Thursday, February 16, 2017

Internet Gutter: Popping


Online is a strange and terrifying place. It’s enabled us to connect with one another, advance the causes of science and culture, and unite the world with a glowing net of data. It’s […]

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NASA Wants to Solve Its Space Poop Dilemma


Space may be a terrifying prospect all its own, but think of how weird, and scary pooping in space must be. No privacy, the possibility that your poop’s going to go everywhere — […]

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10 Resource Sites For Free Website Background Images


Building an entire website on your own requires special attention to details and a good eye for design. We’ve covered plenty of topics on website design, including essential features, user experience, and search engine optimization. We’ve listed plenty of free design resources but when it comes to something as simple as finding free website background images, there aren’t many places to look at. This collection of free resources features 10 of the best websites to find pattern images, textures and website background images.

Brusheezy

Brusheezy is popular among graphic designers as the go-to place for free Photoshop brushes. Besides its huge gallery of free PSD and brush files, the site also has a vast collection of textures. Images vary from grunge and realistically edited photos to glittery and watercolor textures. All files on Brusheezy and the other Eezy websites can be downloaded and used for free to help enhance your design project.

WeGraphics

WeGraphics is another great design website that has plenty of unique resources to offer. The website has more than 500 design files, including website backgrounds, mockups, brushes, icons, vectors and web elements. The patterns and texture images found in WeGraphics have a clean design which makes them ideal for backgrounds in mockups and web design projects.

Graphics Burger

Ah, Graphics Burger! One of people’s top choices when it comes to free graphic resources, this website offers everything a designer needs to get started with his project, be it print or web-based. Not only does this site offer a massive collection of free design files but it also collects some of the highest quality template files on the Web. Graphics Burger has a special section for backgrounds which features images with excellent quality and sleek design.

Lost & Taken

Lost & Taken is one of the largest collections of free texture photos. The images are free to use for commercial purposes so they can be used an unlimited amount of times for both print and web without the need of license purchasing. The website contains more than 130 pages of free photos and website backgrounds separated into 30 categories.

Graphics Fuel

Is there anything Graphics Fuel can’t provide in terms of free, high-quality design files? The answer is no! Among the whopping 28 categories of free graphic resources, Graphic Fuel stores a vast collection of website backgrounds, patterns, and textures which can all be used for free for both personal and commercial projects. Some of the website backgrounds and design files come in PSD and vector formats while others feature a selection of high-quality imagery.

TextureMate

Texture Mate is a free resource website for texture images and website backgrounds. It features a well-categorized library of free texture images. Photos on TextureMate are realistic and raw which makes these textures ideal for 3D designing and further image enhancement. The library has everything you can think of, from metal, paint, paper, and plastic to flowers, moss, grass, and leaves.

Textures.com

Yet another collection of texture images and png files that are ideal for 3D design and Photoshop collages. The images at Textures are specially selected to serve as building blocks for realistic photo manipulations, photoshop layer effects three-dimensional design. They can also be used as website backgrounds in their original form or used to enhance your design project with a splash of raw realism.

TextureLib

Similar to TextureMate and Textures, this website offers a vast collection of free textures. The site has an abundance of surfaces photographed with excellent quality which makes them perfect for three-dimensional object modeling and motion graphic designing. TextureLib has a library of over 6500 unique images which can be used as website backgrounds or applied as layer effects in Photoshop.

Repper Patterns

This one is not your usual website background resource website but it sure can serve as one and do it incredibly well, as a matter of fact. Repper Patterns is a free pattern design tool that allows users to create their own pattern image from an image they’ve uploaded online.

Patternizer

Similar to Repper Patterns, Patternizer lets users design their own pattern images. What makes it different from the previous website is that it’s optimized for web use. It has a broad selection of editing sliders and a special option that allows you to directly grab the pattern’s code and use it as a website background.

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Modular Dungeon Master Lego Set Is a Blast From Your Gaming Past


If you grew up in the late 80s or early 90s and enjoyed hacking and slashing your way through treacherous digital dungeons, you probably played — nay, obsessed over — Dungeon Master. Now […]

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You Can Finally Hear Weird Al’s Unreleased Song About Pac-Man


You thought you heard all the Weird Al Yankovic songs. You’ve heard “White and Nerdy,” “Eat It,” “Amish Paradise,” “Yoda.” You might have even heard “Pac-Man,” one of his lesser known tunes, although […]

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‘Doctor Who’ Actor Jimmy Vee is New R2-D2


Following last year’s passing of Star Wars actor Kenny Baker, it seemed likely producers would opt for an actual android (or CGI effects) to pinch-hit for R2-D2. Instead, LucasFilm and Disney filled the […]

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Legion Might Be a Superhero Show Someday, but for Now It’s Something Special


At the end of last week’s premiere of Legion, the show began to look a lot like a superhero series. An hour and a half of surreal, disorienting storytelling gave way to a well-directed […]

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Geek deals roundup: Save big on PS4 Uncharted bundles, a 4K gaming laptop, and more

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In celebration of Presidents’ Day, loads of retailers and manufacturers are offering substantial discounts. Whether you’re in the market for a new console, a laptop, or even an Instant Pot, now’s a good […]

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Portable Raspberry Pi PC Fits Into Empty Altoids Tin


You can still find Altoids on most supermarket shelves: Take your pick of peppermint, wintergreen, spearmint, and cinnamon. The curiously strong mints, however, have never been flavored with Raspberry Pi—until now. Developer Matt […]

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Army Monitors Motorists’ Brainwaves to Combat Drowsy Driving


The US Army wants to read motorists’ brainwaves in an effort to curb drowsy driving. With financial support from the Army’s Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) unit, scientists have developed an algorithm […]

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Spring Must Have: The trenchcoat

Kozha Numbers mini safe

Carolina Engman in Tibi trenchcoat

Carolina Engman

Tibi Trench Coat and Bimba y Lola Boots

 

tibi trenchcoat

tibi trench coat

When it comes to outerwear, the trenchcoat is definitely the star of the season. This little number comes from Tibi and I’ve swapped the belt for a leather sash to spice things up a bit, a super easy way to update your coat!

TRENCHCOAT Tibi (also available here). SUNGLASSES CĂ©line.  EARRINGS Agmes. PINK KNIT Tibi. BAG Kozha Numbers. PANTS Weekday (old but similar ones here). BOOTS Bimba y Lola (almost identical ones on sale here).

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