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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.

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Extremely Useful Geography Vectors: Maps and Globes

By / Apr 27, 2009 / Freebies

If you have been designing web sites for any amount of time, chances are you’ve had to design some type of mapping feature on more than one occasion. You’ve also probably had a difficult time trying to find a quality map. The following list should solve this problem. There are over 20 free vector maps…

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18 Seriously Helpful Cheat Sheets for Easier Coding

By / Apr 22, 2009 / Resources

A few weeks ago, I showed you the best cheat sheets for web designers. Following that post, many of you showed interest in having cheat sheets to help you write code. That is no surprise since the skill set of many web designers today go beyond visual design. So whether you are a seasoned programmer…

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15 Beautifully Minimal Business Cards

By / Apr 16, 2009 / Inspiration

Following yesterday’s business card giveaway kick-off, I thought it would be appropriate to show some more beautiful cards from Card Observer. This time we’re going to look at those cards that are both minimal in color scheme and design elements. This minimalism in design is what makes these business cards so beautiful and effective. But…