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WDL Premium: Old Paper Textures

By / Jan 19, 2011 / Premium

For our WDL Premium members, here’s an incredible pack of old paper textures from PremiumTextures.com. These high-quality textures are full of tears, wrinkles, and stains – perfect for your next vintage style design. There are 10 textures included in this set.

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Three Reasons for Feeding Yourself Great Designs

By / Jan 18, 2011 / Tips

If you want to be a better designer, then you should feed yourself great designs. Forehead-slapping common sense, right? Yet some designers downplay the importance of consuming and getting inspired by great designs. Yet there are 3 reasons why you need to feed yourself great designs. Designers that think influence and constantly exposing yourself to…

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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…