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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…

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1000 Business Card Giveaway Winners Announced

By / Apr 29, 2009 / Freebies

It’s time to announce the winners of the 1000 Business Card Giveaway From AllBusinessCards.com. There were a total of 160 comments, but as you know there could only be 3 winners. So congratulations to these three people who will be contacted by email with instructions on how to collect your free cards:

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15 Impressive and Beautiful Uses of WordPress

By / Apr 29, 2009 / Inspiration

WordPress is no longer just used to power blogs. It has become the CMS of choice for many web designers. It’s always interesting to see how it’s flexibility provides web designers with the freedom to design sites with no limitations. Here are 15 beautiful web sites all powered by WordPress.