Popular Design News of the Week: August 7, 2017 – August 13, 2017

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 #402

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

The Micro-Conversion Controversy

The UX design process is, in a word, complex. The discipline itself is a jam-packed intersection of contrasting fields, including art, engineering, experimental research, and interpersonal skills—a blend of technical and creative skillsets. UX designers must test, design, architect, write, and do it all ad nauseum until they’ve crafted a completely usable solution. There’s a… Read More

6 Ways to Prevent Friction in Your Design

In user experience, friction is anything that prevents users from accomplishing their goals. Friction is a major problem because it leads to bouncing, reduces conversions, and frustrates users to the point of abandoning their tasks. In this article, you’ll find how to improve the UX for your users by reducing friction. The Concept of a… Read More

WordPress.Com Gets Custom Plugins and Themes

Praise any deity you’re into, because WordPress just got custom plugins and themes! Again. We are talking, of course, about the WordPress.com hosted service that allows anyone and everyone to make their own WordPress site for free. They just opened up their service to third-party plugins and themes, so go wild! The service has historically,… Read More

6 Ways Innovative Navigation Enhances UX

There are two aspects to designing navigation: How will the content be structured, and how will that structure be presented to the user. Obviously these are not separate, and structure (usually) informs presentation. Navigation involves curation—even though the content that needs to be included may be already decided—how that content is grouped, how the groupings… Read More

19 Best New Portfolio Sites, August 2017

Hello readers, it’s August, and that joke I made about the heat last month has come back to bite me. On the upside, we have a whole bunch of new portfolios to check out. This month, there is no real theme. Design styles are pretty much all over the place, so there’ll be a little… Read More

Popular Design News of the Week: July 31, 2017 – August 6, 2017

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

75 Web Animation Tools You Have to Try

Animation is one of those trends that has got its claws into web interfaces. Its popularity fluctuates, but it’s always there somewhere, as an essential component in any web site. From tiny, barely visible, loading spinners, to whole page transitions like a movie experience, animation reaches into every area of our designs. For designers looking… Read More