TheStocks & Mazwai: Great image/video resources
I would like to share two useful resources, TheStocks and Mazwai. Both are the very best of free stocks one for images and the other one for videos.
TheStocks, which is actually a tumblr, collects a total of 14 free stock image websites in one site. This site can safes you a lot of time hunting manually through all those free stocks sites, tumblrs, etc.
Although all these stock photo sites are infinite scrollers…which can be a little tiring. I recommend to click in “Archives” to go through the images.
Here are some picture examples:
Picture from New Old Stock
Picture from Movefast
Picture from Unsplash
One of the elements that can help to power up the Web is the video (or animated) website background. The usage of video could add dynamics and ambience to the site. It is also a good way to draw attention and make people stop and stare, increasing the time they spend on the site and hopefully lead to more interaction with the contents on the site.
Here is a beautiful example of a full-blown video background:
If you want to give it a try and add video background into your designs you should check Mazwai.
Mazwai is a free stock of high quality videos. Its purpose is to help web designers, creative and artist to find great video resources for their projects.
The videos are free to use and transform as long as you credit the original author in some way.
New videos are added regularly. There is no subscription and no download limitation.