Author: Jake Rocheleau

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Tips for Structuring an Organized CSS Stylesheet

Web development is certainly a growing field with more and more people getting interested in the topic every year. Frontend development is specifically an excellent place to start, especially for designers who only have knowledge of programs like Illustrator or Photoshop. Improving your skillset beyond just design into HTML/CSS is one of the best decisions […]

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Top Web Design Trends for 2015

There’s no clear-cut scientific formula to great design because it’s undoubtedly considered more of an art than a science. Strangely there are many recognizable patterns which seem to reappear time and again. These might be called popular design techniques but from an industry perspective many people refer to them as design trends.

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10 Free Vintage Retro Badges (PSD)

If you’re in the mood for some vintage design then take a look at this freebie pack. This PSD file is an exclusive freebie released on Web Design Ledger featuring ten different vintage badges. All of the text and colors are editable with any version of Photoshop. Plus the shapes are vector-based so you can […]

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Tips for Designing Vertical Website Navigation Menus

Whether you’re a curious new designer or an experienced professional the subject of vertical navigation is an exquisite talking point. It seems like the very idea of vertical page elements would break a cardinal rule in the field of web design. Yet searching through Google I often find plenty of clean, usable layouts that incorporate […]

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How to Create Mesmerizing Studio or Agency Websites

Creative studios are becoming much more popular with such an interconnected world of digital design. Large-to-medium sized companies are found all over the world, coupled with freelancers and small teams who launch their own personal studio. Thus competition is fierce and understanding how to design a captivating website is pivotal to success.

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10 Free Vintage Retro Labels (PSD)

There’s something to be said about that old nostalgic feeling of retro design. Although it doesn’t fit into every project, it certainly does give off a sense of nostalgia and connection to the old days. Specifically in this exclusive PSD of free vintage retro labels. Who said old school wasn’t cool anymore?

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Best Practices for Accordion Menus in Web Design

The word “accordion” typically conjures a mental image of your favorite polka band. Although polka music can offer a rip-snorting good time, the term is associated with something different in the realm of web design. User interface accordions might refer to menus, widgets, or content areas which expand like the musical instrument. These interfaces have […]

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Building Websites with a Focus on Usability and User Experience

The total number of usability designers worldwide is small but growing. Most designers consider themselves an expert in specific fields like graphic design, icon design, website layouts, animation, or mobile applications. But when it comes to UI design the most important part always boils down to the user experience. A sumptuous user experience is created […]