Designbeep http://designbeep.com Free Resources for Designers and Developers Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:59:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Free Download : Wireless Technology Icon Set – 36 Icons (exclusive) http://designbeep.com/2015/07/02/free-download-wireless-technology-icon-set-36-icons-exclusive/ http://designbeep.com/2015/07/02/free-download-wireless-technology-icon-set-36-icons-exclusive/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:59:58 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=57986 Our friends from Vecteezy shares today on Designbeep with all our readers a complete pack that includes an amazing variety of 36 FREE Wireless Technology Icons that you can use in your designs.The pack comes with AI , EPS and PSD formats.

Vecteezy is an amazing community of vector art where you can share and promote your vector graphics.You can easily download free vectors without any subscription but you can also become a premium member to get unlimited access to the complete library of vector designs.

You can use them both for your personal and commercial projects.A link back to this post is really appreciated.

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Fresh Free Font Of The Day : Gecko http://designbeep.com/2015/07/01/fresh-free-font-of-the-day-gecko/ http://designbeep.com/2015/07/01/fresh-free-font-of-the-day-gecko/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:26:57 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=57977 Here on Designbeep,we also aim to help designers to find free yet high quality resources whether for your web design projects or graphic design projects.Who doesn’t like freebies?
Well,although we bring together free font collections time to time we decided to share a free font everyday and today’s free font Gecko is designed by Måns Grebäck.

Gecko is a clean and original typeface. It has a full alternate alphabet and support Latin languages, as well as Greek and Cyrillic. Swash versions of all Latin letters, multiple ligatures and small caps are some of the other functions of this typeface.

Gecko is free for personal use.

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15+ Free Resources to Use in Your Design Projects http://designbeep.com/2015/07/01/15-free-resources-to-use-in-your-design-projects/ http://designbeep.com/2015/07/01/15-free-resources-to-use-in-your-design-projects/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:22:02 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=57944 As a designer, you naturally take pride in your work, and you take the necessary time to make your presentations as professional and appealing as possible. You want to work as efficiently as possible of course, and if you can find a way to speed up your work, it only makes sense to take advantage of those resources that will enable you to do so.
Some resources are free, while others are not. Fortunately there are free resources readily available featuring design aids ranging from wireframes and mockups to icons and fonts. The number of sites that offer design freebies has become quite large. Some of course, have better offerings than others. You will find a compilation of several of the more useful resources, along with examples of their offerings, below; starting with a favorite set of elements for many website designers – vectors.

Vectors – Aids for the Artist and the Non-Artist

When faced with a deadline to produce something creative, a web designer could be facing a dead end if it was not for the availability of vectors; free vectors in this case.
The quality of these freebies can vary considerably, and there are times you may have to make lemonade out of a lemon, but for the most part, a reasonably-sized selection will give you plenty of ideas to work with. For that reason, we’ve selected several resources that offer quality material, rather than page after page of illustrations that would end up giving you a headache.

Set of Vintage Badges

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Laptop Icons Set

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Modern Workspace

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Stock Photos

There are free stock photos to be found, but the search can often be a difficult one, and sometimes a frustrating one as well. Have you ever come across the perfect image for your website, only to find it is watermarked? It’s free, but it is also an advertisement for something you don’t want to advertise, plus the watermark can be a definite distraction. More than a few other freebies are low-resolution or feature low-quality images.
Fortunately, there are free high-quality stock photos available. We know where to look, and we are glad to share these resources with you. Most of these photos are free, while some are available at the cost of a cup or two of coffee. Almost-free isn’t necessarily all that bad.

Laptop on Wood Table

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Origami Flower, Cup of Coffee, and a Notebook on Bed

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Fonts – A Little Thing can Send a Big Message

Selecting the right font, or a set of fonts, can do a great deal to make your website appealing, while the wrong font can just as easily take something away from it. An artistic site, or one advertising a boutique’s offerings, may make good use of Script font, while Script would be a somewhat ridiculous choice for a construction contractor’s website. Some fonts lend themselves to professional presentations, while others do not. Some fonts are decorative to the point of being glitzy, while others have a sleek, minimalist look. Fortunately, when you have created a page, it is usually easy to change the font style to see what difference it makes; but it’s better to have a particular font in mind from the beginning. Here are a few gems that you won’t have to open your wallet to use.

Code 2-2

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Nova 2

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Adobe 2

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Icons – Other Little Things that can send a Message

Icons are normally looked upon as being purely functional elements. They can range from a depiction of a shopping cart, to a question mark, or they tell you what to click on to open your browser. Nevertheless, they contribute to the overall appearance of a page, even if their contribution is sometimes small. An icon that doesn’t quite fit in will often stand out, even to the point of becoming a minor distraction or a point of confusion.
One of the problems with icons, including free icons, is that there are so many of them. You can create your own of course, but that can take time. Finding something close can take a great deal of time too, but if you look in the right places, like we have, finding what you want becomes a manageable process.

