Stock Photos, Images, Backgrounds and Image Tools For Your Website:
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Gesture Icons

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The touch screen has opened a whole new world of opportunities and challenges for designers and developers. Along with the new possibilties, comes the challenge of education users on how to interact with this new platform. Use the freebie pack of Gesture Icons by Rena One to provide visual guidance to users on the capabilities of your next app or project. The pack includes icons for swiping, pinching and tapping as well as common multi-finger movements and gestures.  .PSD and .AI versions are also available in case you’d like to customise an icon to match a specific gesture or action not already covered in the icon pack.

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Animated SVG Image Slider

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Image sliders and carousels are ubiquitous in many web design trends, making it all the more important that developers and designers strive to bring new perspectives into projects. The team at CodyHouse put together this slider that provides a new approach to the typical carousel. The uses SVG paths to power the animations instead of CSS or Javascript. The result is an animated shape outline on the transition rather than a simple fade or horizontal slide. The Animated slider is supported by modern browsers including Safari, Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer 9+.

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Resize and Format Images in the Cloud

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Pictures are worth a thousand words and thanks to the widespread variety of devices and screen sizes, images need to be tailored to the experience in order to deliver the best performance and visual impact for a user. Thanks to the team at Resize.ly, designers can speed up the process of preparing images for the web. Resize.ly is a free tool to automatically resize and format images directly in the cloud, no software necessary. The tool creates a responsive and retina ready image to take advantage of the specific screen capabilities of the intended user’s device.

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Social Media Vector Pack

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Thanks to the pervasiveness of social networks, social media icons have become ubiquitous in nearly all design projects. Whether the design is intended for print or for the web, chances are a social media icon will find its way into the project and not all of the icons fit nicely into a well-developed design. The social media vector pack by Daniel Oppel provides fully customizable, vector icons in a number of different styles, from icons with backgrounds, outlines and color to suit nearly any design.  Each set includes the typical Social Media platforms as well as common web technologies such as RSS, Skype and WordPress.

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Epic Favicon Generator

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For the discerning designer in us all, no detail is too small. From the slightest border and box-shadow adjustments to pixel-perfect grid-based systems, the modern web poses a number of design challenges and options for even the most basic of projects. The good folks at BCCO have put in the time to develop the Epic Favicon Generator, to help designers quickly create crisp favicons to accommodate standard desktops, smartphones and retina displays.  The generator creates the icons and the necessary HTML tags to quickly and correctly implement the favicons into your project.

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