Weekly Design News – Resources, Tutorials and Freebies
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Weekly Design News – Resources, Tutorials and Freebies

An effective, well-organized workflow is an important asset of professional web designers. The more useful and time-saving your design resources and tools are, the more time you can focus on important things, thus creating a foundation for timely good-quality results. The problem is that there are just way too many design resources, tools and services out there, so it has become difficult to keep track on them and find those tiny little time-savers that will spare you headaches and save time in a long run.

To save you time and headaches we have started our weekly column were we share our favorite design related articles, resources, tools and Freebies

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You may be interested in the following related Design Resources and Tools as well.

Mini Christmas Icons

MediaLoot releasing a free set of mini 32px festive christmas icons for the holiday season. Icons included: Christmas Tree, Candle, Mistletoe, Candy Cane, Star, Santa Hat, Snowflake, Snow Globe, Gift (Gold & Red), Bauble (Gold & Red), Christmas Wreath, Snow Man, Bells, Stocking.

[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://medialoot.com/item/mini-32px-christmas-icons/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]

Free Social Media Buttons PSD

A pixel-perfect set of social media buttons for your site, these add a touch of class. Available for Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, Github, Google+, LinkedIn, OpenID, LiveJournal, MySpace, Yahoo, and Tumblr!

[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://pixelsdaily.com/resources/photoshop/psds/free-social-buttons-psd/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]

Agile Designers

The resource that we’ve all been waiting for: all the tools and websites related to web design & development in one place! Find, submit and check out new resources for your everyday work and inspiration.

[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://www.agiledesigners.com/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]

CSS3 Patterns Gallery

Here’s a collection of over 35 CSS3 Patterns, all FREE with customizable text areas. Go explore the visual possibilities with this CSS3 Patterns Gallery.

[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://lea.verou.me/css3patterns/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]


A responsive and lightweight jQuery dateinput picker.

[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://amsul.github.com/pickadate.js/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]

Prime Free Font – Sans Serif Techy Fonts

Prime is a simple typeface with a techy feel and a strict, geometric origin. Prime font offers great readability in various sizes yet still offers enough subtle differences to stand out. Basic and somewhat neutral, it can be used in a variety of ways from distinct titles to body text.

[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://fontfabric.com/prime-free-font/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]

Batch: 300 icons, now for free (PSD)

A lovingly designed and crafted suite of 300 icons for web and user interface design.

[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://adamwhitcroft.com/batch/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]

Duri.me: A Super Simple dataURI Tool

Patrik Larsson and Tiago Duarte created this useful tool for converting images to Base-64 code.

[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://duri.me/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]

Christmas Card Invitation Template

Christmas card template is a great christmas flyer or invitation card to send to your clients or loved ones. The cute christmas characters make for a lovely cover page either for a single flyer print or a brochure/card format.

[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://www.okilla.com/648/resource-christmas-card-invitation-template/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]

Form Alert Interface in PSD and CSS

This is a handy set of various interface elements — “alert” widgets for form responses, a form login panel with Login / Sign Up buttons, and various other elements. As well as the PSD and fully coded CSS and HTML version to save you some time!

[button color=”blue” size=”medium” link=”http://pixelsdaily.com/resources/photoshop/psds/form-alert-interface-in-psd-and-css/” target=”blank” ]Source[/button]

Do let us know which Useful Design Resources and Tools you use for your projects in the comment section will try to include those Design Resources and Tools in our next article.

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Suresh Patel
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