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23 Awesome Christmas Icon Sets

By / Nov 12, 2008 / Freebies

We know that Christmas is over a month away, but the air is getting chilly, Christmas decorations are beginning to be hung, and holiday tunes are already filling the air waves. If these things haven’t put you in the Christmas spirit yet, maybe a large collection of awesome icons will. Enjoy!

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FlashEff Premium Unlimited Give Away Winners Announced

By / Nov 11, 2008 / Freebies

Today is the day that we announce the winners of the FlashEff Premium Unlimited Give Away. Thank you to all of you who participated. It was a great response considering this site has only been live for two weeks.

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11 Must Use SEO Tips for Web Designers

By / Nov 10, 2008 / Tips

Today most web designers do more than just design the look and feel of a web site. They often play a major part in writing the front end code. This means that a big part of the SEO or Search Engine Optimization responsibilities should fall on the designer.

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10 Amazing Designers that Influence the Community

By / Nov 6, 2008 / Inspiration

I come from a print background of 9+ years. The last 4-5 I have been designing for the web. I have been following these 10 amazing designers that have influenced and taught me plenty through their books, websites & even recent portfolios.

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400+ Files, Tutorials, and Inspirations for Nature Themed Design

By / Nov 3, 2008 / Resources

There is a lot of focus being put on the environment today, and it is no surprise that the “going green” trend is spilling over into web design. There are so many beautiful things to be found in nature that make great design elements.

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FlashEff Premium Unlimited Give Away

By / Oct 27, 2008 / Freebies

JumpeyeComponents is giving away three FlashEff Premium Unlimited licenses to readers of the Web Design Ledger. FlashEff Premium Unlimited is a Flash component that gives you the power to create stunning animations and effects with ease.

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10 Easy Steps to Become a Better Web Designer

By / Oct 26, 2008 / Tips

A great designer is one who can create great designs long after the latest trends have passed. When in doubt always go back to basics & the fundamentals you learned when starting out. Here are some steps I personally take that have helped me become a better designer.

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Is Minimalistic Design more Effective?

By / Oct 25, 2008 / Inspiration

Let me preface by saying, yes – most of the time I think so. Minimalism is a style or technique in design that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. I believe it’s more effective in Web Design – especially in a designer’s portfolio. When content is king – clean, spacious and concise gets my…

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20 Wonderfully Warm Designs

By / Oct 24, 2008 / Inspiration

Warm colors are known to create excitement and even anger. Shades of orange, yellow, and brown can bring on cheerful thoughts while their cool counter parts such as greens and blues have a calming effect. Warm colors even appear larger than cool colors. That’s why a web design with a well selected warm color palette…