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WDL Premium: Photoshop Pixel Patterns

By / Mar 16, 2011 / Expired Premium

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…

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Design Bundle Giveaway from Designious

By / Mar 15, 2011 / Giveaways

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…

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Focus on Effective Coming Soon Pages

By / Mar 14, 2011 / Tips

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…

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30 Fresh Examples of Single Page Websites

By / Mar 14, 2011 / Inspiration

Single page websites have been a hot trend for a while now, and their popularity doesn’t seem to be losing any momentum. Going this route isn’t right for every project, but there are times when it’s fitting and just makes sense. For instance, when a site doesn’t have a lot of content, and you know…

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Design Business Books vs Design Business Blogs

By / Mar 11, 2011 / Resources

When I first sat down to write this post my idea was to compile a list of the best business books for designers.  However, as I found books claiming to fit this niche, I began to notice something that got me asking questions.  It was the publishing dates.  Some were 2009, others 2008, and others…

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5 Tips for SEO & User-Friendly Copy

By / Mar 10, 2011 / Tips

You hear it time and time again: content is king. It’s king because it’s what users want, and it’s king because of SEO – i.e. if you don’t have good content, you’re not going to rank. Of course, not all content is created equal. While over-optimizing content for search will make it less than user-friendly,…

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WDL Premium: High-Quality Floral Flourish Vectors

By / Mar 9, 2011 / Premium

Here’s a new set of vectors for our WDL Premium Members. This pack from Designious contains 16 high-quality floral flourish vectors. These are perfect for giving your design an ornate feel. The smooth, curly strains with large, wide open leaves will sure give your artwork a nice look.

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Solo: A Single Page Portfolio WordPress Theme

By / Mar 8, 2011 / News

Last month here on WDL, I announced the release of Filtered, a portfolio WordPress theme. Now, I’m back to let you know about another new theme that I just launched at Theme Trust. This one is a sleek portfolio theme, called Solo.

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30 Examples of Big Backgrounds in Web Design – Round 2

By / Mar 7, 2011 / Inspiration

Four months ago, we showcased 30 Examples of Big Backgrounds in Web Design, and we can say that the trend surrounding big images as backgrounds is still hot. As we noticed that a number of new websites were using big backgrounds, we decided to do a fresh round of examples to inspire you. Here you…

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How to Design a Proper Banner – One That Actually Works

By / Mar 4, 2011 / Tips

Let’s address the big pink elephant in the room first. Banners are not dead. They’re not on life support either. They’re doing fine and they’re going to be around for a while. They’re doing fine mostly because of their new home – Google AdWords. Google Display/Content Network to be precise. If you are (or your…