Carrie Cousins

Carrie Cousins

Designer. Writer. Editor.

Freelance designer, writer and editor. My day job is in communications and content marketing.

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Essential design trends, March 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

Here’s the point of emphasis…

That’s the theme this month. This collection of trends focuses on adding emphasis to the design with specific detailing from italics to split screens to stark, minimalist backgrounds paired with a trick or two.

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What's new for designers, January 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

New design tools are like new toys. You are probably always looking for elements to make your life easier. Here we have them. From new releases to updated documentation to open source code from Kickstarter to a few funky typefaces, this roundup is packed with design goodies.

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8 simple steps to better icon design | Webdesigner Depot

Icons are everywhere. From app icons on home screens to graphic representations that lead users through a design, icon design is a big deal.

There’s a fine art to good icon design. Not only does the element have to render recognizably at the smallest of sizes, good vector-based icons can be scaled to use in oversized proportions as well. Some designers are even using icon-style images for dominant visuals.

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8 reasons 80s flair will rule design in 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

Trends come and go in waves. The latest wave when it comes to web design is totally 1980s.

From bright color to flat design and plenty of gnarly geometry, lots of designs feature these looks. For many designers, the 80s are a flashback to their youth, and this trend has everyone totally amped. Here’s why 80s style is the bomb, and a few ways to help you use the trend like a total boss. (And no more 80s lingo puns … we promise!)

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Essential design trends, February 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

An interesting visual presence above the scroll is the first impression a user gets of a website. Whether that user continues to click can depend on a number of things, including imagery, readability and overall interest in the content.

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What's new for designers, February 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

Everywhere you look there are new releases, and new tools popping up, but how do you know which elements are worth your time? In our monthly roundup we present the latest resources that you’ll want to add to your toolbox.

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The best free WordPress themes for November 2013

WordPress, one of the most popular blogging and website platforms in the world, accounts for thousands of new blogs and...

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The best free WordPress themes, February 2014

WordPress is still a hot technology in 2014, and the CMS of choice for the majority of web designers continues to go from strength to strength. There are some...

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Our favorite free WordPress themes, October 2013

There are more than 71 million WordPress sites on the internet and new sites are going live every single day....

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The best free WordPress themes, December 2013

With the holiday season in full swing, you would almost expect a plethora of holiday themes to saturate the market. But that's not the case at all. Designers r...

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The ultimate guide to flat design | Webdesigner Depot

It is easy to say that 2013 has so far been the year of flat design. Even Apple, the driver of the skeuomorphic design trend for many years, is trying some lev