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In the workplace, we hear a lot about work-life balance and the need to be a well-rounded person. For many freelancers language like that is reason enough to never work for another person again. We aren't very social animals and most of us aren't...
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....
It's well known that Apple is one of the most creative and innovative companies in the world, so it's no wonder that many software companies and web designers would choose to follow Apple's style of branding. The Apple website is one of the best...
Writing for the web is a skill set of its own. Website text, or "copy", needs to be written in a different tone for the web than a brochure. It needs to be built around the target keywords for the site and be written for a lower literacy audience. Most...
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...