Published on: Friday 17th July 1998 By: Swati Sani
"You don't call a bunch of URL's a article!" That's the first remark I got from my dear husband Tarique who is an avid programmer. So I decided that I would call it something better - A Resource Page -
Whatever you call it, I am certain that it will be a valuable reference to all web programmers, who are very busy people and are so engrossed in the complexities of programming that they have little time to devote to web graphics and few are as lucky as my husband to have in-house (literally:) professional help.
So I have complied a short list of sites I visited and liked. Where one can get 100% FREE web graphics. NOTE: these are not clip art collections but buttons, banners, Logos etc
This happens to be my personal favorite, It is powered by GIMP an
acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program and Script Fu, BTW
Gimp is the only thing that has me hooked to Linux otherwise I am
scared of the command prompt, there are almost a dozen different
styles to order from, Have a look what I made for myself in a
couple of seconds.
The banner generator relies on ImageMagick as an engine for all
its graphics, It boasts of nearly 2 million banners being served.
This site uses the very popular POVRAY ray-tracing program as the
back end processor; the site allows you to choose from a wide
variety of variables like font, font size, shadow, texture,
Well you can't get your graphics made to order here but I like this site for its great collection of "Changing" or roll over buttons, you can also find backgrounds, rulers, menus here.
If you like futuristic looking graphics go here. A hot attraction here is 3D animated Gif's they also claim that they will be putting new 3d animations here DAILY
Another good collection of web graphics.
I know that this is by no means a complete list but its enough to get you started! A last word even though these sites are 100% FREE be sure to read the terms and conditions at these site