25 Websites for Typography Inspiration

Typography is a beautiful thing, and plays a huge role in designing. Most of the time its hard to get inspired when you’re working on a project. Not every font fits in perfectly with every project. Why not take a little time off, and check out these typography resources for inspiration. We collected some helpful websites to help you out with everything typography related. Be sure to also check out flickr, just search typography and you will be slammed with great results. If you know of any other resources, please let us know.

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1. Ilovetypography

2. Typetheory

3. Typographyserved

4. Slanted

5. Typeinspire

6. Designyoutrust

7. Vi.sualize.us

8. Deviantart

9. Welovetypography

10. Patterntap

11. Weheartit

12. Typesites

13. Behance

14. Typeish

15. Parachutefonts

16. Usetypography

17. Fontfeed

18. Typeforyou

19. Typographica

20. Tdc

21. Typophile

22. Swiss-miss

23. Formfiftyfive

24. Typographicposters

25. Friendsoftype

Leave Facebook For These 11 Alternatives

You might have heard recently that Facebook has gone wild with the privacy issues. Facebook is plain evil, they now allow third parties to get your information with no strings attached. While its the second most visited site on the planet, the reputation of Facebook is going down. More and more people want to jump off the facebook ship and find a more secure alternative. I personally want to leave, because I feel like i am being took advantage of. Facebook is making money of me and my personal info, like I’m their little puppet. This is just plain crazy and scary. Just like Myspace died, soon Facebook will too. The only way facebook can keep all its users is if they give us back the privacy rights. Also i would like to give you a glimpse of what CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks of us. With Facebook’s current valuation, the investors should be thinking about replacing him. This doesn’t help Facebook’s public image at all.

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Now don’t get me wrong, I love Facebook. Facebook helps me stay connected to my friends and family, which is extremely important. I acknowledge that Facebook is privately owned, so they can do what they want and don’t have to answer to shareholders. I honestly feel that they should respond to us and give us more options. We are all the people that made Facebook successful, but we can also all destroy it and leave it behind. So if you’re sick and tired of Facebook, and are willing to switch, we got some great alternatives.

1. Brightkite – is a simple way to keep up with friends and places. We created a product that lets you instantly see what’s going on with the people who matter most to you, your friends. So check out what they’re up to, meet new friends along the way and get out and enjoy your neighborhoods.

2. Friendfeed – is a service that makes it easy to share with friends online. It offers a fun and interactive way to discover and discuss information among friends. Its very similar to twitter and the downside is that its owned by Facebook.

3. Jaiku – brings people closer together by enabling them to have conversations. It offers a way to connect with the people you care about by sharing updates with them on the Web, IM, and SMS – as well as through third-party applications built by other developers using the Jaiku API.

4. 12seconds – is the best place online for video status updates. It’s a super easy way to share what you’re doing with your friends and family using short video clips. You can use your web cam or mobile phone. Show your friends where you are, share your thoughts, or tell them how you’re doing. Something different, but worth a try.

5. Dailybooth – Document and share your life with others. Get real time updates on what your friends and family are doing every day. A fun social network that shows what you’re doing, but with pictures.

6. Plurk – A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life in deliciously digestible chunks. Low in fat, 5 calories per serving, yet chock full of goodness. A very different and cool approach for social networking.

7. Bebo – It is your life online — a social experience that helps you discover what’s going on with your world and helps the world discover what’s going on with you. Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment, enabling you to consume, create, discover, curate and share digital content in entirely new ways. Is owned by AOL and is steadily rising in popularity.

8. Friendster – With more than 115 million members worldwide, Friendster is a leading global online social network. Friendster is focused on helping people stay in touch with friends and discover new people and things that are important to them. Friendster is one of the best sites that allow people to meaningfully participate with others in exciting and fun ways.

9. Hi5 orkut- is a global destination where young people meet and play. As the world’s largest social entertainment destination, our focus is on delivering a fun, interactive, and immersive social experience online to our users around the world.

