As a web designer or web developer, we are always in search of free website templates, images and other similar resources because we never know when a website template or an image may come in handy. For this reason we always hoard free website templates and images from the internet. However, it is not easy to come across sources that regularly provide you free website templates, images and other relevant web design/development resources that are really free.
Hence, below is a list of such sources that regularly give away free website templates, images and other resources such as fonts, paint brushes, Photoshop plugins etc.
And by free, I mean absolutely free. All you need to do is register for a free account (no credit card information required during registration!) and then every week or month just visit the respective site to download their latest free goodies. Hence, these are a source of freebies that is almost never ending!
So, without further ado, below is my list of sources that provide website templates, images and more for absolutely free:
Now, this one is huge! Here, every month, you will find a list of various free web design and/or web development resources which include website templates, images, audio/video clips, Photoshop plugins etc.
The resources are actually hosted by the different sites operated by Envato. One of these sites is ThemeForest.net.
It provides one new, free website template every month! Website templates include free themes for some of the most popular CMS such as WordPress and Joomla as well as HTML5 website templates.
The links for some of the other Envato sites are listed below:
- CodeCanyon: Pieces of code (such as WordPress plugins, galleries etc.) that can be integrated into other applications.
- VideoHive: Video clips
- AudioJungle: Royalty free audio clips
- GraphicDriver: Fonts, icons etc.
- Photodune: Royalty free stock photos
To get the free resources such as the website templates, all you need is a free account with Envato which will give you access to all the Envato sites. Then you can download any of their freebies absolutely free of charge. Just remember to visit the link above once, near the beginning of every month.
For this one, you need to subscribe to their newsletter. The newsletter subscription box is near the bottom of the homepage. Please note that once you subscribe, they will send you a newsletter (i.e. email) once, everyday which I admit is a little annoying. But then, more often than not, the email will contain a link to a free WordPress or HTML website template or theme which is definitely worth the slight inconvenience.
Also, the newsletter will contain useful links to their blog which I have found very informative and knowledgeable. And of course, the newsletter contains discount codes for their website templates which is up to you whether you want to take advantage of.
Every week, this site gives you 2 new premium images for free. One is a Photoshop file (PSD/JPEG) and the other is an Illustrator file (EPS format). All you need is a free account in the site and then visit it every week on Tuesday or Wednesday when the new free image files are made available for download.
Simply, remember to visit it once every week to download the free image files.
Another place where you can download new free images every week. This is a service by Getty Images and downloaded files are of very high quality.
Best of all, here you get not only Photoshop files (PSD/JPEG), but also Illustrator files (EPS), as well as free Video and Audio files. Definitely a valuable source of free web design files for any web designer or developer.
And, as usual, all you need to do is create a free account and then visit the link provided here once every week.
Well, this all I have got for now. I will keep updating this list as and when I come across similar resources that are really useful and free. In the mean time, if anyone is aware of other such free resources, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments section below.