Here’s a high-quality vector pack for our WDL Premium Members. Type Explosions from Go Media is a collection of splattery typography pieces with a little extra character (pun intended!). Perfect for anything that needs grunged up but with a cool touch of typography. These would work great to add a sense of randomness or chaos to your design. (more…)
Long exposure photography involves leaving the shutter open for longer periods of time to allow more light to be captured. This technique is used by photographers to produce breathtaking results. For instance, capturing a busy street at night will result in an image of light streaks moving against the stationary buildings in the background. Here are 30 stunning examples of long exposure photography for your enjoyment. (more…)
Every now and then a web project will come up that has special and unique layout requirements, and the current capabilities of CSS just aren’t enough. With projects such as these, jQuery can be your best friend. So here are 10 jQuery plugins to help you out with page layouts. (more…)
Whether you’re designing a user interface for a website or an iPhone app, it’s always a good idea to start with a wireframe. It can be a big time saver if you’re able to nail down the placement of major layout elements early on in a project. There are a number of wireframing applications out there, but a lot of user interface designers like to start out on paper with sketches of what things might look like. With so many tools available to quickly create digital wireframes, some may argue that this is an unnecessary step in the design process. But I think the free flowing style of a sketched wireframe or mockup can be refreshing. Besides, there’s nothing like good ole pencil and paper to get the creative juices flowing.
For this post, I’ve collected 18 great examples of sketched UI wireframes and mockups. A lot of these look so good that you may be inspired to start your next project with a sketch. (more…)
Today we’re giving our WDL Premium members a premium texture pack from PremiumTextures.com. Wood textures are some of the most versatile and useful textures out there, perfect for website backgrounds or any other design use. There are 17 high resolution textures included in this pack. (more…)
Letterpress printing has been around since the 1400′s, but we’ve seen a revival and renewed interest in the art form in recent years. People have fallen in love with the added texture and depth that letterpress can give to a printed piece. Here on WDL, we’ve showcased letterpress business cards, but letterpress also works well for other types of printed material, such as invitations. Invitations need to look great in order to entice the recipient to attend an event, so the rich quality of letterpress printing is a great way to make a big impression. Here I’ve put together a showcase of letterpress invitations for inspiration. (more…)
Today we’re giving our WDL Premium Members an awesome set of icons from Icon Dock. The Origami Icon Set consists of 204 colorful and playful icons. You can use them as web icons or put them together to create sticker-looking art.
For more great icons be sure to check out Icon Dock. It’s an icon shop by N.Design Studio where you can buy stock icons at affordable price and download free icons. You can buy vector icons individually (as low as $1 each) or a complete set. Shopping experience is fun at IconDock. The shop is powered with Ajax features, you can easily add or remove items by a single click or drag & drop. (more…)
It seems that almost everybody has a cell phone these days, and with the growing adoption of smart phones, more and more people are browsing the internet on their mobile device. Even though some phones, like the iPhone, have browsers that make viewing regular webpages suitable, a mobile version of your website can mean several benefits, like faster load times, and ensuring your content can be viewed on a wider range of phones.
Creating a mobile version of WDL has been on my to-do list for a while now, but yet there is still no mobile version of this site. Sensing that I’ve been putting it off for far too long, I’ve started to do research on the best mobile solution for Web Design Ledger. I’ve found that there are a number of solutions out there that make it easy to go mobile with your website, but here are eleven of the best. (more…)
A few months ago UPrinting teamed up with us to give you a chance to win free poster prints. It was such a hit, we are doing it again, but this time we’re giving 10 people a chance to win 18×24 poster prints. Winners will be able to choose from either semi gloss or high gloss. (more…)