10. Ordiasporakut – makes it easy to find people who share your hobbies and interests, look for romantic connections or establish new business contacts. You can also create and join a wide variety of online communities to discuss current events, reconnect with old school mates or even exchange your favorite recipes. Is owned by Google, and is very similar to Facebook.

11. Diaspora – will be launching soon, and is looking like the next Facebook. Its a new social networking startup taking aim at Facebook. Check out more info about it at techcrunch.

Additional notes:

Please comment below and tell us how you feel about this whole controversial issue.

Twitter, Myspace, Linkedin, were not included in this roundup for a reason, in case you were wondering.

31 Websites to Purchase Premium WordPress Themes

WordPress has become very popular with bloggers. Its simple and easy to use. One of the problems bloggers run into, is finding the perfect theme. Now i know from my experience, that there are many awesome (free) themes out there. You can probably find the one that suits your needs. If you don’t want to waste time and get your moneys worth, i suggest checking out the theme providers below. All the companies offer great value, (some better than others) and give you what you’re paying for. If you happen to know any other providers, please let us know.

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1. Alohathemes

2. Bandthemer

3. Blogohblog

3. Blurbia

4. Elegantthemes

5. Gorillathemes

6. iThemes

7. Kreativethemes

8. Obox-design

9. Organicthemes

10. Photocrati

11. Press75

12. Prothemedesign

13. Rockettheme

14. Solostream

15. Studiopress

16. Templatic

17. Themegalaxy

18. Themeforest

19. Themeshift

20. Themesnack

21. Vibethemes

22. Woothemes

23. Wpmonk

24. Wpzoom

25. Wpnow

26. Zidalgo

27.  Vivathemes

28. Upthemes

29. Standardtheme

30. Acosmin

31. Mojothemes

11 Website That Help You Discover Web 2.0 Tools

The internet is growing daily, there are tons of new websites and services launching each day. There is so much going on that you might feel left behind, but don’t worry. We have gathered the best web 2.0 blogs and directories. These websites are updated daily, and will help you keep up. If you know any we missed, please comment below.

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1. Feedmyapp

2. Go2web20

3. Killerstartups

4. Usefultools

5. Web Appstorm

6. Lovelypages

7. Greatwebapps

8. Makeuseof

9. Webresourcesdepot

10. Listo

11. Zippa

35 Humongous Resources to Find Free Icons

Any good designer knows that before you start a project, you should have some great tools, and resources to save you time. The main tools in this article, are icons. They can play a huge role in web designing, so why not have a handy collection ready to be used. In this roundup we have gathered some awesome resources to find free icons. If you know of any we have missed please let us know. Don’t forget about deviantart, they have so many awesome icons you can litterly get lost on that website.

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Search Engines:

1. Iconfinder

2. Findicons

3. Iconseeker

4. Veryicon

5. Iconlet

6. IconLook

Websites:

1. Dryicons

2. 365icons

3. Iconshock

4. Jumsoft

5. Iconpaper

6. Iconspedia

7. Icons-Mysitemyway

8. Theiconlab

9. Weloveicons

10. Iconfactory

11. Icondock

12. Iconsgator

13. Icofree

14. Iconzplanet

15. Freeiconsweb

16. Iconeasy

17. Freeiconsdownload

18. Freesocialicons

19. Iconstick

20. Iconarchive

21. Glyphish

22. Bestfreeicons

23. Iconpot

24. Famfamfam

25. P.yusukekamiyamane

26. Iconza

27. Fineicons

28. Vistaicons

29. Yellowicon

80+ Websites To Submit Your Design News

Getting exposure is not easy, this is why i made this post. I feel bad, because there are many talented blog writers, that don’t get noticed. They provide great content, but only get a few views a day. This is where i come in and help. When i first started i was clueless on how to get traffic to my blog. Thanks to all the quality blogs around, i was tought a trick or two. To gain exposure you have to submit your content to user news sites.  With my own experience, i guarantee you will gain more traffic and loyal readers. Make sure to take your time and don’t rush. Think of your content as being a resource, that people will be using over and over again. Below i have listed websites you can submit your user news to. Although these are design related don’t forget the two big ones, facebook & twitter. They will be a huge key for building your brand on the web. I would like to update this frequently, so if you know of other websites please list them below.

