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Content Management with WordPress Layout Engine

Introducing a better method of content management flexibility – one powered by the custom design systems we make for clients, without the restrictions of rigid templating or the issues that plague commercial pagebuilder plugins.

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Welcome to Vol 3 of Found Fridays! This week’s finds include a great article summing up the basics of CSS3, a cool project involving t-shirts designed by bands for charity, a fun little chalkboard notebook, a website showcasing designer’s workspaces, and a brilliant article on what a brand is and what it isn’t. Read on! […]

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Recently, Paper Leaf Design was offered the opportunity to rebrand 3rd Street Beat Entertainment – a group that offers hip-hop dance instruction, as well as show promotions and other related services. It’s always a nice break to get away from corporate design and be able to work with a company based in the arts, whatever […]

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March is here. That means February is over, which means time is going mega fast. You gotta love March; it starts warming up outside, people start to think about getting outside a bit more – it means winter is on the way out. While that sucks for lack of snowboarding, it is good for post-work […]

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Welcome to Found Friday Vol 2. This week’s finds include a collection of awesome Macbook cases, a beautiful & fun letterpressed card, a list of Mac & web apps for graphic designers, and a great article on why being a designer is awesome. Enjoy! CTRL + Z Card If you’re a designy nerd, and you […]

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I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. There are a lot of icon packs & sets out there, but a lot just give you flattened PNGs, making it more work than it should be to customize the icon colors to your liking. With that in mind, I decided to make & release a […]

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So last week we killed the weekly wallpaper feature. We killed it dead. Why? To be honest, a lot of the time we found ourselves racing on Thursday night or Friday morning to design a wallpaper to put up. It took up too much time, and to be honest it wasn’t all that popular. So […]

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If you’re a designer who works on websites for smaller businesses or clients, chances are you receive similar requests for website features over and over again. Perhaps you’ll hear your photographer clients saying “I want a photo gallery”; perhaps you get a lot of clients who want to control their content; perhaps you get all […]

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Welcome to the final installment of the (official) Free Friday Wallpapers. From here on, we’ll keep doing monthly calendar wallpapers, and perhaps occasional other ones here and there – but not one every Friday. Instead, we’re tossing around a couple of other ideas; perhaps a weekly roundup of design posts that caught our eye; perhaps […]

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If you don’t know about Inspired Magazine, I suggest you head over there and check ’em out/bookmark them/follow them etc. They’re a daily design inspiration web mag that posts links, articles, design elements and a whole bunch of other goodies. This week, I wrote a guest post for them called How to Fail at Your […]

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As soon as I learned about the @font-face CSS declaration, my life as a designer changed permanently. A whole world of possibilities are opened up by this feature – no more relying on Arial, Verdana, Georgia and all the other “web safe” fonts. Not that there is anything inherently wrong with those fonts, but after […]

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