50 Best Sets of Free Web, Design & App Icons

February 3, 2009

Specky boy’s website offers a great list of complete sets of web, design and application icons. One of my favorites is from the Function Web Design & Development site (below).function_icon_set

30 Useful Open Source Apps for Web Designers from Six Revisions

January 26, 2009

There are plenty of open source applications that can help you tremendously as a web designer. Open source projects are great not only because of their price tag (free), but also because of the passionate community that typically forms around them. In these economic times, it’s often a worthwhile endeavor to see places where you can conserve, and open source alternatives are a good place to start looking.

In this article, you’ll find 30 exceptionally handy open source applications for web designers. There are a variety of tools here that include source code, WYSIWYG, and graphic/image editors, as well as useful software utilities that can improve your task management and production processes.


30 Useful Open Source Apps for Web Designers – Six Revisions

42 Must-Bookmark Resources for Web Designers — Inspiration, Design, Color, Fonts and more

April 2, 2008

These links have been compiled by the site [Re]Encoded dot com and are well worth checking out. Go here to peruse them yourself.

One of my favorites is the listing of 25 Beautiful Minimalistic Website Designs by Vandalay Website Design.

That scold Jakob Nielsen and his 10 Weblog Design Mistakes

February 4, 2008

This was written back in the pre-history of blogging (October of 2005) but, as usual, the man makes some very sound points.

You may love him or you may hate him, Jakob Nielsen can be a polarizing figure in web design circles. But his work always makes you think and reconsider your position. Here’s the short list of 10 Weblog Design Mistakes and the link to read the entire article here.

    1. No Author Biographies
    2. No Author Photo
    3. Nondescript Posting Titles
    4. Links Don’t Say Where They Go
    5. Classic Hits are Buried
    6. The Calendar is the Only Navigation
    7. Irregular Publishing Frequency
    8. Mixing Topics
    9. Forgetting That You Write for Your Future Boss
    10. Having a Domain Name Owned by a Weblog Service