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21 Inspiring Examples of Texture Use in Web Design

By / Dec 17, 2012 / Inspiration

Using texture is a great way of adding personality and depth to a webdesign. It doesn’t matter if you choose to use texture only in the navigation menu, the header or if you go with a totally textured background, as long as you pick the right texture and don’t over use it, the result, most…

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40 Brilliant iPhone & iPad Application Icons

By / Dec 13, 2012 / Inspiration

In previous articles we have written about how to design iPhone and iPad icons. For inspiration, lets take a look at some brand new ideas for iOS app icons. I have put together this showcase of 40 stunning icons for your inspiration. Check out some of the artist profiles if you are looking for similar…

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21 Inspiring Minimalist Web Designs

By / Dec 11, 2012 / Inspiration

I’m reading the book The Laws of Simplicity and it is really nice to browse around looking for minimal and clean designs after understanding more about the laws John Maeda talks about. My favorite law is probably “reduce” – the simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction. If we get the concept of…

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Best Free Fonts of 2012

By / Dec 10, 2012 / Freebies

It’s that time of year again, time to recap the best about the year ending and prepare for a new year. Last week we kicked off our “Best of…” series with the Best Best Free UI PSDs of 2012. So for this week, we will show you the best free fonts we saw here in…

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Best Free UI PSDs of 2012

By / Dec 7, 2012 / Freebies

It’s that time of year again, time for our “Best of…” series, where we look back over the past year and pick our favorite freebies and resources. For this week, we’ve went back through all the UI PSDs that we’ve covered over the past year and picked the ones that really stand out. Because there…

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Parallax Tools and Techniques

By / Dec 5, 2012 / Tools

The parallax effect has been around for a while and since we noticed that our readers really like the technique, we decided to gather a few tools and tutorials to help you implement parallax scrolling in your own projects. This effect creates an illusion of depth and movement in the screen, and if well applied,…

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9 New Free Fonts for your Designs

By / Dec 4, 2012 / Freebies

Here at WDL we know how important it is to have a good typeface library to count on. And that is why today we gathered 9 new free fonts to help you diversify your font options. We have different styles of fonts here, all of them of good quality and free. Check it out.

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21 Examples of Beautiful Images in Web Design

By / Dec 3, 2012 / Inspiration

Have you noticed that lately the use of images in web design is getting very popular? More and more, we can see that images are being incorporated in designs in an inspiring way, and the result can be spectacular. When properly edited and positioned, an image can give a design a nice and elegant look,…

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8 Books Every Designer Should Read

By / Nov 29, 2012 / Tips

It is pretty interesting to realize that at the same time that design tools and techniques are always evolving, some principles remain the same. And usually these principles are the most important ones. Today we gathered a list with eight books we believe every designer should read. Some of them are old, others new, but…

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Best Free Software for Web Designers & Developers

By / Nov 27, 2012 / Tools

Lots of freeware is available on the Internet for download. You can find programs for both OSX and Windows for designing and coding websites. Unfortunately not everybody has the money for premium software or the time to learn the interfaces.