85+ Free Killer Resources Every Designer Should Know

What makes a web-designer a great web-designer? Guts and information – and bit of talent.

All designers have to defeat the same monsters.

  • Inspiration blocks;
  • Lack of material, like and unvectorized logo;
  • Poor quality images or their non-existence;
  • Low or no budget;
  • Unhelpful clients;

May I continue?

Well the good news is that you just need courage to persist and the light of information to scare those monsters away.

You got the courage. I got the Info.

Here I’ll give the info that could take you ages to find by yourself or another designer to tell (maybe because of lack of time or selfishness). I tried to cover most of the aspects that will help you in your journey, in a total of 15 aspects. Let’s start with some healthy tips for images.


It is 3 AM; you are pretty tired, your stomach can’t bear another dose of caffeine and you still need that Pretty Business type picture to use in your project, but you don’t have the budget to afford a stock image from gettyimage. Been there? Well, don’t panic. You can get it in HI-RES for free from some great sites – plenty of royalty photos to share, that you can use on your personal and commercial projects, depending on the type of license.

Now you will spend until 4AM trying to decide which photo to use.

This is my site of choice, I’ve been using it using for years, god pretty usable navigation; lots of great quality photos, many ways to sort them.

More great sites :

The biggest photo community site where you can also find perfect pictures for your work. You just have to check if the license is suitable to your project.

Wikimedia imagesearch in 64 categories. Also under the Creative Commons license.

Metasearch (search through several free stock photo sites): pretty useful, but you will needs registering.

  • picfindr.com


At first look this site doesn’t seem that attractive, but once you try your first
search you’ll find a neatly done flash interface with photo previews, sorted by

The interface is better looking than picfindr’s, but lacks the convenience of a flash interface.

HUGE index of free vector files from the best designers in the world.


From the same guys of vecteezy. Index with daily updates of photoshop brushes.

Pixel patterns

Pixel patterns are in fashion (yes, again), but wait! Not as in annoying animated gif that clutter your page background. They have come back in the form of pixel rich textures varying from clean to Victorian flowers.


You’re working on project and suddenly your client tells you that you have to add several partner logos and all that you’ve got is a Business card to take the logo from.

Frustrating uh?

Well, at least until this 2 little babies came into my life. These 2 sites host vector based company logos from all around the world. So no more unexpected and unpayed hours of logo vectorization. All you need is a bit luck and the logo you need will be in their database.


I can’t say how many times this site has saved my neck with its vector logos. God save this site.



Now you weren’t that lucky to find that logo on www.brandsoftheworld.com and you still need it in vectors, but you can’t recognize which font it is using. (Or you are simply wondering what fonts certain corporation or ad campaign has…)

If the logo is not using avantgarde or arial, you’ve got 2 options. Use your skills as Fontographer guru or use the whathefont tool from myfonts.com: it works great! You input the URL from the desired logo or upload the scanned image. Using OCR (optical character recognition), it gives you the font the logo is using or, if not, you’ve got several similar options. This’ going to save you hours of search or the worse, having to vectorize the font… (it gives me the creeps!)

Wanting to do a web2.0 style logo, but not sure where to start? Not even sure what makes a logo look like web 2.0? Let this article guide you through some of the current style in logos, the fonts they use and the way they sort the logos by appearance.

More about what fonts famous sites logos.

  • modernlifeisrubbish.co.uk

Compare fonts on screen.

Now you are going to need some fonts for that logo. You can find a wide range of hi-quality free fonts on these sites. You can even find clones of commercial logos for free!


Icons are the way to spice things up on a design. Fortunately there are lots of very talented designers that are willing to share with us their tiny masterpieces.

My personal favourite repository of free icons.

  • iconfinder.net

Finally someone got the idea. It was hard to look up icon by icon to see which set had the icon I needed.

  • famfamfam.com


These little icons (especially the silk one) are almost the standard for many blogs and websites; you will amazed at how many mini icons the set has. For almost every web software.

