Your RSS Feed is sometimes the only way your visitors experience what you have to offer on a regular basis. It serves to inform and entertain, but is also an essential tool for driving traffic back to your website and improving your overall search-engine ranking. If all your feed does is show a poorly formatted excerpt of your posts, the hundreds of visitors who are not hitting your main
We’ve talked a lot about responsive design here on Webdesigner Depot, and shared a lot of valuable resources. Today we’re sharing another valuable resource: at the end of this article are details for getting a discount on Chris Converse’s responsive design course on MightyDeals. CSS3 media queries allow us to dynamically alter the design and layout of a web page in order to deliver an optimal user experience from a single set of HTML and CSS markup. The techniques in this article explain how we can leverage this powerful capability of CSS to also change imagery, alter the navigation on hand-held devices, and set up default CSS for compatibility older browsers.
When you start working with clients you have to understand that the work you produce is not just about how good or bad a design is. It has a lot to do with the way the design fits into the wider spectrum of things. Does this design fall in line with the overall theme of the company? Does this design ‘say’ what the company tries to say? In some instances and with some clients, you
Google+ unveiled itself to the public amidst a chorus of praise and adulation from techies all over the globe. Unfortunately, it also earned a good amount of scorn from individuals who were not ready to grasp the unique philosophy Google+ was promoting. That philosophy is one of openness. Unlike Facebook, Google+ is designed to connect strangers, and inspire collaboration and contribution.
Webfont embedding is so widely supported by modern browsers at this point that there’s really no excuse not to incorporate them when appropriate in your designs. There are hundreds of free fonts available for embedding, as well as plenty of paid services that allow you to include commercial fonts in your designs. A lot of designers, it seems, are intimidated by the idea of @font-face
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 have a gorgeous set of icons made by IconShock where you can find thousands of amazing icons in a variety of themes. Today’s freebie is brought to you exclusively via our sister sister site,, where you can find the best deals for web professionals at discounts of up to 90% off! This set of icons features some of Apple’s top selling products, from the
It seems that the 50s are back, not just in advertising and design, but also on clothes, TV shows, and elsewhere. I honestly think this is one of the most interesting and creative eras for advertisement; some ads are really memorable and funny. So, inspired by that I decided to make a tutorial on how make a retro poster for a web designer. After reading the tutorial, you can download the
In a previous article of mine, somewhere on the web, I mentioned finding a mentor. People commented that they would really like to find one or really needed one. None of them had any idea how to find one. The reward for opening my big mouth was a dozen or so emails asking me to either become their mentor or instruct them how to find a mentor. As promised to so many, here’s an article explaining
Tumblogging, posting short, often multimedia, blog posts on sites like Tumblr, has been consistently growing in popularity for a couple of years now. Tumblr is the most well-known tumblog service out there, but there are also themes that can turn your WordPress blog into a tumblog-style site. Tumblogging is a great option for those people who don’t want to post long blog posts,
Today we’re bringing you another great giveaway, this time by our friends at Parallels, which provide the best tools for running multiple operating systems – including Windows 8 Developer Preview – side-by-side on your Mac or PC. Starting today and for the rest of this week, each day they”ll be giving away a copy of their brand new Parallels Workstation 6 or the popular