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Startups are notorious for bringing an idea from a concept to a finalized product fast. While there’s certainly something to be said for taking our time and doing in depth research at every milestone, sometimes we just need to get an idea up and running as soon as possible. Rapid prototyping in a startup culture slims the typical design and development process to hit the high points and retouch
Good news, everyone! We’re back with another list of small but useful utilities, plugins that can completely transform the purpose of a WordPress install, and others that introduce slightly experimental concepts to the workflow. Have a look, tell us which are your favorites, and as always, let us know if we missed any other great plugins in the comments. Without further ado, here
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
The season of pumpkins, scares and candy is almost upon us. In a few short weeks All Hallow’s Eve will roll around again and kids of all ages will be dressing up, pranking each other, and overdosing on sugar. If you want your company, blog, or website to join in the fun, then you need this ghoulish vector pack designed by the awesome team over at freepik.com
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 today. So for a few moments, take a
The Web is always being renewed, as old sites die out and new ones spring up. Even established sites need a fresh lick of paint sometimes, and never is there a better way to do that than with a premium freebie from one of the generous developers in our community. New projects are constantly being released that make us excited, curious, inspired and sometimes a little bit jealous. Today
By now, most Apple fans have their hands on an iPhone 6, and they do look pretty incredible — even if Apple have accidentally introduced curved screens. The iPhone is a wonderful example of iterative design; each model is an evolution rather than a revolution, and they all build on the previous design. Looking at the original iPhone, it doesn’t look much like the iPhone 6, but look
All designers love a strong sans-serif typeface, but most of us also love originality; so where to turn with Open Sans, Roboto, and Proxima Nova flooding the Web? Well, how about the outstanding Uni Sans? With its strong outline, geometric regularity, and simple forms we think it’s a winner. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has managed to arrange
Think of design as a road map for consumers, taking them where you want them to go. Design makes an efficient way to get across the message and still make it pretty. That last part is where things start getting sort of weird. Sometimes I just don’t know what to think anymore when it comes to designers. I’ve seen and heard too much and it still keeps pouring in. Some designers are too weird
When I quit my job 7 years ago to go freelance as a web designer, I thought I was finally free. But what I soon realized was I actually didn’t have nearly as much freedom as I thought I would.  After my first year of freelancing, it dawned on me:  I’m not making money when I’m not at my computer, billing for my time. Even as I raised my rates, I found it was difficult to level up my business
For many people the day does not start until they have tasted that first sip of coffee. The drink is thought to stimulate the brain and creativity and includes a great caffeinated pick-me-up. (And thankfully, you can find a coffee shop on almost every corner.) Here we look at 25 great options for creating a WordPress website using a theme designed just for coffee shops, café’s or coffee
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links