Thanks to the age of information and technology advances, we have millions of resources right at our finger tips. It doesn’t matter what your area of interest is, there’s an article and probably a video teaching you step-by-step how to complete the task at hand. There are online universities, where you can earn a degree right from your couch. There are social networking giants like Facebook and Twitter, where you can connect with everyone from famous celebrities to your first love. Can you believe that only ten years ago these sites were just starting out? It’s a great reminder that you can pursue your dreams and a lot of the time, you can do it for free. As you may imagine, the Yarra Web team is passionate about educating our blog visitors and our clients about Web design. We love to help you feel empowered and confident in the process. So, today, we’re sharing some of our favourite (and free) online Web design resources.
Yes, there are three b’s in there, be sure to include them all. It’s a very cool online community for designers to contribute and network. Fribbble is the free takedown of the site, which offers the same basic functionalities. You can scroll through illustrations and vector images. You can reach out to the designers in the community for work opportunities or just idea sharing. It serves as an inspiration hub for anyone looking for ideas.
If you’re a designer, then this is the place for you. They specifically call out that they’re a “buffet” of resources. They offer exclusive PSD files that they design themselves as well as other creative from contributors around the world. You can meet many of your needs at GraphicBurger including templates for presentations, photos both licensed and creative commons and mock-ups.
If your focus is Sketch 3 or UX design, definitely check out Sketchapp TV. If you’re a beginner, then this site has a ton of tutorials and videos which will help you on your journey. And if you’re already a pro, there are a significant number of toolkits and even plugins that you can download directly from the site. These resources are also great for mobile projects.
Designer Mill may cause you to go down a dangerous rabbit hole if you have time on your hands and you’re interested in web design. Mac? PC? Mobile? Doesn’t matter. Not only does it have a multitude of design resources, but it’s a great place to find free fonts as well as coding resources. You can design your entire site, using the resources at Designer Mill.
That’s the tip of the iceberg, and obviously it helps to have an expert on hand. Luckily for you, you’ve stopped by Yarra Web. We can weigh in and help take your online presence to the next level. Questions? Comments? Let us know. The team would love to hear from you.