• Popular design news of the week: May 23, 2016 – May 29, 2016

    Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, […]

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  • Google AdWords: Successful Campaigns for Beginners

    In contrast to search engine optimization, Google advertising offers a clear time advantage with its AdWords offer: Once an AdWords campaign is set up and online, conversions and leads can already be gained from day one. As soon as the (good!) campaign is online, users can see it immediately after entering the respective keywords. Thus, […]

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  • Pillars of Engaging and Successful Mobile UX

    251 0 0 133 0 photo credit: Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing via photopin (license) A mobile phone is an intensely personal device and possession. We use them to make calls, send messages and share content that we like, all very intimate actions that are also highly user-centric. Naturally, mobile users expect a personalized browsing experience as […]

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  • Stylelint: The Style Sheet Linter We’ve Always Wanted

    Stylelint: The Style Sheet Linter We’ve Always Wanted By Aleks Hudochenkov May 25th, 2016 JavaScriptTechniquesTools 21 Comments Everyone wants a clean, consistent code base, no matter the language. Developers are accustomed to setting up linters in programming languages such as JavaScript and Python, but they rarely use a linter for style sheets. In this article, […]

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  • Ask Yoast: can backlinks from one site hurt my rankings?

    Backlinks to your website usually contribute to your rankings. So generally you’d be happy to get lots links to your posts and pages. But what if you get lots of links from one site? Would Google consider that as suspicious, and could you therefore be penalized? In this Ask Yoast we’ll take a question from Gabriel Heffes of Alberta Home […]

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  • Essential design trends, May 2016

    Nothing catches your attention like a high-drama design. Big images, unusual use of common elements or whitespace and adventure-based gameplay are different ways to introduce users to a project. Each of these techniques has an over-the-top feel that makes a strong first impression and encourages user interaction. Here’s what’s trending in design this month:   […]

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  • Freebies for designers – May 2016

    Howdy mates! we’ve brought this load of fresh and crisp resources for you to go all over it and take home to let your creativity explode at its maximum expression! Check out this month’s round-up and you’ll find stacks of amazing resources like a professional brochure print templates, vector logos, mockups for cardboard boxes, magazines, […]

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  • Good practices for efficient and maintainable CSS

    Good practices for efficient and maintainable CSS Published on May 30th, 2016by Jean. As time goes by and the CSS specification grows bigger, writing efficient and maintainable stylesheet has became a bit trickier than before. Here’s a round-up of best practices, tools and tips to produce super clean, optimized and maintainable CSS files. Always create […]

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  • How to Avoid These Ten Creativity Killers

    Sometimes, we all feel paralyzed. It can happen out of the blue. A few moments ago you were flooded with ideas, and the day wasn’t long enough to realize them all. But then, without a warning, nothing worked anymore. However, sometimes, it’s a silent process, enclosing you slowly but surely. Then, it becomes incredibly difficult […]

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  • Beautiful Book Covers For Design Inspiration

    7 0 0 2 0 Although print is still a popular means of content consumption, there’s a lot of digital design work involved in the printing process. Print books all need great covers and those covers are always designed on computers. There’s no one correct answer to what makes a great book cover. Marketing, concepting, […]

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  • Smart Responsive Design Patterns, Or When Off-Canvas Isn’t Good Enough

    Smart Responsive Design Patterns, Or When Off-Canvas Isn’t Good Enough By Vitaly Friedman May 30th, 2016 Design PatternsResponsive Web DesignUI 0 Comments Design patterns often have a bad reputation. They are often considered to be quick, lazy, off-the-shelf solutions that are applied blindly without consideration of the context of a problem. Solutions such as the […]

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  • Working With 3D Visuals in Web Design: A Primer

    Working in Three Dimensions When it comes to website design, three-dimensional effects are most likely to actually live in a 2D space. (Particularly because trying to put something together that requires special glasses is not particularly effective. How would you know which users had them?) When it comes to use, 3D effects can work quite […]

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  • Don’t Always Follow the Hype: Steer Clear of These Web Design Pitfalls

    Like most cultural products, web design has its own zeitgeist. Every year sees a new crop of popular design components and features. Attitudes and trends change rapidly, especially with the fast pace of new technological developments. To stay relevant, web designers need to tune into innovations in web design, especially those that connect with current […]

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  • Taking Care of Business with invoicely

    Being in business often means that you are stuck with all the related tasks that go along with it – even if they’re less-than-fun. Take billing, for example. Nobody gets into a creative field like design for the excitement of creating and sending out invoices (although, getting paid is pretty nice). I speak from experience […]

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  • The Best Books for Designers

    Written by the most creative and innovative minds of our time, these 75 books are must reads for all designers. Get a glimpse into the world of design that you’ve never seen before with these eye-opening notions that will inspire you. Those that have read these books rant and rave about them. “The author is a […]

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  • 25 Bright Pink Website Designs

    Pink may be associated with more feminine designs, but you’ll see that this is not a universal rule. Though, pink will certainly make you think of cotton candy or bubble gum, t is also a very interesting color to use in a web design, maybe especially because it’s not that common. Moreover, pink has so […]

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  • Comics of the week #341

    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 […]

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  • Don’t Let These Tech Industry Myths Hold You Back

    Faye Bridgewrites on May 27, 2016 Have you considered a career in tech, but read or heard something that’s held you back? Maybe you don’t think you fit the stereotype for a developer. Or you don’t have the education or experience to land a tech job. Or maybe even you think the right opportunities won’t […]

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  • Everything OK: Is Your Website Valid, Accessible, and Fast?

    Web development is becoming more and more sophisticated. Aside from the correct markup of HTML and CSS, there are plenty of factors that don’t necessarily affect the look of a website, yet they can still influence a website’s success. This includes a barrier-free display of the content, as well as other components. Having all of […]

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  • Which Magento Solution Suits You Best: Community, Small Business, or Enterprise?

    18 67 0 2 0 Having made an entry into the realm of eCommerce not so long ago (in 2008), Magento has already made a mark for itself and is now owned by eBay. With a proven track record and an impressive list of solutions, Magento can build small, big or gigantic web stores effortlessly. […]

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