Our friends at Go Media continue to put out amazing stuff. Here’s one of their new vector packs for our WDL Premium Members. This pack, called Winged Scrolls, is a set of highly detailed vectors that combine the crowd appeal of illustrated wings and the functionality of scrolls. There are 10 vectors included. (more…)
Compared to the other major web browsers, Google Chrome is still relatively new. However, it’s popularity continues to grow rapidly. Here on WDL, Chrome is the second most used browser by our readers, right behind Firefox. With that in mind, and considering that most of you are web designers or in a related field, we thought it would be a good idea to show you some extensions for Chrome that you might find useful. (more…)
A form can be a very important part of a website. From really simple and direct ones, to fancy, colorful and creative, there is a form style for each site. When thinking about the interface design of your site, this is certainly an element you should focus on. From Login/SignUp forms, to contact forms and other types of forms, we need to keep in mind that the point of those forms is to get the user’s attention and make them want to fill in the info. So here are some excellent examples of forms in web design. (more…)
We all love icons. They can help give life to a website, but it’s been a little while since we’ve rounded up some free icon sets for you. So, here we have a list of 25 fresh and useful icon sets that are professionally designed for various purposes. I’m sure you’ll find them useful when working on your personal and commercial projects in 2011. Enjoy!
Update: This giveaway has ended and we’ve selected the winners. Congratulations to these 10 WDL readers:
BrushLovers has one of the largest collections of exclusive, high-quality Photoshop brushes on the Web. Now they’ve teamed up with us to run a very generous giveaway. They’re giving WDL readers a chance to win 10 of their brush sets. That means 10 winners will each get 10 sets of their choice. To be eligible, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. (more…)
We all know and love jQuery for its flexibility and many uses. But some of the most impressive jQuery applications are those that involve images. It really can allow you to do some useful stuff and even add a “wow” factor to your project. So here we’ve rounded up 10 jQuery plugins to help you display images in your next project. (more…)
For our WDL Premium members, here’s an incredible pack of old paper textures from PremiumTextures.com. These high-quality textures are full of tears, wrinkles, and stains – perfect for your next vintage style design. There are 10 textures included in this set. (more…)
If you want to be a better designer, then you should feed yourself great designs. Forehead-slapping common sense, right? Yet some designers downplay the importance of consuming and getting inspired by great designs. Yet there are 3 reasons why you need to feed yourself great designs.
Designers that think influence and constantly exposing yourself to great designs isn’t that important tend to believe that brilliant work comes from within and that it can be turned on at will. But as creative block—which gets the best of us—shows, creativity is a finicky beast. And a lot of outside factors subconsciously dictate how and when your best designs are created. Therefore, it’s important that you feed yourself great designs. It’s what can help inspire your best design work—whether for yourself or for your clients—as well as keep you going during the creative down periods. (more…)
This week I was doing some research and I often found that horrible error blank page in several websites. I instantly recalled a showcase we had a while back with 40 Creative 404 Error Pages to Inspire You and decided to do a new roundup on 404 error pages. I simply love when someone spends time designing an error page, even knowing that this page won’t be seen that much – or at least it shouldn’t be seen. This is a major proof of consideration for users. It’s knowing and remembering that sometimes we all make mistakes and end up in the wrong page. So for those few times when something goes wrong, it’s much better to see something nice. (more…)
Color plays a major role in photography. It helps set the mood and tone of an image, but it is determined by the type of light present during a shoot. Photographers don’t always have control over this. This is one of many areas where Photoshop can be a valuable tool for photographers. It offers plenty of settings to alter the color of an image, but there are also actions that you can apply with the click of a button. They can be a huge time saver if you find the right one. Here we’ve rounded up over eighty Photoshop actions that you can use to alter the color of your photos. (more…)