Growing List of Design Resources

A curated list of design resources, tools, websites and all things I find useful and would like to share with you my designer friend.

I often search the web and find a lot of interesting and useful things online. 
I think you might do it as well. I have this habit of keeping lists of links and tools that I liked in hope to keep all the goodness I found in a sort of secret box where I can go back and pick things up when I need them. It feels like having that list, while working on a project, will help a lot and you will be much more prepared to do the work because you got a bunch of resources ready to use. It’s like having your dads toolbox at the garage. It’s there when you need it and you don’t have to worry and wast time searching the web again and again looking for something you already know that exists or already seen but don’t actually remember where it is.

Sometimes I have the feeling of sharing stuff, because I simply like sharing knowledge. That also helps me learn new things. I want to make it even easier for me to access this list of resources when I need it, so I thought: why not putting it in a place like Medium? I can access it anywhere, anytime. An open post that everyone can access, share, contribute. When I had this idea of course I first thought of building a website for that, but it would take even more time and effort to build, maintain, and I don’t want another excuse to do it, so there we go, there it is, a list of design resources I find useful for designers. This list will keep growing and now we can use it in our daily basis, at home, at work, anywhere, anytime.

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Created: August 04 — 2018

Last Update: March 18 — 2019


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Bundle Design Packs and Resources

Websites where you can buy design resources and digital assets with discounted prices by getting a bundle or promotional pack.

https://designbundles.net/
https://www.designcuts.com/
https://www.mightydeals.com/
https://www.inkydeals.com/
https://dealjumbo.com/
https://masterbundles.com/
https://bundlehunt.com/
http://www.mydesigndeals.com/
https://www.epicpxls.com/




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Social Network Sizes and References

https://socialsizes.io/


Color Tools

Tools that will help you while working with colors in multiple ways.

http://colormind.io/
https://picular.co/
https://hihayk.github.io/wheel/
https://hihayk.github.io/scale/
http://colorhunt.co/
http://www.vanschneider.com/colors/
https://coolors.co/
https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/
http://paletton.com/
http://lokeshdhakar.com/projects/color-thief/
http://www.gradientdaze.com/
https://colordrop.io/
https://flatuicolors.com/
http://color.farm/
https://www.materialui.co/colors
https://materialpalettes.com/
https://www.webdesignrankings.com/resources/lolcolors/
https://webgradients.com/
http://materialuicolors.co/
http://flatuicolors.com/
https://colorsnapper.com/
https://color.hailpixel.com/
https://www.webdesignrankings.com/resources/lolcolors/
http://www.gradients.io/
http://www.adobe.com/products/capture.html
http://www.colourlovers.com/
http://www.pictaculous.com/
http://www.colorspire.com/
http://colorexplorer.com/
http://www.0to255.com/
http://mobile.colorotate.org/
http://www.colorblender.com/
http://colormunki.com/
http://www.pantone.com/studio
https://www.colordrop.io/
http://www.degraeve.com/color-palette/
https://www.brandcolors.net/
http://www.colorhexa.com/
https://colorfulgradients.tumblr.com/
http://cymbolism.com/
http://khroma.co/
https://colorwise.io/
https://pigment.shapefactory.co/
https://colorleap.app/
https://colorgrab.now.sh
https://maketintsandshades.com
http://colorsafe.co/
http://colllor.com/
http://colorpeek.com/
https://colourco.de/
http://www.flatuicolorpicker.com/
https://color.method.ac/
https://www.color-hex.com/
https://www.materialpalette.com/
https://sipapp.io/
http://webcolourdata.com/
http://stylifyme.com/
https://cloudflare.design/color/
https://culrs.com/
https://color.review/
https://abc.useallfive.com/

Color conversion

https://www.webfx.com/web-design/hex-to-rgb/
https://serennu.com/colour/hsltorgb.php

Check color contrast

https://contrast-ratio.com/
https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/
https://www.getstark.co/

Free Stock Images

Websites you can find and download royalty free stock images.

