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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10 Great Examples of Web Design Using Interactive Maps

Incorporating interactive maps into your site's web design is a great way to draw the viewer in to spend more time on your site while sharing location-specific data at the same time. The following are ten prime examples of sites that use interactive maps to their advantage. 1. Crime Mapping Choose a state or sheriff's department to view an interactive map of the crimes committed in that area. The maps are available on the main website or via a corresponding…...

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20 Websites To Improve Your Web Design and Development Skills

Most web designers and web developers started by teaching themselves techniques and methods, found on the web. Very few of them actually followed some courses or went to design schools. The best way of learning web design and web development is to learn by yourself, that's where passion and commitement show up. Self-taught designers and developers have learned a lot from websites which provide well structured information, tutorials and useful articles. Today, we selected 20 of the best websites for…...

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15 Amazing Artist Interpretations of The Big Lebowski

There are few things I like in life more than The Big Lebowski. This movie has quickly become a cult favorite. With SO many quotable lines and an amazing quirky cast it's easy to see why. As with many TV shows & movies that are beloved by fans it provides great inspiration for many artists. "You want a roundup? I can get you a roundup, believe me." Here are 15 of my favorites that really tie site together. 1) Jeff Mitchell:…...

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Free Inspiring Website Layouts

As web designers, we’re expected to come up with layouts and user interfaces that not only allow for effortless navigation but are oozing with eye-catchy goodness and incorporate the personality and philosophy of the company they represent.  This can be a tough task to tackle on occasion, so let’s take a look at a few design interfaces available on DeviantArt for inspiration. Terran The first example is one in which the design was very well thought. Terran is a design rich…...

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10 Awesome jQuery Image Galleries and Sliders

One of the most common requests I get from clients is to have some sort of image gallery on their site.  Whether it’s a sliding image gallery on a homepage displaying promotions or a robust gallery full of portfolio images showing off the quality of work, jQuery image galleries are a great way for displaying multiple images on a website.  They are search engine friendly, iPad and iPhone friendly, and lighter weight than a lot of the Flash slideshow galleries on…...

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10 Amazing Responsive Image Galleries

Responsive web design is no longer just a trend, it's mandatory for any new website nowadays. Everything on a website must look perfectly no matter the device it is viewed from. Menus, posts, image galleries, every web element must be responsive in order to deliver a perfect user experience for your visitors. For visually-oriented website designs, image galleries are frequently used to gather multiple images in one place. Making them responsive can be tricky, but fortunately, there are plenty of…...

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