How to Accept Bitcoin Payments on Your WordPress Website

Over the last few years, Bitcoin has seen a surge in popularity. Even though it’s sometimes associated with scammers and deemed a currency for less than honorable dealings, there are some who enjoy the notion of anonymity it brings while shopping online. Whether you personally agree with the idea behind Bitcoin or not, when you […]

3 Smart Ways to Engage Users with Animation

Animation was once thought of as just decoration. But as technology advances and internet connections accelerate, designers are embracing the practical benefits. In this article, we’ll focus on one particular benefits of animation—marketing animation or animations that sell. Despite the fact that such animation isn’t intended to improve usability, it can impress the user, and […]

What’s New for Designers, October 2017

This month’s collection is packed with tools that span the scope of website design projects. From icon packs to seasonal vectors to a few cool typefaces and some code snippets to make your life easier, we think you’ll find at least one element in this roundup that you use right away. If we’ve missed something […]

Popular Design News of the Week: October 9, 2017 – October 15, 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 #411

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 […]

WP Live Pro Support by MOJO Marketplace – Service Review

Starting your own website or a blog is an exciting adventure, one that can help you find your audience, establish your authority in a certain niche or help you get more clients and customers for your business. However, once your site is up, your job is not done. In fact, it has just begun. There […]

12 Best Web Design Podcasts

The best way to keep up with industry news is through podcasts. So much happens on a monthly basis and keeping a list of the best podcasts can help you stay on top of major industry changes. We’ve curated some of our top picks here with a nice variety of topics. These podcasts offer a […]

Ultimate UX Design Guide to SaaS On-Boarding, Part 3: Drip Campaigns

SaaS customer onboarding is the process that users have to experience while initiating their journey as a customer on a company’s software application. Customer onboarding comes from the experience that employees previously had to undergo while joining a firm. The onboarding process sets the tone for a good user experience. Long story short, special emphasis […]

5 Design Techniques for Better CTA Buttons

When we visit most websites, we often have a goal in mind. To get to that goal, there’s usually a series of steps we need to take and the first step starts with clicking on a CTA (call to action) button. Think about the last time you signed up for a service, or downloaded an […]

How to Make a Website: Complete Beginner’s Guide

So you want to learn how to make a website? Congratulations! You’re about to join hundreds of thousands of others who have embraced the web and jumped into building websites. Better yet, nowadays you can build a detailed website without knowing a single line of computer code. Yup! You really can learn how to start […]

10 Ways for Designers to Woo Developers

Hey designers, are you driving your developer peers crazy? Chances are that you have some habits that don’t translate particularly well to code, and it is making life tough for the developer working with you on projects. Want to be a better coworker (and friend)? Learn how to better communicate and design so that developers […]

Best Free WordPress Plugins For Extra Dashboard Features

The default WordPress dashboard is pretty bland with only a few widgets that aren’t super helpful. Thankfully with all the free plugins out there you can liven up your dashboard in a jiffy. These are some of my personal favorites that I run on many of my WordPress websites. You probably won’t want all of […]

20 Best New Portfolio Sites, October 2017

Hey WDD readers, it’s October, so you know what that means: it’s time for Christmas-themed websites! No, I wouldn’t actually do that to you. But I don’t have any Halloween-themed websites either. It’s probably for the best. What I do have is yet another almost-even mix of design trends and aesthetics. Could this be the […]

Popular Design News of the Week: October 2, 2017 – October 8, 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, […]

Beginner’s Guide: How to Add 301 Redirects to WordPress

Struggling with how to add 301 redirects to WordPress? These nifty redirects are an SEO friendly approach that let you re-route traffic to your site in a number of helpful ways. But they’re also confusing for many casual WordPress users. So, to help you out, I’m going to use this post to dig into 301 […]

Comics of the Week #410

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 […]

8 Free WordPress Code Generators, Tools, and Webapps

As WordPress pushes over 25% of the web it’s easily the most popular CMS to date. And that means more developers are building new websites & webapps on the WP ecosystem. To cut down on dev time you can build on the work of others by reusing code snippets, most of which come from free code generators […]

How to Fix Broken Links Using the Broken Link Checker WordPress Plugin

When you website has a broken link, meaning the link to the content is not working, it typically displays a 404 Error to your website visitors. This can happen because old links are no longer good, something went wrong when you connected the content to the link, or the page you are linking to simply […]

Gain Greater User Insight with Hotjar’s Incoming Feedback​

It doesn’t matter how great a designer you are, without feedback from your visitors, anything you design will only ever be an educated guess. Great feedback enables you to design real solutions to actual problems in an iterative fashion. It goes without saying that the better your feedback, the better the design that results from […]

4 Things Every Designer Should Know About Whitespace

Whitespace (or “negative space”) is an empty space between and around objects of a page. Elements of whitespace in graphical user interfaces are: Margins, paddings, and gutters Space around images and graphic objects Line-spacing and letter-spacing within text content Although some people may consider whitespace a waste of valuable screen estate, it’s an essential element […]

Dropbox Unveils Brave New Brand Identity

Dropbox has launched a controversial redesign of its brand identity, intended to help the SaaS standout in a market increasingly packed with pretenders to its throne. What they’ve unveiled seems certain to split opinion. On the one hand, the previous identity was business-like and sat comfortably alongside other tools in your GUI; on the other hand, […]

Pearl Theme Review: A “Multi-Niche” Business WordPress Theme

Pearl is a multipurpose business WordPress theme with a variety of different niche-focused demos. Each demo not only features a different design style, but also different functionality and modules that are specific to each niche. What’s more, the pre-built demos actually look good. I’m a fan of the design aesthetic that the Pearl team used. […]

Ultimate UX Design Guide to SaaS On-Boarding, Part 2: Welcome Email

SaaS customer onboarding is the process that users have to experience while initiating their journey as a customer on a company’s software application. Customer onboarding comes from the experience that employees previously had to undergo while joining a firm. The onboarding process sets the tone for a good user experience. Long story short, special emphasis […]

3 Essential Design Trends, October 2017

Every designer loves breaking the rules every now and then. This month’s web design trends highlight some of the rebellious spirit in ways that look amazing. The key to all these rule-breaking designs is that the rest of the interface is simple and actually follows the rules. From text that doesn’t stay in its “container” […]

Popular Design News of the Week: September 25, 2017 – October 1, 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 #409

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 […]

5 Surefire Ways to Get Users to Scroll

The days of “above the fold” are over. Long scrolling and infinite scrolling sites are becoming more and more popular lately, and it’s no coincidence  that this technique translates well to mobile devices. The increased use of mobile screens has definitely played a key role in the widespread acceptance of long scroll technique: The smaller […]

14 Must-Have Real Estate Plugins For WordPress Realty Sites

Launching a real estate website on WordPress is surprisingly simple. You don’t need to know any coding or much technical knowledge besides basic web hosting. But the real benefit of WordPress is the community. There are tons of great WP realty themes you can setup with just a few clicks. These will make your site […]

11 Experimental CSS Projects That’Ll Blow Your Mind

There’s a lot you can do with just CSS and a web browser. Great developers love to push the envelope and show just how much is possible. While experimental projects aren’t always useful on production sites, they are incredibly inspiring and educational. We’ve organized a handful of CSS projects that showcase the true power of […]