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30 Fonts Perfect for Vintage and Retro Style Design

By / Mar 26, 2010 / Freebies

A Vintage or retro style design is meant to transport it’s audience decades into the past. Designers try to do this by using various design elements such as textures and patterns from a certain time period. But it’s also important to use accurate typography from the time period you are trying to represent. In this…

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Personal Branding for Web Designers

By / Mar 25, 2010 / Tips

“It doesn’t matter how good you are. What matters is how good you are at showing it!” This statement represents the ABCs of personal branding, self marketing or whatever you prefer to name it. As a designer, you are so fortunate that your work is pure creativity. As a result, your self- branding strategies should…

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WDL Premium: Floral Photoshop Brushes

By / Mar 24, 2010 / Premium

Today we’re releasing a set of high-quality floral Photoshop brushes for our WDL Premium Members from Designious. Floral elements are a great way to give a design an organic and inviting appearance. This brush set contains 26 brushes in all.

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10 Essential WordPress Plugins You Should Be Using

By / Mar 23, 2010 / Tools

There’s good reason why WordPress is the most popular blogging platform. It’s easy to use and has tons of great features. But what’s really made this open source software excel is its passionate community. Yes, WordPress has lots of features built in, but it doesn’t have everything. The WordPress community fills this need. It’s full…

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50 Beautifully Brown Web Designs

By / Mar 22, 2010 / Inspiration

The color of our inspirational web design post for this monday will be brown! Last week, when I was putting together the 50 Yellow Web Designs to Inspire You selection I had the impression that my eyes crossed over really cool brown websites… but right now I think that it was only an impression, cause it was a bit rough to gather all this.

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The Best E-Commerce Icons All In One Place

By / Mar 19, 2010 / Freebies

Whether it’s textures, Photoshop brushes, or fonts, we love finding top notch free files and sharing them with our readers. We do the searching so you don’t have to. This saves you time and helps you focus on what’s important. For this article, we’ve rounded up high-quality icons that you can use in your e-commerce…

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30 Funny Print Ads that’ll Make You Laugh

By / Mar 18, 2010 / Inspiration

In the world of print advertising, there’s a small window to grab the audience’s attention. Being restricted to a still image means the message must be very strong and catchy. Ad agencies often rely on humor to achieve this. A humorous print ad campaign starts with a funny idea, but must be brought to life…

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deLirium: A Personal Blog WordPress Theme

By / Mar 16, 2010 / Premium

We’ve got another premium WordPress theme from ThemeShift for our premium members. deLirium is a dark-style personal blog theme. The cool, innovative design, the extensive layout options and the clean, well-organized code make it blindingly easy to set up your professional personal blog.

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20 High Quality Photoshop Web Design Tutorials

By / Mar 16, 2010 / Tutorials

Photoshop is the tool of choice for web designers. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 20 of the latest Photoshop tutorials for designing websites. The end results produced by these tutorials are great looking designs, but keep in mind that it’s not meant for you to reproduce an exact copy and use it as…

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50 Yellow Web Designs to Inspire You

By / Mar 15, 2010 / Inspiration

For this week inspirational post about web design I decided to gather some yellow sites for us! Personally, I like yellow in web design. And by that I mean that you can use yellow in the whole website or just in some elements of it – like heather, footer, typography, etc. Sometimes a cool combination between a neutral color and a vibrant one lead to an amazing result, so check out the examples we will show here and start thinking about using yellow for your designs.