Webdesigner Depot Turns One Year Old! (surprises included)

It’s been one year already and today we celebrate WDD’s first birthday!

It’s been an incredible journey so far… and I’ve enjoyed it immensely, and still am.

I started WDD out of my curiosity for blogging and my passion for design. I wanted to put my mark out there by pouring my design vision into the world.

Since WDD began, the blog has been visited by over 10 million people and that number is growing in leaps and bounds month after month.

Today, I’d like to share a few interesting details about myself and WDD, and I also have some very special birthday surprises in store…


Interesting (and not so interesting) facts

I normally don’t get too personal or share much of the behind the scenes going on here, but today’s a special day so let’s do something different… just for fun!

Here are some fun facts about myself and WDD that you may find amusing or completely irrelevant…

  • WDD is run by myself, Walter Apai, out of beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia
  • There are almost 250 articles published on the blog to date and over 16,000 comments
  • WDD has been visited by over 10 million people in the past year
  • The most popular post to date is: How To Choose The Right CMS
  • The most linked to post to date is: Operating System Interface Design
  • The most controversial post to date is: How Not to Design a Logo
  • WDD has over 80k Twitter followers and almost 40k RSS subscribers
  • The most difficult decision for WDD’s design was choosing the right background color
  • In the past year I’ve received and sent over 20,000 emails
  • Steve Jobs himself once sent me an email, too
  • WDD has a mobile version available
  • Most used software: Mail, Firefox, Tweetie, Skype, HootSuite, Photoshop, Transmit, Preview, iTunes and Stickies
  • WDD has been redesigned multiple times, but the design changes have always been very subtle and gradual
  • About 30% of articles written, approved and paid for, never get to be published
  • The most traffic on a single day: 170k visitors
  • Each week’s content is scheduled 1 or 2 weeks in advance
  • I’m mostly criticized for not sticking to only ‘web’ design, yet web design is an extension of ‘design’.
  • 55% of visitors use Firefox, 17% are on Safari
  • 35% of visitors come from the USA, followed by the UK, Canada, Brazil and Germany
  • WDD is published from a 24′ iMac and a 24′ Cinema Display
  • Fortune 500 companies read WDD
  • WDD articles are often used for teaching web design courses
  • WDD is a Scorpio (and I’m a Pisces)


I’d like to thank the Academy…

Ehem, well, sort of…  Firstly, I’d like to thank all of you, the awesome readers who have supported the site throughout. Thanks for leaving those comments!  I mean, the nice comments, of course  :)

A second thank you goes to all the writers who have helped build the site up, as well as our chief editor, Andrew Lobo, who makes sure our articles are up to standard and that we don’t screw up by making horrendous spelling/grammar mistakes.

Last, but certainly not least, thanks to all the advertisers that have supported the site for the past 12 months and especially, a big thanks goes to Todd Garland from BuySellAds.com for getting great companies to advertise on WDD.

A special thanks to Nick Nelson from AN HOSTING and Chris Euland from NetDNA for making sure WDD is always up and running at the fastest possible speed.

Ok, so that’s it for today…  well almost…. just ‘one more thing’… :)


One more thing…

We have some fantastic giveaways lined up for you as a thank you for your support. Here are some wonderful companies that are extending incredible prizes to celebrate WDD’s first year on the Web.

For a chance to win any of these prizes, simply leave a comment below about WDD (e.g. a general comment or what you have learned from WDD, how the blog influenced your design, your career, etc).

The winners and their prizes will be drawn at random and announced on November 18th, just one short week from today, so go ahead and leave a comment below (one per person only).


Woo Themes

Prize: 5 Developer Package themes
About: WOO Themes offers Premium WordPress Themes for all types of web publishers, providing top notch customer service.
Website: WooThemes



About: Flashloaded provides top notch Flash components for Adobe Flash with outstanding customer service.
Prize: 5 Copies of 3D Wall
Website: Flashloaded


Smashing Magazine

Prize: 5 copies of the upcoming Smashing Book
About: Smashing Magazine is a great blog that has been delivering useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers since 2006.
Website: Smashing Magazine



Prize: 5 cash prizes of $100 to be used on any of the Envato marketplaces
About: The Envato Network has a number of awesome design blogs and runs many successful marketplaces for web designers, such as ActiveDen and Graphic River
Website: Envato



About: SitePoint is a fast growing online media company and information provider targeting the Web professional market, specifically Web Developers and Designers.
Prize: 2 copies of the book Principles of Project Management and 2 copies of The Art & Science of JavaScript
Website: SitePoint


Graphic Leftovers

About: A graphics dedicated marketplace featuring royalty-free vectors and images from talented professionals around the world.
Prize: 3 vouchers of $100 each
Website: GraphicLeftovers



About: MOO is a printing company. We print beautiful products, using images you’ve uploaded directly, or designs from our designer galleries.
Prize: 3 sets of cards
Website: Moo


Icon Dock

About: Icon Dock is brough by Nick La from N. Design Studios and Web Designer Wall. The site offers stock icons in vector and pixel format.
Prize: 5 Icon Sets
Website: IconDock



About: VPS Cloud Hosting – The Next Generation of Web Hosting. Build, test and deploy your website on the VPS.NET cloud in minutes and access limitless resources with instant scalability.
Prize: 3 Free VPS accounts for 6 months to the winners. For all WDD readers, 25% off first month with coupon “WDD25”
Website: VPS.net


Jeremy Tuber

About: Jeremy Tuber is the author of two great books for designers and freelancers
Prize: 2 copies of Being a Starving Graphic Artist Sucks and 2 copies of Verbal Kung Fu for Freelancers
Website: Being a Starving Graphic Artist

Once again, to participate in this giveaway, simply leave a comment below about WDD (e.g. a general comment or what you learned from WDD, how the blog influenced your design, your career, etc).

Thanks again for your continued support and here’s to another great year ahead!!!

  • http://www.andrewswanson.net Andrew

    Congrats! Thanks so much for all the great resources!

    • http://sethlunsford.blogspot.com seth

      Happy Birthday!

  • http://bradfrostweb.com/blog Brad Frost


  • http://grid45.com/ scott

    Web Designer Depot has helped me with my design career, and helped me just launch my own design company (http://grid45.com/) WDD has a bunch of useful articles whether you’re a seasoned pro, beginner, freelancer, or just design as a hobby, its great!! Congrats on the 1 year birthday :)

  • http://spintheroom.bkradolfer.com Andre

    Happy One Year Birthday. Very exiting stuff. You guys are a great inspiration! Keep up the great work, I am exited to see what you have in store for us this second year.

  • http://www.patricialupien.com Patricia

    Happy Birthday and congrats! WDD has been a great resource for me, and I can’t wait to see what this next year will bring you.

  • http://www.hannahbeatricewilliams.blogspot.com Hannah Williams

    Great work! I follow you on twitter!

  • http://www.twitter.com/mattycraig Matthew Craig

    Happy Birthday!!!! Congrats!

  • angemy

    Happy birthday WDD!
    You have given me great inspiration every day to try and learn new things. Oh and the resources! Delicious

  • http://Twitter.com Simon

    I love this site! It is just awesome, but shouldn’t we be giving you things since it’s the sites birthday? Anyways…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      I just want a comment…. or maybe I should keep all the prizes to myself!! :)

  • brentcctx

    You’re website has been a tremendous help to us as we put together a non-profit website. We’re responsible for doing everything ourselves at the lowest price possible. We’ve been able to accomplish most of our website goals (to this point) thanks in no small part to WDD. We have an upcoming deadline, and again, thanks to WDD, we should be able to finish the project within the next 14 days. We’re always up for new ideas and new features, so keep the ideas coming. Much appreciated. And thanks & congrats again.

  • http://www.ilikestories.com Stephen Feehily

    WDD has been invaluable for inspiration and resources in this past few months. I follow you on twitter and there is nearly always an interesting article to look at. Whenever I am stuck for an idea or a way of doing something I go to you (and smashing magazine) for ideas and to just absorb knowledge.
    Keep up the amazing work Walter, you are an inspiration and help me on a daily basis! I hope one day I will be able to do that same… Hah yeah right!!

  • http://webmasterjigar.freehostia.com Jigar

    Congratulations to WDD!!..

    And Do Great in Upcoming Years….


  • http://www.twitter.com/_nathanswan Nathan Swan

    Congratulations and well done. In a time where trends and blogs are very common, you’ve made it possible to be well exposed and respected in the online and offline design community.

    I have a lot of your pages saved in my browser pages, kinda like my own personal repository of design inspiration!

    Good Work!

  • Nikhil

    I’ve learned a lot from WDD.. Kudos !!

  • http://www.pauljaques.net Paul Jaques

    Happy Bday! Great post! Must say this blog has been an constant inspiration and source of ideas over the year. Well done and keep it up!

  • http://www.leveltendesign.com Brent

    Happy Birthday and congratulations on a very successful year!

  • http://www.jjying.cn JJ.Ying


  • http://www.mickaeldenie.fr Mickael D.

    Congrats! A lot of good inspiration here :).

  • http://www.twitter.com/wesbos Wes Bos


    I can’t belive WDD is only 1 year old. So amazing!

    I’m a web designer and I check this site every day, always excited for fresh content.

    Keep up the good work, I look forward to many good posts to come :)

  • http://planetoideblanco.blogspot.com/ Jaime

    Congratulations from Mexico!

    This is the most inspirational and useful blog out there. You have helped me a lot in my webdesign process!

    BTW, amazing prices!

  • http://arturnauta.com Carlos A Zambrano

    Thanks for and awesome year of usefull information… you inspired me in my work.. and give great ideas…my next step its try to make a blog like these :] but maybe in spanish!!! for tha Latin Comunity

  • M K

    happy birthday and congratulations WDD! this blog has been very helpful to me over the past few months, and I cant wait to see what the new year brings. lots of luck for the future!

  • http://blog.torybriggs.com Tory

    Congrats WDD! You’ve always served as a great source of info and inspiration.

  • Fernando Silva

    Congratulations!! I would like to thank you for everything! As a design student, I’m not only influenced, inspired and motivated by this site, but I enjoy seeing all the tweets everyday and can’t wait for the next! Thanks again!

  • http://huesy.com Andrew

    Happy Birthday Webdesigner Depot!

    Many articles on this site along with the many you so kindly link to on your Twitter account are an invaluable resource, even more so now that I am starting up a graphic/web design studio. Best wishes and please keep the incredible supply of relevant information coming!

    All the best,

  • zoeve

    Happy B’day WDD.. :).. I’m always inspired with WDD’s articles. It really open my knowledge more about design. Thanks & Congratz WDD.

  • http://www.thikn-press.com Brandon

    The amount of resources you’ve presented in a year along with the amount of research that must have gone into continually finding them is amazing. Congratulations and thank you for all of your hard work.

  • http://th-designs.co.nz/ taeho

    WDD is an oasis in the middle of a coding desert. Happy Birthday and thanks for all the awesome stuff! :)

  • http://www.jaavedkhatree.com.au Jaaved

    Happy Birthday WDD! I can’t recall how I found this website but I found it not long after your first post and have been coming back here daily ever since. The design of WDD, the articles and tweets have all given me more knowledge than I ever expected and has inspired me to no end in my quest to better designer. All the best for the future and wishing you a million more happy birthdays! Much love and respect from Australia.

  • http://DavidCalhounDesign.com David

    Happy Birthday WDD! I love reading your site. Keep it up!

  • http://ntechnologies.co.cc/blog Nikunj Tamboli

    Happy Birthday WDD Congrats on your successfully completion of 1 year & wish you many happy years ahead & thank you for sharing such good articles & keep continuing the good work

  • Sébastien Lavoie

    WDD’s just a great source of inspiration, about web design or just artistic inspiration. I love it and the way it goes over the limits of web design and extends into art. Great job. Keep it up.

  • gamma-normids

    Congrats. I didn’t know you were that young. I follow you via twitter, and I always read your articles and check your links.

    Keep the good work :)

  • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

    Thanks for the really nice words, I really appreciate them!

  • Bonnie

    Congrats WebDesignerDepot! I appreciate all of your great articles! :)

  • http://www.freedomstudios.co.za Graham

    Well firstly very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    In one sense I can’t believe it has already been a year and then again, I can’t believe it has only been a year. With so many achievements one would think the website has been around a lot longer.

    Well done and best wishes for the future!

  • P.Vudhipanee

    Congrats to your 1 yr Anniversary and I am looking forward to more interesting post. Very nice giveaway goodies and very nice of you to want to share your kindness. You’re an inspiration to me.Thank you.

  • http://www.soykion.com.ar kion

    Happy Birthday WDD… hope the WDD motion comes to life! if you know what i mean ;)

  • http://twitter.com/hvishnu999 Vishnu H

    Wow!! Happy Birthday WDD..!!

    I’ve been a regular visitor to WDD for the last 12 months, and I can proudly say that I have learned a lot of things from WDD.

    Me too a Scorpio, and I wish a great future for WDD. Come up with more and more…!

    I promise you dear WDD, I will be a regular visitor to WDD till my last breath.


  • Dan

    Congrats! Looking forward to another year of WDD being a great resource.

  • Nik

    Congrats WWD!!! Awesome Site! Always have fresh and interesting content!! Keep it up!

  • http://webanddesigners.com Webanddesigners

    Happy bday. This site has been a useful resource for me. Hope you can pour more helpful articles in future. All the best

  • Tina

    CONGRATS! *Throws confetti* Ever since I found out about Webdesigner I have come here 24/7 to learn everything and anything to become better in my field. There have been so many useful articles and pointers. So much so that they inspired me to start my own be it small design biz on the side. I am optimistic to its future thanks!

  • Sandeep Deb

    Hey, Great work Walter!! I really love your Logo Design stuff… Very insightful! and the site has been very very inspirational to designers like me.

  • Sandeep Dev

    Hey, Great work Walter!! I really love your Logo Design stuff… Very insightful! and the site has been very very inspirational to designers like me.

  • jimi k

    Congrats. Keep up the good work.

  • BalaSMurali

    W(eb)eldone D(esigner)one D(epot)ude

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      I love all the comments but this one’s very original! :)

      • BalaSMurali

        Oh no(there is a typo) it’s actually W(eb)ell D(esigner)one D(epot)ude….:)

  • http://www.sybotechnologies.com Web Solutions


  • http://the1220.com Sven

    I follow ur twit.. and always some good eye candy.. and inspiration. Thank you the hour soul departure. Congrats and Cheers..

  • Jaison Justus

    Happy Birthday WDD….. Happy Birthday Machu……

    Its awesome to have a website having a big resource and support for free lancers.
    every morning when i woke up first i logging to 5 websites daily one is >>webdesignerdepot.com<<

    i like all the postings and a big thanks for the moderator for hosting a supporter.
    WDD helped me to improve my career and make aware of new technologies and concepts…..

    a lot of wishes to continue this saga forever
    thanks a lot…

    from jaison…

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy To YoU WDD

  • Storm

    Congrats on being one year old! I really thought WDD was a little older because of the ‘wiseness’. WDD is definitly my fave blog to read on a daily basis, and i find you normally have the stuff before other blogs. As a web designer and developer, this site has really helped me. THANK YOU!

  • http://www.graphicdesignblog.org Graphic Design Blog

    Congrats man….I would say its a big achievement to win a big number of fans, just in a year. Really happy for your success and it is always a pleasure coming to your blog.

    Well, I think, we started almost together because GDB also completed its 1 year, couple of months back but missed to celebrate it in a grand way, just like you did ;)

  • http://www.ocdzynr.com OCDzynr


    A million thanks for a year of informative tweets. Please keep the good stuff coming!


  • Razz

    Happy Birthday WDD,
    You inspire me a lot.
    Thank you.

  • Loshon

    Hey, I’m a high-school student exploring the areas of design (and hopefully on my way to crafting a career in it), and webDD has been one if not the most inspirational and helpful as far as planning my future. Also, great resources!
    Thanks for all the great content. Long live Web Designer Depot!

  • Chris Hargrave

    So many great posts… so little time to read them all… THANKS WDD!!

  • http://www.bjornrostad.com Bjorn

    Congratulations WDD. You are a teacher for many of us.

  • http://www.squiders.com Web Design Maidstone

    Many happy returns WDD, you are a part of my daily routine now!

  • http://www.rogerarrieta.com Roger

    I just recently found WDD, and I am so glad I did. So much of an excellent resource I can not go with out now. I recommend to all my friends. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.bloomproduction.com/ Faith

    One year! Thanks for all the tips, I love this site!

  • Cameron

    WWD is not the blog that I would normally read, however, even since I stumbled upon the site via some random source I have never stopped coming back. I am a marketer, not a designer – more and more WWD is inspiring me to teach myself design and begin my journey down the long, windy, and awesome path.

  • http://www.behance.net/raf01 raf0

    i discovered this great place at the beggining of the year when i was starting web design and found out this to be a helpful site in that and many other ways, thanks a lot and keep it up :D

  • http://www.jclardy.com Jeremy

    Congrats, keep them coming, WDD is part of my daily work flow..

  • http://www.decentweblog.com Decent Weblog

    Time really flies very fast. Congratulations on completing 1 year with such success and good luck for future too :)

  • bruno

    hi there! congratz on birthday, and keep the god work coming!!! awesome blog!

  • http://www.jacovox.com Jacobo Villegas

    Congratulations. You inspired me, now i have a web design blog. thanks for the articles and the tweets of the week section is really cool.

  • http://www.distancetohere.com Joshua Wood

    Hey thanks a lot!

  • http://witharock.com Dan P

    Really hopin for that Smashing Book!

  • http://www.podq.com Joshua

    Wow, congratulations! Thanks especially for the little list of interesting tidbits, I liked it. What did Steve-O have to say in his email?

    Your articles really are top notch, keep them coming. Happy Birthday!

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      It was a communication about the iPhone…

  • http://www.what-a-geek.com Adit Gupta

    Congrats WDD and Happy B’day!!! :) WDD has been a great source of inspiration and it really helped me a lot to develop my own blog!..Always looking for awesome posts on WDD!! Thanks WDD!! :)

  • Nikopolidis

    WDD is now one of the best resources on the web about Web Design. Congratulations for this success!!

  • http://www.marietillbert.com Marie Tillbert

    Congratulations WDD !
    An amazing source of inspiration and resources for all web and graphic designers !
    Many thanks from Mallorca, Spain.

  • http://benjamingilbert.net Benjamin Gilbert

    Congratulations, Walter. I’m an avid follower of your twitter and RSS feeds. It’s a fantastic resource for me a a design/CS Engineer. I’ve used the resources for my upcoming iPhone app and SW dev projects. I can’t believe it’s only been a year.

    Congratulations again,

  • JarnoW

    Congrats! There’s no one specific thing, but in general WDD has become one of those blogs I tend to follow. Thanks!

  • http://www.phirephoenix.com/burn Phire

    Congrats on turning one! I only found this site recently (via the “Creative Visual CV article”) but the calibre of the writing and advice found here is spectacular and I’ve been skimming through past articles when I have time to see if there’s anything I can use for my own site re-design. Keep up the great work.

  • Jayman Pandya

    Congratulations Walter… I love your blog and follow is everything that is written religiously… Keep up the amazing work…

  • Max

    Congrats! Keep walking man!

    Your awesome web-site keeps me always on rail of industry trends! Well done!

  • http://webexpedition18.com Nikola Lazarevic



    This site is amazing, lot of great tips and inspiration! Continue with a great work Walter!

  • Won

    Wow, it’s hard to believe WDD is only 1 year old! It feels like I’ve been reading your articles forever. Beautiful website. Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.macnessa.com MacNessa

    Just discovered your site today (where *have* I been browsing!???), added to feed reader, can’t wait for more!! Those packaging designs were *incredible*.

    Looking forward to reading as long as WDD is here.

  • datnq

    Happy birthday WDD! Keep up the good works!

  • Jeremy D

    Happy birthday! Such a great site! And awesome resources!

  • http://www.dreamdust.net Can YILMAZ

    Happy birthday WDD. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.digital-canopy.com Brian

    I watch your feed daily (if not hourly), and cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate all the work you’ve put into WDD. Your site stats and fun facts are, simply put, impressive. Keep up the phenom work.

  • Blurfus

    Congratulations! I had forgotten that you are in my backyard here in Vancouver!
    Awesome stuff!

  • http://www.dreamdust.net Erman KUTLU

    In WDD we trust!

  • http://www.tristanowen.co.za Tristan

    “The most difficult decision for WDD’s design was choosing the right background color” Loved that! Keep up the quality content and the numbers will continue to grow!

  • Seyfeddin Bassarac

    Quality content is what makes WDD special. Congrats, Walter!

  • flow

    i’m not sure how long exactly i know and love wdd, but please keep up the cool work!
    maybe it’s time to put the year next to the date of each post… :)

  • Chap

    Many Happy Returns! Your site has given me the safety blanket of knowing that the answer can be found, and someone’s there to help. Thanks.

  • http://www.neubauer-daniel.de Daniel

    Well it seems nobody is singing here so…

    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday dear Web Designer Depot,
    Happy birthday to you.

    And to add that up, a German song:
    Hoch soll es leben!(Long may it live!)
    Hoch soll es leben!(Long may it live!)
    Dreimal hoch! (Three cheers!)

    I wish you the best and keep up publishing good articles. We(the readers) appreciate the hard work.

    To the next 10 years.

    Best regards,

  • http://www.chrismorata.com Chris Morata

    Congrats! I check WDD every single day for new articles, tips, and tricks that help me become a better web designer/developer! Can’t wait to see what the next year has to bring!

  • http://blogipress.ee Feliks

    WDD gave me a lot inspiration. Thanks!

  • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

    Nice to connect with all of you and thanks for the great wishes and for the singing! I didn’t see that coming :)

  • http://www.abergsdesign.se Åberg

    Congrats!!! WDD is great! Cheers! :)

  • http://www.redbilby.com.au Mike Chanter

    Well done. It is inspirational to see blogs like WDD doing so well. Thanks for all the useful info over the year. Keep up the great work!

  • http://libberding.tumblr.com Liz

    I have WDD in my Google Reader feeds and learn something new with each and every post!

  • http://arbent.net Angie Bowen

    Happy first birthday! WDD is definitely one of the most useful web design blogs out there and I’ve learned so much from it. Thanks so much for all of the great content, I look forward to the next year. :)

  • Loetheri

    Happy Birthday WDD !
    Nice articles in the past and nicer in the futur ;-)

  • http://www.9h9b.com francesco

    Thanks, I follow you every day :)

  • http://lancecore.com Lance

    Happy birthday, WDD! Always the first place I go for inspiration.

  • http://blog.uauzilla.ro Andrei Gabreanu

    Congratulations on your aniversary. WDD has been providing me with so many information that i know consider a must to have for any designer or even developer to read. Cheers and keep up the good work!

  • http://www.moinid.com Web Ideas
  • Tom

    WDD is one of the best sites in the world, without it my boss would have killed me years ago, but thanks to all the amazing tutorials that hasn’t happened yet. So a big happy birthday to WDD!

  • http://designicle.com Designicle

    I’ve learned how important of the colorfull headers from WDD.

  • http://gta.kwivia.co.uk Jack Griffiths

    I love WebDesigner Depot. I came across this website when you followed me on Twitter (@ElatedKitty) and have fell in love with it. Your articles are amazing, and top quality.

  • Rasmus

    Happy birthday! Hoping for yet another (acutally loads) year with this high quality. Keep it up!

  • http://sideradesign.com paul

    Happy birthday Web Designer Depot!
    I’m always excited when a new post popsup in my google reader. Many of my starred items are from your website.
    Thanks for the great freebies too!

  • Michael Polák

    I follow you on twitter. Keep up with the good work.

  • http://diggerdesignlabs.com Steve Robillard

    Happy Birthday and congratulations! Over the last several months I have read more and more of your content and have learned a lot, not bad considering I have been a web worker since 98.


  • David Judik

    Happy birthday WDD! Keep going!

  • http://www.ainform.com Ainform

    Gratz! WDD for us is an inspiration source of every morning! Stay here, be best!

  • http://www.kwl-dresden.de Julia Altermann

    Been following your site almost since the beginning and found many of your articles very helpful and insightful.

    One that helped me in particular with clients (as a newcomer to the webdesign business) was “5 Rotten Things No One Else Has Told You About the Clients You’ll Work For”. Took some of my naive assumptions and turned them into real-world expectations and is really has helped me to deal with clients.

    Keep the good work up.

  • sandman6665

    Congratulations on your first year! Really helps, a great resource on graphics and web design.. :D

  • http://simple-blog.eu Simple

    Well…..this is really kinda “shocking” for me. I thought that WDD is really “old” :). Anyway, for me, discovering WDD was a real pleasure and very inspirational, and I know that this was just the beginning.

    Best wishes and many inspiring posts.

  • http://www.oblongmouth.co.uk oblongmouth

    Happy birthday & thanks for creating such interesting useful content.
    I’ve only recently found WDD, thanks to Smashing Mag I believe, WDD is quickly becoming one of my most visited sites, whether through GReader, Twitter or on my iPhone on the way to work.

  • Tomas

    I have found this site recently but I am already a big fan. :-)

  • http://paullau.wordpress.com/editorial/ Paul Lau

    Happy First Birthday Webdesigner Depot

  • http://www.chethstudios.net cheth

    Happy Birthday guys! You guys were truly awesome! Thanks for all the support by including my blog posts in your favorite tweets roundup and all the traffic you sent to chethstudios. Needless to say you are one of the best design blogs. Tryly helps designers like me to get inspired each day.

