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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…

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40 Inspiring Single Page Websites

By / Jan 18, 2010 / Inspiration

Following one of the Web Design Trends for 2010 – One Page Layouts, I made this selection of some really cool to inspire you. I really think that designing a single page website is great to challenge your creativity, your ‘go straight to the point’ skills and your capacity to put everything you need in a single page and in a way that will get the user attention and interest. Here you will see some colorful sites, minimalist ones and amazingly creative ones.

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A Showcase of Vintage Apple Advertisements

By / Jan 15, 2010 / Inspiration

In the mid 80′s we bought our first computer. It was an Apple IIc. I have very fond memories of playing games, writing basic programs, and creating graphics while staring at it’s small green monochrome monitor. Even though I was very young at the time, I believe our Apple helped send me down the path…

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WDL Premium: Linework Vector Pack from Go Media

By / Jan 14, 2010 / Expired Premium

Here’s another high quality vector pack for our WDL Premium Members from the talented people at Go Media. Linework is a vector set full of abstract lines, both freeform and technical. Both clean and dirty. A lot of vintage inspired designs use random linework and shapes like these in their designs.

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20 Super Clean Fonts Perfect for Minimal Style Design

By / Jan 13, 2010 / Freebies

Finding the right typeface or font for a design can be a tricky process. So it’s good to have a nice selection of fonts at your disposal. With this article, we’re tying to help you out with that and give you some typographic enjoyment. Here are 20 free fonts that are super clean and would…

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Whitespace: The Underutilized Design Element

By / Jan 12, 2010 / Tips

There are a number of elements that make up a great web design, but probably one of the most overlooked and underutilized is whitespace. Every design has whitespace, but the problem is that not every design has enough. This could be due to the fact that inexperienced designers and their clients see whitespace as empty…

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80+ Photoshop Actions for Giving Your Pictures a Vintage Look

By / Jan 11, 2010 / Freebies

Photoshop actions are great. If you’re not familiar with actions, they are simply prerecorded adjustments made to a Photoshop file that can be saved and applied to other projects. The concept is simple, but the process to create some actions can be very complicated. That’s why using actions can be a huge time saver. With…