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The Designer’s Guide to Color Contrast

The Designer’s Guide to Color Contrast

The colors you choose while designing a website, poster, or any other type of image, will have a huge impact on whether or not the overall design is successful. After all, there is a lot of psychology behind the colors that people are attracted to, and designers need to incorporate this into everything they do. […]

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5 Reasons to Fire Your Client

5 Reasons to Fire Your Client

I like money. Clients give me money (when everything goes right). Ergo, therefore, and hopefully…clients = money, more clients = more money—I’m actually pretty terrible at math. When you first start out as a freelance designer or even agency, it can be pretty tempting to say “yes” to every single client that comes your way. […]

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5 Techniques for Engaging Display Type

5 Techniques for Engaging Display Type

Sometimes your typeface needs to convey feeling as much as meaning, and for that function more designers are turning to dramatic typography. This type of typography is used for more than just legibility and readability (although that is still the primary purpose). Dramatic typography stands out. It reaches through the device screen, demands the viewer’s […]

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Comics of the Week #407

Comics of the Week #407

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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4 Tricks to Make Load Times Feel Faster

No matter how well-designed your user interface may be, at some point or another, people using it are going to have to wait for something to load. The loading time could harm the overall experience. Making users wait too long for your app to load can make users impatient. If users get that feeling, they’ll […]

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What 3D UIs Will (Probably) Look Like

What 3D UIs Will (Probably) Look Like

Okay WDD readers, this one is going to get real conceptual. I’m here to talk about leaving two-dimensional user interfaces behind. Ditching the screen. Going 3D in the real world. Well, you know what I mean. You know, the stuff of science fiction that always ends up looking sort of fun, but really tiring and […]

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Ultimate UX Design Guide to SaaS On-Boarding, Part 1: Sign-Up Forms

Ultimate UX Design Guide to SaaS On-Boarding, Part 1: Sign-Up Forms

SaaS Customer On-boarding is the process that users have to experience while initiating their journey as a customer on a company’s software application. Customer on-boarding initiates from the experience that employees previously had to undergo while joining a firm. The on-boarding process sets the tone for a good user experience. Long story short, special emphasis […]

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Because Size Matters: 2 Million Free Icons From Iconshock

Because Size Matters: 2 Million Free Icons From Iconshock

Icons are one of the most characteristic elements in many designs; they’re also one of the most readily available resources to be found online, with free icon packs all over the web. Free icons give designers and developers the tools for creating visually appealing demos, user interfaces, apps, and everything in between. Enter the team […]

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What’s New for Designers, September 2017

What’s New for Designers, September 2017

This month’s collection of new tools is a mashup of sorts—there are a lot of new elements, components and typefaces out there and they are all totally different. From patterns to UI kits to browser extensions that will make your workflows better, this list has it all. If we’ve missed something that you think should […]

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