Designing creative websites requires smart work. As designers, most of us are on a constant lookout for new tools, technologies, and resources that can help us save time and energy. Over the last few years, hundreds of websites, blogs and tools created by web designers have made life easier for other web designers.
But, with so much material available on the Internet, it is difficult to separate wheat from the chaff. So, here is a list of ten amazing tools, websites, and other resources that will help designers accomplish more in less time. I’ve deliberately picked the entries from different categories to ensure that the list offers true value to the designers.
Guard against the odds if you make a futile attempt to design a website without the right tools! You could tend to lose track or perhaps your efforts might go in vain.
Try blue printing Photoshop tool that in my view, acts as a canvas for creation. What interests me the most while creating a website is to collect printed matter layout that I can’t create with the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Different Thought Process
When it comes to building a website, designers use every trick in the book – it could relate to applications like Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustration and others. It somewhat appears like a jingoistic puzzle where designers use every design element in order to arrange them back in the order.
Much has been written over the past several years about the numerous benefits of the agile development process. In stark contrast to the waterfall method, agile is, well, agile, emphasizing the importance of minimal viable products, diving right into work rather than getting caught in the research and planning phases, bringing customers on to the team and communicating with them frequently, and generally letting a broader vision arise organically from the process, rather than imposing a static vision onto developing projects.
Given how closely developers and designers often work, it’s no surprise that many aspects of agile have begun to spill from the development world into that of the designer. But agile isn’t just a template into which design work can be dropped. It can also take some concerted adjustments to a designer’s mentality to get used to this new breed of creative method, which operates across silos and relies on greater flexibility in the formation of that higher creative vision.
A mighty collection of jQuery plugins. Almost all of these plugins can be required by a web designer.
This collection of jQuery plugins is stacked orderly with image gallery plugins, typography plugins, navigation plugins, slideshow and photo album plugins and many other kinds of plugins.
If you are a web designer, I’m sure you’d love this post.
Another good point is that many of these include tutorials, so if you are a learning web designer you MUST check these out.
Web designers and programmers spend half their life connected to the Internet. So, for us, it is not easy to grasp the idea that there are hundreds of millions of people out there who do not understand what a 404 Error message is. Sure, even most non-technical people who comes across 404 error messages, but they simply hate it without really understanding it. Usually, these messages are the browsers way of saying to the users, “Sorry, I cannot find anything on the address you have entered.” But this is what far too many users see: “This website sucks. What are you doing here?”
Whether the website has gone down or the user has typed in an invalid address, you don’t want him to hate your website when he sees the error message. So, just how do you make 404 Error interesting, fun and useful for the visitor? Here, we shall take a look at funny and creative error messages and graphic designs that make the readers laugh and/or inspire them to check out other parts of the website.
HTML5 has emerged as quite the answer to every web designer’s questions. Though 2012 has been less favorable for HTML5 but brand’s faith has not dwindled yet. ABI Research forecasts over 2.1 billion mobile devices with HTML5 browsers by 2016. Research firm IDC predicts that more than 80% of all mobile apps will be partially or completely be backed by HTML5 by 2015. As for 2013 the firm predicts that 2 million developers to work on HTML5. With Flash fading away faster than expected HTML5 has plenty of chances to bloom.
Recently Mozilla has launched its Firefox OS at MWC, a new mobile platform empowered by HTML5 with open web standards. This move by Mozilla is to switch from feature phone category to Firefox OS powered smartphone.
Super stylish photo gallery plugins for jQuery lovers. They can also work as photo albums.
A photo gallery is a need of almost every website. But creating an impressive photo gallery from scratch isn’t an easy thing to do…. thankfully, we don’t have to do that.
All you need to do to create a superb image gallery, is checking out this post.
These are simple easy to use jQuery plugins which you can use to create picture galleries and slideshows. Of course, they are all free.
You might also like: Free Photo Gallery and Slideshow Plugins for WordPress
HTML5 CSS3 Templates help web designers and business owners in terms of creating a new website.
This list contains both free and premium web layouts.
If you are not a seasoned designer, if you work with small business clients, and if you look for quick ways to create good looking websites, here’s a treat for you.
This is a mixed collection of free and premium web from which you make and re-make websites for your clients.
Just reach click on the title to view a live demo, and download if you like it.
You might also like: Free Web Templates for Creating Dashboards and Admin Panels
Free HTML5 tools for creating, improving, testing and debugging your codes.
Web development can include lots of complications… and especially with the advent of HTML5, browser compatibility and such issues have created more troubles. But thankfully, the solutions are never far away.
These HTML5 tools we are sharing today will help you simplify your daily grind of coding websites.
These are fairly easy tools to use yet they are amazingly helpful. Let’s not waste too much time with words. So enjoy!