35+ Crowd-Fund Campaigns for Designers This Black Friday

If huge discounts at the mall aren’t enough to drag you away from the turkey leftovers, then we’ve got the perfect solution for you: We’ve put together the 35+ best crowd-funding projects that are live right now, so you can spend your hard-earned green with the least effort possible. Crowd-funding sites are packed with tempting […]

12 Ways to Design the Perfect Site Navigation

Header navigation menus can often be overlooked when it comes to inventive and creative web design. But as the primary way users explore and interact with your website, investing in engaging header navigation means site visitors spend more time on your site and end up seeing much more than just your landing page. There’s no […]

5 Ways to Design for Customers and Search Engines

Business owners and web designers are pulled in many different directions when determining what features and content they should add to their website. Variables like site colors, button designs, animations, copy and messaging, user flow, search engine optimization, fonts, photos and video, page performance and more all play a role in how an overall design […]

20 Best New Portfolio Sites, November 2017

There are basically two kinds of portfolio websites nowadays: those with asymmetrical layouts, and those with background images that change when you hover over the name of a project. At least, that’s kind of how it feels this month. Now, these are not bad-looking sites by any means. There are just a lot of them. […]

What’s New in WordPress 4.9 “Tipton”

With everyone getting excited (on a positive or negative note, depending on who you’re taking to) over Gutenberg launching in WordPress 5.0, it’s easy to forget that WordPress had another major version update that went live in the past week. WordPress 4.9 officially launched in November, 2017 after a slight delay from the original anticipated launch. […]

Popular Design News of the Week: November 13, 2017 – November 19, 2017

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 site, however, […]

Comics of the Week #415

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 […]

Is Firefox Quantum Really Any Good?

This week, Mozilla launched Firefox 57—aka Quantum—the biggest update to the browser in its 13 year history. 75% of Firefox’s code has been rewritten for Quantum, 5,000,000 lines of code in total. 700 developers, including 80 volunteers, have contributed to the codebase since August. It is, in effect, a brand new browser. Firefox has always […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals, Coupons, & Discounts for 2017

It’s that time of year again when people start revving up their shopping lists, hunting down the best deals in town, and are experiencing an all-out shopping frenzy! Now is the best time to invest in premium WordPress Hosting products, themes, and plugins. Wanting to celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday with their favorite WordPress […]

How to Design Better CTAs

When you do it right, a call-to-action button will get visual attention. When paired with an offer that is compelling, it actually gets people very eager to act. The way the CTA button is created, as well as the text used, actually has a very big impact on click-throughs. The Call-To-Action What color? What size? […]

6 Ways to Design for Anger

In an ideal world, people would come to our websites feeling happy, refreshed, and disturbingly eager to buy stuff. They would know exactly what they’re looking for, and exactly how to get it from us… and never from the competition. Short of asking Aldous Huxley and George Orwell to remake the world in the image […]

5 Easy Ways to Create Engaging Instagram Ads

In a few short years Instagram has become one of the leading social networks for advertizing, with active monthly users in the US alone expected to reach 104 million in the next 18 months. With almost half of all online shopping carried out on mobile, running a winning Instagram campaign is priceless to your business. […]

What’s New for Designers, November 2017

Fall into something new this time of year, with a collection of challenges, tutorials and new tools to speed up your workflows. This month’s collection of new design and development tools is sure to inspire you to try something a little different or add a new skill or tool to your repertoire.  If we’ve missed […]

Popular Design News of the Week: November 6, 2017 – November 12, 2017

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 site, however, […]

Comics of the Week #414

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 […]

Infographic: 46 Conversion Rate Optimization Hacks

Infographic: 46 Conversion Rate Optimization Hacks If we’re not mincing words, web design is the business of getting people to buy stuff, or buy into stuff. Except, you know, it’s on the web. And unlike with printed ads, or TV ads, we have to make sure it works in every browser. Original source

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Infographic: 46 Conversion Rate Optimization Hacks

If we’re not mincing words, web design is the business of getting people to buy stuff, or buy into stuff. Except, you know, it’s on the web. And unlike with printed ads, or TV ads, we have to make sure it works in every browser. Nowhere is this more literally true than in ecommerce. Hence, […]

Why Designers Should Start Fights

Why Designers Should Start Fights Why Designers Should Start Fights It’s one of the worst parts about being a designer: Being forced to create work you feel is subpar. Work that’s absolutely doomed to fail. Designers go through this every day.This isn’t exclusive to designers, but it’s especially destructive because our work is often devalued […]

Design Bucket List: 10 Projects Everyone Should Try at Least Once

Design Bucket List: 10 Projects Everyone Should Try at Least Once It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday routine if you are a website designer. Whether you are managing sites for clients or taking care of a company website, it is important to step back from the daily grind to keep your design […]

How to Setup Facebook Instant Articles on WordPress

It’s no longer enough to rely on Google to provide your website visitors. Social media has become an incredibly powerful force for driving website traffic in recent years and has been overtaking search referrals for several years already. It’s important to make your content highly shareable if you want to take advantage of social media. […]

Design Bucket List: 10 Projects Everyone Should Try at Least Once

It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday routine if you are a website designer. Whether you are managing sites for clients or taking care of a company website, it is important to step back from the daily grind to keep your design chops fresh. Working on projects outside of that primary role is […]

9 Must-Have Features For Magazine-Style Blogs

Online blogs have morphed into digital publications with every major print brand running its own website. These blogs usually take the form of a digital magazine which looks much more professional than a smaller personal site. But what goes into a magazine layout? And how can you design one for your own site? This list […]

Why Designers Should Start Fights

It’s one of the worst parts about being a designer: Being forced to create work you feel is subpar. Work that’s absolutely doomed to fail. Designers go through this every day. This isn’t exclusive to designers, but it’s especially destructive because our work is often devalued by the rest of the team. They devalue our […]

Thrive Architect Review: A Huge Upgrade to Thrive Content Builder

You want to build beautiful, effective pages for your WordPress site but you’re not a developer… It’s a problem as old as time (or at least as old as WordPress!). And it’s exact problem that page builder plugins were made to fix. A few months ago, Thrive Content Builder was one of those plugins. Now, […]

14 Best ECommerce Options for Designers

With Black Friday/Cyber Monday just a few weeks away, it’s time to get clients set up and ready to sell. The list of solutions to choose from keeps on getting longer, so how do you pick which one to go with? Start with a list of features that are must-haves for your client, be clear […]

Popular Design News of the Week: October 30, 2017 – November 5, 2017

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 site, however, […]

Comics of the Week #413

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 […]

Creating WebVR Experiences with A-Frame

WebVR is an amazing way to create immersive 3D Virtual Reality experiences in the browser. It’s an experimental specification of Javascript API’s and has a lot of backers and people pushing it forwards, with Mozilla being a big part of that. With the explosion of VR headsets coming to market and more on the horizon, now […]