Crisp, clear and communicative icons are a must-have for every designer. This amazing set from Icons Solid, features 1075 pixel-perfect icons that will suit any situation. Icons range in groups from communication and business, to hardware, user interfaces, to people and objects. Right now, thanks to our sister-site, you can download this set at less than
/ / Jun 27, 2014
Over the past few years, web design has been rocked by various trends that have come and gone. One of the trends that has staying power, is minimalism, simply because it’s a timeless concept that has been popular in various mediums throughout the ages. So why not in web design? One of the things about minimalism is that it also enhances the user experience, besides looking nice. A complaint
In this article we will discuss how to implement a fully content managed multi-level navigation system within a Shopify theme. Shopify themes use Liquid, a flexible and powerful template language, to output data from a store into a template. If you aren’t familiar with Liquid, and Shopify theme building in general then I recommend checking out the official Shopify
The hamburger icon—three little bars used to indicate a link to a menu—is one if the most controversial techniques on the Web right now. Designers, we are told, all hate it; customers, we tell everyone, hate it too. Why then, is it everywhere? The hamburger icon is easily scaleable and it fits cleanly into a pixel grid. It was originally a list icon that has been press-ganged into
Welcome, friends, to WebdesignerDepot’s monthly WordPress plugin roundup, July 2014 edition. Featuring all manner of free-to-download plugin goodness. It’s another awesome WordPress adventure in the month ahead, so start up your local servers and have at it! Sadly no dragon at the end of this adventure, I’m afraid.
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
/ / Jun 21, 2014
We might be inclined to think of highly decorative and multi-colored fonts as belonging to the digital type age. Not so. Chromatic Type which enabled the use of outlines, shadows, and multiple colors (among other things) go back to the mid-19th century. They were made up of two or more corresponding sets that were printed one over the other, to create the desired effect. Their digital
Copy, paste, drag, copy, paste, drag…if you’ve ever built up a collage of images in Photoshop you’ll be well aware of how laborious the process is. Well labor no longer! Our sister-site,, has arranged a great discount on this superb plugin for Adobe Photoshop that takes over the hard work for you. Simply paint your intended area black and SuperSpray will
Designing in the browser used to scare me. Not because it seemed hard but because I thought I would end up with a design made up of a lot of little boxes, something that was so generic and bland I would end up redoing it in Photoshop. That fear turned out to be completely unwarranted. Not only did my designs become more focused, I also completed them faster and got clients involved earlier
Today Adobe are releasing a major update to Creative Cloud. It will see significant updates to all 14 major applications, and there’s more exciting news about the product range. Since the announcement of Creative Cloud, and more specifically the subscription model, Adobe have vowed to justify the new pricing with frequent updates. And that is something they have maintained since
Bic—internationally renowned maker of ballpoint pens, lighters, and razors—has a fantastic record for imaginative self-promotion. Their latest project is the Universal Typeface Experiment, a collaborative Web project designed to find the average letter shapes drawn by the human hand. The innovative microsite asks you to contribute by visiting with your mobile device,