Over 200 Sites, Apps & Books Recommended for Any Designer

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Over 200 Sites, Apps & Books Recommended for Any Designer

The ultimate list for sites, apps and books recommended for any designer. You'll find all sorts of useful information here which should help any designer whether it's to do with web design or photography.

This list was originally put together by Dan Edwards in his Medium article. He has kindly given us permission to republish it here so we could share with you guys.

This list will also be update regularly. If you recommend any resources, be sure to list them in the comments.

Photography

Free

Unsplash — www.unsplash.com

Picjumbo — www.picjumbo.com

Gratisography — www.gratisography.com

Superfamous — www.superfamous.com

Little Visuals — www.littlevisuals.co

Split Shire — www.splitshire.com

Pixabay — www.pixabay.com

I’m Free — www.imcreator.com/free

New Old Stock — www.nos.twnsnd.co

Function Free Photos — http://wefunction.com/category/free-photos/

Paul Jarvis Free Photos — http://pjrvs.com/a/photos

Zoomy Images — http://zoomyimages.com/

Paid

Dollar Photo Club — http://www.dollarphotoclub.com

Compfight — www.compfight.com

Stocksy — www.stocksy.com

Placeit Product Shots — www.placeit.net

iStockphoto — http://istockphoto.com

offset — http://www.offset.com

Corbis — http://www.corbisimages.com

Typography

Okay Type — www.okaytype.com

Typekit — www.typekit.com

My Fonts — www.myfonts.com

Fonts — www.fonts.com

Font Squirrel — www.fontsquirrel.com

Da Font — www.dafont.com

Google Fonts — www.google.com/fonts

1001 Free Fonts — www.1001freefonts.com

Lost Type Co-op — www.losttype.com

Ico Moon — www.icomoon.io

Mockup Tools

InVision — www.invisionapp.com

Mockupr — www.mockupr.com

Flinto — www.flinto.com

Flinto Icon Strike! — www.flinto.com/strike

Webflow — www.webflow.com

Mockuuups — www.mockuuups.com

Red Pen — https://redpen.io

Wireframing

Moqups — www.moqups.com

Wireframe.cc — ww.wireframe.cc

Mockflow — www.mockflow.com

Mockingbird — www.gomockingbird.com

Flair Builder — http://flairbuilder.co

Balsamiq — http://balsamiq.com/products/mockups/

Axure — http://www.axure.com/

Justinmind — http://www.justinmind.com/

UX Pin — http://uxpin.com

Prototyping

Mixture — www.mixture.io

Flinto — www.flinto.com

Gridset — www.gridsetapp.com

Marvel — https://marvelapp.com

Webflow — https://webflow.com

Red Pen — https://redpen.io

Proto — http://proto.io

Iconii — http://iconii.com

Invision — http://www.invisionapp.com

Macaw — http://macaw.co/

Froont — http://froont.com

RWD

Responsive.is — http://responsive.is/typecast.com

Gridpak — www.gridpak.com

Responsive Nav — www.responsive-nav.com

Off Screen Navigation — http://tympanus.net/Development/MultiLevelPushMenu/

Responsive Web Design Test — www.designmodo.com/responsive-test/

Media Queries — www.mediaqueri.es

Foundation by Zurb — www.foundation.zurb.com

Jetstrap — www.jetstrap.com

Webflow — www.webflow.com

Gridset — www.gridsetapp.com

BrowserStack — www.browserstack.com

Sassaparilla — http://sass.fffunction.co

Sidebar Transitions — http://tympanus.net/Development/SidebarTransitions/

Dimensions (Chrome Extension) — https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dimensions/hdmihohhdcbejdkidbfijmfehjbnmifk?hl=en

Responsive Grid System — http://responsive.gs/

Colour

0 to 255 — www.0to255.com

Colour Lovers — www.colourlovers.com

Brand Colors — www.brandcolors.net

Adobe Kuler Color Wheel — https://kuler.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/

Color Scheme Designer — www.colorschemedesigner.com

Hex to RGB Converter — http://hex.colorrrs.com

Coleure — http://coleure.com/

Colllor — http://colllor.com/

CSS

Animate.css — www.daneden.me/animate

CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheat — http://www.justinaguilar.com/animations/index.html

Can I Use? — www.caniuse.com

Animation Fill Code — www.animationfillcode.com

Pure — http://purecss.io/

HTML 5

HTML5 Please — www.html5please.com

Can I Use? — www.caniuse.com

JavaScript / jQuery

Unheap — http://www.unheap.com

Touchy Js — http://touchyjs.org/

FitText — http://fittextjs.com

Touche.js — http://benhowdle.im/touche/

Cortado.js — http://benhowdle.im/cortado/

FlickFeed — http://benhowdle.im/flickfeed/

Heisenburg.js — http://heisenbergjs.github.io/heisenberg/

Pickadate.js — http://amsul.ca/pickadate.js/

Lettering.js — http://letteringjs.com/

Freetile — http://yconst.com/web/freetile/

Backstretch — http://srobbin.com/jquery-plugins/backstretch/

Hook — http://usehook.com

Echo JS — http://www.echojs.com/

Up to date — http://uptodate.frontendrescue.org/

Free Photoshop Files

PSDS.co — www.psds.co

Fribbble — www.fribbble.com

Premium Pixels — www.premiumpixels.com

Teehan+Lax iOS 7 Gui PSD (iPhone)— www.teehanlax.com/tools/iphone

Teehan+Lax iOS 7 Gui PSD (iPad) — www.teehanlax.com/tools/ipad/

iPhone Mockuuups — www.mockuuups.com

Freebiesbug — http://freebiesbug.com/

Marvel — https://marvelapp.com/resources/

Ui Space — http://uispace.net

DB Freebies — http://dbfreebies.co

365 PSD — http://365psd.com/

Pixel Buddha — http://pixelbuddha.net/

Icons

Other Icons — www.othericons.com

Batch — www.adamwhitcroft.com/batch/

Icon Sweets — www.iconsweets.com

Ico Moon — www.icomoon.io

Flat Icon — http://www.flaticon.com

The Noun Project — http://thenounproject.com

Perfect Icons — http://perfecticons.com/

Image Compression

Tiny Png — www.tinypng.com

JPEGmini — www.jpegmini.com

ImageOptim — www.imageoptim.com

Photoshop Tools

Mac Rabbit Slicy — www.macrabbit.com/slicy/

Renamy — www.renamy.com

Blendme.in — www.blendme.in

Legal

Andrew Clarke’s Contract Killer — www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/projects/contract-killer/

