The Free Tropical Icon Set (50 Icons, SVG & PNG)

Courtesy of our friends Freepik, we have a wonderful free icon set for you today. The Tropical Icon Set includes individual icons of palm trees, beach balls, cocktails, surfboards, waves, ice creams, bikinis, suntan lotions… everything you would expect to see and use on a warm tropical vacation. These bright, colorful and beautifully designed icons[…]

۵ Design & Development Skills to Learn This Summer

Summertime is here – at least in the northern hemisphere. And while our thoughts often turn to vacations and outdoor activities, this time of year is also a perfect opportunity to learn something new. Web design and development is ever-changing, with new techniques and technologies coming out all the time. This places us in a[…]

۵ Things to Look for in a Great Web Design Client

So often, we like to discuss the worst in people. And it certainly makes sense that, as a freelance designer, you’re sure to deal with any number of clients from hell. In its own way, these stories tend to bring us together as a community. We can swap tales of disaster and have a laugh[…]

Amelia – a WP Booking Software that Lets You Manage Appointments While You Sleep Sponsored

Taking appointments might appear to be a low-level task. It involves little more than picking up the phone or responding to an email. The problem with that point of view is that it generally takes up more of your time than you realize. Managing those appointments can take up a lot more time and cost[…]

Weekly News for Designers № ۴۴۱

Our 50 Favorite CSS Frameworks, Libraries & Tools from 2018 – Level up your CSS game with these fresh resources. Vivid.js – A JS library with over 90 SVG razor-sharp icons. What should a new designer know about typography? – Using typography to help solve problems. How to test accessibility of emails – A guide[…]

Great Tools and Resources that Designers and Design Teams Should Start Using

Web designers face a peculiar set of circumstances with respect to technology. New tools, resources, and techniques make their work easier. They also provide opportunities to create improved products. At the same time, changing technology can present challenges. One of them being the need to keep up with changing times if one is to keep[…]

MapSVG Brings Incredibly Powerful and Flexible Maps to WordPress Sponsored

Maps play an integral part in creating a great user experience. Whether they are used to show multiple retail locations, detail a specific attraction or visualize statistics, they help users to get the information they need. Working with WordPress, however, creates a classic dilemma. Each type of map you want to use on your website[…]

How to Find Out What a Client Really Needs

One of the most difficult aspects of dealing with clients can be determining what it is they want and need. Usually, the exploration phase of a project will reveal some clues. But there are times when everything provided to you is vague enough to leave some serious doubt in your mind. That’s not an ideal[…]