DESIGN RESOURCES

ICONZA

Iconza is all about customizing icons for your blog or website. All you have to do is chose a few colors and 3 sizes that you want the icon to be in and just hit the download button. 

ISTOCKPHOTO

iStockphoto is a supplier of user-generated and royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, video, audio and flash. Bloggers can also use iStockphoto to find background images for their blogs and Twitter accounts.

PREMIUM PIXELS

Premium Pixels is a website that provides PSD files and resources for website and blog designers.

MEASUREIT

MeasureIt is a Mozilla Firefox extension or add-on that allows you to draw a rule across any webpage to check the width or height of an element. You can use it to determine the size of widgets or images on your website they’d like to add to their blog.

FIREBUG

Firebug is a Mozilla Firefox Add-On that allows you to edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. You can use it to preview changes they’d like to make without actually touching your blog code.

GRAPHICRIVER

GraphicRiver is a market place for Photoshop brushes, design templates, stock vectors, background images and web elements. GraphicRiver was created by Envato.

CREATTICA

Creattica is an inspiration website for designers where thry can post their creative work. It is by Envato. 

365PSD

365PSD is a website full of PSD templates bloggers can download individually for free for both personal and commercial use. The files may be used to enhance their blog’s design.

DRIBBBLE

Dribbble is described as “show and tell for creatives”. It features screenshots of designs and applications that are being worked on which “spectators” (viewers) can find, follow, and save to favorites.

SUBTLE PATTERNS

Subtle Patterns has tilable patterns that are high quality and the best part is they are free. All the patterns are patterns are in photoshop pattern format. 

PATTERN COOLER

Patterncooler is the hub for hundreds of free pattern designs. You will have a wide range of patterns to choose from and you can then customize it to ow it goes with your brand and overall look of your business. 

STRIPE GENERATOR

Stripe Generator is a simple tool that allows you to easily created striped background patterns to your specifications, by choosing colours, sizes, spacing and shadows.

LIPSUM

Lipsum is a quick wayto generate “Lorem Ipsum” text designers use when mocking up designs. Simply choose the number of paragraphs or words you need and copy and paste into your design.

ICON FINDER

Icon Finder provides a search function for finding icons. Simply enter what you’re looking for (Twitter, star, or arrow) and the results will not only show you various icons, but their size, designer and license info.

CANVA

Canva is a DIY, online graphic-design tool. It is free (with premium options) and helps you to create images, brochures, business cards, Facebook covers and more.

FAVICON.CC

Favicon.cc is a simple tool to create a favicon. Simply upload an image, or create your own on the site. When it’s looking how you’d like it to look, download the favicon.ico file and upload it to your server.