  • ndesign-studio.com


Another valuable set of mini icons.

More icon resources:


One of the big secrets that makes a design look great is its color scheme. You could do a great layout but if it lacks contracts and balance, it’s condemned to oblivion.

  • iosart.com

I’ll present this little marvel first. Colozilla is a Firefox extension that allows you to pick colors from your browser. Saving you the hassle of taking screenshots and pick the color in photoshop.

Several premade color schemes. And superb color wheel tool. You won’t believe how inspirational and useful this could be. And how this will be a excellent opportunity to try your newly added colorzilla tool


Canonical (Huge) List of Online Color Resources for Designers

Educational Material

All you need is a little discipline and patience, and you can surely achieve great results in no time. There are loads of stuff for you to learn, I am just presenting the tip of the iceberg.

More than a tutorial, this’ a DIY (Do It Yourself) Guide to WEB 2.0 Style. It’s constantly updated. I personally love this site. The guide tells you step by step what makes a design looks web 2.0 and how to achieve it.

This is a must for any web-designer developer. Tons, I mean, TONS of free on-line courses offered in an intuitive way.

More Education Resources.


Don’t Panic! Inspiration is not only for Davinich’s or Michelangelo’s. You just need the muses to visit you. And here are some pretty gorgeous ones. Remember, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time you start a design. Just the right source of inspiration study of what makes it look, good implementation and viola: a lovely design.

  • fuzzyfuture.com

50+5 source for inspiration smashed into one post.

Identity inspiration.

  • smashingmagazine.com


These are going to make your life easier indeed. They save you a lot work by smashing humongous amounts of info. In this case, inspiration material.

More inspiration:


This Firefox extension is a must. It shows you how the webpage is created block by block. It shows the source code of the element from page.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Have you ever seen this dummy text? Sure you have. It comes in handy when you have to “simulate” text because it give you a more natural feeling than the “text text text text”or “Link 1 Link 2 Link 3”.

A Basecamp clone, but opensourse. Project management tools to deal with your client, files, milestones, etc.

CSS and HTML validators, SEO tools, Social services, Web proxies, Network tools, Text tools, Image tools in one site.


Online background image generator.

Tweak your CSS. Backgrounds,Borders, Lists Fonts to make it shine.

  • miniajax.com

More than 50 ajax and dhmtl downloadable scripts.

Don’t suffer bad surprises again. Like, “dude that layout is totally scrambled in IE 6!”. Been there? With this online tool you will get a screenshoot of several browsers in less than 30 minutes.

Blogs and forums

Design Blogs and forums are fantastic (as this one intends to become)! They give inspiration, freebies, how to’s, tutorials and, the best of all, the opportunity to meet other designers and be part of the community.

To know it is to love it. In my opinion, the best and the biggest design community out there.

Valuable design forum with many helpful people willing to share their knowledge.

One of my favorite design blogs. Constantly updated, useful articles, many design freebies and what’s more important the site that inspired my to finally launch this site. Thank you.

More Sites:


Don’t feel guilty if you still use tabled designs. CSS are here to stay and it’s no more an option. I know it’s pretty scary when you’ve been all your life using tables to jump to CSS – it’s a whole parallel universe. And all those compatibility problems and WYSWG. But fear no more, there are step by step’s and resources. You will be doing your CSS designs quicker that setting a row span.

  • smashingmagazine.com/category/css

This is the category from the CSS Smashing Magazine (yes, listed again on this post); probably the biggest selection on CSS material on the web.

No time to design yourself? Give it a try this site more 2000 Free CSS design.

Would you prefer CSS sand boxes better? Those sites offer ready made Blank CSS layouts for you to download and fill with your designs.

  • highdots.com/css-tab-designer


This is a free software to create more than 60 Tab navegation menus in CSS.

More CSS Resorses



Business going slow? Or maybe you think you deserve more for your work. Well, Freelancing is a great option. You just need to go to the right places to offer you job.

