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Our freebies blog features all our graphic design freebies in one place - Amazing themes, wallpapers, patterns, web dev tools & quality vector images.
Nmap Tutorial - Basic Commands & Tutorial PDF
With almost a decade under it's belt, NMap has grown into an indispensable utility for ethical hackers, pentesters, & network pros alike. This NMap tutorial provides a brief background, install instructions, & a walk-through of its most crucial functions.
Nmap is short for "Network Mapper" and it was originally crafted in C by Gordon Lyon (aka Fyodor). Without venturing too far in the "technical weeds", Nmap utilizes raw packets to probe ports on network devices. Think of it like echolocation for networks. Shooting packets to specified locations & listening for responses provides intel on hosts, ports, services, operating systems, hardware, vulnerabilities & potential exploits. Some may think of it as a hacking tool, but it's more accurate to think of it as a recon tool. While it does supplement more complex tools like Metasploit, an average developer can get it up and running in minutes, so lets get cracking on the installation.
20+ Top Free Joomla Templates
This carefully curated list of top free Joomla templates, is comprised of the web's best Joomla templates & some of the top free Joomla frameworks available today.
Joomla has always been a CMS that prioritizes quality over popularity, and that approach has clear benefits and drawbacks. While the code core is sound and the future of Joomla as a whole looks bright, a prevalence of readily available plug-ins & themes would work wonders in speeding this process along. The growth of the modernized JED covers half of that need, but hunting for the top free Joomla templates online has always taken a little work... and this is what we're addressing in this post. We've scoured the best developers online and compiled an incredible collection of responsive Joomla templates and free Joomla frameworks. All of these selections are built with quality code, feature fully responsive layouts, are constructed for J3+, and can be easily tailored to meet a high level of project demand. If you're looking for the best Joomla templates available online, look no further - cause you're in the right place.
Spring Squirrels Wallpaper
The Spring Squirrels Wallpaper is a patterned squirrel wallpaper, includes 3 varieties & a vector squirrel pattern.
After a long winter nothing is more welcomed then the signs of a spring coming around the corner. Color spreading through the trees, birds filling the air with chirping, and a few of these guys scuttling around stashing their loot. We've included a few color variations on the Spring Squirrels Wallpaper and also tossed in the vector shape for any designers who would like to make their own.
20+ Top Free Ghost Themes
In the battle for CMS supremacy, Ghost has made waves as a solid ultralight option. Like any other web tool it does need to look good though, that's why we compiled the top free Ghost themes for newbies & pros alike.
Ghost has enjoyed tons of excitement and press in the last year, but it still fits a particular audience. Keeping that in mind we've used specific preferences to define which themes are tops in the field. We're looking for Ghost themes that focus on typography, have a responsive design, are nimble in size, and lean towards a focus on an author (as opposed to a business). Other important features to consider would be built in menus, well structured metadata, minimal styling, font icons, feature images, and helpful tag usage. We've used those basic guidelines to compile the top free Ghost themes and Ghost skeletons available today.
Apple Security Tutorial - Secure Your Mac from Hackers
In the old platform debates, Apple security was always featured as a primary selling point. The truth is technology has caught up to the giant and frankly - a lot of people are simply not using all the existing Mac OS X security tricks of the trade.
Hackers tend to look for the "low hanging fruit", but they also need enough trees to run through. Until quite recently, there just wasn’t a large market for hackers in attempting to exploit Apple security. The combination of unfamiliar OS transfers who want something easy to use and are willing to purchase a luxury good, have come together to produce a decent niche for shady hacker types. Luckily most Mac’s already have the functionality you need, it just takes familiarizing yourself with the settings that lie just beneath the surface. In this blog post we’ll run down the top security holes you may have open, then how to quickly and permanently close them so you can cross “fixing your Apple security settings” off your list!
Avedon Wordpress Bootstrap Theme
The Avedon Wordpress Bootstrap Theme is a minimally coded WordPress theme built on Twitter Bootstrap. It features a 100% Responsive layout, fixed menu options, Font Based icons, Social Media options, Supersized and much more.
Social Stamps - Icon Set
We've created a colorful set of social stamps, themed with a postal style. They're available for free download and a great way to send all your visitors in the right direction.
High quality social icons are a necessity for any website. That's why we created these ultra clean "social stamps" that span all the major social media websites. After producing these social stamps on a recent project, I decided to release them as a freebie for all our loyal visitors. These social networking icons are guaranteed to send your visitors in the right direction (get it?... it's a mail pun).
20+ Free iPhone PSD and iPad Mockup PSDs
Free mockups usually lack in quality, but this collection of iOS Mockups (including iPhone psd & iPad Mockup psds) will give you all of the quality at none of the price.
One of the trickier points of being a web designer is conveying your idea to an existing or potential client. Business owners are generally not a "creative" sort - Visualizing leans right brain, whereas business acumen leans left. In the web design field an entire industry has sprung up around this issue - That solution being a high quality Mockup PSD.
