660+ Graphic Design & Web Development: Resources, Jobs, Courses for Web Professionals You Cannot Miss in 2020
By: Alex Bulat
January 20, 2020
To all lovers of long scrolls and awesome online web design resources, freebies alert!
Here’s a long list of awesome web design tools for you.
In this hand-picked selection, you will find only the tools that web design experts use and love.
Do not hesitate to bookmark this page and use it as a go-to resource. Come back to it when you need help with your design projects. Also, make sure you mark the apps you like the most and add them to your toolkit immediately.
In 2020, no one can afford ignoring technology. Especially when it’s free, like the resources we are offering you in this article.
You can be sure that your competitors are already using these tools, and your potential audience is expecting to see similar functionalities on your website.
We know that every web professional needs a set of awesome tools to get the job done right. We’ve made for you an ultimate list of the latest and most powerful tools and resources that are all free!
In case you find one that will want to get your money, drop the link in the comments we’ll delete it from the roundup.
So, what’s included into this web resources digest?
Coffee Cup – A color palette Manager for front-end designers and webmasters who want to make mobile-friendly sites and newsletters.
Gradients.io – Gradients are always trendy. You can have your gradients made by the program with a HEX code for each of them.
HueSnap – Take a photo and use this application to snap a color palette from it automatically. After you create a palette,change it, add complementary colors, and extract the results.
Colordot – This app for creating palettes is very simple and user-friendly. When you want to change the hue – move the mouse back and front. If you go up and down with the mouse – you will adjust the lighting. Also, use the scroll to tweak the saturation.
Khroma – With this resource, you will be able to search, explore, and save separate colors and color combinations for your next web design. The app uses artificial intelligence. First, you choose from among 50 colors to train the AI, then it gives you color combinations that will take your breath away. All the hues that might annoy you will be sifted away automatically. You can also use a library of color combinations, types, swatches, gradients, and what not.
Eggradients – This is a gradient color palette containing +200 gradient background color. As you have probably guessed from the app name, each color is displayed in an egg-shaped module.
Design Wizard– This is an excellent graphic design tool which allows you to personalize high-quality image and video in seconds.
HTML Color Picker – a complex color defining tool from w3schools that have not only, actually, a picker but also a huge number of additional tools like a color mixer, shades, converter or gradient.
Imagecolorpicker – an app where you can download your picture and then define the hex code of every pixel’s color.
Color Codes – another set of color defining tools that contains a picker, chart and color names, as well as different tutorials.
Color Picker Tool – this app was created by Mozilla team and it allows not only to pick but also compare and mix colors
ATOM Color Picker – if you have an ATOM text editor for code writing, this app will allow you to pick the right color just in the coding work field.
Google Color Picker – the team of developers created an easy-to-use toolset for other developers which contains several different color defining apps.
Just Color Picker – a free offline app that you could download and install to your computer. It will allow you to pick colors even without internet connection.
PineTools Image Color Picker – this nice app allows you not only pick the color of the pixel from the photo, but it also allows you to do some actions with that image, like inverting the colors or changing brightness.
freepik – completely free icons for personal and commercial use.
freeicons – another source of free icon sets, gathered according to a certain theme.
Iconstore – on this website you will find lots of icon sets that could be downloaded 100% for free
TheNounProject – this resource provides icons for any purpose, both free and paid ones.
Iconshock – here you will find not only free icon sets but also premium designs and different bundles.
Icons8 – Choose an icon and drag it to the editor window – that’s how easy you create icons with this application. The collection is huge, it supports various formats, and works for Windows, Android, IOS.
Vector.me – There’s a collection of free photos, fonts, vector backgrounds, and icons.
Vector4free – This is a rather small collection of 1500 icons. We love them for their high quality and detailed descriptions. You can use the icons freely for your personal projects.
Fonts & Typography
Urbanfonts – either you can afford premium font or would like to get a free one – this website will help you.
FontFabric – big, modern and clear website which offers different types of fonts and some of them even for free.
Free Typography – a nice website where designers share their fonts for free, a great platform for a beginner developer.
Befonts – here you will find great free fonts for either commercial or personal use.
Freebiesbug – it is obvious from the title, this website offers you different free fonts and typefaces.
GraphicPear – this website gathers not only fonts but also different useful stuff for designers, like mockups, icons, and infographics.
Type Genius – Find the perfect font combo for your next project.
Type Wolf – A great resource available for everything related to typography on the web.
Font Space – A huge categorized library of fonts that are fit for every occasion. There are 35k+ items with detailed labels. Note that you are getting fonts made by over 200 professional designers. Make sure you use them for your personal projects only.
Abstract fonts – A nice archive with a clean user friendly interface, 14k fonts, and a cute preview option.
Typekit – A limited collection of fonts for websites and apps.
Font Freak – Here you have 9000 free fonts and 125 k commercial ones. The items come in two versions – for Windows and Mac. More than 400 designers are adding fonts on a daily basis.
