101 Design resource sites

As a graphic designer, the practice of prowling the web for the latest
trends, tips and tricks is a common one. Here we have composed a list
of common resources we use. The primary focus of this list is
inspiration, it can come from a photograph, font, or a website. The
secondary focus is improving your design skills, which can be done by
keeping up to date with tutorials and reading other graphic design
blogs. We hope you enjoy our personal list of
great sites, and we will be adding to this list in the coming weeks and
months as there are a lot of great new sites coming online every other
day now.

Free Font Downloads

Free Fonts and Other Resources: Web Page Publicity

Huge Collection of Free Fonts: Da Font

Nice Selection of Free Fonts: Urban Fonts

Fonts and Other Freebies: Simply The Best Fonts

1001 Free Fonts for Download: 1001 Free Fonts

Over 9000 Free Fonts: Creamundo

A Small List of Free Fonts: Best Free Fonts

Paid Font Sites

A Large Selection of Fonts for Purchase: My Fonts

Quality Fonts for Purchase: Veer

Information and Fonts for Purchase: Fonts

Font Resources and Sales: Font Haus

Stock Photos and Vectors

The Best Stock Photo and Vector Website: iStockphoto

Quality Photos for Purchase: Shutterstock

Stock Photos and Other Pay Downloads: Veer

Quality, Affordable Vectors for Purchase: Vector Stock

Stock Photos With a Great Selection: Jupiter Images

Stock Photos and Photography Network: Stock Vault

Quality Stock Photos: Corbis

Free Photos and Vectors

Submit Vectors or Download Others for Free: Open Source Vector Art

Tons of Great Free Vectors and Photos: Deviant Art

59 Pages of Free Vector Art: Free Vectors

Large Gallery of Free Vectors: Vecteezy

Quality Vector Downloads: Vector 4 Free

Neat Collection of Free Photos From Around the World: Free Stock Photos

Great Collection of Free Vectors and Resources: You The Designer

Great Free Stock Photos: Free Foto

A List of Free Downloads: Bittbox

700 Free Stock Photos: Free Picture Click

Website Templates

A Few High Quality Wordpress Themes: Evan Eckard

Over 2000 Free Web Templates: OSWD

A Small Selection of Nice Templates: Open Source Templates

A Large List of Free Templates: Free CSS Templates

Nice Wordpress Templates for Download: Free CSS Templates

A Combination of Free and Pay Templates: Free Templates Online

Affordable, Quality Templates: Templamatic

Free Blog Templates: Blogging Themes

CSS Galleries

The Best Sites on the Web: CSS Remix

A Frequently Updated Gallery of Sites: CSS Mania

An Organized List of Nice Sites: Most Inspired

CSS Gallery of Quality Sites: CSS Design Yorkshire

A Selection of Only Nature Based Sites: CSS Nature

A Selective List of Well Designed Sites: Web Creme

High Quality CSS Showcase: CSS Tux

Nice CSS Websites: The Designed Tree

A CSS Collection Organized by Category: CSS Elite


A Great Site About Everything Type: I Love Typography

An Incredible Illustrator: Burst of Beaden

A Great Designer and Illustrator: Fully Illustrated

Customizable List of Design Resources: Cork Dump

The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada: GDC

Freelance Advice Blog and Resources: Freelance Switch

Amazing Collection of Logos: Logopond

Stunning Desktop Wallpapers: Desktopography

A Graphic Design Magazine: Computer Arts


The Best Photoshop Tutorials: PSD Tuts

A Talented Photoshop Designer: Abduzeedo

Photoshop Tutorials and Web Design Resources: Web Design Library

Tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator and More: Tutorial Vault

A Few Neat Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials: Design Spice

Great Photoshop Tutorials and Downloads: PS Wish

Tutorials for Every Computer Program: Tutorialing

Free Photoshop Downloads

A Couple Free Patterns for Download: Design Spice

Free Photoshop Brushes: Design Fruit

Free Photoshop Actions: Visual Blast

Tons of Free Photoshop Brushes: Brusheezy

A Few Nice Free Photoshop Brushes: Obsidian Dawn

Great Grunge Brushes and Others: Photoshop Brushes

Free Background Patterns for Photoshop: Free BG

Over 150 Free Background Patterns: Squidfingers

Design Blogs

A Frequently Updated Design Blog: Veerle’s Blog

A Design Magazine and Blog: Smashing Magazine

A European Design Blog: Design In Europe

A Unique Nerdy Blog: Design You Trust

The Personal Blog of a Graphic Designer: Larissa Meek

A German Design Blog: David Hellmann

The Blog of a Canadian Geek/Model: Mostly Lisa

A Graphic Design Blog: Bittbox

A Blog About Freelance Graphic Design Advice: Freelance Switch

A Design Blog Full of Resources: You The Designer

A Popular Design Blog: Fazai 38

Colour Palettes

A Flash Site of User Generated Colour Palettes: Adobe Kuler

Using Colours From Photos: Colr

Colours, Palettes and Patterns: COLOURlovers

A Colour Palette Generated From Your Images: Color Palette Generator

See The Results of Your Palette on a Website: Color Spire

Create and Email Colour Palettes: Color Blender

Tips and Tricks

Vector Do’s and Dont’s: iStockphoto

The Web Design Polish: PSD Tuts

Promote Your Design Business: Freelance Switch

How To Increase Web Traffic: You The Designer


Quality Programming: XHTMLized

Professional Web Slicing: PSD Slicing

XHTML in 24 Hours: We Use Scissors

Affordable, Quality Coding: PSD2HTML

From Design to Code, Quick and Cheap: Front Enders

Designer Geek Merch

Great Nerdy Clothing and Accessories: Veer

Nice T-Shirt Collection: Design Loot

Graphic Design T-Shirts and Accessories: Cafepress

Geek Merchandise For Everyone: Think Geek

Graphic Design T-Shirts: Zazzle

Unique T-Shirt Designs You Can’t Find Anywhere Else: Allmightys