  • http://www.05creations.com Dhruv Patel

    Just started following this site and am a big fan already of all the useful content! Keep it up

  • http://wordpress.co.ua AzzePis

    It’s one of the greatest design blogs I’ve seen.
    I reed your posts every day, and have such more inspiration for my design work. Thanks!

  • Gimlimare

    Currently one of the best design blogs on web…

  • http://www.davidhellmann.com David

    WDD puplished a lot of interessting articles. and the design is really nice. good illustrations! :)

  • http://www.paulvelocity.co.uk Paul Velocity

    you have done really well to get a blog so incredibly popular in the space of just one year. WDD has given me plenty of ‘oh, *thats* how its done’ moments and its a place i visit almost every day. Happy birthday

  • Ahmed

    Congratulations, and happy birthday!

    I think that WDD have inspiration resources for designers and developers to be professional :)

  • http://zubeta.com/ 9swords

    Happy Birthday WDD! The internet would not be the same without this blog .

  • http://www.wpfloat.com Peter Vrachas

    Viva la WDD, Happy Birthday! Awesome articles in general, good way to get the brain cells moving around first thing in the morning. Keep it up!

  • http://www.twittergrid.me twittergrid.me

    Happy birthday!
    I’m visiting regularly for inspiration and tips & tricks. Keep on the good work!

  • Nigel Thomson

    Happy Birthday and thanks for all the content.

    For myself the biggest thing I’ve got out of this blog is learning about typography, something I had never thought about, and as I had never strayed from Arial, verdana etc, following some of the links on here was a real eye opener.
    Trying out different fonts especially for body text has been making site just that litle bit different.

    Keep up the good work

  • http://www.colorized.se Jimmy Lönn

    Congratulations! And thanks for beeing so awesome!

  • medali

    Happy Birthday WDD!

    good article and awesome articles to be inspired !!

  • http://www.upsidedowndog.com/ Niilo Tippler

    Hippo Bathday WDD from UDD!! I look forward to your tweets every day and thoroughly enjoy your blog posts, inspirational showcases and cool links. Keep it up!

  • Gabriel A.

    When WDD appeared, I just noted the nice design and didn’t pay much attention to it afterwards. One year later, it’s in my daily “to read” RSS list, and I’ve bookmarked a lot of articles from around here. Why? Because the articles and resources are great and on various occasions I found information here, to the point where I decided this is something to keep tracking. Keep up the good work and congrats!

  • Markgt

    Congratulations on the first year!

    Thanks for all the tips and inspiration :-) keep it coming (via RSS for me)

    heres to another great year!

  • http://www.slightlycurvedcube.co.uk Wayne Hodkinson

    We thank WDD for all the interesting and inspirational posts. Keep up the great work :P

  • Matej

    Happy Brithday, WDD!!

    Great site, one of my favourites! Splendid articles and inspiration pure, that is what we need and that is what you give us :)

  • http://frontand.de Niclas

    Congratulations to WDD and thank you very much for writing!


  • http://boldhand.com Joseph

    *Happy Birthday WDD*, If not for WDD, I would have been and ignorant designer!

  • http://pascalvalentin.perso.sfr.fr Chris Val

    I started interesting myself to webdesign last June. I had a problem, I couldn’t know which site provided reliable info and which one was not. When I first arrived on WDD’s start page, I knew it was part of the serious/reliable/stylish site talking about webdesign. I bookmarked it nearby Smashing Magazine and other nice websites ;)
    Happy Birthday !

  • formlotse

    Happy Birthday WDD! Keep on rocking…

  • http://www.kokushta.com Gjergji Kokushta

    I’ve found WDD from others posting in Twitter and to me it is a great resource of info to improve myself as webdesigner. BIG THANK YOU!


  • http://www.aminte.ro Ioan Albescu

    Happy birthday and many, many years to come. Keep the good work.

  • mitch88

    Happy Birthday

    I have learnt a lot from this blog over the year, especially with regards to structuring and planning my work.

    There has been some great content over the year, keep it coming guys.

  • Michael Thulin

    it feels like yesterday, that this site went online :)
    – Congrats!

  • Tom

    Congrats man!!
    Fantastic blog :)

  • http://topstr.net Matthieu

    Congrats WDD, I love your blog, very inspiring and great quality!

  • http://www.impressivewebs.com Louis

    Thanks for the great resource, Walter, and for letting me have the privilege of writing for your great website.

    What have I learned from WDD? That you’re a fellow Canuck! I assumed you were somewhere in the U.S., so it’s nice to see a Canadian doing so well in the design community.

    The actual things I’ve learned are too numerous to recount, though!

  • http://www.familielivet.dk Janus

    Congrats! Thanks so much for all the great resources!

  • http://www.dvisiondesign.ro Dragos M

    Happy B-day!
    Thanks for the effort and the time invested in the site. Thanks for the great collection of news and resources.

  • http://ravegear.com.au Oskar Kornecki

    Congratulations. I’ve loved reading your articles each week and they really helped me in getting my skills up to top notch.
    Its been a great inspiration to my works!

  • http://www.zeemidesign.com zeemiDesign

    Happy Birthday,

    I’m following you now almost since the very beginning and whether I was looking for the right platform to built my next web site on, some inspiration or the latest CSS3-tricks, my way always lead here.
    Thank you for making such a great blog with amazing content on a regular basis.
    I wish you many more years and some even greater successes.

  • http://designinformer.com Jad Limcaco

    WOW! Happy Birthday!

    I have learned lots of things from WDD but one thing that I really love about the site are the different round-ups of design. Like the most recent article about creative ads, that was cool!

  • http://www.geekinheels.com Geek in Heels

    Happy birthday!

    WDD quickly became one of favorite web design blogs, and I look forward to new articles every day! Here’s to many more to come!

  • http://christopherhein.com Christopher Hein

    I have to say CONGRATS, I would have never in any mind thought that this site was built by one person alone, that is a very impressive feat in it’s own let alone lasting, but there’s no question how when you dive in to the vast articles, I’ve learned such a vast amount of knowledge everyday from just visiting this site.



  • http://www.sansan-cottage.com Andrew Tan

    You always have been inspiring to my design line especially I am a self taught web designer. Please continue to inspire me. Happy Birthday to you, mentor!!!

  • Rene

    …I’ll join the singing…

    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday … dear Web Designer Depot,
    Happy birthday to you.

    Congratulations WDD!

  • http://www.lipelip.com lipelip

    Happy birthday WDD!
    WDD is one of my favorite blog ! Keep up the good work :)

  • Luca

    Happy Birthday WDD! keep up the good work!

  • http://www.isparkle.cn mienflying

    great works! you used only 1 year to get such a huge success. tks for the great articles, and congratulations!

  • flux

    I learned a lot for my design career. Thanks WDD!

  • http://www.kovidesign.sk kovi

    Wow, it’s just WDD’s first birthday? Amazing!

    Happy Birthday from Slovakia!:)

  • http://www.ooidesign.nl Govo

    Congratulations! I visit your blog every morning with a fresh cup of coffee: it provides me with a fresh dose of inspiration :-)
    Keep up the good work

  • http://wanip.info mdomba

    I just recently found your site… I can only say… IT ROCKS !!!

  • http://www.2dforever.com Tom

    Happy birthday!

    WDD is only 1 year old?? That’s quite a bit done in one year so congratulations for that :)
    Blogs like WDD have helped the company I work in *finally* get to a point where we an have our own blog, so I’m very grateful for that!

  • http://www.webdesign-stadler.at Alex

    Dear WDD!
    I wanna thank you very much for your great enthusiasm to WDD, that helps not only me, but also the big webdesigner-and-co-society around the world!
    For me it makes a lot of fun to come here day by day to see, if there are any new articles that I could read.
    In my early years I always tried to getting better in designing by reading just books.
    But with finding WDD, I didn’t found just a dry and boring designblog, I found my new Firefox Startuppage/Homepage, that motivates me day after day for going on with what I like to do: designing
    And its more than this: it helps me to get better and better -> which then leads to having a much nicer looking and more valid WEB :D
    Thanks a lot!
    Best regards, Alex!

  • http://www.becomeyourfursona.com/ Jared Spurbeck

    I’m trying to learn web design on my own, without any money for classes or that many peers I can talk to. Webdesigner Depot was one of the first “real” web design sites I found, and its articles were inspirational. They were some of the first things that got me “thinking like a web designer,” and learning the most basic techniques and trends.

  • http://100lemons.com Andrei

    Congrats guys !!!
    WDD proved me how easy it is to learn/acquire resources for my web based projects. So I started my own business, it is so easy having a resource like WDD ;)

    Keep it up!

  • Aerendyl

    I visit WDD everyday and i am very happy when i see a new article because i always learn something new. Happy birthday and get even more articles in the future. :)

  • http://twmod.org Cadellin

    I’m genuinely surprised that this is only the first birthday. A well thought out and incredibly useful site which has inspired me many a time to greater design standards. Well done and thank you!

  • http://www.osvaldas.info Osvaldas

    Oh, you’ve got very old :-))

  • http://www.belgradeAcoustic.com violinista

    Thank you for everything! Keep up the good work!

    Greetings from Serbia!

  • Enrico

    Happy Birthday WDD! Thank to help me to understand more about the strange world of web!

  • http://www.digitalpaperbox.com Nathalie Werlberger

    It’s hard to believe that WebDesignerDepot is just one year old! I discovered this blog around March this year, and ever since, I have to have a daily look on the blog! I can’t even start telling in how may ways the articles here have helped me!

    I wish many more successful years!

  • http://www.littleboxofideas.com Sneh Roy

    No way! Just 1 year old?? You guys are veterans!!

    Happy Birthday to you Walter and the rest of your wonderful team! Keep rocking! Here’s to many more :)

  • http://mohdrafie.co.uk/ Rafie

    Inspiration. Resources. Fun.

    That is how do I describe WDD. Keep up the good job guys!

  • Sune

    Congrats! love the site, always good quality and diversity. Keep on truckin’

  • Ryno van Niekerk

    Hey WDD, I am a reader from Cape Town, South Africa, Love the informative and inspiring content, we need rescources like the ones you offer especially in emerging markets like south Africa, thanks for the post and keep up the great work!!

  • Tian

    I read articles here everyday.
    They are really helpful to me.
    Thanks and happy birthday!

  • http://www.eyoosuf.com Yoosuf

    Great news!, i know the WWD for many days a go(as fas as checked with RSS feed it says December 21, 2008) i am getting more inspiration stuff, reviews and some tutorials also WordPress stuff much more…

    i am now sort of a WordPress Guru because if WDD

  • Pulga

    Happy 1st year!!!!
    I’m kind of glad that it has sometimes general design articles, I love reading this place every day
    good work!

  • http://www.robertvanhoesel.com Robert van Hoesel

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday, happy birthday
    Happy birthday to you!!!!

    (no copy and pasting… for real! It’s worth the time :D)

  • http://www.fordevs.com joy

    Happy Birthday.. Wish U Great success in the coming years..

  • André

    Happy Birthday!

  • http://www.orangedropdesign.com Andrea Rufo

    Happy B’day! An thank you for all the inspirations and resources!

  • http://www.panixmedia.com Panix

    I first came across WWD while looking for some free icons. Ever since then i’ve been a daily reader and look forward to being shown some cool design related stuff.

    I’m not a big tutorial fan, but WWD supplies great info on the theory of design. Perfect for those trying to educate themselves at their work desks.

    What has WWD taught me? It’s taught me that a lot of people don’t understand the “nofollow” tag in the comments section :)

  • http://twitter.com/takatama takatama

    Happy birthday! My favorite article is http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/09/the-difference-between-art-and-design/

  • David Thalmann

    Happy b-day!

    I’m reading WDD nearly since the launch and I “scan” (sometimes fully read) every article in my rss reader.

    WDD is …

    – my brainfood/f*ck to think about (web)design.
    – keeping me up-2-date about the latest trends / techniques.
    – teaching me about oldskool trends / techniques.
    – awesome designed ( ;-) )

    Greetings from Switzerland

  • http://www.imarscreative.com Kim

    Very Happy Birthday!! Your website is a real treat. First thing I read every morning, great source of learning and inspiration . Keep it on !!
    One question, I am curious to know what is the percentage of french visitors?

  • Aivar

    Been following WDD for couple of months now, it’s just awesome. Happy bday!

  • Vikram Haer

    Happy Birthday WDD! you’ve always been awesome and have helped me learn so much. I’ll always be a devoted reader.

  • http://www.kriesi.at Kriesi

    Happy Birthday! Your site was a great resource for inspiritation during the last year for me! keep up the great work :)

  • http://www.areatrade.co.uk Tony

    WDD has been a great resource for myself personally and for the company I work for.

    I use WDD to keep up to date with all things design and always looking forward to the latest posts.

    One of my fav posts are the weekly “Favorite Tweets of the Week”.

    Keep up the good work and the influential posts.

  • http://matejtoman.com matejtoman.com

    thank you for all great stuff !

  • http://www.websheffield.com Ed Baxter

    WDD has taught me personally how to become a better designer…well I hope so atleast :) Happy Birthday and heres to another year of great tutorials!

  • Munirah

    We love you!! We love you!! And congrats, of course. :)
    Happy 1 year old, WD!

  • bart

    haha, when there is a gift attached the reply’s are huge.
    I’m aware that I am a part of that, but im not replying for the gifts…

    Im here to say: congrats!
    Although im following WDD for just a few months now, i’ve learned a lot from the website. It even has become part of my daily routine to check WDD.
    So thanks! for all the creative input and usefull lessons!

    Greetz from the Netherlands,


  • http://www.jenspaeth.com Jen

    Thanks for all your helpful articles, insights, roundups, and such over the past year.

  • TheHacker

    Happy Birthday WDD i wish you many many many more years of great stories, tips, inspirations… :)

  • http://www.amorwebdesign.com Mark Rosser

    Happy Birthday, thank you for a great site. Excellent, well written articles that have been a useful learning tool over the last yesr. Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.worldmagonline.net Jamil

    Congrats. I didn’t know you were that young.
    I always read your articles and check your links. Keep the good work :)

  • http://www.globe360.blogspot.com Aravindan

    Happy birthday WDD…
    Thank you for providing us with great stuff and being a great source of inspiration…

  • http://mobilewebdesign.de Michael Schwarz

    Happy birthday WDD and all the best for the future. Always a good read…

  • http://krisefe.blogspot.com/ Kris Efe

    Wow! I’m amazed to find out that WWD is only one year old. It looks so professional as if have been here a ages! I love WDD, i’m a design student and I’ve used it all this year WDD as a tool to learn nice stuff they don’t teach in school.

    Happy one year b-day and I wish many more to come!

  • KiT

    Wow! Happy birthday!
    Thanks for all you’ve done so far.
    Please keep up great works :)

  • http://www.easypeasy.ie Dave

    Happy Birthday and Thank you for being you!

    In this Day of Copied / regurgitated content, it is great to find a unique website that holds it own quality content that brings me back time and time again!

    Heres to the next few hundred birthday ;)

  • g.a

    WDD just rocks ! Providing so many informations for free, thank you again ! Very useful website. Congrats !

  • Chris

    Happy Birthday!!

    I’ve only in the last week begun to read your blog and it is now a firm favourite of mine. Keep up the great work and I hope you have an equally successful second year.

  • Abhishek

    Happy Birthday WDD.

    You have been useful and interesting. Hope you grow bigger and better each day.

  • http://www.highresolutiontextures.com 2lip

    Congratulations, Walter! your site always proves to be a valuable resource. especially your recent post about email newsletters will certainly help me on my current project. many thanks for all this great content and keep up the good work!

  • Matthew B

    Happy first birthday!

    I find many useful articles on here, it’s my first stop for inspiration. Keep up the good work. Hope you have many more to come!

  • http://www.squarechilli.co.uk David

    It is hard to believe Designer Depot is only 1 year old! You have the nack of publishing the right articles at the right time, many times have I been half way through a piece of work and a tweet has popped up linking to your latest article. I have a ‘quick look’ at the article and end up spending half a day on it and as a result completely change the direction of my project!

  • irene

    Happy birthday WDD!

    Mine was yesterday, so nearly the same =)
    WDD gives me inspiration – everyday. Topics are not always about the web, that’s what I really enjoy. I’m pretty new in web development and your articles help me to improve my skills. WDD is one of my favourite blogs!
    Thank you and keep on!!

  • http://blog.fazai38.com Fazai38

    I’m one of your really hardcore fans since you launch your site.
    Really happy to see the good work and really helpful articles that helps me on web design.


  • Genevieve

    Happy 1st Birthday! (o^_^o) WebDesignerDepot has become one of my go-to resources for Web Design and has been essential in keeping me in the game, so to speak. Please keep inspiring us, your readers! And here’s to many more birthdays! ;)

  • http://www.kungfudigital.co.uk Illiya

    Thanks Web designer depot! Been following your amazing site now in the whole year you’ve been around and you’ve been a constant place for stunning web design inspiration and resources.

    When I wake up your RSS feed is the first thing I check! Love it!

    Keep it up!


  • http://victorcoulon.fr iVicta

    Joyeux Anniversaire from Paris !
    French people love to learn with your amazing website. Really !
    Take care.


  • http://www.loriskumo.com Kumo

    ハッピバスデ !

    Happy Birthday ! And thanks !

  • http://www.elliottrodgers.com/ Elliott

    Hi Walter,

    Happy First Birthday!

    I love the range of articles, I’ve learnt plenty, enjoyed some great non web design articles that I would never have seen otherwise.

    I follow WDD on Twitter and link to you from my site.


  • Massimo

    Apart the awesome work, articles and design of the site, the thing that amazes me the most is that you have managed to make this blog a “million visitor blog” in such a short time :)

    Keep up the good work

  • http://blog.tribak.org/ Tribak

    Felicidades WDD ^^

  • http://www.findawebsite.net/ shiyon

    Congrats and Thanks.
    This is a great way to celebrate a birthday..!!

  • http://www.bloggerthemes.net Asker

    All I can say can be included on one single word


  • http://www.joakimkejser.dk Joakim Kejser

    Happy Birthday!
    Thanks for a great amount of amazing content – i follow you every week!
    Keep it up!

  • http://www.julien-breux.com Julien Breux

    Happy birthday WDD !!!!!

  • http://www.spaghettiwordpress.com Paolo

    Congratulations from Italy! There are always greast resources here on WDD!

  • http://profitvania.com Jesse Nano

    Congrats :)

    I can’t say that the whole website influenced me but the “How to choose the right CMS” and “how to not design a logo” posts have had a pretty good impact on me, especially the first…I was always with WordPress in mind, for me and my clients…until I read your article I didn’t realize that the others were that good too.

    Great work, and to many more years, even more successful then this one :)

  • http://drehmenezes.co.cc dreh menezes

    Happy anniversary!
    And keep up with the great work so everybody can enjoy articles and resources for inspiration like I do. =)

  • http://www.danielscheidl.eu Daniel

    Happy Birthday WDD!
    First things first…
    I get your Posts through RSS regularly and I’m surprised each time about the high quality!
    But what I think of when I hear “WDD” is not only the great content. It is your great Blog Design which inspired me so much.
    So I hope you continue blogging and I wish you all the best!

  • http://www.jaydev.co.uk Jay

    Many congratulations to WDD on its 1st birthday.

    It has been immence help that I’ve received from WDD. There is so much valuable information that you guys are sharing here which has definately helped in my career.

    Keep it up and all the best for the next year.

  • http://www.thebookish.info Sameh

    Happy birthday, I love webdesignerdepot.com, I read it all the time and it helped me a lot, I can see that a lot of your articles are in my bookmarks list.

  • http://blogfreakz.com mupet

    Happy birthday WDD, i learn much from this site. Im newbie in this world, so would you please … give smashingmagazine books….:D
    Congrat… congrats

  • http://www.inspiredcss.com InspiredCSS

    Happy Birthday and congratulations on such a fantastic resource.

    I’m very new to the site but alreay its one of the first sites I look at in the morning when I switch my machine on.

    Heres to many more happy years of great tutorials and advice!

  • Tom

    Congratz from the Netherlands!
    This really is a great site, it helps me and my career very much.

  • http://eugen.io Eugenio Grigolon

    WDD is the first site I use to find inspirations, tricks, and have fun. You guys rock!

    Thanks for the effort and happy bday! ;)

  • meep meep

    happy birthday. i’m not in the design business at all but nevertheless i enjoy reading your excellent articles.

  • http://www.matthojo.co.uk Matt Hojo


  • http://jessicavoight.com/blog/ Jessica Voight

    Happy Birthday WDD! & Thank you for all the useful information about design, but more importantly housing it all in a playfully designed theme!

  • http://twitter.com/designiac designiac

    Among the Smashing Magazine is this my favorite webdesign blog. Surprised that it’s only one year old – this should mean that I’ve been following this website almost since the beginning.
    I just checked your traffic/page views – impressive!
    Keep going!

  • http://chapolito.com chapolito

    congrats & thanks :)

  • Arvind Singh

    Congratulations on the 1st Anniversary…Tough I started following your blog just 2 months ago, I have really enjoyed it. Keep up the Good Work.. :D:D:D:D

  • http://www.tarrask.com Alex

    happy birthday.

    please, keep up the good work. :D

  • http://www.martinkiland.se Martin Kiland

    Congrats!! I recantly found this blog. And its a big inspiration even for me in Sweden.

  • http://webdesigncore.com Aki

    Happy Birthday WDD! Thanks for all the resource, I love this site!

  • Farukh Bashir

    WDD helped me to broaden my reach for design related stuff. Be it logo design, website. The work posted here along with the information really does open the world of possibilities.

  • http://www.chopeh.com chopeh

    One year goes really fast! Congrats, and keep it up.

  • http://eugenefabian.com eugene

    woot woot! congrats guys! you just don’t know how many frustrated designers you have helped. :) more power and keep up the amazing work!

  • http://www.rachilli.co.uk Rachel

    WDD is an amazing resource for all designers, whether they are web based or not, so congratulations on your 1st Bithday! :) WDD has personally helped me because it was one of the only good design sites I came across when I first started looking more at them in the past year to six months. WDD has had so many interesting, thought provoking and also inspiring posts. It has helped me to focus, to think in a creative way and to also educate me in many different aspects of web design. I think without actually discovering WDD, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to go ahead and launch my portfolio website as successfully as I did (www.rachilli.co.uk)

    Thanks so much for a brilliant website, and keep up the great work (as I’m sure you will!)

  • http://c-chingz.blogspot.com Chingy

    Wow you’re one! Congrats WDD! :D I first stumbled upon this website when I was searching for tutorials, and I have not stopped coming in after that! 18th Nov! my birthday as well! :D

    Anyways, looking forward for more good contents from WDD! :D

  • http://nadinerine.com nadine

    I always find WDD an awesome read and packed with great resources! Congratulations on turning one! :)

  • http://axer.xz.lt goaxer

    Happy Birthday,
    one of the best blogs for designers!
    Hope other years will be even more better and better.

  • http://www.copy-girl.co.uk Ali

    Always a great source of inspiration! Thanks guys!

  • http://www.lastwebdesigner.com Antonio

    Happy birthday!

    WDD help me a lot with your useful articles about design.

    I really love the inspiration articles and your blog design.


  • Sam Benson

    Conrats WDD – happy birthday!

  • http://hjacob.com/blog/ Hendrik

    Wow – impressive stats! Getting 40.000 Subscribers / 80.000 Followers by “just” 250 Postings sounds like pretty good ROI :) And on average 64 comments per posting – i guess most bloggers just dream of this numbers.

    So: Very well done & my gratulations!

  • http://genuineseo.net Eddie Gear

    Hi there,

    Congratulations! Good to see that the site is 1 yr old. I’ve been following this site for quite sometime and have learnt a lot which has helped in in some way or the other to design my own site and be fore creative. Thanks for everything.

    Eddie Gear

  • http://www.twitter.com/kirasong Kira

    Happy Birthday, Webdesigner Depot!!! You’ve accomplished alot in only one year – respect. Thanks for all the great content, keep it up!

  • http://www.simplyarun.com Arun

    Happy Birthday WDD! Can’t believe it’s one year already. Love your site and look forward to more inspiration from you!

    Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.pccompete.com/ AttaweeJ

    Happy Birthday WebDesignerDepot! Keep up the good work!

  • Cinzia

    Happy birthday! I like all your articles, they’re a source of inspiration. ;-)

  • http://www.shachii.com Shachii

    Learnt a lot from here…
    Great posts and resources.
    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great year ahead!!


  • Eric Grint

    Happy B’Day WDD!! Ure doing a gr8 job :D

  • http://www.ederntal.com ederntal

    I came here from Smashing Magazine.
    Happy Birthday from France :)

  • Whitx studios

    Congrats on the Bday! I love the site and check it almost everyday as well as follow it on twitter…keep up the great work!

  • Dongy


    Thanks for providing all the good stuff!
    Keep on enlighting us!

  • http://shhdesign.co.uk Steve Hoskins

    Congrats! Cannot believe it is a year already! Helped me out with a lot of great content!

    Keep it up! and hope its the start to many many years!

  • http://www.blog.grafitee.fr Kapsteur

    Happy B-Day WDD. I love your content, continue

  • http://www.fudgegraphics.com Franz Jeitz

    Time flies. I still remember when WDD was just launched. It’s amazing how far you’ve come in just a year. Congratulations Walter. You’ve done a tremendous job and deserve each one of the followers, subscribers and visitors. I wish you all the best for the years to come!

  • Sven

    Happy Birthday,
    mhm … since i’ve began to follow WDD’s posts at twitter, my designs became more detailed and colourful. same happens to typo.
    so rock on and give me inspiration!

