Webdesigner Depot

  1. Stop defending design, start presenting solutions
    If you do any client work, you understand that success or failure depends on meeting expectations; one of the hardest things to do. There are some rules you can follow to ensure that your presentations are engaging, and well-received. 1) Make sure no one is late to the party If someone is going...
  2. 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. It’s rare that you find a truly black and white design, more often monochrome designs are dark gray, or off-white. But the effect is the same. Color is...
  3. 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 hybrid visual/code workflow, while others hide the code away altogether for the beginners. We’ve also got prototyping tools for both...
  4. 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 captured brilliantly, in a moment, the optimism and human achievement that’s the core of the Olympic spirit. It was something...
  5. 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 deep into a website we’ve gone. As users become more fluent in navigating the intricacies of the Web however, having a prominent home...
  6. Popular design news of the week: August 17, 2015 – August 23, 2015
    Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News...
  7. Comics of the week #301
    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,...
  8. 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 was time to revisit those questions, and see if there are others that new designers might be asking, that need answering. Below...
  9. 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 an enjoyable experience for the user while keeping business objectives in mind. A simple journey getting from Point A to Point B...
  10. Graphic Stock offer free, unlimited downloads for 7 days
    If you’re a designer, whether you’re a freelancer, or small business, then you know exactly how expensive stock images can be. We all need quality assets to illustrate designs with, but whether you’re downloading photographs, illustrations, or simple icons, the costs rapidly mount up. So if...

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