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  • 22. Juli 2014 by peter

    AddThis Pro introduces new pro tools for website o…

    You’ll have seen AddThis on any number of sites, including this one where we’re currently testing it out, and the company are now releasing AddThis Pro, an enhance…


  • 21. Juli 2014 by peter

    How to design for mobile devices, when you don’t…

    Once upon a time, about an hour away from where I currently live, worked a web designer who loved his Photoshop comps and fixed-width layouts. And well, I don’t want…


  • 19. Juli 2014 by peter

    Free download: 100 repeating vector patterns from …

    We all love flat design, but ‘flat’ doesn’t have to mean boring! If you’d like to enhance your projects with some of the coolest repeating patterns around then…


  • 18. Juli 2014 by peter

    50 fantastic freebies for web designers, July 2014

    Today we continue our monthly series of the very best free resources for web designers with a collection that includes cool scripts, awesome fonts, great ideas, and mu…


  • 18. Juli 2014 by TBYtutorials

    Explosions For 3D Designers

    Learn how to design explosions with smoke in 3ds Max. Use FumeFX and Particle Flow to make very realistic explosion simulations.


  • 16. Juli 2014 by peter

    The 10 commandments of documentation

    Toyota is well-known as the most efficient organization on the planet outside of the human body, and one of their philosophies is to avoid documentation. Instead of ma…


  • 15. Juli 2014 by peter

    How to get started with next-generation website pr…

    Recently I’ve become increasingly frustrated with the current toolset and accepted practices for creating UI and UX ‘deliverables’.These tools are reductive, lim…


  • 15. Juli 2014 by Bogdan Rancea

    AngularJS for absolute beginners

    Let’s face it, writing web applications is hard. Battling to make a functional front-end is one of the biggest pain points. AngularJS eases this pain. The learni…


  • 14. Juli 2014 by peter

    The secret to designing website layouts without CS…

    If you have been designing for the Web at all over the past decade you are undoubtedly familiar with the CSS float property. Since the industry (thankfully) adopted th…


  • 10. Juli 2014 by peter

    What’s new for designers, July 2014

    The July edition of what’s new for web designers includes new web apps, frameworks, grid systems, game platforms, inspirational resources, Photoshop plugins, text ed…


  • 8. Juli 2014 by peter

    How to optimize your website’s landing page for …

    The mobile revolution is the single biggest change in the Web’s short history. The only question is whether smart phone and tablet users will make up more than half …


  • 8. Juli 2014 by Bogdan Rancea

    How to Create an Abstract Mosaic Background in Pho…

    Learn how to use filters, smart objects and adjustment layers in Photoshop to convert a photograph into a unique abstract mosaic effect. Perfect for making custom wall…


  • 8. Juli 2014 by peter

    7 simple ways to achieve a user-centered website

    Designers should be obsessed by designing with the user in mind at all times.User-centered web design is defined as the objective of designing to increase the usefulne…


  • 6. Juli 2014 by peter

    Disney film posters get the flat design treatment

    Flat design gets everywhere these days. Websites, logos, and now film posters.Seen on DeviantART, French artist Citron Vert uses negative space and simple color palett…


  • 6. Juli 2014 by TBYtutorials

    SWF Clock Animation

    Sync your computers clock with this simple SWF clock animation. An Adobe Flash tutorial.


  • 5. Juli 2014 by peter

    15 CSS blend modes that will supercharge your imag…

    One of the most invaluable features of Photoshop—arguably, the feature that powered it ahead of its competition—is blend modes. Blend modes take two pixels laid on…


  • 4. Juli 2014 by Bogdan Rancea

    20 new and free infographic kits & templates

    Clever graphic designer always keep some infographic kits and elements handy. Why? Because infographics – even though not that popular as they were two years ago –…


  • 4. Juli 2014 by Bogdan Rancea

    How to Create an SVG Infographic

    With SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) in a design, you have lots of opportunities: SVG is a resolution-independent graphical format which means that you don’t have to …


  • 3. Juli 2014 by Bogdan Rancea

    Tips on How to Craft Design Principles

    On a couple of occasions now, I’ve been tasked with crafting design principles that will help guide product design decisions. I’ve researched what others h…


  • 3. Juli 2014 by peter

    What has your website done for you lately?

