In our continued effort to find and deliver to you the best free design resources, we’ve compiled a list of 20 excellent icon sets for application design. Just like fonts and textures, you can’t have too many icons in your design library. In this collection you’ll find a variety of icon styles that should fit any type of application design. (more…)
These vectors are a very detailed set of buildings of all different styles. From urban buildings to Oriental or European. They work best when on a background that is lighter than the shape itself. Otherwise you’ll get an inverse (negative) effect. Try using the Vector Splatter Set to help blend your buildings into other elements of your design. (more…)
When you see punctuation as you’re reading, there is no need to stop and think, “What does that symbol mean?”. You instantly know. You were taught the meaning of punctuation at a young age and have probably encountered it everyday since. It’s this familiarity that makes these symbols effective as design elements, especially for logos. In this post we’ve put together a showcase of creative punctuation in logo design for your inspiration. (more…)
Since script fonts are based on the fluid stokes of natural hand writing, they’re a great way to add a personal touch to a design. The only issue I have with script fonts is that I’ve always had trouble finding good ones when I need them. Assuming you may have faced the same problem, I’ve taken the time to round up 20 beautiful script fonts for your designs.
Photoshop actions can be a big time saver, especially when you’re trying to add a specific effect to a photo and you’re not sure how to do it. Thanks to talented and generous Photoshop users, we can simply click a button and our photography can take on a whole new look. For this post we’ve rounded up over 100 Photoshop actions for enhancing your photos. In this collection you’ll notice a wide variety of actions, from vintage effects to amazing color alterations. (more…)
Hand drawn elements are great way to give a website a unique look. You can do that by adding a nice hand drawn illustration as a background, a stylish hand draw font, icon, line work, characters or any other element you might think of. Hand drawn elements can give your website an informal look. They can add lots of personality and even humor. Here we’ve gathered 50 examples of hand drawn elements in web design to inspire you. And as usual, if you have a cool example to share, leave us a comment. (more…)
Sometimes a lot of color, textures, and design elements can make a web design jump off the screen, but there are times when a minimal style is more appropriate for the content and it’s audience. A clean and minimal design gets out of the way and lets the content do the talking, and it’s a great way to give your site an elegant and sophisticated feel.
If your getting ready to launch a WordPress site and you’re thinking about going minimal, here are our picks for the 10 best free minimal WordPress themes. (more…)
Today we’re giving our WDL Premium members a premium texture pack from PremiumTextures.com. These paper textures are great for adding a lot of detail and interest to your grunge or vintage designs. There are 12 high resolution textures in all. (more…)
Finding clients is one of the toughest things for most small businesses. Many people are looking for projects online these days with the widespread use of Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites that allow you to connect and chat about business opportunities. These are great ways to find new business across the country and even in different countries, however finding business locally is equally important. Staying local is becoming a big thing today with “being green” becoming increasingly popular. (more…)
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PrintRunner has offered to give away a set of 250 business cards to 10 readers of Web Design Ledger. PrintRunner’s business cards come on premium 14 pt card stock with water resistant UV coating. The cards are available in full color, black and white, one-sided, two-sided, matte or glossy, according to your preferences. You can choose to design the card yourself or choose from hundreds of free templates available on PrintRunner.com. (more…)