Keep Shining Wallpaper - Kubrick Tribute
The tension director Stanley Kubrick creates in The Shining, is second to none. Our Keep Shining Wallpaper memorializes Danny's voyage across that vintage Shining carpet pattern & captures a bit of the spookiness it conveys.
Symbolism lies in every faucet of a master storyteller and the Shining carpet pattern is certainly no exception. With the spookiest time of year approaching, we decided to construct a minimalist Stanley Kubrick tribute wallpaper depicting one of those absolutely timeless moments in movie history. Get your shine on with our latest monthly wallpaper freebie, the Keep Shining Wallpaper.
Top Sources for Free Font Families
Font resources are often neglected on projects, leaving designers with a clear problem. Free font families help bridge that gap allowing you to bring a unique design to life until you're ready to commit to a premium font family.
Typography has always been a fundamental tool for marketing. The only significant drawback is that there is an assumption among the general public which ignores where fonts come from. We've all been spoiled with our default Arial & Helvetica and forgotten that fonts are complicated design features that can make a huge difference in a designs' overall aesthetic. Much like stock photography, clients are often confused by the cost - which is where free font libraries come in. By having a few free font sources we can integrate a quality font family into any design while delaying (or avoiding) the added cost. Having a few of these resources bookmarked can make a massive difference in your process and result in a better finished product for everyone.
Steve Zissou - Wes Anderson Wallpaper
This Wes Anderson Wallpaper Tribute is a Steve Zissou tribute. A minimalist Life Aquatic wallpaper for Wes lovers.
I love Wes Anderson, but this Steve Zissou Wallpaper is dedicated to the man himself. Generally Bill Murray is amazing in any movie, but this one in particular makes me love him so much more. He consistently fights an unending uphill battle, w/o so much as noticing. I constructed the teams outfit in Illustrator, then tossed in an inspirational quote from the man himself.
Wordpress Htaccess - An Intro Wordpress Security Tutorial
WordPress Htaccess is an important file. With it you can boost your WordPress security, seo, page load speeds and minimize WordPress exploits without a ton of effort. Take a couple minutes and learn a few WordPress htaccess tricks of the trade.
One aspect that makes WordPress so popular is the carefully curated plugins that are so easily installable. In the case of security though, you don't want cookie cutter... You want bulletproof ...and using htaccess effectively is as bulletproof as it gets. While improving your website's security in just a couple steps, we'll also cover a few easy htaccess additions that can have your website running faster and more efficiently. If you're not already familiar with utilizing these files, you'll be amazed by the functionality they add. If you've got a few years of experience under your belt, hopefully you'll still catch a couple nuggets of code you don't have lying around worth keeping.
Open Graph Vector Logo
This Open Graph vector logo is a free high quality download, perfectly rendered and available in either AI or PSD formats. We love the Open Graph logo, vectors, & freebies... You should too.
If you're a fan of Open Graph like we are, you're probably already very familiar with metadata and it's growing importance. For those of you fine folks out there, we've rendered a beautiful Open Graph vector logo and are offering to any of you fine folks as a free download.
Calvin Power - Calvin and Hobbes Wallpaper
This stunning Calvin and Hobbes Wallpaper features a John Muir quote so impactful, we decided to name it Calvin Power.
Scottish naturalist John Muir once said "The Power of Imagination Makes Us Infinite" and to me nothing embodies that feeling more perfectly then Calvin and Hobbes. Anyone who grew up in the 90's will remember the kind hearted mischief, Spaceman Spiff, endless shenanigans, and the insanely tolerant folks. The seed this planted in millions of minds from one frame to the next, was that imagination makes all the difference. In this exceedingly homogeneous world, I couldn't agree more.
Stitch Wallpaper | Apple Logo Wallpaper
Our Stitch Wallpaper is an Apple logo wallpaper with a "stitched" apple icon. It's a minimal Mac wallpaper tribute.
This months submission - Stitch Wallpaper is simple, wintry in color, and a great way to coordinate your new tech gear ...especially since Santa is gonna be late with the new MacPro's.
Dropbox Database Sync for MySQL & MAMP
Using Dropbox for web development is an easy way to share files across multiple local servers. This tutorial shows you how to setup a Dropbox database sync so you can trigger your MySQL database sync in the push of a button.
Keeping computers in a local testing environment in sync can be a nightmare. While using GIT is certainly preferential, it may not be an option for newbies of those without the needed experience or software. In those cases, creating a file and Dropbox database sync is an ingenious option. As long as you have MAMP and Dropbox on your computer, you'll be able to share your files and databases across any computer you'd like to run a local testing environment on.
Pacman Fever Wallpaper - Pacman Wallpaper
The Pacman Fever Wallpaper features Pacman ghosts patterned into a sweet Pacman wallpaper w/ some halloween spirit.