    How do designers use their own websites to promote themselves online? What are some good ways to set up an online presence that gets you found, puts your best foot for…


  • 3. Juli 2014 by colin

    10 Premium WordPress Themes from FrogsThemes ̵…

    Whether you’re looking to update your website’s themes or need to create new looks for your clients, this Mighty Deal from FrogsThemes is one you’ll …


  • 2. Juli 2014 by peter

    3 fantastic CSS frameworks you won’t want to mis…

    Personally, I prefer to start coding any project with just a grid, and build from there. I’m picky like that, and I like to have control over as many variables as po…


  • 30. Juni 2014 by peter

    The ultimate guide to designing ecommerce websites

    E-commerce is big business, and has been for a long time. While e-commerce sites were once treated with suspicion by many internet users, it’s become as common as ch…


  • 28. Juni 2014 by peter

    How to add nested navigation to Shopify themes

    In this article we will discuss how to implement a fully content managed multi-level navigation system within a Shopify theme.Shopify themes use Liquid, a flexible and…


  • 27. Juni 2014 by colin

    The Mac Snap Bundle: 4 Powerful Photo Apps –…

    Sometimes you just need a quick and simple photo editor to clean up your photos. Whether you need some mild editing, digital borders, objects removed, colors enhanced …


  • 25. Juni 2014 by peter

    How to solve the hamburger icon problem

    The hamburger icon—three little bars used to indicate a link to a menu—is one if the most controversial techniques on the Web right now. Designer’s, we are told,…


  • 25. Juni 2014 by TBYtutorials

    Illustrator Background Graphics Tutorial

    It’s easy to drop graphics from the symbol library and create a work of art in minutes in Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial shows you how.


  • 24. Juni 2014 by peter

    The best free WordPress plugins for July 2014

    Welcome, friends, to WebdesignerDepot’s monthly WordPress plugin roundup, July 2014 edition. Featuring all manner of free-to-download plugin goodness.It’s another …


  • 24. Juni 2014 by colin

    $1,000 Worth of Designer Tools from Creativenauts …

    Bundles are always cool. But a bundle of bundles is loads cooler! This collection of Designer Bundles from Creativenauts is sure to make your designer’s toolbox …


  • 23. Juni 2014 by peter

    How to get started with layer fonts in CSS

    We might be inclined to think of highly decorative and multi-colored fonts as belonging to the digital type age. Not so. Chromatic Type which enabled the use of outlin…


  • 23. Juni 2014 by TBYtutorials

    2D Flag Animation in Flash

    Learn to use Adobe Flash as you design simple 2D flag animations against a nature background.


  • 20. Juni 2014 by peter

    Designing in the browser, pro tips to make it work…

    Designing in the browser used to scare me. Not because it seemed hard but because I thought I would end up with a design made up of a lot of little boxes, something th…


  • 20. Juni 2014 by TBYtutorials

    Buying 3ds Max? – Read this first

    All about the licence options you have before buying 3ds Max, the premier 3D software for rendering and animation. Read this and save money.


  • 20. Juni 2014 by colin

    Give Photos a ’70s Makeover with PSKiss̵…

    Retro will always be in! Especially when you’re talking about the bell-bottomed 1970s! How’d you like to add a ’70s look to any of your images? It…


  • 19. Juni 2014 by peter

    Adobe announces the biggest update to its core pro…

    Today Adobe are releasing a major update to Creative Cloud. It will see significant updates to all 14 major applications, and there’s more exciting news about the pr…


  • 18. Juni 2014 by peter

    Pitching for design work: just say no

    Given that a successful pitch can lead to work resulting in many thousands of dollars of billable work, it’s no surprise that agencies invited to pitch will put a hu…


  • 17. Juni 2014 by peter

    The secrets to using large, expressive type on web…

    Let’s examine some of the specifics behind designing with large, expressive typography on the web (and well, sometimes beyond). Not only the why’s, but also lookin…


  • 16. Juni 2014 by peter

    Boost your design prowess with this surprising new…

    An American design and business development team have released Coffitivity, an app designed to mimic the sounds of a humming coffee shop and in turn increase your crea…


  • 13. Juni 2014 by peter

    What’s new for designers, June 2014

    The June edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, grid systems, game platforms, inspirational resources, Photoshop p…


  • 13. Juni 2014 by colin

    Focus in on Success with Freelancelift Weekly R…

    Having trouble making your freelance life a true success? Maybe the problem isn’t education, but focus. There is such as thing as information overload. That̵…


