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5 Website Metrics You Can’t Ignore (and How to Design for Them)

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 18 hours ago
Analytics are all the rage. But all those numbers can get overwhelming fast. Here are five website metrics that you can’t ignore—traffic sources, keywords, visitors, top 10 pages, exit pages—and design tweaks you can make so that you’ll see improvement in those areas. (You can find all of these metrics and more in Google Analytics. […]

The Freelancer’s Guide to Success and Happiness

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 6 days ago
With more and more designers going freelance, it could be time you followed. Here are six tips to make sure the move is a happy one.

Comics of the Week #423

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 […]

Free Download: Ecommerce IOS11 Icons

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
Setting up an e-Commerce site? Or looking for some high-quality icons to give your shopping a professional look. From the fine folks at Icons8 we’re offering this awesome set of 40 different iOS 11 glyphs icons dedicated to eCommerce. All icons are provided as PNG, SVG and EPS. Check the license here.    1800+ Unique Hi-Res Patterns from Animals […]

30+ New Top Level Domains for Designers and Developers

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
Come one, come all! There are new(ish) top level domains for sale, and we’re here to tell you all about them! Okay, for the uninitiated, top level domains are basically those little bits at the end of a website’s home address. You know, “.com”, “.org”, “.net”, etc. If you have a website, you could be […]

Comics of the Week #421

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 […]

The State of Web Design, December 2017

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

Framer Launches Fresh New Design Tool

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

Comics of the Week #419

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 […]

Breaking the Grid Without Breaking Design

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

10 Best Free Animation Libraries For The Web

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 days ago
You can build some crazy things with UI animations on the web. This is quickly becoming the norm for modern websites where user engagement is a big deal. If you look around you’ll find plenty of code generators and custom tools to help with animation. But you can also find free libraries that’ll save you […]

8 Sites That Work Just Fine Without JS, Thank You

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 7 days ago
Gather ’round, ladies, gents, and children. Lo, before your very eyes, we shall reveal several freaks of the Internet! Behold! Websites that don’t need JavaScript to display their god-given content! Oh, you think I’m kidding? Websites that are presented by plain old HTML and CSS are becoming increasingly rare. At this juncture, I don’t know […]

7 Great Uses of Gamification in Web Design

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
Gamification as a concept has been around just long enough for a number of experts to come out of nowhere. There was a brief moment where everybody wrote an article or five about it, and then it more or less became the preserve of “gamification experts” and business blogs. The thing is, we should still […]

3 Essential Design Trends, January 2018

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
If you are bored with everything you’ve been toying with in design projects, the start of a new year is a great time to try something new. While the end of the year, can be a slow season when it comes to web design projects, the start of the year is often when new work […]

Why Design Is Bad For Designers (And How To Fix That)

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
If you’re like most talented designers, you have an eye for aesthetics. You understand beauty, design, and symmetry at an almost fundamental level. It’s not just a nice-to-have, it’s an essential component that shapes how you see the world. That’s the problem. Most of the people around you, the people you work with, don’t get […]

8 Tips for Designing Awe-Inspiring Conversational Interfaces

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
UX Design is almost synonymous with conversational interfaces, which are used left, right, and center from natural language messaging to voice-based action. Biggies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon are neck-and-neck when it comes to taking conversation as a platform to the next level with their virtual assistants, that make it easy for users to […]

Popular Design News of the Week: December 18, 2017 – December 24, 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, […]

Download 140 Free Images From Storyblocks

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

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

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

The UX of Sound: Designing Audio Experiences

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

Popular Design News of the Week: January 15, 2018 – January 21, 2018

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 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, […]

Should the Web Have a Universal Design System?

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 week ago
The web is a diverse platform, but that diversity impacts usability and user experience. We explore the case for an open source design system for the entire web.

