Compiling a collection of the most noteworthy free professional Graphic User Interface (GUI) Toolkits of the year 2013 illuminated one fact – flat style graphics was the flavor of the year and would continue to remain so in the foreseeable future. After years of trying to make all user interfaces look life-like in every color and shade of the digital palette and in a surfeit of designs and animations, the focus has now shifted to minimalism of the sort that makes content ‘king’ and the attempt is to center stage content and not overshadow it.
The collection featured here addresses the needs of those developers who (or whose clients) are not satisfied with ready-to-fit-together kits because they want exclusive or original elements to make up their sites. This presentation targets just these ‘build from scratch’ enthusiasts and provides a wide selection of basic components and integral widgets for them to play with in the development of prototypes
The offerings put together here have between them just about every element that may figure on a webpage – buttons, fields, toggles, switches, knobs inputs, administration panel, alert boxes, interactive, contact forms, other forms, filters, pagination, screens, components, keyboard, tabs, navigation, tags, menus, tool tips, progress bars, sliders, icons, glyphs, boxes, counters, widgets such as calendars, statistics, charts, pie charts, line graphs, bar charts, graphs, maps, portfolio, profiles, weather, search, subscription and others, media player, count down panel, user-group specific interfaces, social media icons and buttons, shopping carts. This list is extensive but not complete.