Web design can be a long, grueling process at times. However, once the job is finished and approved by the client, you can’t beat that sense of satisfaction! I know that web designers are always looking for a way to make their jobs a little bit faster and easier, and new tools are coming out all the time to help with this. The following 8 tools will help you with the process:
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This tool is a design prototype mockup tool, and it’s absolutely fantastic for collaborating with other members of the team and getting feedback on your work. Before you even write out that first bit of code, you can design, review, and user test your idea for a site. You can then get feedback on your work! There are tools for task management too, making everything much easier to handle.
What could be better, more convenient, or easier that being able to create a beautiful, responsive site visually? That’s right; no code needed! You can easily create a responsive site that you love without having to mess around with coding. Perfect for the novice designer who doesn’t want to have to code an entire website.
Icebergs is a little bit like Instagram and Pinterest, but focuses on team collaboration rather than social sharing. It’s a great way to keep all of your inspiration in one place, ready to share with the rest of your team or use alone as a mood board.
5. Adobe Kuler
Looking for an awesome colour palette but just can’t make your mind up? Adobe Kuler is a helpful tool that will help you put colours together to match perfectly using the colour wheel.
Want to make sure your site will work on any device, and fast? Skeleton can help you! See what your site will look like on any sized screen, whether it’s a laptop or an iPhone. This small collection of CSS files couldn’t get any better.
7. Style Prototypes
This tool helps you to show clients how their design will look as a whole once complete. View it in the browser, so there are less inconsistencies once you have actually built the site. It’s also great at helping clients to better understand the design process.
See several different device contexts and sizes with this great tool. Great to show clients what their site is going to look like at different sizes, so they can give you the go ahead.
The above tools will make all web design projects a breeze for you from now on. Have fun playing with them!