You're reading Qards – Responsive Page Builder Plugin for WordPress, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
Qards is a WordPress tool with a variety of pre-designed cards that you can combine together in order to create the website that best matches your needs. You focus on content, the purpose of your website and the story you want to tell. Leave the rest to us.
What is copyright? Very few people outside the creative industry have a strong or accurate understanding of copyright law. Let’s review some copyright basics, from the ground up. What is copyright? Copyright occurs as soon as an idea is “fixed in a tangible medium.” It does not require registration or a fee. The moment you […]
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You're reading A Guide to Payment and Invoicing Tools for Designers/Developers, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
For freelance designers and developers, managing payments and invoicing is an unavoidable consideration and form a key aspect of running a small business. As such, it’s important to use effective tools and platforms to handle both aspects. Luckily, we are in an exciting era which is seeing more innovation and competition in these areas than […]
The days of “above the fold” are over. Long scrolling and infinite scrolling sites are becoming more and more popular lately, and it’s no coincidence that this technique translates well to mobile devices. The increased use of mobile screens has definitely played a key role in the widespread acceptance of long scroll technique: The smaller […]
Part of the reason many young entrepreneurs are starting their own web design companies in today’s business climate is that there are so many cost-effective and easy-to-use support tools available. If you’re in the midst of launching or growing your own business, it can be helpful to know which tools are best. 5 Tools to […]
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You're reading Exit Intent Modal Windows: Design Trends & Examples, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
It seems like exit intent modals are the norm with every major blog, SaaS product, and digital ecommerce shop. These exit intents are modal windows that appear on top of the page once your mouse cursor leaves the website. It’s used as a marketing technique to draw people back to the page, or to convert them into […]
It’s harder and harder to carve out a profitable niche among the millions of sites populating the web today, but one option that has stood the test of time is the tutorial website. Based on a constantly evolving knowledge base, innovative presentation styles, and overall profitability, tutorial websites may be the one website in which […]
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You're reading Gradients in Web Design: Trends, Examples & Resources, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
The gradient trend started with web 2.0 and has advanced quite a ways since then. Modern gradients can be designed purely in CSS3 so it’s easier to build them into buttons, backgrounds, and even typography. Let’s delve into this trend of gradients in modern web design to see how they’re advancing and where they might go in […]
As videos become more widely used across the internet, more and more websites are starting to incorporate video content as well. Often however this is done fairly haphazardly, without taking into account that video by its very nature is different from other forms of content. Frankly speaking, slapping a video into an existing web design […]
Web content has significantly expanded over the past 20+ years. Online media was limited only to text and pictures. This eventually gave way to music and video and, over time, online content has expanded to include every sort of media imaginable. Case in point, one of the hottest online trends of 2017 is online virtual […]
World, meet Foundation 6.4, the most powerful, flexible, and stable version ever. Foundation is an advanced responsive front-end framework aimed at allowing developers to quickly build websites or apps that work on any kind of devices. It comes with a customizable, responsive grid (that just got updated to… Flexbox), a large library of Sass mixins, commonly […]
The concept of web design can easily appear to be intimidatingly complicated. Designers are expected to achieve versatility and visibility, deliver information in an enticing and enriching manner, and be technically sound as well as visually coherent in one robust package. It sounds like a pretty daunting task, especially when you recognize that many developers […]
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At the 2017 Microsoft Build Conference, the company announced the Fluent Design System, Microsoft’s new design language. Fluent was no secret. Developed under the “Neon” codename, Fluent adds translucency and animation to Microsoft Design Language 2, the design system used for Windows 10. MDL2 was not a name of choice for Microsoft. After getting burned […]
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 […]
What was once taboo in website design has made a complete resurgence as one of the most popular techniques in recent years as users are finding a new love and appreciation for sites where scrolling is a necessity. Shedding its old stigmas, scrolling is reinventing itself as a core interaction design element – that also […]
You're reading Intro To Web Components: What They Are & How They Work, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
Reusable code is the bedrock of modern web design. With every frontend framework and Sass library out there you can find solutions to any problem. But reusable dynamic elements are still a work in progress and they’re incredible. These elements are called Web Components and they rely on specs waiting to be finalized by the […]
This week’s spring-themed piece covers one of the most talked about topics in the design sector – watercolor flowers. It’s hard to deny it, watercolor flower elements are everywhere these days. They give the designs a feel of artisan beauty and are the perfect way to spruce up a design without making it look too […]
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Sass stands for Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets. Sass and is basically just an extension to CSS that help us write more flexible styles. It helps us make larger and complicated stylesheets clearer to understand and easier to maintain. Thanks to features like variables, mixins, nesting, inheritance the code is more organized, allowing us to work quicker. Be aware […]
Documentaries have a profound effect in terms of their ability to both teach and inspire. As designers, we are one of the primary creative industries and always looking to find and use inspiration, whether it be from images, art, products, or even music. Below I have compiled a list of six inspiring design documentaries that […]
Are you bored with your website? Are you bored with everyone else’s website? If you’ve started to notice that almost every website looks the same, you’re not alone. Tons of people these days are surfing the web, feeling that odd sense of déjà vu wherever they go. And we can thank the web template industry […]
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Welcome to another edition of Browser Watch, the regular feature that runs down the latest news and developments among all the most popular and up-and-coming browsers available. Whether you’re a designer, developer or both, you’ll always be kept up to date on everything that’s going in the browser world. Material Design Extensions Page Part of […]
The power stunning visual content cannot be overstated. If you want to meet your online marketing goals, you need to understand that visuals are powerful in capturing your audience’s attention and getting you higher engagement. People are visual creatures. Images are being leveraged by brands to tell their stories since they convey messages better than […]
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Collaboration, organization, and communication are important to making a design process flow smoothly–especially when you’re dealing with multiple stakeholders or cross-functional teams. After all, nothing is worse than having to waste time digging around Google Docs for a product roadmap from last month or not getting enough context for a mockup you’re about to work […]
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As browser-based graphic design tools gain popularity among amateurs and professional designers there is an increased demand for ready-to-use transparent PNG images. Sure, raster design software, like Photoshop and its free alternatives (GIMP and Pixlr) can help you easily trace and cut out the unnecessary segments of a photo and get a transparent image but […]