Last week we posted a collection of printable wireframing templates which included some for iPhone and iPad app design. These are great for communicating early mockups and ideas, but when it’s time for those ideas to make the jump from paper to the computer screen, it’s helpful to have a library of UI elements at your disposal. Since we love saving you time, we’ve found some for you. Here are 11 UI Kits for iPhone and iPad Development. (more…)
A couple of weeks ago we posted a showcase of sketched UI wireframes. It illustrated how starting out on paper can be an effective way to begin the design process. It allows you to quickly mockup ideas and get the creative juices flowing. When creating these sketches, it’s good to have a guide or starting point. Here we’ve rounded up 10 free printable templates that will help you get started with your own wireframe sketches. (more…)
Whether it’s textures, Photoshop brushes, or icons, we love finding top notch free files and sharing them with our readers. We try to post at least one collection of freebies every week. We do the searching so you don’t have to. This saves you time and helps you focus on what’s important.
This week, we are bringing you elegant fonts for clean design. There are 20 in all and they’re all free. A few require a quick registration, but they’re well worth it. (more…)
A few months ago UPrinting teamed up with us to give you a chance to win free poster prints. It was such a hit, we are doing it again, but this time we’re giving 10 people a chance to win 18×24 poster prints. Winners will be able to choose from either semi gloss or high gloss. (more…)
Design is constantly changing and moving forward. However, typography is one aspect of design that seems to resist progression. When it comes to typography, there are standards and traditions that have been around for many years. These rules are there for a reason – to make sure that letters and words are legible. But to move forward, sometimes rules have to be broken. So for this post we’ve rounded up 26 free progressive and experimental fonts. These fonts might be pushing the limits of traditional type design, but the results are stunning. (more…)
A couple of weeks ago PrintRunner teamed up with us to give you a chance to win 250 business cards. To be eligible, all you had to do was leave a comment on that post. We had a great response, and today we are announcing the 10 winners. Congratulations to: (more…)
In our continued effort to find and deliver to you the best free design resources, we’ve compiled a list of 20 excellent icon sets for application design. Just like fonts and textures, you can’t have too many icons in your design library. In this collection you’ll find a variety of icon styles that should fit any type of application design. (more…)
Since script fonts are based on the fluid stokes of natural hand writing, they’re a great way to add a personal touch to a design. The only issue I have with script fonts is that I’ve always had trouble finding good ones when I need them. Assuming you may have faced the same problem, I’ve taken the time to round up 20 beautiful script fonts for your designs.
Photoshop actions can be a big time saver, especially when you’re trying to add a specific effect to a photo and you’re not sure how to do it. Thanks to talented and generous Photoshop users, we can simply click a button and our photography can take on a whole new look. For this post we’ve rounded up over 100 Photoshop actions for enhancing your photos. In this collection you’ll notice a wide variety of actions, from vintage effects to amazing color alterations. (more…)
Sometimes a lot of color, textures, and design elements can make a web design jump off the screen, but there are times when a minimal style is more appropriate for the content and it’s audience. A clean and minimal design gets out of the way and lets the content do the talking, and it’s a great way to give your site an elegant and sophisticated feel.
If your getting ready to launch a WordPress site and you’re thinking about going minimal, here are our picks for the 10 best free minimal WordPress themes. (more…)