The week is coming to an end and that means it is time for us to look back on the week that passed, the best design news, resources and other goodies. This week we look at Christmas photography, the top 30 30 Free Minimal Responsive WordPress Themes from 2012, what happens when bad jobs happen to good designers, as well as different ways for designers to save money. Furthermore we look at the new Yahoo front page.

Christmas Seasonal Photography – Gallery

The festive season is just round the corner, and with Christmas as well as the New Year approaching fast, everyone seems to be getting busy with preparations. In sync with the Christmas preparations, today, we bring you a gallery of Christmas season photography. So what are you waiting for? Enjoy the visual treat, and get in the festive mood!

30 Free Minimal Responsive WordPress Themes from 2012

In this round-up we have compiled some of the best free, responsive and minimal WordPress themes that have been released in this past year (2012). All work perfectly as is, but their real beauty is that they are a fanatstic foundation for further development. Balancing content with minimal layouts is not an easy path, but in the hands of a skillful designer or a competent writer, you truly can make your web site unique and stand out from the rest.

When Bad Jobs Happen To Good Designers: How To Market Your Way Out Of Mediocrity

We’ve all heard the saying “a designer is only as good as his/her clients.” Some designers, regardless of skill level or experience, seem to always have the most interesting assignments that are creative, challenging, and highly paid, while others, who may have more experience, technical skill, or talent, get stuck working for peanuts on unfulfilling, low-level work.

9 smart ways for designers to save money

Any time you choose an artistic career path, such as web design, you are in for a mix of triumphs and challenges. One of these challenges is bound to be financial. But if you find ways to operate within a budget, you will be able to maximize the money you earn while doing the work you love.

20 creative and inspiring event websites

Some promotional strategies start and end with Facebook or Eventbrite. Most event planners don’t go far beyond posting the event and maybe asking a couple sources to do the same. Sometimes people use newspapers or community calendars and some just use cheap flyers.

Yahoo Testing A New Home Page Design

Yahoo appears to be testing a new home page design. Techno-Net captured it on a video and posted that video on YouTube for all to see. Here are the changes I noticed in this new design test


Awesomely geeky things we’ve loved in Web design in 2012

The world of Web design is constantly evolving and endlessly growing, and that’s exactly why it’s worth taking a step back and looking at how far we’ve come. Of course, designers and developers are never going to be purely serious (as you’ll see below), and that adds to the awesomeness of the Web.

5 Design Tips Every Developer Should Know

Great code and great design need each other to work well. Unfortunately, people with poor visual design skills often think they lack natural ability. In other words, there’s a common belief that you’re either born with the gift of aesthetic super powers, or you’re not. I don’t agree with this sentiment.