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Updated 9 April 2022

🏷️ technology

I’m not a designer, so I find it useful to take inspiration from others when building software.


  • Ira Design for illustrations
  • unDraw - A great collection of open-source illustrations with customisable colour schemes.



### Imagery

Colour and pattern

  • Egg Gradients - A collection of nicely designed (and well-named) colour gradients for use in projects.
  • Happy Hues - A collection of colour schemes, shown in context in mock interfaces.
  • Pattern.css - CSS library for applying patterns to websites/apps.

Inspiration and building blocks

  • Openby.design - UI design resources and inspiration
  • Rareblocks - Front-end building blocks for web2 & web3
  • Vanta.js - Animated website backgrounds in a few lines of code

Design tools and collections

  • Spark Joy - Design tools and tips for developers in a hurry