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40+ Vintage and Retro Photoshop Actions

By / Oct 1, 2010 / Freebies

Photoshop actions can be a huge time saver when trying to add a specific effect to a photo. Since WDL is all about helping you save time and be more productive, we’ve rounded up some Photoshop actions that should come in very useful. This particular collection is for adding a vintage or retro look to…

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Bing vs Google: A Usability Face-Off

By / Sep 30, 2010 / Tips

We all know Google and Bing, and probably use one or both of them on more or less a daily basis. Search results are generally the defining factor that makes us have a good experience, and I suspect most of us don’t give too much consideration to the usability of the services. However, with hundreds…

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11 Useful jQuery Tab Navigation Solutions

By / Sep 29, 2010 / Tutorials

Sometimes using tabs just makes a lot of sense. For instance, if you have a limited amount of screen real estate, tabs can allow you to save room by giving the user a way to toggle between several items in a small space. And to take your tabs a step further, you can throw jQuery…

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WDL Premium: White Grunge Textures

By / Sep 28, 2010 / Premium

Today we’re giving our WDL Premium members a premium texture pack from PremiumTextures.com. These White Grunge textures will add lots of worn details to give your design an aged look while keeping things light. There are 5 high-quality textures included in this pack.

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50 Fresh and Inspiring Dark Web Designs

By / Sep 27, 2010 / Inspiration

Back in February we showcased a list of 50 Inspiring Dark Web Designs to show that dark colors are also a really good option when comes to web design. The list was so inspiring and commented that we decided to do a new one with another 50 inspiring dark web designs.

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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…