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UPrinting Poster Prints Giveaway

By / Feb 11, 2010 / Freebies

UPrinting has teamed up with us to bring you a special contest. We are giving away big 24×36 poster prints to 5 WDL readers. Winners will be able to choose from either semi gloss or high gloss.

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30 Incredible Examples of Urban Decay Photography

By / Feb 10, 2010 / Inspiration

During the lifespan of a city, certain events take place that cause buildings and areas to become abandoned. With nobody around to provide upkeep or maintenance on the structures of these areas, things begin to fall into disrepair. This is known as urban decay. At first glance, these decrepit environments may seem hopeless. However, through…

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13 Useful JavaScript Solutions for Charts and Graphs

By / Feb 9, 2010 / Resources

Graphs and charts are used to simplify complex data and make it easy to read and understand. So it really wouldn’t make sense if it was difficult to integrate a graph into a website. Thanks to Javascript and a bunch of talented developers, we have at our disposal solutions for easily adding graphs and charts…

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50 Inspiring iPhone Application Websites

By / Feb 8, 2010 / Inspiration

One thing that many of the iPhone application websites have ‘in common’ is its beautiful and inspiring design. They simply look amazing. The colors are great, the typography is classy, the photos, spaces and reflections are astonishing. The websites are so visual appealing that it is very good to browse around to get inspired and also to find a cool app for you (in case you have an iPhone). And as I’m always looking around for inspiring sites, I found that making a selection of iPhone app sites would give us a great list! So here we are… with 50 samples of beautiful, classy, stylish and many times minimalist websites designs. Here you will find inspiration in many different subjects of web design – such as typography, colors scheme, textures, layouts, images disposal and so on. So sit back and enjoy these pretty inspiring websites!

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A Showcase of Website Navigations with Serious Click Appeal

By / Feb 5, 2010 / Inspiration

A couple of months ago we posted an article showcasing great website navigations. Consider this the sequel. The navigation of a website is meant to be clicked. It doesn’t need to blend in or be hard to find. It’s important that it stands out from the rest of the elements on the page, but yet…

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WDL Premium: Stains Vector Pack from Go Media

By / Feb 4, 2010 / Expired Premium

Today we’re releasing another amazing vector pack for our WDL Premium Members from the talented people at Go Media. Stains is a grimy set of vector coffee stains, brush strokes, and ink splatters. These vector shapes are incredibly detailed, scanned at a very high resolution and vectorized. Warning, slow machines might have trouble with this…

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The Principle of Contrast in Web Design

By / Feb 3, 2010 / Tips

A web design is made of many different elements, each having varying levels of importance and some demanding prominence over others. Some elements share a relationship, while others are not related at all. The tricky part is being able to communicate this visually and effectively. This is where the principle of contrast comes into play.

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20 Different and Beautiful Icon Sets

By / Feb 2, 2010 / Freebies

We are accustomed to seeing icons as bright and glossy bundles of pixel perfection, but this typical style of icon doesn’t always work for all styles of web design. For instance, grungey designs need icons to be a little dirty. While icons on a hand drawn style site should have line marks or brush strokes….

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50 Inspiring Portfolio Designs

By / Feb 1, 2010 / Inspiration

We are always looking for inspiration, specially when it comes to web design. We just can’t get tired of browsing around websites to check out layouts, colors, typography, styles and everything else that a cool site can offer. At this selection I will show you some portfolio designs. Some of them you probably already know, others are new – some are minimalist, others are colorful and full of elements.

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Most Creative Ads Around the World

By / Jan 29, 2010 / Inspiration

As the economy develops, our world has been thick with commercials and advertisements. However, not all the advertisements have worked as well as what the advertisers thought. After all, no one wants to read a boring paragraph or a long list about the promoted product. It’s the creativity in the ads that can capture the…