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20 Super Impressive Examples of Papervision3D in Action

By / Dec 2, 2009 / Inspiration

For those not familiar with Papervision3D, it’s a real-time 3D engine for Adobe Flash. In the past couple of years Papervision3D’s popularity has been growing and we’ve seen and an ever increasing adoption by Flash developers, and it’s no surprise as to why. By coupling Flash’s interactive nature and the power of a 3D engine,…

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Subtle Details: Taking Web Designs to Another Level

By / Dec 1, 2009 / Inspiration

Have you ever looked at a web site and immediately been impressed with it’s design? Then you take a closer look and discover what really makes it amazing. It’s the subtle details. Some designers are great at including this in their designs. These types of designers are border line perfectionists and aren’t afraid to make…

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11 Useful Online Tools for Better CSS Development

By / Nov 30, 2009 / Tools

Whether you’re a CSS pro or just learning, it’s important to have a good set of tools to speed up and simplify your development. What makes the web so great now, is that many valuable tools can be found online and used inside your browser. Here are 11 online CSS tools that should be a…

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45 Advertisements You Will Never Forget

By / Nov 30, 2009 / Inspiration

Advertisements are everywhere. Consumers have a need and advertisements direct the consumer to the company that has a solution for their need. For years, we have tried in vain to escape advertisements, but aggressive advertisement companies have stepped up their creativity. These days, instead of relying on the simple goodness of lemonade and children’s laughter,…

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A Showcase of Effective Minimalism in Web Design

By / Nov 27, 2009 / Inspiration

Minimalism in web design is all about stripping things down to only the necessities – so there is nothing in the way of the content. You’ll find that minimal designs have a focus on typography, simple layouts, and a lack of fancy design elements. So what makes an effective minimal web design? Effective minimalism happens…

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WDL Premium: 3D Carousel Flash Component

By / Nov 26, 2009 / Premium

Today we’re giving our WDL Premium members the 3D Carousel component from Advanced Flash Components, which sells for $45. AFC is also the maker of UMapper, the first universal web-based map authoring application. Be sure and check it out.

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The Best Free WordPress Themes of 2009

By / Nov 25, 2009 / Freebies

In our “Best of 2009″ series, we’ve shown you fonts, icons, and Photoshop Tutorials. In this article, we’re presenting our picks for the best free WordPress themes of 2009. There were plenty of free themes created in 2009, but here are the ones that we feel had a little something extra that made them stand…

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The Four Key Components of a Great Web Design

By / Nov 24, 2009 / Tips

There’s a lot that goes into creating a web design, but I believe it can be broken down into four main components. If you’re able to execute on all four, you will have a hit web design on your hands. However, if you come up short on one, the entire design will suffer. That’s the…

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12 Useful jQuery Plugins for Working with Tables

By / Nov 23, 2009 / Resources

The days of using tables for layout are hopefully gone. This doesn’t mean that tables don’t have a place in web design and development. When you have tabular data, tables are the way to go and are what you should be using. However, ordinary tables can be limiting to the user when you have complex…

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10 Blogs to Help You Become a Photography Expert

By / Nov 20, 2009 / Resources

Photography often plays a major role in web design. So It’s no surprise that many web designers have an interest in it. However, there are so many aspects to photography such as lighting, composition, and equipment features that can make it difficult to master. In this article I’ve rounded up 10 of the best blogs…