⚠️ I advise you to always read the website terms of usage to understand how the license works.

https://stockfresh.com
http://www.freeimages.com/
https://unsplash.com/
https://morguefile.com/
https://search.creativecommons.org/
https://pixabay.com
https://www.pexels.com/
http://www.freepik.com/
https://www.stockio.com/
https://burst.shopify.com/
https://deathtothestockphoto.com/
http://nos.twnsnd.co/
http://superfamous.com/
http://picjumbo.com/
http://www.gratisography.com/
http://getrefe.tumblr.com/
http://imcreator.com/free
http://jaymantri.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wocintechchat/
http://publicdomainarchive.com/
http://magdeleine.co/
http://foodiesfeed.com
http://picography.co/
http://www.raumrot.com/10/
http://isorepublic.com/
https://photos.icons8.com/
https://www.reshot.com/
https://barnimages.com/
https://www.foodiesfeed.com/
https://freephotos.cc/
https://visualhunt.com/
https://libreshot.com/
https://www.everypixel.com/
http://makerbook.net/stock-photos/
https://negativespace.co/
https://gratisography.com/
http://www.freejpg.com.ar/
https://photostockeditor.com/
https://ccsearch.creativecommons.org/

Logo Inspiration

Websites you can find a lot of logo designs for your inspiration.

http://logopond.com/
http://logofaves.com/
http://www.logospire.com/
http://www.logomoose.com/
https://cleverlogos.co/
https://www.logoinspirations.co/



Website Builders

Tools and services that help you build your own website.

https://webflow.com/
https://www.strikingly.com/
https://www.squarespace.com/
https://splashthat.com/
http://stitches.hyperyolo.com/
https://www.semplice.com/
https://www.weebly.com
https://ukit.com
https://www.ucraft.com
https://www.sitey.com/
http://virb.com
https://www.voog.com
https://www.ucoz.com
https://www.moonfruit.com/
https://simvoly.com/
https://www.jimdo.com
https://www.webs.com/
https://www.wix.com/
https://www.volusion.com
https://www.getweps.com/
https://www.site123.com/
https://webnode.com
https://readymag.com
http://www.cloud-press.net/
https://themifyflow.com/
http://stackhive.com/
http://go.themeforest.net
https://ontrapages.com/
https://www.weld.io/
https://www.clickbooq.com/
https://www.pagevamp.com/
https://www.duda.co/
https://www.webydo.com/
https://www.pixpa.com/
https://www.yola.com/
http://trysitekit.com/
https://www.websitebuilder.com/
https://orson.io
http://www.snackwebsites.com/
http://www.imcreator.com/
https://snappages.com/
http://macaw.co/
https://pinegrow.com/
https://bootstrapstudio.io/
https://mobirise.com/
https://designmodo.com/slides/
https://sidengo.com/
https://www.simbla.com/
https://designmodo.com/startup/
http://pivot.mediumra.re/
https://grapedrop.com
https://unicornplatform.com/
https://www.sitejet.io/
https://pagecloud.com
https://pixenio.com
https://www.pxdiv.com
https://bootstrapshuffle.com/

Wordpress Website Builders

https://brizy.io/
https://elementor.com/
https://www.elegantthemes.com/plugins/divi-builder/
https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/
https://visualcomposer.com/
https://thrivethemes.com/architect/
https://siteorigin.com/page-builder/
https://livecomposerplugin.com/
https://wordpress.org/plugins/gutenberg/
https://justevolve.it/product/brix/
https://pagebuildersandwich.com/
https://themify.me/builder
https://motopress.com/products/content-editor/
https://theme.co/cornerstone/
https://wpbakery.com/
https://exponentwptheme.com

Webflow Assets

https://www.flowbase.co/

Ecommerce

http://www.shopify.com
https://www.bigcommerce.com
http://www.everdwell.com/

Landing Pages

https://instapage.com/
https://unbounce.com/
https://www.flauntly.com/
https://www.optimizepress.com/

CMS

https://wordpress.com/
https://www.lightcms.com/
https://www.motocms.com/
https://blog.webiny.com/

Widgets to help with conversions:
https://niceverynice.com/little-widgets/


Design to Code Tools

http://boost.kuika.com/








User Centered Design

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Lorem Ipsum Generators

https://lorem.tools/



Personas

Tools and information that can help you create personas.

https://www.hubspot.com/make-my-persona
https://personas.draftbit.com/


Handoff and Inspection Tools

Tools you can use to share design assets with developers and they can inspect it to start coding.

https://avocode.com/
https://www.invisionapp.com/
https://zeplin.io/
https://sympli.io/


Portfolio Tools

Tools and resources to help you build a killer design portfolio.

