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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…

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1000 Business Card Giveaway From AllBusinessCards.com

By / Apr 15, 2009 / Freebies

AllBusinessCards.com is giving away 1000 full color, double sided business cards to each of 3 lucky readers of Web Design Ledger.

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17 Sets of Excellent Hand Drawn Design Elements

By / Apr 13, 2009 / Freebies

Last year, we saw the hand drawn style in web design become very popular, and this year it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Hand drawn or sketched elements can make a web site inviting, and add an overall fun factor to a design.

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The Best Social Media Icons All In One Place

By / Apr 7, 2009 / Freebies

The ability to easily bookmark or share content on popular social media platforms is now a must have feature for web sites. It’s also important that this feature isn’t over looked by web site visitors. So it’s always a good idea to use icons when linking to social media sites. They get peoples attention and…

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Business Cards Produced Using Unusual Materials

By / Apr 6, 2009 / Inspiration

As many of you know, I also run Card Observer, which is a site that showcases beautiful business cards. A few weeks ago, I showed you some of the best Letterpress cards that have been featured on the site, but lately I have been noticing