30 Web Designs That Have Beautiful Illustrations

30 Web Designs That Have Beautiful Illustrations

Using custom illustrations in your website’s design can give your visitors unique and eye-grabbing visuals that they will remember. If you’re exploring the idea of using illustrations in your site, check out this showcase.

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Test Your Fonts in the Browser

Test Your Fonts in the Browser

Whether you’re working on a logo design, print design, or web design, one of the most time-consuming tasks you’ll have to accomplish is choosing the perfect fonts for the specific project.

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A Free Online Vector Editor: Method Draw

A Free Online Vector Editor: Method Draw

I’ll be the first to admit it’s tough to find a tool that’s as feature-rich as Adobe Illustrator which in my opinion is the industry-leading vector graphics editor. (Sketch is a great option too.)

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How to Use Beautiful Image Placeholders in Your Web Designs

How to Use Beautiful Image Placeholders in Your Web Designs

When presenting your design mockups to your clients, every bit of attention to detail adds a new level of professionalism and authority to your work.

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How to Create a Color Palette within Seconds

How to Create a Color Palette within Seconds

Sometimes you just don’t enough time or creative inspiration to develop a color palette from scratch. Thankfully there are many free online tools that will bail you out of this predicament.

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Learning the Art and Science of Combining Fonts

Learning the Art and Science of Combining Fonts

One tricky aspect of typography is the process of choosing fonts that go well together.

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A Site That Tells You How Much Design Projects Should Cost

A Site That Tells You How Much Design Projects Should Cost

As designers, we’ve all been in this situation before: You’re working on a design project proposal and you’re drawing a blank trying to figure out what price to put under "Project Fee".

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The Advice of 50 Successful Designers

The Advice of 50 Successful Designers

For designers just beginning their careers, one of the best ways to help deal with the steep learning curve is to seek advice from experienced professionals. What challenges did they face when they were just getting started? What were the things they wish they knew?

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Freebie: Grungy Wood Plank Textures

Freebie: Grungy Wood Plank Textures

This is a set of five free wooden floor plank textures. They’re deeply weather-beaten due to being exposed in an outdoor environment. These textures are great for use as backgrounds.

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22 Beautifully Black Web Designs for Inspiration

22 Beautifully Black Web Designs for Inspiration

Black is a timeless and elegant color. It’s never out of style. And you can get a variety of wildly different results depending on how you employ the color in your design work.

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Some Useful Cheat Sheets for Web Designers

Some Useful Cheat Sheets for Web Designers

Having cheat sheets readily at hand can make you a more productive designer because they can show you shortcuts that can make things easier to accomplish.

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Freebie: White Brick Wall Textures

Freebie: White Brick Wall Textures

These brick wall texture photos are worn, cracked and painted white. The textures are large (approximately 5300x3300px) and have high pixel-resolutions so that they may be used flexibly in many situations.

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