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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...
Its seems like the desktop and office style websites have been a popular design idea for a few years now. While many of these design share some of the same elements, it is always interested to see the random extras and nic-nacs that people add to...
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...
In spite of the tremendous expansion of the Internet, the power of the printed word remains strong and popular. Print media is where it all began and today we take a close look at some amazing design magazines that can really boost your productivity...
Logo design in today’s world is totally under rated. People do not understand how important a good logo is and how valuable it is to their business. In this article I am going to outline the ways in which you should NOT go about getting your logo...
Today we're featuring 40 fractal images created using Apophysis. It's a free Windows program for designing and rendering fractal flames. You can download the software for free at SourceForge Recently, Apophysis has been getting more and...
And that's a wrap for 2008... We'd like to wish all of you, your families and friends, a very happy, healthy and successful 2009!!! We truly appreciate and thank everyone of you for supporting us since our recent launch through the blog by leaving...
It has happened to everyone. You spend countless hours producing a beautiful, pixel-perfect comp only to have it rejected by the client because it isn't what they were envisioning in their mind's eye. It's the dreaded "I'll know it when I see...
To celebrate the holidays, we're releasing a great set of icons developed by Jack Cai especially for WDD. Ravenna is a set of 92 free raster based icons that you can use for your webpages and projects. The icons come available in 9 different sizes,...
In this tutorial I will walk you through a few steps that will show you how I managed to create this illustration. I would like to give all the credit for this to Chris Haines. He is a very talented designer from Australia and one of the depthCore...
When you've been designing for a few years, it's easy to fall into patterns. You carve out your personal style and find your inner voice. You figure out what you're good at, and the world encourages you to play to those strengths. Bosses, clients...
We live in a world of information saturation, and that translates to web design. In such a competitive world, it becomes more and more important to stand out by breaking conventions. Sometimes it's about layout, sometimes about the graphics...
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...
Although there are lots of posts that evaluate different design blogs, I haven't seen many that focus specifically on corporate websites. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the homepages of the Top 30 technology companies...