All designers rely on their tools; the more complete your toolbox, the easier you’ll find commercial jobs. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has managed to arrange a bundle deal on a pair of designer essentials — there’s even a special bonus included. You’ve spent days perfecting your design, so why slap it into […]
The Web is overrun with an endless supply of frameworks, leaving web designers with no shortage of options. Yet, many web designers still find themselves working with an average, free theme. This is exactly where Startup Framework Theme for WordPress might come in handy. We first featured, Startup Framework some time ago, and it’s now compatible with the world’s most popular CMS, WordPress; […]
I mentioned the “Swiss School” and “the grid” layout in another article and while most comments were positive about the article, there were a number of people who asked if the grid was even still alive. I assure you the grid layout is alive, well, and used all the time. Those who never learned it just […]
The October edition of what’s new for web designers and developers includes new web apps, content management systems, iOS apps, email resources, social media tools, project management apps, CSS tools, and some really great new fonts. Many of the resources below are free or very low cost, and are sure to be useful to a […]
Design patterns are optimal solutions to common design problems. As common problems are tossed around a community and are resolved, common solutions often emerge. Eventually, the best of these rise above the din, self-identify, and become refined until they reach the status of a design pattern. I wouldn’t call a design patern a trend in […]
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of […]
The easy way to future-proof your web design skillset | Webdesigner Depot. The last century has seen a tremendous shift in the value we place on artisans. Particularly in light of the mass market style production of products, craftsmanship is still sought after for its quality and distinct style.
Anna Dittmann’s paintings are a sight to behold: ethereal portraits inspired by nature that look like they’re watercolor or ink, but are in fact digital masterpieces. Anna’s no stranger to Tuts+, having created a tutorial for the site this past June. I was absolutely delighted this month to tear her away from working on her […]
Design Principles: Connecting And Separating Elements Through Contrast And Similarity | Smashing Magazine.
What’s new for designers, May 2014 | Webdesigner Depot. Lots of great free downloads on this page.