The 10 Most Useful Web Design Tools

Not everyone who wants a beautiful and effective website is also experienced in ecommerce web design, so any tools that help to create the perfect website are to be welcomed. Here are some of the best and most useful web design tools currently available.

Dreamweaver

Formerly owned by Macromedia and now part of the Adobe stable of products, this program is often considered to be essential kit for web designers. The original industry standard for web design, Dreamweaver features a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor for creating a website, or those more experienced in HTML can hand code sections for maximum flexibility.

Fireworks

Macromedia Fireworks makes it simple to visualise and develop a website.
Primarily aimed at web designers it allows them quickly and easily to create a site of several pages by using a Master page template, changing key elements within each page to suit the customer.

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Photoshop

Another program from the Adobe stable, Photoshop is the industry standard for image storage and manipulation. Any designer worth his or her salt will be familiar with the complex features of this program, but web developers should also take the time to get to understand its features to enhance online images. Excellent graphics play an extremely important part in ecommerce web design.

Firefox

This web browser has a variety of extra plug-ins to download allowing you to view source code for example. The wealth of add-on tools make this a piece of kit that every web developer should have in his or her armory.

Net Renderer

Many web designers do the majority of their coding via a Mac. Net Renderer allows the designer to quickly and easily view the site through a variety of Internet Explorer browsers and is also available as a Firefox add-on.

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HTML Ipsum

Lorem ipsum is a piece of text that has been in use since the earliest days of printing. It acts as dummy text for any page or site and has a distribution of lettering that approaches that of normal everyday reading matter. HTML Ipsum offers a range of preformatted text suitable for including in web pages before the actual text is ready to go live.

FindIcons

This handy site offers over 300,000 icons covering just about any subject that you could ever require an icon for. This is a site that every web developer should keep in their toolbox as it will be used again and again.

Firebug

Another extremely useful add-on to Firefox, this nifty little program offers you easy editing of specific HTML elements, tweak CSS immediately, debug Javascript, find errors and monitor network activity.

MyFonts

MyFonts offers the world’s largest collection of different fonts ensuring there is something to suit every website. If you have seen the perfect font but don’t know its name this site has a handy tool, Whatthefont, allowing you to upload an example which it will identify for you.

BrowserLab

No matter what platform a website is written for originally, it is vitally important that the site displays correctly across a broad spectrum of different browsers. Check instantly for any problems with layout to ensure that your site is displayed to its best advantage.


I’m Bharath, am 26 years old Indian based blogger. I’m addicted to Facebook and Twitter and a devotee of web designing. At the start, my enthusiasm was not blogging, but now it is my life and I blog concerning all stuff in the world like technology, Mobile, Facebook, and the amazing world of Android. You can follow me on Twitter @Bharath.

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