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13 Excellent Tools and Systems for CSS Grid Based Layouts

By / Apr 30, 2010 / Tools

A good grid can be a strong foundation for any design. Using grids got its start in print design, but has made it’s way over to the web. There are several advantages to using grids in web design, but primarily they help achieve structure and consistency in layouts. If you have yet to start using…

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WDL Premium: High-Quality Vector Brush Strokes

By / Apr 29, 2010 / Premium

Today we’re releasing a set of high-quality vector brush strokes for our WDL Premium Members from Designious. Brush strokes are a great way to add depth and texture to a design, and give it a natural feel. The fact that these strokes are vector makes them ideal for both web and print design. This huge…

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26 Free Progressive and Experimental Fonts

By / Apr 29, 2010 / Freebies

Design is constantly changing and moving forward. However, typography is one aspect of design that seems to resist progression. When it comes to typography, there are standards and traditions that have been around for many years. These rules are there for a reason – to make sure that letters and words are legible. But to…

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15 Useful HTML5 Tutorials and Cheat Sheets

By / Apr 28, 2010 / Tutorials

HTML5 is giving web designers and developers new capabilities that were things of fantasy with previous versions of HTML. Web pages will now be more semantic with the use of structure specific tags. Visual elements like rounded corners are now built in, and so is the ability to create drag and drop interactivity. Even though…

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How to Get More Web Design Sales by Painting Your Nose Red

By / Apr 27, 2010 / Tips

Walk into the next prospect meeting with your nose painted red and you are sure to attract a lot of attention. And why wouldn’t you? How many web designers do you think the prospect will consider that have red noses? Chances are – only one. You will certainly be memorable when its time to decide…

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55 Minimal Black and White Web Designs to Inspire You

By / Apr 26, 2010 / Inspiration

We already showed here a list of Yellow Web Designs and one of Blue Web Designs, but today is all about black and white. The B&W combination is great, from photography to interior design to clothes, black and white is always a good choice. Here we will show you some sites that made a very good use of this duo… Beautiful, elegant and clean pages, you will notice that sometimes having no colors around is also a very good option. Some of the pages have a detail or something in colors, but their general idea is b&w.

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12 Excellent CSS3 Button and Menu Techniques

By / Apr 23, 2010 / Tutorials

CSS3 is changing how we build websites. Even though many of us are still reluctant to start using CSS3 due to the lack of support in some browsers, there are those out there that are moving forward and doing some amazing stuff with its cool new features. No longer will we have to rely on…

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40 Jaw-Dropping Photo Manipulations

By / Apr 22, 2010 / Inspiration

Give a talented and creative Photoshop user some photographs and the possibilities are only limited to the imagination. Photo manipulations are illusions created by photo editing techniques. There are subtle photo manipulations and there are those that depict a far-fetched illusion executed in a realistic way. The latter are normally meant to have some shock…

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deVision: A Business WordPress Theme

By / Apr 21, 2010 / Premium

Here’s another amazing premium WordPress theme from ThemeShift for our premium members. deVision is a complex WordPress theme that lets you create a business website in minutes. Showcase your company or product with clean and professional design without any programming skills.

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14 Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins

By / Apr 20, 2010 / Tools

jQuery has changed the way developers write JavaScript and the way users interact with websites and web applications. If you’re a developer, you know what a joy working with jQuery can be, especially the convenience of plugins. In this post, we’ve rounded up 14 fresh and useful jquery plugins that have been released in the…