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Tileables - Never Ending Patterns. 70+ Subtle Patterns Perfect for Minimal Designs. When taking a minimalistic approach to designing a website, the key is to keep things clean and clutter free.

70+ Subtle Patterns Perfect for Minimal Designs

It’s important not to over-design and use tons of graphical elements, but this doesn’t mean you can’t use any. So for this post, we’ve rounded up a collection of subtle patterns for when your minimal design needs a little something. Subtle Light Tile Pattern Vol3 Subtle Light Tile Pattern vol1 Subtle Light Tile Pattern Vol2.

80+ Fresh New Textures for Creating Web Site Backgrounds. As you’ve probably figured out, I love designing with texture.

80+ Fresh New Textures for Creating Web Site Backgrounds

I also love sharing textures here on WDL. When done properly, a texture used as a background can add depth and set the over all mood for a web design. Here are over 80 textures that have all been released in just the past couple of months and can be very useful for making backgrounds. These are all beautiful as they are, but for truly unique results, I encourage you to use these as foundations for your own creations.

25 Free Textures for your Delight. Since here at WDL we believe it is our duty to keep our readers up to date with freebies and useful resources, we decided to gather a new round of free textures to spice up your library and give your designs a whole new look.

25 Free Textures for your Delight

From paper and wood to walls and paint, here are 25 new free textures for your delight. Source: Abduzeedo’s TTT. 600+ Photoshop Textures Making Brushes. 21 Examples of Excellent Navigation Menus in Web Design. Navigation is certainly a very important element in web design, especially if we keep in mind that the navigation of a page is there to orient and guide the user.

21 Examples of Excellent Navigation Menus in Web Design

I believe we know that it’s extremely important that users understand navigation options to better explore a website and that is why today we are showcasing examples of navigation menus, to show how websites are presenting menus to their users. From the traditional header menu to side bar menus, footer menus and much more, you will see that there are a variety of ways to present your navigation options. So check it out and let us know which one you like most. Zola’s Undercurrent. Free Hi-Res Old Grunge Paper Textures. It’s time for another high resolution texture set. This time it’s all about grunge paper textures taken from old books. As a bonus there’s even a nice book cover texture for you to download.

Due to the enormous size (about 7MB each) of the textures I will not offer a single zip file containing all the images. Instead you have to individually download each texture by clicking on the preview. 13 Sources for Background Patterns and Textures. Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now Patterns and textures are becoming a bigger part of web design, and an increase number of resources are available for freebies in this area.

13 Sources for Background Patterns and Textures

Some are tools that will help you to quickly create your own background pattern, while others are sources of stock textures that can be used in your own work. Of the available options for finding textures, these are the best that I have found. 100+ Grunge Textures Collection. This is the ultimate grunge textures collection (just because I said so) with more than 100 grungy textures in one post.

100+ Grunge Textures Collection

We have individual texture and also some texture packs including black and white grunge, vintage grunge textures, scratch textures, dirty textures, old paper textures, flaky wall textures, grunge paint textures and many more. Credit to the talented artists who made these for us and do read their terms of use before downloading. 200+ High Quality Free Paper Background Textures to Grab. Using paper backgrounds is quite common these days.

200+ High Quality Free Paper Background Textures to Grab

Paper is a not only used to write but it can be also useful as a texture in doing some web design or graphic projects as well. In fact you can see some websites on the web applying more paper concept now a days and come up with a neat and grungy results. Looking for some High Quality Paper Textures? Here I compiled 200+ High Quality Paper Textures for everyone to Grab for FREE. Old Paper Textures & Backgrounds - Very Vintage Retro Grunge.

The amazing collection of 160 Free Old Paper Textures in the gallery below are from the deviantART site. Many of the artists who contribute these textures have “usage rules” ~ which, for the most part, just means that they’d like you to give credit or leave a comment on their dA page, if you use them. Most of you already know how this works, but if you’re new to deviantART , well…it’s an amazing community of very talented & generous artists, as you can see! Free High Resolution Textures - Lost and Taken. Grungy Stripes Photoshop Patterns Part 2. Today’s web treat is a free combo pack of large (740px * 740px) seamless Grungy Vertical Stripes textures in .jpg format as well as a corresponding Photoshop tileable pattern (.pat) set.

Click thumbnails below to view the fullsize versions and download individually, or download the complete zip below. Included Images Included in the zip Full size versions of all the thumbs shown above Photoshop .pat pattern set of all images shown above. 7 Subtle Grunge Pattern Textures. Seeing as this blog is all about giving, I thought it would be terribly inappropriate of me to not post some textures on Thanksgiving.

7 Subtle Grunge Pattern Textures

I've got a set of grunge pattern textures that I whipped up in Photoshop just for you guys. If you like them let me know and I'll make a bigger set with a little more variety (houndstooth, polka dots, etc.). Have a good holiday everyone! Click on the textures below to download the high-res version or download them all in a zip file at the bottom of the post. Enjoy! WebTreats ETC. Ultimate Grunge Toolbox for Web Designers. Grunge websites are a common web design style that can add emotion and depth of character to a website.

Ultimate Grunge Toolbox for Web Designers

Some of the most common elements include dirty textures, torn edges, aged paper, and handwritten text. Often, the color palette of grunge includes muted colors that are mostly neutrals. The Ultimate Collection Of Free Photoshop Patterns - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement Photoshop users can save themselves a great deal of time and end up with better results by taking advantage of readily available freebies, such as brushes, patterns and shapes.

The Ultimate Collection Of Free Photoshop Patterns - Smashing Magazine

With the wide variety and (often) high quality of resources available, whatever you need or are looking for is in most cases already available somewhere. The only problem is that the vast quantity of freebies can make it difficult to track down what you need. Hopefully this collection of excellent Photoshop patterns will help.