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8 Secret Places to Find the Best Stock Images

"Buying and searching for stock images can be a tedious and expensive task, especially if you stick to the standard sites. But there are other sites out there, and many of them are better than the status quo. Here are eight sites with great stock photos."

Adobe Stock

Great selection of affordable, royalty-free stock photography.

Blogger's Guide to WordPress Security

"By the end of this guide, you'll know absolutely everything there is to know about WordPress safety and security, from better password habits to modifying the default WordPress configuration files. Whether you're setting up a one man show or creating an immense magazine of content, you'll be able to rest assured that your data, your site, and even your users are protected."

Cats Who Code

"Cats Who Code is a website dedicated to those who create and maintain websites : web developers, web designers, webmasters, and so on."

A great selection of low-cost royalty-free images and photographs.

CSS Zen Garden

Some exceptional examples of designs created using CSS.

Designing For Start-Ups: How To Deliver The Message Across

Great insights into the agile, user-centered design methods necessary when designing startup websites.


Fantastic source of stock photos.

How to Make a Website

A three-step guide to getting a basic website up and running using a content management system like WordPress.

HTML ISO Entity (Special Character) Reference

Listing of character codes for all special characters.

Inform IT

Articles and tutorials for programmers and web designers. Free membership required to access most articles.

InVision - Prototyping & Collaboration for Design Teams

Whether you need to quickly share a single mockup or demo a complex mobile app, InVision gives you the tools to show off your designs like never before.

Excellent source of affordable royalty-free images for web and print design.

Joel on Software

A large collection of excellent essays on user interface design, growing and managing a top-notch development team, project management, and many other topics.

Keynotopia - Prototyping Tool

Keynotopia transforms your favorite presentation application into a rapid prototyping tool for creating mobile, web, and desktop app mockups.

Nielsen Norman Group

One of the godfathers of design and usability testing.

Paletton Color Scheme Designer

Offers an excellent, flexible color scheme generator.

Paperform Form Builder

Creating forms with Paperform is easy like writing a doc. Type styled text, upload pictures, embed video, and brand your form with media, colors and fonts.

POP - Prototyping on Paper

Sketch your iPhone app on paper, take photos of the paper designs, and use POP to simulate transitions within the app. Great for getting feedback from potential users during the customer discovery phase.


"Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization conference, is supported by the industry’s leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, Internet marketing, search engines, and digital advertising, and offers an in-depth look at the future of technology presented by the world’s top speakers in provocative cutting-edge sessions."

Smashing Magazine

"Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. Our aim is to inform our readers about the latest trends and techniques in Web development."


Tons of open source code to use in your projects.

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