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Best Places to Find Seamless Background Patterns

By / Sep 25, 2009 / Resources

Web Designers are always in need of background patterns. In an effort to reduce your time searching the internet, we’ve put together a list of the best sites where you can find seamless patterns.

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MacBook Pro Contest Winners Announced

By / Sep 24, 2009 / Updates

There were a lot of very good tweets promoting WDL Premium, which made the judging process very challenging. What we liked most about the tweets was that there was a good mixture of both funny and explanatory approaches taken. However, there ended up being six tweets that really stood out, and of course only one…

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12 Best Adobe AIR Applications for Web Designers

By / Sep 23, 2009 / Tools

If you’re unfamiliar with Adobe AIR, it’s a cross-operating system platform that allows developers to use HTML, Ajax, and Flash to build desktop applications. In the past couple of years AIR has gained a lot of popularity, and there’s been a lot of great applications created, including some that are very useful to web designers.

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30 Clever and Cool T-Shirt Designs You Will Love

By / Sep 23, 2009 / Inspiration

There’s only one thing that designers love more than a clever and cool design…and that’s being able to wear it in the form of a t-shirt. Here are 30 very cool t-shirt designs found at Threadless.com.

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deZine: A Blog Magazine Theme by ThemeShift

By / Sep 21, 2009 / Premium

Every week our premium membership becomes a more insanely great deal for web designers. This week things get even better with the release of deZine, a premium magazine theme by ThemeShift. ThemeShift is a theme shop operated by Simon Rimkus. His themes are beautifully designed and of the highest quality. Be sure and check out…

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21 Excellent 3D Text Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials

By / Sep 20, 2009 / Tutorials

You don’t always need to use a 3D application to create beautiful 3D text. The tools in Photoshop and Illustrator, when used correctly, can help you achieve very nice results. Here are 21 of the best tutorials for creating 3D text effects using Photoshop and Illustrator. Some of these are for using Photoshop on it’s…

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Great Examples of Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design

By / Sep 17, 2009 / Inspiration

Hand drawn elements are supposed to be on paper, but lately they have been showing up on more and more web sites. The “hand drawn” style has become very popular, and it’s no surprise why. These sketchy elements give a website personality and create a fun experience for the visitor. Here are some the best…

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WDL Premium: Stack from Advanced Flash Components

By / Sep 17, 2009 / Premium

We’re happy to announce that Advanced Flash Components is our newest WDL Premium partner, and we’re giving you their Stack Flash component, which sells for $45. AFC is also the maker of UMapper, the first universal web-based map authoring application. Be sure an check it out.

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Macbook Pro Contest Update: 20 Spots Left

By / Sep 15, 2009 / Updates

The contest is now over and the judging has begun. After one week, there have been 130 new members sign up out of the 150 spots available for the Macbook Pro contest. That means there are only 20 spots left. If you want a shot at winning the Macbook Pro sign up for WDL Premium…

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How to Create Retro Art in Photoshop

By / Sep 15, 2009 / Tutorials

This was actually a brief given to me by up and coming UK band Rapids! For some poster art they wanted. They wanted a couple dancing with the heads replaced by an embellishment of the famous yellow ‘Acid face’ and done in a retro, cut & paste style.