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Inspiring Examples of Negative Space in Logos

By / Apr 26, 2013 / Inspiration

When properly applied, the negative space effect can result in a clever and elegant logo. Negative space is the empty space between the main elements of a design and good designers know how to take advantage of this to create something that is memorable and captures the imagination. So, today we gathered some inspiring examples…

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Freelance vs. Agency – Which is Better at Selling Web Design?

By / Apr 24, 2013 / Tips

Prior to selling my web agency last year and starting uGurus, a new venture to help web professionals become more profitable, I pitched a lot of website projects. Unfortunately for a lot of freelancers, I was the “other company” that the customer decided to move forward with. Like Beatrix vs. Master Pai Mei, it wasn’t a…

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8 Beautiful and Free Flat Icon Sets

By / Apr 23, 2013 / Freebies

For the past few years in web design, we’ve noticed a trend in moving toward simplicity and minimalism. It seems that designers are realizing that you don’t have to over design something just because you can, or because you have the software to do it. It’s become more about the content and less about the…

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21 Inspiring Clean Website Designs

By / Apr 22, 2013 / Inspiration

It’s always nice to browse some nice and clean websites. It is a good way to get inspiration for future projects and also to see how designers are delivering clean designs. Today we gathered some inspiring examples to show you that clean layouts don’t need to be plain and boring, you can have colors, textures,…

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7 Design Related Books you Should Check Out

By / Apr 19, 2013 / Resources

Back in November we showcased here a list with 8 Books Every Designer Should Read, and to the present day, five months later we keep receiving emails from readers thanking us for the list and asking for a new round of recommendations. Based on that, I decided to gather a few more books for you…

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10 Places to Get Photoshop Actions

By / Apr 18, 2013 / Resources

Delivering high quality images is something every designer should worry about, especially with images being such an important part of a design. To help you with this task, we’ve rounded up ten places where you can get some really useful Photoshop actions to enhance your images. We have some premium resources and also some free,…

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30 Inspiring Examples of Black and White Photography

By / Apr 17, 2013 / Inspiration

Today we decided to showcase a different type of inspiration. We decided to gather beautiful examples of black and white photos to show you that sometimes it’s good to leave colors aside. I really like black and white photography. I believe that without colors we can focus on the image itself, see more details, admire…

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Open Source Tools and Scripts for WordPress Developers

By / Apr 16, 2013 / Tools

There have been a number of cool inventions and tools released over the past few years. Frontend web developers are enjoying the control granted with open source plugins, scripts, libraries, and other similar release packs. WordPress is a great CMS because it provides a large collection of free themes and plugins to build around. And…

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Inspiring Android App Websites

By / Apr 15, 2013 / Inspiration

Last week we showcased here 21 Beautiful iPhone App Websites and I received several requests for a list showing examples of Android app websites. Last week I even added a note at the end of the article asking for suggestions of well designed Android related websites because I imagined our readers would be interested in…

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Photoshop CS6 Cheat Sheet

By / Apr 11, 2013 / infographics

Photoshop is one of the preferred tools of web designers, and like any other tool that is used over and over, it’s important to optimize one’s workflow by using keyboard shortcuts. So the good people at ZeroLag have put together a super handy Photoshop CS6 cheat sheet exclusively for WDL.