• Popular design news of the week: October 24, 2016 – October 30, 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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  • Weekly News for Designers (N.358)

    By Speckyboy Editors Oct 30 2016Designer News This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week. You can sign-up to our awesome weekly newsletter or follow us on Twitter for some more amazing design articles, resources and freebies. New Resources Tools […]

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  • How to Miss a Deadline Without Losing the Client or Your Credibility

    Missing a deadline isn’t ideal in any line of work. For freelancers and agencies, however, it’s especially bad. Your clients often don’t have much context for judging you and your reliability, so even though on the whole you might submit your work when you promise you will, the specific customer may only know you’ve blown […]

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  • NXP Announces the Release of MCUXpresso Software and Tools

    NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced MCUXpresso software and tools, a new common toolkit for Kinetis and LPC microcontrollers (MCUs) designed to significantly reduce development effort, time, and cost by providing embedded designers with high-quality tools that work seamlessly together and in conjunction with the best tools from the ARM Cortex-M ecosystem. The planned release of […]

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  • Website maintenance: 404 error pages

    2. Measuring bot 404 error pages Next to 404s for visitors, search engines will also encounter 404s on your site that can be quite different. You can find the 404s that search engine spiders encounter by logging into their respective Webmaster Tools programs. There are three webmaster tools programs that can give you indexation reports, in which […]

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  • Why every developer should read Plato

    Plato Plato (together with Socrates and Aristotle) is considered to be the father of western philosophy. He is most famous for his writings about Socrates and his theory of forms. In his theory of forms, Plato assumes the existence of a realm of abstract forms, which contain the essential truth of all we see in the world […]

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  • Comics of the week #363

    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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  • 5 years of Foundation: a look back

    This month, ZURB celebrates the 5th birthday of its Foundation front-end framework. This popular framework is known for its responsive grid, CSS and HTML user-interface components, code snippets, and templates. What makes it stand out as well is that it’s an open-source project. In a blog post earlier this month, Danny Codella, ZURB’s marketer, wrote […]

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  • Further Educating Yourself as a Designer

    Everyone knows that education is the best investment a designer can make to further his or her career. But what does that mean, exactly? Should you go back to school (or attend for the first time)? Should you find a mentor or study the greats repeatedly until you perfect your craft? Perhaps you should do […]

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  • 15 Free Vintage Logo Template Collections

    By Paul Andrew Oct 29 2016Logo Design Vintage, retro or classic style of logos (or badges, if you prefer) are very popular at the moment, with many designers using them to create their personal branding and others are using them for creating the logos for coffee shops, restaurants or online apparel stores. And we have […]

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  • Proofing Tips for Print Design Perfection

    Many of the articles on this site are aimed at the digital space, such as design for the web, mobile and apps. And let’s face it, most design in general is done in the digital space, much of it never makes it on to paper. But what about when you do want to take your […]

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  • Surface Studio vs iMac – Which Should You Pick?

    Microsoft recently unveiled Surface Studio, its new desktop computer that not only pleases its current fan base, but also those who have for so long been under Apple’s spell. The reveal itself gave chills to millions of technophiles and creatives, and instantly everyone thought of the same thing: “I want one.” Here’s another thing: It […]

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  • 20 Fresh and Free Design Resources You Don’t Want To Miss!

    Looking for some new and free design resources to add to your freebies collection? Look no further! We selected 20 fresh and free design resources with freebies such as free fonts, UI kits, navigation user interfaces, CSS icons, CSS snippets and animations, icons sets, prototyping tools and more. We even selected some cool wireframe kits […]

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  • “A Quantum Leap”

    Trident ~ EdgeHTML WebKit ~ Blink … and now … Gecko ~ Quantum David Bryant: The high-level approach is to rethink many fundamental aspects of how a browser engine works. We’ll be re-engineering foundational building blocks, like how we apply CSS styles, how we execute DOM operations, and how we render graphics to your screen. […]

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  • CodePen Talks with 10 Other Web Companies About How They Run Their Business

    We recently completed a 10-part mini series on our podcast, CodePen Radio, in which we talk with 1) Sparkbox Episode 101: We talk to Ben Callahan and Rob Harr from Sparkbox about their experience running an agency – hiring employees, forecasting cash flow, diversifying income, how Sparkbox handles apprenticeships, and how they’re handling growth. 2) […]

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  • Carousels Don’t Have to be Complicated

    Every time a carousel is mentioned in a blog post, it’s a requirement to mention that… say it with me now: You probably shouldn’t use a carousel. Jared Smith made a microsite just for it, with research and rhetoric supporting the idea that you shouldn’t use them. Most of that information focuses on the fact […]

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  • What an SEO Firm Means to You

    SEO is one thing most entrepreneurs know nothing about. That’s partly because SEO is an evolving technology, and they have more immediate things to focus on. The trouble with that is that they fall farther behind without support of an SEO firm. So, just what does an SEO firm mean to you? What you need: […]

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  • Fall-Colored Web and Print Designs

    Autumn is well-known around the world as the season of change. The shifting colors of the lush forests have been an inspiration for mankind for centuries. In art, Fall represents duality and diversity. It is a transitional season that has the characteristics of both its predecessor and its descendant. Days of warmth and growth are followed […]

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  • Creating High-Resolution Assets for VR: Part 1

    jakekemperwrites on October 21, 2016 Hi there! I’m the Technical Lead Animator at Treehouse and I’ve been experimenting with VR and real-time game design. Throughout my career, I’ve done a lot of 3D work in different digital mediums. One important thing I’ve learned is that workflows change rapidly. What’s the “right way” today, likely won’t […]

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  • 10 Helpful Tools for Web Developers – October Edition

    As a web developer, you are always in search of new tools. Not only do fresh solutions and plugins assist in sorting out mundane problems and transforming the daily routine into a pleasant pastime but they also let you keep up with the community and implement modern features without the hustle and bustle, enriching interfaces […]

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