Abstract Backgrounds

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While the background of a website can get lost amongst the numerous menus, sidebars and content sliders, its a fantastic opportunity to brighten up a boring page and show a little personality for your organization or brand. The team at Graphics Fuel released this set of abstract backgrounds suited for your page. The set includes high resolution JPEG files at 3000 x 2250 pixels to accommodate large design projects. The backgrounds are colorful yet muted enough not to take away from the actual content on a page.

 

Stylish Web Ribbons

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Even graphic design trends often borrow from styles and forms that are found in the real world. Web ribbons have become increasingly popular to display social icons, buttons, logos and badges in different format. The crew at Tegin Graphics created this set of web ribbons to add a sense of flare to sidebars, menus and other content. The set includes pre-designed ribbons for E-mail, Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds, as well as basic ribbons that can be custom tailored to site-specific needs.

Textify It

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Even before the creation of modern meme images with cats and other trending items, text has played a crucial part in print and graphic designs. The team at Textify have taken the usage of text to the next level, by developing a tool that creates a visual representation of an image entirely using text. The tool features basic options for changing which characters are used in the image, the font and character quantity. The tool allows users to drag and drop their own images directly into the tool and a convenient option to save the images created from the tool.

Vector World Map

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The Internet has opened the doors to many businesses and individuals to connect with other people around the globe. The team at VectorArtbox have created this vector world map for developers to highlight the global reach of their clients. The world map includes accurate depictions of bodies of water, continents, latitude and longitude as well as national borders. The world map is available in .AI format so it can be customized to suit the needs of any project. It is available free of charge for both personal and commercial uses.

CSS Lint

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With CSS, as with many web languages, there are more than one way to achieve a design goal. Unfortunately, many developers waste time and energy writing CSS that could be completed with a simpler syntax or with more modern attributes and conditions. Nicholas C. Zakas and Nicole Sullivan developed CSS Lint to parse through lines of code and point out errors or patterns that could cause problems when displaying the content in a browser. CSS Lint includes a built-in and comprehensive options menu that allows developers to pick and choose which errors and and rules the tool will check when reviewing the code.