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If you frequent design and CSS galleries, you may have stumbled time and time again upon an excellent typeface released last year that took the design world by storm. I'm talking about Jos Buivenga's font 'Museo'. I've never seen a font being...
The use of illustration in web design is an excellent way to add a theme and take a website to a whole new level. Some websites go even further by basing and designing the entire layout and background on illustrations, usually vector based illustrations....
Designers, we have a problem. It seems we have forgotten how to be creative. It is true, the very nature of what we do is based on creativity, however more often than not we tend to be swept away by the latest trends or “what’s hot” rather than...
When I started crafting the idea for the Webdesigner Depot blog, I was looking for a designer that could create a design for the site demonstrating the fun aspects of design while being colorful, vibrant and using many different design elements....
If you ever heard the phrase 'you can find inspiration everywhere you look', then this article is for you. Today we look at rusted metal textures as both an unusual source of inspiration as well as an option for unique backgrounds. Textured backgrounds...
In the first part of this series, we presented stock photography from a marketing and advertising perspective. You learned about different license types, the photo subjects most sought after by stock agencies, copyright, licensing and...
In this tutorial, we'll create a complex glowing wallpaper using Photoshop. We'll be using custom brushes, several blending modes, lightning techniques, and blurs. The tutorial was created using free resources, so you can easily recreate...
Recently we looked at the characteristics of effective blog theme design, and I'd like to take a similar look at the portfolio sites of freelance designers. A designer's online portfolio is a critical part of the business, and in some cases...
Here at WDD we get inspired by beautiful imagery... We look at our computer screens for long hours a day and what better way to get inspired by having some stunning images to look at? In this post, we invite you to take a journey with us and be transported...
When was the last time you changed your desktop wallpaper? Odds are it's been a while. Why not take a break from what you are doing and browse for a new wallpaper? We spent the day browsing the internet for some wallpapers that were super colorful...