Logos & Branding
Turbologo – when you enter the website you are asked to define the name of the company, choose the industry and colors. The system will then generate you a few logos – you can just choose one and use it.
DesignHill Logo Maker – this website has several useful tools and a logo maker is just one of them. You can create your logo online here or allow the app to do it for you.
BrandCrowd Logo Creator – first of all, you can get some inspiration here, the first thing you will see there will be different logo variants. And then you will be able to create something by yourself.
Hatchful – this website is powered by Shopify and affords you a set of tools for logo creation, as well as aspirational examples.
Placeit – there’s not only a logo maker on this website, but it can also offer you lots of other useful tools.
Designimo – If your project already has a name, it will get an amazing logo with this free service. Just enter the name and pick a design choose from the options offered. If you want to go high-resolution, you’ll have to pay. Otherwise, the tool it’s free.
Tailor – Logo design made simple. Instant custom-made logos. Try it for Free
Logaster – Download low-rez logo for free and high-rez logo from $9.99.
Logomakr – The resource has a free low-resolution version with a huge archive of icons and fonts to use on a logo. You will pay only if you want to get professional help with your logo.
Free Logo Design – Here you can create a low-resolution free logo that is still big enough to be used for different purposes. There are nice free logo templates to help you out.
Fyuse – Fyuse 3.0 – An app for creating 3D photos. Very simple. Works both with Android, and iOS.
Negative Space – CCo licensed photos available for free use. The archive is huge, and it is growing every week. There’s a smart filter to help you navigate.
Stock Up – Searching 10,332 free stock photos across 26 websites.
Free Digital Photos – Download free and premium stock photos and illustrations for websites, advertising materials, newspapers, magazines, ebooks, book covers and pages, music artwork, software applications and much more.
MorgueFile – Free photo archive by creatives for creatives.
Window Resizer – View your website on the screens with different resolutions.
Sonics – Sonics is a library of 175 UI sounds and sound effects.
Design Pickle – Unlimited graphic design help. Unlimited requests & revisions. One price every month.
Nicely done – Here you will find lots of inspiration for digital projects, websites, and apps. If you’re keen on digital aesthetics, visit this website to spend an amazing time scrolling through the resource.
From Up North – A mobile magazine that will keep you aware of the latest trends and give you inspiration. It’s where you should go to when looking for a crazy and trendy design concept.
Coding & Web Development
PE Recent Posts – A plugin created by PixelEmu allowing you to display image slides with their title, description and even the ‘Read More’ clickable link relating to a post from a selected category.
Boilerplates – You will build fast, robust, and adaptable web apps or sites. Hundreds of developers will lend you their expertise and help boost the productivity of your web design projects.
Autoptimize – Compresses your theme and template files automatically, concatenating each script and style and compressing all the JS,CSS and HTML options in a revolutionary way.
Mongo DB – A popular JSON-oriented data storage. Allows working with big data like it’s a piece of cake.
W3C Validation – An online validator that works with HTML, XHTML, SMIL, MathML, etc. If you need a correct HTML5 code, this free resource will benefit you.
Ultimate Member – The easiest way to create powerful online communities and beautiful user profiles with WordPress.
Lettering JS – Need new ways to display copy? Impress your website viewers with jaw-dropping textual design by using this resource.
Literally Canvas – Why not create awesome drawings on this resource and then export them to your site? A wonderful free opportunity to make HTML5 canvas.
PE Easy Slider – The simple plugin that allows you to display image slides with title linked to posts from selected category.
MySQL Community – A free version of MySQL. Can be used with all the most popular coding languages.
Query UI Framework – A huge collection of components to choose from. Some of them are grouped into nice packages. Use this resource for accordion menus, auto-complete, and other important features.
Swifty Bar – Adds sticky bar at the bottom of post that shows category,post title, author, time needed to read article, share buttons and previous/next post links.
HTML5 Please – Here you will find a bunch of HTML5, CSS3 features with information about how to use them.
Hover.css – You’ve never seen such a big collection of hover effects. You can use all of them on the buttons of your website. The homepage of the resource features a jaw-dropping showcase.
Devfreecasts – A huge collection of free screencasts for developers.
Codyhouse – A free library of HTML, CSS, JS nuggets.
Code Academy – Here you can learn to code with HTML & CSS online for free.
Web Design Galleries & Inspiration
Awwwards – This gallery aims to create a meeting point where web professionals from across the world can come to find inspiration; a space for debate; a place to share knowledge and experience; give and receive constructive and respectful critiques.
CSS Design Awards – CSSDA is an international web design and development awards platform that honors and showcases freelance designers, studios and agencies for work that pushes the boundaries of creativity, functionality and usability.
FWA – FWA is dedicated to recognizing amazing digital work. One of their focuses is to give as much exposure as they can to the most amazing creative projects.
CollectUI – This platform employs Dribble shots to inspire UI creators. If you want to use any of the elements, make sure you contact their authors on Dribble.
Webdesign Inspiration – A great inspiration gallery. They find the best web designs all over the world and help web designers get inspired.
SiteInspire – A showcase of the finest web and interactive design.
