It seems that jQuery plugins are constantly being released, and it’s no surprise since it’s insanely popular, and for good reason. The only problem is being able to sort through them all to find the good ones. That’s why we’re always on the lookout, and we’ve found some good ones for you. Here are 10 fresh jQuery plugins that you should find useful. (more…)
As web designers it is very easy to get lost in our own heads. The process of a web design can be broken into many flavors and styles across the globe. Graphics artists and digital animators are just some of the people getting into building applications for the web.
Although it’s bold to pop open Adobe Photoshop and get right into designing, there are many steps which can enhance a website when taken into consideration. The planning process, although not seemingly too long, is an almost essential aspect of what it lends to the creative process. I hope to outline a few ideas here which can be applied towards designing fresh web interfaces.
It’s been just over half a year since Theme Trust was launched, and it’s growing by leaps and bounds. So I thought it would be a good time to give an update on the current theme offering and let everybody know about the Buy 1, Get 1 FREE deal. I’m sure many of you have taken advantage of this bargain, but I’ve yet to officially announce it…until now.
I also want to say “thank you” to you, WDL readers, for being Theme Trust customers, providing valuable feedback, and helping spread the word. With almost no marketing, Theme Trust has went from averaging 2 sales per day to over 20 sales per day, in just six months. (more…)
Choosing the right color scheme for a web design is extremely important. It will set the mood of your design probably more so than any other component. Sometimes it’s appropriate to go big with an assortment of bold colors, while other times it’s better to play it safe with a minimal color palette. For today’s inspiration, we’ve gathered 30 web designs that make excellent use of color. Enjoy! (more…)
As a professional designer, it’s important to push ourselves daily to be the best that we can in order to create outstanding work. To be successful in our industry, we must continually grow and try new things that will enhance our design skills, and just as important, our leadership abilities. There are tons of ideas on the internet on how to become a better designer through Photoshop tutorials, HTML best practices, and new jQuery techniques. There aren’t as many about becoming a better leader in the design community, although it’s an important trait to have as a professional and a necessary skill to possess in our competitive industry. (more…)
It’s been over a month since we’ve posted any freebies here on WDL, but hopefully now we can get back on our regular schedule of one “freebie” post per week. Over the past few days, I’ve been on the lookout for fonts, and I’ve managed to find some very good ones. So, here they are: 8 Fresh and Free High-Quality Fonts. Enjoy! (more…)
For our WDL Premium Members, here is a pack of super nice Photoshop Pixel Patterns from Vandelay Premier. This set includes 100 repeating patterns for Photoshop. The patterns are mostly basic in nature and will allow you to easily create backgrounds for your own designs. Some use a transparent background so they can be applied on top of any color, and others use white, black, or gray backgrounds. (more…)
Our friends at Designious.com are at it again. They just launched another mind blowing design bundle. Design Cocktail 5 includes an awesome collection of high-quality resources for creative professionals at an unbeatable price! They’ve been kind enough to provide us with 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 March 21, 2011. (more…)
When first launching your own website, it can be troubling deciding how to handle the first few weeks. This is generally a time when your website may not be ready to go live online but you own the domain name and branding rights.
In these scenarios a properly designed coming soon page can affect the culture of your site tenfold. Visitors to your website have the option of reading a bit about your company and possibly opting into an e-mail newsletter. I’ll be sharing a few techniques below to consider when first building your website’s home page.