Just as a barber can't do without scissors, a web designer will have a hard time without adaptive web design tools. Of course, you can do without them, but cutting a client's hair with a kitchen knife is strange, isn't it?
In short, adaptive design tools make your life easier. Adaptability is one of the critical requirements for modern websites. The resource should be equally well displayed on a computer screen, tablet, or smartphone. For this purpose, an adaptive design is created, and an adaptive layout is used. As a result, the web development process becomes more complicated and requires additional resources. But the product is worth the investment: the site is perfectly positioned on all major types of devices, which guarantees full audience coverage.
Now there are a lot of great tools for web design. Regardless of what task you are trying to solve, most likely, a specific device has already been developed for this, whether it is a separate application or a function in the program.
In this article, we have collected the 5 best tools at the moment (in our humble opinion). Of course, this is not an exhaustive list, but we hope to make it easier for you to choose by highlighting only the best tools.
Bohemian Coding Sketch is one of the most widely used web design platforms. It's a potent tool for creating interfaces, prototyping, and collaboration. Sketch was explicitly created to design websites and applications, so there are no unnecessary features that clutter the interface. It's faster, more efficient, and easier to use than Photoshop.
The downside of Sketch is that it's only available on Mac. This was a problem because designers often want to share .sketch files with developers using Windows. But fortunately, there is now a "Sketch for Windows" application called Lunacy, with which you can open and edit .sketch files
$99 one-time payment
This tool is designed for vector design and wireframe modeling. It is continually being improved and pleases its users with new features. XD has drawing tools, the ability to preview on mobile devices and the desktop, and sharing. Support for voice prototyping has recently been added.
It's important to note that Adobe XD integrates with the rest of Creative Cloud. This means that you can easily import and work with files from Photoshop or Illustrator.
Free for personal use, for professionals and small teams $9.99/mo
Figma is an interface design tool that allows multiple designers to collaborate in real-time. It is available both in the browser and on Windows, Mac, or Linux. The tool has an easy-to-use interface, which you will not need much time to learn. With it, you can quickly create designs for desktop computers, tablets, or mobile devices.
Free for up to 2 editors and 3 projects, for unlimited projects $15/mo
InVision claims to be an indispensable tool for UI designers, which combines all the necessary functions. You can use it to create beautiful interactive interfaces. It also includes means for rapid prototyping and the ability to collaborate on projects.
If you have already worked with InVision products, such as a tool like Sketch, it will be easier for you to understand the platform since they have quite a lot in common. Studio's strong point is a prototyping, especially if your design involves animation. With this program, you will be able to do complex and creative transitions and create high-level animations.
Also, you can stop thinking about creating multiple artboards for different devices. InVision Studio's layout engine automatically adapts the design to any screen, which helps to save time and allows you to focus on the plan.
Free up to 3 active users
Marvel is another web design tool that is great for quickly implementing ideas, improving the interface, and prototyping. Marvel offers an effective way to create pages, allowing you to simulate your design with a prototype. A unique feature of the tool is the ability to perform usability testing. This is an online service, so you don't need to download anything.
Free for 1 user, for unlimited projects $12/mo
Remember that the essential tool is your brain
All these tools and others like these only help you on the path to truth. Judge for yourself whether you will stay on the page when only part of it is displayed on the screen, and individual design elements "crawl" on top of each other?
This interferes with and sometimes does not allow you to perceive information. Such a site is annoying, and as a result — gets rejected. The user closes the page and goes to the competitor. Put yourself in the user's shoes and improve everyone's life around you.