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Best Free Icon Sets of 2010

By / Dec 17, 2010 / Freebies

This year is coming to an end, so we’ve been looking back and showing you our picks for the best freebies and resources of 2010. So far we’ve covered fonts, WordPress themes, textures, and jQuery plugins, but for this post, the focus is on free icon set. There were plenty of icons released in 2010,…

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8 Cheat Sheet Wallpapers for Designers and Developers

By / Dec 16, 2010 / Resources

Web designers and developers have a lot to remember, from keyboard shortcuts to function names. That’s why it’s handy to have cheat sheets near by for a quick reference. Most people like to print out there cheat sheets on paper and have them sitting on their desk, but another convenient place for a cheat sheet…

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WDL Premium: Retro Seamless Vector Patterns

By / Dec 15, 2010 / Premium

Today we’re releasing a set of seamless vector patterns for our WDL Premium Members. This set from Designious has 10 vector seamless patterns and a retro look that can be scaled to any size. Go retro with this collection of patterns! This incredible pack offers you great patterns with all sorts of amazing flowers and…

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Common Typography Mistakes: Apostrophes Versus Quotation Marks

By / Dec 14, 2010 / Tips

A common mistake in typography is the use of apostrophes instead of quotation marks. A lot of people just get the two confused, using double apostrophes instead of actual quotation marks. It's hard to mistake it the other way around, but it will be worth your while to learn the differences.

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Designious Ultimate Design Bundle Giveaway

By / Dec 13, 2010 / Giveaways

The team at Designious has put together another bundle of design goodies. This time the Design Cocktail is worth $904, 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…

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40 Excellent Examples of Texture in Web Design

By / Dec 13, 2010 / Inspiration

e already showcased texture here twice: in March and in July, but since there are always new stuff around to show, we gathered a new list of inspiring textures websites to show you.

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20 Logos with Clever Negative Space

By / Dec 10, 2010 / Inspiration

If you’re not familiar with the concept of negative space, it’s the empty space around and between the main elements in a design. In logo design, it’s common practice to use negative space to form shapes that help convey the meaning of the logo. Since our eyes tend to focus on the positive space, sometimes…

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Best Free Textures and Patterns of 2010

By / Dec 9, 2010 / Freebies

It’s no secret that we love textures and patterns here at WDL. They’re great for easily adding lots of interest and depth to a design, whether it be a huge background pattern or just some subtle textures here and there. So to continue our “Best of 2010″ series, this week we’re covering textures and patterns….

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WDL Premium: WebPro Icon Set

By / Dec 8, 2010 / Premium

Today we’re giving our WDL Premium Members a useful set of icons from IconDock. WebPro contains 172 icons (designed at 16 x 16px), that are suitable for designing sidebar menus and text link buttons. Both PNG and GIF formats are included. There is also a vector version available at IconDock.

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Finding Your Passion in Web Design

By / Dec 7, 2010 / Tips

The youth is powering our digital age and they will control the future of our web. The position of freelance website designer seems lucrative and very enticing from the get-go. Set your own hours, work on whatever you want, get paid to work from home and learn as you go. What could be better? Problems…