Before you start, some tips and tricks for pricing a project.

Now you can offer your work.

This is my personal favorite. It’s got many well-paid design contests in different categories from logos to complete website. And places to sell your website templates. Everything in clean and excellent design interface that really facilitates the process.

My close second favorite. It lacks some interface functionalities Sitepoint has, but it’s also an excellent choice to offer your designs.

  • book.airgid.com

Web Designer’s Success Guide Free Ebook is the definitive guide to starting your own freelance.

More sites to offer your work:


Even if you consider meals as an interruption, considering to buy Shower Shock Caffeinated Soap you need to eat, take a shower, s l e e p!, make love with your girlfriend (or boyfriend) and stretch to be productive.

174 Responses to 85+ Free Killer Resources Every Designer Should Know

  1. oceangray June 6, 2007 at 3:53 pm #

    nice resources, thanks a lot for sharing..

  2. Jason June 14, 2007 at 1:30 pm #

    Wow. That’s an amazing list. Thanks.

  3. admin June 14, 2007 at 3:02 pm #

    thanks for your kind comments guys!

    I actually work as a freelance designer :) that huge post was just more than 10 years work condensed. In fact it was a bigger post i had to trim it a little.

  4. Tim June 14, 2007 at 5:25 pm #

    Some additions:

    Go Media’s Arsenal has some of the best stock vectors around:

    High quality design tutorials:

    Blue Vertigo:

    Clean CSS optimizer:

    You Work For Them:

  5. ripa June 14, 2007 at 4:09 pm #

    thank you very much indeed.
    I’ll be keeping this page handy :)

  6. Bernie June 14, 2007 at 6:41 pm #

    Fantastic website!

  7. Cassie June 15, 2007 at 1:21 am #

    Nice list!

    I got another cool addition:

    http://www.inserit.com – they currently have a free blog module that lets web designers set up a blog with their own designs (without programming a thing)

  8. duluoz June 15, 2007 at 1:33 am #

    Great! Amazing resources here!

  9. maff June 15, 2007 at 6:05 am #

    always a good source for inspiration


  10. troie June 15, 2007 at 9:40 am #

    i’am really impressed!!

  11. admin June 15, 2007 at 12:34 pm #

    Thanks for the additions!
    impressive new ones like http://www.digital-artist.de.vu
    I cant believe i forgot bluevertigo.com.ar.

  12. Jeff Finley June 15, 2007 at 5:09 pm #

    Another cool inspiration resource is http://www.depthcore.com

  13. mark mackinnon June 16, 2007 at 5:48 am #

    Great stuff. Well and truly bookmarked!

  14. Shahab June 16, 2007 at 12:56 pm #

    Great post ..!!

  15. Shahab June 17, 2007 at 2:01 am #

    It seems you rating plugin is not working. Yesterday I rated it as 5/5 and now its still showing No ratings as yet.
    So I rated it again .. :D

  16. Webmaster Grade June 17, 2007 at 2:20 am #

    Hi ,
    Thanks for sharing such nice info , i m already in DigitalPoint /SitePoint , Both are great to learn n Earn


  17. Seattle Website Design June 17, 2007 at 4:31 pm #

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
    This is a wonderful list!


  18. AugieJacque June 19, 2007 at 11:00 am #

    this is a big WOOOOOOOT!

  19. IhateDesign June 22, 2007 at 7:47 am #

    bastantes sitios, voy a echarle un vistazo.

  20. Shriti June 22, 2007 at 3:40 pm #

    WOW Your list is really very helpful.Thanks a lot

  21. Max T June 23, 2007 at 2:31 pm #

    Nice list you’ve got there. Thanks

  22. Tao June 29, 2007 at 2:51 pm #

    Thanks, lots of great stuff here.

  23. Tino Triste July 2, 2007 at 2:09 am #

    Thanks for sharing, great resources!

  24. ricardo penachi de camargo July 3, 2007 at 3:23 am #

    Great link ”collection”!


