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Top Gadgets for Designers

By / Jan 28, 2014 / Tips

Designers are very creative people and always strive for unique experiences, services and products that deliver high quality and remarkable experience. There are dozens of gadgets available in the world but only the best ones end up on the desks or pockets of creatives.

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13 Examples of Illustrations and Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design

13 Examples of Illustrations and Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design

By / Jan 27, 2014 / Inspiration

Illustrations and hand drawn elements can add personality to a website while grabbing the user’s attention. And as long as you don’t turn your page into an illustration frenzy, there are several ways to incorporate these elements in your project. You can add subtle illustrated icons, hand draw type, or big and bold illustrated backgrounds….

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11 Free PSDs to Spice Up Your Design Library

By / Jan 23, 2014 / Freebies

Since web designer don’t have time to create everything themselves, it’s very important to discover new files that can be used in design projects. That’s why we search the web to find new and useful stuff that you can download for free. Today we have several different free PSDs here for you, from iPhone mockups…

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Not Using CSS Preprocessors? You Should Be.

By / Jan 22, 2014 / Tips

CSS was both a wonderful innovation and a missed opportunity. Being able to separate the form and the content of a webpage massively improves the process of web design. But, CSS has a number of limitations. As anyone who has ever written CSS knows, for all but the most simple of sites, the CSS can…

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13 Inspiring Examples of Textures and Patterns in Web Design

By / Jan 21, 2014 / Inspiration

A lot of trends come and go in web design, but textures and patterns are always around. A good use of textures and patterns can add personality, depth and interest to a website. This is probably the reason why these are still popular among designers. Today, to prove that textures are still around, we’ve got…

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Inspiration from Beautifully Designed Packages & Labels

By / Jan 17, 2014 / Inspiration

Here at WDL we believe that beautifully designed packages and labels are a great source of inspiration. It is great to see how designers create packages that get our attention by their beauty, simplicity and elegance. From typography to color scheme, textures and more, there are a lot of inspiring details in package design.

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Apple Dictates the World’s Visual Design

By / Jan 16, 2014 / Trends

Every time Apple redesigns their software, specifically iOS, the entire design industry landscape changes. Basically, everyone follows them. This phenomenon actually makes a lot of sense. What’s confusing, though, is that Apple typically isn’t the first to create new design patterns or usability trends, and Apple isn’t necessarily the most capable leader when it comes…

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Web Design Trends for 2014

By / Jan 14, 2014 / Trends

The start of a new year is always an exciting time for businesses to look ahead and wonder what the coming year will bring. There are a lot of changes in store in 2014, especially for people who work in technology and web design.

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13 Inspiring Examples of Whitespace in Web Design

By / Jan 13, 2014 / Inspiration

There are a many aspects of good web design, and whitespace is certainly one of them. Whitespace is the empty space around design elements such as images, text, columns, etc. It is that blank space that makes layouts clean and sophisticated. Remember that whitespace doesn’t need to be white, as long as it is blank,…

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Should a Web Designer Know How to Code?

By / Jan 9, 2014 / Tips

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso. Absolutely – building websites with at least some knowledge of HTML is far more productive than simply drawing them with Photoshop. While web-designers who know how to code still often end up sending…