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30 Inspiring and Beautiful Widescreen Wallpapers

By / Jul 27, 2009 / Freebies

Web designers are constantly seeking visual inspiration. That’s why many of us frequently change our desktop wallpapers. It’s nice to have an image that is visually stunning to glance at as we are switching between applications or just taking a break from our work. For this post, I’ve taken the time to round up some…

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13 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Building WordPress Themes

By / Jul 23, 2009 / Resources

We’ve already shown you some beautiful sites built using WordPress. So now that you are inspired, you probably want to start building your own themes using this powerful and popular content management system. If you are just getting familiar with WordPress or even if you have been using it for a while, it’s a good…

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WDL Premium: A Personal Portfolio Photoshop Template

By / Jul 20, 2009 / Premium

Here is a PSD template that can be used as a personal portfolio design or the foundation of something bigger. It features a sleek layout with the use of several subtle textures. There are two PSD’s included: a home page design and a secondary page design.

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22 Very Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

By / Jul 19, 2009 / Tutorials

I have to admit, my Illustrator skills aren’t what they should be. I have been living in Photoshop and Flash for the past 2 years and have become somewhat rusty and unfamiliar with Illustrator. So, in an effort to brush up on Adobe’s vector application, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at tutorials.

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New Owner of an iMac

By / Jul 18, 2009 / Updates

What a great feeling it was to give away such and awesome thing as a new iMac. The iMac went to Laura McGuigan. Her reaction was priceless, and she is very excited to say the least. Here is a little bit about Laura.

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10 Incredible Sites to Improve Your Typography Skills

By / Jul 16, 2009 / Resources

I think most would agree that typography is a difficult skill to master. A few months ago, we showed you some tools and tutorials to improve your web typography. While these are very useful, tools are only half the battle. Having a strong foundation of typographic knowledge is crucial. In this post, there are 10…

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WDL Premium: Go Media Ornate and Decorative Vector Packs

By / Jul 15, 2009 / Expired Premium

Go Media is a well known design studio with a lot of passion for what they do. This passion definitely comes through in their Arsenal, which is a collection of high quality, hand crafted design elements that they’ve made available through an online store. They’ve partnered with us to give our premium members some of…

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Announcing WDL Premium

By / Jul 14, 2009 / Updates

I’m very excited to announce a brand new addition to Web Design Ledger. We’re now offering a premium membership to our readers. As a WDL Premium member, you will have access to high quality design files created by top notch designers. New premium content will be released on a weekly basis, and will include the…

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Best Examples of Watercolor in Web Design

By / Jul 13, 2009 / Inspiration

Last week we posted a big collection of photoshop brushes for creating watercolor and other painted effects. These brushes will make your life easier when applying a watercolor style to a design, but you probably want to start by getting some inspiration and seeing how this particular style should be done.

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17 Remarkably Professional Looking Free Fonts

By / Jul 9, 2009 / Freebies

There is definitely not a shortage of free fonts. However, it can be difficult and time consuming to find free fonts that possess a superior and professional quality. In this post, there are seventeen fonts that fall into this category. These fonts really make you appreciate the generosity of their designers and creators.