Web developer resources
Web development is complex and multi-faceted, therefore a large amount of tools exist to help developers make the most of their time. You’ll find some of these below.
The background resources listed below will help you find or generate backgrounds for your sites. Subtle Patterns is a fine example - it’s a list of many beautiful minimalist patterns.
The icon resources are either great sources of many icons, or icon fonts. Icon fonts have many advantages, like scalability, and the ability to colour or add shadows without editing an image.
Generate colour themes for your site based on colour theory or mathematically-derived compatibility. Font resources simply provide large amounts of either free or paid fonts. CSS generators let you produce a variety of effects without writing the CSS yourself.
Please feel free to post more if you find something unlisted.
Website background resources
Great site offering free textures of a very subtle nature.
Classy minimalist backgrounds in a great interface.
Great collection of icons - the focus is on visual communication symbols rather than application icons
Colour theme generators
A large collection of open source fonts, provided as a free of charge service by the big G
Generate styles for sections of your site to easily choose things like drop shadow, background, border, and inner shadow
Duplicates the Photoshop layer style interface, so graphic designers shouldn’t have any trouble finding their way around
Choose gradient options in a Photoshop-like way and this tool outputs the corresponding CSS for you
Web design blogs
Something of an institution in the web design world
Extensive coverage of coding, design, UX, and Wordpress related topics
Web design and development blog. News, tutorials, and the latest trends in web design