Tag: graphicdesign

Vector Magic

http://vectormagic.com/

Most images available on the web today are in bitamp file formats, and so cannot be scaled up. This website takes such bitmap images and converts them to scalable vector formats, such as SVG.…

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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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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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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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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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