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Check this out, today we’re giving away the super awesome and exclusive Silver UI Kit. It includes checkboxes, radio buttons, buttons, sliders, switches and more. You can resize them to any size you like! Cool! The set was designed by Michael Reimer, a professional web designer from Canada. You can view more of his work at his new site bestpsdfreebies.com where he offers a radically awesome
Do what you love. That’s what the career counselors tell you when you are young. That is what your parents pretend to instill on you when you are born. What they forgot to mention is that very few people are doing what they love and making a ton of money from it. Before I carry on any further let me talk about money: It isn’t everything. This is very true. I’ve been on both
Calligraphic fonts have been popular in the design world for a long time. But we don’t see hand-lettered calligraphy nearly as often, outside of wedding invitations. Hand-lettered calligraphy is beautiful and has an organic feel to it that’s often lacking in digital designs. Even hand-lettering or sketching your designs prior to digitizing them can add a whole new
Modal windows are most commonly described as anything that captures the user’s attention, and doesn’t allow them to return to the previous state until they interact with the object in question. Now, that is a bit convoluted and I think it is better addressed with a few examples of websites that use the technique really well. One of those is Build It With Me which does it really
Impact is the key in design. Make the viewer take notice. Persuade them to stay. Make them see the message and then sell it. Design is the balance of elements to create a visual message and nothing does it better than the propaganda poster. Simple, bold and moving, these have been used throughout history to provoke an emotional response in people. It’s been used in ads, album covers,
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
“Inspire” is a hand crafted beautiful backend admin PSD template. It’s perfect for all kinds of web applications and very easy to customize according to your desired theme. It’s built on a 16 column grid and includes some of the most used UI elements, including: notifications, buttons, grid, charts, icons, form controls, etc. The file is provided by Greepit, an aggregator of useful
Web analysis tools can be used to scrutinize various aspects of your site, in order to gather data for market research, and help to  focus you on specific areas of the site. These tools might show you anything from traffic to age demographic, and are invaluable as a part of any Admin’s arsenal, especially since there are so many revolutionary ways nowadays to measure your site
Stock leaf textures could be very useful to have on hand if your design is nature-related. Green is perfect for creating calming and relaxing effects, and it can bring a comfortable experience to visitors of your website. Proper use of these high-resolution textures can make your artwork or web design look more natural and realistic. While most textures in this collection are green,
Markup is a beautiful thing, and it certainly has changed over the years. What was effectively HTML1, has certainly progressed to an amazing semantic markup language, to which we can largely thank the W3C. And, what do ya know, the next thing to thank them for has come about – HTML5. Unlike previous version of HTML, where the code was mostly a limited structure that was determined
Only once in the history of Photoshop has Adobe released a free public beta, until now. Photoshop CS6 Beta is now available for free download from Adobe, for a limited time (the beta will eventually expire, though at the moment there doesn’t seem to be a set date for that to happen). This is a beta release, and while Adobe says they’ve done thorough testing, there are bound