Aerial photography has been practiced since the 1800’s when photographers would take to the sky in balloons. And even though cameras and equipment are much better today than they were in the 1800′s, aerial photography is interesting for the same reason it was back then. That is let’s us see our surroundings from a totally new perspective. So to give you some aerial photography inspiration, here are 20 stunning examples. (more…)
Here’s a high-quality vector pack for our WDL Premium Members. These vector trees, from Go Media, were all created by hand with impressive detail. Some of these trees took over 12 hours to create every branch! You’ll also find that there are separate branches in there that are isolated from the tree. You can use those to create your own trees or create new design elements from scratch. (more…)
The bottom line. Something you use a majority of your resources and strategy to maintain. You make sure your costs are under control, you manage your supply chain effectively, your financial side is running like a well oiled machine. So what else can you do to make your business more successful? (more…)
A trend in web design that has been popular for a while, and still seems to be gaining momentum, is the use of big background images. It’s an easy and effective way to add lots of interest to a design and set the overall tone with one photo or illustration. However, doing this is a bold move and you run the risk of creating a web site that has too much going on. So it’s important to find a balance between the background and other elements of the design. To give you some inspiration, here are 30 examples of web sites that use this technique effectively. (more…)
We’re always trying to find new high-quality freebies. Whether it’s textures, Photoshop brushes, or icons, we love finding free stuff and sharing it with you. We do the searching so you don’t have to. This saves you time and helps you focus on what’s important. So for this post, we’ve rounded up 9 new high quality fonts for you to use in your designs. (more…)
There’s a lot involved in photography, and so many things to remember it can be overwhelming, especially for beginners. Cameras can seem complicated, and photo editing software is packed with features. Then there are concepts like lighting and composition that must be mastered in order to achieve those perfect shots. With so many things to learn, sometimes a little help is welcomed. So for this post, we’ve rounded up a collection of photography cheat sheets and quick references that should come in very handy. (more…)
Today we’re releasing a premium WordPress theme for our premium members. deSignum, from ThemeShift, is a complex business WordPress theme that comes packed with the latest WordPress 3.0 goodness, 4 color schemes, useful shortcodes, jQuery and so much more. (more…)
Everything seems to be moving at such a faster pace than it used to. We’re seeing instantaneous developments and access to information like never before through the likes of Google and Wikipedia. All of this information has me questioning where the future of web design is heading.
Although it’s not so easy to read the future we can make some heavy conclusions and predictions about where things are heading. With current trends in the design landscape unfolding we’re starting to see paths illuminate and new ideas sprouting up. Those of us who follow these trends will be the designers who can rise above the rest and fill into the new age of technology.
Several months ago we showed you 34 Inspiring iPad Application Websites and since there are new apps being released every day, there’s a good chance that some of them will have attractive websites as well. So for this post, we set out to find the ones that are well designed and good enough for your weekly dose of Monday inspiration. (more…)
The team at Designious has put together a special bundle of design goodies. It’s called Design Cocktail and it’s worth $829, 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 November 1, 2010. (more…)