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Web Design Resources That Will Keep Your Designs from Sucking!

9Apr2013
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One of the great things about the web design community is the amount of amazing resources they continuously pour into the mix, readily sharing to strengthen the industry. With so many fantastic shortcuts on offer it can be quite the chore to sort through the noise and come up with the cream of the resource crop. Which is why it is often so helpful when someone takes the time to sort through the massive resource pool for us. That is what we have done for our readers today.

Below is a collection of stunning and extremely useful web design resources that will keep your designs from sucking! Go ahead and dive in, we hope that you find what you were looking for. Or at least one or two things that you weren’t, but that you now cannot go on without adding to your arsenal. Enjoy!

 

Blogs

 

First off, we come to the blog section, as there are numerous sites that have such a commitment to excellence and expertise, that they themselves have become a powerful resource to the web design community. So take a look at these blogs and be sure that you are following their useful feeds.

 

Think Bigger Media

ThinkBiggerMedia

Colorburned

colorburned

Naldz Graphics

naldzgraphics

Web Design Ledger

webdesignledger

SimpleBits

simplebits

Podcasts

 

Over the years, many talented web designers and developers have turned their talent towards the podcasting arena to help get spread the skills and insights that have steered and guided them and their careers. If you haven’t given a listen to them yet, check out what they have to offer.

 

Let’s Make Mistakes

LetsMakeMistakes

ShopTalk

Shoptalk

The East Wing

EastWing

Boagworld

boagworld

The Web Ahead

WebAhead

 

Brushes

 

Naturally, PS brushes and beyond, are extremely popular among the web design community, so we have compiled a wonderful collection of brushes to give your designs the perfect accent. Come and get ‘em!

 

Watercolor Splatters

WatercolorSplatterBrushes

Tanathe’s Lazy Brush Set

LazyBrushSet

Real Smoke Brushes

RealSmokeBrushes

Speckle Brushes made of Cocoa

Specklesbrushes

Templates and Wireframes

 

Templates and wireframes can be a huge time-saver, providing web designers with a functioning foundation from which to build on. Using these resources has become somewhat second nature for many in the field, so we couldn’t ignore this area of heavy hitters.

 

Feathered

Feathered

Free Responsive Wireframes

FreeResponsiveWireframes

Spoon : A simple and elegant wireframe kit

spoon

Html5 Template : HalfTone

HalfTone Template

Html5 Template : Zerofour

ZeroFour-Theme

UI Kits

 

Another major time-saving set of resources that comes in handy to have well stocked in your arsenal are UI kits. With the wide range of tastes that clients will tend to have, it is nice to have several styles and kits at your disposal. Below are some that you might want to add to your stockpile.

 

Flat UI Free – PSD&HTML User Interface Kit

Flat-UI-Kit

Ui Kit

UiKit

Dark Web UI Kit

DarkWebUIKit

Beach GUI

BeachFreeUIKit

Dark Blue UI Kit

DarkBlue

All for Now

 

That wraps up this collection for now, but that doesn’t mean things have to stop here. Drop us a link to your favorite web design resource or time-saver in the comments section to deepen the reach of the post. Or leave your thoughts on some of the resources we have highlighted that you may have some experience with. Either way, we’d love to hear from you.


Rob is a creative copywriter, designer and videographer who is half of the dynamic duo behind Arbenting, Dead Wings Designs and Arbent Creative Media.
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