The following is a collection of design tips, tricks, resources, etc.
- User-Friendly SEO
- 10 Excellent SEO Tips That Will Improve Your Web Design
- 10 Basic SEO Tips Every Web Developer Should Follow
- 25-point Website Usability Checklist
- 10 Useful Usability Findings and Guidelines
- 15 Common Mistakes in E-Commerce Design
- Drop-Down Menus
- “About me” Pages
- 404 Error Pages
- Module Tabs
- Social Network Design
- Web Form Validation
- Designing Social Interfaces: Overview and Practical Techniques
- Progress Trackers in Web Design: Examples and Best Practices
- Email Newsletter Design: Guidelines And Examples
- The Definitive Guide To Styling Web Links
Tips and Tricks
- 2009 Web Design Trends and How-To’s
- Why Programmers Suck at CSS Design.
- 10 Steps To The Perfect Portfolio Website
- Showcase Of Well-Designed Tabbed Navigation
- Design To Sell: 8 Useful Tips To Help Your Website Convert
- Best Web Gallery - A showcase of some excellently designed web sites.
- Table Layouts vs. Div Layouts: From Hell to… Hell?
- 8 Layout Solutions To Improve Your Designs
- Beautiful And Creative Logo Designs For Your Inspiration
- 30 Brilliant Typefaces For Corporate Design
- 5 Simple Tricks To Bring Light and Shadow Into Your Designs
- How To Use Help Elements To Improve Your Designs
- The Art of Building a Successful Social Site - Discusses and dissects the mechanics behind StackOverflow.
- 12 Tips For Designing an Excellent Checkout Process
- 50 Totally Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory
- Beautiful High-Quality Free Fonts For Your Designs
- 20 New High Quality Free Fonts
- 40+ Helpful Resources On User Interface Design Patterns
- 10 Ways To Make Your Site Accessible Using Web Standards
- How To Improve Your Branding With Your Content
- 10 UI Design Patterns You Should Be Paying Attention To
- 45 Incredibly Useful Web Design Checklists and Questionnaires
- Clever PNG Optimization Techniques
- PNG Optimization Guide: More Clever Techniques
- Designing CSS Buttons: Techniques and Resources
- Designing “Read More” And “Continue Reading” Links
- Vital Tips For Effective Logo Design
- 35 Excellent Wireframing Resources
- 25 User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time
- 30 Beautifully Dark Websites – Part IV
- Design and Build Email Newsletters Without Losing Your Mind (and Soul)
- 35 Beautiful E-Commerce Websites
- Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color
- Using SVG For Flexible, Scalable, and Fun Backgrounds, Part I
- Using SVG for Flexible, Scalable, and Fun Backgrounds, Part II
- Designers These Days…
- Web Design Checklist - Contains a breakdown of HTML5 and CSS3 supported features across all browsers.
- Bootstrap - The system used by Twitter. Resources: Understanding Your Options, Bootstrap on Rails, How to Customize, Stepping out with Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery UI Bootstrap.
- Foundation - The system used by ZURB.
- Golden Grid System - An elastic grid system.
- Fundamental Guidelines Of E-Commerce Checkout Design
- E-Commerce Copywriting: The Guide to Selling More
- Tips for Creating an Excellent E-Commerce Website
- CampSteve - I discovered Steve while at the Mountain.rb conference. Check out his galleries.
- Struckture - A high school friend who is also a designer and builder of PC machines.
- Magento - A free e-commerce theme.
- Icon Finder - Find well designed icons.
- Icons Etc. - Royalty free and attractive icons for your web site. There are many styles to choose from with many different categories for each style.
- 50 Fresh Useful Icon Sets For Your Next Design
- RSS Icon Set
- Birdies: Cute Free Twitter Icons For Your Blog
- All the Small Icons You’ll Ever Need
- Crystal Clear - A collection of symbolic graphics.
- Simplicio - Another set of free icons.
- Practika - A free set of 11 fairly useful icons in various sizes.
- Flavour - A set of some 450+ icons that are free to use.
- Tools Icons, Horror Icons and Twitter Icons
- The Graphs: A Free Icon Set
- Finance and Applications: A Free Icon Set
- Calendar Icons - 12 icons that can easily be used to represent months of the year.
- Project Icons
- Quartz Icon Set
- Ruby Icons
- Credit Cards
- Glyphish - “Designed and carefully optimized for use on toolbars and tab bars in iPhone apps, they’re also perfect for Android apps, websites, t-shirts, tattoos and more.”
- Standard - A set of standard, grey, icons.
- Token - Stylish, black, icons for general symbols and uses.
- Alcohol - 20 32×32 modern looking general use icons.
- Vector Kitchen - Several cartoonish kitchen related icons.
- Woo Function - 178 operating system related icons.
- Shopping Bag - A series of icon variations of a shopping bag.
- Sixpack Status Icons - A set of icons related to statuses.
- Yummy - A set of food related icons.
- Elegant Icon Pack
- Medical - A set of 60 medical-related icons.
- Starfish E-Commerce Icons - 32 icons.
- Web Design Resources - A complete index of tools to be considered for your development. A good place to start for building your own toolkit.
- Kuler - A handy tool to have for those that need a little help when it comes to picking color schemes in web design.
- Color Scheme Designer - Another tool for picking color palettes.
- Colour Lovers - Another web site for picking color palettes.
- 960 Gridder - A layout tool for your site.
- Load Icon Generator - Choose from several different animated icons and customize them for own purposes. Great for lengthy AJAX processing indicators.
- Connect-a-Sketch - A tool for building out quick sketches and connecting them in dynamic ways.
- Font Dragr - Drag and drop fonts into this interface to get a quick glimpse of how they act and look.
- 99 Designs - Pay a modest prices for design work on logos, themes, business cards, etc.
- Wikipedia Commons - A general source of freely available media. Make sure to read the disclaimer though.
- Yahoo! Stenci Kit - As the name implies, a collection of stencils to help get you jump started in your design.
- ThemeForest - A collection of web themes in PSD, HTML, WordPress, etc. format.
- Soundsnap - A collection of sound effects.
- FlashDen - A resource for buying and selling flash components as well as audio tracks, fonts, and much more.
- Flipping Book - A nice flash-based page flip widget that can be tied into any web app.
- iStockphoto - A treasure trove of media that can be bought and sold. When buying the media for use in other uses, it comes royalty free.
- DelliStore: A Free Professional CSS/XHTML/PSD-Template