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Icons V.3

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Icons have held a special place in designers hearts for years and for good reason. They bring consistency across a design in ways that few other design elements can. Hüseyin Yilmaz created the Icons V.3 pack to bring cartoonish features to breathe some life into common-place icons such as drop down menus, zoom icons and email markers. The 24-piece icon set is available for free for both commercial and personal use and includes Illustrator, SVG, .TTF as well as preview versions in HTML and CSS so you can quickly include the icons in your latest design project.

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Svidget.js for SVGs

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Scalable vector graphics or SVGs are lightweight, easy to modify and scale in size without losing quality.  For these reasons they can be an ideal choice developers and designers looking to add visual elements and slick functionality without overloading the size of your site. Since SVGs are really just XML objects, they can be edited, manipulated and animated on the fly unlike other graphic formats like .PNG. The team at svidget.js expand on these core features to deliver interactive widgets ready to be embedded on any website.  Svidget.js only creates a framework for the SVG files rather than injecting content to the DOM to avoid conflict with any other libraries or widgets already in use.

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Loaders.css

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CSS animations are smooth, native to modern browsers and fast-loading. With so many upsides they are a ripe solution to replace clunky GIFs and script based animations that often require additional libraries and struggle to provide a smooth experience across platforms. by Conner Atherton is a set of performance based animations to keep users engaged while the content on your page is served to their browser.  CSS-based animations provide a far better experience than typical jQuery or Javascript without the typical jumps and quirks associated with translating elements across the page.

Interlacing Patterns

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Subtle patterns and textures are commonly implemented as visually appealing backgrounds without drawing attention away from the actual content on a site. This set of seamless patterns is ideal for creating responsive backgrounds that will align nicely for web projects. The patterns are available in .PSD format for customization and available for free for both personal and commercial uses with no restrictions.
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Small PDF

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The personal document file or PDF is one of the most widely used formats on the internet. Though the filetype is commonplace in almost every office environment, tools to combine, merge and compress PDFs are not so widespread or easy to work with. While there are a number of software options for managing PDFs, the team at SmallPDF have put together an array of functions to compress, split, merge and edit PDF files right from the comfort of your browser. Not only can you perform an array of advanced functions like converting images into PDF files, but all the tools are available for free, no account or login necessary.

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