This year is coming to an end, so we’ve been looking back and showing you our picks for the best freebies and resources of 2010. So far we’ve covered fonts, WordPress themes, textures, and jQuery plugins, but for this post, the focus is on free icon set. There were plenty of icons released in 2010, but here’s our our favorites. (more…)
It’s no secret that we love textures and patterns here at WDL. They’re great for easily adding lots of interest and depth to a design, whether it be a huge background pattern or just some subtle textures here and there. So to continue our “Best of 2010″ series, this week we’re covering textures and patterns. We’ve seen a lot of them this year, but some really stood out. So here’s our picks for best textures and patterns of 2010. We picked our favorites, but tried to include a mixture of styles. (more…)
Last week we kicked off our “Best of 2010″ series by showing you the best free WordPress themes released in the past year. This week the focus is on fonts. There were a ton of remarkable free fonts put out in 2010, so it was very difficult picking our favorites. Nevertheless, we did it and here they are…the best free fonts of 2010. (more…)
At the end of 2009, we published a series of posts highlighting the best freebies and resources from that year. It turned out to be a great way to show our readers what they may have missed, and to give some recognition to the people that worked very hard at producing such amazing stuff. It’s difficult to believe that another year is drawing to a close, but here we are at the end of 2010. This means it’s time for another “Best Of” series. So to kick it off, we’ve rounded up the best free WordPress themes of 2010. These are in no particular order. They’re simply the ones we felt stood out from the rest this year in terms of design quality and features. (more…)
We’re always trying to find new high-quality freebies. Whether it’s textures, Photoshop brushes, or icons, we love finding free stuff and sharing it with you. We do the searching so you don’t have to. This saves you time and helps you focus on what’s important. So for this post, we’ve rounded up 9 new high quality fonts for you to use in your designs. (more…)
The team at Designious has put together a special bundle of design goodies. It’s called Design Cocktail and it’s worth $829, but they’re selling it for only $29. That’s an incredible deal, and it’s even more incredible that they’ve given us 10 bundles to give away to our readers. To be eligible to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post before November 1, 2010. (more…)
Whether it’s textures, Photoshop brushes, or icons, we love finding high-quality freebies and sharing them with our readers. We try to post at least one collection of free stuff every week. We do the searching so you don’t have to. This saves you time and helps you focus on the important things. This week, we’re bringing you more recently released high-quality free fonts. There are a few here that will require a quick registration, but they’re well worth it. (more…)
Update: The contest has ended and the winners have been picked. Congratulations to the following three people, and thanks to all who participated!
If you were one of the winners, someone from BundleHunt will contact you with instructions on how to get your bundle.
The team at BundleHunt is releasing their second bundle and wants to give WDL readers a chance to grab a bundle for free. They’ve given us 3 bundles to giveaway to 3 of you. For a chance to win one, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. The three winners will be randomly selected on October 9, 2010. (more…)
Photoshop actions can be a huge time saver when trying to add a specific effect to a photo. Since WDL is all about helping you save time and be more productive, we’ve rounded up some Photoshop actions that should come in very useful. This particular collection is for adding a vintage or retro look to your images. There are 49 actions here, so you should be able to find several to help you achieve that perfect vintage or retro look. (more…)
Several weeks ago we published a post that told you about 10 free online books for web designers. We received lots of positive feedback from many of our readers who appreciated the great information, but one common question was, “Is there a PDF version?”. It turns out people really like their PDF’s, but unfortunately, that group of free books only had online HTML versions. So I set out on a quest to find more free books for web designers, but this time I made sure each had a PDF version.
The following ten books contain a wide variety of valuable information for web designers, ranging from HTML5 to a guide for managing your time. There’s plenty here to keep you busy reading for a while. Enjoy!