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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…

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10 Excellent Tools for Creating Web Design Wireframes

By / Mar 30, 2010 / Tools

When starting a new web design project, it’s always a good idea to begin with a wireframe. The purpose of a wireframe is to communicate the layout of a page without getting caught up in color and design elements. Wireframes can be a big time saver as they help all parties involved come to an…

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50 Retro and Vintage Web Designs to Inspire You

By / Mar 29, 2010 / Inspiration

Last Friday (March, 26th), Henry posted an article with 30 Fonts Perfect for Vintage and Retro Style Design and I simply loved the first font of the list, the matchbook typefaces. By the time I saw it I could think of several good ways to use it in web design, print design on even other ways. I was so inspired that I decided to do a selection of retro and vintage websites for our weekly web design inspirational post. I really like retro and vintage stuff… websites, posters, print, adds, everything.

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30 Fonts Perfect for Vintage and Retro Style Design

By / Mar 26, 2010 / Freebies

A Vintage or retro style design is meant to transport it’s audience decades into the past. Designers try to do this by using various design elements such as textures and patterns from a certain time period. But it’s also important to use accurate typography from the time period you are trying to represent. In this…

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Personal Branding for Web Designers

By / Mar 25, 2010 / Tips

“It doesn’t matter how good you are. What matters is how good you are at showing it!” This statement represents the ABCs of personal branding, self marketing or whatever you prefer to name it. As a designer, you are so fortunate that your work is pure creativity. As a result, your self- branding strategies should…

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WDL Premium: Floral Photoshop Brushes

By / Mar 24, 2010 / Premium

Today we’re releasing a set of high-quality floral Photoshop brushes for our WDL Premium Members from Designious. Floral elements are a great way to give a design an organic and inviting appearance. This brush set contains 26 brushes in all.