Break-ups are rough, but on days like today (it’s Valentine’s Day, if you managed to forget), being alone can be especially difficult. That’s why Timehop’s Valentine’s Day warning screen is the best example we’ve seen recently of a company recognizing that humans are really just extraordinarily delicate balls of surging emotions.
If you log in to the time capsule app today, you’ll see a cheery-looking warning screen:
The graphic for #Valentimehop reminds you that if you go hunting for memories of Valentines past, you’re in for a heavy dose of “exes and feels.” If you’re feeling emotionally solid, you can continue on, or you can heed the warning and walk away. Given Facebook’s recent Year in Review debacle, in which users were…
Facebook has long been touting its power to connect old friends and long-lost acquaintances, but its new ad campaign takes that one step further. The company’s recently released ad series reminds us that Facebook is worldwide, and as such, it can connect people around the world.
Patterns are widely used in web design as a background. Basically, patterns can be defined as graphics used in repeated form on a field. If you find yourself facing difficulties in creating natural patterns, that’s cause it is quite complicated to create a loop that works both vertically and horizontally, well, at least it’s difficult to do manually.
Fortunately there are many tools that you can use to make beautiful pattern easily and we are listing 8 of these that can be found online. Plus, they are free for use. Some of these pattern generators let you have control of colors, orientation, pattern elements and more, while others will randomly generate patterns for you. These patterns can then be downloaded in various image formats, or in code.
Patternify lets you create patterns by drawing them pixel by pixel and is a good tool to create really small-sized icons. With the support of color and transparency options, you can make some cool graphics with this tool. In addition to the PNG format, this tool can also generate the image in Base64 format so that you can use it in your CSS.
Gerstnerizer may give you colorless patterns but it makes up for it with patterns generated in lines. At the site, set the line thickness, opacity and the curvature of the line on the tool panel found on the left. Then you can choose from 3 pattern shapes: triangles, squares and hexagons. On the tile canvas underneath the pattern shape selection, draw lines and you will see a pattern emerge on the large canvas on the right. The pattern can be saved in SVG.
If you like criss-cross horizontal and vertical patterns, then Tartanmaker is the tool for you. Select 3 colors, the orientation, yarn size then click the ‘Make It’ button, and you will get a tartan pattern created for you. You can also scour the gallery for patterns made by other users and download it for free.
A simple tool to create great stripe patterns, you can add as many colors as you want to Stripe Generator then adjust the stripe size, spacing, background style, orientation and if you want to, add shadows. You can also browse generated stripe patterns by other users if you prefer to just look for a ready-made one.
Colour Lovers allows you to make patterns from predefined shapes and lines. Pick a line or drag a shape from the left panel and drop them onto the canvas area to start drawing your patterns. The tool will generate the tiles automatically. It comes with simple editing tools used to help you rotate, resize and rearange shapes on the canvas.
Patternizer is another pattern generator tool that makes it easy for you to get your own pattern. Pick a color, rotation angle, opacity, width, gap and offset to get your pattern. You can then grab the code for use on your site. Note that you will need to include a tiny script provided by Patternizer before you can use the pattern. Read the full tutorial here.
GeoPattern provides a unique and random way to generate patterns automatically. You are only required to enter a text (any text) and the tool will generate a unique and beautiful pattern. Every character you type will produce a different image pattern based of the 16 awesome pattern types, like octogons, overlapping circles, plus signs, sine waves, hexagons, and more. Just try the demo to see how cool this tool is.
PlaidMaker is a tool to create a beautiful plaid pattern. Pick a color to use on the palette, then make the horizontal patterns and vertical patterns separately. You can also use mirror images on both orientations. If you don’t want to work from scratch, click ‘Browse Plaids’ to see ready-made designs and you can download it in PNG format for various mobile sizes and for Facebook cover sizes.
Finding the freebies always is a pleasure for the web designers not only because they are able to find useful resources for free of cost but also because such resources are very helpful in their projects. This is the reason why majority of the web designers spend loads of time in finding useful goodies and freebies. These are the resources that were released recently and you can use them in your future project.
And it is once again our pleasure to share with you what we have gathered from all over the web so to help you with your masterpieces. Click through and feel free to download.
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