  25. Walmar Andrade July 3, 2007 at 3:35 am #

    Thanks a lot, this is a great content to share!

  26. eleonora soledade July 3, 2007 at 6:00 am #

    thank you so much for your generosity!

    muito obrigada por tamanha generosidade!

  27. admin July 3, 2007 at 6:09 am #

    De nada eleonora :) legal que você tenha gostado.

  28. Godtime July 3, 2007 at 5:07 pm #

    You sir, are my hero :)

  29. Paul Harris July 3, 2007 at 6:18 pm #

    Thanks! Here is another good one:


  30. admin July 3, 2007 at 6:27 pm #

    I am more than glad that you have like this article. Please keep posting your additions to the list. I will be releasing a revised and extended version of this one considering your suggestions.
    thanks :)

  31. Colombia July 4, 2007 at 10:06 pm #

    Insane… It-s great,, i just come from a similar list http://www.dezinerfolio.com/2007/04/22/the-web-designers-tool-kit/

    But yours is better :D Thanks a lot!!!

  32. John Breo Reyes July 6, 2007 at 6:04 am #

    These are great and really killer tips! thanks for sharing! A must read for all Graphic and Web Designers!

  33. Ray July 7, 2007 at 1:57 am #

    Thanks. A great collection of resources. Here is a useful site with many professional open-source resources for web developers as well.


  34. Crystal July 7, 2007 at 2:17 pm #

    Wow, this is a lot of good information. I especially like the “whats that font?” program. I’ll definitely try it out.

  35. Jonas July 7, 2007 at 11:56 pm #

    This web page might be a good resource too. It contains over 130 web design buttons.

  36. Jon July 13, 2007 at 7:19 am #

    Couple of additions:


  37. Andrew July 17, 2007 at 11:01 am #

    Thank you for the list. Here’s another helpful site:


  38. jez July 18, 2007 at 8:14 am #

    this is one of the best collections ever. I dug & bookmarked you. thanks for this great resource!

  39. PraP July 19, 2007 at 4:16 am #

    Nice Article. Thanks.

  40. Virginia Simson July 22, 2007 at 11:22 am #

    This is truly fabulous. I found it via digg AND stumble upon. Great information, very well put together. Inspiring!

  41. CMDG.de July 23, 2007 at 6:03 am #

    Great list! Very suitable for my webdesign-bookmark-list! :)

  42. Forrest July 24, 2007 at 5:51 pm #

    Thanks for the tips, especially the icons! Those are more useful than most people could image. Even Windows software can be improved by some good icons.

    Can I suggest #86? An FTP client that tells you which files need to be uploaded … it’s enough to keep track of all your design elements, let the computer track files.


  43. Matey July 28, 2007 at 7:32 am #

    Good Job ! bro . CONGRATULATIONS ! very well

  44. Julia Raven July 28, 2007 at 12:50 pm #

    WOW !!

    Very well compiled list …

    I will bookmark this page.

  45. supernando August 3, 2007 at 1:44 pm #

    nice refference man, your link is in my bookmark, thanks , i found what im lookin for here . u make the shortcut :wink:

  46. fara August 13, 2007 at 2:42 am #

    Great site!

  47. Jenny August 15, 2007 at 9:28 am #

    Great post. Thanks for the info.

  48. roxana September 2, 2007 at 9:35 pm #

    great help! especially for us that dont even know where to start! i found evrything very usefull and know i’m having fun with my new paintbrushes!

  49. theMunna September 8, 2007 at 4:52 am #

    thanks man, I was looking for this …. just clicked on your ads… nice artice…

  50. Adrian September 13, 2007 at 6:04 pm #

    Sweet post. Thanks;

  51. JimFury September 15, 2007 at 7:53 am #

    This has been the most info for resources I have gotten ever!!! Every link I click on has tons of other links… the inspiration is endless! Thank you!!!

