Search for any design-related term and you’ll be greeted by a wall of competition. From invasive AdWords pitches to aggressively marketed websites, online competition in the web design world is rapidly approaching its breaking point. Small freelance businesses are unable to market themselves without an ample budget and plenty of time. Increasingly, freelancers are forced
New apps and websites appear on an almost daily basis, but trying to find the good ones among them can be tough, especially considering how many are not that great. That’s why every month we research and showcase some of the best and latest resources available for web designers. Included below are twenty-five great ebooks, fonts, apps, resources, and other tools for web designers
We have looked at the different types of designers, developers and clients in previous articles, but there is one viewpoint from which we still haven’t looked at ourselves. We all have our designer, developer and client hats on as we surf blogs such as this one, but many of us are also bloggers. Anyone can be a blogger, but not every blogger improves the quality of content on the
After creating two successful bundles for creatives, our friends at Bundle Hunt are back with their latest installment of popular design resources and applications packaged into one neat and powerful bundle. This time, the bundle includes 20 great design items valued at over $1,200 and is now on sale for only $49. The new bundle includes fantastic products such as the Pictos Icon
If you work as a freelance web designer or developer, you probably rely on a number of applications to perform daily tasks. From crafting code and pushing pixels to productivity and business management, it’s usually safe to say, “There’s an app for that.” Shiny new apps are popping up more than ever. You are well familiar with the routine: a hot new URL sporting early beta invites buzzes its way across Twitter,
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
Cash flow is crucial for any business, but especially important for small businesses and freelancers. When you think back to when you first started your freelance design career, you probably didn’t expect to spend so much time chasing down clients to pay their invoices. You started it to do what you love and get paid for it. To help you do just that, here are 8 tips that you can implement
WordPress themes continue to grow popular among designers needing to deploy websites effectively while looking always sharp and professional. By now you’ve probably heard of Template Monster. It’s actually one of the longest standing companies offering website templates, and also WordPress Themes. They feature over 1000+ beautifully designed themes for the
Good typography is paramount to any good design. An otherwise-beautiful design can really suffer if the typography choices are wrong. But combining fonts beyond the basic serif/sans-serif pairing can be tricky and confusing to a lot of designers. While a lot of what goes into good typography is subjective, there are some guidelines that can point you in the right direction. From
Since November last year, we’ve been running some truly amazing deals for designers at As you’ve probably seen by now, the deals are really awesome and the discounts (sometimes up to 85%!) are simply out of this world! What’s so great about MightyDeals is that it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved. For you, our valued audience, has undergone some adjustments to its design in the past week or so, changes that, if you weren’t paying close enough attention, you may not have even noticed. Although many reports are referring to this as a “redesign”, I think it’s difficult to classify it as such. There certainly are some significant changes, but the changes are not exactly