10 Awesome Websites With Wood Texture

Every now and again I’ll get a client who already knows exactly how they want their website to look.  Now, some times this can be quite nice as it makes the design process quite a bit easier on my end, other times it can be a bit frustrating as their idea is either something that doesn’t quite translate well to the web or was a trend circa a decade ago. I recently found myself in a meeting with a client…...

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10 Awesome Websites With Full-Screen Background Images

When it comes to web design, simplicity and visual stimulation is what we like, and even though it is a very difficult to balance these two, there are some website designs that pull it off. One of the easiest ways to do so is by featuring a full-screen background image on your site. Accomplishing this is easy, with slider plugins or a little bit of HTML and CSS, plus some jQuery for the effects, but you must also take into…...

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12 Awesome Websites With Earthy Tones

I recently met with two new clients to discuss the development of their websites.  I typically like to see if there are any specific colors they’d like to use, along with any preferences they may have towards layout and content.  I was quite surprised to hear both of them tell me they liked, “earthy tones”.  I couldn’t say I’d ever heard an earthy tone color combination, but it wasn’t too difficult to get an idea of what they were thinking. …...

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10 Forums Web Designers Must Know About

There are loads of forums on the internet today, ranging from about every kind of niche you can think of, many forums of which are to do with web design / graphic design. Some stand out, and others don't. We decided to make things easier for you and search for the best forums for web designers. What makes a forum great in our opinion is: Having a great, friendly and knowledgeable community. The users need to be active (sign on…...

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50 Awesome And Creative Web Designer Workspace Setups

Anyone who works on a computer has a workspace. Some people's work spaces are clean and look nice, whereas some people just go way over the top. Designers spend a lot of time in front of computers, that's pretty obvious. So why not make the most of it? With the right setup, your workstation can make you design better, feel more productive and enjoy the time spent working. While it is extremely important to choose the best laptop or desktop computer for…...

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10 Amazing Handwritten Fonts

25Typography is a very important part of any design. The fonts you choose for a web or graphic design project have a great impact on how the viewer perceives your work. There are a variety of great free fonts on the web, with thousands of different styles, but today we decided to focus on finding 10 beautiful handwritten fonts. Use any of these 10 handwritten fonts to add a bit of elegance to a design. These font families are perfect…...

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Parallax Scrolling Templates

If you remember, a while back we provided a roundup on parallax scrolling websites (10 Awesome Parallax Scrolling Sites).  Developing a parallax scrolling website can be rather complex and requires a fair amount of coding in jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Well, that was the case until these pre-made templates appeared! If you want a website that takes advantage of the parallax scrolling effects, you should use one of these parallax scrolling templates. so let’s take a look at a…...

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10 Reasons Why It SUCKS To Be a Freelancer

Previously on WebDesignDev, we posted an article that featured 10 reasons why it rocks to be a freelancer. Today we have laid out the negatives and put on the table 10 reasons why it sucks to be a freelancer. Every job, including freelancing, has its ups and downs. Freelancing has great benefits, rather than the monotone 9 to 5 job, and the growth possibilities are huge, being your own boss, but it also comes with some risks. Here are 10…...

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10 Reasons Why It ROCKS To Be a Freelancer

Being a freelancer has its ups and downs. Freelancing comes with lots of benefits but also some risks. Today we decided to focus on 10 reasons why it rocks to be a freelancer. If you are seriously considering switching from a day job to freelance, this post is well worth a read. If you can think of any more reasons why being a freelancer rocks, then feel free to drop them in a comment. You set your own hours Being…...

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20 Amazing Designs Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe

Once upon a Monday dreary, while I pondered design and JQuery, Over many emails and curious volume of clients galore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my office door.`'Tis some designer,' I muttered, `tapping at my office door -Not only Poe inspired designs but much more' 1) This great poster design captures the mood of the story in one spooky image. Also the typography is quite stunning. 2) I love this…...

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