My favourite free online resources for agile design

Below are some of my favourite free online design resources that I’ve discovered over my career that I use regularly, especially for agile design. I’ve put them here hoping that you’ll get the same utility from them as I have.

Icons

Material Design Icons
https://materialdesignicons.com/
Community-powered icons to match Google’s material design guidelines, advanced export options available.

Font Awesome
https://fontawesome.com/
Easily embed vector icons in-line on a webpage, great for social media icons.

Emojipedia
https://emojipedia.org/
If all else fails. Emojipedia has every emoji across all popular devices, useful for email marketing where html/css may not be supported.

Colours

Material Design Colors
https://www.materialui.co/colors
The best material design color palette picker I’ve come across, also features fluent UI colours, flat UI colours, social colours, and more.

uiGradients
https://uigradients.com/
Easily preview and copy gradient hex values. Combine a gradient from here and an icon from https://materialdesignicons.com/ for a fast app icon or logo.

Stock Photos

Unsplash
https://unsplash.com/
High quality and completely free (for noncommercial or commercial purposes) stock photos.

Pexels
https://www.pexels.com/
See above.

Typefaces

DaFont
https://www.dafont.com/
Excellent site for finding typefaces by license type (100% free, shareware, personal use, etc). Tip: use the ⬅️ & ➡️ arrow keys to navigate.

Other Stuff

Google Poly
https://poly.google.com/
Googles solution to making AR and VR easier to develop for by providing community-driven 3D objects. Developer portal recently released at https://developers.google.com/poly/. Amazing potential, will probably be discontinued.

Social Media Image Sizes
https://sproutsocial.com/insights/social-media-image-sizes-guide/
An always up-to-date guide to social media image sizes.

Monthly Freebies from Envato
https://elements.envato.com/
A selection of free assets every month from Envato.

More Monthly Freebies from Envato?
https://themeforest.net/
A selection of more free assets every month from Envato via ThemeForest… I don’t really get it either.

Photo by Bich Tran from Pexels

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