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3 Smart Ways to Engage Users with Animation

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 6 days ago
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 […]

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

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
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 […]

Comics of the Week #410

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
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 […]

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

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
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 […]

11 Experimental CSS Projects That’Ll Blow Your Mind

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
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 […]

Comics of the Week #408

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
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 Techniques for Engaging Display Type

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
Sometimes your typeface needs to convey feeling as much as meaning, and for that function more designers are turning to dramatic typography. This type of typography is used for more than just legibility and readability (although that is still the primary purpose). Dramatic typography stands out. It reaches through the device screen, demands the viewer’s […]

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

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
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 […]

Popular Design News of the Week: August 28, 2017 – September 3, 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
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, […]

The Myth of Ugly Design

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 months ago
Have you heard the dangerous lie that’s going around? It goes like this: “Design isn’t that important. I have an ugly site and it sells like crazy. It outperforms the ‘well designed’ site I used to have.” This horrible myth is perpetuated by marketers. They tell us… Ugly sites outperform beautiful ones To make our […]

What’s New for Designers, October 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 week ago
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 […]

5 Design Techniques for Better CTA Buttons

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
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 […]

8 Free WordPress Code Generators, Tools, and Webapps

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
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 […]

3 Essential Design Trends, October 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
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” […]

Getting Started With Free Vector App Gravit

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
Free stuff! Get your free stuff here! Well, it’s a free vector editor, anyway. We like those, right? To be more specific, I am talking about Gravit. Like I said, it’s free, it always will be, and it has a little something for most people. Plus, it has a version for just about every desktop […]

Readdress Success

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
I am a failure. My side projects have not made me millions. I’ve not been featured on the App Store. I have not won Site Of The Day on Awwwards, I’ve not even had an Honourable Mention. I’m now over the hill and into my 30’s. My best is past me. I’ve failed at life. Or […]

Popular Design News of the Week: September 11, 2017 – September 17, 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
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, […]

Because Size Matters: 2 Million Free Icons From Iconshock

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
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 […]

Is the Human Designer Facing Extinction?

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
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 […]

Comics of the Week #405

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 months ago
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 […]

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

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 week ago
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, […]

10 Ways for Designers to Woo Developers

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
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 […]

Gain Greater User Insight with Hotjar’s Incoming Feedback?

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
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 […]

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

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
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, […]

Will Gutenberg Kill the Page Builder Industry?

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
The WordPress content management system has built quite an empire for itself, with a community of passionate fans that help push it to new heights. It’s the customizability of the platform that has everyone so excited about the possibilities, and the fact that WordPress powers over 75 million websites (or 28.5% of the internet) means […]

UX at Scale 2017: Free Online Conference with 20,000+ Registrants

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
Scaling design is one of the greatest challenges faced by product teams today. That’s because design just doesn’t scale like engineering. As teams, products, and processes grow, things eventually break. Despite how daunting the challenge seems, plenty of companies have adapted their own best practices over the years. Now they’re going to share their stories […]

Comics of the Week #407

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
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 […]

What’s New for Designers, September 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
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 […]

12 Free AE Tutorials for UX Professionals

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 months ago
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 […]

What’s the Best Music for Designing to?

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 months ago
Madonna once said that music makes the rebel and the bourgeoisie come together. I find it difficult to believe that either of these demographics would spend much time listening to pop from the year 2000, but who am I to argue with Madonna? Now, for the young rebels out there, Madonna was our… ummm… Beyonce, […]

Comics of the Week #411

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 week ago
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 […]

20 Best New Portfolio Sites, October 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
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 […]

4 Things Every Designer Should Know About Whitespace

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
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 […]

Comics of the Week #409

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
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 […]

When Slower UX is Better UX

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
When it comes to technology, faster isn’t always better.  It’s true that 47 percent of people want web pages to load in two seconds or less (and 40 percent abandon sites that take three seconds to load). But when load times drop significantly below that two-second threshold, users start to get skeptical. To understand why, put yourself […]

The Designer’s Guide to Color Contrast

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
The colors you choose while designing a website, poster, or any other type of image, will have a huge impact on whether or not the overall design is successful. After all, there is a lot of psychology behind the colors that people are attracted to, and designers need to incorporate this into everything they do. […]

4 Tricks to Make Load Times Feel Faster

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
No matter how well-designed your user interface may be, at some point or another, people using it are going to have to wait for something to load. The loading time could harm the overall experience. Making users wait too long for your app to load can make users impatient. If users get that feeling, they’ll […]

Popular Design News of the Week: September 4, 2017 – September 10, 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
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, […]

How to Master Microcopy

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 months ago
Microcopy ?is the little bits of text that guide users through an experience. In apps and websites, microcopy includes things like button labels, hint text, and error messages. Often an afterthought that gets quickly added at the end of the development process, microcopy actually provides a really simple way to assist users as they interact […]

How to Design Checkout UX Like a Pro

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 months ago
The checkout experience is arguably the most crucial aspect of your online store. Any hiccups and the customer could get distracted, disappointed, or leave—outing your company (that pays your salary) of precious revenue. It needs to be perfect. As a user experience designer, it’s your job to ensure the checkout experience is seamless and effective. […]

12 Best Web Design Podcasts

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 week ago
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 […]

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

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
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, […]

Dropbox Unveils Brave New Brand Identity

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
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, […]

5 Surefire Ways to Get Users to Scroll

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
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 […]

Popular Design News of the Week: September 18, 2017 – September 24, 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
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, […]

5 Reasons to Fire Your Client

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
I like money. Clients give me money (when everything goes right). Ergo, therefore, and hopefully…clients = money, more clients = more money—I’m actually pretty terrible at math. When you first start out as a freelance designer or even agency. it can be pretty tempting to say “yes” to every single client that comes your way. […]

What 3D UIs Will (Probably) Look Like

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
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 […]

Comics of the Week #406

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
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 […]

20 Best New Portfolio Sites, September 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 months ago
Greetings, Readers! Yep, it’s that time again, that sweet, beautiful time when all the kids go back to school and there is a daily eight-hour window when I can play online games in peace. But instead of doing that, I wrote this article about portfolios you really should be checking out. This month, what now […]

YouTube Unveils 1St New Logo Since Launch

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 months ago
Yesterday YouTube launched a major UI revision to all its channels, from mobile, to games consoles. At the same time it’s made the first significant revision to its logo since its launch 12 years ago. The revised logo has been made live on mobile and desktop, and will begin to appear across all channels in […]