This months submission is proof that Halloween doesn't need to be all about terror and debauchery. We made the Pacman Fever Wallpaper to give the season some old-school class and dignity. Let's be honest, nothing says "dignity" quite like Pac-Man... The hand-down, classiest of all retro video games.
Shark Week Wallpaper - Classic Jaws Wallpaper
The Shark Week wallpaper is a newly spun Jaws Wallpaper. A perfect fit for those hunting classic shark wallpapers.
This months submission is in homage to Shark Week. This Shark Week Wallpaper is a simple reinterpretation of the classic Jaws movie poster. If you aren't rocking these wallpapers all week, you're a horrible human being.
20 Free & Sexy Wordpress Themes
This post of great WordPress themes offers a wide selection of the best free WordPress blog themes available & also some handy WordPress website tips. We've included 20 free & sexy WordPress themes that'll help your website stand out from the pack.
Free WordPress themes (or free WordPress anything for that matter) can sometimes be more trouble then they're worth. Speed, security, & solid design should be important considerations for any website. With that in mind, we've done some searching to find great WordPress themes that will also perform well. The list of sexy WordPress themes we've come up with are all free, well built, cross-platform friendly & as fast as you could possibly need. In addition to these gorgeous WP freebies, we've also included some select WordPress website tips so you can get your website topping the competition in no time.
Terminal Icon Vector AI & PSD
This Terminal Icon Vector is a beautiful rendering of everyone's favorite Apple command line application. This free Terminal icon download is fully customizable and available as either a Terminal vector or layered PSD for any graphic designers out there.
High quality icons are a necessity for designers, which is why you'll find many obsessive graphic designers collecting vectors like they do records. While working on a project our team was tasked with creating a vector icon of everyone's favorite command line program - Terminal. The resulting Terminal icon vector is a pixel perfect representation of Apple's own design which is available as a free download to collectors and newbies alike. Whether you need a Terminal icon for another project or you're looking to customize your own, this free terminal icon should more then exceed the requirements of even the most OCD designer.
Beautiful CSS3 Button Set
A concisely coded CSS3 button set increases usability across the board, gives you a ton of options, and keeps all the code involved to an absolute minimum.
The natural progression of CSS buttons has now pushed beyond "sprite images" and into the foray of font based icons. This CSS3 button set is the result of that evolution and will give a much needed UI boost to many website owners out there. If you want beautiful buttons with minimal code and a tiny footprint - you're in the right place.
Wordpress 101 - Wordpress Search Meta Basics
Welcome to WordPress 101 - This is how you handle the Wordpress search meta when you create a post.
With a surplus of quality CMS's out these days, most clients have a fair amount of control over their website content. Explaining how to consider WordPress search meta when you create a post is a topic that's rarely covered though. Since sometime us tech types forget that 90% of our clients barely know what a CMS is, I thought I'd make up a quick graphic that illustrates how to create a useful WordPress post that covers the seo basics.
The Stars Astronomy Wallpaper
The Stars Astronomy Wallpaper is a dark Hubble wallpaper sized image, featuring an inspiring (and often incorrectly attributed) Sarah Williams quote.
If you haven't had a chance to look at NASA's high resolution Hubble pics, let me suggest that you give it a look immediately. The updated lens has given us all a crystal clear peephole to many of the galaxies wonders. With our love of NASA in mind, we've decided to highlight one of our favorite new shots for this months wallpaper. If you're a space fan, a nature fan, or just love beautiful quotes - you'll probably love it.
How to use MAMP: Setting up MAMP
Utilizing a local development environment is crucial for web developers, but it's not well documented. This guide to setting up MAMP will show you how to create your own PHP development server & how to use MAMP efficiently once you're all setup.
This tutorial will walk you through setting up MAMP so you can take advantage of all the perks of having your own local PHP development server. While this workflow is guided towards folks using a Mac, the steps of the process are almost identical on other platforms. Having your own local development environment allows you to quickly plug through building a website or application without needing to consider all implications of having an accessible product online. We'll show you how to get started with the free version of MAMP, but it should be noted that the Pro version is pretty inexpensive and streamlines your workflow quite a bit. With that said, let's get started showing you how to use MAMP so you can get coding and testing websites like a boss!
Wood Floor Texture Pattern
A wood floor texture is the perfect way to add a little design variation while still appealing to any market. This group of repeatable images gives you several takes on a seamless wood texture, all free to download and use as you wish.
Woodgrain is one of two things, depending on how introspective you're being. It's either 1) An amazing texture or 2) Proof that there is some god up there with an impeccable eye for detail. When you boil it down - the grain on a wood floor texture is literally "proof of life"... an account of experiences... an amazing record of hard fought winters told through the rings of earth's wisest companions. Plus it looks baller on the dash of an Escalade - Now that's versatility!
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