Adobe Color CC (formerly Kuler)

Adobe Color CC (formerly Kuler) – “Create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the Color community.”  This is probably the best color tool out there and I have been using it for years. Create your own palette or upload an image to get a palette.  Everything is also customizable so […]

Envato Elements

Envato Elements – “opens up a world of creative possibilities for all your design projects. Powered by a community of talented designers, our subscription puts a great design in reach for everyone”. This site and its newsletter gives you tons of free stuff (web and print templates, graphics, video, audio, 3d, code, WP themes, social banners, icons, […]


CSS-Tricks – “is a website about websites. Tips, Tricks, and Techniques on using Cascading Style Sheets.” This newsletter is focused on CSS of course.  Their newsletters give you links to projects on CodePen, great information on design and development, analytics, backend stuff, tutorials, and links to other information. They also have a really good blog that you should […]


NegativeSpace – “Beautiful, Free High-Resolution Photos with No Restrictions. Whether for personal or commercial use, all of our beautiful high-resolution stock images are completely free to use in your projects.” This site is great for finding free stock images for your web projects.  They have a lot of different categories like business, landscapes, technology, art and design, food […]

Envato Market

Envato Market – “Over 3 million digital products created by a global community of designers, developers, photographers, illustrators, and producers.” I really like their newsletters and their styling.  Their weekly emails are full of all sorts of information as well as freebies.  I have gotten all sorts of stuff from their newsletters and their site like […]

Creative Bloq

Creative Bloq – “Art and Design inspiration. Daily inspiration for creative people. Fresh thinking, expert tips and tutorials to supercharge your creative muscles.” This is a very good newsletter for designers.  It is mostly design related but also has occasional info about coding too. It also gives you links to design related tutorials.  The site is also great […]

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine – Smashing Magazine is an online magazine website and an online community for Web Designers and Developers, UI/UX Designers and Developers, and more.  They have awesome resources for pretty much anything relating to the web and their newsletters are one of my favorites. They also offer a job board as well as information on CSS, HTML, […]

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Speckyboy Design Magazine – “Speckyboy is an online magazine for designers with its focus on sharing helpful resources, exploring new techniques, sharing useful tips, and inspiring you to build a better web“. I think that this newsletter is my top favorite.  You get tons of information and freebies about the web, development, and design, all in […]


CodePen –  “CodePen is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers. It’s the best place to build and deploy a website, show off your work, build test cases, and find inspiration.” This is another top favorite of mine.  Their newsletters are jam packed with great info, podcasts, tutorials, lots of different projects that users […]

The Gig List

The Gig List – “The free, weekly email list for only the most interesting freelance gigs for designers, writers, developers, photographers and other creative people.” This newsletter is from and it gives you links to current openings if you are Freelance or Remote.  Their job postings are pretty targeted so you don’t really get listings […]