Comics of the Week #417

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 […]

30 Creative Gifts for Designers, Christmas 2017

It’s that time of year again: The season of peace, goodwill and ‘what can I possibly get Eric/Joanna/Clare/Michael/insert-name’. It’s the first day of advent, and there are just 19 shopping days left until Christmas! But never fear, if you’re struggling to find the perfect gifts for the designers in your life, we have some creative […]

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Fancy Site Doesn’t Suck

Macromedia has a lot to answer for. Flash may be on the way out; but flashy websites reminiscent of the ’90s are very much alive and kicking. They just use JavaScript now. And they take up a lot of bandwidth. Okay, I promise that this won’t be yet another rant extolling the virtues of minimalism, […]

How Designers & Copywriters Can Collaborate (and Why They Should)

The online world is dynamic and constantly evolving. One method holds the high ground today only to lose it tomorrow. But in spite of this volatile nature, one thing remains the sine qua non of online success: Content. However, the question remains whether there’s a type of web content which is one-size-fits-all. The short answer […]

WooCommerce Tutorial: Everything You Need To Launch A Store

Are you looking to create an eCommerce store with WooCommerce? If so, you’re making a great decision! But you might need help getting started with the nitty-gritty details of actually installing and configuring a working WooCommerce store. If that sounds like you – then you’re the perfect person to be reading this WooCommerce tutorial. I’ll […]

Ultimate UX Design Guide to SaaS On-Boarding, Part 4: First Login

This is the 4th part of The Ultimate UX Design Guide to SaaS Customer On-Boarding. SaaS Customer On-boarding is the process that users have to experience while initiating their journey 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 […]

3 Essential Design Trends, December 2017

All three of this month’s essential design trends have to do with typography. And the trends showcase some pretty stellar ways to use beautiful type to create user engagement and make a great first impression. One common theme among these designs is that all of the typography styles are highly readable. If you plan to […]

Popular Design News of the Week: November 20, 2017 – November 26, 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 #416

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 […]

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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blog blog Infographic: 46 Conversion Rate Optimization Hacks Gallery Infographic: 46 Conversion Rate Optimization Hacks Design Infographic: 46 Conversion Rate Optimization HacksIf 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 t… Original source

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 […]