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25 Excellent Examples of Using Texture in Web Design

By / Jun 25, 2009 / Inspiration

Here on WDL, I’ve shown you where to find plenty of amazing free textures, and we’ve given you some exclusive textures as well. Now that you have access to all these resources, I want to give you some inspiration for how you might use them in web design. You’ll notice that some of the designs…

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13 Useful Techniques for Enhancing Web Design Photography

By / Jun 22, 2009 / Tutorials

Photography can either make or break a web design. This starts with the photographer and the camera, but more than likely, photos coming straight from the camera will require some type of adjustments or treatment in order to match the style of it’s surrounding design. Here are 13 Photoshop techniques that you should find useful…

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All the Small Icons You’ll Ever Need

By / Jun 17, 2009 / Freebies

Big highly detailed icons make great eye candy, but small icons can be very useful when designing websites. They are great for styling lists and giving links visual flair that is eye catching and meaningful. It’s amazing what can be said visually in a 16 x 16 pixel area. In this post, you will find…

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16 Best Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Web Designs

By / Jun 15, 2009 / Tutorials

Tutorials for creating web designs are a great way to learn new techniques and get inspired by new design concepts. Since Photoshop is the design tool of choice for many web designers, I thought it would be useful to show you, what I believe, are the best Photoshop tutorials for creating web designs and web…

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15 Creatively Cut Business Cards

By / Jun 12, 2009 / Inspiration

In business card design, there are several things you can do to make a card stand out and be memorable. One of them is having the card cut in a unique way. Here are 15 business cards from Card Observer that all share this quality. You’ll notice that some have been cut to give the…

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40 Stunning Ubuntu, Mac, and Windows Wallpapers

By / Jun 10, 2009 / Freebies

Wallpapers are great for giving you a spark of visual inspiration when switching between applications or taking a break from a project. People are also very passionate about their wallpapers, especially those themed around their operating system of choice. In this post, you will find 40 of the most stunning wallpapers designed around Ubuntu, Mac,…

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New Site Launch: Five Niche Galleries

By / Jun 9, 2009 / Inspiration

Steven Snell of Vandelay Design and DesignM.ag announced the launch of five new galleries that focus on specific niches. We all know the value of gallery sites for the design community. They give us inspiration and allow our work to be seen by thousands, but sometimes typical web design galleries can be overwhelming when looking…

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100 New and Beautiful Seamless Patterns

By / Jun 8, 2009 / Freebies

Seamless patterns can be used for complete website backgrounds or to fill a specific area in a design. There are plenty of patterns out there, but if your tired of seeing the same ones over and over, then you’re in luck. Here are 100 beautiful seamless patterns that have just been created in the past…

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14 Most Visually Appealing Free WordPress Themes

By / Jun 4, 2009 / Freebies

With such a large community that has grown around WordPress, it’s no surprise that there are tons of free themes floating around out there. However, there are only a few that look great out of the box. In this article, I’ve rounded up what I believe are the best looking free WordPress themes available.

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13 Beautifully Designed Mac and iPhone App Websites

By / Jun 2, 2009 / Inspiration

The Apple brand is synonymous with good design. It also seems that a lot of applications made for Macs and the iPhone seem to possess a little something extra when it comes to aesthetics. The designers of these apps do a great job in carrying over that same high level of quality in branding. This…