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Logos: Inspiring Examples and Related Books

By / Jan 17, 2013 / Inspiration

Back in November, we published an article with a few recommendations of books for you to read. After the article a lot of people got in touch with me asking for logo design related book recommendation, and this is why I decided to do this article.

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21 Fresh Examples of Websites Using HTML5

By / Jan 14, 2013 / Inspiration

After all the buzz involving the HTML5 CSS3 duo, it is nice to check how websites are using all the good practices you can get from HTML5. When the buzz around the subject started, we could see a lot of websites totally animated. Now, after all the benefits of HTML5 settled, we can see websites…

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15+ Free Patterns for your Designs

By / Jan 11, 2013 / Freebies

Here at WDL we love to gather good resources for our readers, specially because we know that having a solid library to count on is really important to every designer. Today we will show you 15+ free patterns to give your next project a nice and subtle touch. From backgrounds to specific areas of a…

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20 Great Examples of Big Images in Web Design

By / Jan 8, 2013 / Inspiration

In 2012 we could see the growth of the trend of big images in web design. Throughout the year we could see more and more big and beautiful images appearing in nice and clean designs. If you check out our Best of Web Design in 2012 list you will notice that this trend was quiet…

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13 Free PSDs to Start 2013

By / Jan 7, 2013 / Freebies

Every designer needs to have good resources to count on, and one can never have enough PSD files on hand. Thinking about that and also in celebrating the beginning of a new year, we decided to gather a few free PSD files for our readers. From icons to UI elements and menus, we have some…

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Best of Web Design in 2012

By / Jan 2, 2013 / Inspiration

First of all, we would like to wish a Happy New Year to all of our readers! And to start 2013, we decided to gather some of the most appreciated designs we showcased here in 2012. We gathered the designs our readers most talked about, and we did this huge list to show you what…

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Supporting the Design Community

By / Dec 28, 2012 / Tips

It has been a while since I entered the design community and I’m very glad I did that. As a lot of you may know I’m not a designer, but I do write about web design and design related subjects. As a writer I really like to research/browse several different websites to deliver you nice…

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21 Inspiring Examples of Illustrated Elements in Web Design

By / Dec 27, 2012 / Inspiration

For our last web design inspiration list of 2012 we decided to gather examples of beautiful illustrated elements in web design. We believe that illustrated elements can give a nice touch and personality to a design. From subtle illustrated details to complete colorful sketched pages, the key is finding the right amount to use for…

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21 Inspiring Examples of Texture Use in Web Design

By / Dec 17, 2012 / Inspiration

Using texture is a great way of adding personality and depth to a webdesign. It doesn’t matter if you choose to use texture only in the navigation menu, the header or if you go with a totally textured background, as long as you pick the right texture and don’t over use it, the result, most…

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21 Inspiring Minimalist Web Designs

By / Dec 11, 2012 / Inspiration

I’m reading the book The Laws of Simplicity and it is really nice to browse around looking for minimal and clean designs after understanding more about the laws John Maeda talks about. My favorite law is probably “reduce” – the simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction. If we get the concept of…