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Web design is all about conveying information to the users in the most direct, clean and usable manner. A corporate website also needs to capture the feel of the company and its purpose, while remaining professional in order to attain a solid and lasting impression to its customers. Graphics, layouts and color palettes are all essential in how the customers perceive a company when
Today we turn the focus to you, the loyal readers of Webdesigner Depot… Through the Internet we get to know you through your websites, blogs and even more, your avatars. Avatars appear in most blog comments these days and they truly enhance a comment with each person’s unique personality and design. A few weeks ago, I was preparing to do a round up of avatar designs around
If you frequent design and CSS galleries, you may have stumbled time and time again upon an excellent typeface released last year that took the design world by storm. I’m talking about Jos Buivenga’s font ‘Museo’. I’ve never seen a font being adopted so quickly and fondly by web designers across the world. It’s been listed as one of the top 10
The everyday tasks in our lives are being revolutionized by technology. One task that technology is helping to simplify is shopping: the task of buying products in stores is just not as convenient as online shopping. With that in mind, it is becoming more and more important to pay attention to the usability of e-commerce websites. When customers want to buy a product, they want the process
The use of illustration in web design is an excellent way to add a theme and take a website to a whole new level. Some websites go even further by basing and designing the entire layout and background on illustrations, usually vector based illustrations. Many websites today feature complex and visually stunning landscape illustrations, which is what we’ve decided to focus
Anyone can cobble together a few photos and textures and create a humdrum montage. To elevate yours beyond this it takes a few simple tricks using Photoshop’s awesome array of tools. Do it right and the style has got dozens of applications from static navigation or graphics, through to animated banners and interactive collages. I’ve picked a musical theme, as the style works
Designers, we have a problem. It seems we have forgotten how to be creative. It is true, the very nature of what we do is based on creativity, however more often than not we tend to be swept away by the latest trends or “what’s hot” rather than seeking out fresh inspiration. “A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion.” – Chinese Proverb There are several reasons for this creativity block in which we are suffering from and in this article I’ll
As you probably already know, Twitter is hotter than ever. Everyone seems to be tweeting these days about anything and everything that’s on their mind. If you’re still not into Twitter, check out our popular Ultimate Guide for Everything Twitter that we recently posted here. In this post, we’ll take a look at 30 Twitter comic strips that reflect on how the world
Efficiency and organization are critical for freelance web designers. Managing finances and tracking down payments is not what drew most freelancers into this line of work. Fortunately, while handling finances is a necessary part of the business of freelancing, there are many tools and resources to that can help to simplify things. These tools can be critical to keeping your business
Siena is a brand new set of 200 free icons, developed exclusively for Webdesigner Depot. You can use them for your designs such as logos, websites and much more. They come in 6 different raster sizes and we have also included vector files for all the icons, so you can resize them as needed. These icons are completely free for both personal and commercial use and they’re being released
Unless you’re a one person web shop with no team to collaborate with, you’ve experienced the frustration that goes along with file sharing. No matter how hard you try, when multiple people are working on a single project without a version control system in place things get chaotic. If you work with developers on the buildout and implementation of websites, the merge between
In portfolio web pages, especially in the field of design, one of the first things that you will notice is an introductory text consisting of a few words about the company or the designer behind the site. This can be extremely useful for readers, as it provides quick and direct information about the designer, or the company behind the site. These introductions are generally highlighted