22 Web Design Resources Ready for Download

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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.

Listed below are some of the resources available for download. They contain font, graphic and code snippet downloads! Try them.

Salleedesign

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The good thing about Salleedesign is that it did not go much with the flat design trend. Up until today, the creator, who happens to be a self-taught graphic designer, still uses some Skeumorphic icons. You may not find this useful, with the era of Flat Design, but some clients prefer old school, so it’s good that you know where to get resources for Skeumorphic elements in case you need them,

What the site offers:

  • Good quality graphics
  • Skeumorphic icons
  • Glyphs
  • Stock photos

Aaron Ovadia 

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If you’re looking for stock images, this is not a good website to visit. Why? Because it offers something better! Aaron Ovadiaa’s website offers stock PSDs. Meaning, they are fully editable in Photoshop. Unlike other stock images site which offer PNGs , this one offers something you could open in Photoshop. Well, for one, that is something good right?

What the site offers:

  •  Stock PSDs

Designmodo 

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Designmodo will not miss our list this time! For one, it is one of the best web design-related websites. It offers icons, templates, image-kits and a lot more to come. So if you are looking for a quasi-one-stop-shop, this one is a good suggestion.

What the site offers:

  • Icons
  • Templates
  • Image kits

Freebies Booth

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Freebies Booth is a good site that offers, well, free templates. It gives a considerably good amount of choices. From log-in page templates, loading screens to avatar templates.

What the site offers:

  • Trendy forms
  • High quality icons
  • Website templates
  • Buttons

One Extra Pixel 

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One Extra Pixel also earns a spot in this article, of course. What’s good about OXP is its variety. Glyphs, icons, flat design, skeumorphistic, they have it. So why would you look for another site?

What the site offers:

  • Backgrounds
  • Icons
  • UI kits
  • Glyphs
  • Website templates

You The Designer

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Another one-stop shop of freebies is You the Designer. It does offer a wide variety of stock graphics such as icons, Photoshop brushes, UI kits ranging from various themes like drawing, grunge, and minimalist.

What the site offers:

  • Vector packs
  • Photshop rrushes
  • UI kits
  • Ribbons and labels
  • Icons

Freebiespress 

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The navigation area of this website speaks its gist. Freebiespress.com gives you PSDs, UI elements, vectors,fonts, icons, social icons, brushes, textures, patterns, WordPress themes and may more!

What the site offers:

  • PSD templates
  • UI elements
  • Vector packs
  • Fonts
  • Icons
  • Brushes
  • Textures
  • Patterns

Arbent 

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Photoshop lovers will find this site very good because of what it has to offer. The name speaks for itself; the website is simply Arbenting!

What the site offers:

  • Icons
  • Texture Packs
  • Photoshop Brushes

Design Kindle 

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Another one-stop-shop in the house. Design Kindle will surely light up your creative torch with their wide array of choces ranging from web UI icons to, uhh, mustaches.

What the site offers:

  • Icons
  • UI kits
  • Stock graphics
  • Vector packs
  • Textures
  • Templates

Web Resource Depot

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Web Resource Depot is not necessarily a stall full of freebies. It’s a website where you get what you need. It gives you options to optimize your performance. They offer tools like CSS generators, tutorials and, at times, giveaways. Much like 1WD.

What the site offers:

  • Brushes
  • Templates
  • Tools

Web Tool Kit for Me

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Icons, as I think, is the bread and butter of Web Tool Kit for Me. Its beautiful icons attract better clients, well, at least, artistically speaking.

What the site offers:

  • Cheat sheets
  • Patterns
  • Brushes
  • Textures
  • Fonts
  • Vector packs

Sweet 16s 

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Sweet 16s is not some pedophile website. It’s an icon resource. It offers small icons for mobile browsers and, at times, desktop ones. What I like with Sweet16s is the simplicity of their images. Makes me think of the skeumorphic Apple glyphs.

What the site offers:

  • Icons

Dakirby309

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You know those guys who have a very deep passion for their hobbies? I think the behind this site guy is one of them. He loves icons, in fact and have created a site store them for you.

What the site offers:

  • Icons

365psd

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For over three years now, 365psd has been publishing an image a day. Mainly on iconography, this website has been seriously fulfilling to their name. 365, for non-leap years.

What the site offers:

  • Icons
  • UI kits
  • Templates
  • Badges

Martin Karasek 

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One good icon designer is Martin Karasek. He gives us very versatile options to choose icons from. I’m not kidding; he’s quite good.

What the site offers:

  • UI Kits
  • Icons

Mycelly 

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If you’re looking for cheat sheets, this is a good one. It gives you a work around on difficult hurdles of CSS by providing you with templates readily coded.

What the site offers:

  • CSS Templates

Foxinni 

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Foxinni offers a flexible cheat sheets for your web design needs. It recognizes a lot of coding language. It is recommended for starting designers.

What the site offers:

  • Cheat Sheets

Public Domain Photos

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If you’re looking for template photos, or simply photos of clouds that you would want to blend in with the main image, this stock photo site is for you.

What the site offers:

  • Stock Photos

Free pixels 

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Looking for stock photos with good resolution, of course, you could always use Google. But this site is a good alternative. It has a wide myriad of options arranged per subject and size.