  • http://www.holeycoww.co.uk holeycoww

    It’s been a honor to be featured on this website, well done for passing the one year mark and all the best for the future…keep up the good work chap!

  • http://www.dan123.co.uk Daniel Jakubowicz

    Congrats WDD! You’re one of my fav websites. Keep up doing what you do. You’re great!

  • http://rienrienrien.fr Nathan

    i love you

  • RoaldA

    Nice, congratz! :D

  • http://blog.alboh.de daniel

    alles gute webdesignerdepot und noch viele weitere erfolgreiche Jahre

  • Felix

    Hey, Happy Birthday from Germany!
    I love your blog. There is always stuff to discover. I also love to browse through older articles and find some helpful information I didnt know before.

    Thank you and keep it up!

  • http://claimid.com/ilamaan Lamaan

    Web Designer Depot helped me a a lot in my web design works. It’s helpful articles are ones that I can’t forget. Thank You for helping me. Looking forward for more new and interesting articles to read on WDD.

  • http://www.vunkyblog.net Vunky

    Wow, 10 million visitors in just one year. Congratulations! The ultimate blogger dream ;)

    Keep up the good work.

  • http://atomicant.co.uk Marek

    Happy b-day WDD! Thank you for all the great stuff you are publishing!

  • Maarten

    This is one the first time I visit you so I don’t have much to say about WD. I can say that I will keep an eye on this website and hope to win a prize! ;-)

  • Ofer Kan-Tor

    Happy Birthday WDD!!!

    I started designing for web and desktop apps about 3 years ago, and I can definitely say that WDD has been the most helpful resource for me to grow and expand my skills.
    I really appreciate what you’ve done over the last year and i can only wish that it will keep on going for many more!

    So in other words… Don’t stop doing what you’re best at, influencing designers and expanding the knowledge of the world :-)

  • http://www.creatyna.pl Agahmemnon

    Happy Birthday!

    All of your posts are great!!!

  • http://ivanbernat.com Ivan

    Keep up to great work, you’re number #1 on my all-time favorite design blogs!!

  • indigo

    Happy Birthday WDD! I’m not a web designer, still i read this great blog on a constant basis, as it provides some interesting and insightful thoughts on design and the Web in general. Thanks and keep up with the great job!

  • http://www.hervedesign.com Jeremy

    Congrats! Web designer Depot has managed to become one of the most important design blogs in so little time!

    But you deserve, content is great, useful, a must in my RSS reader every day, for design inspiration and help!

    Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.katherinecory.com Katherine

    I always like the tweets of the week, I had to think I missed out on something interesting on Twitter!

    Congrats on your birthday :)

  • Björn Claussen

    Congratulations! Herzlichen Glückwunsch! I wait for the next 10 years!! ;-)

  • http://www.kadr.nl Kadr Design

    Sweet site. Happy Birthday!

  • http://twitter.com/beet09 Bee Todd

    Happy Birthday WDD. *blows party blower*
    I have always loved this blog for its inspiration, guidance and great advice. Your header illustration pushed me to beyond my comfort zone to be creative by thinking outside the square or ‘container’. Keep up the great amount of effort that makes this blog one of the best on the web!!

  • http://www.sintochos.com Klian

    Thanks to WDD for all of those resources :)

  • http://www.laurarees.co.uk La

    Happy Birthday WDD! Congratulations on the journey so far and good luck with the road ahead. The depot is my favourite source for incredibly inspiring articles, well researched guides and great content, so thank you!

  • http://www.emotionstudios.net Mike

    As an accessibility freak, WDD had a few nice posts and I’m looking forward to read more on this important matter. Thank you and Happy birthday!

  • http://www.dasim.cz/ verisof

    Congratulations and thanks for a good work. I always like to read articles here

  • http://dark-vision.cz Trinity

    Happy B-Day :) and tons of amazing ideas in next year of life. This blog is great resource for designer’s imagination and full of good suggestions, which I used most when redesigning or just creating graphics from scratch.

  • http://www.wrench.se/markus Markus

    Happy Birthday Webdesigner Depot!
    I’ve been following WDD almost every day for a couple of months now. And surely I’ll be reading even more awesome and seriously valuable stuff for years to come!

    Keep on rockin’ !

  • http://guillaumeflandre.com Guillaume

    WDD taught me to think like a designer, even though I’m a developer. Thanks for the awesome articles!

  • http://danielmorgan.co.uk Daniel

    Happy Birthday!

    A few of the (many) times I’ve visited WDD, there has been an article which has been perfect for the work I’m doing. For example, the email newsletter article on Monday came in at perfect timing for a client project I was beginning work on!

    Thanks for all your great work!

  • http://www.creativeweek.org Ciprian Palici

    Congrats! and thanks guys for your awesome work!

  • http://www.freyhauer.de Christopher

    Happy Birthday to you.

    Thank you for all your advices. They helped me a lot during my study.

    Keep going.

  • http://www.brandjoe.com Joe

    Happy Birthday, it’s a great site and I’m really impressed with your your Stats for only one year!! I’m a designer / marketing kinda guy, i’ve found the posts and the resources invaluable keep up the good work!

    Happy MOvember people!


  • http://www.susanengel.co.uk susan engel

    oh well done!! congrats, i read regularly :)

  • http://www.dschu.de dschu

    Happy Birthday!
    I’ve got out of this blog many different things.
    Typography in webdesign is one of my favorite topics.

    Keep on movin’


  • http://www.ravi.uxdsign.com Ravikumar V.

    I hate WDD it looks ugly confusable with lot of images and contents” – hey wait wait dont be angry on me. This is what I thought on my first look on

    WDD. But now I am visiting this site 3 times a day :) (after breakfast, lunch and dinner). I cant believe that its age is just “One” when it works likae an amateau website. It was an unexpected visit to WDD (when searching for logo

    impression via google though), but when “I get my answerw without asking questions in one site” I just started to love WDD. I just started to collect

    color theme, icons, logo impressions, Creative web designs showcases, useful articles about usability and here the right side advertisements also

    teaching me a Good designing skills. Its really unbelievable, excellent website for all kind of webdesigners – begginer to expert. My favourite article

    is Microsoft vs Apple – As a windows user Iam still supports MS who loves Apple’s website design and its icon, yes you can include the iphone also :), to speak frankly im little fuzzy with english, WDD not only teaching the designing skills also the english and communication skills.
    My big applause for WDD
    Thanks a lot
    Ravikumar V.

  • http://www.theroxor.com Kevin

    Happy birthday. Can’t believe this blog is already 1 year old. I hope to see WDD for many more years after this. And nice give-away too :)

  • Artem Pereverzev

    Congratulations, Walter!

    Just one year old and WDD has been a tremendous design inspiration and resource for me. Hope you continue to deliver quality posts. Thanks for all your work!

  • Nuno

    Thanks for being here :)
    love your articles!

  • Red

    See the header banner image above? When I first saw it on my wide screen monitor, I realized that I do need to have my designs “degrade” to wider screens gracefully. I have since been using it (specifically its image dimensions) as a template for my designs.

  • Zlatka

    Happy Birthday and I wish you many many many more :D
    I found lots of useful articles, tips & tricks here. Keep ’em coming!

  • http://www.lukesbeard.com Lukes Beard

    Here is to another great year guys , such as massive well done so far for a beautiful piece of the internet.

  • Emma Rose

    Congratulations and a happy one year birthday!

    Keep up the inspirational work!

  • Riitta

    Congratulations! I’m fairly new to WDD, but I’ve read some really really inspiring and useful articles while trying to get back into the “scene”. Thanks for being such a good resource. :)

  • http://www.infictus.com Paul

    Congrats WDD! Thank you for a year’s worth of inspiration!

    PS. Why did Steve Jobs contact you? *curious*

  • http://designsy.com Designsy

    Amazing ! Great Job Mr. Apai,
    I like the way you publish & write.
    Quote: Steve Jobs himself once sent me an email, too
    Nice one Dode :)

  • Arun

    WoW !! Congrats … that has been an incredible journey, for me too !! For being a novice in web design Now I am well proficient in PS, XHTML and CSS. I started web designing about a year ago and websites like SM, net tuts, noupe, and yours proved really helpful and uplifted my skills.
    Now i aspire to start my own blog and give nback to community, what i have learnt so far… can you give some suggestions to me … I will be very thankful.

    Once again…congrats.. and all the best for future !! Keep it up..

  • http://tutsaz.com Seraph

    Congrats for the birthday! I hope you will grow up to take your driver licence :)

  • http://www.ltheobald.co.uk Lee Theobald

    Happy birthday WDD! Thank you for easing me into my work day every morning by giving me something interesting to read with my morning coffee.

  • Mathias

    Wow, this is great news! Congrats WDD, and thank you, you’ve really been a big part of my design career :)

  • http://www.marcellobrivio.com Marcello

    This is a GREAT web site. Thank you for your passion and happy birthday.

  • Chris R

    Congrats, huge success considering you are only a year old!

  • tw4n

    Congratulations WDD, thanks for all the quality articles on webdesign and keep them coming in your second year! I especially like the articles that go beyond the general approach on webdesign and are focused on small details to make things perfect.

  • http://www.debouwers.nl Peter de Lange

    Happy Birthday WDD!

    Thanks for all the great posts so far and we look forward to see more of those great articles.

  • Abulafio

    Happy Birthday! You are doing a really GREAT job!!

  • Daniel

    Well done! As a web developer and freelancer I love to read your blog and wish you good luck in the future!

  • Donkeychop

    Congratulations on your First Birthday.
    You are a recent find for me, and so far i have been very impressed with what i have seen and read. Keep this up, and i will be celebrating your second year.

  • Omar Abdelhaq

    Got Inspired, found solutions, found advice, felt ambitious and wanted to do something new like it?

    Yes, all of these feelings and more, I had while following @DesignerDepot on twitter, and reading your posts.

    Happy Birthday, and keep up the good work.

  • Malte

    Congratulations on 1 year!

  • Eduardo Kormives

    Happy Birthday from Brazil. Keep doing this awesome content and you’ll receive another Steve Jobs’s email, heheh

  • Rhonda

    I LOVE WDD! I hope it around for many years to come! Happy Birthday!

  • http://www.jonathlee.com Jonath Lee

    Happy Birthday to you WebDesignerDepot. You enlightened the scene of web design so much in 1 year time.

  • http://www.zappd.com/portfolio Norbert

    Congrats on the birthday! These are the type of sites that keep me going. Thanks for all the hard work.

  • http://www.utopianhere.com Utopianb

    Congrats on 1 year. Thanks for your good services.

  • http://www.jacoponardiello.com Jasha


    This blog is one of the few island providing constantly great and valuable resources, a true reference for wendesigners!


  • Jan

    Congrats and thank you for many interesting posting. It has influenced my work to some extent and got my brain spinning! :)

  • http://buenasideaspy.com DarthVinsus

    Congratulations WDD Happy first year. A lot of articles were very useful! Thanks a lot for all the inspiration and ideas.

    Keep up the good work

  • Yannick

    Happy birthday!
    WDD is AWESOME!!!

  • Yori_

    Just awesome articles in general!
    Nice touch on showing those interesting facts XD

    Happy Birthday!!

  • Dave Osborn

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY WDD! Really appreciate all your useful and inspirational content.

  • Ben Jackson

    Happy Birthday,
    You’ve helped me out on numerous occasions so thanks for that! Keep up the good work!

  • http://twitter.com/mokin27 mokin

    Happy Birthday WDD Congrats on your successfully.

  • RaX


  • satya

    Happy Birthday!!!! Congrats!

  • http://www.asteriskwebstudio.com Asterisk Web Studio

    Congratulation!! Web Designer Depot.. We’re big fan of WDD and read from Feed. Want to say “Happy Birthday!!”

  • http://www.varitek.co.uk/ Jason

    All the very best guys, may you continue for many years to come.

  • http://www.sbstn.nl Bas

    Congratulations WDD!

    WDD is still inspiring me and i think it has great web-related resources!

  • http://www.pastadigital.com Wesley WFO

    :) Thank you to WDD and thank you by cite my country(Brazil) in your text…

    Good job to all writters on WDD.

  • http://exorbitans.de lognzack

    Happy Birthday WDD!

    I love to read your articles every day and have learned a lot so far.

    You made me stop using tables for website design, I think, thats great…

    Go on!

  • Adomas Sliuzinskas

    Happy birthday! Keep on being such a great resource :)

  • Simon

    Happy Birthday!

    I’m not really a designer, but as someone wrote in one of your articles, design is something you can learn. And that’s why I’m here.

    Keep up the good work

  • http://www.mariusstuparu.com Marius

    “WDD is a Scorpio (and I’m a Pisces)” – Perfect combination :D (my girlfriend is Pisces, I’m Scorpio, we love each other passionately)

    On a less anecdotal side, congratulations, you’re doing a great job. Keep them (articles) coming.

  • Michał Żadkowski

    Excellent site, hope to jump on the giveaway train.

  • http://www.iconpaper.org Vivian

    Congrats :-), well-deserved.
    You are a daily inspiration for us.

  • Alex L.

    I’ve learned so much about Freelancing then I could ever wish. So when I think that I have the skills to do it, I can just jump right in thanks to all your articles.

  • Erik


    Keep on going the good work..

  • http://www.visualappeal.de tim Helfensdörfer

    I read the blog every day.

  • http://timotee.com Tim Hofman

    Love, love, love…

    Too bad your site doesn’t have a finger, or I would put a ring on it.


  • http://www.edwardlewis.me Edward Lewis

    Keep up the good work :)))

  • Nathan Hoernig

    Pretty sure the most shocking thing is that you’re only 1 year old! Lord you seem more established than that…this is a compliment.

    I’ve been following your blog for a few good strong months now and love it. Congratulations on your over-whelming success…from one pisces to another.

  • http://www.bittrack.it/ Raspo

    Over 10 million people in one year?


  • http://tom.ride-earth.org.uk/ Tom Allen

    Thanks for all of this great content. WDD has really helped me sharpen up my understanding of web design as a web developer :)

  • http://www.harveybp.com/ Sean

    Your site has provided a place for me to narrow my focus and cut down my time searching for the ‘latest & greatest’; and it’s normally fun to read.

  • John DeBoer

    Congratulations on your first year. Passing by daily and learned a lot.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Krimo

    Thanks again for wonderful resources!

  • http://www.designfellow.com DesignFellow

    Congrats WDD! ;-)

    I thought WDD started a long back.. I am surprised to hear this news..
    This one year old baby run very fast. Really!
    Great Achievement – Cheers Walter Apai ;-)

    Some more WDD facts from me ;)

    1. Out of 20,000 mails, one is mine.
    2. I am also a “Scorpio”

    Keep up the good work in upcoming years..

    Cheers ;-)

  • http://www.jimmacleod.com Jim MacLeod

    Great website. Congrats on the anniversary.

  • http://realmedia.it Gadjodilo

    Happy Birthday to my favorite Blog !

  • endica

    Happy birthday WDD! Your site is growing fast and every day better. I’m just a simple gfx fanatic, but you guys are inspiring me more than others. Congrats! 100 of this years!

  • http://nefretizm.deviantart.com/gallery/#Web umut işbilir

    happy birtday WDD!

    Good stuff,
    Great inspiration!

  • David Woodfield

    Happy Birthday! I’m a developer who loves designers, apparently that’s rare. I love Reading all the articles on web design it fascinates me. Keep up te good work!!!

  • Ana

    I’m actually not a designer, but a videomaker – but following blogs like yours is a way to keep the video ideas fresh, as well. Very good job!

  • http://www.workstationsetups.com Richard Cloutier

    Happy Birthday !

    My favorite article on WDD was The Workstations of Popular Websites (http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/02/the-workstations-of-popular-websites/)

    Thanks and keep the good work up.

    Btw, thanks for the giveaway ! ;)

  • Håkan Johansson

    Happy birthday!
    No better place for a web design student can be found on all of the internet. WDD has become a natural part of my morning routine and never fails to provide great content.

  • http://thethingsido.net Philipp Schmitt

    Congrats & Happy Birthday WDD!
    I’ve learned a lot from your articles!

  • Alfonso Martinez

    Happy Birthday WDD!! Great year, keep going!

  • http://spotmeon.blogspot.com Gaurav M

    happy birthday web designer depot!

  • http://www.meatonahook.com Ryan B

    Congrats! Definitely one of my regular sites. Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.villavizar.com Gustavo Villavizar

    Wow, a year already? Congratulations for the great job your doing on WDD, a really good resource with really useful content. Most of the time I print that content to read it while not online…have you ever though about writing a book?

    That, along with the Smashing Book, will be hot!

  • http://www.spiralli.ie Spiralli

    I’ve been subscribed to the rss feed for quite a while, and enjoyed the diverse range of topics covered. I wish you a happy birthday and continued success.

  • http://www.fakeblog.de Floyd

    At first: Happy Birthday to you! 1 year gone. That was really fast. Thanks for the great research you do, for most of your articles and your daily inspiration.

    Can´t live without anymore. keep up what you are doing. Stand strong.

  • Luis Tomás

    Hey WDD, Happy Birthday!

    Thanks for all the resources and inspiration you’ve given me.

    I loved the post about How Not to Design a Logo, it helped me to organize a little bit better the swamp that my brain actually is.

    Keep thrilling me!!

    PS – the background color? spot on!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/deiby deiby

    Personally, for about a year I’ve ended up here from one source or another. Not just occasionally, but constantly. It’s because of the consistently high quality articles and content. Happy Bday :)

  • http://andrewpossehl.com Andrew Possehl

    Great work! Love WDD!

  • Alex C.

    Happy Birthday WDD!
    In the past year I’ve learned a lot of things from your articles, and got a lot of inspiration! Thank you very much!

  • Stefan

    Happy Birthday! I´m a big fan of WDD, too. Love your “Tweets of the week”. Always a nice inspiration. Keep it up! Stefan from Germany

  • http://www.gldstudio.com Matt Ashwood

    Well first off, Happy Birthday and congrats on being such a success!

    I actually first stumbled onto this site by mistake, but have been visiting daily ever since. Great mix of articles and resources I can refer to on a day to day basis whether for web or print design.

    Keep up the great articles!

  • http://www.tyylitiedosto.fi jarnof

    Hi, Thanks for the blog. Content is usually great. This is one of those sites on top of my RSS-reader.

  • Steve


  • http://www.simplicious.at Markus Pirker

    Thank you WDT for providing me endless inspiration for my work.


  • Stoian Kirov

    Happy Birthday WDD :)
    I’ve red almost every article and from each one I learned something new :)
    I started doing web designs before year and a half and I’ve learned everything that I know from WDD and the tutsplus network. :) But the best thing that I’ve learned from WDD is what people like and what they don’t. And also the difference between design and art, but i think WDD kinda combines them both. :)
    Again Happy Birthday and i hope I’ll write a comment again on the 50’th anniversary ;)

  • http://www.ukarumpa.co.uk Jon Bevan

    Happy Birthday! Well done!

    WDD has been indispensable in helping me set myself up as a developer/designer with all sorts of very useful tips and advice! (There’s only so much you can teach yourself!)


  • http://www.thephuse.com James Cost

    As I’ve started freelance full-time and started my own business around the work I do creatively, I’m so excited every morning to turn to my feeds and read up on tutorials and tips from around the ‘Net to help me in becoming a better freelancer, and designer.

    WDD has definitely moulded me to changed certain aspects of how I design and how I deal with the different day-to-day with clients. Whenever searching through me 35+ subscriptions, I am always very pleased with the quality of articles that come from WDD as they are never half-assed, and always contain information that I can use.

    Awesome job doing what you do over there – keep it up!!

  • http://www.hi-im-si.com simon

    Big Happy Birthday to a truly inspiring and helpful web resource.
    WDD has given more inspiration in my designing in more ways than one and im truly thankful.
    Keep up the great work!!

  • http://www.danieleckermann.com DE

    Gz WDD :)

  • veronica

    Happy birthday!!!!! Thank you very much for everything you give us! Keep on this great work!!

  • webmattster

    Happy Birthday, and congratulations on a very successful first year! I check this site each day, and am always following the links you post on your twitter account. There is so much that you offer, and I am well on my way to starting my own web design company.


  • http://www.tigermedia.nl DNA

    Happy Webday!
    I am reading the posts on the website for a long time. It helps me go through the boring college readings.

    Thank you Webdesignerdepot!

  • Zetta

    Thanks for a great inspiring website! Happy birthday :)
    I use webdesignerdepot all the time as a resource for my design students!

  • http://www.vinodbatus.com Vinod

    Happy Birthday WDD! You guys have published some really good articles in last one year.

    WDD is my daily doze of inspiration. Keep up the good work.

  • http://synthetictone-media.com Dean Neitman

    Congrats. One of the best sources for web design material I on the net. I check my RSS feed daily to help build my knowledge and understanding of web design as I move more and more towards this passion. Keep it up!

  • http://www.kim-maida.com Kim

    Congratulations! I shared some of the insight in your Choosing a CMS post with some coworkers to help guide us away from a lackluster CMS and toward new directions! Thanks for all you’ve contributed to the webdesign community, love your site and keep going strong!

  • http://twitter.com/Josso000 Johan

    Ever since I found out about Webdesigner I have visited it often to learn everything and anything to become better in webdesign.
    There have been a lot of useful articles, ideas, and pointers.
    I am optimistic to its future.
    Thanks for all. :)

  • Marcos Daem

    Hey, congratulations!
    And thanks for your work great!

    A big THANK YOU from Italy. :-)

    • Marcos Daem

      Hey, congratulations!
      And thanks for your great work!

      A big THANK YOU from Italy. :-)

  • http://www.k-win.fr kevin

    Parabens WDD! I’ve been following for around 8-10 months now and i’ve always found great stuff there. Keep it up! Also proud that brazil is one of the biggest followers.

  • http://idl.newport.ac.uk Evan

    Inspiration is key in this industry and you guys really do open my eyes to what’s out there and how to approach different challenges we face in UI design!


  • http://www.jeffkesdesigns.com Jeff Kes

    I think this is a great learning site with lots of great stuff.

  • Ritam Das

    Firstly, many Many happy returns of the day.
    It was approx 7 month before when I started follow WDD on twitter. Then I fount some awesome design tweets on twitter from WDD.
    I was open the designing article and save them as a HTML page.And try them to create in photoshop CS4.I had win designer of the year 2009-2010 award from my web design industry by inspired from WDD’s tutorial.
    I have now great confidence and knowledge to create a stunning web design.
    And the credits goes to webdesignerdepot
    I will like to get more awesome tutorials from you in future.

  • Marcos Hernández

    Congrats!. Your website is THE reference of all web design.

  • http://dsgn.pw-software.com Paul Anthony Webb

    Steve Jobs sent you an email? What was it about?

  • http://www.addictedtocoffee.de Oliver

    Congrats on your first, man!!

  • http://www.d-lists.co.uk Michael Wilson

    WDD was one of the reasons I started blogging. I have learnt a lot from your excellent resources and would love to find the time to put an article together for you.

    Maybe on day

  • http://www.simonedamico.it/blog/ Simone D’Amico

    Happy birthday WDD!

  • zloby


    I’ve discovered this web site few weeks ago, but almost instantly it become my homepage.
    Carry on for atleast 10 more b’days :D

  • http://www.illuminz.com Sanchit Thakur

    The baby has turned 1, its gonna be BIG!

  • http://www.amichan.de/elisablog/ Elisa

    Happy blogversary! One of your regular German readers here. :-)
    WDD is one of my daily must-reads since my best friend (designer and webdesign geek) gave me the url to http://www.tagdocs.de who mentioned you an in article, so I arrived here and stayed. My mum is a painter and daddy is graphics designer and I grew up with art and so I immediately fell “at home” , “cozy” and comfortable here and enjoy reading tremendeously especially because you do not restrict yourself to just webdesign but art in general. I am a self-taught webdesigner, work mostly freelance and your articles inspire me enormously or make me laugh, and always I learn a lot. And it is the best source to convince people of a dark layout, like mine. Needless to say I designed my blog myself (and am just redesigning it quitely because the new Movable Type 5 will be ready in two weeks approximately and the architecture behind has changed completely).

    Keep up that good work! Lover your blog and the style it is written.

  • http://blog.knowledge-reactor.com Gordon

    Congrats WDD!

    It’s always nice to see progress. Your interesting and non interesting facts where a very nice read, gave me some good tips.
    In the last few months I have learned a lot from WDD, going to a multimedia and design University myself. Another thing I am proud to be doing is making a presentation of this website for one of my classes at University called “Visual culture”. It’s not going to be in English but I will be happy to send you a copy when I’m done ;)

    Thanks for all the posts and keep up the good work!

  • http://www.lip-design.com Lori

    Happy Birthday WDD! Thank you for the wealth of information and information you bring us. I come here regularly for inspiration. So much talent out there! Enjoy your special day!

  • http://twitter.com/benlouey Ben L

    Happy B-Day WDD!

    Your blog has been a wonderful resource for students in our high school Digital Arts classes. You post examples of quality design work and links to great resources. Keep up the good work!

  • Marina/2pebbles

    I can’t believe that it’s only 1 year. I guess I’ve been reading you from the begining although I never leave a comment… Side by side with SmashingMagazine you are my favourite source of inspiration and knowledge… Thank you for everything that you shared with us and I wish you many more years to come, as succesfull as this first… Congrats!

  • jac gautreau

    I am such a big fan of this site, clear info, and most of all INSPIRATION!

