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Free Fonts With Personality image/svg+xml

Typography can make all the difference. However, if your project has to get along on a very limited budget and you need to rely on free fonts, good ones are never easy to find. Luckily, we stumbled across some real gems lately. The following fonts can be downloaded for free and are bound to give your project — both private and/or commercial — a classy finishing touch.

A good collection of free fonts. Butler is particularly nice.

The High Price of Free image/svg+xml

An interesting post about the cost of open source, in terms of time, effort and money. Having worked on a “free software” project myself for many years, I can relate to much of it.

What pays the bills for me, and enables me to spend my spare time doing unpaid work, is my product Perch. Yet we launched Perch to complaints that it wasn’t open source. There are very good reasons why someone might want, or be required, to use software that has an open source license. However, when we ask about it, people rarely cite these reasons. When they say open source, they mean free of charge.

I hear this a lot. Many people think open source and free software equate to the same thing. They don’t, at least not according to the Free Software Foundation:

Open source is a development methodology; free software is a social movement.

So, strictly speaking, it is entirely possible to charge people to use open source software. I should probably shut-up now, before I get called a neckbeard.

New York Public Library – Public Domain Image Collection image/svg+xml

Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items in our Digital Collections are in the public domain?

That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways. The Library now makes it possible to download such items in the highest resolution available directly from the Digital Collections website.

The visualisation tool is a nice touch and there is plenty of good material here, including photographs, postcards, illustrations, prints, maps, menus etc. I’d imagine these images will get remixed a lot. See below for a sample image.

New York Public Library sample image.

Top Free WordPress Themes of 2015 image/svg+xml

Since WordPress now powers a quarter of the internet, it is obvious that there is no dearth of awesome free themes for WordPress users. There were several amazing themes released for blogging, magazine, portfolio sites, and more. Plus, we also got a new default theme: Twenty Sixteen.

Because there are so many to choose from, I found some of the best themes of 2015. These are all free and guaranteed to make your site look beautiful.

A nice collection of WordPress themes from 2015. I’m not sure if I’ll ever use any of them, but I like browsing through these lists for inspiration.