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New WDL Premium Partner: Iconshock – Suggest an Icon Set

By / Aug 13, 2009 / Updates

We’re happy to announce that we’ve partnered with Iconshock to bring our premium members a new icon set each month. Not only will these icons be of the highest quality, but they will also be designed based on what you suggest. That’s right, you get to tell us each month what type of icons you…

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15 Stunning Examples of Data Visualization

By / Aug 12, 2009 / Inspiration

Data Visualization is a method of presenting information in a graphical form. Good data visualization should appear as if it is a work of art. This intrigues the viewer and draws them in so that they can further investigate the data and info that the graphic represents. In this post there are 15 stunning examples…

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Update: WDL Premium After One Month

By / Aug 11, 2009 / Updates

Almost one month ago, we launched a premium membership option to our readers, and the response has been overwhelming. With hundreds of members already signed up and 6 premium files posted, we are calling it a success.

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WDL Premium: Beautiful Splatters

By / Aug 11, 2009 / Premium

With this set of brushes I really wanted to do something that would combine mediums. At the moment I’m really into unique brushes that are more than just drips or splatters. So I started with India Ink and a dropper on Bristol Board (I headed outside for this portion). Holding the dropper a couple of…

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70+ Beautiful Damask Patterns and Textures

By / Aug 10, 2009 / Freebies

Damask is a weaving style or technique that originated in the early Middle Ages near Damascus, Syria. This particular style typically produced very ornate and decorative patterns in the fabric. These types of patterns are wonderful to use in a design that needs to have a vintage or ornate look. In this post there are…

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18 Fresh Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials

By / Aug 6, 2009 / Tutorials

Photo Manipulations can be a lot of fun and can produce powerful effects when well executed. There are a lot of tutorials out there that teach various photo manipulation techniques, but a lot them are old and, unfortunately, are a bit cheesy. In this post, I’ve tracked down the ones that are well written and…

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Perforated: A Minimal WordPress Theme

By / Aug 4, 2009 / Premium

We’re proud to release our first WordPress theme for WDL Premium Members. It’s called Perforated, and features a super sleek design and layout that doesn’t get in the way of your content. This theme only uses 4 images with a combined file size of 16 kb. Now that’s minimal. Perforated will be part of our…

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The Best Vector Icon Sets All In One Place

By / Aug 3, 2009 / Freebies

As you’ve probably noticed, we love finding the best freebies out there and sharing them with you. In this post, I’ve rounded up the best vector icons available. Vector icons are great because they can be scaled to custom sizes while not losing any quality. Some of the sets below will also include raster versions.

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Best Free Website Analytics Tools

By / Jul 30, 2009 / Tools

Web designers are often website owners. If you fall into this category, you have probably already realized the importance of knowing and understanding who is coming to your site and what they are doing while they’re there. Whether you are running a blog or an e-commerce site, this information is vital. That’s why it’s key…

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30 Awesome Textures for Creating Subtle Grunge Designs

By / Jul 28, 2009 / Freebies

Websites that possess a “subtle grunge” style are some of my favorites. Electric Pulp and Function are excellent examples of this particular style. If you’re wanting to achieve this look in one of your upcoming designs, these textures will come in handy.