The Best Designs – Features the best of web design. You can filter by style or search designs by color, industry or genre on site.
Mobbin – Did you think we forgot about mobile design? No we didn’t. Here’s where you will get inspired by 130 applications for IOs and over 6000 patterns.
One Page Love – This is the ultimate showcase of One Page websites.
Styleboost – An interesting web design gallery with nearly 1,500 sites. Each daily highlight is accompanied by a short editorial, explaining the strong points of design and designer. The gallery is no longer updated, but it is still a useful inspirational resource.
Pattern Tap – Pattern Tap is all about collecting specific designs and user interaction patterns where designers can learn what works well and why.
Web Creme – A showcase of inspiring web designs and current trends. They search the web for the best and most creatively designed websites and present them in their gallery.
Creative Bloq – With the variety of articles and resources about illustrations, UI, and web design that are available on this platform, you will forget about creative block forever.
Mockplus Blog – The blog is run by the creators of the Mockplus tool. It ideals with prototyping and UI/UX design.
Unmatched Style – Unmatched Style is not just another CSS design gallery. They want to foster constructive design criticism as well as provide inspiration to their readers.
CSSDSGN – A wide range of different websites showcased all on one website.
Design Shack – Established in 2003, Design Shack showcases inspiring examples of design, alongside resources and articles that teach you how to succeed in the same way.
Envato – Envato is an ecosystem of sites to help you get creative. It includes Envato Market, the leading marketplace for images, themes, project files and creative assets.
Lapa – Tap into the collection that gets daily updates. This resource is for landing page designers dedicated to improving their skills.
Designer News – If you want to know all the latest trends, events, and gossips in the designer community – subscribe to this media. It is very useful for UI/UX designers all over the world.
BWG – 2346 Websites are online in the gallery. The CMS behind is WordPress.
CSSline – A showcase gallery of excellent CSS sites from all over the world. CSSline includes many neat features like full color filtering and filtering by tags.
Design Bombs – Design Bombs was originally started as a web design gallery but recently it became a place to share web design ideas, tutorials, and other helpful resources.
UX Design Edge – Here you can read expert articles, find online courses, and get assistance directly from professionals.
Pinterest RWD Board – A variety of boards for responsive design for your inspiration on Pinterest.
Zurb – Here they collected the best responsive sites from across the interwebs, most of them built Foundation-tough.
jQuery Rain – This gallery includes websites which use jQuery for their interface design and interaction the best way.
CSS Leak – Browse 2048 CSS websites and get inspired.
CSS Drive – One more time-tested CSS gallery and examples.
UX Magazine – This is where UI designers blog and communicate. It is a powerful publishing and networking platform for every designer and aspiring design blogger.
Cart Craze – Here you can view the top rated eCommerce sites and get inspired.
CSS Showcases – CSS Showcases has only one objective: to provide you with a central resource to view a wide range of eye catching and innovative web designs plus inspire you to create new and exciting web designs.
Css Loggia – A project focused on providing its audience with a database of well-designed CSS based websites from around the world. Its purpose is to showcase designers’ work and to act as a small portal to the CSS design community.
Uplabs – Here you will find user interfaces, archives, open-source apps, and ready-made elements for Web, iOS & macOS, and Material Design.
CSS Hamster – This clean and simple website with a cute hamster logo features the best CSS websites from all over the web.
ProCSS – A fresh design gallery collecting the best designs on the web. They are constantly looking for the ‘cream of the crop’ when it comes to web design.
CSSclip – CSS websites gallery with card style layout.
Design Snack – This gallery doesn’t just showcase websites, they showcase the designer. They’ve taken the standard CSS/XHTML and Flash web design gallery and made it fun, providing the users with the power to create their own inspiration gallery.
Land-book – If you need inspiration to create landing pages, do not miss this free resource. It will give new landing page ideas to designers, coders, marketers, and business owners.
Pixel Perfect Portfolios – This site was created to showcase the best examples of Flash portfolio sites from around the web. It is no longer updated, but the site will stay online as a historical artifact. It is interesting to click through the gallery and see which sites are still using Flash and which sites have moved on.
Illustratd – Find the newest inspiration in illustrative artworks of the creative nerds.
Interaction Design Foundation – I’m sure you are looking for the best of the best design experts to inspire your future projects. Here’s where you find supreme UX and interaction design professionals.
Type Inspire – The largest inspiration gallery of typography and text effects.
CSS Mania – The worldwide leader of the CSS Showcases genre.
WOW CSS – There are so many grunge, textured, cartoons, painted, even artistic, and many other styled websites here.
Sitesee – A hand-picked collection of the best website designs. There are filters and categories to help you navigate.
101 Best Websites – A showcase site featuring the best CSS, Flash, xHTML and designed websites across the world.
Smashing Magazine – Here you will find lots of inspiring expert articles on web design, app creation, and UX.
CSS Star – A free gallery of great sites. Their main goal is to highlight best sites, ideas or designs made with respect to quality standards.