    Happy birthday and thanks


  • http://twitter.com/troyenne Troyenne


  • http://oscarmartell.com.ar Oscar Martell

    First Congratulations ..! Maintaining a quality site that is not easy, I understand and appreciate, as do visits a day from El Salvador, Central America, also recommend it. Graicas for the effort they do and for the benefit we provide to read. Go ahead and once again .. congrats!

    Hopefully a prize winner. Greetings

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TylorSkory Tylor

    WOW! Happy Birthday! I am always coming here for inspiration and LOVE pouring through previous articles to look at designs. It’s an amazing site and I love it!

  • Val

    First of all I wish you a happy birthday. Thanks for the content, i’m in a graphic school in France, and it give me inspiration for homework. My english is so bad, i think i should stop here.

    Thanks for all, and how we said in France : Joyeux Anniversaire

  • http://www.m4ds.net/ Mads

    It’s jaw-dropping impressive, looking at what you’ve managed to do with this site.

    Happy birthday and good luck ahead!

  • http://www.hilbelink.net Stephan H

    Congratulations on a great first year and wishing many more to come for you! WDD has been indispensable to me and I greatly appreciate all of your hard work.

  • http://www.wezen.com.br Daniel

    Happy birthday!!
    Here, in Brasil, we said: Feliz Aniversário!!
    Keep up the good work! :D

  • http://www.jaalz.com Jacob Alonzo

    You are taking design to a whole new level, but why did I not follow you on Twitter? But don’t worry because now I am!

  • http://www.hellomynameisjuan.com/ kilinkis

    wow! all this in only one year? incredible. congratulations from argentina! keep rockin!

  • http://www.aripalo.fi Ari

    Greetings from Finland!

    Have to say, this site itself is a really inspiring and educational – but through this site and its links I have also found a huge number of other great web/graphic design sites I’ve never known before! So thank you for that also!

    … and my opinion is that keep posting those “not only” web design related articles. I have enjoyed them quite much!

  • http://www.maxnov.com/ Max Novak

    Happy Birthday!

    I’ve been a regular reader to your blog and I find your content very engaging and useful. I have used the information found on your site to help with countless projects!


  • Guilherme

    Congrats ;)

  • Milan

    Congrats on a year of great work!

  • http://www.abiarz.blogspot.com abiarz

    Congrats! Happy Birthday! Thank you for this wonderful site… Wish this site more years to come… Keep it up =)

  • Nicki

    I love your blog and as a student I have learned so much. I really enjoyed your post on the choosing the CMS… but then again I guess everyone else did too!


  • Claudiu

    Happy Birthday! You are my design inspiration!

  • Teryn


    I’ve visited the site to learn so many things in the past few months. I find it a great resource for tips and finding great ideas.

  • http://www.Chaoseeker.com Chaoseeker

    Happy First Birthday Web Designer Depot! As a college student hoping to become a talented (lucrative) web designer when I graduate, I visit Web Designer Depot daily to get inspiration, advice, tools, and everything else I need to succeed in the world wide web. Thanks Walter, you’ve helped me grow as a designer.

  • bitoo

    First of all Happy Birthday WDD

    Learnt a lot in the past year from this site, ranging from how to build better sites to how to adhere to web standards. Too many to list here.

    Keep up the good work and good luck to all.

  • http://fensonism.blogspot.com Fenson Jeremy

    What? This blog has only been a year old? It really looked like it’s been around for some time. Anyway, Happy birthday and good luck for years to come.

  • http://katarina-fischer.de Katarina Fischer

    I’m a freelance web designer since only 2 months. Before I was programming for a little company here in germany. I’m following your site since a few months and it helps me very much to make my way. The inspiration I got here is so great!

    A little example:
    Since the article “The Art of Branding Yourself and Your Freelancing Business” I defined more specific goals and changed my business plan. I was inspired to creating a great logo and to plan a website design for a little webdesigner group in my town.
    Also I’m planing a re-design for my site. The last “Favorite Tweets of the Week” from sunday inspired me so much, that I made the first conceptual design yesterday.
    Thank you so much!

    Please excuse my bad english … I’m just a reader ;-)

  • bortek

    Thank you for the resources

  • Andrew

    Just found the site, look foward to learning great things from others experience.

  • Dan

    Fantastic! I look forward to more great content as year 2 moves along.

  • http://www.pixelify.com/ Guisella

    Happy Birthday!!!! I love WDD, I always learn something new with it. I would like contests more often though :)

  • http://lava360.com Zohaib

    Happy Birthday

  • http://somebodysomeone.org Jef

    I wish to WDD a nice one, and keep on the good work!

  • http://ivorpadilla.net iPad

    Congratulations Walter – WDD is simply the best

  • John D. Kittles

    Very informative website. I love going to it for help. Thanks and keep it up.

  • http://blog.echoenduring.com Matt Ward

    One year! Wow, Walter! It’s incredible what you have manged to accomplish with WWD in just 365 short days. Congratulations on that! WWD is definitely one of my favorite Web design sites. Tons of great content!
    Hear’s to another great year!

  • http://www.sorinistudor.ro Sorin Istudor

    Happy Birthday WDD!

    Your blog inspired me to adjust my skills in web & print design. Thanks for all your hard work for creating great articles.

    Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.akshayp.com Akshay Patel

    Happy Birthday! Congratulations and thanks for the incredible content

  • http://www.jakob.maul.at Jakob

    Happy Birthday, and my warmest congrattlations to your fantastic blog! :)

    Greetings from Vienna, Austria

  • iKarim

    Happy birthday!
    WDD is the one of my most favorite websites, because it’s a unique website.
    I thank the author of this blog for all the great resources and I wish him a good continuation.

  • Julien Valette

    Happy birthday WDD!
    “I’m mostly criticized for not sticking to only ‘web’ design, yet web design is an extension of ‘design’.” So true. And with your articles on ‘design’, WDD simply jumps above the crowd and noise. Keep up the good job!

  • http://magickalmusings.net Tricia

    Happy Birthday! I just wanted to thank you very much for your hard work. Your articles are very useful and well thought out, and I have learned a lot. *throws confetti all over WDD*

  • http://basheffect.com John

    The only reason I use twitter. WWD. Cheers.

  • Daron George

    I love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this site. It has helped me a lot as I grow as a web designer.

  • http://dusanvf.com Dusan Vlahovic

    There’s always something interesting to read here, have a happy one year anniversary and i hope that this community grows!

  • Steve Foote

    Happy birthday! Keep up the great work.

  • http://www.amazingcigarbargains.com Carl – AmazingCigarBargains

    Love what you’re doing here, I check it every day!

  • ostrov_sokr

    Happy birthday! :-)
    Congratulations from Ukraine! Your blog, Walter, is very useful. I am a beginning Web-designer and you give me a many great ideas. Great job. Keep it up.

  • Max Simms

    Congratulations, WDD!

    I particularly enjoy the Twitter feed – in addition to all of the helpful articles from WDD itself, I really like all the other links that Walter pulls together on design.

  • aragorn78

    already happy birthday ? Congrats, so many followers in so little time…

    My favorite posts : “The Difference Between Art and Design” and “6 Essential Firefox Add-ons for Designers”

    Keep on writing, the designers`community is listening… though sometimes the same info is provided on other mashups before or after… maybe the pipes of the internet are leaking :-P

    Have a good day everybody !

  • Andrew

    Happy birthday and thanks for a great site. It has provided me with countless amounts of inspiration and resources and I’m looking forward to the years to come!

  • D

    Happy Birthday!

    Wow only a year? I discovered you a few months ago and am loving the way the posts inspire a different way of thinking.

  • Kim C.

    Happy Birthday! This is a great resource!

  • http://www.terrellharris.net/ Terrell Harris

    Keep up the good work. This is has been an invaluable resource for me, and I’m sure for others as well. Thanks for all your hard work!

  • http://www.talkbackmedia.com Kyle Phelps

    Congratulations! Your blog is a extremely helpful resource!

  • http://www.onelargeprawn.co.za Onelargeprawn

    Happy birthday and best wishes for the future!

    I’m not a designer by trade but I do run a blog so I’m always digging in your WordPress and writing articles for handy hints. I also have an unhealthy obsession with icons (gotta collect ’em all!) so your freebies are downloaded and archived for later use ;)

  • http://lostkore.co.cc lostkore

    Happy Birthday WDD!
    One of the small list of blogs that are really worth reading and being a RSS subscriber.
    Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.juulcoolen.com/ Juul Coolen

    Congrats on your first year! Love your articles and love how they occasionally step outside the usual (overly covered) web design topics.

  • http://www.signpostdesign.co.uk Charlie

    Happy Birthday!

    Webdesigner Depot always seems to have the article I need. Its such a great resource for web designers everywhere.

  • http://InspireUart.com InspireUart

    I’ve just started following you & of all times, it’s a One Year Birthday Celebration!

    Particularly cool to me because I am launching InspreUart.com, very soon, so I genuinely appreciate the way that you are going forward, full throttle, all the while openly sharing some of the potholes and victories from along the way – how generous.

    So, consider me a satisfied and challenged student, right from day one.

    Happy Birthday!

  • Matthew Hewes

    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 1 YEAR!!! Love the site BTW!!

  • http://www.viruta.com.ve Argenis Ferrer

    Happy Birthday WDD!

    I might not be the sxact target audience since I am a software engineer (who admires the work of the talented graphic designers). However I feel that a little at a time, reading the posts in, the information does stick in and lets me worry no only about functionality, but the aesthetics as part of my own process.

    Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.bjmramage.com BJMRamage

    Wow! Happy Birthday WDD!!

    I started visiting the site a while back but not until recently that i actually subscribed to the newsletter. at first i thought the newsletters were long but once i read through them, i saw the full potential of reading the post and the newsletters.

    Many thanks, and keep growing.

  • Nathan

    Happy anniversary, WDD!

    I’m Creative Lead at a small agency in Missouri. As such, I and my staff wear and frequently swap ‘duty hats.’ Like most of your readers, WDD is one of our very top sources of inspiration, from concepts to layouts to storyboards to scripts to video; we get a lot of good ideas here. And probably some bad ones.

    But we don’t talk about those.


    Thanks for the consistently great content!

  • http://www.trentandmandy.com Trent

    Congrats on One Year! Been a loyal RSS subscriber since I started my own blog back in March – several of your articles have inspired and helped me with my own work. Thanks for all that you do.

  • peter m

    Congrats… nice job.

  • http://twitter.com/phillysoul11 Phil D.

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for putting all the time and effort into this blog Walter, it really shows :)

  • http://buenasideaspy.com meta

    happy b wdd!!!! bring the keg!! xD I learned and discovered a lot because of you… but my favorite posts every week is Best Tweets of the Week… can’t miss any of them… also learn a lot of marketing, and loved every Site Analysis you do… Keep on it, thanks for being a helpful hand in our lost freelance minds :D

  • http://andywidodo.com Andy Widodo

    Thank you WDD for a full year of inspirations! Keep it up!

  • http://www.creativeindividual.co.uk Laura

    Happy Birthday!

    Congratulations on turning 1 – and may the next year be even more successful!

    I love your site, I visit WDD almost everyday…I take the weekend off! ;) And I’ll be damned if I don’t have something new and interesting to read with every visit.

    The content on your site is always 100% and has given me lots of inspiration since my first visit about 6 months ago – sorry for missing the first 6 months.

    I always make sure to point like-minded people to WDD because there really is no better resource out there.

    Keep it up Walter, and thank you!

  • http://www.on3w.com.br Carlos – On3W


    Continue doing articles helpful for Web Designer and Developer.

    WWD build professionals.

  • Matt Lockwood

    Happy Birthday. Great site with some very helpful links – I’ve found a few useful jquery links that have helped solve issues with client websites, so thank you very much.

  • icomir

    Keep up the good work ;)

  • http://www.outoffocus-designs.com Sebastian

    one year alerady.. congrats! Keep on the good work. I like the wide variety of posts you have.

  • http://www.sayzlim.net Sayz

    Happy Birthday…

    At first I was overwhelmed by the design blog out there, therefore I only pick some of the design blog to follow. Although I’ve unsubscribed from the RSS feed, I still get to know the article thanks to the people I follow who spread the word. I like the article on webdesignerdepot that focus on web-design/management around CSS, strategy, and how to work. And I hope it’ll be the same in the future, always grow… :)

  • Joseph S.

    Congrats on the year!

  • http://www.sametomorrow.com/blog Adam

    Happy B day keep up the good work.

  • rdman

    Weldone WDD! Great articles.

  • http://purpleurbia.com Mary Fran

    Happy Birthday! Your site is a wonderful resource! Keep up the awesome work!

  • http://www.girlonherown.com Janet

    Congratulations on your first year! While I’m not a web designer I have been inspired by your articles and the great designs you showcase. Keep up the great work, I look forward to more awesome designs!

  • http://www.gregprogramming.com Greg

    Thanks for all the great articles guys. very helpful. It’s been a full year already eh?

  • Leslie

    Congrats on the birthday! I grab a lot of inspiration from all of your articles. Whether it be learning something new, or just seeing what other designers are doing – You guys really come through on quality of each article! Thanks!

  • http://www.designcoletivo.com/ Camilo Oliveira

    Congrats WDD!

  • http://www.whyte-art.com Martino Palladini

    Congratulations, and thanks for the quality articles you keep posting. This site has become in a very short time one of my fundamental resources regarding design and general web trends. Keep up the good work!

  • Haziq

    WDD articles are always great. I read them during the night when I am awake at around 3:00 AM.

    I like your articles on logos, WP, etc. All of them are unique. The dos and donts provided have helped me become a designer at the age of 14 and hope that you will provide more articles on typo and logos.


  • Sebastian

    Thank you very much for WDD!

    I am one of the ones reading from Germany and would very much like to be where you are to visit the 2010 Winter Olympics… Have fun!

  • http://www.hooktstudios.com Léo Renaud-Allaire


  • http://mjedesign.com Designernaut

    Congrats on 1 Year! This is an awesome site!

  • Dilip

    Congrats WDD !! Now, lets see how lucky I am

  • http://buildinternet.com Zach Dunn

    That’s an impressive list of WDD trivia Walter. Here’s to another year (and more emails from Steve Jobs)!

  • http://www.matthewlettini.com/ Matt


  • http://twitter.com/andreasmischke Andy

    WDD is one of the few blogs I read not only now and then but every single post. Thanks for so much inspiration!

  • http://www.ihaslayout.com Marc

    Happy Birthday WDD! I visit this site almost every day, enjoying the articles very much. Thank you for running such a great ressource for webdesigners and good luck for the future!

  • Tyler Henson


    Your site has given me (us) a great amount of resources, and inspiration, to keep making the design world a better place for everyone to live in!! :)

    Keep up the great work!

  • Josh Frank

    WDD has helped me get over the fear of the blank page. Thanks for everything!

  • http://dannyhouk.com Danny Houk

    Hopefully this comment isn’t seen as a perfunctory gesture to receive goodies, but I sincerely appreciate the articles… ESPECIALLY the non-“web”-related ones. Some of the best inspiration comes from images and ideas that are non-web related. Plus I often come here with Firefox and Firebug in hand to pull apart your design and strip back to the CSS and help me with coding my own pages.

    Thanks a mil good chap!


  • Nathan R

    WDD is on my must-check list every morning when I come in to work. The content of the articles and the professional presentation of ideas and technology trends continue to keep me coming back. The Twitter feeds are great as well.

  • Daniele

    Happy Birthday WDD! My daily inspiration!

  • nalie

    Congrats! The site has been a great resource. I’ve learned a lot and been able to send a lot of articles to co-workers!

  • http://holder10.com holder10

    Congratuliations, WDD!
    You always surprise me with interesting articles that are easy to read. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.beingastarvingartistsucks.com Jeremy Tuber

    Received and sent over 20,000 emails, over 80k Twitter followers and almost 40k RSS subscribers, visited by over 10 million people – huge numbers Walter, holy moly! I still don’t know how you get it all done in a day…


    PS – I’ve created a special link for your readers to score 25% off and some free digital resources for web/graphic designers:

  • http://fullclout.com Joey Sichol

    I’ve really enjoyed WDD over the last year. Keep up the good work and cheers to many more fruitful years…

  • Thomas

    Web Designer Depot helped me a lot, it’s one of the most useful website I found, and the content is really useful. Sometimes I read some articles twice because they are interesting and helpful.

    Thank you for delivering us this amazing content !

  • http://www.sunrise-promotions.com Robin

    Happy Birthday, Web Design Depot! I’m fairly new to the site, but I subscribe to your feed and read it religiously. I’m always picking up some new ideas and tips and your site inspires my own creativity.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Snow

    Happy Birthday!!

    Thanks for a year of all the resources and tips! Keep it up! :3

  • Jon


    Love the site and keep up the good work!!!


  • http://choosedaily.com Vernon Kesner

    Happy Birthday to WDD and great job on the site Walter. It’s hard to believe that you get criticized for not just sticking to “web” design. I’ve always enjoyed the posts when you brought in a new medium. Keep up the good work and here’s to many years to come!

  • Keith (@illustrated)

    I always seem to be running a year behind. I just came across WDD but congrats on you b-day!

    Thanks @abduzeedo for the link here!


  • Cousin Vinny

    Congratulations! Your posts are a continuing source of creative inspiration. Here’s to another interesting year of web design, and design in general.

  • http://www.marcobertoli.it Marco Bertoli

    Happy Birthday WDD!

  • Alma

    Happy Birthday!! I started using your site last year when I had to teach a class how to use software and I found great tutorials in your site. I give all my students this web address! Great job!!

  • http://a.parsons.edu/~tillg999/blog/ garrett the blue giraffe

    WDD teaches me a lot. Mostly its what I don’t know about design, which means you guys are truly a great resource.

  • Uncle_zed

    Hellow, cheers from Poland.
    Love Your work.

  • http://www.coroflot.com/mmharrah maggie h

    Happy Birthday! I’m always checking your site for inspiration and tips. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.em3.rs Milos Milikic

    Lots of inspiration, a lot of useful tips, a lot of knowledge transferred from the WDD … With you today, with you in the future … Thank you! And happy birthday!

  • Cyclop

    Great resources for web geek. Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.dsdizajn.com Davor

    Happy B and best wishes for the future!

  • k.ray

    you always have such amazing posts on your website and i love reading it all! a great inspiration website. :)
    congrats on turning 1!

  • http://www.shayhowe.com Shay

    Very nice, congrats!

    So much success in such a little time. Good job!

  • http://bitchslapmag.com danny

    Happy Birthday!

    I´m glad you have kept on keeping on with the top notch content, I stop by mostly when I´m looking for inspiration, but you have featured some great articles which have afected directly the way I work and think about designing, and I always know a visit to WDD will turn up something interesting and informative, new techniques and softwares.
    I don´t have many bookmarks but WDD is one.

    Thanks a million and best of luck for the comming year!!

  • Jack

    Congratulations on a really successful first year – keep it up

  • Elixart

    Happy B-day WDD! Your tweets bring me great tidbits inspiration everyday. Keep up the great work.

  • http://www.pixelbombmedia.com Andrew

    I read your site almost everyday. Thank you for all the work you do and all the questions you have answered and all the designs you have helped create/inspire.

    Here’s to many more years! *cheers!*

  • Joel

    I remember reading and reading and reading again, your article on How to Choose the Right CMS. I subscribed to your rss feed via my igoogle page, as a result of that article, and have been reading ever since. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.alicey.com Alice

    Wow, what a way to get plenty of good birthday wishes? Just joking! At any rate, I can’t believe that you’re only one year old–I was under the impression you’d been around much longer. Great website, great information to be had, great source of inspiration, and I hope you’ll be around for a long good while!

  • http://buysellads.com todd garland

    Awesome work on WDD Walter… taking it from nothing to THIS in one year is incredible. It’s been fun to see you push hard on this site and create such valuable content. keep up the great work!

  • Josh

    Happy birthday! This is one of my favorite blogs, awesome stuff, keep up the great work and I look forward to many more birthdays.

  • http://www.anythinggraphic.net KDzyne

    Congratulations WDD! If that isn’t success in such a short period of time, I don’t know what is.

    WDD has inspired me to get away from the oh so horrible tables in web design and move to CSS. Now, I’m learning CSS inside and out. I found out what WordPress is and am using it to my advantage. I’m even building my new portfolio website as a WordPress theme. I’m blogging as well, just not as much. You inspire so many people and make people like me realize that success can be achieved. Go WDD!

  • Deniss Samoilov

    Congratulations guys! One of the everyday reading magazines on the web by me. Thank You!

  • http://roundthebend.de Benjamin Hahn

    Happy Birthday! Keep up your great work!

  • http://www.davidbohorquez.com David Bohórquez

    Congratulations and thanks to you.

    WDD has become my doorway to all the web design related content out there. From here I access to many other design blogs.

    Your blog has been very inspirational to me and thanks to it I’ve learned a lot about web design and development.

    What else can I say? Keep up this great project, and once again, congratulations and thanks!

  • http://fusedthought.com Gerald Y

    Happy Birthday WDD!

    Web Designer Depot has been a source of inspiration for many of my personal projects.. It has remained in my top list of must read sites in my Google Reader.

    Keep up the great work!

  • Joe Pimentel

    Congrats! It’s amazing how much usefulness and awesomeness WDD has delivered in one year. Thanks for your hard work, it’s very much appreciated.

  • JJ

    WDD rocks the house!

  • ChrisW

    Congrats WDD! WDD has been a go to source of inspiration for me over the past year and I’m confident it will be well into the future. I especially enjoy the inspiring photo collection posts that are published on the site. Keep doing what you do.

  • http://www.petrhlubina.info Petr Hlubina

    Great work! Thanks for all contents and the quality.
    I trust that this website will be in one year so cool, as it is now.

    Simply awesome.

  • yohannh

    Happy birthday! I love your useful and original content.

  • Lonnie

    Congrats on the 1 year mark!

  • http://www.nara-designs.com Nara

    I was hitting a brick wall in my design studies and design career, wondering if this is even something I’m cut out to do for a living. Having been a web designer for more than 10 years, I was running low on inspiration and fresh ideas. Following blogs like Web Designer Depot has helped me refresh my views on design (especially web design) and gain new inspiration.

  • http://www.michaelhogenmiller.com Michael Hogenmiller

    Seriously great work, and what an accomplishment in such a short amount of time!

  • http://www.iconfinder.net Martin Leblanc

    Great work. I hope to see the site grow even more in 2010.

    Happy birthday WDD!

  • LeAnne

    Congrats on the 1 year milestone!

    I came across WDD a few months ago while searching for a solution to a design problem I had and have been hooked ever since. I’m always excited to learn something new and you have definitely taught me a few things.

    Thanks again WDD and keep up the great work!

  • http://www.caffedigital.com.br Andre Augusto

    WOW STEVE JOBS HIMSELF?? NICEEE!! :D one thing, I miss and anchor link to the comment form, 550 comments, it’s a lot to scroll down! heheheh Congratulations Walter, your work is fantastic. Thanks for everything.

  • http://www.jamesbull.ca James Bull

    Happy Birthday WDD!

    As a recent New Media graduate, I cannot begin to describe how resourceful your website has been! It is an integral part of my learning, and I continue to enjoy reading your posts everyday! Thanks guys, and keep up the great work!

  • http://www.social-target.com Alok

    WDD is the first person I followed on Twitter, and the site itself has helped me learn all about web design and perfecting my photoshop skills. I have been able to start my own company (www.social-target.com) with the confidence provided by the great posts of WDD. Thanks for all the great information, and congratulations to 1 successful year and many more to come.

  • http://www.jauhari.net/ Jauhari

    Have a beautiful day on your day is nice moment…

    Happy Birthday WDD!

  • Lorenzo

    Congrats & happy bday!
    This is one of the best blogs i know =)

  • http://blueawesome.com Tommy Day

    Happy Birthday! This has been one of the most consistently awesome sites I’ve ever followed, so I hope you have continued success for many more years!

  • http://www.roomfornuance.com Ann

    WWD is one of my favorite resources for inspiration and thought-provokery. Love the work you do — keep it up!

  • Alex

    Happy birthday and keep up the good work!

  • http://99designs.com Jason Aiken

    Walter – Congratulations on a great site! Very well done.


  • Joelji

    Really helpful in my design inspirations, tips, tricks, resources… lots more man :-) Good Job. Keep it up.

  • http://niccouturier.com Nic

    Happy First Birthday WDD! Whether its inspiration or seeing what the latest trend is, I love visiting this site. Thanks for all the best practices, example work, and just good solid blog posts. This site has come a long way from its origin.

  • http://www.thewebdesignblog.co.uk Phil Matthews

    Congratulations on your first year. I love Web Designer Depot for the great range of subjects covered by your articles. Keep up the good work next year! ;-)

  • http://www.karljaydesigns.com Karl Jay Covington

    Happy Bday WDD!

    I really enjoy the links you all leave. I am inspired everyday as a designer. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  • MarcoM

    Congrats! and happy Birthday!

  • http://twitter.com/vinalbr Matches

    I love WDD. It has the best tutorials and always keep me inspirated.

  • http://twitter.com/john010117 John

    Has it really been a year already? Congrats!

    I’ve always learned that the first year or so of blogging is the hardest – it usually determines if the blog succeeds or fails. It’s really great to see that WDD has succeeded beyond anyone’s expectations so I give kudos to everyone responsible for that.

    Happy birthday WDD!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ramb085 Adam Ramsden

    Happy Birthday WDD, over the past 6 months you have really helped me along with all the resources and interesting stuff you guys put out on the net.

    Hope the site continues to grow over the coming years.

