Website design spans a wide range of topics and skills, and finding the right resources to get the job done can often be difficult and costly. You don’t, however, have to spend a fortune on software and graphics licenses in order to create a professional design for your website.
Today we share links to some of the best website design resources available, and the best part is that they’re all free!
Fonts can make the difference between an average graphic and an outstanding design, and FontFreaks has over 9,000 fonts you can download for free.
You will need download the fonts you want individually, or for just $7.95 they’ll let you download all of the fonts at once. FontFreaks also offer another 5,000 commercial fonts for sale.
Sometimes we all need a little help finding colors that go well together. For those moments, there’s ColorCombos.com where you can find countless color schemes for any design, or use their Combo Tester to see how well different color combinations work together on computer screens.
While not a website, Blender is a free program for anyone interested in serious 3D graphics. Started by Ton Roosendaal in 2002, Blender is now the largest open source tool for 3D creation. Blender developers are constantly working on its development, but you can do pretty much anything 3D related with this software, including modelling, texturing, animation, rendering and compositing.
Pictures are important to most any website design, but professional graphics and photographs can be costly. Pexels, however, offers stunning high-quality images you can download for free.
The best part is that all Pexels images use the Creative Commons license, allowing you to use them for any personal or commercial use you like without asking permission or linking to the source.
Infographics are wildly popular on the Internet, and Easel.ly makes it easy to create your own infographics for free!
You get access to a library of things like arrows, shapes and connector lines, and you can customize the text with range of fonts, colors, text styles and sizes. The tool also lets you upload your own graphics and position them easily with your mouse.
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