300+ Excellent Photoshop Brushes for Creating Painted Effects

Jul 7, 2009 / Freebies

If you are thinking of creating your next web design using a painted style, you have two options. You can purchase real painting materials and create your own Photoshop brushes, or you can use free brushes that have been created by someone else. Since most web designers have limited time and short deadlines, it is…

21 Best Fonts for Hand Drawn Style Web Design

Jun 29, 2009 / Freebies

By now you have probably noticed a lot of “hand drawn” style web designs. It has become a very popular option for designers when a project calls for a fun and inviting theme. We’ve shown you where to get your hands on some really great hand drawn design elements, but if you are getting ready…

All the Small Icons You’ll Ever Need

Jun 17, 2009 / Freebies

Big highly detailed icons make great eye candy, but small icons can be very useful when designing websites. They are great for styling lists and giving links visual flair that is eye catching and meaningful. It’s amazing what can be said visually in a 16 x 16 pixel area. In this post, you will find…

40 Stunning Ubuntu, Mac, and Windows Wallpapers

Jun 10, 2009 / Freebies

Wallpapers are great for giving you a spark of visual inspiration when switching between applications or taking a break from a project. People are also very passionate about their wallpapers, especially those themed around their operating system of choice. In this post, you will find 40 of the most stunning wallpapers designed around Ubuntu, Mac,…

100 New and Beautiful Seamless Patterns

Jun 8, 2009 / Freebies

Seamless patterns can be used for complete website backgrounds or to fill a specific area in a design. There are plenty of patterns out there, but if your tired of seeing the same ones over and over, then you’re in luck. Here are 100 beautiful seamless patterns that have just been created in the past…

14 Most Visually Appealing Free WordPress Themes

Jun 4, 2009 / Freebies

With such a large community that has grown around WordPress, it’s no surprise that there are tons of free themes floating around out there. However, there are only a few that look great out of the box. In this article, I’ve rounded up what I believe are the best looking free WordPress themes available.

Best Grunge Textures and Photoshop Brushes All In One Place

May 18, 2009 / Freebies

Grunge design elements are a great way to give a design a worn and weathered look. Since it’s a popular style in modern web design, there are plenty of resources out there, but sometimes it’s difficult to find the ones that are the highest quality. I’ve taken the time to hand pick what I believe…

80+ Fresh New Textures for Creating Web Site Backgrounds

May 12, 2009 / Freebies

As you’ve probably figured out, I love designing with texture. I also love sharing textures here on WDL. When done properly, a texture used as a background can add depth and set the over all mood for a web design. Here are over 80 textures that have all been released in just the past couple…

30 Extremely Elegant Serif Fonts

May 7, 2009 / Freebies

A few weeks ago, I showed you a bunch of super sleek fonts to use in your clean designs, but if your looking to establish an classic mood for a design, you may want to choose an elegant serif font. This article presents to you 30 of the best free serif fonts around.

40+ Big High Quality Apple Product Icons

May 4, 2009 / Freebies

When a visual of a tech gadget or computer is needed in a web design, Apple products are usually the ones being used. The reason for this is obvious: Apple products have beautiful features, and just by including them in a composition adds quality to a web design.