What Is The Independent Web And Does It Matter In 2021?

Ten years ago, people began talking about the “Independent Web.” Although we don’t commonly use the term anymore, that…

25 Exciting New Tools For Designers, April 2021

Rather than spring cleaning, do some spring “shopping” for tools that will make your design life easier. Packed with…

Wix vs WordPress: 3rd Round Knockout

Over the last fortnight one site builder has gone toe-to-toe with another, as Wix launched a marketing campaign aimed…

Poll: Is Environmentally Conscious Web Design Really Worth It?

We’re no longer arguing about whether climate change exists because climate change is now extensively documented.…

9 Tips for Better Live Logo Design

Have you ever wondered why we’re so amazed by motion? A moving image is more likely to grab your attention than a…

Get Ready For Next Month’s Google Shakeup

With the update scheduled to roll out in May 2021, now is the time to make sure your websites are prepared for it. It’s…

Stark Launches Public Library For Accessibility

Inclusive design is all about designing sites with everyone in mind instead of designing for your own preferences. It’s…

Poll: Should You Fire Good Clients?

We all get excited about new projects; we're daydreaming about possibilities from the first contact with a potential…

7 Skills You Need To Thrive As A Web Designer In 2021

Web design is an ever-evolving field. Those of us that have been in the industry a long time (i.e., six months plus)…

3 Essential Design Trends, April 2021

The best thing about writing about website design trends each month is looking at all the great sites that are being…

Key and Surface Tracking Comes to Chrome

This week Google announced further details of its plan to remove cookies from ad tracking. The strategy, which the ad…

15 Useful Tools & Resources Worth Checking Out

As a web designer, you face plenty of challenges, both good and bad. One of the bad ones is to suddenly find out that…

The Most Comprehensive Grammarly Review Ever

Who is Grammarly for? Can a grammar checking tool like Grammarly replace a human editor and proofreader? Is the…

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About SEO?

For many, SEO is more of an art than a science, a mysterious process in which a tiny tweak to a site’s code can propel…

ITF Launches Free Font Service Fontshare

ITF (the Indian Type Foundry) has launched a brand new font service to bring beautiful typography to every business for…

Ranked: Top 10 Illustration Apps in 2021

Illustration is a big trend in 2021. Every designer should have some ability to illustrate, whether that’s producing…

20 Best New Websites, March 2021

This month’s collection of the best new websites launched or updated in the last four weeks features color, and more…

Quiz: Can You Spot The Center Of These Shapes?

It’s Friday, and we wanted to have a little fun with a design test that might make you go cross-eyed. Here are ten…

15 Psychology Principles Every Designer Should Know

As a web designer, you’re not really in the business of building websites that your clients will love. I know that may…

Ghost 4.0 Released

We’ve been big fans of Ghost since it first launched via a Kickstarter campaign way back in 2013. Ghost 4.0 has just…

Getting Started With Inclusive Web Design

A key part of designing successful websites for clients is making sure that as many end-users as possible can access…

Comics for Designers #440

Every month we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging…

Quiz: How Many Web Design Acronyms Do You Know?

Web design is chock-full of acronyms like WWW (World Wide Web), and HTML (HyperText Markup Language). But how many of…

Poll: Is It Time to Merge Browser Engines Into a Browser Protocol?

We tend not to think about it, but the Internet has a physical dimension. It’s a complex network of wires, cables,…