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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…

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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….