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Random Resources - March 02

03/02/10  Posted by Brandon 

We're always noting links and resources across the interwebs that are loaded with web design goodies. We'll be posting randomly whenever we get a good collection. Here's our first:

Footer Designs

Footers have become a major element of modern web design, with some becoming virtual mini-sites. This is a good article on tips, examples, and issues to keep note of when considering footer design.
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2010/03/how-to-build-a-footer-that-doesn%E2%80%99t-stink/

Call-to-action buttons

Call-to-action buttons are IMPORTANT. See how I used caps there to emphasize that? Your website has a goal, and it usually requires clicking on something to get there, so you better make sure that something is going to be effective. This is a good post on examples.
http://designshack.co.uk/articles/inspiration/25-examples-of-convincing-call-to-action-buttons

Free Icons!

http://spyrestudios.com/freebie-detailed-3d-icon-set-from-medialoot/
http://designm.ag/resources/blogging-social-media-icons/
http://webdesignledger.com/freebies/20-fresh-sets-of-free-icons-for-web-designers

Free Fonts!

Typography is key to strong web design, so use some strong fonts.
http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/resources/free-fonts-best-for-business-logos/
http://speckyboy.com/2010/02/24/top-20-free-fonts-for-distinctive-headlines/

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