Every week we collect some of the best web and digital design resources that will be useful for designers. This week features a collection of free icons, mock-ups, and guides to SEO and e-commerce design.

Check out any of the links below and leave any comments about your favourites in the replies.



iOS 8 – Vector SpotLight UI

Spotlight iOS 8 Vector

One of the big changes coming to iOS 8 later this year is having information from multiple sources appear in Spotlight results. This free vector (.ai) file gives designers access to a preview of what to expect from the new interface and how to adapt apps and content to accommodate it.

Download the iOS 8 Vector file


50 Summer And Essentials Icons

summer essentials icon set

This icon set includes 50 icons that have been designed by Elena Genova1431 exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Download the icon set


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RetinaIcon Freebie

Retina Icons

If you’re looking for an extensive icon set that closely matches the iconography in iOS, this package of 120 Retina Icons is a good choice.

Download the Retina Icons




Google Design

Google Material Design
At this year’s I/O conference, Google unveiled a new design paradigm for its software, including the next iteration of Android. This new section on Google’s website has all of the details and examples of how designers should follow Material design guidelines.

Visit google.com/design


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SEO for Web Designers: Best Practices

Many designers have avoided learning about SEO, passing the responsibility for optimization onto content editors or developers. But it is now critical for designers to be familiar with at least the basic aspects of SEO to ensure the design supports the opiomtization initiative.

Check out this guide to SEO for web designers to brush up.


The ultimate guide to designing ecommerce websites

e-commerce design

According to the Web Designer Depot,

In the U.S. alone, e-commerce sales are expected to reach over $434 billion per annum by the end of the year; European sales are expected to hit nearly $250 billion per year by then, too. That’s a lot of money, and doesn’t take into account the rest of the world.

Check out their guide to designing ecommerce websites here: The ultimate guide to designing ecommerce websites