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Tired of the same old flat design? Everywhere you look there are people offering up flat icons; some are fabulous, but far too many are derivative. Occasionally you come across a set of icons that tries to push the boundaries of the established...
Give your flat design a boost with this Flattastic UI kit, designed by Vlade Dimovski, free to download and simple to use. The PSD is properly layered, with intuitive naming, making modifying it for your own projects a synch. The design features...
The flat design juggernaut continues to roll on, crushing everything in its path. With an emphasis on simplicity, it's easy to manage basic design principles when you're working flat. Essential to any flat design is a consistent set of icons,...
Patterns have graced our designs for thousands of years. The texture, color and life added by patterns have enhanced design the world over. The love of pattern reached new heights with the advert of the web and our ability to easily tile graphics....
Button states saved as images and toggled by CSS are so out of date it’s painful. We should all be using CSS3 to create buttons. We all know why: they’re easily editable, cross-platform, lightweight, accessible; the list of benefits...
This lovingly honed set, of 200 vector icons is fantastic for use on all manner of sites. With subjects ranging from science to entertaining, the vast scope of the icons means that you're bound to find something useful. There are some really...
Everyone loves a good WordPress theme. Whether you use it straight out of the box, or as a starting point for your own design, themes are a great way of achieving results quickly and on a budget. And of course, it's even easier to stick to a budget...
Flat design is all the rage, and trend-conscious clients are beginning to ask for redesigns to meet the current fad for all things flat. Most commentators agree that ultimately, flat design will soften into something flatter than skeuomorphism,...
With the increasingly geometric nature of website design, especially now that flat-design is all the rage, it's refreshing to see sites that replace the mechanical with an organic feeling alternative. This charming set of 46 hand-drawn...
This set of 12 flat SEO icons is perfect for adding a light-hearted and playful tone to sites. The flat aesthetic is set off beautifully by the modern color palette and the addition of the long shadow technique is a sophisticated touch. Playful...
This set of 25 Colorful Grunge Textures was designed by Florin Gorgan and is perfect for use as overlay textures on your photos. You can see more of Florin's work in his site or his Etsy shop. For best results, set the texture layer to Soft Light,...
Modus Versus is a free multi-purpose PSD template, designed on the 1170 grid system. Excellent for use with responsive frameworks like the popular Twitter Bootstrap, it could form the basis of a good corporate site. Designed by Dimitar Tsankov,...