[highlight color="yellow"]This is a repost in a series of Lost Articles, due to a website crash, early 2010. Thanks to the WayBackMachine at Archive.org for saving it! The original article was published on October 28th, 2009.[/highlight]
There are loads of generators out there offering background tiles, website title images, logos and other design-related solutions.
Today I had some time browsing around and came across a couple of them that were actually pretty good. Which is why I used one of them myself and thought I’d just list it right here!
Just small useful tool to create patterns. Experiment with pictures, colors, textures and transparency to get best result.
Small and useful indeed! BgPatterns offers trendy background patterns for your website and you can even log in to save and share your custom patterns.
Tartan Maker – the new trendsetting application for cool designers
Another background tile creator, but with a whole different style. You can adjust a range of settings like yarn size and 3 band colours and sizes. An easy download button directly offers the file in a cool PNG format.
3 Web 2.0 Badges
Web20Badges is a set of free and very cool web badges.
They are probably one of the most popular trend in Web 2.0 time. It’s most over-used trendy little design technique in our days, they immediately attract visitor’s attention. Web badges have various round or square corners and eye-catchy colours.
Well that about sums it up..
Web 2.0 Badges: LINK
Generate HTML/CSS code and images for rounded corners.
Don’t be fooled by the hideous choice of colours on their website: this is a very nifty tool for not only creating the CSS required to see rounded corners on your website, but also the image files in the colour of your choice! E-Z!
or an alternative: CornerShop
5 CSS Generator V2
Choose column numbers, width and colours for your site then generates the valid html and css files to be used as a template for each page.
CSS Generator: LINK
6. CSS Tab Designer
CSS Tab Designer is a unique and easy to use software to help you design css-based lists and tabs visually and without any programming knowledge required!
This is actually a downloadable application instead of a browser-based tool. It helps you out creating those nifty horizontal menus or let’s you create your very own tabbed navigation panel. Wicked!
CSS Tab Designer: LINK
Stripemania is a simple and free web 2.0 tool to create seamless diagonal stripes for your designs. You are able to choose the size of the stripes and the spacing between those. You can even add color gradient effect for all of your stripes.
Feel free to play with it. You are allowed to use the created image for whatever you would like to.
It’s another pattern generator, but just based on vertical, horizontal or diagonal stripes. Their site looks great, I must say.
There are thousands of web template catalogs on the Internet but none propose a way to bring a personal touch. doTemplate is different. doTemplate is a web template builder. It offers a range of website themes you can personalize online before downloading. Try it, it’s easy and free!
This site let’s pick, customize and download your future website in a bite-size chunk, ready for use!
A little tool for all your reflection needs!
This wicked image-reflection-maker is created by the same people who made the TartanMaker and it works like a charm. Really cool for giving your site that extra depth.
10 3D Box Maker (3d Package Online)
Selling something online? Digitally wrap it in a professional 3D box!
Here’s a small video to show you what it actually is and how easy it works:
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3D Box Maker: LINK