Involvement in the field of web design tools epitomises the popular phrase ‘change is inevitable!’ Due to advancement in technology, the standards keep on upgrading and there is a new addition to the toolkit of a web designer almost every fortnight.
Albeit, there are certain tools that are extremely useful and voila! They are for free. Lets juxtapose a few of them to your advantage. Don’t forget to bookmark!
- The cool tool – Adobe Kuler
Of course we don’t want to compromise on the quality of work or design, especially with a web designer it becomes sometimes quite a task to get to the point. This tool here helps the user to upload, create and edit colour schemes of their choice. Not to forget this tool has already been awarded as the ‘Best in the expressing category’. We are sure they won it because the tool users encash multiple benefits like creating sample colours and themes on the go, along with being able to organise the colours in a way that they are usable and useful both.
2. The Fabulous – Pictaculous
This one is going to be an absolute blessing for all those web designers out there, who shed a lot of sweat upon deciding which color to use for a particular image. Pictaculous allows you to upload an image in form of JPG, PNG or GIF and suggests 5 related color palettes for the same image by extracting color directly for the picture.
3. The advanced color house – Colorzilla
An advanced extension available on both Mozilla and chrome, Colorzilla is a huge wave amongst both graphic and web designers. It has more than 15 brilliant features to make the life of a web designer much easier. A major beautiful functionality of this too is that it lets you do colour reading from any pint in your browser and swiftly adjust this colour and paste it into another program. Of course, the story isn’t that small, it has may additional tools Gradient generator, eye dropper colour picker and many more to help you work like you got wings!
4. The other way round – DRIBBBLE.COM
So, this one is like a counter part to your rescue when you have a color but not a design at the top of your head. Dribble helps you get insights for design based on colors and themes. It also serves as a networking platform for designers all over the world who come together and share pictures of their art pieces.
5. The word master – GOOGLE WEBFONTS
The Godfather of internet – Google, never lets you be alone in hard times. From giving information, to typing it in a beautiful font, it never leaves your hand. There are more than 500 Google fonts available for free to make your work look picturesque.
With an unbelievable collection of templates and themes for a wide range of project, mockflow as tools stands out against many other competitive wire-framing tools available in the market. It has a unique feature of being able to export file in many different formats, which makes half of the tasks for a web designer easy already. The proficient look of the PDF and the HTML 5 export capability apart from all the other benefits this tool has, are enough to explore Mockflow. Do not miss on this excellent tool, as it provides a brilliant platform for those that need an all- around solution for design work.
8) GOOGLE Drawing
There it comes again to help you with all its good. Google drawings can be used for simple screen mock-ups. Not only is this tool pretty fast, it also allows users to collaborate but has other benefits like the diagrams that are created can be output to a range of file types. These drawings, diagrams, flow charts or organisational charts can also be inserted in documents, spreadsheets or presentations. It also allows the user to edit images, including cropping, applying masks and adding borders. The axiomatic features of these simple tools are surely not something one should miss upon.
9) 960 Grid
960 grid is a brilliant tool for a web and App designer who wants to easily match and layout websites. It makes your job easy when the layouts/designs are made on a similar grid built in but in different browsers. This tool helps to comply work that is made in different browsers, thus fine-tuning the layout of your website or integrating it.
This one is amongst the heroes of tools for web designers. It is the second most starred project on GitHub with more than 107,000 stars. The features of the tool are undoubtedly amazing. The tool is compatible with all sizes of screens, it is also full of live examples and templates and not just consistency across various browser versions as well as different devices, and it can also be customized in variety of ways.