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03:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 30, 2011
Web Designer Depot How to Design a 1980s Movie Poster in Photoshop
In this article, we’re going to start by looking at a few inspirational movie posters from the 1980s which we’ll use for inspiration. Then, we’re going to use Adobe Photoshop to crea...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 29, 2011
Web Designer Depot Magnificent LEGO Movie Stills by Alex Eylar
Alex Eylar is an advanced LEGO scene creator from California, USA. Alex is in his young twenties and has become very well known for his brilliant movie scenes that he creates out of LEGO pieces; his w...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 28, 2011
Web Designer Depot 10 Web Design Elements that You Shouldn't Overlook
When it comes to designing and building websites, it never seems to happen fast enough. Given this fast pace, many small details that are eventually required to build the website are often left out of...
03:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 27, 2011
Web Designer Depot Our Favorite Tweets of the Week Mar 21-Mar 27, 2011
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...
03:28 pm GMT - Sat, March 26, 2011
Web Designer Depot Comics of the Week #70
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 ...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 25, 2011
Web Designer Depot Exclusive Free Icons: "Appliance Icons" 
Today we have a great set of icons created exclusively for WebdesignerDepot by Vinod. The set includes 10 appliance super cute looking icons of all types of appliances. The icons are provided as trans...
03:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 24, 2011
Web Designer Depot Terrific Illustrative Type by Alex Beltechi
Alex Beltechi is a graphic designer and illustrator from Romania. One of his stronger areas of expertise – as you can tell from the following pieces – is experimental typography. His uniqu...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 22, 2011
Web Designer Depot Inspiring Artworks Created with the Brushes App
The Brushes app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad provides a unique environment for artists to create works of art by finger painting on touchscreen displays. The app achieved notoriety in 2009 when...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 21, 2011
Web Designer Depot The Pros and Cons of Art-Directed Blogs
Art-directed blogs (sometimes also referred to as “blogazines”) are making strides in the blogosphere. Looking at them, it can be tempting to jump on the bandwagon and start creating your ...
03:37 pm GMT - Sun, March 20, 2011
Web Designer Depot Our Favorite Tweets of the Week Mar 14-Mar 20, 2011
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...
03:20 pm GMT - Sat, March 19, 2011
Web Designer Depot Comics of the Week #69
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 ...
03:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 18, 2011
Web Designer Depot Effective Communication: Getting All You Can Out of What You've Got
In a highly competitive business environment, good communication is the engine of success. As a designer, your grasp of the art and science of social bonding is just as important as your ability to pu...
03:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 17, 2011
Web Designer Depot 7 Basics to Create a Good Design Brief
There are a number of basic parts that any good design brief includes. Getting your clients to include each of these in their brief makes your job as a designer that much easier. A comprehensive, deta...
03:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 16, 2011
Web Designer Depot The Art of Painting in Water
Suminagashi is the ancient Japanese technique of painting on water to create marbleized effects on paper. Literally, it means “ink-floating”, which is in reference to the Sumi-e inks that ...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 15, 2011
Web Designer Depot Common Elements Used in Wooden UI Design
We all know texture is used a lot in both modern and vintage design, although in many cases of design produced many years ago, noisy and grungy textures were unavoidable. When it comes to wooden textu...
03:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 14, 2011
Web Designer Depot A Brief History of Blogging
Blogs have become an integral part of online culture. Practically everyone reads blogs now, whether they’re “official” news blogs associated with traditional news media, topic-based ...
03:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 13, 2011
Web Designer Depot Our Favorite Tweets of the Week Mar 7-Mar 13, 2011
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...
04:30 pm GMT - Sat, March 12, 2011
Web Designer Depot Comics of the Week #68
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 ...
04:23 pm GMT - Fri, March 11, 2011
Web Designer Depot 8 Tips to Boost Your Business Website's Conversion Rate
There’s a phenomenal focus on generating traffic in the online marketing world. Businesses fight for clicks, stage immensely competitive bidding wars and spend thousands of hours pushing their w...
04:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 10, 2011
Web Designer Depot Web Culture: Grid-based Layout Designs
The semantic web has brought on a new generation of Internet technology. As designers and developers work together to redefine the rules of the web, the number of open-source projects and third-party ...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, March 9, 2011
Web Designer Depot Exclusive Freebie: "Funkies Patterns" 
We’re excited to bring you another great free resource to our expanding collection of freebies here on WDD. This one is called “Funkies Patterns” and includes 10 amazing psychedelic/...
04:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 8, 2011
Web Designer Depot 40 Tutorials for Outstanding Text Effects in Illustrator
Fuzzy, sketchy, bubbly, viscous, sleek, shiny, retro, futuristic: you can do it all in Adobe Illustrator. In this showcase, we have collected 40 tutorials that show you how to create awesome typograph...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 7, 2011
Web Designer Depot What's New for Web Designers "" Mar 2011
New apps and websites appear on an almost daily basis, but trying to find the good ones among them can be tough, especially considering how many are not that great. That's why every month we research ...
04:45 pm GMT - Sun, March 6, 2011
Web Designer Depot Our Favorite Tweets of the Week Feb 28-Mar 6, 2011
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...
04:32 pm GMT - Sat, March 5, 2011
Web Designer Depot Comics of the Week #67
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 ...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, March 4, 2011
Web Designer Depot 7 Ways to Garner Local Clients and Referral Business
It is assumed in the online business, especially in the design field, that most big clients are international. But that doesn’t mean that all lucrative projects are with international clients. A...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 3, 2011
Web Designer Depot Mediocrity vs. Excellence: What Separates Good From Great?
As a designer, especially one without a lot of experience, it’s normal to look at the designs of others and think how great their work is compared to our own. It’s a frustrating experience...
04:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 2, 2011
Web Designer Depot Then and Now Portrait Photography by Irina Werning
Irina Werning is a photographer who loves to look at other peoples’ old photographs. Instead of just admiring the photos, she wonders how people would feel and look if they were to reenact the s...
04:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 1, 2011
Web Designer Depot 50+ New WordPress Themes: March 2011
A few things can be learned from this latest roundup of new WordPress themes, all released within the past five months or so. First of all, there’s a definite trend toward more premium themes, w...
04:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 28, 2011
Web Designer Depot 10 Iconic Fonts and Why You Should Never Use Them
We’ve got a lot to thank Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and the computing world’s other leaders for. They’re responsible for some of the greatest leaps forward in communications and business...