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New WordPress themes are released all the time, and it’s hard keeping up with the best that’s out there. And let’s face it: a lot of new themes aren’t very high quality. Below we’ve collected nearly fifty high-quality WP themes from around the web. A little over half of them are free themes, released under a variety of licenses. The rest are premium themes,
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
Regardless of how smoothly your business may operate, no one is completely immune to criticism and controversy. With BP’s disastrous oil spill continuing to dominate the headlines almost three months after it took place, it’s becoming alarmingly clear that even the world’s most powerful and formerly respected brands can take a hit online. But what if you’re
Ever wondered which are the most popular design tools and their number of users? We did too! So we partnered with Mostash to create an exclusive infographic depicting the 20 most popular design tools, calculated using a ‘magic’ formula based on the results taken from three different popularity ranking websites. We used the stats from Software Informer, Wakoopa and iUseThis. For the number
As designers, we rely on Photoshop and its array of filters to create our effects most of the time. There are many Photoshop filters out there that are usually suited for only a limited amount of effects, however, we invite you to take a look at the thousands of options available with Filter Forge. Their software has over 7,500 filters that will suit the needs of any graphic artist, beginners
If you spend enough time online, it’s surprising how much most websites start to look alike. Sure, there are variations, but to a large extent, web design is pretty standardized. Swap out the graphics or color scheme and you can make almost any website look similar to almost any other website. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t websites out there that are doing
If you’re like most designers out there, the economy has affected your life in some shape or form and buying design products at high prices is either no longer an option or has been greatly impacted. But don’t despair! Today we have some amazing news for all of you….as we take “one small step for WDD but one ‘mighty’ leap for designers”. ;) Meet our new family member: MightyDeals.com Early next month, we’ll be launching
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
I have to admit, the idea of a book that aims to inspire web designers with example websites seemed a little repetitive to me when I first thought about it. After all, there are dozens of excellent galleries out there online that we can access for free, that are updated on a daily or at least weekly basis. Could a book compete with that? Or would it just be filled with the same sites we’ve
If you’re a corporate designer, you don’t have to worry about things like how to bill your clients, as you’re likely either on salary or have a predetermined hourly rate and regular work schedule. But for freelancers, figuring out how best to charge clients for work completed can be a nightmare. After all, you want to charge clients a fair price, make a decent living,