diy design resources

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sourcing & buying fonts

Typeverything >

Creative Market >

Google Fonts (free) > >

MyFonts >

Adobe Fonts >

DaFont (free) >

Font Library (free) >

League of Moveable Type (free) >

Omnibus Type (free) >

Font Squirrel (free) >

inspo & learning



roundups, guides & inspiration, has a great (free) newsletter >


(free) upload a screenshot of a font & identify it >

Professional Web Typography:

(free) book about web typography fundamentals >


(free) course that gets into the nitty gritty >

Fonts In Use:

(free) round up of cool art & the fonts the used >

Mixing Typefaces, Font Size & Line Height:

(free) get a quick overview >

Adding Custom Fonts to Mailchimp:

(free) beginner CSS tutorial >

& >

Adding Custom Fonts to Squarespace:

(free) beginner CSS tutorial >

Adding Custom Fonts to Wix:

(free) beginner CSS tutorial >

budget apps & tools


Creative Market:

buy 1-off things you need & get freebies from their e-mail list >


subscription asset service >


easy free & paid pro options, web-hosted design platform with design templates & tutorials >

CSS for Squarespace:

Customize your template with easy-to-learn copy/paste coding & a (free) tutorial library >


Forbes Pigment Collection:

Take a (free) virtual visual/audio tour and of the world's largest pigment collection & ponder earth-as-color - really this is so cool




Super fast color scheme generator (free) >


Color Palette Generator (free)



Color Palette Generator (free)



Enter 1 color hex code & generate a palette, generate a gradient (free) >


Palette generator with color theory nerd-ery (free) >

Adobe Color:

Color wheel FUN (free) >

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