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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…

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Tips for Effective Communication with Your Clients

By / Dec 7, 2009 / Tips

Communicating effectively with your clients is key to the success of  your projects and the structure of your freelance business. The process of communication begins before the client even agrees to have you work on their project, and it should remain as a constant throughout your entire relationship. When a client expresses their needs and…

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The Best jQuery Plugins of 2009

By / Dec 4, 2009 / Resources

During the past few weeks we’ve been publishing our “Best of 2009″ series in which we’ve shown you the best WordPress themes, fonts, icons, and Photoshop Tutorials. In this article, our focus is on jQuery. Over the past couple of years jQuery has been growing in popularity, which means more and more plugins are being…

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WDL Premium: Vintage Wallpaper Textures

By / Dec 3, 2009 / Premium

Today we’re giving our WDL Premium members a premium texture pack from PremiumTextures.com. These vintage textures are a collaboration between Caleb Kimbrough from Lostandtaken.com and Evan Eckard from Dinpattern.com. They are some of the highest quality, and truly “most-awesome” vintage wallpaper textures you’ll ever come across.

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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…