A clean and minimal web design is an effective way to convey an image of elegance and sophistication. This type of design is all about doing more with less, and making use of plenty of white space to let content and page elements breathe. However, it can be difficult to come up with a solid minimal website, because you can’t rely on “shiny” design elements to make things visually appealing. So if you’ve struggled in the past to tackle this type of web design, we’re here to help. Here’s a showcase of 60 minimal and super clean web designs to inspire you. (more…)
Letterpress printing has been around since the 1400′s, but we’ve seen a revival and renewed interest in the art form in recent years. People have fallen in love with the added texture and depth that letterpress can give to a printed piece. Here on WDL, we’ve showcased letterpress business cards, but letterpress also works well for other types of printed material, such as invitations. Invitations need to look great in order to entice the recipient to attend an event, so the rich quality of letterpress printing is a great way to make a big impression. Here I’ve put together a showcase of letterpress invitations for inspiration. (more…)
Today we’re giving our WDL Premium Members an awesome set of icons from Icon Dock. The Origami Icon Set consists of 204 colorful and playful icons. You can use them as web icons or put them together to create sticker-looking art.
For more great icons be sure to check out Icon Dock. It’s an icon shop by N.Design Studio where you can buy stock icons at affordable price and download free icons. You can buy vector icons individually (as low as $1 each) or a complete set. Shopping experience is fun at IconDock. The shop is powered with Ajax features, you can easily add or remove items by a single click or drag & drop. (more…)
It seems that almost everybody has a cell phone these days, and with the growing adoption of smart phones, more and more people are browsing the internet on their mobile device. Even though some phones, like the iPhone, have browsers that make viewing regular webpages suitable, a mobile version of your website can mean several benefits, like faster load times, and ensuring your content can be viewed on a wider range of phones.
Creating a mobile version of WDL has been on my to-do list for a while now, but yet there is still no mobile version of this site. Sensing that I’ve been putting it off for far too long, I’ve started to do research on the best mobile solution for Web Design Ledger. I’ve found that there are a number of solutions out there that make it easy to go mobile with your website, but here are eleven of the best. (more…)
A few months ago UPrinting teamed up with us to give you a chance to win free poster prints. It was such a hit, we are doing it again, but this time we’re giving 10 people a chance to win 18×24 poster prints. Winners will be able to choose from either semi gloss or high gloss. (more…)
A website can hold lots of information, so a big issue is making sure the most important information gets the attention it needs. A good solution to this is using a slideshow on the home page to highlight featured content. What makes the slideshow so great is its ability show several pieces of content within a limited amount of space. Also, transitions and movement are a great way to get the users attention and get them engaged.
Slideshows and content sliders have really become a popular trend lately in web design thanks to solutions like jQuery that make it relatively easy to add such interactions. A while back, we even posted a collection of jQuery slider scripts and tutorials to help you get started. So now we’re showing you 55 examples of slideshows in web design to inspire you. (more…)
The iPhone has revolutionized the mobile device, and the App Store has taken it even further. There are literally apps for just about everything. While some of them are for having fun or passing the time, there are many apps that can help us perform serious tasks. There are even apps to help us web designers and developers do our jobs from anywhere. Having the ability to mange a database or update your blog all from your phone can come in handy. Here are 10 super useful iPhone applications to help web designers and developers perform tasks like these. (more…)
Here’s a high-quality vector pack for our WDL Premium Members from the talented people at Go Media. Superheroes is the skilled handiwork of master illustrator William Beachy & includes 10 easily customizable superhero templates in dynamic, foreshortened poses, plus 24 speech bubbles. Add your own costumes or use them just the way they are! (more…)
There are many elements of great photography. One of the most important is lighting. Whether you’re using artificial lighting or natural lighting, you must have a good understanding of each. With natural lighting, a lot of it comes down to timing and angles. But when a photographer has a good understanding of natural light, the results can be amazing. Here are 30 examples of natural light photography. Notice how the lighting becomes much more than just a way to light the subject. In many of these the light takes on volume and becomes the focal point. (more…)
Google Chrome is quickly becoming a popular browser due to its speed and now its growing collection of extensions. Extensions are a great way to add functionality that doesn’t come packaged with the browser.
There are extensions for just about everything, but in this post we’re focusing on helping you save time in your everyday tasks. Web workers have to do a lot of little things throughout the day that seem to add up and take up a lot of time. So here are 10 Time Saving Google Chrome Extensions that can hopefully help you streamline your daily work flow. (more…)