CSS Genius – A website focused on providing its audience with a wide range database of well-designed CSS based & standard compliant websites from around the world.
Bmaccess – A web design gallery with many websites to feast your eyes upon.
Fave Design – A web showcase gallery. They review best websites from all over the world manually. Being designers and developers themselves, they recognize best websites when they see them.
CSS Based – An online resource and inspiration guide for web agencies, designers and developers who take interest in websites that combine the powers of design, web standards and CSS.
CSS Arena – A German web design gallery compiling websites with most interesting designs.
CSS Ray – A fertile soil for your ideas to grow fast.
Visually – Marketplace for infographics and other visual content.
Big & Little Helpers
TeamWave – An integrated suite of business applications for small & medium-sized companies. Applications include CRM, Project Management, HRIS, Invoicing, Marketing Automation, Analytics & Contact Management.
Torch – The smart all-in-one business suite that uses artificial intelligence to automate work and help your business grow.
Azendoo – Make your teams more productive, deliver lightning-fast, and more.
Dew Drop – Send files in real-time for free. Drop a file and share it with anybody. No Logins — nothing to install.
Signature Maker – A free web based tool, that helps you create your handwritten digital signature, within few seconds. It’s based on HTML5, so a modern browser (e.g Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) is all you need.
Cast – Record, edit, publish, and host your podcast with CAST.
NameMesh – And here’s a name brainstorming tool that your team will enjoy working with.
Short Domain Search – This is a list of short, available single-word domain names. It’s searchable and sortable using the controls. The list is automatically updated every 10 minutes.
Wordlab Business Name Generator – Create a free account and register on the forum. By doug so you will get practical help and knowledge from a very large expert community. The resource offers name options form the list of 7.2 million names.
Wordoid – Wordoid is the most creative way to find a catchy name for your new venture.
My Hours – This time tracker will help you see how much time you spend writing every piece of content. Very useful for freelance bloggers.
Wattpad – Whatever you’re into, it’s all free on Wattpad: the world’s largest community for readers and writers.
Headline Analyzer – The free blog post headline analyzer will score your overall headline quality and rate its ability to result in social shares, increased traffic, and SEO value.
UpWorthy Title Generator – Do you want your posts to go viral? Of course you do. With this title generator you will create highly clickable and shareable headlines.
Hemingway Sharethrough – This is a very usable headline analyzer powered by the Hemingway app. I offers nice instant suggestions for better results.
Bitcatcha Server Speed Checker – Readers will always prefer a fast-loading blog to a slower one. Use this tool to check the speed of your websites and have it compared with 10k other sites on the Internet.
A5 – Just down your text there, when you will come back it will be still where you left it.
Summarizer – Summarize any text online in just a few seconds.
Title Generator by TweakYourBiz – This is a unique tool that will offer you so many title options that it will take your breath away. Don’t use this tool is you have difficulties with making fast choices.
Medium – Medium is a community of readers and writers offering unique perspectives on ideas large and small.
Gravatar – Every blogger needs show themselves to the audience through avatars. This is a globally used network of avatars that will help you make your face know to your readers across all platforms all over the world.
Interesting Content/Ideas Search
Renerforest – is a platform which allows you to create a logo and video for your business.
Keyword Tool – Keyword tool which helps you find the keywords that people are typing into Google search box.
Google Analytics – Improve performance across your sites, apps, and offline marketing. Google’s analytics solutions can help you turn customer insights into action for your business.
Keyword Planner – Search for keyword and ad group ideas, get historical statistics, see how a list of keywords might perform, and create a new keyword list by multiplying several lists of keywords together.
Trends – Explore the trending stories by categories and by countries.
Nibbler – Nibbler is a free tool for testing websites. Enter the address of any website and get a report scoring the website out of 10 for key areas, including accessibility, SEO, social media and technology.
BROWSEO – A web app that allows to view any webpage without distractions caused by styles. It also highlights parts of a page that are relevant for SEO.
Easyredir – Redirect people to your message. Concentrate on your content and let the company handle the technology (from 7$/month).
Ahrefs – Track your backlinks, keywords, brand mentions and know what your competitors are doing (free 14 day trial).
Alexa – Alexa has traffic metrics across the web. It is an invaluable source for competitive intelligence and strategic insight (free trial, from 9.99/month).
Moz – Develop a high quality inbound link profile. Research backlinks, find link-building opportunities and discover potentially damaging links with Open Site Explorer (free trial available).
Similar Web – Measures every website and mobile app, reveals the complete picture and provides insights which marketers, analysts, and industry leaders can rely on in their work (some services are free).
Tiny jpg – Compress JPEG files with a perfect balance in quality and file size.
Tiny png – Advanced lossy compression for PNG images that preserves full alpha transparency.
Compressor – A powerful online tool for reducing drastically the size of your images and photos whilst maintaining a high quality with almost no difference before and after compression.
Fotor – simple and really understandable online app that allows you to edit photos, create designs (like a design of a postcard or a poster) and make collages.
Online Image Editor – a 100% free editing app with a set of simple tools that will help you to transform your photo without downloading a full-size software.
