As angry as a raging bull they say. But in this era of super heroes I’d say As angry a hulk. That’s what happens to web developers and designers, when they are unable to find the correct design resources that would suit their needs. You might even find smashing the keyboard a good alternative to channel your anger and frustration. But with DealFuel to the rescue, you can definitely pacify the Hulk in you. So let me show of you some my favorite free design resources which has helped me escape from a number of nerve-wrecking design problems.
Free Design Resources.. Read on…
What is best than the traditional and the most effective way of promoting any brand? Flyers!! To make merry clients all you have to do is customize these print ready templates to your needs and voila! You’re done. Psst.. I am letting you on a secret. There is a .txt file in there which will give you links to get some free fonts for your projects. How cool is that??
So far, I have tried to create Party flyers, Business Cards, corporate flyers for various clients and I must admit they were quite happy with the work. Let some samples do the talking here.
Dear me. When do I need patterns ? The answer is always. This is the most trendiest element ever used while designing a new website. This one here (add an icon texture image) .. Wins my vote for the best pattern! I have used it so many times to create killer backgrounds for so many websites, posters and even a few illustrations. I tweaked it according to the need, and was able to use to on a number of personal and commercial projects. You too should give these patterns a try.
As I mentioned above, We designers always need textures. Sometimes, while dealing with picky and choosy clients there is one texture that cannot go wrong. Any guesses? Aha… The grunge texture! Il give you a texture tip here. To get the best results all you have to do is set the texture layer to Softlight, overlay, multiply or screen depending on the look you desire. These textures will add special background effects to a design and create an eye candy. Not hard to see why they are extremely popular, eh? Here are some real life examples of how grunge style in used in modern design. https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/grunge-style-in-modern-web-design/
How do you quickly and efficiently showcase your artwork on iPad app design? Say yes to Mockups. After all, the world is going mobile! These mocks has considerably eased my life. They are pretty good for wire framing and presentation. This is especially helpful when you need to explain to your designs to your client. Avoids miscommunication and shows the client what exactly they are getting. With such visual representation, you can never go wrong.
With the amount of designs we all create, we never run out of the need for awesome vectors and patterns. This is what the pack gives us. 201 quality vectors and 30 pixelated patterns. Get cute tiny icons which have a modern and sleek designs or a variety of vectors silhouettes with over 95 options available. If you need people to fill in your designs and create an impact, they are going to be a perfect fit. Trust me. They’re super zesty and certainly eye catchy.
Ever had a client requesting for a nobility touch in the website? I had. I once had to design a contact us page and had to co-relate each team member to a nobility character. Say the CEO was the king, manager was like an advisor. And when they started out on any project, it was like a battlefield. All planned and executed properly for a win each time. Too much detailing right? Well, it took me just half hour! Can you imagine? All I had to do was pick these vectors images, customize and place! Crowns, wreathed, fire breathing dragons, swords, banners, you name it. Using such vector images, you can provide your website a medieval touch, and give it a vintage look and feel.
The first thing we do to know more about someone? Search him on Social media! Everyone today is looking to make a mark on the social media. With millions and millions of traffic hanging out there, your clients will certainly want you to incorporate social media icons on their websites, newsletters, posters, etc. help your clients socialize with their audience easily and make UI attractive with these set of 48 smart social media icons. They come in 32px and .png and .psd formats. So customize them as you want and make social navigation on website, easy.
The trend is 3D designs, so why should we not follow it and make the best out of it? Present your app idea in a realistic way with this mockup. A 3D view gives you a clean and quality view of how exactly your design will come to life. How cool it is to see your design coming to life exactly as it is! With the onset of 3D printing these type of designs are taking the world by storm. Ride the wave!
Who doesn’t know the importance of having a classic WP theme? Statistics say, We as designers need almost 30- 50 WP themes every year. Add this one to your kitty because this theme is so good that it will go with almost any type of professional site. You can see the live demo of the theme here. Right from homepage slideshow, mouse wheel scroll to an unique sliding portfolio this is literally a Pandora’ s box. Starting exploring its features and play around with the theme here.
Nothing can communicate and navigate on a site better than placing correct icons. How cool it is to have 100 ways to do it better? Available in 3 formats viz. Ai, psd, eps you can use them for personal as well as commercial use! Icon solid have created some super professional icons to which you cannot say no. See it to believe it.
So, this is the best part about DealFuel. They source best material from industry experts and collect it together to present us in a way to make our job easy. Search for free design resources, choose & download! That’s it.