Lynny Icons Full

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Lulu Icons Set 1

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Brushes – Nice to have when You are in a Hurry

Brushes, in this case PhotoShop brushes, are real time savers. To a web designer, having a nice selection close by can be the ultimate time saver. Being creative is a good thing, but turning a brilliant thought into something real can take a great deal of time if there is a great deal of fine detail involved. Using a brush is quick. Drawing a line at a time is not, if for example, you are drawing a cloud. Photoshop has an excellent selection of brushes, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. There are downloads galore offering free brushes and design flourishes; just for the asking.

Irises

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Smoke Brushes

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Patterns – Stunning or Annoying

The right background pattern can make a website an outstanding work of art. Choosing the wrong one can at best create a horrible distraction. It can be a source of frustration to visit a website having useful information, but one in which the text is barely readable because of the background it is placed against. White is boring, but it is better than polka dots as a background for text. We have however located several nice sources for you to check out.

Pixel Art Patterns 2

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Stripe 1 Patterns

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Textures – An Alternative to Patterns

The use of textures can be a little more forgiving than the use of background patterns, and textures are relatively easy to incorporate into your design, and there are plenty of free textures available. Finding a texture to match your theme is seldom as hard as it sounds, and having several free texture resources in your toolbox is always a good idea. Here are a couple of the better ones.

Bubble Abstract Background

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Cracked Cement Texture 8

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As you can see, finding free elements and features to add to your toolkit and spruce up your projects isn’t really that difficult. Even those, such as some stock photos that come with a price, are often quite affordable. The quality is definitely out there. Whoever said there is no such thing as a free lunch, overlooked these quality elements.

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Free Download : 35 Multimedia Icon Set (exclusive) http://designbeep.com/2015/06/30/free-download-35-multimedia-icon-set-exclusive/ http://designbeep.com/2015/06/30/free-download-35-multimedia-icon-set-exclusive/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:56:03 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=57939 Our friends from Dryicons shares today on Designbeep with all our readers a complete pack that includes an amazing variety of multimedia icons.
Each icon comes with PSD, .AI and EPS file.

Dryicons is a place with Over 5000 high-quality web and vector icons in 77 Icon Sets, and more than 1700 vector graphics for designers and developers.

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15 Clever Tools To Find Some Cool Domain Name Ideas http://designbeep.com/2015/06/29/15-clever-tools-to-find-some-cool-domain-name-ideas/ http://designbeep.com/2015/06/29/15-clever-tools-to-find-some-cool-domain-name-ideas/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:30:59 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=57917 Choosing an ideal domain name is quite difficult in modern times because so many names have already been registered that simply coming up with name combinations will usually draw a blank with all good top level domain (TLD) or generic domains already taken.

Because of this, innovative domain search tools have cropped up which can take a word or a collection of ideas and then run multiple searches for any available domains that could be registered which include the word or phrase needed. This can save much time along the way.

Here are a few tools that offer various ways to search for available domain names for registration.


Domainsbot


DomainsbotWide ranging domain searches including all the available new generic domains.

 

Panabee


PanabeeEnter a search term and see many interesting alternative domain ideas. Add generic domains to the search matching list if desired as well.

 

Domize


DomizeDomize using an instant search approach where a new search result is update via AJAX coding as each character is entered. The search prioritizes the availability of .com, .co., .net, .org and .io domains first.

 

Domainr


DomainrType in the chosen domain words together and see what top level domains and generic domains are available for registration.

 

Lean Domain Search


Lean Domain SearchLean Domain Search is one of the best multi word search tools. Enter a single word and it is matched will all possible combinations available across many TLDs. Enter more than one term and these are matched together with others as well.

 

Busta Name


Busta NameBusta Name is one of the other single and multiple word search tools that can help to brainstorm domain name ideas based around what is available for registration currently.

 

Impossibility


ImpossibilityImpossibility is all about adding adjectives, verbs, nouns or a mixed bag perhaps of all of the above, either to the front or the back of the entered single word search term.

 

Nameboy


NameboyNameBoy is popular as a search tool for generating domain ideas. With NameBody it is possible to add a primary and a secondary search word if both are needed.

 

Domaintyper


DomaintyperWith Domaintyper you type in the ideal domain complete with TLD and then you are presented with which domains are available. Add .co and other less popular choices. The auto update front page feature is also useful if you want to keep watching a domain that may become available soon.

 

Namemesh


NamemeshNamemesh used a mixed approach to search terms. See SEO based results, fun or short results, a mix of different ideas around the search term and available domains using new generic ones.

 

Wordoid


WordoidWordoid is based around the idea of creating quirky, fun or memorable names that are more of a play on words and not actual real word combinations. i.e. Wordoid which is not a real word or word combination but still manages to convey the meaning.

 

Dotomator


DotomatorDotomator lets you add beginnings and endings and the software can come up with word combination options. There are also some category choices to select instead of coming up with your own ideas.

 

Name Tumbler


Name TumblerThis suggestion tool can combine words and use suggestions. It also can include all the new generic domain availability with the search term.

