My Top 13 Design Tools – Web and Graphic Design
I tend to be a bit overzealous when it comes to bookmarking anything that might possibly prove useful at some point in the future. At one point I was scrolling through my “Design Resources” bookmarks and I realized the things I use frequently (every week or so) were buried in the pile. So I made a new bookmarks folder for “frequent use” and only moved things over as they were used.
Here’s the links that made it into that list, by category:
Fonts and Photos
- Free Desktop Fonts at DaFont
- Free (and Paid) Web and Desktop Fonts at Font Squirrel
- Free Web Fonts at Google Web Fonts
- Stock Photos at Shutterstock
Business & Management
With the one exception of Shutterstock, all of these resources are free (although I also pay for the business version of Dropbox, but that’s only necessary if you’re uploading a TON of files). And that’s one thing I love about web design – there’s such a feeling of collaboration. Very intelligent people build things and offer them for free, or ask only for voluntary donations (I donate to this image gallery‘s creator because it’s my go-to and it’s so beautifully simple) and the answer to most of your website problems is just a google search away.
So in that spirit of collaboration I’m sharing these tools today, hoping that someone will find them to be as useful as I have.