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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…

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WDL Premium: Color Radials Vector Pack

By / Apr 14, 2011 / Premium

For our WDL Premium Members, we have another high-quality vector pack from our friends at Go Media. In this set there are 32 stunning color radials. You’ll find that these vectors span the space between basic & extreme, modern & aged, standard & avant garde.

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7 Useful Twitter Tools

By / Apr 13, 2011 / Tools

To say that Twitter is popular and lots of people use it, would be a massive understatement. But the more popular a web service becomes, the more people you have wishing it could do more. Thankfully, there are some of these people that are willing to act on their wishes and build tools to enable…

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Theme Trust Premium WordPress Theme Giveaway

By / Apr 12, 2011 / Giveaways

I’ve mentioned here before how thankful I am for the support Theme Trust has received from you, the WDL Readers. To show my gratitude, I’m giving away some free themes. Ten readers will win a theme of their choice plus support for that theme.