Web Design Resources
At Inova, we are all about helping our clients, our website visitors, and everybody trying to get stuff done. We have collected some of the best web design, web development, and graphic design resources to help you get started fast and easy with all your projects.
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Graphics, stock photos, backgrounds, vectors, icons, patterns, gradients, illustrations, brushes, images, and video resources
A collection of the best graphic resources like SVG vectors, illustrations, icons, textures, patterns, photographs, images, videos, backgrounds, gradients, fonts, and videos.
One of the most complete graphic sources out there, Freepik offers both free and premium subscriptions to get access to millions of vectors, photos, illustrations, presentation templates, brochure templates, business cards templates, flyer templates, PSD banners, icons, and many more graphic resources.
Vecteezy is a very popular and comprehensive vector library website that offers both free and premium vector plans. The vector library offers backgrounds, illustrations, banners, flyers, brochures, business cards, and so many more. You will enjoy the easy to navigate website.
Free creative and unique stock images and photography with a different approach. Gratisography focuses more on quality photography than quantity. As stated on their website, they offer the world’s quirkiest collection of stock images and creative photos you won’t find anywhere else.
RetroSupply is one of the most extensive collections of premium vintage and retro graphics. It includes a comprehensive list of brushes, textures, backgrounds, and fonts for Photoshop, Illustrator, Procreate, and Affinity. They also offer some graphic design freebies and excellent tutorials.
Pexels offers creative stock images that are contributed by photographers and creative artists around the world. Their stock photo library provides a large collection of creative photos, images, and videos that can help customize your next graphic or web design project.
Free high-quality stock images, photos, and videos. Pikwizard offers a great UI/UX in the homepage which makes it easy to filter photos by categories in the main menu.
Brusheezy offers a collection of Photoshop brushes, patterns, textures, gradients, backgrounds, shapes, and PSD graphics. If you are a Photoshop user, you will find this website very useful and easy to navigate.
Stock images, vectors, and video clips resources at affordable prices. 123rf offers a great variety of graphic sources in a subscription plan and on-demand (credits). We have used 123rf for some projects and find it very affordable compared to other premium graphic design resources.
Envato Elements is another popular premium collection of assets for graphic designers, marketers, web designers, and developers. With the yearly premium subscription, you get access to stock images, vectors, fonts, backgrounds, fonts, gradients, and so much more.
- Envato Graphics
- Envato Stock Photos
- Envato Stock Video
- Envato Video Templates
- Envato Fonts
- Envato Audio
- Envato WordPress Resources
- Envato 3D
Thousands of free stock images and videos that you can use both personally and commercially. Their catalog offers some unique and creative photos and videos.
Freebiesbug is a website that collects, recommends, promotes, and advertises graphic and web design resources for different software platforms. From icons, mockups, and UI kits to website templates, fonts, and photos, you can find lots of free and premium resources all on one website from an easy to use interface.
- PSD Resources
- Ai Resources
- Sketch Resources and Freebies
- Freebiesbug Free Fonts
- Freebiesbug Code Stuff
Wheater you are a graphic designer, web designer, marketer, SEO specialist, or web developer, you can benefit from the large Icons8 library. Do not let the name fool you – they offer more than just icons. We have added the list of all of the great unique design resources, graphics, vectors, music, creative stock photos and tools they provide to help you achieve your goals.
VectorStock is a vector-only image marketplace with millions of vectors in their catalog. They are one of the most popular choices for creatives looking for vector-based assets. They offer affordable premium plans and some of the vectors are free to download. You can find logos, backgrounds, illustrations, flyers, business cards, invitations, infographics, patterns, and so much more.
If you are a creative designer, you can share your designs while earning a commission with VectorStock. Visit their FAQ’s to learn more about how to sell your creative vectors with VectorStock.
Creative Market offers ready to use design assets at affordable prices. Their catalog offers unique and creative designs that include graphics, photos, templates, fonts, brushes, gradients, backgrounds, shapes, plugins, 3D assets, characters, illustrations, color palettes, software, and plugins. They have one of the top creative asset catalogs for designers and developers. Most of their assets are premium, they do offer some freebies for designers.
- Sell your designs on Creative Market
- Become a creative partner
- Creative Market Blog
- Creative Market Forum
YouWorkForThem is an asset graphics catalog that offers photos, videos, graphics, fonts, brushes, and other types of assets that are compatible with different software programs. In the extra assets section, you’ll find Procreate, PSD, Ai, audio, vector brushes, and Lightroom. If you are a graphic designer, artist, or web designer, you will find this resourceful site to be a great addition to your arsenal.
Canva is a design platform that allows you to design and create media graphics, presentations, posters, infographics, business cards, flyers, and other visual content so that you can print it or publish it anywhere. The easy to use drag and drop interface allows you to use your own graphics, photos, or use many of the design templates they offer. It’s an excellent tool for those looking for a quick and easy way to create visual content. Canva is great for both beginners and experts.
Useful links from Canva:
- Canva Color Palette Generator
- Canva Free Photo Editor
- Canva Logo Maker
- Canva Graph Maker
- Canva Inspiration Ideas
- Canva Font Combinations
- Learn to create with Canva Tutorials
- Canva Design School
- Canva Printing
A great resource for graphic designers, developers and website designers looking for UX/UI graphic layouts, illustrations, mockups, templates, and tons of freebies. CraftWork offers one of the most beautiful graphics for busy designers.
