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Grab 90% off stock images from Depositphotos
We all need stock photos from time to time. Even when a client’s budget stretches to original photography, sometimes it’s impossible to capture that perfect shot; luckily the chances are someone has already taken it. We’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has managed to bring...
Sub-branding vs. brand fragmentation, which should you choose?
Designers commonly offer numerous services and products, from straight design consultation, to side-projects, and apps. But are you one organization or many? How similar should your offerings look? What brand strategy will lead to the most success for you? What’s the difference between a...
The quick guide to speeding up your websites
Speed is usability. To say it more accurately, website speed is a major part of usability. The most intuitive interface ever created by the mind of man will do you no good if the user is pee’d off by the time it loads. That’s it. The article’s done… Ok, so there’s actually a lot more […]
Popular design news of the week: July 20, 2015 – July 26, 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...
Comics of the week #297
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,...
Free download: 200 flat icons from Smashicons
We love icons, nothing communicates a simple idea with less pixels, and as the mobile web grows and grows we’ll need them more and more. Helping you fill your collection is this awesome set of free icons from Smashicons. There are 200 premium icons in the set. Our favourites include a spartan...
How to develop the perfect web skillset
Understanding the true value of the work we do is one of the first lessons many of us learn. Turning away spec work, focusing on growing the skills that are important to us, and using those skills efficiently are among a few things we all go through early on. When it comes to valuing our […]
6 tips for successful design critiques
Few things are more stressful than a design critique. From that pressure, though, comes new viewpoints, action items, and an overall tighter product. I believe a successful design incorporates lots of viewpoints, and critiques are a great way to collect those opinions. Design reviews should...
Interview: Macaw’s Tom Giannattasio talks Scarlet, workflow, & live design environments
Macaw is one of a new breed of web design tools. It’s one of the first design applications capable of generating clean code, and is endorsed by numerous industry figures. Now, building on the success of their first product, the team behind Macaw is preparing to launch a second tool named...
The ultimate guide to designing landing pages that convert
Landing pages are pages that are designed specifically to accomplish conversion goals. Occasionally, a home page functions as a landing page (though some would argue that a home page can never truly be a landing page), but in many other cases, special pages are created for specific marketing...