With Valentine’s day just around the corner, now’s the time to be decking out your blog, site, or newsletter with a few choice messages of love. This great set of 40 (almost) flat icons designed by is packed with all manner of hearts and assorted symbols of love. Our favorites are the heart with the band aid, and the teddy bear. currently stock
Origami, developed by the Facebook design team, is one of the emerging next-generation tools for designers producing interactive, flexible websites and apps. It’s also free. Origami is not a standalone application, but is actually a plugin for Apple’s (also free) Quartz Composer. While QC was originally developed to create motion graphics, Origami transforms (or evolves)
Stock imagery is one of the toughest things to get right on a website. Hunting for the right image can be time-consuming, frustrating, and all too often fruitless. The key to getting it right is having access to the widest pool of stock images possible. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that our sister-site,, has managed to bring back one of its most
It’s looking to be the hottest trend to hit web design since large text: inline typefaces are the perfect marriage of character and clarity. Perfect for flat design, inline typefaces create texture without using bevels or drop shadows. Typically they have hairline strokes inside the thicker bold strokes; this gives them a bold, chunky legibility, coupled with a delicate
Despite the fact that it’s a huge trend these days, using large scale photographs, or just photography incorporated into your design at all, can be tricky to get right. If you’re struggling to get it right, you could do worse than read How To Use Photography in Web Design, a post from the archives that walks you through ways to pull this off. But when you decide to go all out
It’s that time of year again, when cupid draws back his bow, and florists quadruple their prices. As St. Valentine’s day rapidly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about who your special someone might be. And whilst the rest of the population buys cards for loved ones, as designers we’re in the enviable position of being able to create our own messages
Templating; it’s a fantastic web design idea for pulling together a business’ online presence, and creating the appearance of consistency. It’s especially useful when there are multiple sites, product lines, and/or tons of content. Either way, the last thing you want is a clamor of different voices diluting the brand and confusing customers.
Welcome, friends, to WebdesignerDepot’s first monthly WordPress plugin roundup of 2014. If there’s one word that I would use to describe the WordPress community, it’s this: huge. It should come as no surprise, then, that there are plugins being released and updated every single day. Some of them bring features that we all wish WordPress had by default. Some of
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
Stereotypes are frequently wrong, but every legend has, as they say, a grain of truth to it. It seems that the image of the bespectacled typographer hunched over his intricate work may not be so far from the truth. Merging the world of fashionista and font nerd, the Japanese company Type has created typeface-inspired eyewear. More than just a fashion statement, these swanky accessories
In 2011, Adobe sent shockwaves through the design community by introducing Adobe Muse: design software that made websites. You could imagine my excitement as well as other non-coders worldwide. They created this WYSIWYG editor mixed with InDesign that could produce real live websites. How was this possible? What were the limitations? What took them so long? I must admit, I tried