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With the recent passing of Steve Jobs, a lot of people and experts are crowning him one of the greatest innovators of our time, if not of all time. It's rather hard to disagree, as he's helped bring forth many innovations that have seriously changed...
Some of the truest words I've heard to date are, "If you don't plan on creating your own business, then you plan on being broke." While, there are many people out there who have made a nice living working for other companies, it shouldn't be crazy...
The December edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, some JavaScript tools and resources, color tools, e-commerce platforms, and a number of great new fonts. Many of the resources below are...
Designers of all types can gain inspiration from animals found in the wild. Many great designers exhibit behaviors similar to the movement, characteristics and instincts of nature’s creatures. Accomplished designers understand that...
Illustration is an incredibly versatile tool that can find many different uses in design. And when it comes to web design we can find an extremely wide variety of implementations. Today I want to dig into some key ways that this tool has been put...
In a previous article of mine, somewhere on the web, I mentioned finding a mentor. People commented that they would really like to find one or really needed one. None of them had any idea how to find one. The reward for opening my big mouth was a dozen...
Whether you are self-taught, fresh out of school, or a design veteran, continuing education has invaluable long-term effects on your ability to stay competitive and business savvy. The immediate benefits are also abundant. Emerging techniques...
The November edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, some JavaScript tools and resources, some great project management tools, and a number of great new fonts. Many of the resources below...
Navigation is one of the most important aspects of any website. Without good navigation, a site becomes useless to visitors. They can't find the information they need, and then seek out competing sites instead. It's vital that your sites be...
With the passing of Steve Jobs this month, designers around the world are creating tributes. Considering the impact Jobs had on the technology and design fields, it's not surprising to see the number of creative designs created to pay homage...
When I first covered the idea of symmetrical design patterns here on Webdesigner Depot I had no intention of digging into the notion of asymmetrical design. However, the more I thought about it, the more I felt compelled to cover the topic to...
The October edition of what's new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, boilerplates, some JavaScript tools and resources, useful documents for working with clients, and a number of great new fonts. Many of the resources...
I remember a time when truncating the UPC bar code on the cover of a magazine was a huge coup. Taking the huge, lumbering code, which took up too much real estate on the cover of a publication, was bothersome and affected the design space. Cutting...
I remember being 13 years old and just learning the joys of Photoshop 5 and 6. Looking back, I was so terrible, but in that moment you couldn't you tell me a thing. That was when message boards and online forums were extremely popular, and you were...