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Let’s share a dirty little secret that really isn’t so secret: the economy is bad and it’s impossible to make money ends meet. Whether you freelance or have a full-time position, chances are you are not earning enough to live a comfortable lifestyle. Sure, maybe you manage to pay all of your bills each month. But maybe you live in fear that the roof will need fixing or you’re driving
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 to think about going into business for oneself, whether it be a full time job or a part time gig. With the changing economic climate things aren’t guaranteed and, quite frankly, the time spent helping
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
Webdesigner Depot is always looking to add some new regular content contributors! With more than 80,000 RSS subscribers and over 340,000 Twitter followers, WDD is great exposure for bloggers and designers alike. We’re looking to hire some regular paid bloggers with a strong design background. Contributors should be able to write at least one blog post per month, between 1,200
Surprising as it may sound, colleges and universities seem to have finally figured out social media. Long berated for giving only the most modest efforts at developing an online presence, higher education is, at long last, taking the Internet seriously. As a higher and higher percentage of high school students spend more time online (and on social media in particular), colleges
There are a ton of options out there for font replacement, including some great WordPress plugins that make font replacement easier than ever. Sure, you can hard-code your font replacement into your theme (or into a theme options page), but a plugin is sometimes a much better option, especially when you want to make a theme backwards-compatible. Below are seven fantastic font replacement
Christmas is right around the corner, and creating Christmas-themed designs can be a lot of fun. Here we’ve compiled more than sixty fantastic Christmas design resources, including fonts, icons, vectors, and even Photoshop brushes. These can serve as a great jumping-off point for creating your own unique designs without having to start entirely from scratch. Use them as
Everything changes. The Internet and web design are certainly no exceptions to the rule. As we move through the days and months ahead, it’s likely that in short time we’ll find ourselves talking about new design developments that haven’t rolled across our lips or screens yet. We asked some of the leading web and user experience designers in the field for their predictions about
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
Coming very soon, we’ll be launching an awesome bundle of free design goodies, with icons, textures, PSDs and much more!  You’ll want to get your hands on this one soon as it will only be available for a very short time! The bundle is called ‘Zero Bundle’, and it’s called zero simply because that’s what it costs… zero! nada! I mean, we all