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Web Design- 9 New Tools A Designer Must Use

Nov 10,2015
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Everyday, changes take place in the digital world at a lightning speed. Every business wants to deliver something extra to its customers that will result in sales of their products and services. With most of the businesses going online, the urge for maximum customer satisfaction has increased. There are a number of factors, which are responsible for increasing the customer footfalls. Well, one of the factors is a website. Whenever, we talk of a website, its design and layout are the primary factors that impress the visitor. Hence, the look of a website plays an important role in its marketing.

With rapid changes taking place in the designing industry, a web design company offers innovative designing services in order to deliver unique services to all its clients. Hence, web designers play a very important role in designing a website.

In this blog, we discuss about the 9 new tools that a designer must keep use to bring the website live.

Tool 1

Amazon Web Services

Use it across a number of web app development platforms to solve different problems. In an API Gateway, use it to determine the source of bad client traffic and also test updated versions of your proxy apps. Use Route53 to purchase a new domain and maintain DNS records. Another advantage of the Amazon Web service is its application in SES, where you can send an email offline for reseting passwords and managing notifications. Use Cloudfront, to help your website load faster by making the static file delivery easily accessible to your users.

Tool 2

Web Field Manual

This is the encyclopedia for Web designers. Everything you need to know about website designing and development are available here. Be it an inspiring quote from a designer or the ‘Guide’ section with a manual guide about coding, this website is a must to visit for every aspiring web designer who wants to succeed in his profession. One can also visit the info section in order to know the latest trends in the industry by famous designers.

Tool 3

Color Codes – HTML

Codes play a very important role in designing a website. They are the backbone on which a website stands. If you ever come across any problem related to color code, then the website, ‘Color Code’ will serve as your ultimate guide. Whether you need palette for flat or material design, the site is there to help you out. Moreover, the different tutorials and the web color chart help you to determine the perfect action plan and which color to choose respectively, for the website that you need to design.

Tool  4

Rucksack

Uncomplicate the process of CSS coding with Rucksack. With a number of options like responsive typography, legacy fallbacks, hex RGBA shortcuts and automatic prefixing, the tool makes it easier for developers to integrate their work. For instance: responsive typography allows you to have a control over the type of font used in a website, on the other hand, Hex RGBA shortcuts enables you to add an alpha channel to a color. Another advantage of this tool is that it has a number of plugins which you can install anytime.

Tool 5

Flowchart.JS

Whenever you work with vector, the role of Flowchart.js comes in because creating diagrams with the help of this tool is now simpler. It is because of the instructions provided in the flowchart that one draws the SVG. Take help of the advance features like ready to use shapes, drag, drop or palette to design a flowchart that looks professional. Hence, java script drawing becomes easier with this tool.

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Tool 6

SVG

Scalable Vector Graphics or SVG is an XML language, which describes two-dimensional graphics. You can write SVGs in CSS. Once you install the CSS plug-in, you can easily generate searchable text, access DOM for editing, promote the user accessibility and have access to the individual parts of graphics for interacting.

Tool 7

Use & Modify

The size and font of a website plays a key role in designing a website. You can take the help of ‘Use & Modify’ option, if you are looking for unusual text size. The site will offer you a variety of other options as well when it comes to choosing a completely different kind of typeface. Moreover, you can also choose from the multiple options of professional, classy, weird and beautiful typefaces to make your website stand out from others.

Tool 8

Relay

If you are designing a website, which is related to online shopping, then ‘Relay’ will prove to be fruitful. In a mobile phone, the task of shopping carts becomes tedious and cumbersome. ‘Relay’ simplifies the process of purchasing through mobile phone by showing the status of purchases from a user’s mobile app. For instance: Twitter allows its users to sell through its social networking platform by keeping the provision of ‘Buy’ button.

Tool 9

Color

Designed mainly for designers, the website offers a complete solution to the problems that a designer might encounter when he or she is unable to decide about the type of colour to be used. A number of colour palatte options are present in the website. All you have to do is just scroll through the website, choose your favourite color pattern and save it. Keep on picking the colors on the palette bar unless you decide the final color.

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A website is the face of a company. Besides, being cost effective it also gives your target customer a brief idea about the type of products and services you offer.  With an increase in internet penetration today, every customer does an online research about any specific product that he or she is going to make. They do not have the sufficient time to visit a store physically and hence a website is the only window through which they can peep in the business.

Only a good website design attracts the eye-balls of the customer first.

The 9 tools mentioned above will help a designer to build a website which is user friendly and the same time will also make him visit a website again and again.

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