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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.

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300+ Excellent Photoshop Brushes for Creating Painted Effects

By / Jul 7, 2009 / Freebies

If you are thinking of creating your next web design using a painted style, you have two options. You can purchase real painting materials and create your own Photoshop brushes, or you can use free brushes that have been created by someone else. Since most web designers have limited time and short deadlines, it is…

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A Showcase of Super Clean Web Designs

By / Jul 3, 2009 / Inspiration

So what is clean web design? Some may say that clean and minimal are one and the same. They are right to some extent, but I believe a site can still be considered clean while making use of color and design elements. To me, a clean design is one that has an uncluttered layout, makes…

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15 Best iPhone Applications for Web Designers

By / Jul 1, 2009 / Tools

“Once you use it, you won’t know how you ever survived without it” is a well worn cliche, applied over the years to every new technological development or advancement in gadgetry made available to the masses. The mobile phone, the electric toothbrush, ceramic hair straighteners – every important discovery of the technological era has been…

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21 Best Fonts for Hand Drawn Style Web Design

By / Jun 29, 2009 / Freebies

By now you have probably noticed a lot of “hand drawn” style web designs. It has become a very popular option for designers when a project calls for a fun and inviting theme. We’ve shown you where to get your hands on some really great hand drawn design elements, but if you are getting ready…

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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…