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50 Helpful Websites for Designers

A couple of posts back we discussed getting started with building websites as a business. For those that have decided to move forward in that direction, we’re listing what we think will be a helpful tool . . . the Top 50 sites for web designers as listed by Website MagazineĀ  in their May, 2011 issue.

Oops – while verifying the sites for services and cost, found a couple that were no longer online. We’ve left them in anyway – since they may haveĀ  been experienceing technical difficulty.

Some of the websites you ‘re already familiar with – others you may find helpful if looking for:

  • Back-up service
  • Billing service
  • Q & A site
  • Photos
  • Personal Cloud

For the lesser known sites, we’ve provided a brief notation to give you an idea of what they do.

  1. www.adobe.com
  2. www.apple.com
  3. www.google.com
  4. www.microsoft.com
  5. www.istockphoto.com – photos, illustrations, video, audio (paid)
  6. www.shutterstock.com – photos, illustrations, vectors (subscription service)
  7. www.dreamstime.com – royalty free images (some free)
  8. www.dropbox.com – store all your computer, laptop, phone files in one place
  9. www.stackoverflow.com – Q & A site for enthusiasts and programmers (free)
  10. www.box.net – share, manage and access your content online (free trial)
  11. www.dafont.com – font site (free)
  12. www.gettyimages.com – images, video, audio (registration & fees)
  13. www.gimp.com – image program (free)
  14. www.bigstockphoto.com – royalty-free stock photos and vectors (paid)
  15. www.sxc.hu – photos (now part of Getty Images)
  16. www.corbisimages.com – images (paid)
  17. www.freshbooks.com – tracks time, organizes expenses and invoices clients (free trial)
  18. www.myfonts.com – fonts (try before you buy)
  19. www.carbonite.com – back-up service
  20. www.mozy.com – back-up service
  21. www.veer.com – images & fonts (pay with purchased credits)
  22. www.adrive.com – online storage & back-up
  23. www.thinkstockphotos.com – images (subscriptions & paid packs)
  24. www.jquery.com – JAVA script library
  25. www.morguefile.com – storage for post production images (free)
  26. www.freefoto.com – free images (link back and attribution required for use)
  27. www.iconfinder.com – free icons
  28. www.sugarsync.com – get your own personal ‘cloud’ (free trial)
  29. www.linotype.com – fonts (paid)
  30. www.drop.io although on the list this site did not display
  31. www.zumodrive.com – personal cloud computing
  32. www.iconshock.com – professional icons (subscription)
  33. www.stockvault.net – free photos for personal, eductional & non-commercial use
  34. www.jupiterimages.com – images (paid)
  35. www.itcfonts.com – fonts (paid)
  36. www.freedigitalphotos.net – royalty-free photos
  37. www.prototypejs.org – JAVAscript framework
  38. www.typography.com – fonts (paid)
  39. www.mootools.net – image software (purchase)
  40. www.snipplr.com – various snippets of different codes
  41. www.script.aculo.us – cross-browser interface for JAVAscript libraries
  42. www.everystockphoto.com this website did not display
  43. www.fontfabric.com – fonts (free & paid)
  44. www.toggl.com – tracks your time (free trial)
  45. www.getharvest.com – track time, send invoices and run your business (paid programs)
  46. www.freerangestock.com – free images
  47. www.fothaus.com – fonts & wallpaper (paid)
  48. www.highfonts.com – both free & commercial fonts
  49. www.getcashboard.com – time tracking, expenses, invoicing, estimates, online payments (free)
  50. www.photorack.net – images (free)

We found this to be a very extensive and informative list – in fact, while checking on the websites, we found a couple we’re planning on using. So print out a copy and keep it handy.

 

 

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