According to my log files, quite a few of you are doing Google searches for graphics, buttons and badges. So, it’s only natural of me to include some content for those of you who are looking for it. Here is something I’ve come across recently called Open Web Graphics. A resource of freely available user-submitted graphics that cover web banners, web icons and web backgrounds.
The web icons are generally in PNG format but you can sometimes find them in .gif. Some of the icons also come in various colors and are searchable by TAGS or CATEGORY. Here are a few of the more popular icons that I see blogs using all the time.
The Web Banners and Web Backgrounds section only contains 1 page of graphics which means theirs not a whole lot of selection. OpenWebGraphics has announced that they have reached BETA status back on October 1st but as far as I can tell, the site is open for registration. Once of the coolest things about this site is the ability to upload PSD files. This might be one heck of a resource area for photoshop newbies, who want to learn how the graphics were put together. Do the right thing and don’t redistribute these open PSD files.
Click here to check out their existing library of graphics.
Are you in the need of a professional looking logo but lack the artistic skills needed to create your own? After registering an account on AllFreeLogo you’ll have access to over 600 vector logos. The logos can be browsed by each letter in the alphabet or by popularity.
Before you get excited about using these logos on your own site, you should know that all of these logos are professional logos that are already in use by major corporations or businesses. These vector logos are available for download for those who are in the printing business who need a high quality logo to screen onto T-Shirts or other merchandise. Here are a few logo samples:
The logos vary in file formats. Each logo is either a .EPS file or .AI file, both of which can be edited in Adobe Illustrator. Although you can’t explicitly lay claim to these logos, they do make for an excellent source of inspiration.
CSSplay has put together a list of 15 professional looking horizontal based CSS menus. The menus use the sliding door technique so that each menu item will fit the associated text. The menus use professional grade graphics and since they use CSS, it wouldn’t be hard for you to customize these menus for your own needs. Here are a few samples.
Check out the entire list of 15 which are free for download. When your finished, come back and let us know which one was your favorite.