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MOO Business Card Special Offer for WDL Readers

By / May 28, 2009 / Resources

If you’re creating a portfolio of your work, whether it is graphic, website, or even user interface design, choosing which images should represent your work is a tough (and time consuming) task. Combine this with the number of times a potential client asks you for your details and you have a small problem.

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10 Super Useful Tools for Choosing the Right Color Palette

By / May 26, 2009 / Tools

Whether you are designing a clean corporate website or a grunge portfolio site, color is going to play a major role in how the design is perceived by the audience. That’s why it’s important to get the colors right upfront. There are plenty of tools out there made especially for this, but like anything else…

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Create a Resizable Image Grid with jQuery

By / May 22, 2009 / Tutorials

Image grids that smoothly scale at the simple drag of a slider are no longer confined to desktop apps like iPhoto or Picasa. Thanks to some clever CSS and the jQuery UI, fluid image grids are now surprisingly simple to implement on the web. (Take a peek at the final product.)

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Best Grunge Textures and Photoshop Brushes All In One Place

By / May 18, 2009 / Freebies

Grunge design elements are a great way to give a design a worn and weathered look. Since it’s a popular style in modern web design, there are plenty of resources out there, but sometimes it’s difficult to find the ones that are the highest quality. I’ve taken the time to hand pick what I believe…

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15 Boldly Colored Business Cards

By / May 15, 2009 / Inspiration

Running Card Observer allows me to see lots of business cards, and many of them are absolutely stunning. That’s why I like to share them here as well. I’ve already shown you letterpress cards and minimal cards, but now lets look at some that sport bold colors. The designers of these cards took a chance…

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80+ Fresh New Textures for Creating Web Site Backgrounds

By / May 12, 2009 / Freebies

As you’ve probably figured out, I love designing with texture. I also love sharing textures here on WDL. When done properly, a texture used as a background can add depth and set the over all mood for a web design. Here are over 80 textures that have all been released in just the past couple…

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30 Extremely Elegant Serif Fonts

By / May 7, 2009 / Freebies

A few weeks ago, I showed you a bunch of super sleek fonts to use in your clean designs, but if your looking to establish an classic mood for a design, you may want to choose an elegant serif font. This article presents to you 30 of the best free serif fonts around.

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How to Create a Planet Icon Set in Photoshop

By / May 6, 2009 / Tutorials

In this tutorial you will learn an easy method for creating very cool looking planet icons by using free textures and some simple lighting and shading techniques. Before we get started, lets download some free textures. The Nebulae Grunge texture set from Caleb Kimbrough of Lost and Taken is perfect for what we are trying…

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40+ Big High Quality Apple Product Icons

By / May 4, 2009 / Freebies

When a visual of a tech gadget or computer is needed in a web design, Apple products are usually the ones being used. The reason for this is obvious: Apple products have beautiful features, and just by including them in a composition adds quality to a web design.

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15 Excellent jQuery Navigation Techniques and Solutions

By / May 1, 2009 / Tutorials

Along with content, most would agree that navigation is one of the most important aspects of any website. That’s why it’s crucial to make site navigation intuitive and engaging. jQuery is an excellent choice for achieving this. There are many things you can do with jQuery to spice up menus, but here are 15 of…