Choosing the correct typography for your website is a very important part of the design process. And as a website is also a communication tool – a very powerful one – you can use the typography to help you on exposing your ideas! Using HUGE typography, for example, you will get the attention you want and your site will also look cool. You can use huge typo only in a word, a sentence, everything… it’s up to you. Here we will show a selection of very nice usage of huge typo in web design to inspire you to go a little wild on your website typography! (more…)
Last week we posted a giveaway of 24×36 poster prints byUPrinting. In order to be eligible, all you had to do was leave a comment on that post. Today we’re announcing the 5 winners that were randomly selected from all the comments. (more…)
Today we’re releasing another beautiful premium WordPress theme from ThemeShift to our premium members. deLuxe is a warm and elegant WordPress theme. Use it on any site for hotels, restaurants or resorts or for websites about lifestyle and luxury. It makes your site look professional and unique, or simply deluxe. Be sure to check out the other great themes by ThemeShift. (more…)
Choosing the right content management system can be an overwhelming task for a web designer or developer. There are so many available, all with different features, it can be difficult to decide which is the best solution for a particular web project. For complex websites, a fully featured CMS is probably the best way to go. However, for simple sites, lots of bells and whistles can be overkill and actually be a bit confusing for the person maintaining the website.
In this article, I’ve rounded up 10 simple and light weight cms solutions. All of these systems were built with simplicity and ease-of-use in mind. (more…)
Whether you’re a designer, developer, animator, or blogger, your workstation plays a major role in how you get things done. Some of us like a neat, clean, and inspiring workspace, while others require a crazy over-the-top hardware configuration.
In this article, we’ve compiled a showcase of photos that will give you workstation envy. The thing about workstations is that even if you have a nice one, seeing another awesome setup can make you a bit jealous. (more…)
Beginners through advanced coders make mistakes in their HTML and CSS files, either through carelessness or lack of experience. Clean code is very important though and will help further your skills as a developer, as well as save you time in editing later on! It never hurts to review if you’re a skilled developer, many mistakes are caused by going too quickly and not practicing good coding skills from the beginning. Here’s a helpful list of common mistakes and missteps that I’ve encountered through my own work, as well as working with others. (more…)
We’ve already shown here many great examples of web design to inspire you, from Clean White Web Design and Portfolio Designs to iPhone apps websites. We deliver great doses of inspiration to help you get new ideas.
Today, continuing our mission of delivering inspiration, we will present a selection of dark web designs. In days where minimal, clean and ‘spacious’ sites are really popular, the dark ones sometimes are forgotten, but they are also great. So check out these inspiring dark web designs and remember that colors, in this case dark colors, are also a good choice for your website. (more…)
Here at WDL, we greatly appreciate our sponsors. They help make it possible for us to do what we do, and we feel that all of our sponsors offer services and products that can be very useful to web designers, developers, and online creatives. In order to let you know more about what our sponsors have to offer, we’re going to periodically feature one of them. Today we’re going to tell you about FlashComponents.net. (more…)
Today we’re releasing a set of awesome grunge Photoshop brushes for our WDL Premium Members from Designious. These brushes are great for adding a worn and distressed look to your designs. There are 29 brushes in all. (more…)
You may have noticed that we love finding awesome free fonts and sharing them with you. So don’t spend any of your valuable time searching the internet for more fonts. We’ve got you covered.
Here are 20 high quality free fonts for you to use in your designs. In this selection, you will find a variety of styles. Some are more progressive, while others are just impossible not to love, like Sketchetica – a hand drawn version of Helvetica. Whether you’re doing posters, t-shirts, or web designs, you should find these fonts very useful. (more…)