How to Launch Your E-Commerce Empire for $100 (or Less)

No, it’s not a clickbait title and yes, starting with $100 can get you an actual running store. In this article I’ll go through every step you need to take to get your store up and running and explain the costs involved. Granted, to keep the costs down you’ll do all the heavy lifting but… Read More

5 Ways to Cleanse Your Design Palate

Much is made of the need for inspiration in design work. While most of a designer’s job is sweating the details, we all still need that little spark to get us going. We need (or at least enjoy having) that one initial idea or concept to get us started on the path to design greatness.… Read More

Beyond Blogging: Guest Slots & Thought Leadership

Including high quality blogs and other forms of useful, interesting content is a great way to boost SEO and encourage repeat visits to a website. However, with everyone playing the same game, getting visitors flowing to a new site can still be touch and go — even if you do everything right. Increasingly, targeted advertising on Google… Read More

3 Essential Design Trends, September 2018

While this tends to be the time of year when things start to slow a bit in the design world, there are still trends that are worth paying attention to as you plan future projects. One element that stands out quite distinctly is the use of the color purple in projects. This trend deserves a… Read More

Popular Design News of the Week: August 20, 2018 – August 26, 2018

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,… Read More

Comics of the Week #439

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… Read More

Could Value-Based Pricing Be the Key to Higher Revenues?

Our recent survey of design and development firms revealed a tantalizing statistic: Freelancers who use value-based pricing were more likely to report annual income over $50,000 per year than freelancers who weren’t. Could it raise revenues for your practice? Value-based pricing is charging a percentage of the additional revenue your project will generate for the… Read More

5 Ways to Boost Local SEO

Let’s not beat around the bush, local SEO is hard. If you represent a business in a large city and you’re aiming for a top 3 maps business listing (the Snack Pack), then it’s even harder. You can spend many stressful hours tailoring every little aspect of your site, trying to achieve this and lose… Read More

Introducing Crello Animation Maker

Crello is an innovative design tool from Depositphotos that’s simple to pick up and use, and outputs high-quality results. In an increasingly saturated design tool market, it could be the best tool you’ve never tried. Now, after the popularity of Crello, Depositphotos are releasing Crello Animation Maker. A brand new set of features that enable… Read More

20 Freshest Web Designs, August 2018

Welcome to our roundup of the best websites launched (or relaunched with significant updates) this August. The Summer’s almost over, vacations are less frequent, and we’re starting to see businesses gearing up for the Fall. This month we’ve included some great e-commerce, some design agencies with a difference, and some products with marketing challenges. There’s… Read More