FreePhotos.ccFreePhotos is a collection of creative commons stock photos that you can download and use in projects. The site uses a search engine to pull together some of the best, top-quality stock images available for use and modification. Images are top-quality and free to use thanks to creative commons licensing. The photo database is packed with images including landscapes, technology and business, nature, fantasy, people, and more.
Google Invisible reCAPTCHASince the launch of No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA, millions of internet users have been able to attest they are human with just a single click. It’s been called the unbeatable CAPTCHA and now Google is taking it a step further and making it invisible. Human users will be let through without seeing the “I'm not a robot” checkbox, while suspicious ones and bots must solve challenges.
Grid GardenThis might be the most addictive game you’ll find online today. You write CSS to grow a carrot garden with 24 levels of challenges.
Wayback Machine DownloaderHave you ever wanted an old version of a website? This tool allows you to download any website from archive.org’s “Wayback Machine.” The best part? It only takes two clicks?
Web Load Speed TestHow fast is your website? Test load speeds from six locations at one time to ensure your site is working as expected.
BurstBurst is a library of over 1000 high-res photos, with more images being added weekly. The images are free for use without an attribution, so they’re perfect for your next side-project.
GorillaStack AWS CloudTrail Listener (Slack)GorillaStack is a chatbot for Slack that will make your life easier if you use Amazon Web Services. It allows users to define and manage real-time workflows to monitor AWS CloudTrail, right from within Slack and only takes a minute to install.
ShoutemThis tool helps you create native, cross-platform apps with ease. Starting with a template, almost anyone can create an Android or iOS app without previous app building experience. It’s a great tool if you need something in a hurry.
Sketch Starter Design TemplateTrying to learn your way around Sketch? This starter template is a good introduction to the basics of using this web design tool with an easy to use set of base templates.
Malina Seamless PatternsThis set of seamless patterns provides the perfect backdrop for a number of project types. The pattern pack includes 20 styles that can be used in web and print projects and comes in EPS, PNG and JPG formats. (Plus, the vector version is fully editable.)
ReactourMade into a game-style format, this tool is a tourist-style guide to all your React components. It can better help you understand what you have and how to work with it.
AlcamyThis open-source learning platform can help you advance your skills and career. New tools include modules for learning how to create a chatbot, and elements that take you through understanding blockchain, technology-enabled blitzscaling and machine learning.
AnimistaThis tool allows you to create CSS animations in-browser. The tool is still in beta but is amazingly easy to use and understand with plenty of options to help guide you through the animation process.
Create-DMGIt only takes a few seconds to create a visually pleasing DMG for OS apps with this tool. In the time it takes to read this description and click the link, you can create a DMG temporary image.
Bash GuideWant to learn Bash? A Bash script is a plan text file that contains a series of commands. This guide will help you better understand those commands and so you can make something of code if you aren’t real comfortable with it.
AdlantaAdlanta is a beautiful and simple round style, thin sans serif. It includes a full character set with punctuation in regular and light styles.
Bomba Stout TypefaceBomba Stout bring back memories of old-school video games with a wide stance and fun feel. While you won’t feel comfortable with using it a lot, this typeface is great for small splashes of personality. It comes in two versions – with sharp edges and with smooth edges.
Eduardo and AureliaThis equally weighted upper- and lowercase typeface is fun for projects with personality. It also comes with an “and” character and parenthesis.
Elaris SerifElaris is an all-caps serif typeface with a classic style. It is designed for display use and the free version includes four weights – regular, semibold, bold and black.
Source Han SerifThis serif style is the second Pan-CJK typeface family from Adobe and complements the sans serif of a similar name. The typeface is for four East Asian languages -- Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean – and includes 65,535 glyphs in seven weights. Adobe partnered with Google to provide one of the biggest font projects out there; this new collection integrates with Google’s Pan Unicode font Noto (which covers all languages).
Verde SansVerde Sans is a thick-stroked but fun, marker-style typeface. It comes with a full set of uppercase and lowercase characters and numerals.
Zilap SleepThis rough, heavy novelty typeface is usable for display purposes that need just the right feel when it comes to typography. The character set includes only uppercase characters and some glyphs.
Carrie Cousins is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience in the communications industry, including writing for print and online publications, and design and editing. You can connect with Carrie on Twitter @carriecousins.
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