Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blog Tips: Free Design Resources




Part of having your own blog is creating a space that reflects you, your interests and what your blog is all about. Everyone has their own style when it comes to clothing or home decorating and the same is true for your blog. You want it to communicate to your readers what you're all about and what your blog is going to be all about. There are a ton of free blog design resources out there that can help you achieve your ideal blog design. I'm sharing some great FREE resources that you can use on your blog! Most of these resources are directed towards using Blogger as your platform; some do have Wordpress options. I can't speak to Wordpress users because I've never used that platform so I don't know what works & doesn't.



Backgrounds

There are thousands of premade Blogger (and Wordpress!) templates that are easy to install on your blog. There are so many different styles that finding one you like shouldn't be a problem!














Social Media Buttons

There are literally thousands of different social media buttons you can find and use. These are some free ones that don't come up short on design or style.









Fonts

Fonts are handy to have to help customize your design elements from your header to your footer. Most of these are all free under a personal license.











My Fonts is a paid font website, however some fonts offer a free version. It just takes a bit of searching in the free category for one you like!
















These sites are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to elements you can use on your blog. A quick Google search yields hundreds of different sites that offer free elements for personal use.

If you are using someone else's blog element that they designed, be sure to give them where credit is due. There are designers who are literally giving away their product & time for free to create these awesome elements for us, so the least we can do is make sure we are giving them the proper credits and kudos.

If you know of any design resources that weren't mentioned here, please share in the comments below so we can all take a look!




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9 comments:

  1. OMG!!!! Thank you so much for this post!!! I just put up my icons! I always wondered how to do this! Now I feel like a fancy shmancy web designer! This website is GOLD!!!!!

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  2. Thanks so much Torrie! I got me some pretty new icons from Carrie Loves! Love them! :) Take a looksie if you want...http://eatnapplay.wordpress.com/

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