Archive | May, 2015

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50+ incredible freebies for web designers, May 2015

We’re constantly amazed at the generosity of designers and developers who release exciting, inspiring products out to the web design community on a daily basis. Not only do these impressive designers speed up our work with more free resources than we can use, but they drive us on to more and more ambitious work of our […]

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6 pro secrets for portfolio headlines that convert

6 pro secrets for portfolio headlines that convert

I’ve noticed something: the best designers are often the worst salesmen. But if you work hard to refine your craft, to become the best designer you can, to send ripples through the world from the experiences your designs create… You owe it to yourself, and to the world, to learn how to sell. That way you […]

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Hotjar offers free analytics for everyone

Hotjar offers free analytics for everyone

Last month Hotjar exited its beta-phase and finally became available for anyone to check out. Hotjar is an advanced analytics suite that enables designers to examine user behavior and amend our designs accordingly. Hotjar has been in beta since August last year, and during that time 20,000 beta testers have put the suite through its […]

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2 essential rules for working with remote clients

2 essential rules for working with remote clients

As a designer, you might go through school or online training with the expectation of working face to face with your clients. While this is usually the case, especially if you work in-house, you should still be prepared to work remotely with clients. It’s more than a little different from working with a local client. […]

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The ultimate guide to Web animation

Animation is one of humanity’s life-long dreams (if some historians are to be believed). The theory begins with cave paintings: In some cave paintings, it’s common to see creatures drawn with far too many limbs. There are a couple of theories behind this. Some suggest that this was simply because the artists had no means […]

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Comics of the week #288

Comics of the week #288

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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3 key lessons for websites that work

3 key lessons for websites that work

Almost every web design story has three main actors. Each of them occupies a particular place in the story, and each has different motivations and expectations. These characters are the client, the designer, and the user. There is a particular hierarchy that is supposed to exist between the three; but due to the nature of the […]

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13 crazy freelancing myths debunked

13 crazy freelancing myths debunked

A lot of designers have wild misconceptions about freelancing and what it’s actually like. Despite what many people think, it’s not all fun and games and working in your PJs. At some point in their career, every designer is going to consider the possibility of going freelance. Before you make that decision, there are a […]

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