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11 Useful jQuery Powered WordPress Plugins

By / Dec 14, 2009 / Resources

We all know the kind of dynamic and engaging functionality that jQuery can add to a user interface, but integrating jQuery does require some technical know-how. This isn’t a big deal for many of us, but some WordPress users prefer the simplicity of a plugin. The purpose of this article is to help you discover…

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40 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

By / Dec 14, 2009 / Inspiration

Color plays an important role in how we perceive the world around us. So when you choose to shoot a photograph in black and white, it drastically changes what’s in front of the lens. Without color, other elements of the photograph take on a bigger role in telling the story. Notice how lighting, contrast, and…

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The CSS Awards: Honoring the Best of the Web

By / Dec 12, 2009 / Inspiration

The CSS Awards is a design gallery that showcases only the most prestigious CSS websites. Like most galleries, you can find plenty of design inspiration, but The CSS Awards offers much more. What I think makes it so great is that submissions are judged by a panel of people, and scores are broken down into…

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The Best Vector Tutorials of 2009

By / Dec 11, 2009 / Tutorials

During the past few weeks we’ve been publishing our “Best of 2009″ series in which we’re picking the best of the best in design resources created this year. This week our focus is on vector tutorials. Vector applications such as Adobe Illustrator that are used to create scalable graphics are ideal for creating such things…

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10 Tips for Creating Compelling Web Copy

By / Dec 10, 2009 / Tips

You are the most important person in the world. Wow, I got you to read the second sentence. Your interest is now piqued and you want to read more. If you do read this article, you will learn exactly how important it is to create compelling web copy. Between you and me, most readers just…

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WDL Premium: Flow Vector Pack from Go Media

By / Dec 9, 2009 / Expired Premium

Here’s another high quality vector pack for our WDL Premium Members. Flow, from the amazing designers at Go Media, is all about creating movement – and it’s not as easy as you might think! These images are super useful, well thought-out and appropriate in so many applications when you need that exciting element of motion.

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Wix Unlimited Package Giveaway

By / Dec 9, 2009 / Updates

Wix has given us two Unlimited Packages to giveaway to our readers, which are worth $149 each. 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 no technical…

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A Showcase of Clever Negative Space in Logo Design

By / Dec 8, 2009 / Inspiration

Negative space is the space around and between the main objects in a design. This space often goes unnoticed, unless a creative designer is able to turn the negative space into a key element of the design. Logo designers often use negative space in a way that it becomes just as important as the positive…

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An Idiot’s Guide To Accessible Website Design

By / Dec 8, 2009 / Tips

If you are designing web sites in the UK, you probably already know that the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) mandates web sites be accessible by visually and physically disabled persons. But even if you work in a locale that doesn’t have any accessibility requirements yet, web designers have an obligation to make their clients’ web…

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100+ Photoshop Actions for Amazing Color Enhancements

By / Dec 7, 2009 / Freebies

Color plays a major role in the story that a photograph has to tell, but sometimes the color that the camera captures isn’t exactly what we have in mind. This is where Photoshop can be a big help, and more specifically Photoshop actions. With the click of a button an action can help us achieve…