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Five top free web design resources for 2016

When you’re building a new website, your natural creativity can only take you so far. The quality of your work will depend on the web design resources you have at your disposal, but if you want the best design tools, icons, graphics, photos and themes, you have to spend a lot of money, don’t you?

Well, no you don’t. There are plenty of great free resources available on the internet to help you realise your web design vision without breaking your budget. Here’s a guide to five of the best free web design resources we’ve found so far in 2016.

UI Cloud

If you want to build a great website but you don’t know where to start, or you’re just stuck for ideas, UI Cloud (http://ui-cloud.com/) is definitely worth a look. It’s the world’s largest design interface, where you can browse through over 45,000 User Interface (UI) elements and over 1,200 UI kits, all divided into categories to make it easy to be inspired.

Pexels

Striking photo images can make your website stand out, but you can end up paying a fortune for top quality photos if you use a paid site. Fortunately, there are a number of free photo providers. Pexels (https://www.pexels.com/) is one of the best. They have a range of over 6,000 free stock photos and are adding more at the rate of 1,500 a month. The images are high quality and come from reliable sources.

All The Free Stock

All The Free Stock (http://allthefreestock.com/) is another free photo provider worth checking out, and because they are covered by the Creative Commons Zero licence, their photos can all be used for commercial as well as private purposes.

FontFaceNinja and Fontpark

When searching for the perfect typography to complete your design, it can be frustrating if you’ve found exactly the right font on another site, but have no way of identifying it. This is where FontFaceNinja (http://www.fontface.ninja/) can help. It’s a useful little browser extension that enables you to identify fonts on other websites. And when you’ve pinned down the name of your font, you can check out Fontpark (http://www.fontpark.net/en/) which offers over 70,000 fonts for free.

Number Five by Joe Le Merou licensed under Creative commons 4


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