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20 Fonts Ideal for Big and Powerful Headings

By / Jan 27, 2010 / Freebies

Headings play a major role in the way users digest content. Through size and style, they help establish a hierarchy and make text easy to scan. Headings also help establish the mood created by a design. So it’s important to choose the right font to compliment the website’s style. For this article, we’ve rounded up…

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30 Creative and Inspiring Blog Designs

By / Jan 26, 2010 / Inspiration

These days, blogs are all over the place and they cover almost all areas you may think of. A really great think about the ‘proliferation’ of blogs is that we can always find great design inspiration while browsing around them. They don’t need to be famous to have an amazing look, and we can notice than more and more people are designing great blogs! So here we will show 30 great blog designs to inspire you and also to give you several different perspectives from a same idea: deliver content to the web. I hope you like the selection.

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Beautiful Black and White Nature Photography

By / Jan 25, 2010 / Inspiration

The beauty of nature can be very inspiring. So in this article we are showcasing examples of black and white nature photography. Without color, photographers must put more emphasis on lighting, composition, and context. Combined with this and the fact that there are no man-made objects, these photographs are an excellent source of inspiration and…

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20 Sets of Photoshop Brushes for Vintage Style Design

By / Jan 25, 2010 / Freebies

Vintage style design is all about making things look old. This can be achieved by using using elements in your designs that appear to be from decades ago, and when done well can create a mood for your web design that will leave a lasting impressions on visitors. In this article, we’ve rounded up a…

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Interview with Jeff Finley

By / Jan 22, 2010 / Inspiration

This is our first interview here on WDL, and we couldn’t have asked for a better interviewee. Jeff Finley is a well known figure in the design community, and as most great designers are…very busy. So we’re thankful that he took the time to answer a few questions for us.

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Useful Tools for Testing Cross Browser Compatibility

By / Jan 22, 2010 / Tools

A few weeks ago I gave you some tips for cross-compatibility, but in this article we are going to focus more specifically on cross-browser compatibility. Building websites to work properly and look good in multiple browsers is a fact of life that web designers must deal with. It is probably one of the most frustrating…

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WDL Premium: Wix Unlimited Package Discount

By / Jan 21, 2010 / Premium

Wix has been kind enough to give our premium members a 40% off coupon code for an Unlimited package. If you’re unfamiliar with Wix, it’s a site that makes it super easy to create your own Flash websites that are highly customizable and search engine friendly. Their easy to use drag and drop tools require…

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The Best Icon Sets for Minimal Style Web Design

By / Jan 21, 2010 / Freebies

With so many free icon sets available now, sometimes it makes more sense to not spend countless hours designing and creating your own. However, it’s important that you do find the right style of icons to match your design. In the case of minimal web design, it’s all about clean layouts, little use of color,…

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40 Amazing Examples of Macro Photography

By / Jan 20, 2010 / Inspiration

Macro photography, simply put, is close-up photography. This usually requires a special lens that is optimized to focus sharply on a small area. What I love about macro photography is that it allows us see an entirely different world that is filled with an abundance of detail that usually goes unnoticed by the naked eye.

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14 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Front-end Web Development

By / Jan 19, 2010 / Resources

For web developers and designers, it can be difficult to memorize the syntax for multiple programming languages and frameworks, especially since they are always evolving and growing. This is where cheat sheets come in handy. Most cheat sheets are designed to be printer friendly, so you can have them laying around on your desk as…