Top free eLearning resources.
Our ID and Development team are constantly looking at new resources when developing eLearning and online training content.
Here we list our favorite free eLearning resources covering music, pictures, and fonts:
Free sound effects and music
Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download, and share sounds – www.freesound.org
Incompetech is a royalty free music database. You can search genre, feel, or any word found in the entry for a particular pieces of music –www.incompetech.com/music/
Copyright free images
1. Type your search words into Google and click on the images tab.
2. At the top right of the results page, you will see a little cog icon for settings. Click and select Advanced Search from the submenu.
3. At the bottom you will see a “Usage rights” drop-down menu. Select “Free to use or share”. (eLearning shouldn’t be considered ‘commercial’ unless you’re selling the end product.)
4. Click “Advanced Search” to see the results.
How to compress video for HTML 5 delivery
There are so many different settings available when exporting video, it’s often difficult to know what settings are going to give you the best result for the smallest file size. This tutorial will show you how to export video that looks and sounds great, but will load quickly online – www.video2brain.com/en/lessons/producing-for-html5
HTML5 Animation API / library
Animate any HTML5 element – for the nerds out there – www.greensock.com
Font Empire offers 5,774 free fonts – www.themeworld.com/fonts/
Font Awesome offers fonts featuring hundreds of vector symbols / icons to use in your designs including full customization – http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/
Free Hipster Essentials for Designers
From top-hats and vests, to curly mustaches, fixies and iphotography, the hipster trend is in full swing. It hasn’t taken long for the design community to catch on – washed out colors, script fonts, retro patterns, styled ribbons, and arrow vectors are just a few of the tools the modern hipster designer keeps safe in their repertoire – www.pencilscoop.com/2013/12/50-free-hipster-essentials-for-designers/
Color palettes inspired by the films of Wes Anderson – www.wesandersonpalettes.tumblr.com
Responsive Web Design Made Easy
Create your front end code simply and quickly with Bootstrap using a drag and drop interface, and do it all online for free – www.layoutit.com