  • 12. Juni 2014 by TBYtutorials

    3D Car Rendering

    Rendering 3D models in 3ds max is easy in this tutorial on car modeling. Use Mental Ray materials to apply car paint and chrome to a car model and then render a 3D ima…


  • 11. Juni 2014 by colin

    Simplify WordPress With MotoPress Content Editor &…

    How great is WordPress? The popular open-source CMS just has so many options available from different themes, templates, and plugins. The best part of all that is that…


  • 11. Juni 2014 by peter

    Telling stories on the Web, the hottest way to eng…

    Storytelling is virtually as old as the human race itself. Ever since human beings could talk, they used storytelling as a way to communicate ideas, lessons and concep…


  • 10. Juni 2014 by peter

    Grid systems: Discover the perfect building blocks…

    We all start somewhere. As a new designer, I couldn’t have cared less about structure in my designs. I would open up Photoshop, and push pixels around until I made s…


  • 7. Juni 2014 by peter

    Fluid teams: the way you’ll work for the rest of…

    This is not a management article. Well, it kind of is, but please leave your agile-lean-workplace-organization-human-resources backpack at the door. We’re here to ta…


  • 6. Juni 2014 by colin

    Nathan Barry’s Photoshop for Interface Desig…

    Photoshop’s a complex beast and because of that, you may’ve stayed away from it in the past. Every other book or tutorial on the planet seems to run down e…


  • 5. Juni 2014 by peter

    Free download: Apple product mockups from coolmock…

    It’s vital that you communicate this to your clients, by showing off your designs in their best light: being used by customers.This set of mockups from coolmockups.c…


  • 4. Juni 2014 by TBYtutorials

    Awesome Text and Background Effects

    A good Photoshop tutorial and video on text effects and a cool hexagon background.


  • 3. Juni 2014 by peter

    The ultimate guide to email design

    While a lot of online communication has moved to social media, email is still a very important part of any online marketing campaign. And when we think of marketing em…


  • 3. Juni 2014 by colin

    Gorgeous Gioviale Script Font (1,000 glyphs) ̵…

    Script fonts have their issues. They can be bold and brash, yet legible. Or they can be beautifully curvaceous, yet a bit tough to decipher. What you need is a font th…


  • 2. Juni 2014 by peter

    The best free WordPress plugins for June 2014

    Ladies and Gents, we’re back with yet more plugins for you to try out. As usual, we’ve got a little something for everyone; from improving your writing to improvin…


  • 2. Juni 2014 by peter

    Free download: fun workspace illustrations from fr…

    Take a look around, what’s your desk like? Does it look anything like these fun illustrations from our friends at freepik.com?Freepik think that most productive desk…


  • 31. Mai 2014 by peter

    Transform WordPress into a WYSIWYG with MotoPress

    If you work with WordPress sites, then you know how frustrating the built-in editor can be. Whether it’s superfluous markup, outdated CSS, or its habit of truncating…


  • 30. Mai 2014 by colin

    eBook: 101 Ways to Market Your App – only $9…

    This 130-page eBook is full of a ton of great tips, tricks and pointers for getting your app onto everyone’s radar. You’ll learn 101 ways to really market …


  • 29. Mai 2014 by peter

    Awesome free extension Griddify solves the grid is…

    It’s long been accepted that building a solid grid is the foundation of a strong site design. Of course, the grid shouldn’t dictate design decisions, but it sure i…


  • 29. Mai 2014 by colin

    22 Robot Toon Characters in 2200+ poses – on…

    Looking to make your site more animated? Want to add a little fun? Or maybe you’re looking for an illustrated spokesman for your site? Whatever the case, this Mi…


  • 28. Mai 2014 by peter

    Giveaway: win a copy of the amazing new X theme

    The team at themeco think that their new X theme is the greatest theme ever created for WordPress—it certainly does look very impressive. But one lucky reader won’…


  • 27. Mai 2014 by peter

    How to create a scrollable splash screen with CSS3…

    A great way to catch the attention of a visitor to your website is a “splash screen” or an “intro screen”. However, making a successful one is very difficult f…


  • 25. Mai 2014 by peter

    Free download: Halftone Automator Photoshop

    When mass printing dominated the mid-twentieth century, the number of colors in an image was reduced by replacing gradients with dots. The technique was seized upon by…


