FREE Fonts

Here lately I've been doing some logo designs and found myself in need of some new fonts. Out of all the searches I did for free fonts, by far the best site available is dafont.com.

Depending on what you are using the font for, you can find boat loads of fonts for both personal and business use. Pretty much any style you're looking for can be found here, and while some of it isn't free, most of it is.

You can search their site by font type, or do a word search for a particular name. So if you find yourself in need of some new fonts, I highly recommend dafont.com.

FREE Stock Images

If you're in need of truly free (meaning royalty free and you don't have to pay for it) images here is a good site to check out.

Photos8.com

This site has a nice collection of photos ranging from animals, people, places, and money. The thing that's different about this site is that everything truly is free, even for business use. That's different from a lot of advertisements you see for free images, which turn out to be just royalty free, and you have to pay and upfront price.

If you find yourself in need for some images for your site, make sure you check this website out.

File Syncing and Backup with Dropbox

If you haven't heard of dropbox yet you should check it out.

Dropbox is an easy way to securely share files with other people, sync them across multiple computers, access them from anywhere, and keep them safe. The way it works is, you download and install dropbox. It then puts a "MyDropBox" folder in your "MyDocuments" folder that will sync everything you put within it. You can then access those files anywhere via the dropbox website, or from any computer that has dropbox installed and linked to your account.

Here's a good example of how it works. I have dropbox setup on my home and work computer. I put any files that I work on from both locations in my dropbox folder that way when I do a change at work, I don't have to worry about emailing it to myself to get the latest version. Instead dropbox automatically syncs them for me. When I need a file and I'm not on a computer that has dropbox installed I just hit their website and login to retrieve my files. The thing I really like about this is that it provides another means of backup in case one of my systems were to crash.

Dropbox comes in 3 different flavors:

  • Basic - free version which allows up to 2GB of storage
  • Pro 50 - $9.99 per month or $99.00 per year and gives you 50GB of storage
  • Pro 100 - $19.99 per month or $199.00 per year and gives you 100GB of storage

Currently the basic package works just fine for me, but I could see Pro 50 in my future.

Where to Get Windows Drivers

After reformatting a hard drive for my parents and loading Windows XP Home on it, I came across a problem. There were no drivers installed for the video card, ethernet controller, and several other things.

This was a problem. The screen resolution was stuck @ 800x600 and I couldn't get on the internet to download the drivers. Luckily I brought my laptop with me so I could begin the grueling search for drivers.

What I thought would be a tough task ended up not being tough at all thanks to NoDevice.com. NoDevice.com is a very useful site for finding drivers by either category (motherboard, usb, camcorder, etc.) or company (dell, 3com, NEC, etc.). It was as simple as clicking on dell, then finding which dell I had and there was a list off all the drivers I needed. Thank you NoDevice for saving me the time of hunting all of them down.

FREE Star-burst Background

Yet again another photoshop creation for your pleasure...what's known as the "starburst".

Available in 1680x1050

Download All Colors

Also available in black, black and gray, green, red, yellow, and blue

This is free for personal use, though I do ask to please mention, or link back to my site. For business use, please contact me.