42 Outstanding FREE UI Kits for Web Designers

42 Outstanding FREE UI Kits for Web Designers


42 Outstanding FREE UI Kits for Web Designers

Introduction

Internet is full of freebies for web designers and developers. Today, we will be covering 42 free UI Kits and templates. All of them are editable in PSD format and mostly covering all of the basic UI elements such as textfield, checkboxes, radio buttons, buttons, drop down menu and some other cover extensive list of elements.

Well, you might say, "They're gorgeous! But what can I do with it?". The simplest way to use it - Prototyping. You can create wireframe/prototype to present your idea to your client. You also can use this UI kit to reskin HTML/Software/App form.

Mac and Windows platforms, they both render the form interface differently, and it's inconsistant in different browsers as well. So, I have found a few tools, tutorials that might able to give you a head start to make sure you know what to do with these beautiful and nicely done User Interface Kit.

However, you will need to do a little bit of investigation to integrate it. But once you've figure it out, you will have an amazing form in your website!

  • jqTrasform: jqTrasform is a jQuery styling plugin. It's very easy to integrate and reskin. Most importantly, they've done their best to make it work on ie 6+, safari 2+, firefox 2+
  • Niceform: Niceforms is a script that will replace the most commonly used form elements with custom designed ones. You can either use the default theme that is provided or you can even develop your own look with minimal effort.
  • Uniformjs: Uniform masks your standard form controls with custom themed controls. It works in sync with your real form elements to ensure accessibility and compatibility. You can design your own theme with Uniformjs theme kit and create most of the code you’ll need using their custom theme generator.
  • FancyForm: FancyForm is a powerful checkbox replacement script used to provide the ultimate flexibility in changing the appearance and function of HTML form elements. It's accessible, easy to use and degrades gracefully on all older, non-supporting browsers.
  • Checkboxes, Radio Buttons, Select Lists, Custom HTML Form Elements: This JavaScript and CSS will allow you to use custom images to style checkboxes, radio buttons and select lists.

They're absolutely something you need to keep it in your graphic/design library. Most of them are organised really well with label and folder in psd files, so it will save your time to make modification. I hope you enjoyed this post. :)

Author: Kevin Liew

Kevin Liew is a web designer and developer and keen on contributing to the web development industry. He loves frontend development and absolutely amazed by jQuery. Feel free to say hi to me, or follow @quenesswebblog on twitter.

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12 comments

Ming
Tue, 30th August 2011
I believe this blog post could be the best blog post of web designer & web developer in 2011 !!! Reply
Cincinnati Web Design
Sun, 4th September 2011
Very informative post, I help me a lot. Hope you continue to write nice articles. :) Reply
lovecss3
Thu, 8th September 2011
Great resource... Loved it.. Reply
snake
Sat, 10th September 2011
Thx for this awesome blog post :) I have a question though: could anybody tell me or show me any tutorial about how to us such ui kits? thx. Reply
Kevin Liew Admin
Sat, 10th September 2011
If you search for "reskin html form" in google, you will get a lot of resources. However, you won't able to find a comprehensive tutorial that teaches how to skin all the html form element. Usually you will able to find checkbox, radio button, drop down list tutorials. Reply
Juzer Ali
Wed, 5th October 2011
Hi Kevin, liked the templates very much. Will probably choose one for my project. Reply
sami
Sat, 29th October 2011

Hallo,
Thank you for your nice article. There are many useful information.
Thanks Reply
Adrian
Sat, 10th December 2011
I think you can add our UI too :) is new

http://designmodo.com/futurico/ – really big pack

and

http://designmodo.com/futurico/

Thanks Reply
alex
Tue, 27th March 2012
UHM, VERY NICE BUT, .....HOW DO YOU INSTALL THEM.....¿? Reply
SImone
Tue, 3rd July 2012
Hi there!
First I want to tank you for your great work!
I just tried some of those nice UI KITS in the form of psd files out there but... I'm a programmer and, even using Photoshop, I could not find an easy way to export ui elements I need, such as checkboxes or buttons.

In fact, if I could use Gimp, I would simply group levels of interest, merged them together, copied end pasted in a new file and then exported it as png keeping quality and transparency.

Unfortunately, even if those elements are already grouped into layers and sublayers inside the psd file, I cant generate a png file of, say, a checkbox without loosing lot of time trying to manual select the shape and then use some sort of copy and paste: this wastes time and the result is very bad!

Could you please suggest hot to achieve this basic thing with Photoshop? I mean something like "right click on the group of layers related to an ui element and save as png file"!!

Thank for your help,
Simone Reply
srinivas
Mon, 20th August 2012
Nice UI kit thx a lot Reply
Scott
Fri, 15th February 2013
Are there CSS versions of these? I don't need to edit them. I just want to make the buttons and forms look like the pictures. Reply

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