7 Design Resources You Can Use Today on Your Website

shutterstock_107578181If you’re a regular reader of our HostBaby Blog, you know we write a lot about the importance of having a website, and how to make the most of it.

From website backgrounds to textures and images, we like to give you as many tools as possible to make your ever-important website the best that it can be.

We’ve gathered these 7 design resources below to do just that.

Design resources that will help you create a killer website

Lost Type Co-Op: Pay-what-you-want type foundry, the first of its kind. You can download their awesome and beautiful fonts for free but they happily accept donations. http://losttype.com

Flickr: Popular online photo management and sharing application. Search for images taken by people all over the world (many offered for use under Creative Commons license).  http://www.flickr.com/

Subtle Patterns: Free to use tillable, textured patterns for website backgrounds (or other use). Super sleek and subtle. http://subtlepatterns.com

DeviantArt: Online community devoted to sharing various forms of user-made art. Good for finding user submitted brushes and vectors for Photoshop and Illustrator. http://www.deviantart.com/

ColourLovers: Site for color, palette and pattern sharing and trend discussion. http://www.colourlovers.com

Shutterstock: High resolution, royalty-free image, stock photos and vector site with simple pricing. http://www.shutterstock.com/

iStock: Royalty free stock photo, vector art illustration and stock footage site operating on the micropayment business model (pay by credits). http://www.istockphoto.com

What sites do you visit when it comes to spicing up your site? Let us know your favorites in the comments sections below!

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