  • http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/McGarelGramming/ Mike M

    Happy birthday and thanks for the always helpful articles.

  • http://presentlydemo.blogspot.com DeMo

    I’ve found WDD to be a great resource for me when I needed ideas of coding CSS, or just design inspiration. Happy birthday, WDD! Thanks for putting out such a useful site!

  • nick

    Happy birthday> it always packed with really helpful information that always comes in hand whatever shape or form. Goodprizes from smashing magazine and envato

  • http://iamthomasbishop.com Thomas Bishop

    Congratulations on a year of a greatly-run site! Great resources is what web design is all about, and you’re one of the best sites around when it comes to resources. Thank you much for always providing great content and writing.

  • http://www.avid-designer.com Will D. White

    Happy Birthday! You two have done an amazing job – and your website has become a huge resource for designers like me looking to keep up with the latest trends and pick up new code-knowledge.

    *Toast* Here’s to another year of great success!

  • http://zektek.com Eric

    Needed some inspiration for a business card design and I stumbled across 100 great examples.

    Also happy birthday WDD!

  • http://www.thefalconhaslanded.com Chris Reihe

    Congrats! This is a great website & resource. Thanks!

  • http://www.nikibivona.squarespace.com Niki

    One year old, huh? You’re so mature for your age ;)

    Happy Birthday WDD and Congrats!

  • Boone Zavik

    After I finished college i needed to continue to keep learning and growing my knowledge as well as practice some of it. This blog has been extremely helpful in keeping me updated on design trends and best practices. I wish that colleges would incorporate more knowledge like this blog has into their design classes instead of just using teaching us the classical methods without the current, real-world applications and new techniques.

  • http://www.jugglingmike.com Juggling Mike

    WDD has been a great resource for all my web design needs. I continuously visit the site, and if I were to forget, I have a bunch of people on twitter who always promote the new posts. Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.manatrance.com Ben Overmyer

    I started following WDD depot early this year. It was one of a large pack of web design blogs that I subscribed to. Of those, this is the only one I still subscribe to – the others either lacked meaningful content, lost coherency, or just folded outright. This is the only one that stayed on message and stayed relevant to my work.

    Thanks for keeping up the good work!

  • Heem

    Happy Birthday! And Congrats on the incredible6 stats! I visit everyday.

  • http://www.sonaliagrawal.com Sonali Agrawal

    Many Many Happy Returns of the Day WDD!!

  • http://www.kylegallant.com Kyle Gallant

    I’ve learned plenty from WDD, keep up the good work… this site has come a long way in a year, and I’m sure it’s only going to get better.

    Happy Birthday WDD.

  • Cathy

    Happy birthday! Your tweets are among my favorites!

  • http://www.vollersolutions.com Chad Voller

    I’ve come to learn quite a bit from reading blogs like this one, actually.

    Happy Birthday, and thanks for the giveaways!

    Wow, great prizes.

  • Chris Huffman

    Happy Birthday! I wish you many more years of success.

  • http://www.antylope.com.ar Antylope


    Since I’ve stumbled into wdd, I became a dailychecker. Keep the good work!



  • Eliecer

    Congratulations !!
    Keep up with this great site !!
    Thanks for your efforts and hard work !!

  • Barbara L

    Congrats! I’ve learned a lot from your blog. Keep it coming.

  • http://item-9.com Jason Pelker

    Your website is, and has always been, incredibly useful and amazing to read. Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.dabridges.com David Bridges

    Congrats WDD!

    I was first introduced to WDD by GReader as a suggested site for me back in March of 09. Since then, I have been graced with hundreds of tips and tricks, interesting and inpirational articles to read, and above all else an extra boost of confidence in my skills as a web designer by applying the knowledge that I have picked up from the site.

    My main way of following your tips is by twitter. And I love the favorite tweets of the week posts. I look forward to them every Sunday.

    Thanks for all the hard work on this site, and let’s hope it only gets better with the upcoming years!


  • antofa

    Happy birthday, WDD!

  • http://www.mattnem05.com Tracy

    Happy Birthday WDD!!!!!!!

    Your site truly has a wealth of information

  • http://www.webbinteractivedesign.com Matt Webb

    Congrats and thank you for all the very helpful posts.

  • http://www.anubiscreative.com Kevin O’Leary

    Thanks so much for inspiring me and others! Your site has exploded in a year… thank too for the awesome posts! Keep up the great work.

  • http://www.chickflickreviews.net Jake

    I’ve been coming to WDD for every post for about 6 months now! I love it! Thanks for all the great content!

  • lawrencek

    Congratulations on one year! I find it hard to believe that it’s only been that long. Seems like at least two!

    In that one year though, I’ve made sure to check the site practically everyday, and it actually helped me quite a while ago last year while going through the equivalent of writers block for Web Designer’s! Thank you Web Designer Depot!

  • http://blog.cameronbaney.com Cameron Baney

    I can’t believe it has been a year already. You have educated and entertained me in the past year, and I look forward to the next!

  • http://www.three09design.com/notupyet rick

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY WDD!!! I am so grateful for having found your site. It pops up immediately as soon as i open my browser to insure that I dont miss an addition which have always been insightful, informative and helpful. I am currently a web design student in my first year and use WDD as my model of success!!! Thank you for helping to improve my skills, my creativity and my motivation!!!

  • http://www.kpdesign.net/ Kim Parsell

    Congrats to WDD on your one year anniversary!

    I discovered the blog about 8 months ago, and it has been a great resource for me in all aspects of web design. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

  • Napatat

    Congratulations! Thank you for all your very interesting stuffs.

  • http://cdf-design.com Chris

    Congrats, I can’t believe the site is only a year old. You’ve created some awesome content in that short amount of time. Smashing who? WDD is the web designer’s resource!

  • http://www.annachristine.com Anna

    I’ve gotten some great resources from this site, and some helpful information when I hit a block when designing for clients. Happy Birthday WDD!

  • http://www.itsselvam.com Selvam

    happy B’day…congrats…keep it up

  • http://www.vps.net Nick Nelson

    Congrats Walter! It’s been great being your host.

    For those who might have tried the VPS.NET coupon – WDD25 – it was activated a bit late (blush) … but works now! I’m sorry for the troubles.

    Good luck to everyone!

  • http://uncledanbiking.blogspot.com Daniel Kreger

    I just found this site and have enjoyed and benefited from the creative inspiration here. Congrats on a great first year!

  • Joey

    Happy birthday WDD! Thanks for all the good content! Great!

  • http://graphicdesignblender.com/ Preston Lee

    I can’t believe WDD is only one year old!! I want to know how you’ve achieved so much success in so little time. Wow! Congrats. I always come to WDD for tips on successful design and web development. Good luck in the future!


    Preston Lee

  • http://danmorton.net Dan

    Thanks so much for the invaluable resources that you’ve provided over the past year. This is a great site that should keep on growing.

  • http://users.livejournal.com/batty_ batty

    i JUST came across WDD about a month ago. it has been an excellent source of information as well as inspiration for me. keep it coming. happy birthday!

  • http://www.briskstudios.com Mike Brisk

    WDD is grrrrrreat! I love the content and the header. Keep it up!

  • http://www.gracesmith.co.uk Grace Smith

    Congrats Walter! I’ve been a regular subscriber and visitor for some time and would disagree that those who criticise you for going outside of strictly ‘web design’. I really enjoy the varied design topics and inspirational articles you post, so just keep rockin’.

    Here’s to the next year!

  • http://www.firetto.it Andrea Firetto

    Happy birthday!
    I would fly from Florence (Italy) to Vancouver to have a piece of cake.
    Can you send me? :-)

  • http://debiprasad.net/ Debiprasad

    Glad to here the news. Happy Birthday!

    I like to read your articles. I am not a designer, I am a developer, but love to know design trends and tips. Thanks be there.

  • Bucsa Silviu

    Happy birthday! reading your posts every day .. enjoying them .. learning a lot for the project i’m starting to build!

    thank you and keep up the good work ;)

  • JD

    Happy Birthday!
    This site is always and great resource for freebies and inspiration.
    Couldn’t get through the day without ya!

  • Rich

    hey walter, love the blog, follow it daily, great job!

  • http://rjmccollam.com RJ McCollam

    Congrats on the B-Day! Blogs like this one have helped me take my hobby of web design into a freelance career that provides for my family. It’s a daily visit for me and I appreciate all the time and effort you put into your blog. Plus you got an email from Steve Jobs, probably only 20 people can say that :)

  • Greg Warriner

    Thank you for what you do!

    I read WDD every day, and find it to be an invaluable addition to my daily education as a designer.

    Congrats on a successful year!

  • http://www.amyalamode.com/blog Amy

    I found this site recently as part of a web design class that I am taking and immediately subscribed. You have such great information here. Please keep doing this!

  • http://puntodeanclaje.wordpress.com Alnberto R.

    Congrats for this year! I`m just starting my blog (i don`t have my own hosting yet) and i am happy to see that there are some blogs for inspiration (yours).

  • http://www.blogussion.com/ Alex Fraiser

    Happy birthday guys! I am really blown away how fast you achieved all of these amazing statistics, and even more impressed that someone with a blog as large as this would actually share information like this back to the community.

    I read this blog quite a bit, and I was amazed when one of my articles was mentioned in a post here. Keep up the awesome work, and I hope you have as much fun in year 2!

  • http://stacyblackman.me Stacy

    Happy 1st Birthday, WDD!

    This website has been a great resource for me in my quest to become more educated about web design and design in general. WDD features quality content in the form of well written articles and provides inspiration on a regular basis as well. Thanks for all the hard work you do, and here’s to may more birthday celebrations in the future!

  • Kenn

    Happy Birthday WDD!

    Thanks for great inspirations, excellent tutorials, and all the industry news that’s fit to print.

    We’re looking forward to the next year!

    Thanks again for your dedication and efforts.

  • Chris

    I am following you on Twitter since probably half a year and I really like the quality and frequency of youur tweets! Keep the good stuff up!

  • Joshua McNeal

    Congrats! Happy 1st Birthday!

  • http://meysamemrani.com Meysam Emrani

    Guys, Congratulations on WDD’s first birthday!

    WDD really helped me and it’s like a big source for me. I’m addicted visiting your site everyday. It’s full of inspiration and really helpful.

    Great Job! Happy Birthday!

  • Matt W.

    Congrats on your first year. Your site is the best.

  • http://www.carlcomm.com Justin DiMucci

    Congrats and happy birthday. Always appreciate the quality posts along with your quality design of the site. Keep up the good work.

  • Jeff

    Follower for month+ now, great stuff!

    and thanks!

  • http://www.jamesslaton.com jameslaton

    WDD is a valuable asset and has helped me beyond words. Thank you and Happy Birthday!!

  • Avinash

    Happy Bithrday and congratulations .. this website has been of a great inspiration to me .. great posts and lots to learn ! keep it up ;-)

  • Avinash

    Happy Birthday and congratulations .. this website has been of a great inspiration to me .. great posts and lots to learn ! keep it up ;-)

  • fotinos

    happy birthday WDD! I appreciate everything you did for me so far! :_)

  • Tanner

    Web Design Depot has rocked my world I check it everyday and
    love the interviews and tweets of the week!

    Thanks WDD!


    Congrats dude…well done…so far to me this is probably the most commented post..
    BTW, if you don’t mind me asking, what’d El Jobso contact u for…like nice job on the site stuff like that or something?

  • Mike C

    Congratulations on the 1 year anniversary! I visit the site everyday and there is always great information and or inspiration to be found.

  • Omar

    Congrats for this cool site!! (I’m Sagittarius)

  • http://www.v1s1ble.com Rich B

    Thanks for all the great Tuts, Resources, and Inspiration! You’ve guided me through many roadblocks and I’m really looking forward to more years!

  • Sam Harding

    I found this website about 6 months ago and it has been fantastic – really helped me improve my design from being bad to awesome! Thanks so much and go for another million years!

  • Philipp

    Congratulations to your first birthday, I already found a lot of helpful inspiration and tutorials on your website!

  • http://twitter.com/cupcakeluv Brooke

    Happy Birthday! I never miss an article, youre keeping us all on our toes, web designers need to stay current or risk being hopelessly outdated.

  • Jeremy

    Thanks! I have learned so much from this site with endless amounts of useful links!

  • http://www.w3-shop.net Alan

    Wow, I thought that you were here forever.

    Professionally-written articles, friendly design and interesting content make this website very reliable resource.

    The main advantage is that you are really helping people to find inspiration or understand design principles.

    Best wishes for you guys and keep on going:)!

  • Kevin Trinh

    One the best sources for web designers hands down!

  • Dan Sintic

    Happy Birthday.

    I start my day in Web Design Class by reading WDD !.It’s great. Plus, I love Vancouver.
    Cheers mate! Dan

  • http://mesopinions.ca Francois

    Congrats !! You have a really nice site with great articles !!
    Keep up the good work and nice giveaways !!

  • http://theshapeslab.com Lush

    Great! Congratulations dude!
    I always find something very useful on WDD!
    You’ve saved lot of times! :)

  • Karl

    Ever since I found this site I have been subscribed to the RSS feed. There is always something here to help me as I continue to grow as a developer/designer. Great site – thanks for all of your work.

  • http://www.passthepen.com Jose Henriquez

    You guys are great. Here’s to many more years of great tips, tricks, and all around advise.

  • http://sanchinsystems.com/dojo Joe Dearman

    WDD is on my top 10 list. Thanks for the original content. Here’s to another year!

  • http://www.dpc-designs.com Derek Campanile

    Happy Birthday WDD! Every morning, the first thing i do is check this site for updates. Your twitter feed is awesome too!

  • http://miramova.com Matthew Martin

    Congrats! I love WDD, keep up the great work!

  • http://www.energizedit.com Mark Spidle

    I’ve been following the twitter feed for about 6 months now and I love the articles. Followed many links to great tutorials. Thanks for your work and keep it up.


  • http://wparchive.com Ahmed

    Congrats! Thanks so much for all the great resources!

  • http://Web2today.com Web2today

    Happy birthday!

  • http://www.andrewmiguelez.com Andrew Miguelez

    What a great site. Congrats on making it a year, although it was obvious you would. You have really high quality content and your following is apparent by how many people have left comments already!

    Thanks for the inspirational posts, those are my favorite. Really helped me when I had a case of designer’s block. ;)

    Here’s to another year!!

  • Stephane Duplessis

    WDD is an example to all. Amazing what’s been accomplished in only 1 year. Once of my favs to visit

  • http://joribo.com Josh

    Congratulations! Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.precisiondancecamps.com Jake

    Congrats on 1 year!!!! Here is luck for another 20 more. Your site is the greatest for informational and helpful design articles. Thank you so much for creating it!

  • Paul

    Congrats on your first year WDD. Your tweets keep my day interesting!..

  • http://www.graphic-fist.com Jorge

    I got inspiration from WDD daily
    Every morning I have to have my ration of this very appealing site.

  • http://www.pixsis.com Vallel

    Congrats WDD!
    You’ve doing such a great work.

  • Nadia

    Happy Birthday! Webdesigner Depot helps me to find inspiration for many of my projects and it’s a pleasure each time I visit the site. Congrats!

  • http://www.alanadawes.com Alana

    Thank you and congrats.

  • http://blog.esampaio.org Eduardo

    Hello, Im one of your brazillian readers!
    Congrats on the first year and I hope you keep up the quality for very long!

    Best regards

  • http://circleboxblog.com/ Callum Chapman

    Happy birthday young WDD! You’ve just added another 548 comments to your collection!

  • JenniferT

    I love the site and all the great resources. And… My iMac is on the top of the site.. just makes you all that more awesome!!! keep up the good work!! and Happy Birthday!

  • http://www.annamccambridge.com Anna

    Happy one year! I enjoy your articles and have learned some valuable things by reading them. I hope you keep helping make good designers great.

  • powerboox


    I read this Blog since 3 months now and I love it!
    It inspirates me (nearly) every day.

  • Rizwan

    Thanks for the great content.

  • Lippe

    Happy Birthday, WDD!

    It’s always a pleasure reading the articles on WDD, because they give me the perfect amount of inspiration when needed!

    Keep it up!

    Greetings from Germany!

  • http://www.blogussion.com Seth W

    Well sorry to bring down the chance of everyone else winning, but I am for sure going to join this awesome contest!

    I love your blog and find not only the articles fascinating but also the the clear way you manage your posts and admin the site. Good work!

  • http://simonh.toile-libre.org Simon H.

    Dear WDD
    Well I didn’t realize that you guys were so young :-)
    It seemed to me that it is a mature publication with steady quality content. Keep going!

    And happy birthday of course!

  • http://www.blogrpro.com BlogrPro

    That was an awesome show of your success. WDD also helped me in many ways to make my blog design much better than before and I am now pleased with working on elegant designs because of WDD.

    Wish you all the best in future..

  • http://www.hoshimo.com hoshimo

    happy birthday! i cant believe its already been a year!

  • http://www.falcondesign.ca falcondesign

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday!
    Keep up the great work!

  • Rachelle

    Web Designer Depot has intorduced me to sites, inspiration and information I might not have encountered on other sites or on my own, so thanks and keep up the good work!

  • http://www.rjdesignz.com Rahul Joshi

    I am a great fan of WDD. The best part about WDD I like is that the articles here are different than the ones we see on usual design and development blogs.. Keep up the good work!

  • C Kent

    You are the Gold Standard!

  • http://twitter.com/dylanpine Dylan

    Love WDD – keep up the good work.

  • http://boundbystars.com Jeff Boshers

    I’m a pisces too! But seriously I had no idea this was the one year b-day of WDD I just figured it had been around for a while.

    Happy Burstday!

  • Steve

    Thanks for all the great tips and congratulations!

  • http://wpshout.com Alex Denning

    I’ve only been subscribing for the past couple of months, but the content has been consistently brilliant; keep up the good work :)

  • NiKO

    This site really helped me get my own personal site going when I first started using WordPress. It continues to inspire and help at the same time!

  • http://www.northwestmedia.net Heather Coddington

    Congratulations! You’ve made finding inspiration so much easier!

  • http://www.pinkcacti.com Amy

    Happy Birthday! You’ll never know how appreciative we are of your offerings. Thanks a million!!

  • http://www.stephenkui.com Stephen Kui

    Love this site – it’s really helped me grow my designs and learn more about techniques!

    Happy birthday Web Designer Depot (and Walter)!

  • http://florindraghici.blogspot.com/ Florin

    Congrats! I’ve just run into your site. I’m amazed at how much notoriety you’ve gathered in only one year! You’ve got one more subscriber!!!

  • Rollin

    Happy B-Day WDD!!!

    I love the stuff you’ve been offering and have learned so much from your experience. Thanks for everything you do :)

  • http://selfmadedesign.com SelfMade

    Happy B-day! WDD has really helped me grow as a designer in the past 6 months that I’ve been reading it. Keep it up!

  • http://mejido.com.ar Miguel

    Happy birthday! Keep going!

  • http://www.oneillcreative.com Declan O’Neill

    Happy Birthday, and thanks for all the great articles over the past year.

  • jessicachapin

    Congratulations on your continued success, and happy birthday! I am a current web design student, and have found that your articles provide great insight into all aspects of design (and not ‘just web’ design). Thanks for everything, and keep up the great work.

  • zec

    Happy Birthday! WDD rocks!

  • http://www.kcwebgeeks.com Adam

    CONGRATS and Happy bday. Your Fact sheet was very interesting to read. Keep up the great work. Always excited to see a new post come across in my reader.

  • http://www.tourfolio.com Tourfolio

    Happy Birthday! WDD has almost been a great source of information for me. Thanks!

  • http://www.ceyhandimpre.com Skarry

    Thanks a lot for all your features, & all the lessons we can learn from here!

    Happy Birthday!


  • http://www.protoshare.com Andrea

    Happy Birthday, WDD!

    This is a great resource for industry professionals no matter what your title is.

    I look forward to another year of inspiring and informative articles.


  • http://peerfly.com/luke LukePeerFly

    I have been reading WDD for a few months now and I’ve found it is a VERY helpful blog. I use some of the information I’ve found in my web development class at Illinois State University and even suggested the site to my professor.

    I look forward to future use. Happy Birthday! :)

  • Catherine

    Congrats and Happy Bday WDD! :)

  • Stephen

    Congratulations on a great year! This is a valued source and referred to often.

  • Jason

    Thanks for all the resources, tutorials, and various web-design goodness!

  • http://www.sobra.be Bram

    Happy B-Day WDD! Hope there are many years to come? This is a great website/source of inspiration!

    Keep up the good work!

  • http://wsdesign.bestnoise.com Charles Rowland

    Congrats on 1 year of wonderful service to the design community as a whole. I find your articles a wonderful source of inspiration, knowledge and an all around fantastic resource. (yes, even those not about web design)

  • http://www.crispytech.com saad

    Well.First of all i want to congratulate you on the first birthday of WDD.I have nothing to say but i simply love WDD.Whenever i need help first of all i look at wdd.the articles are awesome and unique as compared to other design blogs

  • http://www.oneyear.ch Aman

    wow this site is only one year old? i thought it would be much older, because it is already on such a high level.. so for once wow you re old is a compliment!

    happy birthday WWD!

  • Amatatomba

    I’m really surprised WDD is only a year old. I came across it 6 or 7 months ago and it has always seemed to me like a very established blog. It’s really helped me learn more about design and actually sparked my interest in web design (first came here because of PS tutorials).

    Happy Birthday WDD!

  • Mr. R

    Happy birthday WDD, please continue to be awesome! So far I’m pretty sure you’ve contributed a lot to my webdesigning improvements!

  • http://www.webcreatormana.com/ Mana

    Happy Birthday! I am so happy to find this website. I’m also in Vancouver ;)

  • http://pimpmytwitter.net Barbara

    Happy Birthday! Love the great articles. I’m on here several times a week!

  • http://www.usertesting.com Aimee / UserTesting.com

    Happy Birthday WDD! Walter – you do an amazing job with the site and it is a wonderful source of information. :)

  • Alejandro

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I always enjoy reading your blog hope next year comes with the same excellent quality of reading material!

  • http://www.dailyplush.com/ Chris at dailyplush.com

    Congrats! There is so much inspiration in your posts, I love it. Thank you for this amazing 12 months.

  • http://awesomewallpapers.wordpress.com/ Ben l Awesome Wallpapers

    Congrats! Love your site:)

  • Tyler Norris

    Congrats, guys! WDD is a great site, I check it every day! Keep up the great work.

  • http://www.jmswebmarketing.com Jessica

    My 9-5 Job has a creative cafe every week, to kind of get together and share our latest and greatest, whether that be tools, design trends, etc. I generally also share the latest article for that week from here. Its been successful and my co-workers tend to visit the site often now :)


  • maco

    Happy Birthday!

  • http://www.caffedigital.com.br Walter

    Congrats bro! Great stuff always…

  • http://www.erkasoft.com erkasoft web tasarim

    Happy birthday!
    I love wdd. Very nice and useful articles here.

  • Mark

    Just found out about webdesignersdepot.. But im already loving it.. Just started reading a couple of the recent post and there most helpfull!

    Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.orphicpxel.com Mars

    congratulations to WDD, its been only four months also when I started my design blog, and the first link that I added to my inspiration was http://www.webdesignerdepot.com

    I learned a lot of thing with the months that I am making my visit here. Thanks for sharing good ideas

    More year to come.

  • http://www.giatu.de Monkeybox

    Happy Birthday, WDD! I love your site <3

  • http://www.martinc.biz Martin

    Congratulations ! Your in my bookmarks ! Keep doing !

  • http://evelt.com joel k.

    WOW !!!
    I thought you are at least 5 years old

    Page rank #6 by google
    and all this going on

    thanks and keep it up :)

  • Andrei

    Happy Birthday and congrats! WDD has been a great resource for me, and hope you will get OLD & FAMOUS

  • Tim Durkin

    Happy Birthday WDD! There’s a reason you’re at the top of my RSS reader!

  • http://durbindigital.com ~Tye

    Sending you wishes for many more fabulous years here! I really enjoy reading the variety of content here. WDD has sparked my interests in area other than what I have been working in, and has gotten me to try new things! Awesome site, keep up the great work!

  • http://www.richarddavies.us Richard Davies

    Thanks for the excellent web site. I enjoy the great resources you’ve introduced me to.

  • Kristie

    Happy birthday! WDD has helped me advance as a designer without spending money. Awesome resource

  • Jepeto

    Happy Birthday WDD and thank for one year of great articles

  • Julian

    Congratulation to a wonderful year and thank you very much for posting so many interesting and helping articles. Your side has really inspired me, not only about design, but also other work related or even social stuff, too.
    Thank you for that and I wish you all the best for the future.

  • http://www.scottad.com scottAD

    WDD ! Congrats!

    I have learned from WDD to watch closely to design trends and to see what works and what doesn’t. I have also learned better approaches at dealing with problematic clients.

    Great job, guys!

  • Meira

    WDD Rocks!!

  • http://themindofahaiku.blogspot.com/ Tracy

    Love this site, keep it up!

  • http://collapse.bg Stanislav Kirilov

    Happy b-day WDD! Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.vda2.com harold

    keep going! ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Xhester Eduardo

    Wow. Awesome. I met this blog recently. But it has became one of my favorites in almost no time. I’ve learned so many things. I love every single post of WDD (specially the “favorites tweets of the week”).

    Well. I would be really thankfull if i get the Woothemes or some cash vor Envato

    Thanks for being such a great blog!
    (Sorry for my bad english)

  • http://www.4mlab.com Dustman

    Congrats on your 1 year. Here’s to many more annual celebrations to come. Love the resources on your site, they are top notch!

