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4 Ways To Design a Perfect Split Screen Homepage

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 15 hours ago
One screen divided in two. The split screen technique has long been known in the film industry, with early examples dating back to the silent movies days of the early 20th century, and it is still a popular device in by film and tv today. A split-screen layout is in use when full-screen elements are […]

Popular Design News of the Week: August 7, 2017 – August 13, 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 5 days 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, […]

Comics of the Week #401

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 7 days 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 […]

WordPress.Com Gets Custom Plugins and Themes

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 7 days ago
Praise any deity you’re into, because WordPress just got custom plugins and themes! Again. We are talking, of course, about the WordPress.com hosted service that allows anyone and everyone to make their own WordPress site for free. They just opened up their service to third-party plugins and themes, so go wild! The service has historically, […]

Popular Design News of the Week: July 24, 2017 – July 30, 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, […]

The 3 Times UX Design Is Bad Design

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
Good UX design is terrible. At least it can be. As designers, we’re told that good UX boosts user engagement and satisfaction levels. Want your website or application to be successful? Make the UX your focus. Just one problem: We shouldn’t make UX our focus. There’s a time and place for everything. The vast majority […]

Google Redesigns its Mobile Search

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
Google’s minimal search page has consistently been heralded as a minimalist masterpiece since it first appeared in 1996. It’s been argued by numerous designers—myself included—that it was the perception of Google as a ‘pure’ unadulterated search was more central to Google’s rise and eventual dominance, than the merits of its (in)famous algorithm. So it’s something […]

The Essential Guide to UX for AR

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
2017 looks set to be the year that augmented reality (AR) moves firmly into the mainstream. As the next big technology trend, it looks set to have a massive impact on user experience and, by extension, user experience design. The good news is that augmented reality has the potential to solve user problems that have […]

19 Best New Portfolio Sites, July 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
Hello WDD Readers. It’s July, and is it hot in here, or is it just these awesome portfolios? This month, it seems that post-minimalism and brutalism are giving way to our love of things that look pretty and designery. That’s a word now. Oh, you’ll still see a few sites that embrace the “artist” aesthetic […]

Free Download: Kawaii Summer Icon Pack

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
Spread the summer vibes with this fresh set of icons from Freepik and Flaticon! The Kawaii icons come in three different versions, allowing you to customize their look and colors.   The set is completely scalable so that you can adapt all the vectors to the size that you need. From mellow cocktails to a plane ready to […]

Transform Photos into Art with Deep Learning

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 days ago
Life is like a camera. If things don’t work out, you can take another shot. But if you get that perfect picture, you will want to capture the moment and, perhaps, transform it into a work of art. Have you ever seen art so beautiful and resonating that you wish you could transform your favorite […]

Comics of the Week #402

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 6 days 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 […]

75 Web Animation Tools You Have to Try

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 7 days ago
Animation is one of those trends that has got its claws into web interfaces. Its popularity fluctuates, but it’s always there somewhere, as an essential component in any web site. From tiny, barely visible, loading spinners, to whole page transitions like a movie experience, animation reaches into every area of our designs. For designers looking […]

19 Best New Portfolio Sites, August 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 7 days ago
Hello readers, it’s August, and that joke I made about the heat last month has come back to bite me. On the upside, we have a whole bunch of new portfolios to check out. This month, there is no real theme. Design styles are pretty much all over the place, so there’ll be a little […]

Comics of the Week #400

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 […]

RIP MS Paint, You Will Be Missed

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
It’s a day of mourning for us Windows users. Microsoft Paint will be no mor… ahem, I mean consigned to the Windows Store. Microsoft has officially listed its now-ancient painting app as a deprecated feature. It will be removed from the default Windows installation, replaced by the adequate (if not quite impressive) Paint 3D. It […]

4 Usability Testing Tools for Designers on a Budget

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
Have you ever encountered a website with confusing navigation? Been sent down the wrong path by misleading labels? Or needed your best detective skills to find a particular piece of content? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? What can companies do to ensure that users can find what they are looking for on a website? Usability testing […]

Popular Design News of the Week: July 10, 2017 – July 16, 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, […]

