8 Cheat Sheet Wallpapers for Designers and Developers

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Web designers and developers have a lot to remember, from keyboard shortcuts to function names. That’s why it’s handy to have cheat sheets near by for a quick reference. Most people like to print out there cheat sheets on paper and have them sitting on their desk, but another convenient place for a cheat sheet is right on your computers desktop in the form of a wallpaper. Here we’ve rounded up a few very useful cheat sheets for web designers and developers that can be used as desktop wallpapers.

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

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Color Theory Quick Reference Poster

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Periodic Table of Typefaces

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The Anatomy of Type

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Web Accessibility Checklist

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TextMate Shortcuts

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jQuery 1.3 Cheat Sheet

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WordPress Help Sheet

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About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

29 Comments

  1. dapas
    December 16, 2010

    All the great Cheat Sheets. Thanks for collection..

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  2. brickum
    December 16, 2010

    very nice reference

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  3. bernichacra
    December 16, 2010

    Thanks for the collection! Very useful!

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  4. Derek O’Brien
    December 16, 2010

    Awesome list, my students will love them.

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  5. Giovanni Scala
    December 16, 2010

    Hi,
    thanks for listing two of my wallpapers.
    Other wallpapers for designers, programmers, developers can be found here:
    http://www.quicklycode.com/wallpapers

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  6. Pragmatic Design
    December 16, 2010

    Very handy, thanks. But I might still print them out- I usually have too many windows and palettes floating around to see the wallpaper ;)

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  7. Dennis
    December 16, 2010

    Great! I really like the PS-shortcuts!

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  8. Will
    December 16, 2010

    These are awesome! I’m so going to get some of these printed out. Thanks!

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  9. Ken Jansen
    December 16, 2010

    Thank you. These are great! Wonderful design attractive and useful. :)

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  10. Jeff
    December 16, 2010

    Good post, and thanks for the link to our Color Theory poster. That WordPress one is going to be super helpful for me. Merry Christmas!

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  11. Jason Stone
    December 16, 2010

    Very well designed wallpapers, and functional too! Thanks for the share!

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  12. Megan
    December 16, 2010

    Haha, this is pretty funny. I like it. I agree though, so many windows open, I may just have to print them out and put them next to my screen.

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  13. Tim
    December 16, 2010

    Henry,
    Some really helpful sheets here. More good cheat action on the way :-)
    WordPress + Photoshop are some helpful ones for sure!
    Thanks for posting this – oh, and the Google cheat sheet list caught my eye too. Beautiful.

    Have you seen the anatomy of a perfect landing page “cheat sheet”?
    Just thought I’d mention this one cause it certainly is a helpful designer/developer tool along these lines!

    Tim

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  14. Brian Lang
    December 16, 2010

    Most are useful. The JQuery 1.3 one is somewhat dated now though. Keep that in mind if you’re using the latest version of JQuery (1.4.4)

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  15. Peter Witham
    December 16, 2010

    These are very cool and extremely useful, many thanks for sharing with us. The TextMate one alone makes them worth having :)

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  16. Kevin
    December 16, 2010

    Really great wallpapers, I’ve already set the WordPress one as my wallpaper =)

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  17. Kevin John Ventura
    December 17, 2010

    Thanks! Wonderful Article!

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  18. Jonathan Everitt
    December 19, 2010

    Great resource. I especially like the WordPress help sheet. I’m a copywriter, but I will share these with my art director and web developer colleagues. BTW – The “Anatomy of Type” is poster-worthy. Very cool!

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  19. Graphic Designer Sydney
    December 20, 2010

    Love, love, love these!

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  20. Malcolm Gibb
    December 21, 2010

    Awesome as always! Need to get poster versions of these, already have the periodic table of typefaces for quite a while. The wordpress one is actually probably the most helpful instead of having to trawl through functions to find what you’re after. Love it!

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  21. Marc M
    January 28, 2011

    Great! I prefer “The anatomy of type”, thanks Toma for the link.

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  22. Toni
    February 2, 2011

    Great collection, thanks for posting.

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  23. Jeff
    February 8, 2011

    For those interested in our Color Theory poster, we have just released an Elements of Design poster. Same deal – free, source files included! See it here: http://www.paper-leaf.com/blog/2011/02/elements-of-design-quick-reference-sheet/

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  24. Design Mango
    June 6, 2011

    Wow, Every single one of these are helpful in some way. Thanks a lot. I love the WordPress one!

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  25. adumpaul
    October 29, 2011

    Great collection of cheat sheet.Thanks!

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  26. Jeff
    October 15, 2012

    Hey Henry; we just released an accompanying poster to our Color Theory poster linked above; a Principles of Design Quick Reference poster. I thought it might be pertinent to this comment thread, if you/others are interested: http://bit.ly/dsgn-prncples

    Thanks!

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  27. Aamir Shahzad
    April 12, 2013

    very useful collection specially for beginners…great article…

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  28. Lee
    October 13, 2013

    I’ve been looking for Adobe keyboard shortcuts for some time. This is very helpful in terms of boosting my productivity as a web designer. Thank you :)

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  29. Limão
    February 22, 2014

    Eu gosto muito de “typefaces”…. e adorei a tabela periódica,… parabéns pelo “post”.

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