Friday freebies are back with The SC iPhone UI Kit, a simple and slick Retina ready user interface for iPhone design. The kit includes slick headers, search bars, menu bars, buttons, list items and lots more. It as designed by Kristof Orts who loves the web and specializes in creating beautiful websites and great mobile experiences. You can follow him on Twitter or check his Dribbble
Optimization and organization can mean many things, but what does it mean to you? Doing things faster, better, or more efficient? Does it mean doing things more programmatically, simplistically, or using tools that are more suited to the job? Well, in all likelihood it means a little bit of all of these. You probably are a person who works as a developer or designer, and are constantly
Knowing whether your website is working properly is the first step in making sure you nip problems in the bud. And unless you want to go check your site every five minutes (who has time for that?) or wait until one of your visitors tells you about a problem (very unpleasant), you need some kind of monitoring service. Monitor Scout is a FREE web-based monitoring system that lets you know
In this tutorial we’re going to be designing an iPhone user interface for a forum and chat based mobile application. The app involves a handful of everyday touch interface elements, such as buttons, input fields and touch gestures. We will be covering various Photoshop tools, layer styles and of course tackling any design constraints; as well making the design pixel-perfect
Obviously you are reading this blog. Why? You learn something that helps you become a better designer is the popular answer. Blogs inform, educate and entertain. Then there’s The Oatmeal, which is just weird but people love it. Webdesigner Depot is just one of the top design blogs and, as I tell the editors for the blogs for which I write, “get this article published quickly
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
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.