Giveaway: Win 1 of 3 TemplateMonster WordPress Themes

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
We’re not sure what happens…perhaps it’s the Summer heat, or a birthday mood that makes TemplateMonster so generous, but they’re launching a giveaway of WordPress themes that is simply unmissable. If you’re a WordPress fan—like a fifth of the internet—then this is your chance to grab a free theme for your next design project. And […]

Fast-Track Your ECommerce Build with Themify Shoppe for WooCommerce

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
The common belief amongst web designers is that content is king, but that’s not quite true; when it comes to the web, shopping is king. eCommerce nets billions for companies worldwide, as access to global customers means anyone with a quality site can compete with highstreet stores. Unfortunately, building an eCommerce store of your own […]

Why CEOs Don’t Care About UX and How to Change Their Minds

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 days ago
“UX design doesn’t work…And it won’t make us money.” Business executives aren’t all that fond of UX design, or even design in general. It’s an incredibly common problem. Too many executives see good design as an inconvenient expense. At a certain point, executives see UX design as an unnecessary cross to bear. A burden they’re […]

The Micro-Conversion Controversy

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 7 days ago
The UX design process is, in a word, complex. The discipline itself is a jam-packed intersection of contrasting fields, including art, engineering, experimental research, and interpersonal skills—a blend of technical and creative skillsets. UX designers must test, design, architect, write, and do it all ad nauseum until they’ve crafted a completely usable solution. There’s a […]

7 Tools for Developing Your First Progressive Web App

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 7 days ago
UX has been the focal point of modern web development for quite some time now. This is influenced by several factors, including page loading speed, readability, usability, and design. But now that more users prefer mobile web browsing over using desktops, any website—be it a niche blog or an e-commerce store—should start prioritizing mobile friendliness. […]

Improve Your UX With a Niche Approach

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 7 days ago
Mass appeal is a myth. I know that goes against what we’d all like to believe, and your eternal optimist inside probably shouts, “Hey! My product is actually for everyone.” But honestly, it’s true; mass appeal is a myth. Don’t panic though… Being niche does not mean fewer paying customers. Focussing in on a niche is a […]

3 Secrets of Successful AR Design

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
Over the past several years, augmented reality (AR) technology has established a home in entertainment, marketing, education and many other industries. The use of AR apps in the enterprise will grow to $2.4 billion in 2019. On the flip side, augmented reality also brings a lot of challenges for designers. Today most experienced designers have […]

10 Things Every Designer Hates to Hear

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
It’s happened to every designer at some point: A client or co-worker makes an absolutely cringe-worthy comment about your work. Feedback is important. And often the problem with some of these elements no designer ever wants to hear is that they cause a roadblock in the communication process. So here we look at some real-world […]

5 Things Users Want to Know Sooner Rather Than Later

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
When I go to any website, I’m looking for something. I may want to buy a product, or find information, or browse random memes, but whatever it is, I have a goal in mind. That goal could even be subconscious, but it’s there. Human beings never do anything without a reason. Whether or not they […]

Comics of the Week #398

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, July 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
This month’s collection is a mashup of functional finds and fun gems, such as a tool that can help you find stolen images and a website filled with terrible color combinations. There are also tools to help you find APIs, design or development tweets, and new typefaces. Plus, almost everything on the list this month […]

5 Ways Designers Should Develop Empathy

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
Empathy. It’s a virtue. It’s a valuable quality in any human being. It’s a distinct advantage in connecting to people. It’s also kind of the latest design buzzword. But it’s not just a trend. You see, designers are figuring out that being able to empathize with and understand other people leads to creating better interfaces […]

Stockio Free Assets Site Unveiled

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 days ago
Design assets are the lifeblood of any creative process. Images inspire, typefaces communicate, icons clarify. Whatever the scope of your project, assets are the building blocks of your design. Any fresh source of stock assets is a boon to the design community, and the latest treasure trove of resources is stockio.com. Stockio is a collection […]

5 Essential Rules of Wearable Design

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 7 days ago
Wearables are becoming increasingly important devices with a growing array of apps available. There are millions of wearable devices in the market today (including watches, wristbands, glasses, earphones, and rings) and even more are coming. If you haven’t designed for these devices, chances are you’ll have to soon. But wearables present a unique set of […]