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NOTE: To save you time, all the links open in a new window.
If a link doesn’t take you directly to a submit page, most likely you will find it in the right-hand side.

Don’t forget that you are always welcome to submit your news here as well.

Social News Websites

Bloggerden.com
Cypherbox.net

Cssleaf.com
Designbump.com
Designfloat.com
Designmoo.com

Dezinews.com
Digg.com
Dzone.com
Faqpal.com
Kreativenews.com
Plunto.com
Reddit.com
Stumbleupon.com
Thewebblend.com
Thuhm.com

Webdev5.com
Wordtaps.com
Wpscoop.com
Zabox.net
Design News Websites
10steps.sg
Abduzeedo.com

Admixweb.com
Animhut.com

Area1.info
Artfans.info

Bestdesigntuts.com

Blogfreakz.com
Brushking.eu

Chethstudios.net

Colorburned.com
Crazyleafdesign.com
Cre8ivecommando.com

Creativefan.com

Creativeurbia.com

Cssleak.com

Designartwall.com
Designbeep.com
Designchair.co.uk
Designdazzling.com
Designfollow.com
Designjojo.com
Designjuices.co.uk
Designm.ag
Design-newz.com

Designpoke.com
Designrfix.com

Designrnews.com
Designshards.com
Designyourway.net
Desizntech.info

Espreson.com
Favshare.net
Fuelyourcreativity.com
Graphicmania.net
Graphicrating.com

Hongkiat.com

Iniwoo.net

Inspirationfeed.com

Inspirebit.com
Inspiredl.com
Instantshift.com
Kailoon.com
Kaplang.com
Knowtebook.com
Myinkblog.com

Nenuno.co.uk
Paddsolutions.com

Pixelclouds.com

Pixelelement.com
Psdeluxe.com
Psdfan.com
Psdlearning.com
Pvmgarage.com
Q ueness.com
Qindex.de
Quandtnet.de
Reencoded.com
Scarletbits.com
Scriptandstyle.com
Skillz-community.net

Skyje.com

Sharebrain.info
Smashingpost.com
Speckyboy.com
Spoonfeddesign.com

Thedesignbuzz.net
Thedesignmag.com

Themeflash.com
Theprodesigner.com

Toproundups.com
Tripwiremagazine.com
Visual-blast.com
Visualswirl.com
Webanddesigners.com
Webdesign-ne.ws
Webdeveloperjuice.com
Whofreelance.com
Wparena.com
Wprecipes.com

Wpvote.com

31 Free Texture Websites

Most of the time graphic designers need textures for their projects. They search google, but nothing helpful comes up. Good texture websites are hard to find, and once you find them you probably forget to bookmark them. If you’re looking for some new textures, to spice up your collection, this roundup will help anyone to do just that. If you know of any other awesome websites please leave a comment below.

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Texturebits

Texturebits

Stock Vault

stockvault

Texture Lovers

texturelovers

Free Photo Textures

freephototextures

Z7server

z7server

Free Textures

freetextures

Urban Dirty

urbandirty

Pattern 4u

pattern4u

Squid Fingers

squidfingers

K10k

k10k

Spiral Graphics

spiralgraphics

Texture Forrest

textureforrest

Ben Clowad

bencloward

The Inspiration Gallery

theinspirationgallery

Grunge Textures

grungetextures

Texture Warehouse

texturewarehouse

Milleseicentopercento

milleseicentopercento

Texture Vault

texturevault

Love Textures

lovetextures

Amazing Textures

amazingtextures

Kave Wall

kavewall

Noctua-Graphics

nauctagrphics

Texturez

texturez

Morgue File

morguefile

Everyday Icons

everydayicons

2textured

2textured

SXC

sxc

Image After

imageafter

CG Textures

cgtextures

Mayang’s Free Textures

mayangtextures

Texture King

textureking