Who said that all resources for web designers are expensive? What if we told you that there are plenty of free resources out there that could help you build your website. From free icons and stock photos to free and powerful alternatives of Photoshop, there is a thing for everybody.
Free Icon Packs
Using icons on your site is one of the biggest web design trends these days. You can put them on your feature page or just everywhere when you want to make your design more appealing
Linea is a nice set of free icons. It features more than 700 icons and all of them are totally free. Icons are divided into different categories such as music, ecommerce, software and other. All of the icons are available in several different formats like SVG and PNG.
The material design icon set by Google consists of hundreds of simple yet very modern icons. They are useful for websites and mobile apps. Each icon is designed based on the Material Design guidelines of Google
Free Background sets
One of the best ways to make your website look better is to put a nice background. Instead of just making a color background you can shake things up by using some texture.
Subtle Patters allow you to download some really great textures to use on your website. And, yes, they are subtle! It’s a really nice resource for anyone looking for a cool background for his site, so we definitely recommend checking it out.
Texture Palace is another good resource to look at if you are searching for backgrounds. The platform also allows design to submit their own textures and share them with other users for free.
Free Stock Photos
Stock images are expensive but you will definitely need some for your website. If you are an Oxxy user you can take advantage to the hundreds of stock images we offer. However, if you still cannot find what you are looking for, there are some other solid resources you can use.
Pixabay offers thousands of free stock images you can use for free. They even don’t require any attribution. The platform definitely lacks the quality of premium services but it’s still a pretty good resource for everyone looking for free images. The best thing is that you can find images for almost every topic you could think of which isn’t offer by most of the other free image websites out there.
Picography is a little bit different than Pixabay and other similar sites. You will notice that it’s not searchable but the photos featured there are absolutely amazing. So, if you are looking for some stunning photographs this place is definitely for you.
Free Photoshop Alternatives
Every web designer uses image editors. And although Photoshop is the most powerful and used one, it’s not the only one on the market.
Pixlr is an image editor very similar to Photoshop. However, it’s web based but still very powerful. And the best thing – it’s absolutely free.
GIMP is an open source software available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Its capabilities are great and if you are looking for a free image editing software, GIMP is definitely one to consider. You have all options you are accustomed to at one place.
Is there anything better than a tool that simplifies the process of web design? Using a website builder you can easily create a website without writing a single line of code and demonstrate
Here at Oxxy we try to make the lifes of web designers as easy as possible. That’s why you can create great designs with just drag and drop and no coding skills at all. This makes it easier for web designers to focus on the design without the need to worry on how to implement the layout later on.
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