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Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
Today we bring you a great icon set from Inventicons! It includes 200 free icons that you can use for personal and commercial uses. If you love these icons as much as we do, you can get this deal which includes another 198 vector icons and 9 useful photoshop actions (for only $11). Want more? See this Mighty Deal where you can get the entire Inventicons collection of 1,000 vector icons
As web designers, we spend most of our time praising web designs for their sleek interfaces and their awesome typography or even just the random design work, but truly, the unsung hero of design is the pattern. The pattern is popular, not just online, but offline too—we love a good pattern because it’s design in its purest form. Patterns allow us the ability to interpret good
You spend hours creating the perfect design in Photoshop. It’s exactly what you wanted (and what your client wanted). And now it’s time to spend hours coding it. Not exactly your favorite part of the job if you’rec like a lot of designers. Even if you know how to code the design. That’s where PSD to HTML services come in. They take your design files and convert them
When I started working for a big greeting card company, I wanted to keep in touch with my freelance clients and contacts in the design industry. As the usual workday was 10 hours, after work I had little energy to do mailings, make calls, or send emails to an 800 name list as those pesky little things in life like food shopping, eating, sleeping and going to the bathroom got in the way. It’s
It’s rare nowadays to find a web designer who can’t code his own designs. With so many resources online and in print that teach the basics of HTML and CSS, and due to the fact that these languages aren’t rocket science, there are now a lot of graphic designers who have at least basic knowledge of markup and styling. But with an HTML and CSS foundation comes great responsibility.
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
We’ve partnered with the awesome guys at PurtyPixels.com to bring you a wonderful new freebie! This Stylish User Interface Kit is a cool set of everything UI… toggles, sliders, progress bars, buttons, switches and social icons… in three different colors. Everything is fully layered, completely vector and strictly organized so you can easily implement any element into
We’ll be starting a regular series of roundups of the best free Photoshop brushes, in various themes; this week’s Photoshop brush roundup is on the Grunge theme. Grunge is a very bold style choice, and is characterized by its gritty style, dark, washed-out colors, and irregular shapes. Grunge textures can be so varied, from wood to metallic surfaces, fabric, paper and
It’s time to welcome a new member to the WebdesignerDepot family of sites! Say hello to DeveloperDrive.com, our brand new blog dealing with web development. We’ve been in beta for a little while so you may have bumped into it already, but if you haven’t yet, we highly recommend checking it out! While at WDD we focus mostly on the visual aspects of web design, we hope
The April edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, jQuery plugins, blogging platforms, coding resources, productivity and business tools, responsive design resources, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful to a lot of designers and developers out there. As always,