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40 Premium Bootstrap Themes & Templates

40 Premium Bootstrap Themes & Templates

By / Sep 8, 2014 / Resources

Over the last few years, the ability to rapidly create responsive web pages using Bootstrap has taken the development community by storm. Although other front-end frameworks like Foundation exist, Bootstrap has no doubt become the most popular. With such a large following, it’s no surprise that many web designers and developers are using the framework…

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7 Pattern Libraries That Will Help Improve Your Web Development Skills

7 Pattern Libraries That Will Help Improve Your Web Development Skills

By / Feb 21, 2014 / Resources

I do a lot of writing and one of the most important tools in my kit is the style guide. If I ever have a doubt about exactly where an apostrophe should go or the right way to hyphenate a phrase, I can turn to the AP Stylebook or the Yahoo Style Guide and find…

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10 Resources To Help You Become More Active in the Web Design Community

By / Dec 12, 2013 / Resources, Tips

Designers as well as developers have always been a close-knit group (there always seems to be a problem you need help with, right?), but online interaction and presence amongst this industry has just recently started growing over the last few years. While social media and forums became a necessity quickly for many professions—marketers, writers, sales…

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Top 5 Most Unique and Beautifully Designed Typefaces

By / Oct 29, 2013 / Resources

When you consider that typography plays a rather large role in the designs we see everyday, you have to be strict when choosing fonts to use in conjunction with the project you’re working on. There are many different style variants, for example handwriting, serif, sans serif and slab and if you plan on using a…

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8 Must-have Cheat Sheets for Web Designers and Developers

By / Oct 9, 2013 / Resources

As a web designer or developer, it’s nearly impossible to remember multiple programming languages, frameworks, and keyboard shortcuts to various applications. This is where cheat sheets can be a life saver. Most cheat sheets are designed to be printer friendly, so you can have them laying around on your desk as quick reference cards. So…

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20 Resources for Beginner Designers & Developers

By / Sep 25, 2013 / Resources

Getting started in the world of design can be both thrilling and intimidating. Sometimes, you feel like you just don’t have the tools or skills you need to complete even the most basic projects. At other times, your mind is just buzzing with a multitude of ideas, but you may not have the best way…

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12 Hand Written Fonts for Designers

By / Aug 20, 2013 / Resources

There’s something incredibly sweet and almost romantic about using a handwritten font for design projects. Handwritten fonts add an extra ounce of personality, and give me a feeling similar similar to a homemade apple pie from my mother that would be waiting for me when I came home to after school.

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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

By / Aug 9, 2013 / Resources

Illustrator is a very important tool for designers and creative professionals. And no matter how familiar you are with it, there are always some shortcuts you could learn to be more productive. This is why you will love today’s exclusive Adobe Illustrator CS6 cheat sheet that the good people at ZeroLag have put together for WDL.

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7 Design Related Books you Should Check Out

By / Apr 19, 2013 / Resources

Back in November we showcased here a list with 8 Books Every Designer Should Read, and to the present day, five months later we keep receiving emails from readers thanking us for the list and asking for a new round of recommendations. Based on that, I decided to gather a few more books for you…

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10 Places to Get Photoshop Actions

By / Apr 18, 2013 / Resources

Delivering high quality images is something every designer should worry about, especially with images being such an important part of a design. To help you with this task, we’ve rounded up ten places where you can get some really useful Photoshop actions to enhance your images. We have some premium resources and also some free,…