30 Resources to Create Your Own Web 2.0 Site

by Ross McKillop on June 20, 2007

Blogging Web Design & Dev

Not long ago, Mashable did a very cool roundup of 15 Online Graphics Generators – with a heavy emphasis on the Web 2.0 style. This post was inspired by that list – with no duplicates, and additional resources including pre-created images/logos, tutorials, WordPress Web 2.0 themes etc. And since it’s not exactly an original idea, I decided to double their 15.

    Web 2.0 Inspiration

  1. Web2Logo.com – hundreds (thousands?) of current web 2.0 company logos
  2. LogoTwo.com – another web 2.0 logo showcase – and you can rate them if you’re that bored
  3. Web 2.0 Graphic Generators

  4. Post-it Note Generator – create “Post-It Note” style images
  5. post-it note images

  6. LogoCreatr – lots of templates and choices to create your own Web 2.0 Logo – just don’t forget to drop the vowels
  7. web 2.0 logo creator

  8. BlogButton – by the same folks who created LogoCreator comes BlogButton
  9. web 2.0 button creator

    Web 2.0 DIY

  10. How Web 2.0 Logos are drawn (Photoshop) – tutorial
  11. Creating Web 2.0 Graphics in The Gimp
  12. Web 2.0 Design and Style Guide
  13. web 2.0 design and style guide

    Pre-created Web 2.0 Images

  14. utombox – web 2.0 icons in png and jpg
  15. web 2.0 icons

  16. feedicons – feed (rss) icons in all colors and formats
  17. feed icons

  18. photoshopit – free Web 2.0 PSD’s
  19. web 2.0 PSD files

  20. bittbox – fading corner images
  21. fading corner images

  22. euphorish – date icons in png and psd
  23. date icons

  24. dezinerfolio – 9 web badges
  25. web 2.0 badges

  26. axialis – 601 Objects (plus 500 derived symbols) – 256×256 PNG images with alpha channel & tutorials to use them
  27. 601 web 2.0 images

    Web 2.0 Color Schemes and Fonts

  28. Colr.org – fetch colors from a website, image, or pre-created schemes. Then edit till your hearts content.
  29. color editor

  30. Great Fonts for Web 2.0
  31. Web 2.0 Colour Palettes

    Web 2.0 Programming

  32. GD is an open source code library for the dynamic creation of images by programmers. GD creates PNG, JPEG and GIF images, among other formats. GD is commonly used to generate charts, graphics, thumbnails, and most anything else, on the fly. While not restricted to use on the web, the most common applications of GD involve web site development.
  33. gd logo

  34. DHTML/AJAX Tutorials
  35. WordPress Web 2.0 Themes

  36. Socute and Sodelicious – two web 2.0 WP themes
  37. RockinBlue – 2 column web 2.0 WP theme
  38. Rockin Web 2.0 – 3 column web 2.0 WP theme
  39. rockin web 2.0 wp theme

  40. BlueBorders 1.0 – 2 Column, widget ready, and features a dynamic menu which highlights depending on the page you’re on
  41. blueborders wp theme

    Goofy/Useless

  42. Certifyr – create a web 2.0 certified/compliant button
  43. AJAX

  44. Ajax file upload script
  45. ajax file upload

  46. Ajax file browser script
  47. ajax file browser

  48. Free AJAX scripts directory (and most appear to actually be free)
  49. How to get Google and AJAX to Play Nice
  50. 80 AJAX/JavaScript Solutions for Professional Coding