Cinco sitios para descargar imágenes vectoriales libres y gratis


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Iván Lasso  | genbeta.com

 

Las imágenes vectoriales prediseñadas son un excelente recurso del que podemos echar mano ya sea para acompañar cualquier texto, insertarlas en una presentación o, sobre todo, utilizarlas como base para realizar nuevas imágenes, ya sea modificándolas o combinando unas con otras.

A continuación, vamos a ver cinco sitios web donde podemos descargar imágenes vectoriales gratis, pero con una peculiaridad: todas las imágenes están en dominio público o con licencias que permiten su uso y modificación con propósitos comerciales, de manera que no es necesario pagar por utilizarlas en un proyecto de cualquier tipo (aunque no dejéis de revisar las condiciones de uso para tenerlo más claro).

Open Clipart Library: imágenes de todo tipo en formato SVG

Si solo tuviese que elegir un recurso para imágenes vectoriales, sin duda sería la Open Clipart Library. Con una colección de imágenes en formato SVG que no deja de crecer, allí podemos obtener todo tipo de dibujos sobre los más variados temas subidos por los usuarios. En cuanto a la calidad, si bien resulta variable, en promedio yo diría que más bien es tirando a alta.

Si bien todas las imágenes están disponibles en SVG, también podemos bajarlas en formato PNGindicando la resolución con que queremos descargarla. También podemos editarlas online, para lo cual el sitio nos redirige al editor ImageBot, donde nos cargará como bitmap la imagen que vamos a modificar.

Enlace | Open Clipart Library

 

Clker: otra gran biblioteca de todo tipo de imágenes

Clker es un sitio muy similar en contenido a la Open Clipart Library. Como ésta, las imágenes son subidas por los propios creadores de las mismas, los cuales son tanto profesionales como aficionados. Igualmente, la calidad es variable pero podemos encontrar trabajos de bastante calidad.

Sin embargo, Clker se distingue por contar con herramientas adicionales que nos pueden resultar de utilidad en algún momento. Dispone de un editor vectorial online para crear dibujos que se guardarán dentro del sitio y también cuenta con una aplicación para vectorizar imágenes, aunque reconozco que ésta no la he llegado a probar pues es necesario tener una cuenta para poder usarla.

Las imágenes del sitio estás disponibles en los formatos PNG (en tres resoluciones diferentes) y SVG. En cada una, se nos proporciona también un código por si queremos insertarla en nuestro sitio sin necesidad de subirla.

Enlace | Clker

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Polymaps

Polymaps is a free, open-source JavaScript library for making dynamic, interactive maps. It is the result of a collaboration between Stamen Design and SimpleGeo. Founded by Erik Rodenbeck, Stamen is one of the most respected data visualization studios out there. SimpleGeo is a service that provides location infrastructure that makes it easy to add geo-aware features to applications.

Description

Polymaps provides speedy display of multi-zoom datasets over maps, and supports a variety of visual presentations for tiled vector data, in addition to the usual cartography from OpenStreetMap, CloudMade, Bing, and other providers of image-based web maps.

Because Polymaps can load data at a full range of scales, it’s ideal for showing information from country level on down to states, cities, neighborhoods, and individual streets. Because Polymaps uses SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) to display information, you can use familiar, comfortable CSS rules to define the design of your data. And because Polymaps uses the well known spherical mercator tile format for its imagery and its data, publishing information is a snap.


Polymaps is a free, open-source JavaScript library for making dynamic, interactive maps. It is the result of a collaboration between Stamen Design and SimpleGeo. Founded by Erik Rodenbeck, Stamen is one of the most respected data visualization studios out there. SimpleGeo is a service that provides location infrastructure that makes it easy to add geo-aware features to applications.

Description

Polymaps provides speedy display of multi-zoom datasets over maps, and supports a variety of visual presentations for tiled vector data, in addition to the usual cartography from OpenStreetMap, CloudMade, Bing, and other providers of image-based web maps.

Because Polymaps can load data at a full range of scales, it’s ideal for showing information from country level on down to states, cities, neighborhoods, and individual streets. Because Polymaps uses SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) to display information, you can use familiar, comfortable CSS rules to define the design of your data. And because Polymaps uses the well known spherical mercator tile format for its imagery and its data, publishing information is a snap. Leer más “Polymaps”

Internet Explorer 9 Beta: Reviewed and Benchmarked | Nettuts+


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Summary

It appears Microsoft has clear goals when it comes to IE9. They want to embrace modern standards and contribute to governing bodies like W3C to aid interoperability. IE9 is a massive leap forward from IE8′s attempts at HTML5, CSS3 and SVG. And it also feels like this is the browser they wanted to release with Windows 7. Looking at some of the new interface changes, like Jump Lists, reinforces this.

The benchmarks have shown problems still exist between IE9 and HTML5, but the advancements in hardware acceleration really shine through. Bugs do exist, some websites fail to load and it may take some time to get used to the new layout, but we need to remember this is still in beta stages, so maybe we could forgive it for the odd problem throughout development.

So despite it’s cons, I’m happy testing out my latest web designs in IE9 and I am really excited about the final product.

I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to IE9 Beta and try it out, even if it is only to play PacMan in the IE9 Test Center!

Full test here:
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Web Languages: Decoded

Those of us who have become well seasoned to the dyslexia-inducing array of web languages often overlook the diversity and additional interactivity we can gain by learning another language or two.

Perhaps you are a beginner trying to understand what you need to spend time learning, or perhaps you’re an experienced individual looking for something new to play with.

Whichever situation applies to you, this article aims to underline the various languages at your disposal and where they fit in the puzzle.

It should be an interesting ride and seasoned experts may find languages they’ve not yet encountered!


by Alexander Dawson

Web Languages: Decoded

Those of us who have become well seasoned to the dyslexia-inducing array of web languages often overlook the diversity and additional interactivity we can gain by learning another language or two.

Perhaps you are a beginner trying to understand what you need to spend time learning, or perhaps you’re an experienced individual looking for something new to play with.

Whichever situation applies to you, this article aims to underline the various languages at your disposal and where they fit in the puzzle.

It should be an interesting ride and seasoned experts may find languages they’ve not yet encountered! Leer más “Web Languages: Decoded”

5 Delicious Links for Web Devs


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This is our first week of news roundups, and Wednesdays are our “Web Development & Business” day. We’d love to promote you and your finds, so please send them to Keir and me at news@thinkvitamin.com!

Some links are newsworthy and others just meet our “awesomeness” requirement, and regardless we think you’ll enjoy them.  Let’s get our code on:

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Chrissie (@tenaciouscb)
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