The Best Web Design Resources on the Web
Any web designer or coder has an arsenal of handy tools within reach to design their next fantastic application of website. Some of these are even free and with the emerging trend of browser-based web applications, you can even run these straight from your browser without installing any new software onto your computer. Here is a start to a compilation of useful tools on the internet for your next project, but this list is not yet complete without your input so stay connected and bookmark this article for future reference!
This is probably the most advanced and most popular image editing application on the internet. The best part about it is, it’s a 100% free and for simple designs, you can save your money on Adobe Photoshop.
This one is a personal favorite: An online application for generating a color theme that looks good together. Whether you are creating a website template or an application UI, Kuler allows you to efficiently experiment with different color variations as well as browse thousands of pre-existing color themes from the Kuler community.
Qvectors is a website that provides free high quality vector graphics for your projects. They even allow you to make money by uploading and selling your own vector designs as a registered user.
Like Qvectors, Qtextures is a fairly new site but it delivers high quality textures and patterns from various designers. Its catalog is updated on a weekly basis.
Another great community resource for finding fresh and royalty-free icons for your designs
This is an online tool that makes it much easier to create, link together, preview and even share mock-ups of your website or application to your colleagues.
Gliffy is a online diagram software, you can easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more – straight from within your browser!
This online tool can easily create a favicon for your site – a small 16×16 image that shows in your browser’s address bar and bookmark menu when your site is called up. Definitely, this is the quickest and easiest way to make one.
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