday, by Adobe’s latest release:Brackets.Stunned that is, because you’ve probably been using it f…


  • 7. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Artist of the Week: Sculptural book art by Brian D…

    You can call Brian Dettmer a marvelous sculptor, a one of a kind artist, a genius of the highest level, but I think book worm fits him best. For the past decade or so,…


  • 6. November 2014 by peter

    Competition: Win 1 of 3 platinum subscriptions to …

    123ContactForm is a flexible solution to building forms for the web, and thanks to this competition 3 lucky winners will win platinum subscription access for 6 months.…


  • 5. November 2014 by Claudia Radau

    Deal of the Week: Inky’s Colossal Birthday Bundl…

    We recently celebrated with our sister website, Inky Deals, Inky’s third birthday and we had a blast! Our little blob is all grown up now. As a thank you, and to sho…


  • 4. November 2014 by peter

    The best free WordPress plugins for November 2014

    Now that Halloween season is ending, it’s time to think about what really matters. I’m talking about WordPress plugins; though family, friends and two-to-three mon…


  • 4. November 2014 by colin

    The Good Creative (audiobook + eBook) – only…

    Full of ideas but not exactly sure where to start? Yeah, creative-minded people are just overflowing with ideas, but sometimes organizing all that into a career can be…


  • 30. Oktober 2014 by peter

    Why your clients don’t care about their users, a…

    We have all been there haven’t we? The meeting where the client asks you to subscribe users to their newsletter without their permission. Or when they insist on addi…


  • 29. Oktober 2014 by colin

    9 Classic, Vintage, Retro, Grunge Fonts – on…

    If you’re looking to get your hands on a slew of new fonts, have we got the Mighty Deal for you. This large collection of custom typefaces from Cruzine includes …


  • 29. Oktober 2014 by peter

    50 fantastic freebies for web designers, October 2…

    We’re back with another fresh set of freebies for your delectation. This month we’ve included trendy fonts, icon packs, useful JS and jQuery plugins, plus some oth…


  • 28. Oktober 2014 by colin

    Colossal Vintage Design Bundle (worth $600) –…

    Talk about bang for your buck! This here Mighty Deal’s so humongous, so gigantic, so utterly massive, that you may need to rent a storage locker to house it all!…


  • 28. Oktober 2014 by peter

    What web designers can learn from Google’s Mater…

    Material Design is Google’s new visual design language. It was introduced at the 2014 I/O Conference in June, and it’s beginning to find real traction in all areas…


  • 24. Oktober 2014 by peter

    The secret of grid layouts, and the mistake you’…

    I mentioned the “Swiss School” and “the grid” layout in another article and while most comments were positive about the article, there were a number of people …


  • 23. Oktober 2014 by Bogdan Rancea

    WordPress News, Tips, Tutorials: September 2014

    So many new and interesting things have happened in the WordPress community within the past days: WordPress 4.0 was released, we noticed a lot of buzz around the Revol…


  • 22. Oktober 2014 by peter

    What’s new for designers, October 2014

    The October edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, content management systems, iOS apps, email resources, social media tools, …


  • 21. Oktober 2014 by peter

    How to use UI design patterns

    Design patterns are optimal solutions to common design problems. As common problems are tossed around a community and are resolved, common solutions often emerge. Even…


  • 20. Oktober 2014 by peter

    3 fundamentals of responsive design you have to ma…

    So how do you ensure your website displays correctly across device types and screen sizes?The solution was first proposed by Ethan Marcotte, when he explored ways to m…


  • 17. Oktober 2014 by peter

    Perfect your calls to action with the right words

    Words are hugely powerful. They are what mostly make up the Web. Without copy the Web would be nothing. Yet in many design projects words are seen as an afterthought w…


  • 16. Oktober 2014 by peter

    How to take your WordPress sites to the next level…

    Custom post types are one of the key elements you should grasp if you want to create flexible, professional-grade, WordPress sites.What custom post types do is allow y…


