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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.

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WDL Premium: Flip Flash Component

By / Oct 20, 2009 / Premium

Today we’re giving our WDL Premium members the Flip component from Advanced Flash Components, which sells for $25. 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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12 Websites for Discovering New Desktop and Web Apps

By / Oct 20, 2009 / Resources

Everyday web designers and developers rely heavily on applications to do their job – a job that is always changing and evolving. This means that there’s always a need for new applications, but with so many apps being released, finding what you need can be an overwhelming task. Thankfully there are websites and blogs out…

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10 Best Content Management Systems for Designers

By / Oct 19, 2009 / Tools

There are a lot of content management systems out there, but many of them are overly complicated and require a certain level of technical expertise. However, there are a select few that focus on simplicity and ease-of-use, but still give the designer flexibility in templating features and customization. In this article, we have listed ten…

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13 Interesting Infographics for Web Workers

By / Oct 16, 2009 / Inspiration

Infographics are a great way to get people to actually look at data. The use of visual design elements can simplify complex information and make it easier to digest. In this article, there are 13 infographics that present information and data that is useful to web workers. Whether you’re a web designer, developer, or blogger,…

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10 Fresh jQuery Tutorials to Enhance Navigation Menus

By / Oct 15, 2009 / Tutorials

A few years ago, when designers wanted to add cool effects to the navigation of a website they used Flash. We all know the types of problems that caused. Now with the growing popularity of javascript frameworks like jQuery, those same types of “Flash-like” effects can be achieved without Flash. Here are 10 jQuery tutorials…