How to Make Sure Your Site Is Printer-Friendly and How to Enable It In WordPress

As a website owner, you’ve probably made sure to do everything you can to provide your readers and visitors with the best user experience possible. But, have you ever considered the possibility that some of your readers might want to print out your article or a page on your site? Making your website printer-friendly might […]

The State of Web Design, December 2017

I might have noticed a trend or two in web design this last year. Let me rephrase that: I spend the vast majority of my time online. I do my shopping, here, and my work, and a lot of my leisure reading. I browse the Internet mid-gaming, whether to look up information on the game […]

Popular Design News of the Week: December 18, 2017 – December 24, 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 #420

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 […]

6 Ways Illustration Improves UX

The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is still relevant to today’s experiences. People are attracted to visuals faster than text, and this natural property of photos and illustrations make them very useful for visual design. In modern user interfaces, both photos and illustrations became functional elements along with text and interactive […]

10 Ways To Learn PPC Like a Pro

Businesses looking for online marketing and web services are rarely looking for one provision. Typically, they are looking for an agency that can act as a one-stop-shop for all their internet-based projects. Pay-per-click advertising is one such service that businesses are interested in. The ability to promote their company on search engines like Google and […]

Framer Launches Fresh New Design Tool

Framer is known as a prototyping app, but in an unexpected move they have just announced the launch of a fully integrated, browser-based, visual design tool. Aimed at creative professionals, the new Framer is designed to rival established options including Creative Cloud and Sketch, new kids on the block Affinity and Figma, and is timed […]

Download 140 Free Images From Storyblocks

‘Tis the season of peace and goodwill to all people, and to celebrate we’ve got an early Christmas gift for you: Storyblocks is giving everyone in the WebdesignerDepot community 140 downloads, absolutely free! The Storyblocks library has over 400,000 stock photos, vectors, icons, backgrounds, and more for you to choose from. Whether you fancy a […]

To Hell With Subtle Design

Don’t try to be so damn subtle in web design. Okay, let me explain that… About a year or so ago, I made a terrible mistake: I tried to be funny; More specifically, I tried my hand at stand-up comedy. I sat down, wrote out a bunch of jokes that I found amusing; and collected […]

What’s New for Designers, December 2017

The holiday season is upon us, and that’s the perfect time to give yourself a few design goodies. While the season for new releases has slowed some, there are still plenty of news design tools and beta releases to test out. Take the opportunity to play with some of these great new elements for designers. […]

Popular Design News of the Week: December 11, 2017 – December 17, 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 #419

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 […]

The Simple Way to Turn Your WordPress Website Into a Mobile App

Even if your WordPress website is mobile-first and responsive, you could still be missing out on a huge chunk of traffic by not offering your visitors a mobile app, and the smooth user experience that comes with it. The only problem is that it’s incredibly difficult (and expensive) to build a native mobile app from […]

10 Game-Changing SEO Tips For Ecommerce in 2018

Traffic is among the deciding factors which determine the ultimate success of an e-commerce website. As it brings potential customers to the businesses, it also helps maintain a robust rank among competitors in Google SERPs. Visibility is the key factor that ensures a website remains displayed on SERPs and keeps attracting users towards its products […]

How to Teach Marketers to Design: 3 Tips and 4 Essential Tools

Professionals often interpret things differently: a common problem when a marketer sets a brief for a designer without clear instructions, is the designer has to redo the project countless times until they are both satisfied with the final result. Sometimes the task can be trivial, so much so that it’s quicker and easier for marketers […]

5 Ways to Make Your Users Angry (And Productive)

Now why on Earth would you want to make anyone angry? Angry people are unpleasant to deal with at the best of times. Getting users angry seems awfully counterproductive. Why did you even write this stu… Well, you don’t want them angry at you, of course. I wrote a whole article about that. Anger, temporary […]

The Ultimate Guide On How To Choose A Domain Name

If you want to launch a website, you’re going to need a domain name. Makes sense, right? Domain names are how people find websites on the Internet, so it’s not like you can just skip the whole thing. But as simple as those words in your browser address bar look, they can be surprisingly difficult […]

Breaking the Grid Without Breaking Design

Symmetry is safe. It’s comfortable, non-threatening, and aesthetically pleasing. It can also be very dull. Using ‘asymmetrical balance’ can make things more interesting while still sticking to a grid to keep things ordered. In design, as in so many other things, the higher the risks the greater the potential rewards. Symmetry has long been considered […]

Popular Design News of the Week: December 4, 2017 – December 10, 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 #418

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 […]

10 Worst SEO Myths

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) myths are usually created by people who either make common sense assumptions that are completely wrong, or they are created intentionally by good/bad people because it is more fun than sticking a carrot up their nose. The algorithm that Google uses is now so complex that some people are giving up […]

Pantone Unveil Ultra Violet As the Color of 2018

Pantone have unveiled their official color of 2018, Ultra Violet (Pantone 18-3838 to be precise.) Pantone have been nominating a color of the year since 2000, and it’s often seen as a barometer for the prevailing cultural mood—although with designers jumping on the annual selection as an easy option for an on-trend palette, it has […]

Related Posts Plugin by Bibblio – Are You Using It Yet?

One of the hardest tasks as a website owner is how to maximise engagement and keep your audience on your site. We all know that website conversions increase the more pages your visitor’s view. But encouraging users to ‘look around’ your website and spend time browsing the content can prove extremely difficult. In this guide […]

10 Tips for Using a Bullet Journal to Boost Creativity

You’ve seen some of the beautiful bullet journals on Pinterest, and there’s more to this trend than an exercise in creativity. Using a bullet journal can make you a master of the website universe. And it all starts with a pen and paper. For those who aren’t familiar, a bullet journal is a notebook (of […]

Great Questions Lead to Great Design: A Guide to the Design Thinking Process

Great designers help teams and stakeholders make better decisions by using questions to identify opportunities, reveal underlying needs, and understand user context. James Dyson, having been inspired by a centrifuge used to separate paint particles from the air, came up with the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner in 1983 after famously going through 5,127 prototypes—the epitome […]

How to Work with the WordPress Database: 11+ Useful SQL Queries

One of the best things about WordPress is how easy it makes it for anyone to have a great looking and functional website without any coding knowledge. It’s perfectly possible to set up a website from scratch, getting it looking exactly how you want it to, and doing whatever you want it to, without writing […]

The UX of Sound: Designing Audio Experiences

For many of us, sound is an essential part of everyday living. Our day starts with a sound of alarm clock and ends with the subtle click of light switcher; sound is all around us during the day, we listen to our favorite music or receive vital information such as news reports on the radio […]

20 Best New Portfolio Sites, December 2017

Jingle those bells, people! It’s December, and Santa brought you portfolio sites. This month’s theme generally seems to be minimalism with a splash of geometric decoration. I mean, there are quite a few design styles represented here, but I’m starting to spot a new/old trend coming on. Well hey, a new trend would be just […]

Popular Design News of the Week: November 27, 2017 – December 3, 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, […]