Proper App — www.properapp.com

iubenda — www.iubenda.com

Inspiration

Siteinspire — www.siteinspire.com

Land Book — www.land-book.com

Awwwards — www.awwwards.com

The Best Designs — www.thebestdesigns.com

Dribbble — www.dribbble.com

Behance — www.behance.com

Niice — http://niice.co

One Page Love — http://onepagelove.com/

Hosting

Propagated Yet? www.propagatedyet.com

Instant Domain Search — www.instantdomainsearch.com

Domainr — https://domai.nr/

Job Boards

Crew — www.pickcrew.com

Juiiicy — www.juiiicy.com

Dribbble Jobs — www.dribbble.com/jobs

Authentic Jobs — www.authenticjobs.com

Workfu — www.workfu.com

Onsite — www.onsite.io

Maps

Mapbox — www.mapbox.com

Leaflet — www.leafletjs.com

Google Map Builder — http://googlemapbuilder.mynameisdonald.com/

Snazzy maps — http://www.snazzymaps.com

Online Classes

Treehouse — www.teamtreehouse.com

Dev.Opera — http://dev.opera.com/web

Steer — www.steer.me

Lynda — www.lynda.com

Codeacademy —www.codecademy.com

Code School — www.codeschool.com

Udacity — www.udacity.com

Podcasts

The Freelance Web — www.thefreelanceweb.com

Unfinished Business — www.unfinished.bz

Happy Monday — www.happymondaypodcast.com

Boagworld — www.boagworld.com/show/

Shop Talk Show — www.shoptalkshow.com

The Back to Front Show — www.backtofrontshow.com

The Big Web Show — www.zeldman.com/category/the-big-web-show/

Upfront Podcast — www.upfrontpodcast.com

The Industry — www.theindustry.cc/category/podcast/

Iterate — http://www.imore.com/iterate

Communities

Designer News — https://news.layervault.com/

Designers Talk — http://www.designerstalk.com/forums/

Quora — https://www.quora.com/

Stack Exchange — http://stackexchange.com/sites

Reddit /Design — http://www.reddit.com/r/Design/

Reddit /Web Design — http://www.reddit.com/r/web_design

Writing

Medium — www.medium.com

Svbtle — https://svbtle.com/

Ghost — https://ghost.org/

WordPress — www.wordpress.com / www.wordpress.org

Squarespace — http://squarespace.com

Speaking

Speaking.io — www.speaking.io

Mark Boulton’s Tips — www.markboulton.co.uk/journal/speakingtips

On Speaking by Brad Frost — www.bradfrostweb.com/blog/post/on-speaking/

Public speaking for the (formerly) terrified by Rachel Andrew — www.rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/2012/05/02/public-speaking-for-the-formerly-terrified/

10 Kick ass presentation techniques (Treehouse) — http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/10-kick-ass-presentation-techniques

Suggestions for Speakers by Frank Chimero — http://frankchimero.com/blog/suggestions-for-speakers/

The best advice on public speaking by Ladies in Tech — http://ladiesintech.com/the-best-advice-on-public-speaking/

You’re paying to speak by Remy Sharp — http://remysharp.com/2014/03/07/youre-paying-to-speak/

Just Handy

Copy Paste Character — www.copypastecharacter.com

JustDelete.me — www.justdelete.me

What’s my UDID? — www.whatsmyudid.com

Shapecatcher — www.shapecatcher.com

UI Names — http://uinames.com/

UI Faces — http://uifaces.com/

UI Blurbs — http://uiblurbs.com

Density Converter — http://density.brdrck.me

LayerVault — https://layervault.com

Nice Entity — http://nice-entity.com

PlaceIMG — http://placeimg.com/

lorempixel — http://lorempixel.com/

Books

Grid Systems in Graphic Design — http://amzn.to/1aNQC8B

HTML & CSS: Design and Build Web Sites — http://amzn.to/1biuvJi

How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul — http://amzn.to/1eooTjo

The Shape of Design — http://shop.frankchimero.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-shape-of-design

A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web — http://www.fivesimplesteps.com/products/a-practical-guide-to-designing-for-the-web

Hardboiled Web Design — https://shop.smashingmagazine.com/hardboiled-web-design.html

Designing for the web (Free) — http://designingfortheweb.co.uk/

Smashing Book #4 — https://shop.smashingmagazine.com/smashing-book-4-new-perspectives-on-web-design.html

The Geometry of Type — http://amzn.to/1ekRiSV

Insites: The Book — http://viewportindustries.com/insites-the-book

Don’t Make Me Think — http://amzn.to/1ekRul6

Above the Fold — http://amzn.to/1cLAIdv

Design is a Job — www.abookapart.com/products/design-is-a-job

Thinking with Type, Second Revised and Expanded Edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, and Students — http://amzn.to/1ixVKOc

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information — http://amzn.to/1n8vezb

This list will also be update regularly. If you recommend any resources, be sure to list them in the comments.