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This is a guest post by Ashley Janssen of AgileStyle. Thanks Ashley! The success or failure of a project, no matter what industry you are in, often hinges on how effective the communication is between all involved parties. When speaking specifically about web design/development, this doesn’t just refer to communication between you and your client, […]

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Another instalment of Found Fridays, another collection bursting at the seams with awesomeness. The overwhelming amount of awesomeness may be due to the fact that it’s my birthday today. Right guys? Guys? Anyway, this week we have: a little online tool for testing out your CSS code; a project to brand every lake in Minnesota, […]

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Aww yeahhh…. this week’s Found Friday is a solid one. We have some awesome tees for designers; an ugly but very useful app for scheduling meetings; a must-read article on pricing for designers; some beautiful CSS3 buttons; and some killer free fonts from FontFont. Read on! United Pixelworkers Not only are these shirts beautifully designed […]

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We’re back! Like Ma$e. Actually, hopefully not like Ma$e. Anyway, this week’s Found Friday is a stellar collection: Wacom’s new digital drawing tool; 2 articles showcasing usability examples (Amazon = Good, Microsoft = Bad); a great site for those wishing to learn how to code; and an article on realigning your views on “stupid” clients. […]

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September is here, and we’re bringing you into it with this lovely desktop calendar wallpaper created by my wife & partner-in-crime, Andy. Download various sizes below. Dig it! Click to download the free September 2011 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper in 2560X1600, 1920X1200, 1680X1050, 1440X900 and 1280X800 pixels.

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Those of you who are regular Paper Leaf blog readers will have noticed that we have been posting less frequently these days. The main underlying reason is a good one – we’re very busy – but the end result is undesirable. The past week I took some time off, and during that time off I […]

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Welcome to Found Friday! After a brief hiatus last week to do poor time management on my part, we’re back this week with: a jQuery plugin to simply beautify your web forms; some Pantone postcards; a bookmarklet to quickly identify a web font; a new WordPress plugin that combines social media with commenting; and a […]

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Welcome to August, all! August is all about relaxation – hammocks, sun, and just generally taking it easy. This was the inspiration behind this calming desktop calendar wallpaper – various download sizes below. Enjoy! Click to download the free August 2011 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper in 2560X1600, 1920X1200, 1680X1050, 1440X900 and 1280X800 pixels.

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Seems like all we’ve been doing on this here design blog are Found Fridays lately. This is what happens when you get swamped with client work I suppose; our regularly scheduled Monday posts fall by the wayside. Regardless, Found Fridays are all about the awesome design finds of the week, and here’s what we have […]

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This week’s Found Friday is all about web development. I’d like to say I planned that, but really it just sort of happened that way. Anywho, this week we have: a tutorial on creating a settings page in WordPress; a tool for real-time CSS editing; a beautifully clean & simple Javascript select plugin; some new […]

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