A free collection of illustrations and icons for your next web design project. Colorful, beautiful, and handdrwan web design illustrations.
Pixeden offers free and premium graphic, design and web resources that include templates, icons, vectors, graphics, WordPress themes, HTML templates, email templates, wireframing templates, and print assets. They offer lots of free resources. Their subscription monthly plan is very affordable and totally worth it due to the massive amount of assets they provide.
Premium fonts, graphics, textures, templates, mockups, and addons in different formats. They offer some great free resources.
Premium fonts, graphics, crafts, and embroidery assets in great resolution. Some free resources available and some tools are available.
Creative modern illustration vectors.
Fonts, graphics, backgrounds.
Icons, fonts, video, mockups.
Flat design color palette picker.
A widely used font source for web designers and web developers, Dafont has one of the largest free font libraries on the web. Easy to download and install fonts.
Free collection of fonts with a huge library provided by Google. You can directly download the fonts to your computer and host them on your server, or you can directly use their CDN (content delivery network) free of charge.
Widely used by graphic designers initially, Creative Market has become one of the most complete web design resources used by designers and developers. They offer graphic vectors, illustrations, fonts, web design templates, textures, patterns.
Premium fonts, graphics, textures, vectors, illustrations with some freebies. A great source for graphic designers to give your projects that unique, custom visual appeal.
Envato Elements is one of the most popular sources for web designers, graphic designers, and web developers also provides some good sources of fonts. Their Fonts webpage provides an excellent user interface with a sidebar for the filters.
Web Development Resources | Resources for Web Developers
Ui Gradients – CSS gradient generator – UI gradients offer one the fastest and easiest way to create CSS gradients. You can create your custom gradients, or use one of the pre-designed ones. You can also contribute and submit your gradients. We have used this great tool to quickly implement gradient backgrounds using CSS and avoid the usage of big image file sizes.
Collection of customizable SVG-based repeating patterns and backgrounds for websites.
Codepen is a great website for testing and showcasing user-created code snippets. Codepen is an open-source learning environment and an online code editor. Codepen offers a free and pro version.
Bootstrap is one of the most popular frameworks to develop responsive websites. It provides all you need to start developing responsive websites that will look amazing regardless of the screen size and device type. It is one of the main responsive frameworks we use for developing websites.
Foundation is another less popular responsive front-end framework. It is also open source and pretty similar to Bootstrap.
Skeleton is a less popular framework for developing front-end responsive web technologies. Stated in their homepage, Skeleton is “A dead simple, responsive boilerplate.” With less than 400 lines of code, it is one of the lightest responsive frameworks.
Pingdom is an online tool to help you monitor and measure the performance of your website. It offers a free online page speed test to help you make informed decisions about the performance of your webpages.
Github is one of the largest source code repositories in the world. Web developers use Github to share, collaborate, and manage web projects with people around the world.
Popular icon framework based on CSS. It’s widely used among web designers and developers.
A web app that includes browser extensions to extract color palettes from webpages. A great tool for designers and front-end developers. Free colour scheme extraction.
Marketing, Content, Performance, and SEO Resources
Web app for hiring freelance services like content writers, and graphic designers.
Popular website for creating gif images.
Performance website for testing site speed.
Sitemap generator and SEO analizer website.
Affordable SSL certificates.
SEO tool to analyze backlinks, domain authority, keyword suggestions, and top-ranked pages on websites.
Printing Resources, Signs, Labels, Stickers, Business Cards, Flyers
Business cards, flyers, banners, signs.
Printing of posters in different sizes. Upload your own designs.
Business cards, flyers, banners, folders, stickers, labels.
Banners, signs, stickers.
Shirts, mugs, hoodies, stickers.
Flyers, business cards, letterheads.
Graphic Design, Web Design, & Web Development Software
GIMP is a free and open-source graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats and more specialized tasks. Available for Mac and Windows users.
Inkscape is mainly used to create and edit vector graphics such as SVG logos, icons, line graphics, diagrams, illustrations, and some other vector-based drawings.
Adobe Photoshop is one of the most used graphics and image editor. Available for Mac and Windows users.
It’s a professional design tool that utilizes a fully vector-based workflow. For Mac users only.
Affinity Designer is a vector graphics editor developed by Serif for macOS, iOS, and Microsoft Windows.
Affinity Photo is a graphic design editing software developed for macOS, iOS, and Windows. Affinity Photo is a robust, low-cost image editing program that offers some great features.
Kap is an excellent open-source screen recording app that allows you to screen record full or partial sections of your screen for free.
Web Development Resources
Brackets – Brackets is a free code editor mainly used by web designers and web developers. Brackets focus primarily on front-end development. It is an excellent asset for editing code on your computer. Especially suited to macOS, you will enjoy writing code in Brackets.
Widely used text editor for coding.
Atom is a popular free and open-source text/code editor. Originally developed by GitHub, it offers great features like sharing code to Github very easily. It is customizable with a clean and friendly user interface.
Local server environment that can be installed under macOS and Windows for local web development.
PostgreSQL is an open-source object-relational database with robust features and performance. You can install PostgresSQL on Mac and Windows and use it for developing great applications. It has a great community of developers around the world.
A place to share and bond over successes and frustrations with code, tech and life as a developer. They also have a mobile application