  52. Angela September 15, 2007 at 10:31 pm #

    Great stuff..thanks man. The only thing I have a complaint about, well not really a complaint, just a comment, the thing under productivity where it says make love to your girlfriend…so it seems to imply that designers are all guys..May not have been your intent, but just pointing that out

  53. Carlo September 18, 2007 at 1:18 pm #

    2 thumbs up very informative thank you

  54. Andrew September 19, 2007 at 12:52 pm #

    Design Float is missing… ;)

  55. Michael Müller September 20, 2007 at 7:56 am #

    Great stuff, really! May I also suggest http://www.iconiza.com for custom icon desings, and some free icon sets too.


  56. mao September 20, 2007 at 9:18 am #

    @Angela, you are totally right Angela! could be a lovely fem designer and I do know some pretty rocking! I will update!

  57. SajaTo September 22, 2007 at 4:28 am #

    This is definetly great site – my flavour.

  58. SajaTo September 22, 2007 at 5:48 am #

    Reeeeeeeeealy great. TNX

    You may be also inetrested in
    http://www.ratemydrawings.com – simple online painter may be refreshing.

    PS: admin may I use a link to your site on mine????

  59. Sandy September 23, 2007 at 8:33 am #

    Really Great…..Superb..
    Thanks for sharing your experience. Its not so easy to find like this one. Great….

  60. Alex October 1, 2007 at 8:28 pm #

    Thank you so much for these extremly insipring tips. Helped me a whole lot with my creative block.

  61. Bl4cky October 3, 2007 at 4:29 am #

    Thank you so much, this is amazing!

  62. pd October 12, 2007 at 9:57 am #

    Nice post – good info.

    You can get thousands of high-res free stock photos for commercial use at Freerange Stock – http://www.freerangestock.com.

  63. hood katche October 15, 2007 at 2:39 am #

    Thank alot for ur reference,this very usefull to me…

  64. Deekay October 28, 2007 at 12:21 am #

    hey great set i came here second time i gues can really finish reading whole post :P

  65. Robert November 3, 2007 at 2:20 am #

    Nice list – some of those sites might be very useful, but sometimes if you don’t have “webdesigners’ spirit” within – nothing will help you. Cheers

  66. mao November 3, 2007 at 5:36 am #

    @Robert. Thnaks Robert you are so right about the “designer spirit” you might have all the books, sites, programs, but that doesn’t make you a Designer.

    Great site you have luv the “story about your site.

  67. Rachel Goldstein November 6, 2007 at 12:43 am #

    A definite bookmark…great list. You forgot my favorite though…
    http://www.allgraphicdesign.com – its a directory of resources for designers…and I’m a regular on their design forum.

  68. Rachel Goldstein November 8, 2007 at 8:17 pm #

    Good list. I would have added my site, http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/ – it is a huge directory of graphic design resources, a popular forum, and articles. But I am partial to my own site because it is my baby. :-) Good list.


  69. Rock November 12, 2007 at 7:35 pm #

    Great collection for wm. thanx ;)

  70. VIn November 21, 2007 at 10:09 am #

    Thanks for the list… it’s really helpful for us designers (and non-designers as well)

  71. Popo November 21, 2007 at 10:40 pm #

    And you forgot the all important “decision maker” for when you just can’t decide which way to go!


  72. Lachy November 23, 2007 at 1:49 am #

    Dont you think you should add talkfreelance to the list ;)

  73. Giuseppe November 23, 2007 at 4:07 pm #

    Uao. Thank’s so much.

  74. Daniel December 5, 2007 at 6:32 pm #

    Damn man, I looked exactly 5 hours and 26 minutes for your website. I read your article some time ago and I missed bookmarking your page. I stumbled and stumbled and googled and finally I got here. Thanks for sharing this amazing stuff with us. Thanks again and good luck!

