99 Resources for Web 2.0 Design
Web 2.0 Badges – A set of free badges to download and use in your own designs.
Fresh Badge – Quickly generate your own badge.
adClustr – Starburst badges.
Deziner Folio – A collection of different badges.
BittBox – Free vector badges.
Official Seal Generator – An alternative to the typical badge.
Photoshop Tutorial – A quick lesson on making your own badge.
Glossy Photoshop Tutorial – Create a glossy badge with this tutorial.
My Cool Button – A nice online tool that will help you to quickly create the button that you want.
Adam Kalsey’s Button Maker – Simple tool to make your own buttons.
Button Maker from Blog Flux – Create your own custom button.
Brilliant Button Maker – A similar button maker to the previous 2.
CSS Buttons – Choose the text, border, and background.
Buttonator – A paid option for creating buttons.
RSS Button Maker – The name pretty much says it all.
Button Boost – A little bit different than some of the other button generators.
ButtonGenerator.com – Create buttons for navigation menus.
Crystal Button – Slick web buttons made easy.
Chicklet Creator – Create buttons that allow visitors to subscribe in their feed reader of choice.
Rounded corners are a staple in web 2.0 design. Here are some tools and scripts that will help you to quickly create your own rounded corners.
Each of these tools will create a simple web 2.0 style logo.
A web 2.0 site can’t ignore icons. Here are some free collections of icons to use in your own projects.
UtomBox – A great collection of web 2.0 icons.
Feed Icons – The standard RSS icon.
Map Icon Factory – Create your own map icon.
Perishable Press – A nice collection of RSS icons.
Snap2Objects – Vector RSS icons.
Another common element of web 2.0 is gradient images. Here are a few tools to help you.
Speech bubbles are commonly used for styling comments or blockquotes.
Background Image Maker – Create background images with choices like transparency and gradients.
Stripe Generator 2.0 – If you’re looking to add a striped background to an element on your page, you can use this tool to customize the look you want.
Stripe Designer – Easily create striped images.
Tartan Maker – Create a tartan background image.
Texture Generator – Creates textured images that you can use as a background.
All Free Backgrounds – Choose the background you want.
The Colors of Web 2.0 – Are you looking to match the color of a popular web 2.0 site?
Web 2.0 Color Pallete – Popular web 2.o colors.
Color Schemer Gallery – Having problems choosing a color scheme? Find one you like in this gallery.
COLOURlovers – More samples of color combinations.
Website Color Picker – Test color combinations quickly.
I Like Your Colors – Get the colors used by a particular site.
CSS Menu Generator – Easily create attractive CSS menus.
Listamatic – Collection of CSS menus.
List-O-Matic – Create your own CSS menus.
List-U-Like – Another tool to create your own navigation bars.
Tabs Generator – Create tabbed images for navigation.
Flash Buttons – Create navigation menus with flash buttons
CSS Play – An extensive collection of CSS menus.
Exploding Boy – Tabbed CSS navigation menus.
CSS Navigation Menu Generator – A tool to help you create your own menu.
Favicon Generator – Create your own favicon from an image on your computer.
Favicon from Pics – Create a favicon from a photo.
Favicon Editor – Upload a photo, create a favicon.
Favicon.cc – Another option for favicons.
Photoshop Tutorial – Creating a favicon with Photoshop.
PHP/SWF Charts – Create attractive charts.
amCharts – Flash charts.
Avatar Maker – Create and edit an avatar.
Shrink Pictures – Create an avatar from your photo.
ScaleNine – Collection of skins and themes created for Flex and Adobe AIR.
VectorMagic – Converts bitmap images to vector art.
Templatr – Create a layout.
PsycHo – Blog template generator.
Web 2.0 Generator – Creates layouts.
Typetester – Compare fonts on-screen.
BlogPoll – Create a free poll for your blog.
RSSxl – Convert an HTML page to RSS.
Meta Tag Generator – Easily create meta tags for your pages.
URL Rewrite – Create search engine-friendly URLs for dynamic pages.
.htacces generator – Quickly create an .htaccess file.
Thumbnail Generator – Create thumbnails for a large amount of images.
Reflection.js – Adds reflections to your photos.
Drop Shadow – Improve your images with a drop shadow.
CSS Sprite Generator – From Website Performance.
Vecteezy – Stupid name. Cool vectors.
Brusheezy – Photoshop brushes.
PSBrushes.net – More Photoshop brushes.
deviantART – Photoshop brushes at deviantART
Published November 12th, 2007 by Steven Snell