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25 Tasty Restaurant and Food Websites to Inspire You

By / Feb 28, 2011 / Inspiration

Restaurant and food related websites are always inspiring. Elegant layouts and beautiful images are pretty common to this kind of site. Last year we showcased 40 Tasty Restaurant Websites to Inspire You and since then, there have been plenty of good food related websites released. So we decided to gather a fresh list. Once again,…

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Useful Tools and Kits for Android Developers

By / Feb 25, 2011 / Tools

There’s a huge market for mobile app development. I’m an iPhone user myself, and we’ve posted plenty of stuff here on iOS design and development. But it looks like the popularity of the Android platform isn’t slowing down anytime soon. It’s market share keeps growing. So we thought it was about time that we help…

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HTML5 & CSS3: Take Your Design to Another Level

By / Feb 24, 2011 / Tips

While both languages for HTML5 and CSS3 aren’t fully complete yet, taking the time time to familiarize yourself with some of the pointers in this post can really help you achieve that clean look and feel for your site. Let’s take a deeper look at them.

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WDL Premium: TabletFolio – A Single Page Portfolio Template

By / Feb 23, 2011 / Expired Premium

If you’re a WDL Premium Member, we’ve got something very nice for you, today. TabletFolio, from WeGraphics, is a single page portfolio with a unique design, an awesome illustration of a graphic tablet. This HTML/CSS template is very easy to customize. You’ll find comments inside the code and a separate psd to put in your…

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The Smashing Book 2 – Review

By / Feb 22, 2011 / Reviews

For those of you who haven’t picked up a copy of The Smashing Book 2, this is a brief overview and some of my initial thoughts about the book. I received my copy last week, and I’ve been reading it for the past couple of days. So far, I’m impressed. Just like everything the team…

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30 Examples of Big Typography in Web Design

By / Feb 21, 2011 / Inspiration

Last year we showcased 55 Examples of Huge Typography in Web Design and since typography is always a big thing regarding web design, we decided to gather a new list of websites that use big typography.

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Clever Examples of Negative Space in Logo Design

By / Feb 18, 2011 / Inspiration

We talk about negative space quite a bit here on WDL. It can be a very important element in a design, especially in logos. Clever designers can create shapes around and inside the main elements to help reinforce the meaning or message of the logo. When done well, it’s a thing of beauty. I can’t…

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WDL Premium: Hard Grunge Photoshop Brushes

By / Feb 17, 2011 / Premium

Here’s a set of high-quality Photoshop brushes for our WDL Premium Members. This set from Azigos is called Hard Grunge. It contains 25 high resolution brushes (size between 2221-2500px) that you can use for all your grungy effects. Suitable for print projects and web projects, some of the brushes have been made with paint, while…

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Grab the Best Bundle of 2011 – Just One Week Left

By / Feb 16, 2011 / News

In case you missed the launch last week, BundleHunt 3 is now on sale, but there’s only one week left to grab it. This bundle features 20 popular design resources and applications normally valued at over $1287, and it’s priced at only $49. The idea for this release is to put together a complete design…

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9 Tools For Managing Your Freelance Design Business

By / Feb 16, 2011 / Tools

Being organized is not something creative types are necessarily known for. However, in managing your freelance design business, it’s a must. In fact, with the exception of one or two, every successful freelancer I know (design or otherwise) has this one thing in common. Organization. Of course there are a lot of different ways to…