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WDL Premium: Bird Vector Pack

By / Apr 28, 2011 / Premium

Here’s a new set of vectors for our WDL Premium Members. This pack from Designious contains 28 conceptual birds silhouettes, perfect for adding a unique touch of nature to your designs.

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Adding Constraints May Boost Your Creativity

By / Apr 26, 2011 / Tips

In 2003, acclaimed filmmaker Lars Von Trier challenged his idol Jorgen Leth to recreate his 1967 masterpiece The Perfect Human. Not only was he to recreate one of his best films ever, but he was to do it five times, each time being limited with a new more challenging list of constraints than the time…

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Craft: A Clean Portfolio WordPress Theme

By / Apr 26, 2011 / News

Last week at Theme Trust, we released our latest in a line of sleek and minimal portfolio WordPress themes. This one is called Craft and it’s perfect for des wanting to show off their work and share their thoughts in a clean presentation. The homepage includes a slideshow for highlighting select projects, a carousel for…

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30 Portfolios to Inspire You

By / Apr 25, 2011 / Inspiration

Portfolios can be designed in several forms, specially those related to design, photography and other creative professions. The most traditional ones show pro eminent typography to attract attention and explain what is that the client/user is reading/seeing. The most contemporary one can show huge background images with a couple icons to help you navigate, while…

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Giveaway: Digital Copies of The Awwwards Latest Book

By / Apr 22, 2011 / Giveaways

The Awwwards recognize and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world. An international jury made up of some of the most important designers, bloggers and Internet agencies, will evaluate each site by means of a strict system of evaluation; scoring it on a scale of 1…

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30 Examples of Effective Font Replacement in Web Design

By / Apr 21, 2011 / Inspiration

Typography is one of the most important aspect of effective web design. Proper font use can improve your website’s readability and user experience. Well selected fonts can help you to make your website more attractive for your visitors. There are a lot of possibilities to implement custom fonts on websites using Cufón, @font-face, Google Fonts…

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WDL Premium: Soft Grunge Photoshop Brushes

By / Apr 20, 2011 / Expired Premium

This week for our WDL Premium Members, we have a set of high-res Photoshop brushes from Vandelay Premier. This pack includes 8 high resolution brushes that are ideal for adding a soft or subtle texture to your work. They were created by blending multiple textures and all have soft edges so they can be used…

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Practicing the Basics of Web Typography

By / Apr 19, 2011 / Tips

Typography is an art form rarely covered in the spotlight. Web designers too often indulge into page graphics and CSS effects. Ironically page text is what carries the information you’re trying to spread, thus should hold much higher importance to your visitors. I find the problem isn’t with a lack of interest but a lack…

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20 Excellent Examples of Forms in Web Design

By / Apr 18, 2011 / Inspiration

As we can find on Wikipedia, “Form refers to the shape, visual appearance, or configuration of an object.” And here I believe that this is also the perfect explanation… forms in web design are a way to gather information, but they must also take on a “form” or an appealing visual appearance in order to…

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Is Your Search For Inspiration Getting in the Way?

By / Apr 15, 2011 / Tips

Many of us creative types spend a lot of time seeking out “inspiration”.  In fact, if you’re like me it’s your job to find and write about art or other things that might spark artistic inspiration in the minds of readers.  I’m not here to make light of that either, it’s what I do and…