Building UIs is such a strenuous task, and building cool UIs is even more challenging, such a process consumes a lot of time and energy, from building UI components, designing graphics, picking colors, and praying that you won't change your mind later on. But are you doing it in the best possible fashion? Are you making use of the astonishing tools out there?
The web is currently full of tools and resources that can help you build better looking UIs, in a marginally less time. In this post, I'll be showing you where you can get everything you need for building your next projects, from the beginning, till the end.
💡 NOTE: All the resources mentioned in this post, are completely free to use. Yes, that's right! FREE
- Color/Theme Related Resources
- Icons & Emojis
- Illustrations and Drawings
- Pre-built UI Components
Colors are an essential part of an application, and good use of colors is the backbone of making a nice, wonderful and attractive user interface.
You can also use this website to pick your color palette, and view it in real time (as the name suggests) to see how the colors are looking like on an actual website. In addition to colors here, you can also test out for fonts, which is great for getting inspiration before you start creating your own design. If you are out of ideas, click Randomize, and the website will give you some inspiration! in Real Time 😉
Icons are everywhere, you can't have a website without icons or emojis, so here are some of my personal favorites.
Moving on to the next section...
Creating nice looking graphics takes tons of time not to mention the required creative skills to actually design them, so here are three resources for you!
Last but not least...
There are plenty of components that you really don't want to rebuild on your own, there's no point in reinventing the wheel every time, right?
That's it for this post, I think you now have every possible asset you may need for building beautiful UIs and save up a lot of time and design overhead. If you enjoyed this post, please tell me in the comments section so that I can make a part 2 or modify this post if there are other valuable resources that are worth mentioning in here.
Maybe a whole series dedicated to exploring the available tools and libraries for building user interfaces easily can be cool too 😅