Using free resources from the designer community is a good way to add value to your website.
Here is a list of new winter 2018 web tools and design elements. There are designer and developer apps, fonts, content tools, and more. All of these are free.
Free web tools
duotone. Duotone is a new tool from ShapeFactory, a collection of simple design tools for everyone. Upload an image or find one on Unsplash, then set two colors to create cool two-color images.
Pigment. Another tool from ShapeFactory, Pigment is a unique way to generate cool, vibrant colors based on lighting and pigment. Find a beautiful free color palette in seconds to kick off your next project.
Slope. ShapeFactory’s third tool, Gradient is a color effect-based gradient tool, setting pigment and lighting levels.
Yo! Yo! is a new website design vlog by One Page Love creator Rob Hope. Yo! features website designs, software reviews, design-related news, and a bit about Rob’s story.
Keepflow. Keepflow is a project management platform for designers. The customer onboarding automation includes a predefined dynamic questionnaire. Keepflow accurately records your client’s specific design needs, basic details, and payment information. Early access to the beta is free.
FontRapid. FontRapid is a free font creation plugin for Sketch. Create OpenType fonts that can be used for print, web, and mobile devices.
Learn the CSS grid. CSS Grid is a layout system for quickly creating flexible two-dimensional layouts. This is a series of free videos for learning CSS Grid.
CSS grid. From IBM, CSS Gridish lets you automatically create CSS Grid code for your grid design, CSS Flexbox fallback code, Sketch Artboards, and Chrome extension.
Scrimba. Scrimba is a new way to teach and learn to code through interactive code screencasts. Scrimba lets you interact with the code inside the screencast whenever you want. Scrimba screencasts have small file sizes, so you can watch tutorials even when your internet connection is slow.
Detector. Detectron is Facebook AI Research’s software system that implements object detection algorithms. Detectron has enabled many research projects, including feature pyramid arrays for object detection and human-object interaction detection and recognition.
Excerpt note. Snippetnote is a privacy-centric note-taking app. Saves your page and rating data in your browser. It also performs code syntax highlighting for many programming languages.
Buy me a coffee. Buy Me A Coffee is a free platform for creators to receive donations from their audience in a quick and easy way. Share your link or place the button on your site to get money flowing.
Bona Nova. Bona Nova is a digital update of the Bona typeface, designed in 1971 by Andrzej Heidrich, the creator of Polish banknotes. The character set is extended with small caps, alternates, and OpenType features. It is available in two new versions and has six display fonts.
To construct! Created by Daniele Capelli, Build! the typeface is a sans serif typeface inspired by German editorial design and strong fonts. It is useful for title strings and logos due to its solid geometry and moderately bold weight.
Hangbird. Hangbird is a modern brush script with lots of alternate characters, swashes and underlines. Hangbird is a good choice for logos, titles, and lettering.
Neon One. Neon One is a sample free font file from the Animated Neon Social Media Kit created by Brandspark. It features a full set of uppercase characters as well as basic numbers and punctuation, all with a vintage neon style.
Fixer. Fixer is a simple and bold geometric typeface with seven weights to play with and layer.
Sunshine Reggae. Sunshine Reggae is a thick and tiny script font for a bold and friendly design.
Mountain dweller. Highlander is a beautiful marker script with lots of energy. It comes with many glyphs, including numbers, swashes, punctuation, and multilingual support.