Essential tool: Web designers need to  design  websites

There are so many great web design tools around these days. No matter what problem you’re trying to solve in your web design workflow it’s likely that someone has made a tool for it, whether it’s a standalone utility or a feature within a larger app. And even though the web design community has changed a lot since the early days, there is still a spirit of sharing your work, so many of these great tools are free.

Creating a website has become a fun, relatively pain-free experience in recent years. Forget coding, cryptic words like HTML and FTP. These days, the main challenge is to find the right website builder among the enormous selection available on the market.

Creating a website has become a fun, relatively pain-free experience in recent years. Forget coding, cryptic words like HTML and FTP. These days, the main challenge is to find the right website builder among the enormous selection available on the market.

Although there are a lot of design options available for web designers, here are  the best web design tools in 2020.

WordPress

What is WordPress ? WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.

WordPress is an excellent website platform for a variety of websites. from blogging to e-commerce to business and portfolio websites.

WordPress powers 27 % of all the worldwide sites, and it has a 76% market share in the world’s CMS.

WordPress’ plugins are essential for a designer to build, customise, enhance and optimise the websites they are making.

word press website

Photoshop

Photoshop was developed by Thomas and John Knoll in 1987. Thomas Knoll wrote a programme while pursuing his PhD at the University of Michigan, which displayed images on a screen.

Adobe Photoshop is the predominant photo editing and manipulation software on the market. Its uses range from the full-featured editing of large batches of photos to creating intricate digital paintings and drawings that mimic those done by hand.

with website designing, it is always better to create a website mock-up in Photoshop than jumping straight to the coding part. This is because once you have the design you wish to implement, right in front of your eyes, the coding part will become easier.

It is easy to move objects or tweak things in Photoshop. If you are working with HTML, one small change can ruin your entire work.

photshop screen shot

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver  is a popular visual development tool for designing, publishing and managing websites. It offers a lot of power and flexibility for both designers and developers. Dreamweaver’s many features make it intimidating for beginners, but Adobe’s onboarding experience is designed to help people new to the program get started.

The software’s advanced features make it possible to go from beginning web designer to professional in a short period. Because Dreamweaver is WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) software, you can opt to design visually or with code.

 

One of the main drawbacks to using Dreamweaver is that it creates extra code on your web pages, which means clutter for search engines while adding a layer of unpredictability to your production.

Dreamweaver is fine for sites not meant to compete for search ranking; it also allows you to write in HTML if you choose. Since it gives you the best of both worlds – easy design and code control – if can be a useful tool for business.

Dream weaver software

InVision Studio

InVision Studio is a prototyping and animation tool that lets you create advanced, vector-based screen designs fast thanks to flexible layers and an infinite canvas. It’s considered one of the best high-fidelity prototyping tools out there.

With InVision Studio, you can speed up your workflow; create interesting, interactive prototypes; communicate your designs to the team and clients; test your designs; and square away questions, concerns and design changes before the development stage.

Studio’s available for Mac and Windows, and includes both design and prototyping features. You can design elements and layouts, and add interactivity and animation using quick and simple tools.

InVision studio

Sketch

Sketch is one of the most widely-used web design platforms; it’s a highly powerful vector-based tool for building interfaces and prototypes in a collaborative way. Sketch was built especially for making websites and apps so there are no unnecessary features cluttering your interface and it’s faster and more efficient than software that has a broader scope.

Compared to Photoshop, sorting all your documents and making revisions on Sketch is much easier,” he begins. “Sketch has small documents whereas Photoshop has large ones. Due to it being a vector-based app, the file sizes are dramatically smaller compared to Photoshop.”

Sktech tool

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