 

Namestall


NamestallNamestall is one of the more advanced domain searches. It brings up available names, plus competition percentages, the ad cost per click, as well as the .com, net., .org and .info availability.

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Fresh Free Font Of The Day : Shumi http://designbeep.com/2015/06/29/fresh-free-font-of-the-day-shumi/ http://designbeep.com/2015/06/29/fresh-free-font-of-the-day-shumi/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:00:43 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=57934 Here on Designbeep,we also aim to help designers to find free yet high quality resources whether for your web design projects or graphic design projects.Who doesn’t like freebies?
Well,although we bring together free font collections time to time we decided to share a free font everyday and today’s free font Shumi is designed by Ivan Shumikhin.

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How to Launch a Self-Hosted Website in Less Than a Day http://designbeep.com/2015/06/28/how-to-launch-a-self-hosted-website-in-less-than-a-day/ http://designbeep.com/2015/06/28/how-to-launch-a-self-hosted-website-in-less-than-a-day/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:25:05 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=57912 If you are like many people you use the internet for a lot of different reasons; it is almost second nature to you these days. Years ago people would pick up the phone book or go to the library to find out information but that has now become an afterthought with the expansion of internet services. Maybe you are one of those people who has thought about starting their own website either for personal use or to start a business but just don’t know where to begin with the process. Well here are some steps you can take to quickly launch your own internet site.

How to Launch a Self-Hosted Website

Pick a Domain Name

Of course you will need to start out by picking a domain name. All a domain name does is include your business or personal website title in a form that gives it an address on the internet. An example of a domain name would be “www.xyz.com”. Keep in mind that the domain name you want to choose might not be available so try and pick one that is creative and unique.

Choose a Web Hosting Service

Most people who are new to website building don’t know how to do it on their own, so they need to sign up with a web host that has all the tools on their website that you need to build your own site. These sites do charge a premium for their services but they generally have excellent instructions on how to get the job done and a support staff to help you if you run into any problems.

Use the Site Building Tool

Once you have signed up with a web hosting service you are then ready to start building your own website. The web host you chose will have all the tools you need to build your website laid out in an easy to use menu driven form. You can do such things as personalizing your websites home page, add written content, post relevant photos and even add menu choices where people will pay you for your goods or services. You will probably be amazed at how quickly you can build your website using the web host’s site building tools.

Optimize Your Website

It does not do much good to have a website of your own if nobody ever visits it. That is why Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is so important; it deals with how likely your site is to come up on the first few pages of an internet search. Obviously the closer to the first page you get, the more likely it is that you will have more visitors coming to your website. SEO ranking can be increased by reading on the internet how this is done, paying your web host to help you improve your ranking or by getting help from third party providers such as those who specialize in Sioux Falls web design.
So don’t put off starting your own website because you don’t know how. A web hosting service has all the tools you need to get your site up and running in as little as one day.

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Animated Sign Up Form and Pricing Table http://designbeep.com/2015/06/26/animated-sign-up-form-and-pricing-table/ http://designbeep.com/2015/06/26/animated-sign-up-form-and-pricing-table/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:45:53 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=57907 Animated Sign Up Flow is a pricing table that animates into a sign up form once the user selects a plan.

In most cases, you’ll redirect your users to a sign up page. However, if your checkout process is quite simple, an alternative approach would be to animate the pricing table, and show the checkout form right away, in the same page.

So here is a tutorial of animated sign up flow using Velocity.js

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Fresh Free Font Of The Day : Order http://designbeep.com/2015/06/26/fresh-free-font-of-the-day-order/ http://designbeep.com/2015/06/26/fresh-free-font-of-the-day-order/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:31:53 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=57901 Here on Designbeep,we also aim to help designers to find free yet high quality resources whether for your web design projects or graphic design projects.Who doesn’t like freebies?
Well,although we bring together free font collections time to time we decided to share a free font everyday and today’s free font Order is designed by Mike Hill.

Order is an all caps display font availible for free download in four variations.(Light, Outline, Regular, Rounded)

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Weekly Design News, Resources and Freebies (June 24,2015) http://designbeep.com/2015/06/24/weekly-design-news-resources-and-freebies-june-242015/ http://designbeep.com/2015/06/24/weekly-design-news-resources-and-freebies-june-242015/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:01:12 +0000 http://designbeep.com/?p=57871 We follow many designers and developers and of course websites that share or release resources to help design community.
So, this is our weekly design news post where we share our favorite web design and development news.
Most of the tools, freebies, news etc. are mostly latest releases or the ones you might not have seen yet.

You can also check out Webdesigner News for only high quality design news.

Photoshop CC: All New in 2015

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Code School Launches JavaScript.com

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Instagram: The all New Search and Explore

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100 Brilliant Color Combinations: And How to Apply Them to Your Designs

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Introducing San Francisco Font

The system font for iOS, OS X, and watchOS
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Why Web Design is Dead

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PurifyCSS – Remove unused CSS

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15 CSS Questions to Test Your Knowledge

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Safari 9: Everything Web Designers Need to Know Now

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Google Testing Blue Links For Top Search Menu

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