Entries by Jan Adler Jr.

6 Best Image Optimization Tools Compared

By now, you probably know the importance of website loading times and page speed. The internet has been abuzz with news about how loading times impact your bottom line and Google has been pretty clear about favoring fast loading websites and blogs. While there are many ways to optimize the speed of your website, one […]

What 3D UIs Will (Probably) Look Like

Okay WDD readers, this one is going to get real conceptual. I’m here to talk about leaving two-dimensional user interfaces behind. Ditching the screen. Going 3D in the real world. Well, you know what I mean. You know, the stuff of science fiction that always ends up looking sort of fun, but really tiring and […]

Ultimate UX Design Guide to SaaS On-Boarding, Part 1: Sign-Up Forms

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

Because Size Matters: 2 Million Free Icons From Iconshock

Icons are one of the most characteristic elements in many designs; they’re also one of the most readily available resources to be found online, with free icon packs all over the web. Free icons give designers and developers the tools for creating visually appealing demos, user interfaces, apps, and everything in between. Enter the team […]

Complete Guide: How To Choose And Install WordPress Plugins

WordPress plugins are helpful extensions that let you add extra functionality to your WordPress site. They can handle small things, like showing related posts to your visitors, as well as large things, like turning your WordPress site into a fully functioning social network or eCommerce store. Pretty much every WordPress site uses at least some plugins. […]

What’s New for Designers, September 2017

This month’s collection of new tools is a mashup of sorts—there are a lot of new elements, components and typefaces out there and they are all totally different. From patterns to UI kits to browser extensions that will make your workflows better, this list has it all. If we’ve missed something that you think should […]

Comics of the Week #406

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 the Human Designer Facing Extinction?

In the last few years, machine learning and artificial intelligence have been hitting the headlines often. The technology has been making progress in leaps and bounds. The physical limitations on computational requirements which once hindered the progress of AI are long-gone. Today, we’re actually pondering a different kind of dilemma: Will machine-learning actually surpass human intelligence […]

12 Free AE Tutorials for UX Professionals

Modern web design involves a lot of moving parts like content design, icon work, and UX design strategies. One newer trend is the use of microinteractions on web and mobile projects. These look great in the final project but aren’t so easy to make with a static mockup. So designers have been picking up animation programs like After […]