Today we’re releasing a set of seamless vector patterns for our WDL Premium Members. This set from Designious has 10 vector seamless patterns and a retro look that can be scaled to any size. Go retro with this collection of patterns! This incredible pack offers you great patterns with all sorts of amazing flowers and interesting shapes. The retro style is so easy to achieve when you are working with the right tools. (more…)
A common mistake in typography is the use of apostrophes instead of quotation marks. A lot of people just get the two confused, using double apostrophes instead of actual quotation marks. It's hard to mistake it the other way around, but it will be worth your while to learn the differences.
The team at Designious has put together another bundle of design goodies. This time the Design Cocktail is worth $904, but they’re selling it for only $29. That’s an incredible deal, and it’s even more incredible that they’ve given us 10 bundles to give away to our readers. To be eligible to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post before December 15, 2010. (more…)
Whether you’re taking the subtle approach or using a lot of it, texture is an excellent way to add depth and interest to a web design. Last week we posted some free texture packs for you to use in your design, but this week we’re looking to give you some inspiration when it comes to using texture. From subtle scratches and grain to heavy paper textures, you’ll see a wide variety of texture uses in this collection. So here are 40 Excellent Examples of Texture in Web Design. (more…)
If you’re not familiar with the concept of negative space, it’s the empty space around and between the main elements in a design. In logo design, it’s common practice to use negative space to form shapes that help convey the meaning of the logo. Since our eyes tend to focus on the positive space, sometimes these “hidden shapes” go unnoticed at first glance. That’s why sometimes you have to look a little bit closer to get the full meaning. So for your inspiration, here are 20 Logos with Clever Negative Space. (more…)
It’s no secret that we love textures and patterns here at WDL. They’re great for easily adding lots of interest and depth to a design, whether it be a huge background pattern or just some subtle textures here and there. So to continue our “Best of 2010″ series, this week we’re covering textures and patterns. We’ve seen a lot of them this year, but some really stood out. So here’s our picks for best textures and patterns of 2010. We picked our favorites, but tried to include a mixture of styles. (more…)
Today we’re giving our WDL Premium Members a useful set of icons from IconDock. WebPro contains 172 icons (designed at 16 x 16px), that are suitable for designing sidebar menus and text link buttons. Both PNG and GIF formats are included. There is also a vector version available at IconDock. (more…)
The youth is powering our digital age and they will control the future of our web. The position of freelance website designer seems lucrative and very enticing from the get-go. Set your own hours, work on whatever you want, get paid to work from home and learn as you go. What could be better?
Problems begin to arise when freelancers situate themselves in all markets and spread their techniques too thin. There is a subset of jobs in digital design and development which freelancers should focus into. It can provide huge benefits to master single areas in a market so expansive as the web.
We all know that a good coffee can really make a difference in our day. The smell, the appearance, texture… everything surrounding coffee gets our attention, specially if you – like me – believe that the main consumers of coffee are web designers, developers and ‘tech related’ people. What better way to celebrate than a collection of coffee related websites to inspire us. From coffee shops to roasters and famous brands, we have several sites to start off your week with an extra dose of caffeine and inspiration. (more…)
Typefaces and fonts are at the forefront of design, whether it be designing a word document for work or designing a Fortune 500 website. The fonts that we choose can determine how we portray ourselves – as an individual or a business. Thanks to our friends over at Finer Hosting, a managed hosting provider, we’ve got an awesome iconographic for you. It presents some of the more common typefaces, what they are, and how to spot them in a crowd of millions. (more…)