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13 Excellent jQuery Animation Techniques

By / Jan 29, 2009 / Tutorials

Only a few years ago, if something was animated on a website it was automatically assumed to be Flash. However, this is not the case today. With the growing popularity and wide spread use of JavaScript frameworks, sometimes you have to take a closer look to find out what is powering all of those smooth…

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New Site Launched: Card Observer

By / Jan 26, 2009 / Updates

We’re excited to announce the launch of Card Observer, a showcase of only the best and most beautiful business card designs. On an internet overflowing with web design galleries, we felt their was a real need for a site such as this.

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Ultimate Grunge Pack: 40 High-Res Textures

By / Jan 23, 2009 / Freebies

If there is one thing that is ubiquitous among almost all grunge web designs, it’s having a good quality grunge texture or dirty background image. I’ve created the following 40 grunge textures to help you in the search for that perfect texture for your designs. If you’d like to discover more free, high-res textures come…

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25 Best Tech Interface Photoshop Brushes Ever Created

By / Jan 21, 2009 / Freebies

I wouldn’t normally devote an entire post to a single set of Photoshop brushes, but if there is ever a set of Photoshop brushes that deserves it, it’s this one. A few weeks ago, Niki Brown told us how Design Is In The Details. The level of detail in these brushes is astonishing. According to…

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Stunning Examples of Light On Dark Web Design

By / Jan 19, 2009 / Inspiration

Deciding when to use light text on a dark background in web design should always be about enhancing the content and the user experience. Here are some stunning examples of light on dark designs where the designers achieved this while maintaining excellent contrast and readability.

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30 Most Incredible Textures for Vintage Style Design

By / Jan 14, 2009 / Freebies

One of the most important aspects of a good vintage style design is the use of authentic looking textures. Since most of you probably don’t have time to browse the local antique shop, and your grandmother’s attic is miles away, we’ve put together a list of some of the best vintage textures we have ever…

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BannerSnack Giveaway Winners Announced

By / Jan 12, 2009 / Freebies

We had a great response to the BannerSnack giveway with 105 comments, but as you know we only had three licenses to give away. So here are the winners…

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Turn Off Your Computer and Go Read a Book

By / Jan 12, 2009 / Resources

I know what you are saying. What do you want me to do? Turn off my computer? What? Yes! Turn it off and step away. Sometimes we need to disconnect from the internet and revert to a more basic technology: Books!

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Web Design Ledger in .net Magazine

By / Jan 8, 2009 / Updates

A few weeks ago I received an email from one of the staff members at .net magazine saying that they wanted to showcase WDL in their gallery section. I happily agreed. Yesterday I received word that the issue is now available.

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50 Most Extreme Free Grunge Fonts

By / Jan 6, 2009 / Freebies

Grunge style has been popular for a while now, and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. So if creating grunge style designs is your thing, then you are in luck. Here are 50 free grunge fonts that should fit almost any of your grungy typographic needs.