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September 2017 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

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Drawing comparisons between mowing grass, destroying garbage cans, bosses who scream obscenities, and design as a business. Believe it or not, they all link together.

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Ah it's finally summer, and that means only one thing. Road trip time! So grab some friends, pack your bags, make a killer playlists, and head out for some unforgettable adventures. Have a great month and enjoy the weather!

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Adding texture to Illustrator vector art can be a little tricky, especially if you need a working file that you can change the colour of during the creative process. Here's a better, little-known way to add textures to your artwork that keeps you in creative control.

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Custom fields are a must for any custom WordPress theme that has any level of complexity in layout. But out-of-the-box, WordPress strips formatting from any content that is pulled from custom fields with 'get_post_meta', which makes your life as a WordPress developer harder than it should be. Here's how to fix that problem.

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FLORAL! No...yes! It looks like summer has finally arrived where we are, and what better way to celebrate than to have a floral desktop. Enjoy this month's wallpaper and enjoy the outdoors and sunshine even more! Happy June.

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Can it be true? Is winter finally over?! Judging by the number bikes locked up outside the office I'd say it's safe to say bike season is finally here. So get your trusty steed out of the closet, pump up the tires and happy riding! Just watch out for those potholes...

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In like a lion, out like a lamb. That's the saying, right? With spring rolling in, here's hoping that winter is going to go out like a lamb. And for an added little bonus on your mobile desktop, it's your choice: are you rolling like a lamb or a lion? Have a great month and enjoy the sunshine!

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Paper Leaf started as a 2-person operation (well, 4 if you count cats). Andy & I did everything in house ourselves: design, development, client relations, proposals, you name it. We checked each other's work here and there, but there was no art director → designer relationship on any projects.

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It feels like Spring is almost right around the corner. In honour of that, here is a desktop to remind you to cherish that last days of winter and to get out and climb a mountain—you know, regular Saturday afternoon type things. Enjoy!

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Thoughts on a few sites that have helped me improve as a web developer, whether through learning, Q&A, or other methods.

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