This post will contain just a couple of links, but there is a wealth of information on the other end of each:
- 101 Great Free Sites and Downloads You’ve Probably Never Heard Of has been put together by PC World. I will bet you have heard of at least a few of these, and I would recommend using this as a starting point in your search for resources and applications (i.e. if you see something helpful, look for other resources that provide the same… PC World sometimes skips great resources for simply new and flashy resources). found via ResourceShelf
- 30+ Places to Find Creative Commons Media is a post on the SitePoint blog, which is a great resource for web developers. This list is fairly focused, but many people forget about the treasure trove that is Creative Commons when they look for pictures, sound or other media resources.