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35 Creative 404 Error Pages

By / Jan 17, 2011 / Inspiration

This week I was doing some researches and I often found that horrible error blank page in several websites…I instantly recalled a showcase we had a while back with 40 Creative 404 Error Pages to Inspire You and decided to do a new roundup on 404 pages, error pages. I simply love when someone spend time designing an error page, even knowing that this page won’t be seen that much, at least it shouldn’t be seen.

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80+ Color Altering Photoshop Actions

By / Jan 14, 2011 / Freebies

Color plays a major role in photography. It helps set the mood and tone of an image, but it is determined by the type of light present during a shoot. Photographers don’t always have control over this. This is one of many areas where Photoshop can be a valuable tool for photographers. It offers plenty…

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7 Free Typography Ebooks

By / Jan 13, 2011 / Freebies

We would all agree that content is the most important aspect of any website. And in most cases content is made up of type. So, as a web designer, it makes sense to have a strong understanding of typography. With that in mind, we rounded up some free ebooks that should help you strengthen your…

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WDL Premium: Creative Monkeys – Portfolio Template

By / Jan 12, 2011 / Expired Premium

Here’s a very nice HTML template for our WDL Premium Members. Creative Monkeys, by WeGraphics, is a nice web layout with a lovely design and a great textured background. It is perfect to develope an unique portfolio. Tested on IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome; it has a fixed layout and valid XHTML and CSS…

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Getting Started in iOS User Interface Design

By / Jan 11, 2011 / Tips

iOS devices are becoming mainstream as avid technology buffs are playing with Apple’s latest technology. The release of the iPad tablet computer along with the HD iPhone 4 retina display has shown an impressive year for company branding. We’ll be going over a few tips for designing a simple iOS interface in Adobe Photoshop. Out…

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30 Inspiring Design Agency Websites

By / Jan 10, 2011 / Inspiration

Back in August we showcased a list with 45 Inspiring Design Agency Websites and today we decided to gather a new list showing how design related firms are presenting themselves to users.

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Mastering Font Combinations

By / Jan 7, 2011 / Resources

Remember the days of the Commodore computer? Your word processor had one font family, with an italic and a boldface, if you were lucky. Designing a contrasting header to a computer-generated document required scissors and tape. Though the output of your dot matrix printer was unmistakable and monotonous, at least you never had to sweat…

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10 Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts

By / Jan 6, 2011 / Freebies

This year we plan on finding plenty of freebies to share with our readers, just like we did in 2010. We may even step it up a notch. So to kick things off, we’ve found some really nice free fonts. In this collection you’ll find a variety of styles, including hand-drawn, script, and modern. We…

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WDL Premium: Vintage Elements Vector Pack

By / Jan 5, 2011 / Premium

Here’s an incredible vector pack for our WDL Premium Members. This set, from Go Media, is like a pot of vintage gold, aged to perfection, and dusted with rainbow bits. There are 37 pieces in all, which will give you plenty of flexibility in your next vintage style design.

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Web Design Trends in 2011

By / Jan 4, 2011 / Tips

There is a thin line between design and development, and as we move into a new decade, this line is becoming extremely blurry. Is it enough to draw beautiful mock ups in Photoshop? Maybe 5 years ago. These days, the average internet user requires more. All beauty, with no substance, gets boring after a while….