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It’s Friday! Let us help you celebrate with five great designy finds from the web. This week, we have: a must-use plugin for those using WordPress as a CMS; a limited-time, free bundle of design goods; the world’s simplest mailing list setup; a preview for an upcoming type film for typography nerds; and a beautiful, […]

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This week’s Found Friday is a goldmine for web designers & developers. We have a great demo/download for some beautiful CSS buttons; we have a neat online app for creating Photoshop-esque “layer styles” in CSS; a site showcasing OpenType features on the web, for you fellow typeheads; an interesting looking book on “common sense for […]

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Number 77 of Found Fridays checking in here. You know what else was #77? Ray Bourque. There, maybe you learned something today. Feel free to learn more (perhaps related to your profession, i.e. design) with the following finds: an awesome “day in the life of a designer” parody video from the holidays; a super-simple WordPress […]

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The online design community has its fair share of articles, comics and websites about the downsides of design work. Forums and comments are rife with stories about being “forced” to create poor work; dealing with irrational clients; breakdowns in communication and more stress-inducing cons of being a design professional. These negatives can’t be denied – […]

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Welcome to 2012, the year the world ends apparently. I know, what a nice way to welcome you back. However, if the world does go up in flames, at least your computer will go out in stylish fashion if you’re rocking this January 2012 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper. Enjoy and happy new year! Click to download […]

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Web design is a flexible, consistently evolving medium. There are a variety of different ways to accomplish the same goal; there are always new techniques and best practices on the horizon; web design projects can range from the tiny (one-page websites) to the huge (multi-page CMS-powered websites). Any web design freelancer or web design firm […]

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Found Friday Vol 76 is upon us, and this week we have: a dead simple article on responsive design; a gorgeous letterpress poster for sale based on a Steve Jobs quote;  a great tutorial on numbering ordered lists; a must-read article on judging business practices; and a solid tool for validating your site markup (as opposed […]

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If you’re reading this and aren’t using an RSS Feed or other content-repurposing service, you’re looking at V3 of the Paper Leaf Design website. It has been a long time coming – we fell victim to the ol’ shoemaker’s shoes saying – but now we’re live and we’re happy campers. Items to note that may […]

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Ahoy hoy, and welcome to Found Friday Vol 75. This week we have some great finds: a gift guide for tech heads/designers, a great look behind the scenes at Atlassian’s rebrand, an interesting article on BrandStack, a free online course for learning jQuery, and an easy way for you Instagram-loving hipsters to print your photos […]

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It’s December! The halls have been decked, the nights silent, etc etc. With those stereotypes comes this (hopefully non-stereotypical) December 2011 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper. I was wearing an awesome Christmas-y sweater when I sat down to make this up; that’s where the inspiration for the pattern comes from (if you were interested). Anyway, enough rambling. […]

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