  • http://designrfix.com Tony

    Happy birthday! You have a great site…keep up the good work :)

  • http://www.nutcaze.de Damian

    I love this site. I can’t quite remember where I stumbled upon it, but since I’ve bookmarked it, nearly every post has helped me with some designing trouble, and it also is a great inspiration for me.
    I don’t think I would be as sure what I am going to do after my A-levels as I am now without WDD, because it really helped me push my focus on my creative side.
    Congrats, WDD!

  • http://mojejabluszko.pl Marek Wojtaszek

    Happy anniversary :)
    WDD is one of my fav design related site.

  • http://www.millerdesignstudio.net Tim Miller

    Congratulations on a great milestone and an awesome resource!
    Tim Miller
    Miller Design Studio
    Detroit, MI

  • http://www.25thingsdesign.com Devin

    Happy Birthday WDD!

  • http://www.korculiar.sk Vlado

    One year? The time really flees. But on the other side… I clearly remember how i got here. I was looking for some solution for wordpress error saying “Cannot modify header information – headers already sent” and found you in google. It was on the year break 08/09 when i was setting up my first wordpress page. But I do not found a solution here :). What turns me into your regular reader was the article “13 Characteristics of Outstanding Blog Design” and the comments underneath, founded next time probably a January 09. (and I like and always read comments because they usually have better solutions or are valuable and interesting to me). I have/had read almost every article that has something to do with web/design and had only one response/comment sent (that was either not so relevant) but that`s me :D. Only a reader…

    From Slovakia -> Cheers!

  • jay mcleod

    this is a great site, and congratulations for the milestone. I have only been reading for about 4 months now, but I made sure to read EVERYTHING you have posted so far.

    Again, grats. Cant wait to see what your second year has in store!

  • http://bluefishtv.com Bill

    from a Twitter follower and frequent reader – appreciate the range of articles and information – even other than web design!

  • webbografico

    I’m very happy to wish you another great growing year. Webdesignerdepot is amazing and one of the best sites out there… go on like this!

  • elia

    great..the bible of web design!

  • http://www.duy-tran.de Duy

    Congratulations! :=

  • http://Cgallarno.aiwsites.com Cacmeron

    Happy B-day and congrats! I would like to create blog while I’m still young and Ambitious, but I believe I still have many more articles to read before that!

  • http://uncommondesign.com Preston at Uncommon Design


    WDD has been a great source of information and inspiration for me as I start my own design studio.

    Thanks for all the good work.

  • http://kljdesign.net Kim LJ

    Bravo!!! You guys have not only been an inspiration but you have also been very useful. Your site is one of the first things I go to when I get to work. Thank you very much and keep up the amazing work.

  • http://richardcouch.com dickysofa

    Congrats WDD! One of my 10 daily must reads!

  • http://www.brandclay.com Sean Farrell

    You guys taught me how to design a logo by teaching me what not to do.

  • http://www.flyingbaron.com Ran Baron

    Thank you so much for a year of great articles, and all in all awesomeness!
    Happy B-Day! and wishes for many years to come!

  • Donna

    Wow, only 1 year old! You’ve done so much and made this a great blog in such a short time. Congratulations and thanks!

  • http://www.twitter.com/jeroenem Jeroenem

    Grats on the 1st anniversary. Up to the 2nd and may many years follow up!

  • http://www.dayspring.com.au Tim

    Congrats WWD! Your articles and links have provided me the inspiration and the basis for discussion that has gone into our soon to be unveiled website. When I am looking for solid up-to-date articles about UX, design, and development I always come here. Keep producing this awesome content.

  • http://bern-z.blogspot.com Bernardo

    Hello! I’m a mexican designer almost finishing my studies at college and I have to say that I’m very grateful for all the resources and themes I’ve learned and founded here. Thanks for such a wonderful year of success. Happy Birthday WDD!!

  • eltonlester

    I’ve only recently discovered WDD (after announcement of smakshing mags network) but I must have spent at least 10 hours reading your posts since then. They are well written and very informative. Keep up the good work

  • http://kennethav.tumblr.com Kenneth

    WDD is a all in one package! Congrats!
    I might become a computer geek thanks to you!

  • http://www.ruudvanham.com Ruud

    Congratulations with your 1st anniversary!!

    I hope you will be here for many years..

  • Jason Corl

    Awesome and congratulations! I just found out about WDD today from a twitter link to this post and I can say for sure I’ll be returning.

    I’m starting my own blog and looking for tips/tricks best practices and everything else that goes along with trying to bring many people what I hope will be considered great content.

    I hope to be where you are in a year…more realistically about 13 months :)

    Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.volusion.com Brad E

    Congrats on your many successes. Hope you continue to be a great resource for many years to come!

  • ChunLum

    Keep up the great work WDD and Happy Birthday!

  • Shane

    My life got easier after discovering the WDD RSS feed.

  • NickH

    Happy Birthday WDD – Keep up the very good work!

  • Jeff

    Nice work! I really like all the inspiration WDD puts out there, it’s great to have and keeps the drive alive! Thanks!

  • http://www.duniadesign.net Ian Bissett

    Congrats and thanks for the continual inspiration. Am always excited to see any updates thats come out, and believe site such as this are paramount to help an aspiring web designer.

  • http://netgeeks.pl kmit

    Thank u for making such a good blog guys ;]

  • michael

    Congratulations, i like your bg color!

  • http://twitter.com/mikah_sargent Mikah Sargent

    I’ve never seen so many comments. This should add to your comments count. Thank you so much for all the help that you’ve provided. Thank you, as well, for ignoring the insane people who think you should stick to web design alone. Also, if I could throw you roses, I would.

  • Jessica

    I love WDD! Happy birthday! Keep producing the awesome content and I’ll always keep reading! =)

  • http://www.sullysrants.com Sully

    Congratulations – Keep up the great work!

  • Frank

    Congratulations WDD, an amazing amount of helpful and interesting articles that keep me interested everyday. I find myself re-reading articles multiple times yet still learning every time I do so! Thanks alot and keep up the fantastic job. Happy Birthday WDD!

  • James

    Way to go…Happy born to the web day. Big wishes for the new year to come. This blog has been such a reliable resource, a useful time killer, and time filler. Hip, hip hurray!

  • Robin Åhlgren

    I’m quite new here on WDD but since I found out about you I make a daily visit to take part of your great posts! Since I just started as a student @ Hyper Island I find a lot of useful tips and inspiration the site!

    Thanks and best regards!
    Robin Åhlgren

  • http://ccpmultimedia.com Connor Crosby

    Wow, already one? I remember when you guys were first starting… WDD has helped me so much in the past year with website design as well as seeing some interesting things (404 errors). Thanks so much, and here’s to many more years!

  • http://www.lerolero.com Felippe

    When I look at WDD I feel all the work and dedication deposited here with hope and confidence. In just a year you managed to turn this site into a huge success. The heart of the WDD is the community, a really hight level community. Congratulations for keeping feeding us with such great material.

    Happy Birthday!

  • Kayla M


    As a design student and freelancer, WDD has been an excellent resource for me. I’ve learned so much through this blog. From tutorials, to freelance tips, design inspiration, and other posts…WDD has it all!

    Thank you!

  • http://www.fusionplanet.com fusionplanet

    Happy Bday WDD from Australia! One of my top design weblogs :)

  • http://svnote.cn steven


    WDD always my teacher!

  • http://www.ilove2design.at John

    Congratulations WDD!

    I must admit I didn’t know that WDD is only 1 year old and also managed by only one person. That’s amazing!

    This site is so great and was so useful the last months.

    Keep it running like that Walter!



  • http://www.temptalia.com Christine

    Congratulations! I’m blown away by how successful the blog has been so far in such a short time!

    I love the posts on this site, because they give me insight on how to improve my design and make it more user friendly!

  • http://www.ndtdesigns.com Nakia

    Happy B-day WDD! And here’s one to grow on–I met your blog about 9 months ago when I was searching for some PS brushes and I’ve been reading it ever since! Keep it up, I’m counting on ya!

  • http://twitter.com/tomasdev Tom

    Since I am subscribed to WDD feed, I learnt a lot of web developing stuff. I dont think really “learn” but you are sharing really useful information.

  • http://www.aguynamedjeremy.com Jeremy Newton

    Congrats on the past year, I read your blog all the time and has been an amazing resource for me.

    Congrats again and have another amazing year.

  • http://www.kristagdesign.com Christian Hurst

    Great site. The best web design blog out there!

  • http://RTGfxs.webs.com Daniel

    Happy Birthday WDD

    WDD has inspired me to create my own design “blog” and teach others about design.

  • http://www.greenplumbersusa.com Joshua

    I am a daily reader of WDD, and appreciate all of the time and hard work you put into making this blog what it is today. I love the Tweets of the Week roundup, and also enjoy looking at your ad collections for inspiration.

    Thanks again!


  • Ruben Silva

    Webdesigner Depot is one of my favorites website ever!
    A enjoyed a lot all of the articles!

  • http://www.slvrlipsbmhaven.blogspot.com Silver Lips

    Happy Birthday!! Wow!! Where do I begin, I just started looking into moving my blog from blogger to wordpress and this blog has taught me so much in just a short week. Thanks so much for spreading knowledge in a clear concise manner.

  • http://hardiannazief.com Dian

    Happy Birthday WDD!! :D

  • http://www.workingwebcopy.com Angela West

    Hi Walter!

    Congratulations on one year. Out of the work I’ve done in the past year, the work that I’ve done with WDD is some of the work that I’m the most proud of, and that is in no small part because of your incisive input and expert feedback. Many happy returns and I hope to be writing for the site for most of them!! (Put my name back in the hat if you happen to get it for the draw and give something to one of the lovely readers!!)

  • HReece

    By far the most anticipated post I get daily! Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.benchpoints.com Craftsy

    It takes a lot for me to bookmark a site these days, and even more to subscribe – but you’ve had my devotion for awhile now. Great stuff here, keep it up!

  • megan

    Happy 1-year!

  • http://www.amystdesign.com Doug Linsmeyer

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary Webdesigner Depot!! I value my inbox and very rarely subscribe to mailings and yet I still look forward to the next Webdesigner Depot almost immediately after reading through one.

  • http://www.merchantguru.com Joe Fletcher

    I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Webdesigner Depot always seems to come out with the perfect article right when I’m about to need that exact tutorial, resource, tip, or whatever. It’s the only web design blog I subscribe to via email, and it’s been the best education of the web design world I’ve had… other than my blood, sweat, and tears… of which WDD has saved me quite a few.

  • http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au Ruoxin Wang

    Congrat, WDD :) I was just subscribe to your RSS feed not long ago and you are now 1 year old!
    Happy Birthday!

  • http://www.twitter.com/artistjess Jessica Jones

    Thanks so much, and happy birthday! I love visiting your site. I get so much inspiration here!

  • http://www.jennasheffler.net Jenna

    Happy Birthday, WDD! :)
    I love checking this site to see what sort of awesome things you’re going to post next!

  • http://www.thevisualclick.com Josh Hemsley

    Congrats guys! You haev done such an amazing job in just a year. The content is ACE! Keep up the great work. Cant wait to see what this next year has to bring :)

  • http://www.devonhirth.com Devon

    Love, love, love WWD. I’m surprised to hear that you are criticized for not concentrating on purely web design. Perhaps that’s why I love it so much (coming from a professional web designer). Your at the top of my list as a inspiration and advice for design and I continually share your posts with all of my colleagues. Keep doing what you do and I’ll keep following.



    PS. love the background color too.

    • http://www.devonhirth.com Devon

      *that’s WDD.

  • http://www.stilodesigns.com Myrnalyn Castillo

    Happy Birthday WDD! This site has helped me tremendously! Looking forward to see how much more it will grow in the near future! :)

  • Leoganda

    Congrats WDD! You’ve always served as a great source of info and inspiration.

  • Danny G Smith

    Your site is one of my favorite must reads!

  • http://advanceyourslides.com Nick Smith

    WDD rocks. Love your posts. Very helpful and informative.

  • http://www.leegustin.com Lee Gustin

    Great job turning one! Happy Birthday :)

    I make sure WDD is one of the first RSS feeds I read daily to keep up on great tips/tricks/tutorials and everything else under the sun. Your site has helped me as a designer as a whole in many ways.

    looking forward to another great year

  • http://tutsnips.com Tutsnips

    Congratulations WDD. Happy birthday to you. Hope to read more fantastic article and more freebies to come :D.

    Goodluck WDD!

  • Tommy

    Thanks guys! You us Vancouver designers proud.

    I learned o much from this site!

  • Elizabeth

    Congrats and Happy Birthday! WDD is an awesome resource and inspiration. Thank you!!

  • http://www.cathiewalker.com Cathie

    Congratulations, and hi from across the Strait in Victoria! I’ve been a fan since the beginning, and your posts always inspire me. I look forward to the next year!

  • http://www.mosaik.com.au Karen

    Congratulations WDD – although I only came across your site in the last couple of months I have referred to it so many times since then for great inspiration and ideas. Please keep it up!

  • http://danlefeb.com Dan LeFebvre

    While I don’t do web design as a primary function, I do it often enough that I must keep current. Your site has helped me do that. Thank you, and good luck in the future!

  • http://www.toddyhotpants.com Todd

    Great site – check it every day. Loved the recent Print advertising article.

  • http://www.travaganza.com.au/ Travis L

    Congratulations and happy birthday! WWD has been a constant source of reference from time to time. Keep it up and thanks for all the good work!

  • Michael L.

    I love WDD! I found it from an article from Smashing Magazine, and since then, I’ve been infatuated. Keep up the good work. Zum Geburtstag viel Glueck! Happy Birthday!

  • Erika

    Happy birthday WDD! Congratulation on your success! ^^ WDD has given me lots of new great information about website and design. From the first day, I worked as a Web Designer (was a Graphic Designer), I found WDD, and you help me a lot! I wasn’t able to understand about CSS, CMS, and anything about website. But WDD has given me much inspiration and now I can be a proud web designer! ^^ Keep up the good work.

  • Kelly

    happy anniversary, WDD! :))

  • http://www.preeminentproductions.com/blog Anthony

    New(er) subscriber. Love what I’ve been seeing and congrats!

  • Carlos A.

    Happy Birthday WDD!

    Cheers from Mexico!

  • Amit

    Your CMS article still makes a lot of sense and I show it to my clients so they can avoid Joomla. They remain as always blissfully unaware of the issues

  • Carlos G

    Happy Birthday WDD! Nice site :D

    Cheers from Mexico!

  • Carissa

    Happy Birthday! This site is amazing! It is an awesome inspiration! Thanks for all that you do!

  • http://www.ryanspilhaus.com Ryan Spilhaus

    Love the site! Not really a web designer, but finding myself having to learn some of it for the job I’m working in. This has been a great place to get resources and inspiration!

  • Kyle M

    Awesome resource! I read it nearly every day! Thanks and Congrats!!

  • http://www.uberpix.net Tony Gines

    Happy anniversary WWD. I’m both happy for you and severely jealous of your success. Yay! and UGH!!

  • Darwin S

    Im a starting web designer wanting to start up a company. WDD has been a great help with great resources and inspirational stuff. I Visit the site everyday. Awesome.

  • john

    wow! you are only a year old? the quality of content i get from here is at par with those of ‘more mature/experienced’ sites. i thought i was just late in finding out about you when i stumble upon one of your articles. not long after, yours was a regular feed i check, and have been bookmarked in all my browsers…

    and all those quality work is just a year old! congratulations! nice job!

  • dragyn

    congrats! I always find great resources here * throws glitter and confetti*

  • Vivek Dani

    Are you sure it’s 1st birthday??? Just 1 year? I mean if you look at the content (which is most imp. for any blog) it’s so mature & resourceful. I do copy & store so many posts for reference… Amazing work… so, !!! Happy Birthday to You !!!
    have a great day…

  • http://nagbaba.blogspot.com Himel Nag Rana

    Happy birthday WDD!!!! WDD helps me getting in touch with awesome concepts along with out-of-the-world creative people. I am thinking about changing my career track into advertising and promotion … WDD is the key thing that motivated me to do so. I wish WDD all the best.

  • http://blog.nonstopsites.us Sech

    Happy Birthday and congrats WDD

  • http://www.identitylove.com Chaitanya VRK

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday to WDD.
    Apart from being a great design resource, WDD also showed what you can achieve with a blog with just 1 year of hard work and passion. Hats Off.

  • http://www.stateoftheword.com shape_tea

    Happy Birthday and Congrats for WDD!

    Thanks for inspiring us in every single day. Before i get to work I always visit your site, and it’s brighten up my day. Keep being our depot for design inspiration. I owe you much WDD. Kudos!!! ^^

  • http://www.7438.com/ takako


    Thank you for great articles, and keep up the good works!!

  • Chandan

    Congrats. I was really impressed with the website contents.Thanks for sharing all the knowledge.

  • Julieta

    Felicidades!! Desde Venezuela te agradezco por todas tus contribuciones!!
    Cangrats!!! From Venezuela. I really appreciate all your wondefull contributions, they enrich my designer carreer!!

  • http://skillfulantics.com Benjamin Homan

    wow. a birthday. those are nice. I like the contest…although they are few, they are inviting.


  • http://www.promptdesigns.com Rom

    Happy Birthday WDD! Thank for giving me inspiration and useful resources on days that I’m creatively drained :)

  • ChiaN

    Congratulations ^_^
    Thank you for sharing very impressive contents, ideas, lessons and web trends.

    WDD is great :)


  • Albert

    I always come back to the Do’s and Don’ts in dark web design. When it comes time do design a dark design I comeback to see if I missing anything :) It is certainly a different process on the eyes.

  • Iris

    Happy B-Day!
    I love the fresh ideas as well as the tipps and fun-stuff :-)
    Last position, but, hey, Germany is at least in the list, yay!

  • http://www.studioweber.ro Alex Flueras

    Happy Aniversary WDD! This site is helping me each day in my work being a constant source of inspiration and tuition. Keep up the good work!

  • Raul


  • http://www.facebook.com/jtarinmusic Justin

    Congrats on the 1 yr. Just started visiting the site about 3 or 4 months ago…and its amazing! Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.jumeirah.com Brian


    The nice thing about WDD is that the articles are relevant to what we do today as Digital Designers. Every single newsletter has something useful and is written in a way that we all can understand!

    I have yet to find another blog with content of such high standards!!
    Thanks for inspiring us!!

    Well done guys!

  • sirpaul1

    I’m not into Web design yet. But if I ever decide to “take the plunge”, I have about 6 months of help (at present). Congrats and thanks for all the info and graphics. I’ve learned a lot. Keep it up!

  • motoko

    Congrats on the first birthday!

    I cannot remember how I found WDD, but it’s been one of my very few websites to visit everyday. Thank you for teaching and sharing ideas, thoughts, trends, and all different kinds of things with us. I wish WDD many more years of success to come.

  • http://alexdesigns.deviantart.com Alex Marin

    First of all, congratulations for the achievements, very well deserved. Like for many designers out there, WDD has been a great resources and inspiration source for me, and I always get excited when I see any new posts on Twitter as I know there’s always something useful to check that gradually helps me improve my skills and not only.

    Thanks for everything WDD, and happy birthday!

  • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

    Wow, what a variety of nice messages, thank you all…

    • http://human3rror.com John (Human3rror)

      yes, lots! thanks for all that you do!

  • http://andreacianni.webatu.com/ Andrea Cianni

    very lovely site, interesting and well done!
    I really love your guides and showcases!
    thanks a lot

  • http://jhaygamba.com JHAY GAMBA

    Web Designer Depot is an inspiration and a great resources. Happy Birthday WDD!

  • Kelsey

    Happy Birthday & Congrats!
    I enjoy your tweets of the week! They definitely make my day =)


  • Petter


  • Trendez

    Happy Birthday WDD :) This site along with 2-3 others are my breakfast. I start my day with WDD. Thank you for everything till date :)

  • http://www.kinonik.net Kino

    Happy birthday !!!

  • http://www.logodesignlove.com/ David Airey

    A big congrats on your first year success, Walter. I hope the second year is even better for you.

  • http://www.ndern.com andilukas

    Im really happy for you, and imma let you finish, but smashingmag is the greatest blog on design. just kidding, happy birthday. keep up your good work.

    a feedreader

  • http://www.sosfactory.com/blog Sergio Ordonez

    I just discovered this site and really love it, keep it up!

  • http://www.qoof.com Richard Kligman

    Happy Birthday! I am an entrepreneur and don’t have much time to read so many blogs, but yours is one I subscribe to and read every post. I also tweet your posts more then TechCrunch :)

    Keep up the great work!!

  • http://internethow.com/blog InternetHow Blog

    Discovering webdesigner depot help me to learn lots of tips about photoshop and design. The first time I bumbed into this blog, I put it in my bookmark. I knew that I will carryon getting valuable information. also, now you gave me a big inspiration to see, what could be achieved in a year time.

    Happy birth day.

  • Michael

    When I was out of inspiration, WDD was always there for me:)

  • pesho

    Congrats! Thanks for all great topics and information

  • Stf

    Very nice site, with quality content !

  • Pieter

    Love your work!

  • http://noa.null.co.il Noa Liberator

    Hoorah! Happy b-day WDD – one of my favorite design feeds ever ;)

  • http://www.behance.net/rupindersingh Rupinder SIngh

    well this site has helped me a lot…i am a freelance graphic designer from India. I have joined this site as a graphic designer and now I am a webdesigner….woaaaaa..
    This site has inspired me a lot …and due to this i hav just completed my web designing course….and now heading towards creating my first website…..thanks for ur support…
    All i can I do is pray for your future success…and would be very happy to join you as a team member in future…
    thanks man..
    and happy birthday/..

  • Paul

    Hi there,

    First of all, happy “birth”-day. This blog is great. I have to say I’ve also read the article about choosing a CMS twice so I’m not amazed that it’s so popular. I also found the showcases of business cards and website designs to be very inspiring.

    I really hope you’ll keep up the very good work as I’m constantly out looking for inspiration.

    To anyone new to this site, know that you may find solutions to problems you thought had been solved, I had this experience more than once when reading articles on webdesignerdepot. I also follow them on twitter for really nice updates.

    One of the greatest thing about webdesignerdepot is the weekly post entitled “Our Favorite Tweets of the Week”. I always find something interesting there, please keep writing these posts every week for those of us who might miss them on twitter.

  • http://www.gn10.com.br/ Caciano Gabriel

    WDD is fantastic, it’s on my Reader since the second month…
    I found a lot of solutions searching the archives of the blog,

    Happy Birthay and stay awesome!

  • http://www.13webstreet.co.uk Jean-Philippe Chenot

    Hi Guys.

    Happy birthday.

    I love reading your articles. I am myself a developer with a passion for design. I am about to get a job as a UI developer so I am very excited about making the move to the “design side of the force”.

    You have inspired me and I will keep reading to improve my skills.

    All the best.


  • http://www.deerawan.com deerawan

    wow…WDD is amazing website. Go WDD!!!

    Thanks for sharing knowledge to us

  • http://lennnertmolema.carbonmade.com Lennert

    Congratulations! I’ve visited your site very often and will be for a long time!

  • San1981

    Happy Birthday WDD! So nice website with so much interesting articles concerning design. Already nice to find inspiration! Thanks

  • Prompt

    Happy birthday! :) Congrats for the site and thank you for the inspiration and for all the fish!

  • http://www.e-muskarac.com Tony

    Happy Birthday!

  • Stuart Holmes

    A constant source of inspiration, the posts at Webdesigner Depot never fail to suprise me. Congrats on your first year, and I look foward to many more.



  • Franz Marini

    Happy Birthday!!!

    WDD is one of top sites of my personal have-to-check-daily websites list ;)

  • http://www.jessicabauget.com Jessica

    Happy Birthday ! One year went by and another is here!
    Let us discover your new posts and i will always be a pleasure to read you.
    Thanks for all , your post have helped me so much
    great blog ;)
    just go on !

  • Chanel

    You guys ROCK!!! You were my first RSS feed year ago and are still at the top of my list. Congrats on your Anniversary.

  • Rama

    Happy Bithday WDD. I am a new fan. I recommend your website to fellow architects/ designers. Very interesting, very useful. I expect the best for you to come. Good luck!

  • http://davidg.ro/ davidg

    WDD is really inspiring and resourceful! Keep up the good work!

  • Daniel Hilde

    Hi WDD and the staff behind this blog.

    Since I started my own company for creating websites with suitable webdesign I have been coming back here constantly to gather information to even improve my skills. By day I started the company in March 2009 it has been expanding or maybe I should say exploding! It has growing much more than I ever expected, and customers are standing in queue!

    I just want to give my warmest thanks to the people behind WDD. Continue like this and my company will continue expanding to skyhigh limits! :)

    Best regards,

  • http://carrierodesign.com Dan C

    Happy birthday!!! Best blog ever! Keep going.

  • http://www.adamturtle.com Adam

    Great site, keep up the good work!

  • http://prodzynes.com Sammy Mateo

    WDD has been a great resource for me and many other graphic and web design artists. With lots of great information and inspiration. Keep up the great work guys! Congrats on the one year. With the amount of great posts I thought you guys were around longer than that.

  • http://www.flasheff.com Alin

    Thank you for great content and inspiring topics.

    Congratulations and Happy birthday!!!

  • http://twitter.com/vernocchi Vernocchi

    Webdesigner Depot is one of my favourite websites about, web, graphic, design and so on. When I first saw it it blew my mind and got a spot on my favourites RSS feeds.
    Thank you for what you have done and how much you have contributed to this industry.

