For our WDL Premium Members, we have another excellent vector pack from our friends at Go Media. Stars and Hearts is a giant pack full of different varieties of vector stars and hearts (with a few flowers thrown in for fun). Stars and Hearts sounds pretty basic on the surface and there are only so many ways to draw a heart. Right? Well, this set has a ton of different ways in all kinds of arrangements from explosions of love to “4th of July extravaganza” starbursts. There’s a total of 100 vectors in this set.
There’s a huge market for mobile app development. I’m an iPhone user myself, and we’ve posted plenty of stuff here on iOS design and development. But it looks like the popularity of the Android platform isn’t slowing down anytime soon. It’s market share keeps growing. So we thought it was about time that we help out you Android developers out there. Here’s a list of tools and kits that you should find handy. (more…)
If you’re a WDL Premium Member, we’ve got something very nice for you, today. TabletFolio, from WeGraphics, is a single page portfolio with a unique design, an awesome illustration of a graphic tablet. This HTML/CSS template is very easy to customize. You’ll find comments inside the code and a separate psd to put in your own logo, polaroid and title. If you’re not a WDL Premium Member, sign up to download this and tons of other resources. (more…)
For those of you who haven’t picked up a copy of The Smashing Book 2, this is a brief overview and some of my initial thoughts about the book. I received my copy last week, and I’ve been reading it for the past couple of days. So far, I’m impressed. Just like everything the team at Smashing Magazine does, the emphasis here is on quality – from the content to the actual printing of the book.
The production quality was the first thing I noticed after unboxing it. Unlike the first book, this one has a hard cover, stitched binding, and even a “Smashing” orange bookmark. Not that the original Smashing Book was bad, but It’s evident that much more emphasis and care was put into the production of this one.
We talk about negative space quite a bit here on WDL. It can be a very important element in a design, especially in logos. Clever designers can create shapes around and inside the main elements to help reinforce the meaning or message of the logo. When done well, it’s a thing of beauty. I can’t get enough of logos like these. When I come across good ones, I have to share them. So here are some more clever examples of negatives space in logo design. (more…)
Here’s a set of high-quality Photoshop brushes for our WDL Premium Members. This set from Azigos is called Hard Grunge. It contains 25 high resolution brushes (size between 2221-2500px) that you can use for all your grungy effects. Suitable for print projects and web projects, some of the brushes have been made with paint, while others are made with grunge textures. (more…)
In case you missed the launch last week, BundleHunt 3 is now on sale, but there’s only one week left to grab it. This bundle features 20 popular design resources and applications normally valued at over $1287, and it’s priced at only $49. The idea for this release is to put together a complete design resource pack for web developers across the board for the smallest price in history.
BundleHunt 3 comes with a number of new premium applications included such as CodeCollector Pro, Relationship 2, 6 outstanding WordPress themes by Press75 and ThemeTrust and SmashingMagazine’s newest e-book. In all, there are 20 applications and products included in the bundle, all for an amazing price: $49. (more…)
Back in October of last year, I launched Theme Trust, a shop for premium WordPress themes. Five months later, I couldn’t be more excited about where it’s at. Sales have consistently increased each month, and the amount of positive feedback from customers has been overwhelming.
Moving forward, the plan is to keep providing fast and friendly support and to release more amazing themes – which brings me to the topic of this post. I’ve recently released a new theme called Filtered. It’s a portfolio theme that has a clean and minimal style along with some nifty jQuery features. Since many of you are obviously web designers, this might be perfect as a foundation for your own portfolio or your next client project. (more…)
You should know the routine by now. We do the searching, find the freebies, and tell you about them. That way you can spend time doing what’s important, like creating awesome web designs. It’s all about saving you time and making your job easier. So this week we’ve got 8 free high-quality fonts for your designs. Enjoy! (more…)
Here’s an amazing set of vectors for our WDL Premium Members. This pack from Designious is a collection of 10 Japanese inspired Koi Fish illustrations. Inside you’ll find vectors in different poses: surrounded by water, all drawn in the spirit of Japanese traditional art. (more…)