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Convert Your PSD’s into Web Pages with SiteGrinder 2

By / Nov 2, 2009 / Tools

If you’re the type of Web Designer that doesn’t like to get your hands dirty with XHTML and CSS, SiteGrinder 2 could become your best friend. It’s a plugin for Photoshop that can turn a design into a fully functional website. This means you will no longer need to outsource the programming of your designs.

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A Showcase of Fresh Logo Designs to Inspire You

By / Oct 30, 2009 / Inspiration

In past articles, we’ve shown you beautiful logos for inspiration and tutorials on designing logos. Since we believe you can’t have too much design inspiration, here is another set of awesome logo designs to spark your creativity.

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12 Essential Plugins that Extend WordPress as a CMS

By / Oct 29, 2009 / Resources

Over the past couple of years WordPress has grown into much more than just a blogging platform. People are now using it as a CMS (Content Management System) to power many different types of websites. Using WordPress more as a standard CMS often requires some creative thinking when building themes and setting up the structure…

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15 Free Online Tools for Web Designers on a Budget

By / Oct 28, 2009 / Tools

About two years ago when I became a full time freelance web designer, I made it a point to operate with little overhead. Even though I was confident I could make it as a freelancer, there was some fear that things might not go as planned. Because of this, I didn’t go out and spend…

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WDL Premium: Go Media Doodles Vector Pack

By / Oct 27, 2009 / Expired Premium

Here’s another high quality vector pack for our WDL Premium Members. Doodles, from the amazing designers at Go Media, is a really detailed pack of hand drawn patterns, worms, noodles, and other squiggly and sketchy artwork. Hand-drawn artwork is making a resurgence as designers look away from the computer for design elements.

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30 Inspiring and Beautiful Dual Screen Wallpapers

By / Oct 27, 2009 / Freebies

If you’re a web designer that is fortunate enough to use dual screens, you know what a big advantage it is to have twice the screen real estate. Having a dual screen setup allows you to keep your most used apps and tools in plain sight without having to constantly minimize and maximize. Having two…

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20 Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Web Design

By / Oct 25, 2009 / Tips

When you are creating a website (or hiring a web/blog designer to create one for you), there are specific items you need to be aware of. Things that normally wouldn’t cross your mind. For the average person who wants a website or blog for their business, they are after one very important thing – sales….

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14 jQuery Plugins for Enhanced Content Viewing

By / Oct 23, 2009 / Resources

Whether you need to display content within a limited amount of space or you just want to make a section of your website more engaging, jQuery is an excellent solution. With jQuery you can easily create accordion style content boxes, image galleries, and content sliders. Here are 14 excellent jQuery plugins for adding this type…

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Ten Most Popular Firefox Plugins of Web Designers

By / Oct 22, 2009 / Tools

Firefox is the browser of choice for most web designers. Not only does it display websites the way they should be displayed, but it also gives users the ability to add tons of functionality and customization through add-ons or plugins. Since Web designers spend most of their day working in a browser it makes since…

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30 Beautiful Examples of Illustrated Twitter Backgrounds

By / Oct 22, 2009 / Inspiration

Twitter can be a powerful tool to communicate and connect with people through words, but it can also be a great way to promote your brand through visual design. Twitter does limit you when it comes to customizing your page, but you do have full control over the background image.