  75. mao December 6, 2007 at 4:24 am #

    @Daniel Glad you find me again :D, you should subscribe this time to the blog ;)

  76. Robert December 9, 2007 at 5:11 pm #

    Thanks a lot for this extensive list – I put it on ma.gnolia. Concerning icon resources I made up a list of 33+ websites on my Blog which offer icons for both: commercial and personal use. You’re invited to visit :)

  77. Jansie Blom December 17, 2007 at 12:18 pm #

    great post. thanks! you’re more than welcome to come over for a coffee in my town.

  78. theMunna December 19, 2007 at 2:37 am #

    Hello, I was aware of this post from long days, But not have enough time to bookmark all this.
    Today I did bookmark. Thanks for these Really

  79. Yury, logo designer December 20, 2007 at 5:34 pm #

    As for logo inspiration, I can add:
    But Logopon is definitely the best of breed.

  80. Mikes Tiger Soft January 13, 2008 at 11:33 pm #

    Awesome! Thanks so much! Great great!!!

    My small portal: http://www.3303.ru

  81. Sketchplanet - Art for Everyone January 16, 2008 at 11:45 pm #

    Great and huge list of resources thanks. I’d also like to add dead-links.com, very useful to find errr dead links on the site.

  82. Felipe January 17, 2008 at 10:00 pm #

    activeCollab (project management) isn’t open source anymore. Give a try to ProjectPier http://www.projectpier.org , forked from last aC open source version.

  83. ella shunya January 20, 2008 at 3:50 pm #

    blessed pepeople like you, willing to share their trsures with others. Thanks.
    You have a great pleace, and with many valuable tresures.
    I just begun to build my site, and graphic desighn, I hope I’ll make something nice, a lot with your site help.
    Ella from Israel.

  84. bohemiangirl January 22, 2008 at 12:16 pm #

    I can’t thank you enough for this. So helpful.

  85. Pranav January 27, 2008 at 10:06 pm #

    Wow! This helped a lot!

  86. Renato February 7, 2008 at 7:11 pm #

    Amazing! Congratulations for this post! Thanks a lot!

  87. Ryan February 8, 2008 at 2:14 pm #

    Excellent collection. Thanks a million.

  88. reliance relocation March 11, 2008 at 3:47 am #

    It’s amazing how long ago this post is and how very relevant all these bookmarks still are.
    Thanks for the list.

  89. Jesse April 7, 2008 at 2:57 pm #

    The link for site point isn’t quite right. At least when I clicked it- it came up as ttp.sitepoint.com/ (note: “ttp” instead of “http”) Someone may have commented this out already- sorry if it’s a dupe.

    Anyway, I really appreciate the insights and the links. Thanks

  90. john April 14, 2008 at 5:38 am #

    Try http://www.freegraphicscentre.com

    There are thousands of cost free graphics available for immediate download including photos, illustrations, fractal, backgrounds and texture etc

  91. Ashok Gelal April 28, 2008 at 5:33 pm #

    Good Job! Very useful article! Thanks for sharing!

  92. Tiago Mag May 6, 2008 at 3:49 am #

    Nice one. I´ve been keeping a list of sites I manage to find. Thanks to you I have a lot more places to search these precious resources.
    Of the few sites I had on my list the only one that wasn’ t on yours is
    http://www.ideem.it/ , wich is an italian site with packaging templates, it´s handy sometimes.
    Thank you very much for this.

  93. Mayor of Kentonville.com June 8, 2008 at 6:17 am #

    Thanks you for the expansive list, looking forward to diving in.

  94. Rishabh June 16, 2008 at 4:46 pm #

    Wow. That’s an amazing list. Thanks.

  95. Frazer Jones June 28, 2008 at 9:15 am #

    I’m still coming back to this link dump after 12mths, it has always fired me up when I’m in dire need of inspiration- thanks for the post!

  96. Janko July 4, 2008 at 9:06 am #

    Wow, great work!

  97. Tony July 17, 2008 at 12:16 am #

    Good resources, will need time to digest all the good stuff, starting to get the “information overload” feeling.

