If you’re creating a website for a client you will normally find they don’t want to learn how to use everything in the WordPress admin panel. They probably hired you so that they didn’t have to learn loads of new stuff and I’m sure what they wanted was a simple admin panel that made updating their site easy.
If you’re into creating WordPress themes for yourself, a client or even to sell the chances are you have thought about how you could improve your themes if they had an options page in the WordPress admin panel. This may seem a bit daunting to start with but it really doesn’t have to be, I’ve done a quick roundup of posts that show you how to create options panels in WordPress.
If you haven’t already come across it, Media Loot is a coming soon site that will allow you to subscribe for access to loads of icons and other web design resources instead of paying for every set you use.