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9 Eye-Catching Professional Free Fonts

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If you’re like me you probably quickly got tired of the standard fonts that comes with Microsoft Windows. They have a great selection and a few of them are actually pretty neat but they get old fast. I constantly find myself seeing advertisements or book covers that leave me longing for the font that they used in it’s design. I’ve found 10 more fonts that I think are absolutely terrific and since I’ve always been…

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5 Free Amazing Hand-Sketched Icon Sets

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It’s certainly no secret that I’m a huge fan of graphics and websites that look hand-sketched. I’ve designed this site to look that way with icons and backgrounds that support that look and feel. I’ve given you links to sketched fonts and I’ve also presented you with posts that portray beautiful, inspiring hand-sketched websites. I’m very thankful to say that I’ve received a lot of compliments on the design of Site Sketch 101. But the…

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10 Killer Ways to Boost Your Site’s Usability

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Usability is the measure of how easy it is for a user who has never seen your site before to be able to navigate throughout its pages, to find information they’re looking for and to interact with its content. In the following list, I’m going to be providing you with some practical tips for dramatically enhancing your site’s simplicity. I’ll walk you step-by-step through the best ways to drastically increase the overall quality of your…

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How Easy is it to Navigate Your Site?

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When most bloggers think of navigation they usually think of nothing more than the menu bar across the top of their blog. At this blog, however, this idea includes much more. When I use the term navigation I’m referring to the overall interaction that your user has with your site. Navigation is the measure of how easy it is for your users to find their way around your site and how easy it is for…

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10 Amazingly Beautiful Free Sketch Fonts

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As you’ve probably already noticed, I’m a huge fan of site designs that look like they were sketched at the hand of an artist with a pencil or paintbrush. Just take a moment to look around at the layout of Site Sketch 101 and you will see what I’m talking about. I love using rich textures and colors with hand-drawn fonts. If you are interested in going down the textured, hand-drawn look then these are…

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The 11 Most Beautiful Free WordPress Themes

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WordPress is one of the most powerful blogging platforms available today, and it’s very easy to use. It has widgets and plugins for almost everything that you can think of, and, best of all, there is a huge community of designers who are constantly creating and updating free WordPress themes and plugins. This post is a collection of 11 of the most beautiful WordPress themes that you can download and start using without cost. I…

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Grunge Serifia Font

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I’m personally a big fan of grunge layouts. Now don’t mistake me on this. I don’t like dark, dirty grunge. I like bright textures like you find here on Site Sketch 101. This font would be perfect when combined with some soft textures and strong colors. This is a font that was modified from font Serifa Black. This is a free font so download it and use it in any way that you would like….

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Iconspedia – An Icon For Every Occasion

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Iconspedia is one of the best resources available online for free icons and graphics. Although they allow users to submit graphics to their collection, they filter through the submissions meticulously ensuring that only the best graphics get listed. Their collection covers an extremely wide range of topics. They have icons for nearly every possible purpose. This is one of the largest collections of top-quality icons that you will find. Browse through their galleries for a…

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