Articles by Web Designer Depot

  • Find inspiration in Radim Malinic’s Book of Ideas

    Compiled from years of experience of the diverse, exciting, complex, and engaging creative industry, Radim Malinic’s Book of Ideas is a compilation of everything he’s learned throughout his career. An inspiring read for new designers and seasoned professionals alike, Malinic shares advice on everything from productivity to facing your fears, from finding happiness in your […]

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  • Deal: Save 99% on this mighty vector bundle

    Our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has some incredible deals for designers, but once in a while a really mighty deal comes along. One of the most popular deals ever was the ultimate vector graphics bundle, and we’ve got some amazing news: it’s back, and bigger than ever! The Vectorlicious Bundle from MightyDeals gives you $2,500 worth of […]

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  • What’s new for designers, April 2016

    In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included productivity apps, static website builders, stock photo sources, community resources, WordPress tools, open source tools, design apps, and much more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new free fonts! Almost everything on the list this month is free, with a […]

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  • Wix announces AI-designed websites

    Website builder Wix has just announced the release of a system it has dubbed “Artificial Design Intelligence”—or “ADI” for short—that it’s marketing as “The Future of Website Building”. Wix ADI claims to be an AI-driven service that not only designs your site for you, it will even gather your content. Wix refers to it as the first […]

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  • Popular design news of the week: August 15, 2016 – August 21, 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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  • Online brand-building 101

    Building a brand online is a different task to traditional brand building. Of course it won’t hurt to combine the offline and online marketing techniques, and indeed for best results, you should do that. Too many times clients think that all they need to do is have a website made for them and then they […]

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  • Be a better designer by designing less

    Designer’s block haunts you. If you’re a designer you’ve experienced it at one point or another — that feeling you’re stuck in a rut and it feels like you’ll be there forever. Even when you escape designer’s block you have other problems waiting for you. You can’t seem to create the design you want. You […]

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  • Browser watch, February 2017

    Every month, there are exciting and relevant developments in browser news that web designers and developers will want to know about. What happens with your favorite browser or one that you haven’t become familiar with (yet!) can profoundly affect the quality and output of your client work. So without further ado, we present a new, […]

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  • US highways embroiled in typography battle

    We live in a world where every startup and its dog promises to change your life through design. The most important works of design, however, are the ones that many of us barely even think about. In this case, I’m talking about highway signs. I don’t drive, but I used to be on the road […]

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  • Take color inspiration from the masters

    Picking colors for a design, a piece of art, or a living room for that matter, has never been easy for a lot of us. Even the pros sometimes get lost in all of the potential variants and combinations. Apps like Color CC (once called Kuler) and sites like ColourLovers have given us a way […]

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  • 5 things nobody tells you about freelancing

    Starting out on your own as a freelancer is exciting. You’re making your talents available to the world, and are ready to make your mark. While this career path can be very rewarding (monetarily and otherwise), it’s not all kittens and unicorns. There are going to be challenges and days when you wonder why you […]

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  • Is Conversational UX the future of the web?

    One of the biggest buzz phrases at the moment is “Conversational UX”. It refers to a user experience in which your interaction with a company, or service, is automated based on your prior behavior. Contrary to the implication in the title, a conversational UX doesn’t have to be a literal conversation, the term refers to […]

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  • Interview: How Code and Theory built NY.Gov

    Successful web design hinges on good research, targeting the right demographic, identifying key problems and developing appropriate solutions. But how you start when your target demographic is literally, everyone? How do you structure a site when it serves a vast array of disparate needs? How do you set about designing a site for a whole state? When they were approached […]

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  • WordPress 4.5 launched

    WordPress 4.5 is out, and all over the world, writers, editors, designers, and developers rejoice! Or, you know, scramble to update their themes and plugins, as the case may be. As features go, this isn’t the biggest update ever. There’s nothing radically different. Rather, we’re getting small, quality-of-life upgrades intended to make customizing your site, […]

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  • The best new portfolio sites, April 2016

    Hey everybody, it’s time to look at other people’s portfolios and get slightly jealous again! And guess what? For the first time ever, the majority of the websites we feature come from our very own readers. If I said I was proud of you guys, would that make this weird? Anyway, if you want to […]

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  • 60 fresh resources for designers, April 2016

    Hey there! We are proud to return fully stacked with a collection of resources and tools that will help you make the most of your web design/development skills. This month we have an appealing 3D text effect, an awesome flat emojis set, various UI kits for Sketch, a full Bootstrap 4 GUI pack, some amazing […]

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  • Adobe Post 2.5 released with stellar new features

    Users of Adobe Post will no doubt already be familiar with its ability to create social graphics in no time at all. Today, Adobe released Post 2.5, which gives users more features and control over how they start and move through their social sharing.   Fresh design remix feed 2.5 takes into account how designers […]

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  • How to find clients who’ll fight for your attention

    “How do I get more clients?” It’s a question most freelancers struggle with. It’s tough to attract great clients and predictable income when you’re just starting out. It’s even harder when you end up with difficult clients and low ball projects. It feels like you’re beating your head against the wall, competing with every other freelancer online. […]

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  • Affinity Designer unveils cool new features

    Big news from the Affinity Designer team! No, it’s not out on Windows yet (they’re still working on that). They’ve introduced two new features that will make working with Affinity Designer a bit easier. The first is one we’re all somewhat familiar with: symbols. In this case, symbols are objects of which there can be […]

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  • 5 psychology rules every UX designer must know

    Experience-based design…if that’s how you define your work as a designer, it might be a good time to reevaluate your approach. Now, there’s nothing wrong with being an experienced designer; your experience could be an asset! However, it is essential to realize that there are many moving parts in a working design. For example, do […]

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