15 Free Resources For Designers Part 2

Part 2 is here! Continuing last weeks post that brought you 15 free resources for designers, here we are again with yet ANOTHER 15 free resources to keep you moving along in your quest to be the best (that rhymes) designer you can be.

Without further ado, let’s begin (in no particular order, as always):

Lovely Website Icon Pack

A great icon pack for your designs that will definitely give it a bit of extra visual flair.

lovelyicons

Dark Aurora: A Free & Beautiful Flash Template

We don’t see many Flash templates these days, so if you’re thinking of going the Flash route, this is definitely a good choice.

darkaurora

jQuery Infinite Carousel

A slick little jQuery plugin that will give your site a cool interactive slide element.

infinitecarousel

A-Z List of Grungy and Dirty Fonts for Commercial Design

Let’s face it, the grunge trend will never die. This huge list of good looking grunge fonts is extremely handy if you are doing the grunge thing.

grungefonts

Adobe Kuler Color Scheme Generator

An invaluable tool for any design, the Adobe Kuler generator let’s you sort through already user submitted color schemes, as well as providing the means to create your own. A well thought out color scheme gives your site a great aesthetic wholeness.

kuler

WordPress Visual Cheat Sheet

Developing a WordPress theme? This cheat sheet is going to reserve a permanent place in your arsenal. A HUGE PDF full of useful information.

wordpresscheatsheet

247 Web Usability Guidelines

When it comes to web usability, you really can’t have too many resources – this massive list of guidelines will ensure that your site works for everyone. Comes with a great Excel workbook of all the guidelines, free for download.

247guidelines

tabSwitch jQuery Plugin

Another cool jQuery slideshow-ish/tab plugin. Offers several different implementation techniques.

tabswitch

CU3ER – Free Flash 3D Image Slider

This is a really great choice if you want to go for a Flash slideshow over jQuery. Highly customizable to your needs.

cu3er

80 Stunning Background Patterns for Your Websites

A nice seamless background pattern can make your site stand out above the rest. Noupe put together a giant list of 80 background patterns, totally free.

stunningpatterns

Goodtheme WordPress Theme

An amazing free WordPress theme.

goodtheme

NEWSPRESS WordPress Theme

A free magazine style WordPress theme. This one is so slick that I’m sure it would be just as popular if it wasn’t free.

newspress

Brusheezy Photoshop Brush Database

A gigantic resource for free Photoshop brushes and patterns. The most popular on the Internet for a reason!

brusheezy

49 Free Vector Graphics Resources

Speckyboy (great name!) put together this really useful list of free vector graphics. You may never need to experience the hassles of Adobe Illustrator again…

49vectorresources

350dpi Business Card Template

Creating a business card? This template will save you and your print company hours of back and forth by providing a template that’s print ready.

350dpibusinesscard

And there you go! 15 awesomely free resources to kickstart the ninja designer inside you. Have a favorite resource that’s not on either part of our list? Post it in the comments for all to enjoy!

Until next time…

Noah

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