Outta Stock
June 18, 2008 1:58 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for decent stock web elements that aren't from 1998, but I'm totally stuck. Where should I go?

All my googling results in 4 Hour Work Week-style stock sites that are clearly SEO-optimized, but don't seem to have very many if any stock illustrations or animations for professional website use that look or feel at all modern or of this decade. Any links would be greatly appreciated!
posted by ejoey to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Not sure exactly what you're looking for, but you might browse around on DeviantArt. There are lots of Creative Commons licensed icons and such.
posted by stovenator at 2:27 AM on June 18, 2008 [1 favorite]

Either use clearly licensed Creative Commons material (and stick to the license terms), or just buy images/icons from places such as iStockphoto for a few dollars. It's not worth trawling around for free stuff that may turn out to not actually be free.
posted by malevolent at 3:28 AM on June 18, 2008 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Blue Vertigo Web Design Resources. Tons of links to stock art sites, both free, low cost and commercial.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:33 AM on June 18, 2008 [2 favorites]

2nd iStockphoto. Now that I'm using them, I recognize their art on sites everywhere.
posted by junkbox at 6:09 AM on June 18, 2008

istockphoto is the go-to

Sometimes people post stuff on Flickr but I've never figured out how people find stuff there.

Fotolia, Dreamstime and Shutterstock are others.
posted by metajc at 11:07 AM on June 18, 2008

Try Flashden.

posted by austinlee at 12:24 PM on June 18, 2008

sxc.hu has some good stuff. Create a free account and search for "icons."
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 12:45 PM on June 18, 2008

(also a search for "buttons" on sxc.hu has a lot of results.)
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 12:50 PM on June 18, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks everyone. Blue Vertigo led me to Vectorstock, which was a winner.
posted by ejoey at 7:56 PM on June 18, 2008

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