30 Useful Open Source Apps for Web Designers

Jan 25 2009 by Jacob Gube | 74 Comments

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.

Source Code and WYSIWYG Editors

KompoZer

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How to Auto Caption Images Using MooTools

Jan 22 2009 by Jacob Gube | 19 Comments

MooTools is a powerful open-source JavaScript framework that can greatly enhance the way you build your web interfaces. Using MooTools will allow you to write succinct and elegant JavaScript within an intuitive framework. In this tutorial, we’re going to auto caption images on-the-fly using a bit of MooTools magic.

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10,000 Business Cards Giveaway

Jan 19 2009 by Jacob Gube | 373 Comments

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Beautiful and Creative Examples of Vibrant Web Designs

Jan 17 2009 by Jacob Gube | 49 Comments

Colors – it sets the tone (no pun intended) and message of a website. Designers often spend hours, even days, researching and coming up with a harmonious and usable color scheme.

In this collection, you’ll find 30 brilliant (alright – pun intended) web designs with vivid and colorful themes that evoke feelings of vivacity and dynamism – to inspire your color palette.

Colourpixel

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12 Useful Web Tools for Designers

Jan 15 2009 by Jacob Gube | 63 Comments

When it comes to design, there’s a plethora of free web-based tools to help you accomplish tasks such as color palette selection, creating unique fonts, editing images, and testing typography.

In this article, you’ll find a bunch of handy online utilities for designers.

kuler Create

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High-Resolution Grungy Paper Textures

Jan 12 2009 by Jacob Gube | 28 Comments

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30 Excellent Resources for Graphic Design Freebies

Jan 11 2009 by Jacob Gube | 48 Comments

You can find a variety of useful and creative graphic design resources on the web the offer downloadables such as stock photos, textures/patterns, brushes, icons, and fonts that designers have decided to share with others in the community.

In this article, you’ll find some of the best websites to visit for graphic design resources.

Stock Photos

Flickr: Creative Commons

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