Hitting the links: Some cool stuff for designers

March 25, 2009

If you're out on the web, you've undoubtedly stumbled on some cool stuff. Some usable, some for fun and all bookmarkable. Here are a few recent gems I've come across lately — feel free to share your own at the end. Who knows, maybe I'll be back soon with even more? What The Font? — Not sure what a font inside an image is? Upload it and this online tool will tell you what it is. TartanMaker — Make free patterns with slidebars. They look sharp. Brusheezy — Free Photoshop brushes and patterns. Vecteezy — Free vector graphics. Flasheezy — Free Flash animations. Stripe Generator — Free Web 2.0 stripe generator. These look really cool. Typenow — A whole bunch of free fonts (some commercial ones, too). Strange Banana Style Generator — Looking for style inspiration? This unique website dynamically generates a new style using only CSS with every click. Each page is unlike the other before it, and completely arbitrary — some look great, some don't. If you find a diamond in the rough, you can use it on your own site. ColorMatch — Looking for the perfect color combination? Try the assortment of tools found on this website. Now, it's your turn. What interesting, useful, unique and fun websites for designers have can you share?

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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