BeFunky – it could be the best online editor ever (or at least it states itself so). The editor is quite easy-to-use and doesn’t demand any additional efforts to learn how to work with it.
Lunapic – a nice picture editor that could work not only with uploaded images but also with image URLs, which could be convenient for web use.
iPiccy – this excellent online image editor has all the tools you can possibly need to transform your photo into something really awesome. It also has a collage maker and different designs creator, which makes it a little similar to the Fotor app.
Canva – Design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of beautiful layouts.
Giphy – Make hilarious GIFs or engaging product displays and use them in your next web design project. Such element increase user engagement and boost conversion rates.
Hello Bar – Get more email subscribers with Hello Bar.
List Builder – List Builder lightbox makes sure your customers subscribe to your email list and come back for more.
Scroll Triggered Box – Scroll Triggered Box will boost your conversion rates. The plugin displays a pop-up box with customizable content.
Scroll Box – Politely grow your email list with Scroll Box.
Mandrill – A reliable, scalable, and secure delivery API for transactional emails from websites and applications. Ideal for sending data-driven transactional emails, including targeted e-commerce and personalized one-to-one messages.
Mail Gun – The email service for developers. Powerful APIs that enable you to send, receive and track email effortlessly. 10,000 emails free every month.
Send Grid – Delivering your transactional and marketing email through one reliable platform.
SendinBlue – SendinBlue was created to become the simplest, most reliable and cost-effective marketing platform.
Smartcasual – A professional community where they bring the easiest way for you to expand your professional network.
WriteRack – WriteRack is the best way to tweetstorm.
Playbuzz – This is an awesome free online tool for advertisers and publishers. Use it to create quizzes, lists, polls, and other interactive content. The platform will also help you increase your content coverage.
Coschedule – Create beautiful Click To Tweet boxes in your blog posts.
Latergram – Schedule & manage your Instagram posts.
Pin It Button – Add a “Pin It” button over your images, so users can add it to Pinterest easily.
How Many Shares – Count how many times URL has been shared on popular social networks.
Crowdfire – By the power bestowed upon you by Crowdfire, you can manage your Twitter and Instagram accounts far more effectively.
Klout – Spread the word about the article among your friends immediately with the help of browser extension.
RiteTag – RiteTag browser extensions for scheduling & productivity.
Social Analytics – Analysis of any page from the viewpoint of social platforms (the quantity of likes and so on).
Crowdriff – Get Twitter engagement, interest and activity analytics in real time to make interactions more personal and more meaningful.
Buffer – Social media management for marketers and agencies.
Bitly – The company is committed to unleashing the power of the link. They shorten nearly half a billion links per month as an integral part of social, SMS, email efforts (and more) from brands, marketers, publishers, government organizations, non-profits and individual users.
Add This – Promote your site with the best social tools on the web.
Sumome – Share makes it stupid-easy for your visitors to share your content to their friends, family, and others. The more people share your site and content, the more viral traffic goes back to your site.
Disqus – Build a community of active readers and reviewers.
Thinglink – Create annotations for every video or image with this awesome online tool. Adding links and interactive content to videos helps increase website conversions.
Press Kit Generator – Generate a simple Press Kit for your app consisting of app icons, screenshots and a document with your app’s description and other relevant info like genre, price, developer, website etc.
Survey Creator – Make a free survey to know your users. Create a survey, get feedback straight in your mailbox.
Wirewax – Do you remember what’s worth a thousand images? A great video! Add hotspots to your videos and make them more engaging and clickable.
Clients Support and Polling
Type Form – Free online polling and forms constructor.
Pocket – Found anything interesting? Put it into Pocket to view later.
Habitica – This free solution will help you build the right habits and gamify your entire life. You will get a character that will be passing through multiple game levels. You success in this game will depend on your task completion progress. You can also compete with friends and share your progress with the person who holds you accountable.
Rain Drop – A comfy service for working with bookmarks.
Google Keep – Is you are a big fan of Google services and making lists – this tool is your perfect fit. It allows saves lists and viewing the, across all devices.
Flowdock – Flowdock is a team collaboration app for desktop, mobile & web. Work on things that matter, be transparent and solve problems across tools, teams & time zones. Try it for free for 30 days.
Todoist – Do you enjoy making lists and assigning color codes to your tasks? This app will help you add structure to your schedule by creating sub-tasks, sub-categories, and dependencies.
Type Talk – Share and discuss ideas with your team through instant messaging on the web or on your mobile. Now Typetalk is available as desktop app. Download on Windows and Mac.
Wunderlist – The best To-do list of 2017, this free solution is still everybody’s favorite. It is very simple: you make lists and then share them with your family or colleagues.
Slack – A messaging app for teams who are changing the world.
HipChat – Great teams use HipChat Group and private chat, file sharing, and integrations.
Hygger – An Agile project management platform that allows handling many projects at once and grouping them into collections. You will be creating every possible project management elements: sprints, boards, swim lanes, logs, road maps, etc.
