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50 freebies that you have to try

By Juan Pablo Sarmiento | Resources | Jan 24, 2014

We’ve all been there: the moment when we realise that our project is missing something. With deadlines looming and clients on your back, what you really need is a great resource or two to dig you out of the hole.

Today we’ve got 50 freebies that may just save your skin. We’ve got lots of different resources of all kinds. You’ll find beautiful icon sets, perfect for the web, applications and social sharing. There’s JavaScript and jQuery plugins, including sliders. Some UI kits, frameworks and code experiments. Some useful free fonts and tons more resources.

Let’s jump right in…

 

AC Line

A light, uppercase font, suitable for headlines.

AC line font

 

Social media icons

A simple flat design set of icons, covering most social networks.

Social media icons

 

Flux slider

Hardware accelerated transitions using CSS3.

flux slider

 

Sentry

Sentry is a simple, powerful, and easy to use authorization and authentication package.

Sentry plugin

 

iOS7 icons

A huge pack of retina-ready app style icons.

iOS7 icons

 

Imager.js

A plugin for lazy loading.

imager.JS lazy loading plugin

 

Yet Another Framework

Yaf claims to be the fastest and lowest resource consuming PHP framework available.

Yet another framework

 

Free awesome flat UI kit

A stunning interface for use on mobile apps.

Free awesome flat UI kit

 

Mega menu CSS

A simple drop menu built in CSS.

Mega menu CSS

 

Responsive Flat UI:

A responsive and flat UI for websites.

Responsive Flat UI

 

Headroom.js

Hide your header until it’s needed.

Headroom.JS

 

Voix.js

A JavaScript library that adds voice commands to your sites and apps.

Voix.JS

 

Perspective sidebar:

A CSS3 animated menu that adds perspective to your site.

perspective sidebar

 

Dynatable

A funny, semantic, interactive table plugin that uses jQuery, HTML5, and JSON.

Dynatable plugin

 

Fozzie Got a Posse

An organic typeface with lots of lowercase variation, based on graffiti.

Fozzie got a pose font

 

Flipcountdown

jQuery clock/timer/countdown, plugin in a skeuomorphic count down style.

Flipcountdown plugin

 

InContent

Image content with description building with CSS3 and Less.

InContent, imagen content description

 

Bubble Time

A fun and fancy bubble effect.

Bubble time CSS

 

sGlide

Super flexible and light-weight jQuery plugin that generates a aimple, feature-rich and mobile ready slider

sGlide plugin

 

New York

An abstract all-caps font.

New York font

 

Knwl.js

Natural language processor built with JavaScript.

Knwl.JS plugin

 

Responsive Photoset

A fluid and flexible photoset technique.

Responsive photoset

 

Kari Font:

A beautiful clean font for retro projects.

Kari Font

 

Homizio Nova

A simple typeface that includes light, regular and italic weights.

Homizio nova font

 

Planetary.js

Interactive globes for the Web.

Planetary.JS plugin

 

Hallo

Hallo Sans font, available in light, regular and black weights.

Hallo font

 

The Depending Theme

A grid based portfolio theme.

The depending theme

 

Spinkit:

CSS3 loading animations.

Spinkit CSS animations

 

Dark Transparent UI kit

A dark, modern looking interface with user profile elements.

Dark transparent UI kit

 

Instagram UI

Useful vector Instagram interface.

Instagram UI

 

Kind web icons

490 icons for Web.

Kindweb icons

 

Kaiju

A simple font in multiple weights, ideal for editorial headlines.

Kaiju font

 

Music dashboard

PSD concept for a modern music app.

music dashboard PSD

 

Slip.js

A library of swipe elements with nice animations.

Slip.JS plugin

 

Infographics

A simple set of infographic UI Elements with a clean style.

Infographics PSD set

 

Off canvas menu

A simple menu with animation options.

Off canvas menu

 

CSS Lint

A Web tool to improve your CSS coding skills.

CSS lint web tool

 

Barokah

A handwritten font inspired by Comic Sans.

Barokah handwritten font

 

Times-teel

A powerful WordPress theme best suited to news sites.

Times-teel WordPress theme

 

TosRUs

Responsive lightbox for scrolling and swiping elements.

TosRUs lightbox plugin

 

Adaptative backgrounds

jQuery plugin for adapting background colors to the dominant color in an image.

Adaptative backgrounds JS plugin

 

Wijayakusuma

A modern looking HTML template with a countdown clock.

Wijayakusuma HTML template

 

Maeja

A flexible WordPress theme for magazines.

Maeja WP theme

 

Highlight.js

A jQuery plugin that automatically detects and highlights strings of code.

Highlight.JS syntax highlighter

 

Knarrstaver

An edgy, geometric font.

Knarrstaver

 

Detox

A minimal theme for Ghost, best suited to blogs.

Detox Ghost theme

 

Retro vintage labels

48 labels with a vintage style for any kind of project.

Retro Vintage labels

 

Light patterns

Subtle patterns with realistic light textures.

Light patterns Set

 

Responsive without max-width

Another stunning experiment for improving the Web.

responsive without max width

 

Shaky animation

A nice library for creating cartoon-like animations.

Shaky animation

 

Have you used any of these resources in a project? Have we missed something you rely on? Let us know in the comments.

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  • http://blog.viktorhanacek.cz/ Viktor Hanáček

    And http://picjumbo.com for free photos of course :)

    • randompersona

      Thanks for plugging your own website, I’m going to bookmark it for work…my company is cheap and I always have to scrounge for free stock photos. That yorkie you took photos of is really cute.

  • SkiX

    A lot of cool stuff, thanks!

  • http://www.thedesignwork.com The Design Work

    Thanks for adding our resource in the list!

  • Endlyss

    Awesome Article! Thanks for taking the time to put it together.
    Although “Maeja” Took the free download offline, yet their “purchase developer license” is conveniently still online…