9 Expensive Ecommerce Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
An online shop’s shipping methods or rates have a significant impact on decreasing cart abandonment rates and driving up additional sales. Customers are just as attracted by low shipping rates, fast shipping options, and good packaging, as they are enticed by competitive market rates of products. Ecommerce sites that have not yet mastered the complexities […]

Popular Design News of the Week: January 1, 2018 – January 7, 2018

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, […]

6 Things to Put in Your Design Guide Right Now

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
A design guide is more than just a document that comes with a new website or brand identity. A good design guide is a work of art in itself and has practical application in everyday design work. It showcases what your project is and aspires to be. It should bring elements of design, voice and […]

?Find Your Creative Freedom Online with Wix

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
What kind of website would you create if you had total creative freedom online? If you had the same kind of comfort level that you have in your sketchbook? If you weren’t hampered by inflexible design tools, and code you don’t understand? That’s the freedom that Wix gives you. The freedom to tell your story […]

Comics of the Week #420

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 […]

To Hell With Subtle Design

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

10 Game-Changing SEO Tips For Ecommerce in 2018

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

20 Best New Portfolio Sites, December 2017

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

Comics of the Week #424

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 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 […]

What’s New for Designers, January 2018

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 1 week ago
Start 2018 by deleting some of those old tools from your computer that you never use in favor of some fresh, new options. While old favorites can be great for a while, there are so many great new elements out there that can streamline your workflow, or help add more creative spark to projects. If […]

How To Create a Living Style Guide

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
Using a living style guide (LSG) to drive development is a practice that is gaining a lot of popularity because it has many advantages, including code efficiency and UI consistency. But, how can you create one? What should you include? And where do you even start? In this tutorial I will delve into the nitty-gritty […]

Comics of the Week #422

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 […]

6 Design Predictions for 2018 (That Might Actually Happen)

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
Happy New Year! At this time every January we try to predict what’s going to happen in our industry over the next 12 months. I hope that 2018 will be a great year for inclusive design, for standards-compliance, for ethical practices. I hope for those things every year, and annually it does feel like we’re […]

9 Consumer Psychology Tactics to Improve Conversions

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
When it comes to first impressions, design is everything. From colors, copy on buy buttons, to the layout of a website. Tapping into what makes brains tick is important for this, and certain aesthetics as far as design goes are much more persuasive if you want the visitors to take some kind of action on […]

6 Ways Illustration Improves UX

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

What’s New for Designers, December 2017

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

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

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

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

How to Build an Interactive HTML5 Ad in 10 Minutes

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 5 days ago
Today we’d like to demonstrate how to build an interactive HTML5 banner ad. This was a project we did for Carlsberg a while back, which we think can be useful for designers and programmers interested in front-end design work. Carlsberg is a multi-billion dollar, global beer brand that employs over 40,000 people around the world. […]

Popular Design News of the Week: January 8, 2018 – January 14, 2018

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, […]

20 Best New Portfolio Sites, January 2018

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 2 weeks ago
And it’s here! January 2018 has arrived in all its cold, cold glory, and I just spent the first few days of it looking at portfolio sites. I do it all for you, dear Readers. I do it all for you. This month doesn’t have a particularly specific theme, unless you count pretty much every […]

10 Surprising Ways Chatbots Are Revolutionizing Ecommerce

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 3 weeks ago
From simply ordering food to booking appointments, hiring services, and or even making bids, customers use online shopping as a friendly, and efficient way to shop. Establishing an online store as unique in its niche is essential for staying ahead of competitors. As the number of consumers increases on a daily basis, online stores have […]

Popular Design News of the Week: December 25, 2017 – December 31, 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, […]

8 Contact Page Mistakes That Are Costing You Conversions

Posted by Web Designer Depot - 4 weeks ago
Landing pages are probably one of the first pages you think about when it comes to creating conversions. But what about the contact page? It is after all the bridge between you and the outside world. As this page will probably be one of the most viewed pages on your site it is also one […]

10 Ways To Learn PPC Like a Pro

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

Popular Design News of the Week: December 11, 2017 – December 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, […]

5 Ways to Make Your Users Angry (And Productive)

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

Comics of the Week #417

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 […]