What’s it Like App – Where to go is only part of the equation. Start asking when to go. Travel advice.
Pivotal Tracker – This online tool offers project management made simple. The greatest features are the time tracker and awesome checklists. With a free version, you will be able to run only two projects at the same time.
Bitrix24 – This is a free project management, HR management, and CRM solution for small businesses and teams. If you sign up for free, you will use 5GB of storage and be able work on the same project with 12 people.
Free Mockup Templates
Granite Stationery Bundle – It is a mockup PSD bundle, free to use for commercial and personal use. All of the images were created in Cinema4D and rendered with Octane Render. Brought to you generously by American designer Aaron Covrett.
Screely – This service instantly turns your screenshot into a beautiful design mockup. Without using Sketch or Photoshop templates. They do not upload or store any image on their servers.
MacBook Pro Photo Mockup – Showcase your work professionally using an elegant and classy professional presentation for your project, application, WordPress theme, startup or artwork.
Free iPhone 5 Photo Mockup – Need to display a design on an iPhone? No problem. Here’s another great free resource from Show It Better – a website that offers loads of decent mockups to help you showcase your professional work.
Futuramo – The resource offers 45,000 UI icons (with 3,000 icons in 16 styles) that are ready to mix and group together in dedicated sets.
Placeit – It is absolutely great instant mockup generator. You can get free access not only to 600+ product mockups, but also place the app screenshots into the given mockup by simple drag-and-drop.
Designmoo – It is a vibrant community that provides a tremendous number of free mockups for graphic designers. Besides that, you can discover and share the other free UI kits out there, including vectors, fonts, patterns, textures, PSDs and more.
Pixeden – Pixeden came to life with the idea of creating a one-stop place for all the tools that a modern designer might need in its day-to-day routine. This service is hard at work providing quality web resources. You can download all their free web and graphic design templates.
Graphic Burger – GraphicBurger is a buffet of premium quality design resources offered for free to the community. This is the right place if you are looking for quality design resources like mockups PSDs which are created by Graphic Burger and other industry-leading designers.
Mockup World – If you are searching around the whole web for the best mockup for your work, Mockup World should be your only stop. This is the biggest source of free photo-realistic mockups online.
Premium Pixels – Premium Pixels is a collection of free design resources created and curated by UK based Web Designer Orman Clark. Beautiful sketch templates, icons, patterns, brushes and textures, and much more are available there.
Barnimages Freebies – Barnimages was created with the hope of redefining traditional stock imagery. Free design resources, including free mockups, fonts, templates, graphics are waiting for you there.
Smartmockups – It is trusted by thousands of people and companies worldwide. 1700+ ready-to-use product mockups are right inside your browser.
Mockuuups – This is a Drag-and-drop tool for creating beautiful app previews and marketing materials. Impress your clients today with a growing library of mockups.
Pixel Buddha – The source offers a selective collection of free mockup resources. Each of them can become a great start for building your work presentation. All mockup PSD templates featured here are designed using smart objects, what makes the use of them smooth and easy.
Backgrounds + Textures
Pattern8 – The resource was created to make it easier to find a high quality free seamless pattern. Pattern8 keeps things simple and allows searching by color. You will find lots of free pixel patterns here.
Texture King – This is a great place of free high resolution, high quality textures for personal and commercial use.
Patternico – This resource allows to create your own free seamless patterns and backgrounds online fast and easy. Try their pattern generator – it is totally free! No Photoshop, no Illustrator required.
Subtle Patterns – High quality resource for anyone in need of quality textured patterns, free to use. The subtle pattern backgrounds are perfect for adding a slight hint of patterns in the background without taking too much attention away from the main content.
Lost and Taken – L+T provides free textures for use in your next project. They are absolutely perfect for adding just a hint of grunge and texture goodness to your work.
BG Patterns – BG Patterns offer PNG custom images with transparent background for your project.
Graphic River – Whatever kind of graphic assets you need, you will find plenty in their collection. High-quality graphic assets are guaranteed on GraphicRiver.
Wegraphics – This is an online community for designers, and a marketplace for high-quality graphic design resources. Everyone can access the community’s resources by signing up as a free member.
Blog Spoon Graphics – The aim of the resource is to help you create cool stuff by sharing tips, inspiration and resources to fuel your creative passion. Hopefully, you will find some useful stuff.
Rawpixel – It is smashing stereotypes to create design resources that reflect today’s society as it really is. They are having the most diverse stock photos in the industry and they want to do more.
Time-saving Web Design Resources
Tickera – WordPress event ticketing system – . Its workflow is as streamlined as it comes, and there are over 25 professional add-ons to help you expand its functionality to suit your needs. Another notable feature is the ability to create a floorplan of your venue and let your customers select the exact seat they want for your show.
LayerSlider – Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin – This is a premium multi-purpose animation platform. Sliders, image galleries, slideshows with mind-blowing effects, landing pages, animated page blocks, or even a full website can be created using LayerSlider 6.
