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Extremely Useful Geography Vectors: Maps and Globes

By / Apr 27, 2009 / Freebies

If you have been designing web sites for any amount of time, chances are you’ve had to design some type of mapping feature on more than one occasion. You’ve also probably had a difficult time trying to find a quality map. The following list should solve this problem. There are over 20 free vector maps…

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18 Seriously Helpful Cheat Sheets for Easier Coding

By / Apr 22, 2009 / Resources

A few weeks ago, I showed you the best cheat sheets for web designers. Following that post, many of you showed interest in having cheat sheets to help you write code. That is no surprise since the skill set of many web designers today go beyond visual design. So whether you are a seasoned programmer…

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15 Beautifully Minimal Business Cards

By / Apr 16, 2009 / Inspiration

Following yesterday’s business card giveaway kick-off, I thought it would be appropriate to show some more beautiful cards from Card Observer. This time we’re going to look at those cards that are both minimal in color scheme and design elements. This minimalism in design is what makes these business cards so beautiful and effective. But…

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1000 Business Card Giveaway From AllBusinessCards.com

By / Apr 15, 2009 / Freebies

AllBusinessCards.com is giving away 1000 full color, double sided business cards to each of 3 lucky readers of Web Design Ledger.

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17 Sets of Excellent Hand Drawn Design Elements

By / Apr 13, 2009 / Freebies

Last year, we saw the hand drawn style in web design become very popular, and this year it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Hand drawn or sketched elements can make a web site inviting, and add an overall fun factor to a design.

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The Best Social Media Icons All In One Place

By / Apr 7, 2009 / Freebies

The ability to easily bookmark or share content on popular social media platforms is now a must have feature for web sites. It’s also important that this feature isn’t over looked by web site visitors. So it’s always a good idea to use icons when linking to social media sites. They get peoples attention and…

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Business Cards Produced Using Unusual Materials

By / Apr 6, 2009 / Inspiration

As many of you know, I also run Card Observer, which is a site that showcases beautiful business cards. A few weeks ago, I showed you some of the best Letterpress cards that have been featured on the site, but lately I have been noticing

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14 Most Impressive Photoshop Typography Effects

By / Apr 1, 2009 / Tutorials

In web design, there are often times that you will have text to which you want to draw extra attention. We all know the power of Photoshop. So why not use it to add an impressive effect to that text that will be sure to get peoples attention.

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WDL Vector Pack: Hand Drawn Ornate Elements

By / Mar 30, 2009 / Freebies

Since the first time I laid eyes on them, I’ve been a fan of ornate designs. The flowing lines and elegant forms can really make a design stand out. While not ideal for every situation, they really can be used on a variety of projects. I wanted to make these a bit different, so I…

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20 Excellent Blogs for Those Who Love Design

By / Mar 26, 2009 / Resources

Whether you’re a web designer, a print designer, or a photographer, you probably share a common trait with me and other creative types – a love for all things design related. I’m a web designer, but I love reading blogs that cover anything about design. I think there is much to be learned from exploring…