8 Cheat Sheet Wallpapers for Designers and Developers

By / Dec 16, 2010 / Resources

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.

  • dapas

    All the great Cheat Sheets. Thanks for collection..

  • http://twitter.com/brickum brickum

    very nice reference

  • bernichacra

    Thanks for the collection! Very useful!

  • http://www.twitter.com/derekobrien Derek O’Brien

    Awesome list, my students will love them.

  • http://www.quicklycode.com Giovanni Scala

    thanks for listing two of my wallpapers.
    Other wallpapers for designers, programmers, developers can be found here:

  • http://www.pragmaticdesign.co.uk Pragmatic Design

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

  • http://dennissiegel.de Dennis

    Great! I really like the PS-shortcuts!

  • http://www.sleekdesignstudio.com Will

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

  • http://www.kansascityrealestate411.com Ken Jansen

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

  • http://www.paper-leaf.com/blog Jeff

    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!

  • http://designstuffdaily.com Jason Stone

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

  • http://www.megansaxdesigns.com Megan

    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.

  • http://missioncommunicate.com Tim

    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!


  • http://www.brilang.com Brian Lang

    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)

  • http://www.uibuzz.com Peter Witham

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

  • http://www.serprisedesign.co.uk Kevin

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

  • http://www.kjventura.com Kevin John Ventura

    Thanks! Wonderful Article!

  • http://www.jonathaneveritt.com Jonathan Everitt

    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!

  • http://www.attractivo.com.au Graphic Designer Sydney

    Love, love, love these!

  • http://www.malcolmgibb.co.uk Malcolm Gibb

    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!

  • Marc M

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

  • http://www.tonibarrett.com Toni

    Great collection, thanks for posting.

  • http://www.paper-leaf.com/blog Jeff

    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/

  • http://www.designmango.com Design Mango

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

  • http://www.webflysoftware.com adumpaul

    Great collection of cheat sheet.Thanks!

  • http://www.paper-leaf.com Jeff

    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


  • http://www.a2zcreativesolutions.com Aamir Shahzad

    very useful collection specially for beginners…great article…

  • http://www.triplebytes.com Lee

    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 :)

  • Limão

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