  • 24. Mai 2014 by peter

    How to use filters to enhance your website’s imp…

    We can blame apps like Hipstamatic and Instagram for the prevalence of filtered photos. Anyone with a smartphone can take a photo, slap a few filters on it, and publis…


  • 23. Mai 2014 by Bogdan Rancea

    Anniversary Mega Giveaway: Win $1400 worth of priz…

    On 25th of May, 2014, we’re celebrating our 1st Year Anniversary and with this special occasion, we’re hosting a Massive Giveaway, including lots of tools, themes,…


  • 22. Mai 2014 by peter

    25+ free WordPress themes fresh for May

    Spring is in full bloom and WordPress designers are busy as ever. The market is filled with tons of new themes and the overarching theme is responsiveness. Not many de…


  • 20. Mai 2014 by peter

    3 ways to design an infographic that stands out fr…

    Infographics aren’t new. And certainly, interactive ones aren’t either—but with the launch of recent data-driven news sites such as Vox, Fivethirtyeight and The …


  • 19. Mai 2014 by peter

    Responsive vs adaptive webdesign, which is best fo…

    Responsive webdesign in itself is the process of making a website work on very small screens, very large screens, and at any resolution in between.Over the last few ye…


  • 17. Mai 2014 by peter

    New York designer’s surprising new angle on flat…

    Speaking to Fast Company, Jostrand explains the inspiration came from a design meeting that featured a circle on a page in a discussion of minimalism. Design’s flat …


  • 17. Mai 2014 by peter

    21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

    Today we bring you a compilation of web design resources that will help you in your quest of portfolio perfection. From start to finish, these useful tools are the pro…


  • 16. Mai 2014 by TBYtutorials

    3D Clothes for Characters

    Super easy 3ds Max tutorial on making clothing for 3D model characters.


  • 15. Mai 2014 by peter

    Agile UX vs Lean UX, which should you choose?

    The arrival of “Agile UX”, and soon after “Lean UX”, caused me a little more confusion than usual: both terms suggest a strong relationship of design with the …


  • 15. Mai 2014 by peter

    Typecache reveals the best typefaces of 2013

    Typecache, the online index and showcase for type foundries and font sellers, recently celebrated a big year for type design and type literacy as they declared their t…


  • 12. Mai 2014 by peter

    What’s new for designers, May 2014

    The May edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, plugins, frameworks, grid systems, educational resources, icon sets, blogging t…


  • 11. Mai 2014 by TBYtutorials

    3D Software Comparisons

    Read how to choose what 3D software you need for 3D rendering images and animation.


  • 9. Mai 2014 by peter

    How to create an animated sticky header, with CSS3…

    Trends come and trends go. The ones that stick around the longest do so because they solve a particular problem. A trend that’s popular right now for that very reaso…


  • 8. Mai 2014 by peter

    4 crucial principles for a compelling startup webs…

    Building a powerful startup website takes work, planning and the marriage of all the right elements. Know what you want and research what you need, and your website wi…


  • 7. Mai 2014 by peter

    How to limit WordPress’ compatibility, and why y…

    As web designers, it goes against our nature to restrict access to our code. We’re taught to maximize compatibility of our websites and strive for backwards compatib…


  • 5. Mai 2014 by peter

    101 essential free fonts for web designers

    Every designer knows that free fonts are a godsend when working on a project, but truly valuable free fonts can be tough to find.With this list we’ve endeavoured to …


  • 5. Mai 2014 by nicholas

    Generate Random Users

    Simple tool to help you generate random users that you can use in designs and UI mockups.


  • 2. Mai 2014 by peter

    Free download: Resphekt font

    Designed by Fontfabric & Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky, Resphekt is a sharp and slightly abrasive, masculine script. It mimics cursive hand-writing to the extend that you ca…


  • 1. Mai 2014 by peter

    8 simple CSS3 transitions that will wow your users

    CSS3 has introduced countless possibilities for UX designers, and the best thing about them is that the coolest parts are really simple to implement.Just a couple of l…


  • 1. Mai 2014 by colin

    Motiv Web App For Proposals, Contracts, & Invo…

    What all freelancers need is a trustworthy assistant. Luckily there’s Motiv, a cloud-based Web application designed to save you time (and your sanity!) with prop…


  • 30. April 2014 by peter

    50 fantastic freebies for web designers, May 2014

    The best thing about the Web is the number of awesome freebies that generous members of the community release. It’s mind-blowin’ how cool some of the free stuff th…