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If you own your own creative business, you’re probably interested in learning how to make more money doing what you’re already doing. Maybe you’re having issues closing sales, generating leads, marketing, making payroll, or other with other aspects of your business. The LessMoney Conference can help you learn to better deal with all those issues and more. A
As designers attempting to creating functional work, oftentimes we are required to make our designs look as finished as possible. For example, if you are designing a brand new website for someone, most times you will have to make sure the prototype looks finished by inserting text or photos or what have you. The purpose of this is so the person viewing the prototype has a chance to actually
The February edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, frameworks, jQuery plugins, icons, productivity 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, if we’ve missed something
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 have a brand new and exclusive freebie from Tyler Norris. “Slab” consists of 20 buttons styled like a slab of concrete. They work best on white or light websites with a minimalist look.  A Photoshop style is also included to apply to any other objects that you wish, such as a thick typeface. As an extra, the Photoshop file also contains the background texture for use as well. Slab is
The new ‘resolutionary’ iPad was announced by Apple yesterday and the blogosphere is going wild! And we’re pretty sure you’re drooling over its amazing retina display, better and faster graphics and its powerful new camera. So, do you really want this? How about getting one for free? It beats buying one, that’s for sure! By simply entering this contest
AAAAARGH! you scream as you exit the meeting. So, your great idea was turned down by someone at work or a client. Is that failure? Yes, but not on your part. You researched the idea, market, demographics, and, like most creatives, have a finger on the pulse of pop culture. So, why didn’t it fly? Most of the time it’s because the world is filled with frightened, self-involved, visionless,
In the wonderful world of web design, it has become normal practice to create designs that utilize background patterns that don’t draw a ton of attention, but have a bit of variation within them. Even if you are not creating website designs, it should be good practice to want to create patterns that are subtle, yet beautiful, and easy to use for any occasion. Of course, it’s
Keeping your CSS files small and organized is very important, especially if you’re going to spend any time editing your site in the future, (or if others are gonna be using the code i.e. clients). Helpfully, there are a number of different techniques which can be utilized to aid organization and size of your CSS files in order to make them more streamline. Having more streamlined CSS
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