Social media integration has become an important part of modern web design. And icons are one of the most useful methods of adding social media links to your site, whether you want to add only a service or two or dozens. In this post we’ve collected over 100 of the best free social media icon sets available. Although we’re sure you’ve seen many of these before, we’re
Working as a designer day after day can be laborious. Luckily, the field has expanded, and so the process has become simpler. Many free tools and resources are out there. Wireframes bring elegance to design mock-ups. They are the basic structure of a website, with colors and enhancements removed. They are used to view design concepts with just the bare essentials, and they can provide
Thanks to all of you who participated in last week’s contest from Wix is a free web based tool that allows you to quickly and easily create and deploy quality Flash websites. Their tools allow you to create a website that can look great without fussing with programing, just using a simple drag n’ drop tool that makes the process easy and fun to do. We have a total of 3 winners
In a world filled with CSS galleries and showcase websites, everything starts to look the same. Gradients, rounded corners, drop shadows, it’s extremely hard to get away from the strongest of trends in our industry. Each year however, some people manage to set themselves totally apart from everyone else and produce stunning designs with inspiration seemingly flowing directly
In the past few years, the popularity of WordPress has skyrocketed, which has led to a growing demand for themes. With this growing demand, we’ve seen new premium or commercial WordPress theme shops popping up everywhere. Some may say that the premium WordPress space is getting a bit saturated, and they’re probably right. However, more premium theme providers does
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
Designing for young kids is something not a lot of designers think about until approached by a client who wants to target that age group. But the truth is that kids in the 3-12 age group are using the Internet in surprising numbers. Ten years ago, it was rare for a child who hadn’t even yet reached school-age to use a computer. Now, there are a surprising number of websites specifically
Search Engine Optimization, also known as SEO is a subject which gets talked about to death all over the web. There’s a fairly large group of people who believe that SEO is the be-all and end-all to anything on the web. They believe that without it, you are nothing and with it, you are everything. Today we’re going to look at why that isn’t true and why you can create a
We’ve lined up another great giveaway for you today. This time, we’ve partnered with free website Flash builder to bring you 3 unlimited premium accounts. You’ve probably seen Wix ads all over the Web including several here on WDD…. but what is Wix exactly? It’s basically a free web based  tool that allows you to quickly and easily create
Typography is one of the most crucial design elements, and as such, finding the most appropriate fonts for your project can be a challenging task. Today we’re making it easy for you, with a collection of 70 free thin fonts that we gathered from the web and that you can download to use right now. Most of them are sans-serif although there are a few serif options as well. Thin fonts are
Do you want a simpler design for your blog? One that’s lean, elegant and attractive? Well, there are five easy steps to making your blog look better and to attracting more subscribers, customers and members. And you don’t have to be a design ninja or have worked at Apple to pull it off! These steps are simpler than you might think. Those who aren’t sold on simplicity might ask: why