2013 will see a new resource for web designers. ByPeople is going to bring you a market packed with icons, templates, PSDs, logos and lots more. ByPeople promises to deliver everything web-ninjas could ever need. To shorten the wait its creators decided to put up a large archive for free. The archive, containing hundreds of design elements, comes at a weight of around 700 MB to a desktop near you. All you need to do is get your hands at an app that’s able to unpack a 7z-archive and tell ByPeople your mail address.
ByPeople: No Strangers To The Market
If you are a designer chances are that you`ve run into the Shock family already. You most likely know WebDesignShock, IconShock and others. It is this family that brings up another member. At the time of this writing not much can de said about what ByPeople is going to offer. Basically all you find by now is this really large download bundle. If you ask me whether ByPeople is going to provide a commercial offering, I have to admit, that I cannot tell you. I’d assume they do though, as all the other members of Shock offer paid content too. Take it while it lasts and download their large package right now.
Download 684 MB in the 7z-file and watch it unfold to more than 5.3 GB. If you are into Adobe products you will particularly like its contents as the majority of elements addresses Photoshop and Illustrator users. Still there are some PNGs and even TTFs for those not owning the top-line of graphics tools
Regarding the topics any designer will find at least something in the pack. There are complete website templates as well as masses of single elements. Hundreds of icons, buttons, sliders, menus, backgrounds, toolbars and lots more can be found. Even logos and business card templates are part of the deal. The quality varies widely. If you ask me personally, I’ll tell you that I appreciate most of the bundle. In general I like the saying to not look gift horses in the mouth. And this gift horse is no small pony.
To download the bundle you have to tell ByPeople your mail address. The service promises to send a confirmation mail in between ten minutes after your submission, so any disposable mail address will do. I received the confirmation immediately. As I have subscribed to other services provided by Shock, I can assure you that they really do stick to their promise not to spam you besides letting you know about new freebies once in a while.
What leaves me puzzled is the reason for establishing another platform that basically delivers the same things other members of the Shock family already deliver. At this point let’s stay curious. In 2013 we will get this question answered.
Dieter Petereit is a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called web design and has carried on ever since. Two decades ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. You can meet him over on Google+.