Pagely – Managed WordPress Hosting – The service provides reliable Managed WordPress Hosting for high-demand sites. With tierless support, experienced devops, and a customizable tech stack, they have created the ultimate hosting solution for growing businesses.
Goodie – Web Development Service – Goodie hires only experienced web developers and let them cooperate directly with you. You are uploading your design files or just a website idea. Then, you allow a Goodie dev estimate the price, confirm the budget and work directly with him or her.
Postcards – Create and edit email templates online without any coding skills. Use Postcards to quickly create beautiful and responsive emails. Try the free version to explore all the benefits of the service.
Web design softwares
GIMP – Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.
Color Wheel – This color tool absolutely deserves a spot on any list of best web design software. It’s all web based and entirely free. Adobe Color simply helps you to avoid any problems like that by calculating the best fitting colors in the color scheme based on the seed color provided by you.
Pictaculous – It is is a color palette generator service from MailChimps. Users can upload PNG, GIF, or JPG image files and Pictaculous will analyze their colors to return a fitting scheme.
Balsamiq – It is a wireframing tool that allows users to sketch and share user interface mockups for web, desktop and mobile apps.
Lightshot – The fastest way to take a customizable screenshot. Simple interface, nothing useless and light weight.
WAMP / MAMP – These abbreviations describe a fully functioning setup used for developing dynamic Internet web pages. The products can be installed under macOS and Windows with just a few clicks.
Wix.com – It offers a complicated website building services including registration, website design, website administration and modification.
Squarespace – It is the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful online presence. Trusted by the world’s best, Squarespace empowers people with creative ideas to succeed.
TOWeb – The responsive website creation software. Create all by yourself a modern website compatible with all devices. Without programming. Without subscription.
PSPad – This is a tool that is loved by programmers, though it can adequately be used for anyone that is interested in web design.
CoffeeCup Free HTML Editor – Its philosophy has always been to create web design software and services so you can make better websites.
Mobirise Website Builder – It is a free offline app for Windows and Mac to easily create small/medium websites, landing pages, online resumes and portfolios. 1500+ beautiful website blocks, templates and themes help you to start easily.
Open Element – This software enables you to edit your web design, so that you can modify anything that you are not comfortable with so that your website is a true reflection of your personal style.
Net Objects – This is powerful website design software that has earned critical praise and worldwide recognition as one of the fastest, easiest ways to build, manage and promote websites.
Digital Trends – The software allows to start creating your website from scratch and end up with a unique result.
Graphic Resources Databases
PSD Repo – PSD Repo you will find a large number of free PSD files starting from mockups, website templates, icons, Photoshop brushes, UI kits and many more.
Fribbble – Free design resources from the world’s best design bundle sellers.
DBF – The best freebies design resources from Dribbble and Behance. Get the latest free PSD for UI, mock-ups, icons, fonts, templates and backgrounds.
123FreeVectors – One of the largest collection of free vector art, vector images, vector graphic resources, clip art, illustrations, and much more.
Freedesignfile – This resource has thousands of top quality free vectors and free photos much more besides, including free Photoshop brushes and actions, free fonts, and etc.
BrandEPS – This is a database of brand logos and icons. All logos and icons can download in vector EPS, JPG and PNG file formats for free! Icon resources also available in SVG file format.
Flaticon – The largest database of free icons available in PNG, SVG, EPS, PSD and BASE 64 formats.
Fudgegraphics – A great new web design and development-focused blog which is full of all the freebies any web designer could want.
FreeVectors.net – This is a fun little community of vector lovers who share free vector graphics. All the images on this site are free to use for personal use and most of them can be used commercially.
DryIcons – Over 5000 high-quality web and vector icons in 77 icon sets, and more than 1700 vector graphics for designers and developers.
Snap2objects – Here you will find all the vectors, brushes, textures and all the different resources available on the blog and sorted by similarity.
ClipArt & Design Elements
Old Design Shop – A lovely collection of vintage clip art and textures for all things old and beautiful.
Pixel Scrapper – A community site for digital artists and scrapbookers offering thousands of free images, templates, PSDs, kits, and tutorials.
Designer Candies – This is a project created by designers, for designers. They produce high quality graphic design resources for you to use in your design projects.
MediaMilitia – This is the home of some top-notch graphics, PSD files, vectors, tutorials, and much more. All of the free design resources on Media Militia are for personal and commercial use.
365 PSD – Download free American PSD files, vectors & graphics. Browse a beautiful American collection and download for commercial use, with no purchase required.
Brusheezy – This is the place to share free Photoshop brushes and other Photoshop-related resources.
Free Pik – More than 3 millions free vectors, PSD, photos and free icons. Exclusive freebies and all graphic resources that you need for your projects.
Graphics Fuel – It is home to a range of free and premium design resources, and inspiration to help you have fun creating awesome design stuff.
Designermill – A collection of free PSDs, Sketch files, free Fonts and other resources for designers.
Video Pexels – The best free videos shared by the Pexels community. Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Pexels license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages.
