Are those design resources drying up? Well, it’s time for more freebies! This week’s freebie isn’t just a single freebie item, but a bundle of awesome design resources! The bundle is a teaser from the FanExtra designer members area which contains over 2000 quality design files, plus weekly advanced Photoshop tutorials! This bundle includes: A grungy rock texture
When you think of customer service, be it as a freelancer or a large corporation, you probably think about rectifying problems promptly and with great finesse, exceeding customer expectations, and delivering promises on time and on budget. But there is so much more to customer service. As a freelancer, when you bid for a job there are probably at least five, possibly ten other highly
Our friends at UPrinting are back with another great giveaway. One week from today, we’ll be giving away a total of 750 customizable stickers to 3 lucky WDD readers. These stickers are great for ‘out of the box’ branding purposes such as a fun alternative to a business card or to promote special events. You can also use them for band stickers, political campaigns,
Some days work sucks. We start out with good intentions, but our energy levels are low and we go from constructively improving our website to surfing the App Store looking for new games to play. One response to this kind of procrastination is to force yourself to continue working. You plug away at whatever task you said you would work on at the beginning of the day, but achieve little. This
A startup, by definition, is an entity with limited resources. Those resources could be budget, time, talent, or anything related, but what is certain is that there is indeed some form of limitation on resources – otherwise it wouldn’t be a start-up. It is because of this that a lot of management styles have been tried and battle tested to tackle the challenge that is launching,
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
Taking just three materials and combining them to create a work of art is the height of minimalism and simplicity. Creating a work of art that gives a sense of photorealism while at the same time being quite impressionistic is a feat in and of itself, and when combined with the restrictions of the medium, is nothing short of a masterpiece. After all, how many artists do you know who could
Eventually there may come a day when everyone on the planet has access to the best internet connection speed possible. For now, however, there are still people in highly developed nations (such as, say, the U.S.) who are dealing with dial-up speeds and computers that should have long been obsolete. This is the reality of technological advancement. Unfortunately, it’s an easy thing
On behalf of our team at WDD and at (our sister site), we’d like to wish to all our American friends a very happy Independence Day! As you know, at MightyDeals we offer great products and services at stunning discounts (often over 90% off!) which gives designers and developers a wonderful chance to grab a bunch of great stuff at really competitive prices. For one
If you’re anything like me, you’ve always viewed Adobe Illustrator as an incredibly intimidating program. I think Illustrator might have the reputation of being the most complex program designers use. And because of that, a lot of new designers are afraid to even start using it. They take one look at it and go back to Photoshop. Sure, I’ve used Illustrator for various
Not since Coke vs. Pepsi has there been such widespread debate and intense controversy on a singular topic. Technology and design blogs across web are engaging in hot debates about responsive design vs. mobile sites, arguing over which solution best delivers the mobile experience. Can’t we all just agree? No, not in this lifetime, especially for a topic as highly debated as this