    Oh btw.. I can imagine the content of the Steve Jobs email:

    “I learned my 1337 ninja skillz on ur website omg lol” :D

  • Russ

    Well done!!! Keep up the hard work Walter and Team.

    I rely on you to keep my lunch breaks exciting ;)

    Thanks Web Designer Depot

  • Cocci

    Happy Birthday to that wonderful website that is WDD. ;)

  • http://www.aspiresys.com Santosh Gupta

    Everytime when I try to kill my self of depression I think about WDD. Then I change my mind and browse WDD. Awesome content. Good design.

  • Scott

    Congrats on your success. I have been following this blog for at least the last 6 months. Good stuff. I’ve learned a lot.


  • http://human3rror.com John (Human3rror)


  • Daniel

    I look forward to reading WDD daily before I start everyday. Its helped me gain a lot of knowledge over the past year and I appreciate the quality of the posts that make it on this site.
    Thank You!

  • Drakevr

    Congrats! i hope WDD will go on being the awesome resource for info and inspiration / teaching it is.. your showcases have helped me lots n’ lots of times :)

  • Vibor

    Congratulations. I recently stumbled upon your site, and have been a frequent visitor ever since…great stuff!

  • http://paulmyatt.com Paul Myatt

    Thanks for a truly inspirational site. I real “must read”.

  • Mare

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for all your inspiration and articles. Having a “PRINT” background, your site informed me on the latest ways to transform to the “web” world. Thank you.

  • http://gastonfigueroa.com Gaston

    Congrats on your first birthday!

    WDD has been a great resource and inspiration. Keep up the good work!

  • sirdooder

    I had come across the Depot a few months ago, and ever since, it has been a site that I continually come back to in order to keep my sites on top of their game. Keep up the fantastic work.

  • kit katz

    I read this blog everyday and am always learning from it.
    Hope to see more awesome things..

  • http://www.love-the-design.com Sara

    Happy Birthday!
    I absolutely love this site, I was so ecstatic when I found this through my random surfings. I have learned so much from this site and I have no idea what I would do if I had not ever found this site!
    Thanks so much and good luck in the future! :D

  • Blueblot

    Happy Birthday!
    Webdesigner depot is a great resource for everybody who’s into design.

    Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.speaking-in-styles.com Jason CranfordTeague

    Happy Birthday! One year old, and already walking. How time flies.

  • Minerva

    Congratulations, Webdesigner Depot! I visit this blog daily and I’m surprised to hear it’s a “Vancouver Production” – I love the city!
    (And I’m pisces, too)

    Greetings from Germany

  • http://www.galaxytramp.co.uk Colin

    Everyone loves a birthday, especially when its the first one. Thanks for all the great work over the past 12 months and keep up the inspiring work. I just wish I had more time to implement all the excellent advise that WDD offers.

    Happy Birthday WDD!!


  • http://vjix.com AdamV

    Awesome job, keep it coming!

    come on big prizes, no whammies no whammies!!! :)

  • http://www.thewebsqueeze.com Linda Chadbourne

    You have set the bar very high! As one of the founders of another web design magazine we want to be just like you when we grow up! To have this type of success I know you have worked EXTREMELY hard. Congratulations to you!

  • CEdinburgh

    Love the site, congrats on one year!

  • Imran

    WDD love the site and..

    I’M A FAN,

    *Would love the Envato prize.. thanks

  • http://www.freakinlabs.com Carlos Yakimov

    Congratulations!! – WDD has been my #1 source of inspiration and knowledge.
    Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.

  • http://www.threestyles.com Shane Jeffers | Three Styles

    Happy Birthday WDD! Keep up the great work Walter it’s amazing what you have achieved in one year, its a big inspiration to me!

  • http://www.flutterbutterdesigns.com/blog Denise

    Wow! I didn’t realize you were only a year old. I’ve been following for months! You’ve come a LONG way in a short time. This is by far my favorite site to read. I love the tips and the tweets!

  • http://www.jacquelineburvill.ca Jacqueline B

    This site is amazing! I always look here to inspire myself when Im in a slump! Great work and congrats on the 1 year!

  • Davidn

    I just found your site yesterday from a tweet and I have been loving it! Thanks so much for the rich resource.


  • teebee

    Happy 1st birthday! I enjoy your posts and look forward to reading many more in the future. Congratulations!

  • Arania Jain

    Happy birthday WDD :D

    I came across WDD almost 5 months ago. And since that day, till today, I have just one word to describe it – Fabulous. I really enjoy each and every article and post on WDD, and keep craving for more.

    You guys have done an awesome job with the site, and I truly wish you the success you deserve for the years to come.

    Thanks and Happy B’Day again! :)

    Arania Jain

  • http://www.DreamDesigner.ir alireza

    I just love WDD! It amazingly helps in all kinds of design.

  • http://warstwy.com adone

    Happy Bday! WDD = pure content, real articles, great suggestions, essentials and ideas. WDD learn me best web practices. More articles for WordPress users please. Cheers.

  • https://twitter.com/mcxme Max

    Happy birthday…
    I am using your site for preparation, completion and checking my webwork. Thanks for this possibility.

  • Cory Jones

    Congrats WDD on the first yearly celebration on your inception. May there be many more!

    I find WDD to be a very helpful resource in coming up with inspriation and informative articles. I check this site on a daily basis.


  • http://www.easynewsite.com Marsha Smelkinson

    I always look forward to reading the Webdesigner Depot posts — I subscribe via email. Your content is always worth the time, and I salute that. It is rare, and obviously hard to do that. Thanks for all you do (and write).
    — Marsha

  • http://free-web-design.co.cc Blueprint Media Design

    Congrats on a year of great work!

  • http://www.artofficialshop.com Matt Green

    Happy bday! I am a daily reader of your blog. I have learned so much from the articles as well as been inspired from them as well. Keep up the great work because I will continue to visit the site and spread the word about how great it is.

  • http://www.viral-notebook.com Michael G

    Congratulations, Walter, on your anniversary. As a professor, I have used a number of your relevant and timely articles with my courses and students for instructional design and elearning, particularly the topics on graphic design, message design, and typography. So, thanks for the approachable resources and the contributions to my work.

    Keep up the good work, and I look forward to hearing about the second anniversary.


  • r_jake

    I lecture in digital media production and encourage my students to read WDD precisely because it is broad and increases awareness of a wider range of subjects and disciplines.

  • http://toshocorporation.net Tosho

    Happy one year birthday! I wish you 1000 years and even more ;)

  • Peter Rietz

    Congratulations on your “baby’s” first birthday!
    I have a couple of kids of my own, but I have never learned so much from a one-year old as I have from WDD -about webdesign!
    Very inspiring. Thank you!

  • http://vaughnroyko.com Vaughn

    Wow, with that amount of prizes, I might have a chance!

    I’ve used Webdesigner Depot’s header and background image to show several clients a good usage of background/header graphics that extend in to various browser and monitor sizes. Aside from that, Webdesigner Depot is always in my speed dial bar and my bookmarks.

  • Klemens Rauch

    WDD was my first Designer Blog I read and I wont stop reading it. All the Inspiration I’ve needed for my projects I’ve found them here…

  • http://FullVoiceMedia.com Mark Hess

    Love the info you provide and the sense of wonder you instill. Thanks WDD!
    Mark Hess

  • Sarah | @MadysonDesigns

    Happy Birthday WDD! I love that the site is full of such wonderful inspiration and resources. Thanks!

  • http://iwonderstudio.com Lana

    how much everybody loves free stuff, unbelievable :) But anyway thank you guys for great and usefull posts and Smashing Book I ordered months ago :)

  • Justin

    Congrats for all of your achievements and milestones!

    WDD is one of the first websites I visit on a daily basis and I’m always excited to see what it has to offer. I’m thankful to have such an incredible resource available to me.

    Thanks WDD!

  • http://www.gpsprimer.net geo

    The riff on “design” is the best part about WDD…keep it coming!

  • http://www.snoackstudios.com Shannon

    Happy Birthday! I couldn’t resist getting in on all the fun! I enjoy reading your blog posts, lots of varied content and great reading material for a designer and freelancer. Thanks!

  • http://www.caseybecking.com Casey Becking

    I’ve really enjoyed this blog since day one. Thank you and congrats.

  • http://www.dallasmccluske.com Dallas McCluske

    Any time I need design inspiration for basic layout or UI, I always turn to WDD for ideas. Thanks for all your help and inspiring content!!

  • http://jacobyap.com Jacob Yap

    Happy Birthday! :)

  • http://www.brunabites.com Bruna Bites


    WDD is one the greatest place to get tips and references about design.
    Keep it up. The next year should be even better.
    Also, the prizes are great. LOL.

  • http://www.zedwebinfo.com Mounir

    Congratulations for the achievements, very well deserved.
    Thanks for everything , and happy birthday!

  • http://www.thisisaaronslife.com Aaron Irizarry

    Congrats Walter!

    It is really awesome to see the site grow and continue to contribute to the design community.
    It is a great resource. Keep it up!

    ~ Aaron I

  • http://www.xoxo.at geri

    great site and congrats

  • http://www.trashness.com creativeblondes

    LOL! So many comments, nobody will ever read this comment :P

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      You’re wrong there, I did :)

      • http://www.trashness.com creativeblondes

        Wow! dude it really impresses me that you take the time to read all the comments :) ! Now that’s a true blogger! Just wished all succesful bloggers would be like this ;).

  • Brian Jones

    Happy Birthday and congrats on a job well done. As a novice designer in the early stages – WDD has been a top choice of mine to improving my design skills and source for inspiration and design statistics. Thanks again and good luck on another successful year!

  • Joigie

    ♪♫ Ha-ppy Birth-day to YOU!♫♪

  • http://voodoodiss.blogspot.com canesco

    always a pleasure to visit…

  • http://www.physicsmynd.com bs kishore

    MY HEARTFELT GREETINGS…A great site with great info…looking forward to your future goodies .

  • http://ofjz.com Johan

    Congrats on the 1 year! I can’t say that I’ve been around for the whole year. But the about ½ year I’ve been following this blog has been great! Thanks for all the resources, tips and tricks!

  • http://ammar.blog.com ammar

    Helo all, yesterday, i jst saw this blog and i m very happy to be here… i really enjoy the designs at smashingmagazine too

  • http://www.connectedwebsolutions.com Sam Bishop

    Congrats on all the success over the past year and Happy Birthday. Thanks a lot for providing a great resource for us.

  • Jon Acedo

    Congrats!! I love this blog

  • Kris S. Price

    Happy B-Day from TX! I stumbled upon WDD right after you started. I’m not a web designer, but I am a small business owner who works on my own site. I have learned not only website info but tips on running a small business too. Your site is great & I always look forward to your emails. I love the pics & tips that you put in them-keep up the great work!

  • Abdullah Al Mamun

    hApPy bIrThDaY!!
    Got a lot of inspirations and tutorial news.
    Keep up this good works……….

  • http://brianlucasart.com Brian Lucas

    Hey, just a comment to say thanks for all the great content. I have gotten to laugh out loud at some posts, admire beautiful/inspiring art in others, and I’ve learned a few things, too. I subscribe on my igoogle, and i’ve never bothered to do that until I found your blog.

    Keep ’em coming, and thanks again!

  • http://these3things.com dv

    many congrats and keep on keepin’ on with the awesome job!

  • Luc Lapierre

    Along with Smashing Magazine and Envato I think that WDD is the greatest source for inpiration, tips and tricks, and more!

    Long live to WDD!

  • Chris

    Congrats and Happy birthday. This is really great site.

  • http://www.sisushka.sk Silvia

    Happy Birthday from Slovakia! ♥

  • Mustafa Quilon

    Congrats! Your success is inspiring :)

  • Ant

    Congrats and thanks for providing such a great resource

  • lordy

    Ok, you want 1000 comments?
    Yout 1 step closer now ;)

    Happy birthday WDD and thx for the great articles!!!

  • jzarate

    Happy 1st Birthday Webdesigner Depot! You ROCK! :)

  • http://www.joseduenas.com Jose Duenas

    Congrats! I really love your blog!

  • http://www.felixleupold.de Felix L

    congrats, you do are very good job.
    your posts are always very inspiring


  • ren

    congrats & happy birthday! :D

    as a recent follower on twitter, i’ve really enjoyed the varying posts to interesting work to tutorials.


  • http://www.chonchstyle.info .chonchon

    came to help ya with the 1000 comments and also wish you a happy birthday, really really awesome blog ! thanks for all the great content !

  • http://twitter.com/cross15 Cross15

    Happy Birthday!!

    Great work!

    I think you will get 1000 Comments :D


  • henrique

    Eu sou brasileiro e axo esse site muito bom!
    venho aqui sempre buscar inspirações para minahs artes

    como se diz em ingles

    good job man!!!!

  • http://everydayworks.com Jesse

    Great. Looking forward to another year. Congrats.

  • http://www.mmolai.com/ OJAY

    RE: @DesignerDepot: Will we get 1000 comments?
    Yes you will. Happy Birthday!!!

  • http://craigbaldwin.com/ Craig Baldwin

    Awesome website, great resources just keep coming from this site.

  • pcasp

    fantastic resource for inspiration, and to keep up. A great site I often visit over lunch, to get me back in the groove!

  • http://figmentmedia.ca Calvin Tennant

    You really need to so something about these comments…

  • Anne McEntire

    Always enjoy your tweets, congrats on your one year anniversary!

  • http://www.doublejdesign.co.uk/ Jack

    Congratulatons and happy birthday! i think you can get 1000 comments

  • http://www.itsrap.de Pascal

    Congrats!!! :)

  • Christen E.

    Happy Birthday!

    Thanks for all of the great articles posted here. As a college student who just wants to learn as much as I can about web and design this has been a great place to find helpful articles. Hope to see many more to come!

  • http://blog.ashfame.com/ Ashfame

    WDD has help me become a smart web developer ;)

  • http://twitter.com/uribericardo Ricardo

    Great job!! WDD is a greatest source for inpiration, I´ll keep coming for more!!

  • cindyv

    Happy B-day!

  • George

    WDD has been one of the best sites i’ve visited…so resourceful and keeps me updated with the latest trends in web designing and web development..Thanks alot WDD…and keep up the good work! :)

  • http://www.aphichat.com Aphichat Panjamanee

    I’m new to here for 2 mounths, but learned a lot from this blog!

    Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.designilez.com Nilez

    Congrats!! Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.logosguide.com Otba Mushaweh

    Great facts Walter about WDD
    all the best to you .!

  • Dhiego Almeida

    Parabéns!!! Some congrats from Brazil! Keeping on the excelent work that amazes us every day! Woohoo!

  • http://www.naldzgraphics.net Ronald | Naldz Graphics

    All I can say is that WDD had been doing really great since the beginning. Congrats to Walter for the success. Happy Birthday WDD :)

  • dainen

    Congrats on turning one year old! I’ve been following WDD for so long it seems like more than a year. The resources here certainly go well beyond it’s age!


  • http://joshuasortino.com Joshua Sortino

    It’s hard to believe that over a year of high quality tutorials, roundups, and resources have been provided at Webdesigner Depot! When this site first launched, I remember reading the article about mixing fonts in logos. Once I finished soaking in all of the useful information, it occurred to me that Webdesigner Depot would be the next big design blog. 30,000 RSS subscribers later, this site continues to inspire me, and many other designers throughout the community. Keep up the inspiration!

  • http://www.pandu.ch Claudio Rimann

    Congrats! Its amazing what you’ve achieved in one year – Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.ashworthcreative.com Aysel Vandeventer

    Well, Happy Birthday WDD! I have read and seen many amazing things on this site. Learned about nice and clean typographical logos a while back. Amazing to see such a young blog turn into a resource for many readers out there. Congratulations and thank you for inspiring and instilling design passion in your readers.

  • http://www.angeloff.net/blog angeloff

    Happy birhtday :) !

  • http://goldendog.com goldendog


  • Alfonso Martinez

    Seven more for 1000 comments!!!

  • Tasneem

    Wow, happy birthday WDD. The most helpful article for me was How To Choose The Right CMS. And yes, I do follow you on twitter.
    Thanks again and go have your cake!

  • http://aaronlaibson.com Aaron

    True fact: I love WDD. Thanks for everything you do for our field.

  • c_winsnes

    Congrats! One of the BEST sites ever, it really is!

  • http://graphicriver.net?ref=hqm Patrik


    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      And to you too on being comment #1000! :)

  • http://www.everydayflavor.com JD

    I haven’t been familiar with the site for the entire year, but since I have, I have been VERY impressed with the postings. Very inspiration, very insightful, very useful!! Thank you, and here’s to another year of creativity!!


  • http://victorelu.com Victor

    Well, I’ve been reading your articles for sometime now and although there is no actual example of how you helped me, it’s all about what remains in my head :)

  • http://osweb.dk Michael Lajlev

    WDD has developed me into a smart web developer

  • David Delgado

    Amazing site. I just found it not too long ago and have been coming back often. Let’s hope you have many more years of awesomeness to share with us!

  • shondra03

    Congrats! I just discover you a few months ago and you have help me out a lot!

    Thanks Again!

  • http://d-browning.com David Browning

    Congrats! I love you guys and read almost every link you tweet!

  • http://www.purplepurplepurple.com brad


  • ~ alli ~

    Congratulations! You are a prime example of what is so great about the web. All of the FREE information and inspiration on this site amaze me. Thank you so much!

  • Tony D

    Very helpful site Walter. Glad to have found you via Twitter.

  • http://www.maxliebscher.com Maximilian Georg Liebscher

    YEAAHH! Happy Birthday

  • http://www.tgraphxs.com Tony G

    Happy B-day!! I enjoy very much WDD, thanks for the great job!

  • Paul

    Thanks for all your inspiration – I have you RSS’d!

    Great job.

  • Shari

    Happy birthday! I appreciate all of your great content, and I look forward to more in the years to come!

  • http://waldropdesign.com Andy Waldrop

    Congrats and keep up the awesome work. This is a must read site for web designers.

  • http://www.travelwires.com Muzi Mohale

    Wow, I never thought this blog is only a year old. I recently discovered it a few weeks ago and have been hooked ever since. May you continue sharing your design knowledge with the blogging community.

  • http://floodlightdesign.com Joe

    Congrats you guys! I enjoy consuming your content on a daily basis.

  • http://hydrovibe.com Heather St. Marie

    Congratulations and much continued success! WDD has been a useful source of tips, techniques, and inspiration for my freelance career.

    I’m looking forward to another great year!

  • http://www.dustindikes.com Dustin Dikes

    Congratulations! :)

  • Marjorie Jumisco

    First of all, WD is one of the most interesting, attractive and informative websites I have encountered with so much to offer to enhance the learning curve. Having grown up in Smithers, B.C. CANADA and going to UVic and living/working in Vancouver and having family still in Aldergrove, B.C., I was attracted to Webdesigner Depot. I use a laptop (Ubuntu os w/ Gimp) and hope to learn the program so I can take advantage of the hundreds of ideas WD has offered and continues to offer. Please continue doing your wonderful work so I can enjoy at least reading about interesting ideas until I get the knowledge to practice any one of your ideas!


  • Shermel

    Congrats! I just want to say thanks for having a mobile version of your blog available. I wish more site would release follow the trend. WordPress has done a beautiful job creating one.

    Your blog has inspired me to finally work on create mine. Its been a work in progress for the past year. Thanks.

  • http://www.chelseaparkerphotography.com Chelsea

    Congratulations on such an amazing and successful first year!

    WDD has been by far my go-to resource for everything design-related! Your articles are not only informative, but inspirational – which I’m sure other avid readers can vouch for! Keep up the good work! Thanks for everything!

  • http://samiinour.com SAMIINOUR

    I hope that i am not late. I learnt a lot from WDD mostly my Freelance career.

  • John

    Happy Birthday WDD!!! This is by far one of the best web design sites I’ve found so far. Thanks for all your hard work and effort!

  • http://tr.im/mewC Rahul – Web Guru

    WDD has always been a source of inspiration and guide for me as a designer. Surely, I’d not hesitate this website with my pals.

  • Jeremy

    Happy birthday! Your email is the first one I open every morning – gets me stoked for the day.

  • http://jan.vavrusa.com Jan Vavruša

    Happy Birthday and thanks for everything!

  • Ryan Stang

    Congrats! WDD has bee a great resource the latest in the world of web design, your articles have made my transition from full time office slave to liberated freelancer smoother then I had been anticipating.

  • http://www.behance.net/kkirsche Kevin Kirsche

    Happy Birthday and thanks! The one suggestion I have for a subtle redesign is to move the add comment to the TOP of the comment list ;) Thanks again though!

  • http://www.afsincelik.com Afsin

    Great articles and community. Congrats!

  • Tabitha

    I absolutely love WDD! I follow you religiously on Twitter and enjoy all of your posts. I feel like I’ve really learned a lot from you. Congrats on the birthday! :)

  • http://www.kateaudra.com Kate Audra

    your site gets me inspired more and more every day! I love the resources you guys provide

  • http://www.house2electro.de/ Philipp E

    Nice Blog! Congrats :)

  • http://freddygonzalez.me Freddy Gonzalez

    WDD has encouraged me to make my own site along.
    WDD is the only really thing I read on my rss feed collection
    I always get confused with Western Digital and WDD

    I like your site :)

  • http://aapdesigns.net Andy Price

    I love this site, newsletters, and everything about it! Keep up the great work – and Happy Birthday!!!

  • http://www.franklintello.com Franklin Tello

    Congrats Walter on such awesome work with this site!

    I too have showcased it in my presentations, and I am impressed to see that it’s mainly a one man show. Great work and I hope that after a year you are only even more motivated to keep on rocking!


  • http://dt106ers.com/blog Colin Broderick

    WDD is awesome, it was recommended to me by a friend and now i just cant get enough of it, big part of my daily blog read! Great help for projects too!

  • T | Urd

    Congratulations, Walter, and thanks for all the great articles at WDD. You’ve really helped me by not only introducing me to what’s ‘out there’, but by also explaining ‘which’ applications or methods are good and ‘why’ they’re good.

  • Aldin

    Thank YOU very much for everything you have tought me!

  • William Barrera

    Happy birthday!!! You’ve inspired me to start my own blog today. Thanks. Pd. What wrote to you Steve Jobs? … just curious!

  • http://gulati.info Austin

    It’s only been a year and you already are getting over 1000 comments on a blog post? That’s insane.

  • Juli

    Congrats, and happy birthday! I absolutely LOVE this site! There are so many useful tips and techniques here that I couldn’t help but pass it along to my web development team! Thanks for making such a great site!

  • http://bupalatinamerica.com Luis

    If one of the many things these site does well, the most personal I can share is inspiration, the articles in this site teach, the examples inspire…

  • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

    For those wondering about the Steve Jobs email, it was an exchange about the iPhone.

  • http://rupensharma.blogspot.com Rupen Sharma

    Very well-deserved and happy birthday WDD!!! I hope you expand into other domains too :)

  • http://iconexpo.com funny4u

    Congrats! I envy u!!!

  • Sara

    I love you so much. Happy birthday. this website makes my day too many days to count. kepp it up!

  • Evan Jones

    Happy birthday! Feels like I’ve been following you guys much longer than a year. WDD helps me wake up in the morning :P

  • http://www.overdrivemydesign.com Logan

    Wow. Never before have I seen so many comments. That’s amazing. Even though the odds are insanely low, I’m up for some prizes! Congratulations WDD, amazing job.

  • Avinash Mudunuri

    Congrats Guys!!! Happy Birthday.Its been 1 year for ur valuable services u have provided.U guys have given us the best insipirition we can get.The articles u publish,the resources u give.the tutorials everythng are awesome..Thanq u very very much.
    Looking forward for more articles,suprises,resources.

    Once again Happy Birthyday!!U Guys Rock

  • http://www.risingdesign.com.au Magdalena B

    I am but a newborn web designer and so very excited to be part of this world.

    I have just found your blog via my course instructor and looks like I will be loving spending time here.

    Thanks for a great site.


  • http://www.alessandrolocatelli.com Alex

    Congrats and keep up the good work!

  • pepy000

    Congratulation guys!

  • http://www.fuseboxgroup.com Bleyder

    Congratulations! WDD is one of my favourites blogs!

  • Marc

    How does Wed Designer Depot influence my business?

    I use the back catalogue of great articles to reinforce my sales pitch to clients.

    E.G. I suggest a client needs to realign their front page making it simpler and I can send them a link to the “3-step-approach” article.

    Clients trust me but I believe a good reference has sealed the deal on more than one occasion!

    Thanks WDD!

  • Bart

    Thank you wdd for supplying the newest designtrends last year!

  • http://www.knalle.dk Thor S

    I work as a digital designer at a advertising agency. I always check this blog every day at work and it never fails to inspire!
    Keep up the great bloggin’! :)

  • http://www.lezart-graphique.net Lezart-graphique

    Congratulations ;)

  • http://www.livingforart.com Jasmin Halkic


  • http://www.empfehlenswert-wien.at wien

    happy birthday!

  • http://www.fiaveo.fr Maxime Gréau

    Happy birthay !!!
    Very nice blog. congrats !

  • http://luanmuniz.com.br Luan

    Happy Birthday and congrats! WDD has been a great resource for me[2]
    I access the WDD has little time, but I was captivated.
    Now, every day I look xD

    Got a lot of inspirations and tutorial news.
    Long live to WDD! =)

  • http://logo.helder-reclame.nl Willem

    First of all: happy birthday Webdesigner Depot! Congratulations! WD is a must-follow if you’re a (web) design dedicated. Keep up the good work.

