17 Sep 2016
Smartest Resources for Web Designers. A lot of these lists just cram everything and anything into the lineup. So, we decided to pick our designers’ brains to bring you the best resources that we are using on a daily basis.
Feel free to add other useful resources in the comments below 🙂
Create studio-quality video from your browser.
Beautiful, free videos for your homepage.
One of the best tools to optimize video files online.
The best free stock photos (and videos), all in one place.
A database of beautiful, high-res, free (do whatever you want) photos for creative use. No awkward office stock photos.
A photo and inspiration haven for creatives crushing their path.
A great way to view and test photos, dimensions and effect with overlay text, before you actually download anything.
Your photos, on a diet. Reduce image size by up to 80%, without compromising quality.
A small team working to create one of the largest, searchable databases of icons in the world.
Building a visual language of icons anyone can understand, this is a massive searchable database of glyph icons created by a community of designers.
Another hefty collection of free icons available in SVG, PSD, PNG, EPS and BASE 64 formats.
An icon library for the more pixel-conscious among us and an icon fonts generator.
As you’ve probably guessed, this is Google’s beautifully crafted selection of icons.
Fun free icons by first-class designers and platform for you to submit your icon work as well.
A massive searchable database of all sorts of icons that you can customize to fit any brand.
A lightweight font manager for your Mac. It helps you preview, sync, and organize fonts stored in any location.
Scanning the top million sites to show font usage across the web, it’s like the zoo for designers.
A showcase of individual type designers and foundries as well as hub to download font families to use in design files.
Literally, the easiest way to identify and inspect fonts, right from your browser.
New and relatively simple, this highly addictive font-pairing site is like Tinder, for fonts.
Premium fonts galore, by Adobe.
A new kind of font manager for Mac. It helps you pick the perfect font by focusing on quick and accurate font previews.
Hand-selecting typefaces presented in an easy-to-use format, free!
Pinterest for colors. You can scroll through four color combinations, infinitely.
A handy, super simple, one-click color contrast generator.
Curated color palatte inspiration by Mackenzie Child.
A super fast color schemes generator that allows you to create, save and share perfect palettes in seconds!
A compass for the color wheel, use it to explore combinations of analogous, monochromatic and all sorts of different color combinations.
An advanced in-browser eyedropper, color picker and analyzer extension for Chrome and Firefox.
A daily dose of inspiration for all who like color.
A handpicked collection of beautiful color gradients