22 Web Design Resources Ready for Download

Posted in Fonts, Freebies, Icons, Tools, Vectors, Wallpapers, Web Design1 month ago • Written by 7 Comments

Design elements are important for a web designer. It makes his designs look more beautiful, thus, increasing its usability. Choosing the correct icons, buttons, and other elements is important because it makes your designs look trendier, livelier and more beautiful, aesthetically. Web design resources are everywhere but choosing one among the loads online can be a bit overwhelming.

It is necessary to be able to find great design elements. However, due to the massive number of resources available, it becomes difficult, nay, almost impossible to find what you need in the shortest possible time. That is why, 1stWebDesigner gathered the following web design resources for your usage.

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[Giveaway] 3 Business Plans from Web Icon Set – 3 Years of Subscription [Ended]

Posted in Freebies, Icons6 months ago • Written by 29 Comments

Planning on redesigning your website or application? In need of a fresh icon sets for the new look? Well, well, well, look no further! Get a chance to win one of the 3 business plans from Web Icon Set, each worth $199 or 3 years worth of subscription!

Web Icon Set provides professional and quality royalty-free stock icons for designers. By being a member, you can have access to over 1,000+ premium icons including Pictograms, Stock Icons and Mini Icons with for a very affordable subscription fee. All of the icons are perfect for websites, web and mobile applications.

So, what are you waiting for?

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15 Beautiful PSD Badges for Free

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Templates6 months ago • Written by 16 Comments

Looking for a PSD template for web badges? We got you covered! We realize that hiring a graphic artist to design even just a small badge, icon, or logo can be expensive, so we made the following badges for you!

Feel free to download, edit, and use these badges for your projects, either personal or for commercial purposes.

We designed these badges with different types of websites in mind. Whether you have an online store, membership site, digital goods, and just about anything,  you’ll easily find which one will fit.

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Icon Talk: Choosing the Perfect Icons for Your Website

Posted in Icons, Illustration, Tips, Web Design7 months ago • Written by 15 Comments

This thought might be the prevailing philosophy that hides beneath the shroud of web design: that small details sometimes happen to be the most important ones. That the things we think do not matter in our design are, in fact, necessary for the smooth flow and exchange of information.

Sometimes small things tend to have the biggest importance.

One of these small things that are commonly taken for granted are icons. Icons can be considered as a worldwide-understood element of web design. They are apprehended by most people, making the websites benefit from the addition of such. It is in this universality that icons are considered to be one of the most important design elements that have ever walked (figuratively) on the face of the earth.

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106 Free Flat UI Kits to Boost Your Designs in No Time

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Templates7 months ago • Written by 18 Comments

Over the past several months, we have noticed that in web design the use of flashy illustrations, extraneous textures and drop down shadows were minimized if not totally removed. This is due to the growing influence of flat design – a user-centric web design style.

Microsoft, Google and now even Apple is digging this design trend. If you have observed that you were left behind and you still have those beveled, bulged and eye popping gradients, you can catch up by learning the Basic Principles of Flat Design .

And here is more to help you get started. I compiled 100+ FREE downloadable Flat UI kits to help you kickin’ in no time.

UI kits are great packages for starters for they can save you time, which is important when you are catching up the trend. These kits usually come in PSD file formats and include brushes, patterns and a lot of user interface elements.

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45 Fresh and Free High Quality Icons in PSD Format

Posted in Freebies, Icons1 year ago • Written by 11 Comments

Today, we bring you 45 fresh and high quality free icon sets in PSD format. These PSD files can be edited easily according to your individual needs or requirements. In fact, it is the ease of use that encourages even the most experienced designers to take a keen interest in free icon sets and PSDs.

So without further ado, here is the collection of icon sets. Enjoy!

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25 Sets Of Clean Icons For Perfect Minimal Web Design

Posted in Freebies, Icons2 years ago • Written by 25 Comments

Trends come and go, minimalism stays. Icons bring designs and interfaces alive; they engage people and help them interact. Minimal, glyph-type icons are still the most used ones around. Simplicity of them is also their advantage. In this roundup we have prepared 26 clean and minimal icon designs to brighten up your designs. All of the sets are fresh (except for one, couple of weeks till 2012, sorry), there are also some premium (really stunning) sets included. Be sure to check licenses before using any of them.

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1WD’s Google+ Icon Set – Freebie!

Posted in Freebies, Icons2 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

We have prepared a little gift for our loyal readers: Google+ Icon Set just for you! Download the PSD file now and learn how those popular G+ icons are created. This isn’t original work, just we are so  big fans of Google+ that we wanted to recreate this icon set! Mainly it is created you to check that PSD and see how such simple icons are created and maybe come up with something better than they did on Google! Enjoy!

We have released this icon set almost a week ago through our newsletter, so if you want to get instantly updated whenever a freebie and amazing giveaway is hosted just subscribe to our newsletter!

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ThemeShock Giveaway – 10 Winners of The Shock Bundle Containing 107 Premium Themes

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Templates, Vectors2 years ago • Written by 45 Comments

Today we are unleashing the beast of all giveaways: 10 Winners of ThemeShock’s Shock Bundle with a total worth of $1290! What’s inside the Shock Bundle? Ready yourself to be super shocked!

WordPress ThemeShock offers useful free (and premium) collections of WordPress themes, quality icons (more than 30,000), html/css templates, vector characters, logo templates, web design sets and more, as well as WordPress related articles on their blog. Seriously, you will be amazed with its free bundles.

Its premium product is called The Shock Bundle, which comes loaded with 107 premium WP themes (with a “full of features” framework), 20,000 icons from its partner site: Iconshock and over 28,000 additional icons (14,000 Android, 14,000 iPhone icons, 427 credit card icons and 150 social icons), 75 css/xhtml templates, 50 web design sets, 25 vector mascots sets, 500 logo templates and even more!

Wow!

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Web Icon Set Giveaway: 5 Business Subscriptions for our Loyal Readers!

Posted in Freebies, Icons, Vectors2 years ago • Written by 45 Comments

Are you designing a website, or planning on a redesign? That’s a tough job, so why not lighten it with the help of Web Icon Set? Today we’re having another explosive giveaway sponsored by Web Icon Set!

Five of our lucky readers will have the chance to win 1 of 5 Business Subscriptions worth $99 each. But that’s not all, winners can access all existing icons and upcoming ones for THREE YEARS!

That is a big WOW!

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