Popular Web Design Resources to Jumpstart Your Website

Posted on Sep 9, 2013


One of our main objectives at Doteasy is to provide services to help our clients get a great site online as quickly and easily as possible. We have a variety of options to help you quickly create your website, including our Website Creator to allow you to create your website without any techie experience, Softaculous to install WordPress to build a hassle-free site, as well as an option to subscribe to our Web Design Service at an affordable price.

However, for those of you who love to get completely involved in the DIY process of web designing and developing, we’ve written a few blogs on the subject of web design, which you can access from our Archives. In addition, we’ve put together a list of even more online resources that can help you put together an attractive and “wow-worthy” website:

 

Web Design Resources

 

These popular websites offer tutorials and resources for web designers and web developers to enhance the functionality and form of their website.

Agile Designers

Agiledesigners is a sharing site which offers both free and premium resources, easily categorized so you can filter them by topic or popularity. A great community to get involved in or just to drop by.

Noupe

A great blog for both designers and developers, Noupe is full of tutorials and tips for both web designers and developers.  We especially love their categorization, which makes it easy to find what you’re looking for by just clicking on a category title. Article categories include AJAX, CSS, WordPress, as well as graphics, typography and more!

Web Appers

This blog features a plethora of open source web resources for web development, such as Ungit, Dripicons, and EasyDropDown, to name a few. Check it out to find resources for functionality and design.

Web Designer Depot

A blog mediated by “experienced designers and developers all over the world,” this site is a goldmine of information, ranging from tech news to tutorials. This is a great place to check out web trends. Also, we love that there’s an entire section of the site dedicated to offering free downloads!

 

Typography

 

Text on your site is incredibly important, and the balance between readability and creativity is often difficult to maintain. These sites can help de-mystify typography.

Incredible Types

Get inspiration from this collection of typography designs from around the globe.

What the Font

Have you ever been curious about a font you’ve seen on one of your favorite websites? By submitting an image, this site can help you find out what that font is by finding font matches in their database!

Thinking With Type

This guide can teach you all the basic and not-so-basic information about typography, helping you make the best text choices to improve the readability and look of your site.

Web Designer Depot’s Typography Compilation

This article includes a variety of website designs that implement the use of text well. Check it out for some great ideas!

 

Stock Photography Resources

 

In this visual culture, the power of good-quality images on your website cannot be ignored. Check out these resources to find royalty-free images- some that are free, some that aren’t.

 

Shutterstock

One of the big ones, Shutterstock boasts a massive library of over 28 million premium royalty-free images, vectors, and videos. They also have a variety of pricing options- either pay as you go or choose a subscription package.

Veer 

Veer is one of the most popular stock image sites on the web. The site includes flexible payment options -save money by purchasing “credit” bundles, choose a subscription package, or pay as you go.

stock.XCHNG

stock.XCHNG is incredibly easy to navigate, allowing you to easily find the images you’re looking for. Their categorization and browsing tool makes it simple to search for both popular images and uncommon finds. The collection is compiled from contributors in the SXC community who offer their work for free to gain exposure.

Stockphotosforfree

If you want to include stock images on your site without having to spend money, stockphotosforfree offers over 100000 photos that are absolutely free for both commercial and non-commercial use. Most of the images are still shots taken from HD videos.

Also check out our blog written on this topic for a longer list of stock photo websites.

There are a multitude of resources on the web to help you design your website, and we hope these will give you some inspiration and keep you informed about the latest web trends. The world of web design is constantly changing, and we hope these resources will help you make informed decisions about the direction you want to take your website!

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