GraphicRiver is a premier source for royalty-free stock images and other design elements. All bloggers know “content is king,” but visual interest is crucial to catching — and keeping — the attention of readers. GraphicRiver is a marketplace of high-quality graphics that can be used for backgrounds, infographics, logos and more. Browse their extensive collection and piece together a graphics package that’s right for your blog. Vloggers — or bloggers looking to expand their content to include blogs — will love the presentation templates available at GraphicRiver, too.
Subtle Patterns provide you with subtle, but unique, backgrounds that help you customize your blog. The simple patterns can be used, free of charge, on your blog, and there are even tutorials to show you how to change the colors to make the patterns your own. A customized background is the sort of subtle design change that adds depth and visual interest to a blog.
PatternCooler offers over 10,000 patterns you can use to customize the look of your website. Each of the thousands of patterns you see can also be personalized — change the size of the pattern or the colors of the elements until you create the perfect pattern for your needs. Use the pattern as a background or a branding element on your site — the options are endless with PatternCooler.
Dribbble is all about design inspiration. Described as “show and tell for designers,” Dribbble knows a huge part of design is sharing what you love and discovering inspiration for your next project. With designers participating from all over the world, Dribbble offers a global view of design — you never know which new design trends will catch your eye. From simple, timeless graphics to whimsical, timely designs, you’ll get lost in Dribbble’s images.
iStock Photo strives to fill all your stock photo needs with reasonably-priced, royalty-free photos. Browse the amazing images, videos and vectors available at iStock — you’ll be thrilled with your options, no matter what sort of visual media you need. Once you purchase the royalty-free license for an image at iStock, you’re free to use the image on your blog without worrying about paying image royalties with every page view.