Designing a landing page is a challenging job, as it requires more than JUST DESIGNING GOOD GRAPHICS. At the end of the day what the product marketer or product owner needs is a high converting landing page. There are various do’s and dont’s that applies while designing a landing page. After hours of surfing through internet, I found some really interesting resources that varies from teaching you to start designing a perfect landing page to techniques of creating high converting ones’.
Web design technology is ever changing. With the introduction of the new concepts and tools being adapted by web design; it’s quite difficult for the web designers to keep updated with the latest changes. But thanks to great design blogs available across the internet which have been truly influential to the design community.
Someone recently posted a question on ‘Quora’ on the most influential design blogs which has received some really impressive lists of the design blogs.
We all know of ‘Dribbble’ as the ultimate resource for web designers. It’s got some insanely great design showcase from the finest designers from all over the world including web, print, logo, brandling just to name a few.
However, in this post I’ll walk you down some of the fresh and awesome illustrations from Dribbble. If you’re working on a project and don’t know where to start with; you can refer to these excellent illustrations to gather some professional ideas for your own illustration designs.
Whether you are an expert /newbie web and graphic designer; the free design resources helps you stream your project time and produce a polished final result. The web is an actual wonderland of free design resources that can enhance your designs. This post features some 40 plus design resources that you can bookmark or watch out for the continual torrent of resources. Here you can find some useful sites that offer free fonts, free textures, free psd’s, free brushes, free icons and likewise. They are really cool!!
Put your hands on all the fresh and quality fonts without touching your checking account.
Google Web Fonts
1001 Free Fonts
Background Textures and Patterns
Patterns and textures are an integral part of the web design process; hence an increase number of resources is available for free. Some of the tools featured below will help you create your own background pattern, while others are sources of stock textures.
Lost and Taken
Free icons let you easily illustrate websites, blogs and applications. Here are some of the cool lists of the websites that offer free icons of various sizes.
The sites below lists thousands of free brushes used to enhance the intricacy of your site.
My Photoshop Brushes
Design Resources (Blogs,websites and magazines with freebies)
Try grabbing some excellent source of free Photoshop, WordPress, and themes for your next project inspiration.
Top Design Magazine
WordPress Theme Shock
KB’s Portfolio – The Freebies
GUUHUU – Premium Design Resources
Pixel – Free Jetpacks for designers
Le Freebies – by breezy
Open Web Design
net tuts +
Open Source Web Design
Vector arts, Graphics and Images
Put your hands on the some of the finest resources available for vector arts, graphics and images!
This concludes my list of some finest free design resources; let me know which of these resources you found the most helpful. Make sure to suggest any great sites that’s not listed here.
We all know of Dribbble as the most famous online designers community. While, it’s a great place to show off your skills, it’s also a source of inspiration that lets you gather feedback about your work from the best designers around the globe.
There’s a tendency for people to think of Dribbble as a showcase of web design projects or logo designs. However,Dribbble also has a growing community of typography artists, digital artists and CG artists. Typography plays an vital role in web design, branding whilst it also has a stand on its own.
In this post, I’ve gathered some finest typography artworks from Dribbble.
Built by bearded by Matt Braun
Steven Paul Jobs by Dylan Roscover
California 2011 by Fabio Sasso
Sale by Mike at Creative Mints
Ticket Stub by Ryan Putnam
AppRemix by Carl DeCaire
Icograda Sitemap by Christopher Paul
Live to work by 55 Hi’s
Mr. Wolf by Henning Gjerde
Oliver David Christman by Greg Christman
TP Type by Jessica Hische
Lil Birdy by Victor Vasquez
Sexy Websites by Dave Ruiz
F by Francis Chouquet
Pleco Software logo design by Gert Van Duinen
All Abroad Suit POsters by Sarah Mick
Lefy by Brent Couchman
Coffee Lovers by Marcelo Schultz
Full Interface by Dann Petty
Light Bulb by Mike Kus
Stir brandling by Megan Kirby
Paris Wall by Martin Schmetzer
Bird Alphabet by Jessica Hische
Pixel Pops Logo Idea by Joey Hasty
Papercut Typography by Teresa Wozniak
Please feel free to post links to Typography that you may have also liked on Dribbble in comments!
“Here I am, at the Thirteenth Latitude of Desolation,
the Hundredth Longitude of Shame,
the utmost Altitude of teeth-gnashing Defiance,
somewhere far out, at the point of the Ultimate,
and still I wonder whether it is possible
to go any farther…”
—The message found in the bottle in Karinthy’s poem “The Message in the Bottle”
My evenings are always well spent on little writing; and a chat with a special friend that lasts for hours. Yes, that’s an everyday affair!! With 11 hours of load shedding round the corner, I struggle to make my younger sister realize the importance of laptop’s battery life which she misuses milking imaginary cows in Farmville. There are times I fight for it WWE way!!
This particular day, my friend couldn’t make it to come online. Thanks to load shedding!!
I’ve been used to hitting off for bed late; moreover, it’s not a cool idea to sing myself a lullaby when I’m furious. Coz, that’s when I end up with dreams of science and math classes all over again. With nothing much to do, I started clicking through all the folders in my system and came across this sketch that I had drawn back in my school days. As I was trying to open it, it opened with Photoshop CS3; my once pleasant company.
Attempting to kill boredom, I started playing around with few Photoshop tools in the sketch. I pretty much like the end result that’s come on sketch with only a few touches of color; it’s colorful and vibrant.
Here’s how you can add similar Photoshop effect to your drawings or photographs (It’s easy and only takes few minutes):-
- Open your work in Photoshop and navigate to Filter > Artistic > Fresco
- Add a new layer with a blend mode set to ‘color’.
- Lastly apply gradient to the new layer with different shades of color as per your choice.
Load shedding at least did some good, it helped revive my love for Photoshop; mostly it’s inspired an important category on ‘My Blog’ .i.e. ‘Art and Photoshop’. Hopefully I can share some more Photoshop manipulation tips in the days to come through this section.