Tag: graphicdesign

FontStruct

http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/

This site allows users to build, shared and download fonts. Using a simple interface, students can build their own custom font, which they can then use in other work. This is a great tool for having students consider how much work goes into creating …

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BgPatterns

http://bgpatterns.com/

Using a simple array of controls and templates, this site lets visitors build background tiles for use in website design. Such tiles are a source of much disharmony in bad designs, but when used correctly can be hugely beneficial to a site’s design.…

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Favicon Generator

http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/

A favicon (portmanteau of “favourite” and “icon”) is the small icon that appears next to the address of a website in most browsers. Seemingly insignificant, a favicon is often a sign that a website designer has been thorough, and has taken every possible opportunity …

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Preloaders.net

http://preloaders.net/

Preloaders are small animations that are shown to a user when they must wait for something to happen. Using a preloader provides secondary feedback, letting the user know that, yes, the system is doing something and they should be patient. Another little way to …

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Color Scheme Designer

http://colorschemedesigner.com/

It is often difficult for inexperience designers to find colour combinations that work well. Color Scheme Designer helps designers out, by using a variety of methods to suggest suitable palettes. It is extremely easy to use, free and requires no installation. Interestingly, it provides …

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Pixastic

http://editor.pixastic.com

Pixtastic is an online image editor (as well as being a JavaScript library). As such, it provides a quick, free and easy way to edit images online (meaning you do not need to install any desktop software). This makes it really useful if you …

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HTML-Ipsum

http://html-ipsum.com/

Lorem Ipsum is a form of text that is often used by typesetters and web designers to fill out or test a template. It helps to make templates more realistic in appearance, as it saves them from looking too blank. This site provides chunks …

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Image to Colors Palette Generator

http://www.cssdrive.com/imagepalette/index.php

Generate colour palettes from images. This tool is great for considering colour in design, as well as for creating a palette of colors from an image when designing a website.…

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Lovely Charts

http://www.lovelycharts.com/

Lovely Charts makes it easy to produce high quality charts and diagrams online. Useful for prototyping websites through wire framing and site maps.…

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Engery Scale: 100 Orders of Magnitude

Energy Scale of over 100 orders of magnitude

This single graphic displays energy in terms physical phenomena.…

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