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WDL Premium: Sketchbook Vector Pack from Go Media

By / Nov 18, 2009 / Expired Premium

Here’s another high quality vector pack for our WDL Premium Members. Sketchbook, from the amazing designers at Go Media, has 40 really useful deign elements like sketchy halftones, cross-hatching, gradients, sketch line brushes – everything you need to soften the digital side of your designs.

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12 Excellent jQuery Plugins for Enhancing Forms

By / Nov 17, 2009 / Resources

Forms are part of almost every website. Whether it’s a simple contact form or a complex sign-up form, filling one out is usually a mundane task. When possible, you should try to make form completion for the user easier and more enjoyable. Here are 12 jQuery plugins that can help you enhance your forms.

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40 of the Best Horizontal Scrolling Websites

By / Nov 17, 2009 / Inspiration

Horizontal websites have become an underground phenomenon. A horizontal website is a lot like your artsy younger sister who dresses weirdly and doesn’t seem to acknowledge a world outside of her own imagination. Since horizontal websites are not universally embraced by the web design community, those who design in this genre must live with a…

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10 Useful Tools for Finding the Perfect Domain Name

By / Nov 16, 2009 / Tools

Finding the right domain name is an important step in creating a successful website. Luckily there are tools out there to help you in this process by not only helping you find available domain names, but also helping you in the creative aspect by giving you suggestions. Here are 10 of these tools to help…

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

By / Nov 16, 2009 / Tips

In a previous article here on Web Design Ledger, I broke down 20 do’s and don’ts of effective web design and today I would like to keep up with that topic and go over 20 do’s and don’ts of effective web typography. It’s an important part of designing for the web, yet it’s often overlooked…

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deCasa: A Premium WordPress Theme for Real Estate

By / Nov 13, 2009 / Premium

Today we’re releasing another amazing premium WordPress theme from ThemeShift to our premium members. deCasa is a light and elegant real estate theme. A lot of handy features like a search panel, multi-agent support and a professional property exposée let you easily setup your real estate website.

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The Best Free Icon Sets of 2009

By / Nov 12, 2009 / Freebies

In 2009 we’ve witnessed many talented and generous designers creating tons of amazing stuff and giving it away for us to use. We’ve already shown you all of the best free fonts from this past year. Now we’re going to show you the best free icon sets. There were plenty of free sets created this…

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10 Tips for Writing Better CSS

By / Nov 11, 2009 / Tips

Writing your first piece of css code can seem really weird if you’re used to working with tables, or just haven’t written code before. In this article I want to talk about 10 different ways you can write proper and clean css code as well as streamline the process and ensure you’re getting the job…

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The Design Evolution of Popular Websites

By / Nov 9, 2009 / Inspiration

It seems like only yesterday I was designing my first website. The year was 1997 and apparently I had an affinity to blue lightning bolts and animated gifs of my initials. When the project was complete, I had created the most beautiful design I’d ever seen. At least that’s what I believed at the time….

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10 Useful Text Enhancing Plugins for WordPress

By / Nov 9, 2009 / Resources

Out of the box, WordPress is an amazing product and comes loaded with tons of features. However, one area that might be lacking is text formatting. There’s not really any tools built in to do things like dynamic image replacement, code highlighting, and other styling to improve the look of your text. Luckily there is…