Over the last few years a number of SaaS (Software as a Service) products have hit the market and opened up new opportunities for those of us working in the web industry. Whether you are working on projects after your 9–5, are a freelancer, or perhaps running a small–or even large–agency, products such as WordPress, SquareSpace and Shopify have allowed web designers and front-end
With an overwhelming number of new and unique social networks entering the market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay focused, or even gain a significant benefit of being a member of any social networks at all. Social media has become so engrained in people’s lives, often times it would be difficult to communicate without it.
Why do some clients stop communicating with us all of a sudden? Is there any way out of this crappy situation? Picture this: a client calls you; she is super excited, telling you about that amazing project she needs you to design. She heard from a mutual friend that you’re the man for the job. You talked for two hours on the phone, there were laughs. You exchanged a few emails, she was
Empathy arguably underpins user experience design more than anything else. Without it, we would all essentially be flying blind, lacking any clues as to what our users want or need from the things we create. Empathy allows us to imagine ourselves in our users’ shoes and better understand why they love (or hate) our creations, however it’s not their thought processes, but their
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
If you’re looking to jazz up your text, then what you need is John Forsythe’s huge text effect bundle. Our sister-site has run discounts for John Forsythe’s actions before, and they’ve been hugely popular; but if you’re one of the happy purchasers of a previous collection, never fear, because these are all new effects! This collection of over 3100
If you’re an Apple fan — and even if you’re not — you’re going to love these super-slick vector illustrations of the Cupertino corporation’s latest two hits. Designed by the awesome team over at, these iPhone and Apple Watch mockups are free to download for WebdesignerDepot readers, and are perfect for updating your stock images to include the latest Apple
The world may be shrinking, but it’s growing at the same time. As we quickly approach the three billion Internet user mark, the opportunities to connect and share creative and design inspiration with different cultures and mindsets are multiplying. There are big players, and global studios are opening more international offices, but they may not be as interesting or inspiring
Bootstrap is a powerful, mobile-first, responsive, front-end framework that’s built with CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. It offers a ton of advantages over starting from scratch, and even over many other frameworks. Bootstrap was originally developed by a designer and developer from Twitter, it’s become one of the most popular front-end frameworks in the world. It was
Startups are notorious for bringing an idea from a concept to a finalized product fast. While there’s certainly something to be said for taking our time and doing in depth research at every milestone, sometimes we just need to get an idea up and running as soon as possible. Rapid prototyping in a startup culture slims the typical design and development process to hit the high points and retouch
Good news, everyone! We’re back with another list of small but useful utilities, plugins that can completely transform the purpose of a WordPress install, and others that introduce slightly experimental concepts to the workflow. Have a look, tell us which are your favorites, and as always, let us know if we missed any other great plugins in the comments. Without further ado, here