Ready for an exciting challenge? As you know, we always like to bring you great resources for inspiration, as well as tutorials and tools to empower you to become a great designer. Today, we’re trying something new… This should be a fun weekend project,...
I’m always reading tons of design blogs as well as buying books and magazines to gain more knowledge on design and bring fresh ideas to WDD. A little while ago, I ordered Elliot Jay Stocks book “Sexy Web Design” and after reading it, I thought it would be a great idea if I could bring...
Web developers frequently launch websites with self-absorbed web copy, which turns off visitors and kills conversions. Who’s to blame? Self-absorbed copywriters and business owners. To engage prospects and turn them into customers, web copy needs to appeal...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.” –...
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...
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,...