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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.

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10 Essential WordPress Plugins You Should Be Using

By / Mar 23, 2010 / Tools

There’s good reason why WordPress is the most popular blogging platform. It’s easy to use and has tons of great features. But what’s really made this open source software excel is its passionate community. Yes, WordPress has lots of features built in, but it doesn’t have everything. The WordPress community fills this need. It’s full…

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50 Beautifully Brown Web Designs

By / Mar 22, 2010 / Inspiration

The color of our inspirational web design post for this monday will be brown! Last week, when I was putting together the 50 Yellow Web Designs to Inspire You selection I had the impression that my eyes crossed over really cool brown websites… but right now I think that it was only an impression, cause it was a bit rough to gather all this.

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The Best E-Commerce Icons All In One Place

By / Mar 19, 2010 / Freebies

Whether it’s textures, Photoshop brushes, or fonts, we love finding top notch free files and sharing them with our readers. We do the searching so you don’t have to. This saves you time and helps you focus on what’s important. For this article, we’ve rounded up high-quality icons that you can use in your e-commerce…

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30 Funny Print Ads that’ll Make You Laugh

By / Mar 18, 2010 / Inspiration

In the world of print advertising, there’s a small window to grab the audience’s attention. Being restricted to a still image means the message must be very strong and catchy. Ad agencies often rely on humor to achieve this. A humorous print ad campaign starts with a funny idea, but must be brought to life…