    Thanks for sharing

  98. Gothic July 17, 2008 at 1:20 pm #

    Thanks for the list… it’s really helpful for us designers (and non-designers as well)

  99. Rock August 30, 2008 at 12:39 pm #

    Thanks you for the expansive list, looking forward to diving in.

  100. image clipping September 6, 2008 at 2:14 am #

    I saw the work. It is really informative.Thanks for the list.

    image clipping

  101. Ben September 15, 2008 at 1:40 am #

    This is ULTIMATE!

  102. rap September 21, 2008 at 4:57 pm #

    thanx for all

  103. emre aydın September 26, 2008 at 9:23 pm #

    thanks :)

  104. Rock September 26, 2008 at 9:17 pm #


  105. me September 27, 2008 at 10:17 pm #

    Thk you very much, pretty good work !!

  106. Rock October 6, 2008 at 6:57 pm #

    Tthanks for making this list.

  107. Порно за СМС October 18, 2008 at 6:09 pm #

    Порно за СМС!

    Порно за СМС | http://www.rbc.ru/cgi-bin/redirect.cgi?http://php4you.biz/su/in.cgi?13&parameter=goo

  108. shaheen hayat October 19, 2008 at 11:34 pm #

    the list of links u have given r really outstannding
    thanks alotttttttttttttttttt!

  109. Siber October 30, 2008 at 4:06 pm #

    Magnificent collection of prayers – and I haven’t begun to explore the rest of the website!

  110. Passatempos December 8, 2008 at 7:28 am #

    Excellent resources. Thanks


  111. ikinci el araba December 9, 2008 at 8:19 am #

    Thank you snap 2 =)

  112. Czzwbniz December 13, 2008 at 10:47 am #


  113. Abramovicl January 12, 2009 at 11:24 pm #

    Hi , i have some questions about you desing
    maybe you can give designer contacts?

  114. preaxz January 13, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    Well .. I guess i have those kind of problems. Inspiration is hard to get sometime. Thanks for sharing this brilliant article

  115. harish January 15, 2009 at 7:15 am #

    these r nice resources, thanks for sharing with us

  116. michelle February 4, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

    Really cool list. Thanks

  117. Passatempos February 11, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    Great list! just good resources thanks!

  118. Rafie February 16, 2009 at 12:29 am #

    Good resources. But it would be nice if the forward slash for sitepoint.com is removed. Thanks a lot for the great list!

  119. browser based games February 16, 2009 at 7:34 pm #

    Nice list! Thanks!

  120. deli divane March 30, 2009 at 1:41 am #

    nice list thnkss..

  121. Luca April 4, 2009 at 3:42 am #

    Free stock music for flashy websites might be a nice addition. http://mugeek.jontom.net contains several free music loops for designers and developers (around 500+)

  122. 24Seven April 19, 2009 at 10:03 pm #

    Great collection of useful links, tools and resources. Thanks for the late nights and interest in assisting others.

  123. IlCreativo June 14, 2009 at 8:21 am #

    Great Collection, thanks a lot!

  124. gaus surahman June 19, 2009 at 5:52 am #

    Bookmarked. Thanks. Hope you can add more listings after these two years :)

  125. mao June 19, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    @Gaus You are so right, well I have added some other round ups in the same field, but not update this one :)

  126. Alex June 30, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    nice tut, thanks. bookmarked

  127. Rebecca July 6, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    Wow, what amazing list of links! Thanks for taking the time to compile and share it. I thought I might also mention oDesk as an additional resource to your list of sites where you can offer your work. Just another tool for your users. Thanks!

  128. Rumah Dijual July 8, 2009 at 8:46 am #

    Wow, that’s a big list but I think I’ll stick to only a few of them and will give a glance to others. Thank you for the list.

  129. GetAFreelancer July 11, 2009 at 2:35 am #

    Awesome list, by far the best i’ve seen, great work and thanks.

  130. Julia Breton July 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm #

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