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Are High-Quality Free WordPress Themes a Thing of the Past?

We take a look at what contributed to the downturn of free high-quality themes and share some ways for the free theme market to make a comeback.


Weekly News for Designers № 576

This week’s Designer News – № 576 – includes A Look at Web Design in 2021, 2020 JavaScript Rising Stars, The Best of 2020 Web Annual Awards, Fading in a Page on Load with CSS & JavaScript, ButtonBuddy, The Ultimate JavaScript CheatSheet, Burger King’s Revised Visual Identity and lots more!


12 Free Smoke Brush Packs for Adobe Photoshop

Check out our collection of high-resolution and free smoke brush packs for Adobe Photoshop, and download and use them on your next project.


Create a Local WordPress Development Environment for Free with DevKinsta

Having a local development environment for WordPress websites is incredibly useful. It allows you to design, develop and experiment with projects – all on your own computer. This is both…


Doing Away With Bad Design Ideas and Moving on to the Good Ones

There’s a common saying in the fiction-writing world: kill your darlings. No, this isn’t some morbid encouragement to do bodily harm to your loved ones. Killing your darlings means that…


Dealing with the Isolation of Freelance Life

For all the benefits of working from home, there’s also a real sense of isolation. The following are tips for beating those stuck-in-your-home-office blues.


8 Examples of Icon-Based Navigation, Enhanced with CSS and JavaScript

Utilizing icons in a site’s navigation seems like a natural fit, we share a collection of unique CSS and JavaScript code snippets that bring those icons to navigation.


Weekly News for Designers № 575

This week’s Designer News – № 575 – includes Google Design’s Best of 2020, Whack-a-Mole: The CSS Edition, Figma Crash Course, Creating a Vertical Rhythm with CSS Grid, 65 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started to Code, Edite Photo Editor App and a whole lot more!


Without User Consent: An Ethical Dilemma for WordPress Plugin Developers

I recently discovered that a popular WordPress plugin had enabled automatic updates without explicitly informing users. How did I find out? I received emails from each site where the plugin…


Oops! Dealing with Your Freelance Mistakes

Learning to deal with mistakes is part of the secret to long-term success for web designers. And, as someone who has made more than their fair share of mess-ups, I can attest to what works and what doesn’t.


An Early Look at Full Site Editing in WordPress

WordPress has traditionally stayed away from a full-blown site editor, but that is all about to change as you will soon be able to edit an entire website – theme and all.


50 Free Clean Fonts for Your Next Project