Videezy – This is one of the largest video communities in the world. Their growing collection of high-quality footage makes filmmaking easy and affordable. Plus, most files are free to download and free to use.
xStockVideo – All their footage in web resolution 960×540 is free to download and free to use in a ‘Free to view video project’ (promotional, event, educational, client, youtube without ads).
Motion Elements – It is the best online stock footage site to download free video clips. Choose from free stock video to free After Effects templates to free stock music.
Videvo – The world’s largest resource of free, safe-to-use video and audio content on the web. It is their mission to continue to strive towards this goal, providing the highest quality free content on a regular basis, available for everyone to use.
Bottled Video – Founded on April 1st 2011 BottledVideo.com (a spin off of the family video production business) was launched to the public as resource for 100% free stock video footage.
Pond5 – Pond5 is the world’s largest, most vibrant video-first content marketplace, providing filmmakers, creators, and producers of all kinds with the content, inspiration, and tools they need to improve their projects.
Dissolve – Extraordinary stock footage and photography.
VideoBlocks – They are building a better way to find high-quality, affordable stock media. You get unlimited downloads from the Member Libraries you choose at no extra cost, including 115,000 HD videos, 400,000 images, and 110,000 audio tracks.
Distill – Curated HD Video free for your personal and commercial use.
OrangeHD – All the footage is shot in full HD (1920×1080) or HD (1280×720). Available in mp4 AVC standard.
VidsPlay – Completely FREE Stock Footage. You are granted non-exclusive rights to use and download our video material without the need to pay royalties for each use.
Footage Crate – They provide the video making community with thousands of free professional-grade production resources, and also distribute exclusive content that is the most affordably priced in the industry.
Artbeats – This service offers a unique variety of royalty-free stock footage.
Content Marketing Reference Library – The blog evolved into highly profitable company with 8 figures in annual revenue thanks to useful content, smart copywriting, and exceptional products and services.
The Beginner’s Guide to SEO – You will get the most out of this guide if your desire to learn search engine optimization (SEO) is exceeded only by your willingness to execute and test concepts.
Social Marketing Success Kit – Discover how to drive new business and revenue through various social media channels with the Marketo Social Marketing Success Kit.
Social Media Calendar – Social media managers around the world are leveraging the social media calendar to grow.
HubSpot Social Media Blog – Check out this resource that will help you develop the skills needed to be effective on social media.
Creating Content That Converts – This guide will explain why and show you step by step how to create content that does (i.e. content that drives opt ins, leads and revenue to your business).
The Multi-Channel Content Distribution Guide – Marketers are struggling to streamline distribution efforts across all of their digital channels. They created this template, a step-by-step guide to multi-channel distribution through content pillars.
The Beginner’s Guide to Social Media – Whether your current sentiment leans more toward enthusiasm or trepidation, there’s no way around the fact that social media is a far more complex field than it first seems. You will find this to be one of the most comprehensive social media resources available.
The Best Online Flipbook Makers
FlipHTML5 – It is a free online flipbook maker with an interactive personal homepage that makes it easy for you to find out about your flipbooks and a very nifty bookcase that automatically collects all your flipbooks and arranges them in an organized format.
iSpring Flip – With iSpring Flip, you can quickly turn your documents into e-books, upload them to an LMS, and keep track of what learners are reading and how far they have progressed.
Yumpu – Join 597,550 world-class publishers who turn a PDF into a stunning online catalog. Once published on Yumpu, your Catalogs will be available to millions of readers worldwide.
FlipSnack – Create, share and embed online magazines, transforming your PDFs into online flipping books. The page flipping effect works wonders for digital publishing.
PubHTML5 – This is a free digital publishing software that lets you create HTML5 flipping book that also work on iOS and Android devices.
FlipBuilder – It is dedicated to making the best products possible. From design to delivery they focus on simplicity in use and power in function.
Issuu – Publish your PDF online in just a few clicks. Join 3.3 million publishers on Issuu to enjoy a beautiful publication look on all devices, and an easy, no-frills publishing process.
Bote – Your business requires presence. Both has the solution. The Bote™ Publishing Platform is designed to provide maximum growth for your business.
Mag+ – They provide tools for creating and delivering touchscreen-native documents and issues, news items, real-time notifications, in-app messaging, and web content.
iPaper – iPaper is an online catalog solution, so an internet connection helps. But jokes aside, you cannot create a catalog with iPaper. You need a PDF of your catalog in order to transform it into an inspirational sales and marketing tool.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need all of those tools?
Of course, not. We gathered such a big quantity of resources to spare you some time. There are so many variants because we don’t want to limit you in any way. Choose the resources you like and create some stunning designs!
Why are there management apps in the list for designers?
As all the other creative workers, designers also need their tasks and duties to be managed. If you are a freelancer and work alone – you still need to organize your work and exactly for that reasons people create management apps.
Isn’t it a little embarrassing to use some other people works for inspiration?
Not at all. Almost all artist do it. Have you ever heard the phrase “steal like an artist”? Until you use other people pictures for inspiration and not to copy them – it is completely normal.
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