What the site offers:

  • Stock photos

Mogrue File 

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This is not a place for dead designers. This is a website of alive designs. Look around and be awed at how good the photos are, perfect for your design needs.

What the site offers:

  • Stock Photos

Fontshop 

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Fontshop is truly eye-catching by the use of yellow and black colors, which, I must say, is very eye-grabbing. But it’s fonts are very eye-sustaining. Meaning, you’ll come back and back for more!

What the site offers:

  • Fonts

 Open Photo

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Just like the two previous stock photo sites, this is a good place to start looking for photography inspoirations or if you just want to find a good background image.

What the site offers:

  • Stock Photos

Font Space

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My personal favorite. It claims to have more than of 20,000 fonts that have been shared by designers around the world! Isn’t that cool?

What the site offers:

  • Fonts

Google Fonts   

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Who would not love Google fonts? For CSS coders this is a very good help as it gives them the flexibility to follow the mock up from head to font.

What the site offers:

  • Fonts

Conclusion

Web designing is not always a one-man show. You need other people as well. And these websites, product of other people’s imagination and skill, is a manifestation of it. At least, now, you won’t spend minutes googling your needed design. They are, at one click accessible to you.

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7 Comments Best Comments First
  • Tony

    Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 09:42

    1

    I totally agree that finding free or affordable graphic resources for websites can be very time consuming and your gathering of information is very useful. But care is usually still needed with this type of resource in terms of whether it can be modified, if it can be used on commercial sites and if an attribution link has to be included.

    As an alternative, which I have used several times, I would like to recommend the 25 a day ‘daily quota’ subscription service from Fotolia.com. I start by putting 750 images that I would like into my wish list. Then with discipline, I download 25 images every day and get all 750 images for £149 (the 1 month subscription), i.e. just under 20p each. My only notes of caution are (1) it’s use it or lose it on a day by day basis so make sure you force yourself to take your 25 each day, (2) don’t wish-list images not marked with an ‘s’ indicating that they are available as subscription downloads, (3) ensure you make your subscription non-reating, so you don’t get caught for a second £149.

    +2
  • BillyHSherman

    Sunday, March 16th, 2014 08:25

    3

    hi! what you can tell about it http://www.worksforweb.com/classifieds-software/

    +1
  • Lvy Anshu

    Saturday, March 15th, 2014 05:59

    2

    These all designs are very unique . . . . . Nice collection . . Usually i like Google Fonts but Font Fabric also good.

    +1
  • Elie

    Sunday, March 16th, 2014 19:06

    4

    Thanks for your well researched post. By the way do you know any good websites that have good resource for css and css3? I’ve been using http://www.generatecss.com because it has a wide range of generators, but I’m looking for osmething a bit more.

    +1
  • Karthik

    Monday, March 17th, 2014 08:11

    5

    Interesting! Useful resources that help me a lot :) Thanks once again

    +1
  • Pete

    Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 11:26

    6

    Great collection and incredibly useful for me, as a designer. Thank you.

    Check your link to Freebiespress. It isn’t working.

    0
    • Rean John Uehara

      Friday, April 11th, 2014 05:42

      7

      Hi Pete! Looks like the site is currently offline. Thanks for telling us!

      +1
  • Pete

    Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 11:26

    6

    Great collection and incredibly useful for me, as a designer. Thank you.

    Check your link to Freebiespress. It isn’t working.

    0
    • Rean John Uehara

      Friday, April 11th, 2014 05:42

      7

      Hi Pete! Looks like the site is currently offline. Thanks for telling us!

      +1
  • Karthik

    Monday, March 17th, 2014 08:11

    5

    Interesting! Useful resources that help me a lot :) Thanks once again

    +1
  • Elie

    Sunday, March 16th, 2014 19:06

    4

    Thanks for your well researched post. By the way do you know any good websites that have good resource for css and css3? I’ve been using http://www.generatecss.com because it has a wide range of generators, but I’m looking for osmething a bit more.

    +1
  • BillyHSherman

    Sunday, March 16th, 2014 08:25

    3

    hi! what you can tell about it http://www.worksforweb.com/classifieds-software/

    +1
  • Lvy Anshu

    Saturday, March 15th, 2014 05:59

    2

    These all designs are very unique . . . . . Nice collection . . Usually i like Google Fonts but Font Fabric also good.

    +1
  • Tony

    Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 09:42

    1

    I totally agree that finding free or affordable graphic resources for websites can be very time consuming and your gathering of information is very useful. But care is usually still needed with this type of resource in terms of whether it can be modified, if it can be used on commercial sites and if an attribution link has to be included.

    As an alternative, which I have used several times, I would like to recommend the 25 a day ‘daily quota’ subscription service from Fotolia.com. I start by putting 750 images that I would like into my wish list. Then with discipline, I download 25 images every day and get all 750 images for £149 (the 1 month subscription), i.e. just under 20p each. My only notes of caution are (1) it’s use it or lose it on a day by day basis so make sure you force yourself to take your 25 each day, (2) don’t wish-list images not marked with an ‘s’ indicating that they are available as subscription downloads, (3) ensure you make your subscription non-reating, so you don’t get caught for a second £149.

    +2

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