6 Ways to Prevent Friction in Your Design

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 7 days ago
In user experience, friction is anything that prevents users from accomplishing their goals. Friction is a major problem because it leads to bouncing, reduces conversions, and frustrates users to the point of abandoning their tasks. In this article, you’ll find how to improve the UX for your users by reducing friction. The Concept of a […]

5 Lessons UX Designers Can Learn From Game Development

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
Game development and web development have more than a few things in common. Specifically—if you’re lucky—you’re developing a product that will be seen and used by thousands, if not millions, of people on a regular basis. You’re going to need a good team, good quality assurance, and whole lot of support staff to answer questions. […]

5 Ways to Make Your Website Stand Out

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
Everyone involved in building a website wants it to stand out from other websites. Clients want to stand out from the competition and leave a favorable impression on potential customers; designers strive for originality and to compete with other designers; back-end developers want a success story in their portfolios and an original or different-looking site […]

Popular Design News of the Week: July 17, 2017 – July 23, 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 Unbreakable Rules for UI Animation on the Web

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
Transitions are a powerful way to communicate a change in a user interface. They can be used in apps to help offload a lot of the cognitive work into the visual cortex: they help transport users between navigational contexts, explain changes in the arrangement of elements on a screen, and reinforce element hierarchy. Consequently they […]

10 Free Kick-Ass Ghost Themes

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
Ghost is a newer blogging CMS placing simplicity over all else. It’s one of the easiest platforms to install and learn on your own. But it certainly doesn’t have as large of a community as WordPress so theme selection is limited. Thankfully there’s a big open source community around Ghost so developers who do create themes often release […]

Popular Design News of the Week: July 3, 2017 – July 9, 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 1 UX Mistake We Nearly All Make

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
UX experts can’t seem to agree. They argue about the details they feel are most important to the user experience. Becoming the user is most important. No you’re wrong. Usability is what matters most! Over and over they argue about the details they feel are most important. Their ‘expert’ opinion doesn’t matter. As designers, we […]

What’s New for Designers, August 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 days ago
Sometimes the summer months can feel like a dead time for new design tools, but not this year. There are plenty of new elements out there to make your life (and projects) that much easier. Plus, almost everything on the list this month is free, except for a couple of tools. They’re sure to be […]

Popular Design News of the Week: July 31, 2017 – August 6, 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 7 days 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, […]

6 Ways Innovative Navigation Enhances UX

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 7 days ago
There are two aspects to designing navigation: How will the content be structured, and how will that structure be presented to the user. Obviously these are not separate, and structure (usually) informs presentation. Navigation involves curation—even though the content that needs to be included may be already decided—how that content is grouped, how the groupings […]

3 Essential Design Trends, August 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
If the dog days of summer have you longing for a change of scenery, this month’s web design trends are the perfect start. While minimalism has been the “it” style of late, more designers are beginning to shift toward more details and features within the layout. The striking design patterns that we are beginning to […]

11 Pricing Table Designs That Really Sell

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
Every SaaS product and subscription website needs a great pricing table. It’s the easiest way to share information with potential buyers and explain the differences in your plans. But with so many websites running pricing tables they can get a little stale. These designs are some of the best I’ve found with fresh trends, color […]

Comics of the Week #399

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 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 […]

How to Build Banners With Custom Fonts Using Just Urls

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
Designing fun, visually appealing party banners can be a complicated task if you don’t have enough graphic design experience or know how to use image editing software, such as Photoshop or Sketch. Buying and installing an image editing software, installing custom fonts, designing the graphics and figuring out how to apply a text overlay can […]

5 Popular UX Patterns That Users Hate

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
UX patterns are design solutions that can be repeated for common problems. Their aim is to make user accessibility much easier, which leads to better performance in terms of conversion or retention. However, sometimes these patterns can actually become quite a nuisance for your users instead of benefitting them. That’s why I’m here to show […]

Comics of the Week #397

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 […]

3 Essential Design Trends, July 2017

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 month ago
This month the focus is on design elements. Many recent trends have involved user patterns, color or typography, but here it’s all about subtle techniques. Essential trends to take note of include downpage navigation, boxes as a design element and plenty of vertical lines and movement. Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1. Downpage […]