Comics of the week #368

Comics of the week #368

| December 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

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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Exclusive iStock Promo Codes – December 2016

Exclusive iStock Promo Codes – December 2016

| December 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Our friends over at iStockphoto are celebrating the holiday season by giving Vectips’ readers the chance to save with these two amazing holiday deals! For just a few shorts week, Vectips’ readers can save 12% off each and every one of iStock’s products so you can save enjoy 12% off any monthly subscription or 12% […]

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The Case Against Progressive Enhancement’s Flimsy Moral Foundation

The Case Against Progressive Enhancement’s Flimsy Moral Foundation

| December 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

We Vigets typically stay out of in-the-weeds web development battles. But I think I have a useful insight about one particular fight, so … <grabs parachute, adjusts steampunky goggles, wheeee!> I’m talking about the battle over progressive enhancement. Progressive enhancement (PE) is ostensibly a practical approach to web development that calls for making a site’s […]

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40 Best Directory WordPress Themes

40 Best Directory WordPress Themes

| December 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Check out this excellent compilation of 40 directory WordPress themes that you can use to rapidly create powerful directory websites. These amazing templates can be used for car dealerships, real estate, travel, jobs, restaurants, hotels, and more. WordPress templates are perfect for designing a professional online directory quickly and easily!  These themes are easily customizable and have various […]

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Deal: Create amazing lettering with Art Text, 37% off

Deal: Create amazing lettering with Art Text, 37% off

| December 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

Lettering is all the rage at the moment. Creating expressive text, that goes beyond what you can do with a single font adds a creative touch to any project. But learning to craft high-end lettering takes years; what’s a designer, who doesn’t have years to spare, to do? Well, thanks to the Art Text app […]

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Website Discovery Questions

Website Discovery Questions

| December 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

If you’ve done your job during the sales process, you’ll have a solid understanding of what you’re building when a project kick offs. Knowing what is important, but there is still more to learn before you can actually start designing. Finding the right design approach requires a unique line of questions. We’re always evolving our […]

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Web Development Reading List #161: Restyling Form Elements, HTTP/2 HPACK, And The Empathy Vacuum

Web Development Reading List #161: Restyling Form Elements, HTTP/2 HPACK, And The Empathy Vacuum

| December 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Are you afraid of refactoring code? I love refactoring code. It’s nice to see a code base growing, but this also means that new quirks and suboptimal changes are introduced along the way. At some point, you might realize that there could be a huge opportunity in rewriting the code — to eliminate […]

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20 Useful Android Apps for Designers

20 Useful Android Apps for Designers

| December 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Apps can become great tools for any designer as they can be used to quickly create sketches, draw simple plans, edit colors and fonts for your device, socialize with others from the design community, showcase your designs and more. Android apps can be easily downloaded from the Google Play Store and rapidly installed to your device. […]

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Brush Lettering: It Only Gets Better After Practice (Part 2)

Brush Lettering: It Only Gets Better After Practice (Part 2)

| December 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

    In the first part of this article, we discussed the resurgence of lettering, we defined the differences between lettering, calligraphy, and typeface design, and we also discussed pens, papers, and other supplies. In this second part, I will share with you how I got started, my journey, and will also share specific tips […]

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The ultimate guide to CMS, part 2

The ultimate guide to CMS, part 2

| December 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

On Tuesday we presented the Ultimate Guide to CMS, Part 1; today, we’re going to complete the picture… Choosing a CMS OK, so you’ve got an idea of how many different kinds of CMS there are out there. Now you want to pick one. Or perhaps you’re building a client-facing site, and a internal wiki, […]

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