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20 Great Web Page Backgrounds You Can Certainly Use Advertisement There can be times when your web design is almost done but you can’t finalize a beautiful background for your site. Importance of a Background can not be ignored since a site is viewed differently in different browsers and resolutions and the empty space at the background kills the foreground’s beauty. Designing a background yourself is a time consuming process and its hardly required when the fellow designers have heartily and happily contributed so many beautiful backgrounds and patterns for websites. We have collected few sets of Beautiful Backgrounds which will surely be useful to you. If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on Wallpaper Patterns, Damask Pattern Collection, Grunge Backgrounds, and Great Photoshop Backgrounds. Dark Patterns More Information on Dark Patterns 13 Asphalt Textures More Information on Asphalt Textures 103 Various Textures More Information on Various Textures 94 Walls More Information on WALLS Sue’s Wood Patterns

Button Maker IconFinder.com – The Icon Search Engine For Web Designers This week’s Web Tool of the Week is a icon database I found recently which is an absolute goldmine for us web designers who often want to use high quality icons in their websites. Launched in 2007, IconFinder provides high quality and mostly free to use icons in a very easy and efficient way. The site features a really good search engine which allows you to customize how to display the results and even change the icons background to transparent if you wish. For instance, say you searched for a “contact” icon, this is what the results will look like: Once you pick one, you have several options to save the one that fits your requirements: At the moment, IconFinder allows you to search for up to 155,664 icons and 764 icon sets which is more than enough for most of us. Check it out: IconFinder

DeGraeve.com - The Projects of Steven DeGraeve A Guide to the Web's Growing Set of Free Image Collections - Robinson Meyer On Monday, the J. Paul Getty Trust launched their Open Content Program, making more than 4,600 high-quality images of artwork available for free online. The digital images -- of paintings by Van Gogh, drawings by Rembrandt, and watercolors by Dürer -- had already fallen into the public domain, but the Getty's program makes their digital reproductions much easier to use on the web. They're not the first museum to put so many images online this year. When museums emancipate images like this, the benefits don't only redound upon the researchers, teachers, and students who can use and show high-resolution art in their books, lectures and papers. Below, we've listed the museums and research institutions that have large, high-quality, free-to-use collection of historically or aesthetically notable images online. The J. National Gallery of Art The American gallery's collection includes 25,000 images, including works by Leonardo, Monet and Winslow Homer.

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