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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…

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32 Tasty Coffee Websites to Inspire You

By / Dec 6, 2010 / Inspiration

We all know that a good coffee can really make a difference in our day. The smell, the appearance, texture… everything surrounding coffee get our attention, specially if you – like me – believe that the main consumers of coffee are web designers, developers and ‘tech related’ people. To celebrate that nothing better than a collection of coffee related websites to inspire us.

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The Evolution of Typography (Infographic)

By / Dec 3, 2010 / infographics

Typefaces and fonts are at the forefront of design, whether it be designing a word document for work or designing a Fortune 500 website. The fonts that we choose can determine how we portray ourselves – as an individual or a business. Thanks to our friends over at Finer Hosting, a managed hosting provider, we’ve…

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Best jQuery Plugins of 2010

By / Dec 2, 2010 / Resources

For our “Best of 2010″ series we’ve already shown your our picks for best free WordPress themes and free fonts. So for this week the focus in on jQuery. This javascript framework continued to grow in popularity during 2010, which meant an abundance of plugins being released. This made it difficult to choose our favorites….

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WDL Premium: Infographics Vector Pack

By / Dec 1, 2010 / Premium

Today we’re releasing a very cool vector pack for our WDL Premium Members. This pack, from Go Media, contains a pantry full of info graphics ingredients, and some final products for re-use & inspiration. Is there anything more beautiful than complex information communicated with breathtaking visuals? This vector pack has the stuff to help you…

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How to Build the Perfect Web Community

By / Nov 30, 2010 / Tips

By nature human beings are creatures who crave social interaction. We are forming relationships with friends and networking deeper with colleagues every passing day. The evolution from physical to digital has been an interesting one and is still ongoing. We have seen many social networks rise and fall in just a few short years. Building…