This is a showcase of the many websites and platforms where you can find openly licensed icons, fonts, image, tools and other resources. You can use them for any purpose, also commercial (some works have specific licenses, so always make sure it’s fine to use).

Icons

  • The Noun Project CC and purchasable icons.
  • IcoMoon CC icons and free to use icon-font creation software.
  • Pictogramas Open source free icons for personal and commercial purposes.
  • ToIcon All icons are licensed under a Creative Commons.
  • Inkscape Open Symbols Open source icon sets to use as Inkscape symbols.
  • IconMonstr A large collection of glyph icons from a German artist. Free to use without attribution and free to modify.
  • FontAwesome The iconic font and CSS toolkit. Free to use. CDN. GitHub.

Fonts

Images

Media from big platforms under Creative Commons licenses

Design tools

  • Use a pen & paper for mockups and prototypes. No hi-fi Photoshop work needed.
  • Draw.io (diagrams, mockups)
  • Pencil (mockups)
  • Krita (art, digital painting)
  • Blender (3d rendering, animation, textures)
  • Darktable (photo workflow)
  • GIMP (image manipulation, compositing)
  • Inkscape (vector elements, print export)
  • Synfig for animation
  • Design discussion on the issue tracker of the project. For example at GitHub – get an account, identify design issues, participate, and open new issues. Establish a »Design« tag on the tracker to group these issues, for example like in the Nextcloud issues.

Inspiration

CSS Frameworks

  • Bootstrap Fully featured mature HTML, CSS (LESS) & Javascript.
  • Foundation Fully featured mature HTML, CSS (Sass) & Javascript.
  • BASCSS Lightning-Fast, Modular CSS for Designers.
  • Bourbon A simple and lightweight mixin library for Sass.
  • Kickoff A lightweight front-end framework for creating scalable, responsive sites.
  • Space Base A sass-based responsive css framework.
  • Rebar Simple lightweight HTML, CSS (LESS)

General Design Reads

Open Source and Design Reads

Other nice stuff in the design + open source space

Learn to Code

Focused on HTML, CSS, Javascript.) Ideally, to be able to implement your own suggestions. But also to better discuss with developers and be understand why and how certain things work and don’t work.

Learn to Design

Learn about design concepts! :)