  • EmS


    i came for the tutorials and stayed because of the high quality design posts

    greez EmS

  • Diogo Duarte

    Happy birthday WDD… Your posts have been inspiring me for this time and I hope we can “stay together” for many years… xD

  • Savalanche

    I love this site for the header alone, the articles are ruddy great too! ;)

  • pawel

    Awesome :D

  • http://www.desktopgenerations.com Barbara

    Congratulations and thank you so much for your elegant and inspirational blog posts!


  • http://www.joshclarkdesign.com Josh

    I sincerely enjoy reading your articles almost every morning. Happy birthday, keep up the awesome work!

  • http://www.roadeo.de Mike

    Happy Birthday and hopefully to another great year of success! WDD has become one of my favorite Designtutorial and lists resource. Even before Smashing! :) So yeah! To another great year!

  • Bricha

    Happy Birthday WDD
    I participate maybe i’ll win
    For me, i’ve just kown this blog and i think i’ll suscribe to it!!

  • http://cristinadesigns.com Cristina E

    Happy Birthday WDD!! I am a print graphic designer who has recently expanded onto web design. Thank you for your content and being a great resource!

  • http://thenetflow.com Dan O’Neill

    As a developer primarily, it takes a lot for me to get my “creative” hat on, but recently through the excellent articles on this site I’ve been able to do it more and more. In fact, I recently created what I would consider my greatest web design. Actually quite proud of it. Looking forward to doing what I normally do to other peoples designs and turning it into nice code!

  • http://www.monitjadhav.com Monit

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Web Designer Depot !! You are providing great contents for all, I hope you keep up the good work for years to come.

    Congrats Again!!


  • Tanvir

    Happy birthday to WDD. It’s seems a very quick year as times never gets boring with your site for all new fresh contents. To be frank I started web designing after inspired from these resources so no matter how far I go these resources will be my foundation.


  • http://rodhomor.com Rod Homor

    Congratulations, and Happy Birthday from one pisces to another… !!

  • http://www.dpipv.com Shanti

    I recently discovered this awesome site on Twitter and it has been very helpful on those “no-inspiration” days :D

    Happy birthday and hopefully WDD will be here for a 100 more :)

  • vladimir

    Wish you luck in the future!

  • ana GR

    I wish I had discovered this web before. It’s full of GREAT ideas and resources. I love your choice of articles, short time lurking, but enough to see it’s worth checking every week.
    Congrats for this one year, and … many more to come!

  • Edison A. Leon

    Wow, a year? I though it was over than that, actually it feels older, well congratulations, now go back to you seats and bring the next blog. Don’t forget next year you’ll make it to 2. =)

  • http://www.ben-lang.com Ben Lang

    Walter your blog is an inspiration to us all. You are a role model for me and all other bloggers.
    Thanks for this amazing opportunity.

  • http://www.cridesigns.com Kate

    Happy one-year anniversary, WWD. Your articles are an inspiration, as is the site itself, and the entrepreneurship behind it! Thanks for the diverse range of information you share.

  • http://www.mindsfeed.com Mindsfeed

    Hapy borthdaaaaay toooooo you!!!

  • Chris Autwell

    WDD has helped me out so much. Thank you guys for everything you do. Keep up the great work and have a happy birthday.

  • José Luis Quintero

    The blog’s theme design it’s simply awsome for me.

  • http://www.sarahlestudio.com sarahdippity

    WebDesignerDepot … it was love at first sight for me with you! Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! Hard to believe you’ve only been around for a year. You’re my go-to place for all things design-related. Please don’t ever go off the “air”!

  • Matt

    Congrats on 1 year! One of my favourite sites around.

  • http://www.undo-studio.com/ Ali Suarez

    Happy birthday!!!

  • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

    Wow, thanks again for all the wonderful comments, these should motivate me and help push the site further next year… ;)

  • http://www.jbrassard.com Julien Brassard

    Your web site is a must-read-daily necessity, both for my career and my mental health.
    Thank you so much for the great content and happy birthday!

  • Alex

    Happy 1 year old! Excellent Web design content here.

  • http://premiumthemeclub.com/ Premium Theme Club

    I must say that In very sort span of time it has got good popularity

  • camiel


  • Kayla

    This is so much excitement in one article! I love this site and it is one of the best web design blogs I can find, everything is pale in comparison, pun intended!

  • http://gouri.in Gouri Shankar

    Congrats on 1 year old. I learned some key points in designing from the WDD.

  • http://www.bartowski.pl Bartek

    Bravo for your all team :-)

  • roni

    Happy Birthday WDD !!!

    Keep it coming !

    Personaly, I am on the coding/tech part, but having my own freelance biz, I need to keep in touch with design trends and I’d love to be able to do it myself…. So articles like the ones provided in WDD are goldent to me !

    Thanks again !

  • http://www.muntligt.se Michael

    Congratz. Keep up the good work.

  • Patrik

    For me it’s inspiring to see, via this blog and other places on the web, that there are other people out there who has the same passion as me when it comes to design. Congratulations for a job well done!

  • http://www.e-llama.com André Cavero

    Hey I’m glad I’ve found this page, the thing is that I have a Marketing degree but I love graphic design, so since I’v e start reading the posts from you guys I’ve started with some great ideas so I’ve decided to open a company! so let’s say that this year mean a lot to you as it means to me!

    Just Thank you guys, an hope that this keep going for many years!!

    Big hugh!!


  • http://twitter.com/SE7ENize Nice from Thailand

    Woooo 1k+ comments! Happy birthday WDD!

    Almost a year ago, I discovered WDD from banner ads on other big (web) design site (I think it’s Noupe.com if I recall correctly)

    P.S. I’m a Pisces too :P

  • http://www.gingerwench.com Ginger@Custom Design and Digital Art

    Happy Birthday :) Following you on Twitter, and watching your growth and success over only one year (incredible!) has been, and will continue to be an inspiration. Thanks for all you do and offer to your readers!

  • http://Commingshortly Another Alex :)

    1091 Greeting Comment: Nice work here, useful content elegantly served. Congratulations and keep up the good work! Cheers from Bremen…

  • Jack Perry

    Happy birthday WDD! You’ve been one of my few go to sites when I really need inspiration, and I know that’ll continue.

    Also, giveaways are nice.

  • tomym

    congrats – thank you of everything i’ve learnt!

  • http://www.michelledancer.com Michelle Dancer

    Every time I think my personal site is sorted, an article here inspires me to redesign. Again.

    You owe me prizes!

  • Tim

    Happy B-day WDD! Love this site one of the few I visit religiously.

  • http://www.paulogoode.com Paulo

    I’ve been in the design business for over 20 years and I’m having quite a renaissance at the moment and this is largely down to the fine people out there behind such sites as yours Walter. This site is a credit to you and your contributors, it’s amazing that you have gained such stature in the design world in just one year. It’s inspirational for all of us!

    I find myself here several times a week, I’m catching up, reading, bookmarking, becoming inspired and learning all the time – at 40 years old I’m enjoying my career again! Fair play to you, congratulations on your first year and long may you continue :)

  • http://www.psdvault.com James Qu

    Happy Birthday! It’s just amazing to see in a merely 1 year, some many things can be achieved! Congrats and keep up this wonderful work :)

  • Justin Christensen

    Happy Birthday!

  • Michael Savage

    Happy Birthday.

    What did the Jobs email say? :)

  • http://www.blakeimeson.com Blake Imeson

    Happy birthday! I had no idea this site was this new. Great store of content built up for sure.

  • http://twitter.com/NextMemory NextMemory

    Congratulations on turning one year old, hopefully there will be many more birthdays!

  • Andrew Lobo

    All of these comments speak to the loyalty and enthusiasm of your readers. Way to go, Walter, on a fantastic first year. It’s a pleasure to be supporting you.

  • Demitra

    Happy Birthday and congratulations on your success! I have thoroughly enjoyed your site this last year, its brought much inspiration and information! Thank you!

  • Carlos

    Outstanding website!! Keep up the good work!!

  • Trettende

    Happy Birthday WDD! Congratulations!

  • http://www.keepingupwithjonesy.com Mark Jones

    Wow, one year old! Quite the milestone my friend, and very well deserved. Your website is a required stop on my weekly journey through the various design related sites that keep my resource folder full, and my inspiration sufficiently stocked.Plus, we canadian’s must stick together eh? =)

    Thanks for doing what you do.


  • nuksies

    The best web design resource on the internet – love it and keep up the great work

  • http://radumicu.info/blog RaduM

    Web Designer Depot has helped me a lot. Almost 90% I’ve learned here I use in practice.
    Happy Birthday dudes ;)

  • http://www.creativecriminals.com Creative Criminals

    Happy birthday WDD! The articles are amazing!

  • Deyo

    Happy birthday WDD!!

  • http://www.finedesignweb.com/ TenToneDesign3r

    Happy Birthday, WDD!
    First ran across your site trying to find a solution to one of those irritating css (read: Internet Explorer) problems. I quickly resolved my problem, and quickly became addicted to the constant stream of inspiration.
    Keep it coming! :-D

  • http://www.webdesignsouthyorkshire.com Web Design South Yorkshire

    Happy Birthday WDD!
    This blog has always been a refreshing read about stuff other than web design-but still about web design, if that makes sense

  • http://lynnepope.net/ Elpie

    Wow! A year already! Congratulations on your birthday and for managing to keep the enthusiasm and commitment to hard work going. You’ve done an amazing amount of work for just one year. I look forward to seeing what the second year brings.

    Happy Birthday WDD :)

  • flux

    I discovered WDD by chance, subscribed to the feed and never left

  • http://www.designopoint.com Akbar Shah

    My best wishes to you and WDD team.

    After reading this post, I must say, I am inspired and further motivated, cause its been around a month since I launched my blog…www.designopoint.com… with a very similar sort of interest. and after a month of hardwork, I just have around 4-5 page views /day. But, I am sure, I am gonna shoot that daily page views to a far better level in a years time.

    Trust me… you guys are very inspiring and I wish WDD and its team all the best.

  • http://chrisvick.com Chris

    I look forward to every article posted. I’ve learned quite a bit!

  • http://www.youandigraphics.com/ Irene Demetri

    Happy Birthday WDD! Thank you for all the interesting posts, keep up!

  • Marco Rafael

    I’ve only been browsing WDD since last month, and it has been the most useful site in my browsing rotation.

    Anyway Happy B-Day!

  • Shad

    Congrats on the Anniversary – keep up the great work :)

  • http://designintheraw.com Roy Ho

    Congratz! Your site is definitely an inspiration to the web development community. Keep it up!!

  • http://www.granville.lib.nc.us Deana Cunningham

    I don’t remember how I discovered Webdesigner Depto, but I am certainly glad I did! As an added bonus to the many informative articles, I often forward the RSS feed to my daughter, who is an accomplished artist. She finds the pictures inspirational, and I am cooler because of it!

    Thanks Webdesigner Depot!

  • http://www.graphikfood.com/ Zeb

    Happy birthwebdesigndepotday !

  • chantelle

    Great job! Looking forward to seeing what year #2 brings!

  • http://www.brandondhunt.com Brandon D Hunt

    Happy Birthday and Congrats!

  • http://www.rizwanashraf.com Rizwan

    Congrats! Your website is true inspiration for web design community. Keep it up, and Happy Birthday.

  • Sana

    Happy Birthday Web Design Depot!

  • Thamizh

    Initially i have no idea on web design. After reading continues articles from WDD i have some basic design sense now. Thanks to WDD for this wonderful service.

  • mariadelsol

    wow I want to learn more sure i will be fan!!

  • http://www.krop.com/gustavs/ Gustavs


    Love it and keep up the good work! :)

  • http://virtua-gallery.com Klaus

    Congratulations. You are doing a fantastic job and provide a great ressource for anyone involved in WebDesign. Kudos – and keep ’em coming.

  • http://www.jeremygadomski.com Jérémy

    Congrats ! Happy Birthday Webdesigner Depot !
    I’m reading your website since 6 months and you make a really gret job.

    Thanks for all,


  • http://www.webgeek.net Chris Morley

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://watcher.off.lv Watcher

    Happy Birthday WDD!!!
    You were always inspiring me from the very beginning!
    I would like to see you in the same shape for at least 100 years

  • scott Baird

    Happy Birthday WWD! I am in the process of finding a CMS and you story “How To Choose The Right CMS” has been a big help.

  • Shuja

    Happy Birthday WDD!

  • http://man-sur.blogspot.com mathemans

    I learn a lot of usability in designing web interface form WDD. And always love see interview about usability from usabilty guru.

    Another best things in WDD is about information about web designing. WDD itself a good example that cool design for blogs is important to make user comfortable to read content. I like WDD.


  • http://www.fleedy.com manSur

    Happy Birthday WDD. Thank You for providing such many thing from many different aspects of thing in one site. For me this site save my time a lot because the major contenti needed and I wanted for designing or developing website, I can find it in WDD. I Always appreciate with your effort make web developers life easy.

    A Big Thank You… WebDesignerDepot.com..

  • Kristy

    Thanks WDD for publishing quality and, most importantly, relevant and useful material. You’ve become a fantastic and reliable resource. I visit this site everyday, and twice on Sundays. (woooo Canada!)

  • http://www.peteyspromise.org Sara

    Congrats on your 1st birthday!! Wishing you many more b/c I find your posts very resourceful =)

  • TJ Thompson

    GREAT site–congrats and happy birthday!

  • Amanda

    Congrats!!! Your site is so useful and resourceful for me and all of my designer friends. Thank you for all of your great posts!

  • http://www.faciodesign.co.uk Facio Design

    Great collection of helpful posts and thought provoking articles. Happy B’day WDD!

  • http://www.iwgroupinc.com Matthew Shelley

    Happy Birthday WWD! You have been a great resource for me so far and I am looking forward to you seeing you turn 2!

  • jPomfret

    I recently found WDD and I’m glad I did! full of great resources! good luck in the future and keep up the great work!

  • http://www.twitter.com/graememac Graeme Mac

    Congratulations on all your success and hard work. Keep it going for the year to come.

  • http://bwhWebDesigns.com Barbara McNeely

    Wow – I didn’t realize that WDD was so young! I’ve enjoyed reading your posts as well as following your favorite tweets! Keep it up!

  • Irene

    Happy Birthday WDD….I read WDD quite a bit as I am a developer who really knows nothing about design. I also love the very insightful developer-centric information here that reminds me to keep me on my toes when it comes to good development standards :)

  • http://craigmccaskill.com Craig McCaskill

    Congratulations on a year of success! May many more follow. Thanks especially for covering such a broad range of topics, it’s one of the things lacking from a lot of other sites out there.

  • http://www.soulsizzle.com Ryan Marganti

    As SoulSizzle Design has expanded more and more from print into web, I can’t count the number of times your articles have been a big help. Keep up the good work.

  • http://jamieschroeder.com Jamie

    Happy Birthday WDD!! I can’t even imagine how many times I have visited this site or recommended articles to friends and coworkers. Thank you for all of your hard work!

  • Tim K

    Very much enjoy WDD, both the blog and twitter! Keep up the great work!

  • http://mediaextra.net Jack Keller

    I love the posts, you have been in my feed reader for the better part of your first year and I keep on visiting because of your quality posts, I always seem to walk away with some tidbit of knowledge that I find useful immediately or at least will down the road.

  • kari svendsboe

    yay – glad you were “born”! :)

  • adrn

    Thanks WWD! I’m continually inspired by the articles here!

  • http://www.colofb.com Agripundit

    WDD has been a great resource for me as I teach myself how to use graphic design and internet tools. Thanks for being such a great place to visit online!

  • http://daniel@emdeecreative.ca Daniel


  • Chris

    I’ve only recently discovered WDD…and I’m so glad I did. Keep up the good work and here’s to many more years of doing what you love.

  • http://www.xxxxxxxx.co.uk Rik Hopkinson

    I came across your site about a year ago when you first popped onto the blogging scene and really enjoyed the articles and used many of them throughout my daily routine and design inspiration…

    You’ve always been up there with the Smashing boys… Keep it up! Inspiration feeds to mind that feeds the soul :) Great work WDD!!

  • Carsten Simonsen

    A great resource….I learn somthing new every day from your tweets…

  • http://www.jdanicreations.co.cc Danielle

    Wow! I’m impressed that in under a year this website has been able to generate so many followers and become such a wonderful source of design information for designers of all skill levels. I’m curious how you were able to do it. Maybe that could be another post. . . or not! :-) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • Jeremey

    Happy Birthday! WDD has been and will continue to be a great source of information and inspiration. Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.2beonline.com.mx/ Orquidea Licona

    Great info, great resources, happy bday and thank you very much for all your posts!!

  • http://octogeek.com Hilart Abrahamian

    Wow, congrats on the huge success in just one short year.
    Happy Birthday WDD. :]

  • http://www.flowinteractive.com.au Flow Interactive

    Thanks for all your hard work really enjoyed reading your blog and applying the many useful tools and techniques. Happy Birthday!

  • Chris

    woooowiiwwiiwooow! What to say…Happy birthday first. You’ve been a tremendous source of inspiration for me, for a lot of designers. Keep doing that. It apparently works really good. Future is in people like you who care….Thank you.

  • http://www.FlyMediaProductions.com The FlyDuo

    Congrats! We were introduced to WWD about 6 months ago when we started on Twitter… you have been a great recourse to our small duo, both professionally as well as creatively! We always look forward to seeing what you’ve got coming… ;D

  • http://e3creations.com Buzz

    WDD is one of my daily stops.

    Keep up the great work and HAPPY BD!

  • Ane Gik

    I`m a brazilian lawyer but I love desing, wish I have time to study it too.So I love WDD!

  • http://mio-english.com Temma

    Happy Birthday!!
    I really enjoy and learn your articles everyday.

  • Guilherme

    Happy birthday WDD. I am new to the web design/development area and I am learning a lot from the blog.
    Thanks a lot

  • http://www.bencarr.net Ben Carr

    I’ve only recently started keeping up with WDD after finding several links to WDD articles from other design blogs and magazines, but I can say what I’ve seen thus far is fantastic. Great resources, great information, great layout, and an all around great tool. Keep it up!

  • Casey

    Congrats on your 1 year! Happy Birthday!

  • Randolph Cutter

    Thank you WDD and happy birthday! You have succeeded in not only being one of the most well-regarded web design resources on the net, but also in the way you always push your content quality. Congratulations!

  • Karan

    Congrats and wishing WDD Happy Birthday.

    WDD has been a great source of Inspiration and Learning medium throughout the year. Keep it coming. Thanks.

  • http://www.gintelgee.com Gintel

    Congratulations!/Happy Birthday lol – Love the site…it saved me on some projects.

  • http://www.indesignlive.com Rish Raghu

    A big congrats to your WDD. I can’t believe its been a year it feels like you guys have been up for ages as i check it out almost everyday. I think everyone in the office is probably sick of my fwd links as i email them something cool you guys have covered.

    Anyway this is one of my fav sites so keep up the good work and I hope your second year tops your first one

  • http://blog.insicdesigns.com insic

    COOL! happy birthday. Ive been following this blog since last year. :) Im a fan.

  • Lee


    Look forward to more greatness from WDD :)

  • http://www.internetmafia.info Jan

    Happy Birthday.

    Looking forward to read more interessting stuff in the next year.

    greetings from Germany


  • Shahbaz Majeed

    WDD has been a fantastic resource for learning hints and tips that all designers should know and constantly use the site as a reference!

  • http://www.createthings.co.uk Chris

    Happy birthday! Great site and great content. Keep it up!

  • http://www.wiehanne.com Wiehanne

    Thanks for all the trends & design inspirations stuffs!

  • Henaway

    Happy birthday!

    I’ve only been following for a month or two, but am always amazed by the depth and quality of the stuff you put up here. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.sea-communications.co.uk Mike

    Happy Birthday WDD.

    Thanks for all the great resources over the year, plenty of influence from them found their way into our projects.

  • Brandon

    A year already? Wow, happy birthday!

  • http://www.nwknitwear.com John M

    wow, congratulations on your year birthday!

  • http://www.rossmulcahy.info Ross

    Happy birthday, let’s hope you have a year as successful as the last!

  • Beth Ann Higgs

    Just found the site via Twitter. Can’t wait to dig in. Happy Birthday.


  • Trish

    Happy birthday!! Thanks for a great year of articles. =)

  • http://www.twitter.com/mairambm Maíra Macedo

    Happy birthday!! \o/ Amazing giveaway.

  • http://www.eclipse-creative.co.uk Giles

    What I have learned from the depot…puh! Too Much!

    Thanks for a great year, happy birthday guys!

  • Nicholas LeBlanc

    Happy Birthday! Great blog, keep up the good work!

  • http://twitter.com/omnidragon OmniDragon

    Happy Birthday Web Designer Depot \o/ :D

  • Craig

    Happy Birthday!

  • http://www.launchingfrog.com Neha Goyal

    Hi WDD!

    Happy Birthday and Congratulations on completing a year! I am a big fan of your blog posts and read them religiously every day and am excited to check them every morning. I have learned a lot from your articles. My favorite one was “How to learn from a six year old’s lemonade stand”. I also love your design.

    Thanks for your wonderful posts! Hope to read many more!


  • Jessica

    Happy Birthday! Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.trynity.co.uk Rob

    Just one year? Really? Man – it seems like I’ve always been searching WDD for icons, tutorials & all kindsa’ stuff.

    Happy Birthday! Don’t get too drunk ;)

  • http://www.quaycreative.com Hung Bui

    YOYO happy birthday! Its been a great year and thanks for all of your post.

  • http://www.acampion.co.uk ACampion


    I can’t believe how quick a year has come round!

    Keep up the ace work :D

  • http://nauweb.com Cristiano Bunte


    Or as we say in Brazil: felicidades!

    Webdesigner depot is one of the best sites ever. I follow you guys on twitter and I’m always reading and learning in the blog.

    Thanks for contributing for webdesigners around the globe.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cristiano Bunte
    nauweb – Brazil

  • http://totdesign.com Zoltan

    Happy Birthday WDD.

  • Seth

    Happy birthday…I’m always using webdesignerdepot.com to find interesting tutorials. It’s a great place for inspiration.

  • kevin

    Happy B-Day! Thanks for all the hard work (well, maybe you don’t think it’s hard)!

  • http://www.lukedesroches.com Luke D

    Congrats WDD! I’m looking forward to many more years of great articles and great design inspiration!

  • http://thegoldenflux.com/ Andrea Pelizzardi

    “…since WDD began, the blog has been visited by over 10 million people…”
    Just… WOW!

    Happy Birthday! :)

  • Mike

    Nice job, love this blog. I like my odds on the giveaway :)

  • http://johanweb.net Johan R.

    I hope it’s not too late but happy bday to WDD. Even if I’m a front-end developer (I wish i were a designer) WDD was a huge source of inspiration for me on all my projects. Thanks for all the great articles you provide throughout this first year.

  • http://www.afterman.net afterman

    Your site is one of the best for web design resources! Congrats on the successes of the first year, here’s to many more to come!

  • Steve Held

    That’s awesome

  • Taffy

    Congrats! What a successful year! I too am a Scorpio…what an honor to have something in common with such an amazing site. ;) I’ve learned a great deal from your site and look forward to learning more.

  • http://shubox.net Keith

    I’ve been around this web lark for a while now, which has it’s advantages and drawbacks. From table-based designs, marquee and blink over-usage, a time when FONT was a necessity without alternative, the web has grown beyond anyone’s imagination. And it keeps growing!
    WDD helps us all out by offering (for free) insights, tutorials and articles on the rapidly evolving methods and best-practices in contemporary web design, and offers me some hope of keeping up to speed with it all.

  • Bruno Brant


  • http://www.acuitydesigns.net Mel Ndiweni

    Congrats WDD! So many projects have been saved because WDD exists! Great articles week in and week out!! Keep it up!

  • http://www.lcb-design.com Camena Luscinia

    Thank you so much for all the hard work this past year WDD, I have been thrilled to follow your posts and look forward to be inspired every time I see and update form you.
    Continue with the good quality!

  • http://www.jwaldeck.com Jan Waldeck

    Guys, this blog is awesome. Unbelievable what you guys have achieved in only 1 year! A real successful blogging example! Keep up the nice work and of course, Happy Bday!

  • http://www.nauweb.com Luiz Filipe

    Hello fella´s,

    Happy birthday! And thanks for sharing this ton´s of information, and helping us all to improve our internet experience.


  • Daan W

    I started reading Web Designer Depot from day 1, and since, it hasn’t left my bookmarks just because of the awesome content you (and the other writers) deliver.

    Really, keep up the good work! Congratulations!

  • http://www.nateimhoff.com N8I

    Congrats and Thanks for the last year. You guys have been a huge help

  • http://www.cdiseno.com israel cazares

    Feliz cumpleaños! sigan con el buen trabajo

  • deeep

    Happy Birthday!
    The second thing i do every morning: i check your twitter messages…

  • http://www.pepitomb.info/blog Pp

    Great blog, happy birthday WDD !!!, I’ve learned a lot thanks to your posts :D

  • Andy

    Happy birthday!
    Hope for many more to come.

  • Renee V

    Just started following this site. There is so much to learn. Blogs like this make it easier.

  • sheryl

    congrats! wdd has become such a great resource for so many in the past year. awesome accomplishment!

  • http://www.karlon.org Karlo Norg

    Congrats! Love the work you do. Just noticed your website a few weeks ago, but it allready gave me so much inspiration and resources! Thank you for that!

  • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

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