Being a designer, I understand the pain when customers ask about particular design concept used in other app. If we still get the sense of the design pattern, still it’s tough due to less resources available for that particular design. Whether it’s Icon set or special gradient or a background. So, I recommend a designer to keep following 10 must have bookmarks which will make your work easy. As everytime you need something, you don’t have to search it in google. No matter, there are more user friendly websites available giving good service, but these 10 are surely superstar in all of them. Let’s begin…..
Iconfinder has a large collection of icon set and the big thing is they offer icons in various sizes and all are absolutely for free to use. They offer icons from 512*512 and comes in various extention like PNG,SVG. Visit the site
Subtle patter has a large collection of Web background images that will cut your effort for making kick-ass designs for website background. Maximum content are available for free. Visit the Site
No !! They don’t have only 1001 Free fonts. They have collection of free fonts more than Twenty thousand ( 20000 ) and available absolutely for free. The best part is there is a cart system which will let you keep font in cart and then can download once at a time. I love this site. Visit the Site
Colorzilla Gradient editor is a free tool to create gradient code you can use for css, sass. This is a visual tool and the best available free tool for designers to create gradient colors visually and get the code instantly. This also includes IE support and various kind of filtering process. Visit the site
Lipsum is worldwide acceptable text for demo text writing all designers know. this is the site from where you can copy-paste lipsum text and can use for demo presentation of any site. Visit the site
365webresources has a great collection of Iphone mockups and all the free stuff a designer need to make demo or presentation of an mobile app, web app. Therefore, they have collection of images, background, icons which are free to use. For mock up related things, I highly recommend this site. Visit the site
It’s very common often we look for colorcode of facebook, twitter and other big companies use for their branding. This website has the largest collection of brand color which is freely available and downloadable too. This is one of my favorite website because it cut efforts for finding real colors of brands across the globe. Visit the site
Is your device responsive enough to carry users visiting your site from their mobile or tablet pc ? This site will let you test responsiveness of your website. Just typing the address of your website, you will come to know how is it looking in your mobile browser. Simple enough ? Visit the site
Everyday learning is important. So besides of using freebies and external resources a designer should upgrade himself/herself by learning from the world. Fastcodesign is a section from fastcompany.com which will blow your mind by providing resources of designs. Learn from them and be the best among designers.
And I also recommend to follow and be an active user of these sites - Behance , Dribble , DeviantArt . Millions of artist across the globe share their work there and some of them are just awesome. I particularly recommend Behance, because of it’s large userbase and great contents. Also for free downloadable stuffs, DeviantArt is the best.
Now the question is all sites are great and should be in your bookmarks. But keeping it in your chrome bookmark or mozilla is not a healthy option. I recommend to use Basket.
Basket is free tool for keeping bookmarks and main advantage is that it offers you to keep all of your bookmarks categorized. And also comes with mobile app, Browser extension. You love to play your favorite musics while working ? or keeping saved important doc,ppts link ? or want keep this article saved ? Then Basket is the ultimate choice for all designers. Which also let you keep embed links.
Grab your Basket here http://www.basketapp.net and get free access.