Featured, Freebies

Freebie: Stone and Concrete Textures

Today we have a set of free high res stone and concrete textures from Caleb Kimbrough. The set includes 10 high-quality textures that can be used for personal or commercial purposes. You can download any of the images from Flickr (click on the image that you want and you’ll be led to the Flick page). […]

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Featured, Resources

450+ Adobe Illustrator Patterns

The Adobe Creative Suite has to be one of the more popular design packages. Illustrator is specifically a great tool for any project including website layouts, vector art, illustrations, logos, and so much more. One resource many designers utilize are patterns for backgrounds. Repeating patterns are often more popular in websites to fill the whole […]

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Resources

30+ osCommerce Templates

osCommerce is a popular open-source e-commerce solution. It has been around since 2000 and is used to power hundreds if not thousands of online shops. In this post we’ll feature more than 30 of the most interesting osCommerce templates that you can purchase for your own projects.

View Template – $140
lingerie store oscommerce template

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Inspiration

Websites of the Fortune 100

Observing websites from a variety of different industries and different types and sizes of business can be very interesting. Today I would like to look at the sites of some of the largest companies in the world, 100 picks from the Fortune 500 list seems like a good point of reference.

The 100 businesses contain a great deal of diversity and they all have their own purposes and approaches with their websites. They’re all large, successful companies, so it can be interesting to browse through the designs looking for differences. Also take a peek at the full list to get some more ideas.

1. Wal-Mart
Wal Mart

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Inspiration

Design Inspiration Toolbox: 100 Sources of Design Inspiration

Web and graphic designers are always looking for excellent sources of inspiration. Of course, web design and CSS galleries are common sources, but there are countless websites that provide inspiration from other types of design. In this post you’ll find categories such as product design, architecture, fashion, illustration, logo design, typography, motion graphics, and more.

With a list of this size I’m sure you’ll find some new sources of inspiration that you weren’t previously familiar with. Of course, no one can keep up with all of these choices, so find the ones that work best for you and keep the others bookmarked for the future.

Web Design Galleries:

Most readers of this blog are well aware of design and CSS galleries,so rather than listing 100 of them, I’ll point out a few of my favorites and some that I think are unique in one way or another.

Pattern Tap

An awesome source of inspiration that categorizes the featured sites by the type of inspiration, such as comment design, 404 pages, e-commerce websites, login forms, and much more. The categorization makes the site unique and immensely useful.

design inspiration

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