What Are the Best Web Design Tools?

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Recently we have published an article on the most essential tools for a graphic designer, today we are going to continue to explore the topic of the most essential tools for digital workers. In this piece of paper, we will show you and highlight the core and the most essential tools for a web designer.

Sketch

This one is quite popular among web designers all over the world. There you can create the prototypes, work with layouts in collaboration with your team. It is used both by freelancers and by huge teams of collaborators.

There are lots of integrations (Figma, Adobe) that make your work more efficient and productive. Also, the plugins and extensions created for Sketch can ease your work and get into the net level – no need to code anything at all!

Two options of the prices are represented in Sketch: for individuals - $99, this is a single payment for an individual. For teams - $9 per month. Quite cheap in comparison with the other cool tools.

InVision Studio

We've already written about InVision Studio from the angle of the best prototyping tool. Here we'd like to show you more options for a web designer. InVision Studio is a product of the InVision prototyping tool, in the studio you can both create designs from a scratch and do it with the templates of the studio.

There is a free version of the tool, which is nice to use when you want to try it and understand whether you like InVision Studio or not. Here are some more features of the tools to know about:

  • ability to create animations
  • integrations with various management systems
  • prototyping and design

The perfect instrument to continue your web designer career and get more deep into the sphere.

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver is a part of Adobe Creative Cloud, where you can build good-looking websites for any platform. The thing is you have to know how to code. To speed up development and reduce development you can add in your code visual aids. Adobe is a tool for professionals, who've been in the industry for more than 1 year and have experience in coding.

Website Constructors

With these websites, you can create a design yourself without programming and a team. The advantages of such tools are:

  • you can do all the work yourself
  • lightweight interface
  • you can earn more with them.

Here are several tools for building websites. Let's take a look at them:

Webflow

Webflow is a professional tool where you can create complex and beautiful sites without a team of programmers and managers.

Pros:

  • unlimited editing possibilities
  • a school where you can learn everything
  • great possibilities for animation

Cons:

  • it's hard for some to figure it out
  • It's not free
  • not all solutions are feasible

WordPress

WordPress is open-source software for creating websites. It is free and very easy to work with. When you just begin your path in web design, this is exactly what you need to use. It is easy to handle and improve the performance by adding various plugins to your website:

Pros:

  • SEO plugins
  • Interaction plugins
  • Lead forms

Cons:

  • Outdated design templates
  • Not native toolbar

Mostly, WordPress is used to create a blog or a landing page, where are no heavy mechanisms to code, so, it's a great tool to start with!

Wix

Wix is an international cloud platform written in Scala for the creation and development of websites, which allows you to design websites and their mobile versions in HTML5 using drag-and-drop tools.

Pros:

  • Easy to navigate
  • Native design
  • Lots of cool templates

Cons:

  • Not free
  • Sometimes the support is poor
  • Photo libraries

Tilda.cc

Tilda.cc is a block website builder that does not require coding skills. Allows you to create websites, online stores, landing pages, blogs and email newsletters. Websites on the platform are assembled from ready-made blocks that automatically adapt to mobile devices and are highlighted in semantic categories.

Pros:

  • Quite a cheap tool
  • Good support team
  • Great for small and local businesses

Cons:

  • Limited templates
  • Bugs with integrations
  • No strong analytics tools

Final Tips

Choosing a tool for web design is a pretty tricky task, considering that the features vary from tool to tool. When choosing one consider:

  • your experience
  • type of the device you'll be using for work
  • what kind of websites you're willing to create

But the main features to have in each of the tools you use should be easy prototyping, simplicity, and user-friendliness. Good luck and stay tuned!

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