In web design today there are so many things to remember, that it is really nearly impossible to build it all from scratch every single time on every single project, this is where frameworks and kits come in. You really need a framework for things, especially for UI on the web. Whether you use these types of frameworks as is, or just use them as a base for your own creations, or even just use them for inspiration – they save you a ton of time and increase the quality of any project instantly. Even though it is such a crucial part of any web design, some people may not understand really what a “user interface” is – just so everyone is on the same page, lets take a closer look.
What is a Web User Interface?
User interface on the web is really easily summarized as “Making websites friendly” in a way that is easy to understand and use, but lets look at a more official definition.
Generally, the goal of human-machine interaction engineering is to produce a user interface which makes it easy, efficient, and enjoyable to operate a machine in the way which produces the desired result. This generally means that the operator needs to provide minimal input to achieve the desired output, and also that the machine minimizes undesired outputs to the human.
With the increased use of personal computers and the relative decline in societal awareness of heavy machinery, the term user interface is generally assumed to mean the graphical user interface, while industrial control panel and machinery control design discussions more commonly refer to human-machine interfaces.
Web User Interfaces (WUI) is the type of UI that accepts input and provide output by generating web pages which are transmitted via the Internet and viewed by the user using a web browser program. Newer implementations utilize Java, AJAX, Adobe Flex, Microsoft .NET, or similar technologies to provide real-time control in a separate program, eliminating the need to refresh a traditional HTML based web browser. Administrative web interfaces for web-servers, servers and networked computers are often called control panels.
Free UI Framework Kits
The Bricks – User Interface Framework
Impressionist UI Free – User Interface Pack
Pandora UI Free for iOS – User Interface Pack
Futurico – Free User Interface Elements Pack
PerfectJane UI Kit
Android 4.0 UI Pack
CSS3 UI Kit
Metro UI CSS Framework
Flat UI Free – PSD&HTML User Interface Kit
Free Ui Kit Download
“Pizza” UI Kit – PSD File
iTunes Inspired UI Kit (PSD)
Dark Web And Apps UI Kit
Surface iPhone UI Kit
Freebies – Mobile and Web UI Kit
Music UI Kit For Web and Mobile Phones (PSD)
iPhone UI Kits
Free PSD: iPhone iOS 6 GUI PSD
FREEBIE: SOFT UI KIT (PSD)
Derailed UI – Mini Set
Free download: Exclusive Stylish User Interface Kit (PSD)
Anarchy UI Kit
Media Black UI Kit (PSD)
Solid UI Kit
This is an awesome style, reminds me of pixel art! (which I love)
Simple UI Elements
Blue and White GUI Kit (PSD)
Transparent Glass UI: Free PSD for User Interface Design
FREE Heads Up Display UI Kit
BlackUI v1 — Free PSD Source
Noire UI Elements
Black UI Kit – free download
Mac App UI Kit
Free Web Page UI Elements
Premium UI Framework Packs
I love the microsoft flat design style on this – or “metro” as some still call it
Touchpad User Interface Bundle
The Bricks – Bundle Pack Addons
Vector User Interface Elements
Mega User Interface Package
User Interface Kit
iOS User Interface Kit
Impressionist UI – User Interface Pack
Dark Amber UI – Web User Interface Kit
Flat Design UI Pro
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Good collection of UI elements. But what is the best UI Framework?
I am trying to buy one of these interface element psd’s. Do you have an affiliate link? I would like you to get credit for the sale if you have one.
Very nice collection of UI kits – clean cut and minimalistic is the way to go!
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