Every website designer and developer has a ton of great online resources they can use to help speed up their projects. Here is a list of what I consider to be ten of the best free resources (and a few tools) on the web for designers and developers.
Premium Pixels has top notch free graphics. Instead of designing your button from scratch, pop over to this site to see if there is one that you can download and edit for your application.
When I’m looking for free website graphics, I always make sure to check out this great site.
Design Moo is one of the most popular resources online for free website graphics.
If it’s icons you’re after, make sure to check out Icon Finder. This powerful search tool gives you a ton of results for common searches like ‘Twitter’, or ‘Facebook’; many icons are free to use on commercial projects.
This site is rather young, but the quality of the free website background patterns that they have will have me coming back to the site for some time.
If you code websites you should be using this grid system. I don’t actually use their ‘code’, but the Photoshop website templates alone make them such a valuable resource.
HTML5 kicks ass. The HTML5 BoilerPlate offers a complete template with some amazing code. This is one of the best resources on the web without a doubt if you’re a coder.
Where do you copy your ipsum from? This website is great because it offers a whole variety, from a simple paragraph to more complicated lists, headings, etc. Great for quickly setting up dummy content on a website.
Don’t waste time tracking down the latest version of jQuery for your next project. These guys keep the link up to date with each release. I must go to this site at least every other day.
This site might be not known to a lot of people, but it’s one of my favorites. Say you’re setting up a website and you need place holder images. Simply grab the code from this site, change the dimensions of the image right in your code, and voila!