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A Beginner’s Guide to Ecommerce Shopping Carts

By / Jul 1, 2010 / Tools

Choosing a shopping cart can be complicated, leaving you bamboozled by an array of options. A web design agency could suggest Magento, but your friend’s son is adamant PayPal’s cart is the panacea you’ve been looking for. With so many choices, you need to work out which option will cater for the demands of your…

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WDL Premium: Arrow Vectors

By / Jun 30, 2010 / Premium

Today we’re releasing a set of high-quality vectors for our WDL Premium Members. These vectors from Designious are a set of dramatic three dimensional arrows. They can be used in any design to add motion and an urban feel. There are 13 vectors in this set.

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15 Must-Have Minimalist Icon Sets

By / Jun 29, 2010 / Freebies

A few months ago we posted a collection of icon sets for minimal style web design. It was quite the challenge finding high-quality icons of this style, but I was able to find some gems and the effort was greatly appreciated by our readers. Since several months have passed, I decided to scour the internet…

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40 Creative 404 Error Pages to Inspire You

By / Jun 28, 2010 / Inspiration

Error pages are something really important and when I was putting this list together I noticed that many sites don’t give it the proper attention. I had a hard time to gather the ones you will see here. Many of them you probably already know, some are new examples, so check them out and start thinking about designing an error page for every new site you build. I believe that an user rather see a beautifully designed error page than see nothing… so keep this in mind.

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10 HTML5 Demos to Make You Forget About Flash

By / Jun 24, 2010 / Inspiration

You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about how Flash is a dying technology and how it’ll soon be replaced by HTML5. Personally, I think that it will slowly replace Flash for some things, but Flash will always have a place, especially for developing complex games and rich internet applications. If you’ve yet to see…

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Five Goals to Strive for with Every Site You Design

By / Jun 23, 2010 / Tips

Goals are important to have in life. They are especially important for website design, because without any goals, you have nothing to shoot for in the end and nothing to measure your success by. Goals help designers focus on the important things and not lose sight of what you want in the end; goals are…

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WDL Premium: Currency Ornaments Vector Pack

By / Jun 22, 2010 / Premium

Here’s a high-quality vector pack for our WDL Premium Members. Currency Ornaments contains 22 very detailed and ornate vector flourishes, swashes, crests, leaves, and other design elements that have a very Victorian and Baroque feel to them. You really have to see these up close to understand the details.

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Inkd One Year Subscription Giveaway

By / Jun 21, 2010 / Freebies

Update: Congratulations to Carrie Drazin, for being the winner of our Inkd One Year Subscription Giveaway!! Inkd has teamed up with WDL to give one of our readers a 1 year subscription to their library. The subscription is worth $400 and will give you access to thousands of professional logos, layouts, photos and graphics ready…

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55 Examples of Beautifully Integrated Social Media Links in Web Design

By / Jun 21, 2010 / Inspiration

I believe that everybody already understood the importance of the social media and everything surrounding it. We all know that using social medias properly will give us a good awareness, and that is really important in these ‘social hectic’ days. To get the attention of your viewers to your social media links you need to use both strategy and good taste. To design a good call to action social media icon/link you need to think about its positioning, its color, approach, style, size, everything.

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11 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Popular Google Products

By / Jun 18, 2010 / Freebies

Think about all the tools you use each day to do your job. Chances are, more than one of them are made by Google. Google puts out great products that help us perform our daily tasks. Whether it be email, creating docs, or communicating with clients and colleagues, there seems to be a Google service…