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100+ Photography Enhancing Photoshop Actions

By / Apr 12, 2010 / Freebies

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…

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50 Inspiring Examples of Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design

By / Apr 12, 2010 / Inspiration

Hand drawn elements are a really good way to give your website a cool touch! You can do that by adding a nice hand drawn illustration to your page, a stylish hand draw font, icon, some lines, characters or any other thing you want. Hand drawn elements can give your website an informal look… they can add personality and humor to it.

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10 Best Free Minimal WordPress Themes

By / Apr 9, 2010 / Freebies

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…

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WDL Premium: High Quality Grunge Paper Textures

By / Apr 8, 2010 / Premium

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.

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How to Find Local Clients for Your Freelance Business

By / Apr 7, 2010 / Tips

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…

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Win 250 Business Cards from PrintRunner

By / Apr 6, 2010 / Freebies

Update: Comments are now closed and we are picking the winners. We will be announcing the winners on April 17, 2010. 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….

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55 Inspiring Examples of Gradients in Web Design

By / Apr 5, 2010 / Inspiration

In a ‘non orthodox’ way (informal way) I would say that gradients are a mix of color’s shades… you can use the same color in many shades, many shades of many colors or several other combinations you may think of. The point is that gradients are beautiful and can give your website a very unique style. You can use a cool gradient at the whole website design, or only at the header, footer or just in a couple elements of it, but I’m pretty sure about one thing: combining the right colors and shades will make you a gradient lover!

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20 Clean White Letterpress Business Cards

By / Apr 2, 2010 / Inspiration

Not too long ago I owned a site called Card Observer, which is a gallery of business card designs. Everyday I would have to look through submissions and pick out the best business cards. This was something I really enjoyed and miss doing. So I thought it would be fun to do a showcase of…

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Pantheon: A Premium WordPress Theme

By / Apr 1, 2010 / Premium

Today we’re releasing a premium WordPress theme by Viva Themes for our premium members. If you’re not yet a member, you should sign up to download this and dozens of other files. Pantheon is a left aligned theme, but with a lot of space in the left. A narrow main column, a front page slideshow…

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30 Examples of Perfectly Timed Action Photography

By / Mar 31, 2010 / Inspiration

We live in a world that is constantly in motion. Some things move very quickly and can seem like a blur, but with photography, we can freeze time and get a better look at the action. Action photography is all about timing – being in the right place at the right time. It’s also important…