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How To Generate Patterns & Website Backgrounds

Web designers don't spend all their time writing code. They also spend a lot of time drinking coffee and staring at said code.

Joking aside, the beauty of being a web designer lies in the fact that it's an incredibly creative and versatile job, particularly if you're a freelancer. However, this means that you often have only yourself to rely on when it comes to producing visual material such as icons, background images and color schemes. If you've ever had to create a website on a tight deadline, you know what a challenging task this can be. Luckily, there are apps to help you, and here we've rounded up some online tools for generating patterns

Coffee for Web Designers

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Wonderful Web Tools for Visual Storytelling

People love pretty pictures. If you want to create content for the Web, this is something you should keep in mind. Images are often described as being “worth a thousand words” and, when chosen appropriately, they usually make the written content more interesting, memorable and shareable.

Since the majority of popular blogging platforms emphasizes text as a primary means of expression and/or communication, I went looking for something else. I wanted to find a web app that puts images in the spotlight and lets them carry the story – and I found two. Cowbird and Jux are two completely different web apps that share a common goal: making visual storytelling easy and wonderful.

Cowbird or Birdcow?

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Cool Apps for Creating Color Schemes

Color schemes are a standard part of every designer's job. Whether you're working on a new website, making a logo or decorating a room, you will inevitably have to pay attention to colors. The three apps reviewed in this article are very practical for devising and manipulating color schemes, and you don't have to be a professional designer to use them, as they are highly user-friendly.

Color Schemes

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Photoshop Resources

In today’s video we are going to be looking at some of the many websites you can go to for some Photoshop resources. Whether you’re an artist, web designer, or graphic designer, there are many sites and tools that are at your disposal and are free to use. However, even free to use programs have some kind of licensing agreement that may not allow for you to use it in a public based design. So be sure to read the websites terms and conditions to find out what you can or cannot do. To get you going on your way, the sites listed below are the websites mentioned in the video. If you have not watched the video, it’s okay. There is a description beside the links to help you get a better idea of what these sites are for.

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