Textures can be some of the most valuable resources in a graphic designer’s arsenal. They can be used to create backgrounds, to add subtle textures to elements within a design, and even to rough up text and give it a grungy, dirty effect.
One of the great things about textures is that no two items are ever quite alike. Although there are thousands of textures out there that are available for purchase or free download, there is always room for other quality textures.
If you’re the type of designer that creates your own textures, from photos or scans, there are always other unique textures available from other designers and photographers that can serve as a complement to the ones you’ve created for yourself. And if you don’t create your own textures, you’re sure to love finding quality sources of textures that you can use.
Here we’ll showcase 40 different texture sets that are not only high quality, but they are also free to download.
Free Vintage Seamless Textures
UI Kit’s are quite handy when it comes to design. They allow you to create beautiful and standardized interfaces pretty fast, with a lot of premade components that you can use and edit.
But when it comes to coding, they are not that common. Sure, you have some frameworks here and there, but complete HTML UI Kits are rare, and most times you may need to code that yourself. On the other hand, that’s a great opportunity to create a tool for yourself, a starter kit that will allow you to implement interfaces in no time.
So today we’ll see a few coding tips, and also implement 3 components in a way that they can be easily themed and placed anywhere in your site.
First things first
I know most of you just want to see it so here you can see the [link]LIVE DEMO[/link] and here you can Download the files so you can just play around with it.
Here is how it’ll look like:
When Wordpress came out I thought “somebody ought to make that for websites as well” – and I’m sure I wasn’t alone. Everybody wanted to be able to create a site without learning code. Fast forward by ten years and here we are, surrounded by that very wish come true and multiplied by as many wishers out there. The good news is that the coding days are over, and I’m not talking about hybrid software like Dreamweaver, for which you didn’t need a Ph D in web design, but still had to go to college. All these softwares below allow you to create a site by clicking and dragging, just like a walk in a Photoshop park. The “bad” news is that they’re so many, you wouldn’t know which one to choose. But that is what we’re here for.
Custom fonts are useful not just for graphics design, but also to use in your own websites via CSS @font-face. All of the free open source font families are easy to find and quick to include on your websites. But graphic/web designers also know the importance of choosing the right fonts in your mockups.
I want to present a small collection of interesting web fonts you can download for free use in any project. These are a great choice for web designers because you can easily setup your logo and heading text without needing to sacrifice much in the HTML/CSS conversion. Additionally you can produce the other web-safe font filetypes by using a service like Font2Web.