  • 15. Oktober 2014 by peter

    The easy way to future-proof your web design skill…

    Today, web designers are amongst the list of professionals who are working with the constant threat of being automated and replaced. Luckily for us though, despite pre…


  • 15. Oktober 2014 by colin

    8 Popular Texture Collections from Offset – …

    We can all use a little texture in our lives, right? Then say hello to the Ultimate Textures Bundle! This fantastic Mighty Deal from Offset includes 8 popular texture …


  • 13. Oktober 2014 by peter

    How to draw beautiful things in the browser

    Beautiful code is a joy to write, but it is difficult to share that joy with other programmers, not to mention with non-programmers. In my freetime between my day job …


  • 8. Oktober 2014 by peter

    The web designer’s guide to social media

    With an overwhelming number of new and unique social networks entering the market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay focused, or even gain a significant be…


  • 7. Oktober 2014 by peter

    The secret to surviving an unresponsive client

    Picture this: a client calls you; she is super excited, telling you about that amazing project she needs you to design. She heard from a mutual friend that you’re th…


  • 6. Oktober 2014 by peter

    Why you must use empathy effectively in UX design

    Empathy arguably underpins user experience design more than anything else. Without it, we would all essentially be flying blind, lacking any clues as to what our users…


  • 5. Oktober 2014 by peter

    Free download: iPhone and Apple Watch vector mocku…

    Designed by the awesome team over at Freepik.com, these iPhone and Apple Watch mockups are free to download for WebdesignerDepot readers, and are perfect for updating …


  • 2. Oktober 2014 by peter

    The ultimate guide to Bootstrap

    Bootstrap is a powerful, mobile-first, responsive, front-end framework that’s built with CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. It offers a ton of advantages over starting from …


  • 1. Oktober 2014 by peter

    How to build websites fast, with the rapid prototy…

    Startups are notorious for bringing an idea from a concept to a finalized product fast.While there’s certainly something to be said for taking our time and doing in …


  • 29. September 2014 by peter

    The best free WordPress plugins for October 2014

    Good news, everyone! We’re back with another list of small but useful utilities, plugins that can completely transform the purpose of a WordPress install, and others…


  • 28. September 2014 by peter

    How to transform design limitations into design su…

    Think of design as a road map for consumers, taking them where you want them to go. Design makes an efficient way to get across the message and still make it pretty.Th…


  • 27. September 2014 by peter

    50 fantastic freebies for web designers, September…

    The Web is always being renewed, as old sites die out and new ones spring up. Even established sites need a fresh lick of paint sometimes, and never is there a better …


  • 25. September 2014 by peter

    The freelancer’s guide to outsourcing

    When I quit my job 7 years ago to go freelance as a web designer, I thought I was finally free. But what I soon realized was I actually didn’t have nearly as much fr…


  • 23. September 2014 by peter

    19 coffee shop themes for WordPress

    Here we look at 25 great options for creating a WordPress website using a theme designed just for coffee shops, café’s or coffee lovers. What’s in a theme? With s…


  • 22. September 2014 by peter

    3 common WordPress errors, plus how you can fix th…

    Smashing your desk in frustration? Is an annoying error causing you to fall out of love with WordPress?It’s a wonderful platform both for blogging and CMS, but no so…


  • 18. September 2014 by peter

    Simple ways to implement infinite scrolling on you…

    Infinite scrolling embodies one of the ideal attributes of any good design: people can use it without thinking about it.Once you’ve encountered it a couple of times,…


  • 16. September 2014 by peter

    The end of the pretentious designer

    There’s a problem in the design world. It’s not a problem of the magnitude of wage inequality, discrimination in the workplace, or child labor, but it’s a proble…


  • 15. September 2014 by peter

    What’s new for designers, September 2014

    The September edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, CSS tools, software, email templates, inspiration resources, productivity…