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Design Business Secrets Exposed eBook Discount

By / Dec 29, 2010 / News

The author of the eBook, Design Business Secrets Exposed, is offering WDL readers a special discount. Through January 7, 2011, you can get this eBook at 25% off. Design Business Secrets Exposed is a comprehensive training guide to help web designers transition to working from home full-time. It consists of 6 detailed, yet easy-to-follow chapters…

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WDL Premium: Sinapse Photoshop Brushes

By / Dec 29, 2010 / Premium

Here’s a set of high-quality Photoshop brushes for our WDL Premium Members. This set from Azigos is called Sinapse and contains 25 Photoshop brushes which are perfect for creating abstract lighting effects for your designs.

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How to Design App Icons for iPhone and iPad

By / Dec 28, 2010 / Tips

Mobile iOS devices have seen some tremendous growth over the 2010 period. With the growing sales of iPads and the popular release of the new iPhone 4 Apple has had an amazing year. Not only in these two markets but all iPod Touch devices are also running iOS which can access the App Store. Here…

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35 Inspiring Examples of Websites Using HTML5

By / Dec 27, 2010 / Inspiration

We all have to agree that in 2010 everyone talked a lot about HTML5. The buzz around HTML5 new features and possibilities was a strong subject during the year. Back in august we showcased a list with 55 Excellent Examples of Websites Using HTML5 and today we will show you 35 new examples of websites that are already using new tricks from HTML5.

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20 Excellent Examples of Photo Manipulation

By / Dec 23, 2010 / Inspiration

Photo manipulations are fun to create and fun to look at. The illusion produced by a good photo manipulation can leave a lasting impression on it’s audience and be very persuasive. That’s why we often see them used regularly in print advertising. To give you some inspiration for your next photo manipulation, we’ve rounded up…

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WDL Premium: deFolio Portfolio WordPress Theme

By / Dec 22, 2010 / Premium

Today we’re releasing a premium WordPress theme for our premium members. deFolio, from ThemeShift, is a complex portfolio WordPress theme that comes packed with features, including custom post types for your portfolio, the latest WordPress 3.0 goodness, shortcodes, jQuery and much more.

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CSS Sprite Tips and Techniques

By / Dec 21, 2010 / Tips

Spriting is a skillset in the web design field gaining lots of credibility. We initially saw these techniques applied to high-traffic websites such as Yahoo! and Digg. Over time even smaller-scaled web apps began applying sprites to their front end design specs. We’ll be going over some of the major benefits towards using sprite images…

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40 Examples of Beautiful Typography in Web Design

By / Dec 20, 2010 / Inspiration

Typography is certainly a really important asset in a website, so choosing the proper typography for your site is for sure a huge step of the design process. You can have a simple and delicate typo, a huge and strong one, you can also go colorful and crazy or light and smooth.

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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…