• What are the Best Tools of a Web Developer/Web Designer?

    Best and worst thought about being a web developer or designer is that the web is continually changing. While this is interesting, it also means that they must always be proactive in learning new programming languages or techniques, adjusting to changes, and be eager and willing to accept new challenges. It could include tasks such as modifying existing frameworks to meet business requirements, testing a website to recognize technical problems, or scaling and optimizing a site to perform with the back-end infrastructure competently. We’re here to assemble a broad list of web design tools and resources that will surely help you be productive, be up-to-date, and be a better developer/designer overall.


    Many of these development and design tools are ones we use on a day to day basis. We cannot cover everything, however, here are a few of our favorites and other popularly used ones. Hope you’ll find a new tool or resource that will assist you in your development/design workflow. On the front-end, two things you’ll need most often are an HTML editor and an image editing program.


    Many Apple users favor Panic Coda. We’ve been hearing positivethings about Brackets – A new, open source code editor that understands web design, so that might be worth a try. You can edit in any plain text editor, but an HTML editor can make things a lot easier. You’ll certainly use this not only for HTML but also for CSS, PHP, and more.


    If you have the Adobe Creative Suite that might mean Dreamweaver and Photoshop (use in code mode, not WYSIWYG). Photoshop is the industry standard for images. Choices differ extensively for HTML editors.


    You still need to write code. If you depend on the design view in programs such as Dreamweaver, you’re likely to get some extra that you don’t need. (Microsoft FrontPage was famous for adding lousy code). If you write in code view, you identify what you get and manage things yourself.


    If Photoshop doesn’t fit into your budget, you can try the GNU Image Manipulation Program which is free. In the long run, though, you’ll want Photoshop as you may end up working with other designers as well who share Photoshop files with you.


    Other tools:


    • Multiple Web Browsers such as Chrome,Firefox, Internet Explorer,Opera, and Safari and respective add-ons.
    • Word Processors such as Microsoft Word. Clients will sometimes send content in Word files. You can also use LibreOffice –a Free Office Suite which is open source and will open Word files.
    • Post-It Notes – Great for site planning


    Although, if you’re looking for Web Design tools that don’t require coding and you can drag and drop elements to create web pages then there are a good number of options. Here’s our preferred list of tools:


    • WordPress: Our number one favorite. The best thing about WordPress is it is entirely free to use and comes with unlimited functionality and features. You can also build complete E-commerce websites without even writing a single piece of code.
    • Wix: A lot of you may have heard about Wix. It’s the most accessible tool out there for website design.
    • Weebly: Just like Wix, Weebly is another excellent tool where you can build complete websites by only dragging and dropping elements.
    • Logojoy: Comes with both paid and free functionality. Great tool for logo design.
    • WebsiteBuilder: This is an excellent tool for designing complete web pages. It comes with both paid and free features too.

    Developers and Designers worldwide have loads of tools and options for designing his website. Some of them are free, and others come with a fee. It depends on each one and how they like to work. Each one will give you varying answers and debate which is better or worse. Feel free to try everything out until you find something that works for you.


    We hope this helps. All the best and happy learning!

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