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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, your name is out there, and you’re being sought out by agencies and clients. In other words, you’ve made it. You’ve achieved what a lot of designers only dream of. Or maybe you’re
We can never get enough fonts, so we’re always extra excited when our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, manages to pull together a super fonts deal. This week, MightyDeals are offering 100+ professional grade fonts, for just $19, that’s just $0.19 per font! Designed by Ingimage, this collection, which includes both display and body fonts, is bound to keep even the most hungry
/ / Jul 25, 2014
“Curated resources for everything design related.” So? “oozled brings together 586 curated resources in 41 categories.” Gaah! “Subscribe to as many or as few categories as you want and create your own feed based on your interests.” OK. Now you have my attention. Oh, and “Submit a Resource”… I’m in.
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 area in question does not have to be white at all. It’s just the empty space around the elements of a webpage layout. Space like this can come in many different forms, such as the space in between images and graphics,
We all know the importance of social media; content may be king, but it’s a king without a castle if no one is visiting your site. What all website owners need is a way to encourage new traffic, and retain old users. Sure, Google can help a bit, but the real prize is success on social media, and for that you need something like the AddThis social sharing tool. You’ll have seen AddThis
As web designers, we need to make sure we keep our skills fresh and up-to-date. We don’t need to follow every trend that comes along (like long shadows) but we do need to keep learning and improving our skills as the web grows and matures. One exciting new development that is beginning to gather steam in the web design industry is animation. More and more companies are looking to animation
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 to spoil the ending, but that designer was me. Then, as I was minding my own business, the web-based creative community went berserk over this newfangled concept called “responsive design”. As any young, bright-eyed,
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
/ / Jul 19, 2014
Unless you’ve been abstaining from social media this week, it can hardly have escaped your notice that Airbnb, the global accommodation finder, has undergone a rebrand, including a brand new logo. The official name for the logo mark is Bélo, and they’d like it to become “the universal symbol for belonging”. It’s an appealing notion, even if the
One of the toughest tests any web designer is asked to undertake — and we all get asked at sometime or other — is to design an email. Sure, we know what we want the email to look like, but how do you make it consistent across all the hundreds of email clients? And what’s this? Layouts built with tables?! Seriously, email design is a hugely difficult task for even the most seasoned of
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 look no further, because our friends at freepik.com have provided 100 of them, absolutely free of charge, for WebdesignerDepot readers to download. Whether you’re looking for retro-cool, nature-inspired, or
Charles Eames said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” A website is a composite of details—and its content is communicated through them. Whether designed to provide information or serve as an app, a well-executed site is one that has turned a critical eye to everything, from the copy to images to layout. Details matter in web design because positive impressions,