Big platforms

https://behance.net
https://dribbble.com/

Build your portfolio

https://www.semplice.com/
https://carbonmade.com/
https://dunked.com/

Video and Screenshots tools

https://overframe.xyz
https://gifox.io/
https://getkap.co/



Growth

Gamification Tools

https://hoversignal.com/


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Learn React (for Designers)

https://designcode.io/react




Adobe XD Resources

https://www.xdguru.com/




Design Blogs

https://designmodo.com/
https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/
https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/
http://www.fastcodesign.com
http://www.dexigner.com
http://wrapmagazine.tumblr.com
http://www.thedsgnblog.com
http://www.logodesignlove.com
http://www.designyoutrust.com
https://www.canva.com/learn/
http://www.creativeboom.com
http://www.littlebigdetails.com
http://www.creativemarket.com/blog
http://www.awwwards.com
http://www.creativeroots.org
http://www.creativebloq.com
http://www.eyeondesign.aiga.org
http://www.designjuices.co.uk
http://www.designtaxi.com
http://www.fromupnorth.com
http://www.creativenerds.co.uk
http://www.abduzeedo.com
http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk
http://www.booooooom.com
http://www.alistapart.com/articles
http://www.inspiredm.com
http://www.theinspirationgrid.com
http://www.creativeoverflow.net
http://www.inspirationhut.net
http://www.davidairey.com
http://www.swiss-miss.com/blog
http://www.instantshift.com
https://justcreative.com/blog/
http://www.designroast.org
http://www.inspirationfeed.com
https://logogeek.uk/logo-design-blog/
https://99designs.com.br/blog/
http://www.designmantic.com/blog
http://www.imjustcreative.com/blog
http://www.gooddesignmakesmehappy.com
http://www.designobserver.com
http://www.designcloud.tumblr.com
http://www.smashingmagazine.com
http://www.noupe.com
http://www.materialdesignblog.com
http://www.speckyboy.com
http://www.webdesignledger.com
http://www.designinstruct.com
http://www.webdesigndepot.com
http://www.designrfix.com
http://www.css-tricks.com
http://www.core77.com
http://www.youthedesigner.com
http://www.sixrevisions.com
http://www.webappears.com
http://www.1stwebdesigner.com
http://www.templatemonster.com/blog
http://www.howdesign.com
http://www.designbeep.com
http://www.icanbecreative.com
http://www.thenextweb.com
http://www.inspiredmag.com
http://www.uxmag.com
http://www.sitepoint.com/blog
http://www.uxbooth.com
http://www.vandelaydesign.com/blog
http://www.tutsplus.com
http://www.onextrapixel.com
http://www.spyrestudios.com
http://www.designshack.net
http://www.hackingui.com

Design Blogs for Print

http://www.createid.com
http://www.grainedit.com
http://www.itsnicethat.com
http://www.printmag.com
http://www.trendlist.org
http://www.lovelypackage.com
http://www.print.pm
http://www.visualsundae.com
http://www.thefoxisblack.com
http://www.aisleone.net
http://www.mr-cup.com/blog
http://www.thedieline.com
http://www.designm.ag
http://www.bpando.org
http://www.designclever.co.uk
http://www.companyfolders.com/blog
http://www.fromfiftyfive.com
http://www.indesignsecrets.com
http://www.lovelystationery.com

Design Blogs for Typography

http://www.typewolf.com
http://www.typeroom.eu
http://blog.linotype.com
http://www.typetoken.net
http://www.typedia.com
http://www.playtype.com
http://www.ilovetypography.com
http://www.fontfeed.com
http://www.typeforyou.blogspot.com
http://www.typographica.org
http://www.nyctype.com
http://www.typeforyou.blogspot.com
http://www.typographica.org
http://www.nyctype.co
http://typeforyou.blogpost.com
http://www.ministryoftype.co.uk
http://www.incredibletypes.com
http://www.typophile.com
http://www.tdc.org
http://www.typostrate.com
http://www.beautifultype.net
http://www.typetheory.com
http://www.typeverything.com
http://www.typeforyou.org
http://www.fontsinuse.com
http://www.typotheque.com 
http://www.typecast.com


Design Briefs / Exercises

Websites to help you build a portfolio or just explore your skills.

https://designchallenge.xyz/
https://app.dailyuxchallenge.com/
https://sharpen.design/


Trade your Work for things

https://www.perkk.co/



Motion Design Resources

https://www.motionvfx.com/

More soon!






Design Books

Soon!

UX Design Literature

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature


Hiring Designers

Tools to help you manage hiring process, recruiting and finding designers, company on boarding and more.

https://www.personably.co/

More soon!


Product Design

Business Canvas

https://www.businessmodelcanvas.io/



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