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  • 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 …


  • 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…


  • 11. September 2014 by colin

    FUNKYDORI: A Groovetastic ’70s Themed Font &…

    Laura Worthington’s got a groovy thing going with her fantastic font Funkydori. This ’70s-themed typeface gives off a great vibe, and includes 200+ alterna…


  • 9. September 2014 by peter

    The periodic table of web design

    nt’s brief and moving smoothly and logically through a variety of steps to website launch and maintenance. The way to achieve this is all down to being able to visua…


  • 8. September 2014 by peter

    Everything you need to know about WordPress 4.0

    WordPress 4.0 is now available, and millions of sites worldwide are in the process of upgrading. Despite the fact that WordPress themselves have talked down the signif…


  • 5. September 2014 by peter

    6 easy ways to create an effective typographic hie…

    Creating a strong typographic hierarchy is crucial to the success of any dynamic design. It’s the difference between effectively sharing an important message and put…


  • 3. September 2014 by colin

    4 Photoshop Actions to Convert Photos to Painted A…

    Looking to do something different with your photos? How about converting them into beautiful watercolor paintings? Or making your best friend into a cartoon? With thes…


  • 3. September 2014 by peter

    How to successfully design high-conversion forms

    There are an almost-infinite number of well-written “best practice” articles on the subject of form design that focus on usability, layouts, and length. These arti…


  • 2. September 2014 by colin

    PITCHSTOCK: Marketing Diagram & Sitemap Kit Bu…

    This double-punch of a deal features a Marketing Campaign Diagram Kit and a Website Sitemap Kit. Complete with 20 relevant icons apiece, and a number of ready-made dia…


  • 2. September 2014 by peter

    After the crowdfund, websites of successful Kickst…

    Kickstarter has become a huge influencer in the startup space, as well as in the entertainment and arts industries among independent creators. Everything from
    mo…


  • 2. September 2014 by wdd

    How to use circles in website design

    Circles are a relatively new development in web design. From the boxy days of web design’s youth, our contemporary works have evolved beyond what many would have ima…


  • 1. September 2014 by colin

    Get Nelio A/B Testing for WordPress – 55% of…

    What’s the best way to test out things on your website? Well, by testing them! Using an A/B Testing method, you can show different content to different users and…


  • 27. August 2014 by peter

    How to recycle design patterns for UX success

    Interaction design has been around since we’ve been sophisticated enough to develop even basic tools. It’s the process of inventing, optimizing, and iterating on p…


  • 26. August 2014 by peter

    50+ Minimal logos, past and present

    Minimal logos can be easier for your customers to remember, too. Think of the simplicity of the Pepsi logo and how recognizable that is. Or the FedEx logo with it’s …


  • 26. August 2014 by colin

    Get 25 Royalty-Free Photos in your Inbox Every Wee…

    Royalty-Free images are such a blessing for everyone from designers to bloggers. Being able to just grab a photo and toss it up on any personal or business-related pro…


  • 25. August 2014 by peter

    The best free WordPress plugins for September 2014

    Plugins, plugins, and more plugins! We’re back with another roundup of WordPress extensions that might be just what you need for your next project. Or they might jus…


  • 21. August 2014 by peter

    The New Yorker reworks its redesign, but issues re…

    Just three short weeks since The New Yorker unveiled its brand new, responsive site, there have already been a slew of updates. At first glance, The New Yorker’s new…


  • 20. August 2014 by peter

    New analytics solution Hotjar Insights offers free…

    You know how you want your visitors to use your site, but do you know how they actually use it? Do you know exactly when they tap on your CTA, or more importantly, why…


  • 19. August 2014 by colin

    51% off Workshop: Full-Day Online Responsive Typog…

    Responsive Design is all the rage these days, but what about Responsive Typography? How your fonts look and act across multiple devices can be just as important as a s…


  • 18. August 2014 by colin

    100 Premium Infographics V2 from Ingimage – …

    Sometimes a deal is so great and popular, we bring it back for more. Other times, a deal is so great that people want even more deals just like it. In this case, that&…


  • 18. August 2014 by peter

    50 fantastic freebies for web designers, August 20…

    Today we’re showing you our favourite freebies this month. There are fonts, mockups, templates and more. And if you think we missed one of your favorite new freebies…


  • 15. August 2014 by peter

    What’s new for designers, August 2014

    The August edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, software, productivity apps, icons, CMSs, JavaScript resources, …


  • 15. August 2014 by peter

    The best new fonts, August 2014

    With the end of summer rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to update your collection of fonts! Okay, so here at WebdesignerDepot, every day is the perfect day…


  • 14. August 2014 by colin

    GRANDÉ BUNDLE: 160 PSD Mockups Bundle from Zippy …

    Mockups can be a huge timesaver (and lifesaver) when it comes to design. Get an early look at what your projects are going to look like in the real world before you co…


  • 7. August 2014 by peter

    The trick to pitching a design without striking ou…

    How you present your design solutions (whether it be to another team member or a client) has an impact on how they view the quality of that solution as well as you the…


  • 6. August 2014 by peter

    Why your brand needs a style guide, and how to cre…

    Style guides can save you time, money, and tons of frustration down the road, making your marketing materials easier to maintain and create. Consider it like an extens…


  • 5. August 2014 by peter

    5 reasons you should be using Sass today

    By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Sass and how “You really need to start using it!”Learning a new tool can suck and finding the time to do so is next to impossib…


  • 4. August 2014 by peter

    5 essential elements of a successful 404 error pag…

    404 pages are one of the most overlooked aspects of any website design, and when they’re not overlooked, the tendency is to create something fun—in the hope that a…


  • 2. August 2014 by peter

    4 ways to create richer web experiences

    The Web has evolved a lot from being a simple document repository, and we now have browsers capable of rich visual interactions on desktop as well as mobile.Because I…


  • 31. Juli 2014 by peter

    10 rules for designing emails your customers will …

    When you design for email, you should make the most of the fleeting opportunity you have to make an impression on your subscribers. One of the Cialdini principles of p…


  • 30. Juli 2014 by peter

    The best free WordPress plugins for August 2014

    We have a variety of plugins, too. Some of them add features to WordPress, integrate with third-party services (which seems to be a theme this month), or merely refine…


  • 28. Juli 2014 by peter

    How to design a successful web app walkthrough

    We’ve all interacted with an app walkthrough at some point or another. Heck, some of us designed them.In this post, I have gathered a few tips for you by observing c…


  • 26. Juli 2014 by peter

    I hate design…now what?

    So you’ve been working as a designer for the past few years. You’re good at it. You’re successful. Maybe even really successful. You’ve had big-name clients, y…


  • 25. Juli 2014 by peter

    Discover the Web’s best design resources with oo…

    Inspired by a talk he gave at his local college, web/user interface designer Dan Edwards compiled a list of books, apps and websites that would be a great guide for th…


  • 24. Juli 2014 by peter

    How to make whitespace work on the Web

    The term white space is sometimes used interchangeably with negative space, and the concept is the same. Though the term refers to “white” space in particular, the…


  • 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 …