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20 Creative Examples of Forced Perspective Photography

By / Sep 24, 2010 / Inspiration

You don’t always have to use Photoshop to create optical illusions in your photographs. With a technique called forced perspective you can create illusions that make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It just takes a little creativity with the placement of the subjects in the shot and…

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10 Tech Blogs Web Designers Should Be Reading

By / Sep 23, 2010 / Resources

In the past, we’ve recommended various design blogs for you to read. From learning new techniques to free resources and tools, design blogs can be a great asset. But there’s more to a web designer’s job than just designing. Web designers work in a field that is immersed in technology, and since technology is ever…

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WDL Premium: Radials Vector Pack

By / Sep 22, 2010 / Premium

Here’s a high-quality vector pack for our WDL Premium Members. Radials, from Go Media, is a super selection of circular, spiral-based elements that go great in the background of your design. From sun rays to kaleidoscope type imagery, to abstract illustration. There’s a nice variety that will never get old.

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10 Professional WordPress Themes for Business Websites

By / Sep 22, 2010 / Resources

Custom website designs aren’t right for every business, especially those that are on a tight budget or trying to stay as lean as possible. Many of these businesses turn to WordPress. It’s an excellent CMS solution, and there is a large selection of affordable themes available designed specifically for business websites. The only problem is…

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Must Know Usability Tips for Web Designers

By / Sep 21, 2010 / Tips

The hot topic in design news is all about usability. Developers must concern themselves with properly functioning interfaces and applications via the web. However as designers we must tackle projects from a different angle, trying to design beautiful webpages which also run smoothly from a user’s standpoint. It’s not to say these ideas haven’t been…

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40 Beautiful & Inspiring .Org Websites

By / Sep 20, 2010 / Inspiration

Last month, when I was putting together the 25 Nature Related Web Designs to Inspire You list, I saw some pretty interesting and inspiring .org websites, so I decided to make a list to show them here. I really like the idea of these .org sites worrying about design, usability and visual. Sometimes we don’t even find these characteristics in design related site, so it’s really pleasant to find them in websites that are – mostly – putted together to stand by a good cause or to help others.

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10 Free EBooks for Web Designers

By / Sep 16, 2010 / Freebies

Several weeks ago we published a post that told you about 10 free online books for web designers. We received lots of positive feedback from many of our readers who appreciated the great information, but one common question was, “Is there a PDF version?”. It turns out people really like their PDF’s, but unfortunately, that…

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WDL Premium: Blockie Grayscale Icon Set

By / Sep 15, 2010 / Expired Premium

Today we’re giving our WDL Premium Members a beautiful set of icons from IconDock. The Blockie Grayscale icon set is purposely designed with light grayscale tone, so it doesn’t overpower your interface design. It’s perfect for minimal style designs and interfaces. There is also a color version that you can get at IconDock.

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3 Simple Ways to Get Paid More by Clients

By / Sep 14, 2010 / Tips

As freelancers, we all want to make more money. But freelancing doesn’t scale, so there’s always a ceiling. There’s a limit as to how many clients you can take on, right? So how do you make more money, if you can’t or don’t want to take on more clients? Well, if you’re better than average…

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35 Inspiring Design and Development Related Event Websites

By / Sep 13, 2010 / Inspiration

Today we decided to put together a different list of inspiring websites… we will feature upcoming design, artistic and development related events and conferences websites. The idea is not only to show you ‘beautiful and well designed’ websites but also conferences, talks and places where you can go to get inspiration and to meet people.