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25 Important Web Design Tools

There are lots of web design tools available on internet, which will help you accomplish your tasks easily and quickly, and still more are coming. Every designer now has his/her own toolbox. I will try to make such toolbox for you too. I have collected 25 such tools, and if you know more feel free to add in the comments.

Ready to make your own toolbox?. Okay! Here is the list of 25 web design tools.

1. HTML Entity Character Lookup

This lookup allows you to quickly find the entity based on how it looks, e.g. like an < or the letter c. HTML Entity Character Lookup

2. Blueprint CSS framework

It gives you a solid foundation to build your project on top of, with an easy-to-use grid, sensible typography, useful plugins, and even a stylesheet for printing.

Blueprint CSS framework

3. Typetester

The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its primary role is to make web designer’s life easier.

Compare Fonts For Web Design

4. Em Calculator

Em Calculator is a small JavaScript tool which helps making scalable and accessible CSS design.

Making Scalable and Accessible CSS Design

5. Web Developer Toolbar

Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.

Web Developer

6. MeasureIt

Draw out a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.

Draw Out A Ruler

7. ColorZilla

Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies.

Advanced Eyedropper and ColorPicker

8. Firebug

Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.


9. Designers Toolbox

All kind of print and web documents sizes.

Designers Toolbox

10. What the Font?

Submit an image to WhatTheFont to find the closest matches in our database.

What the Font?

11. Easy Web Form Builder

FormSpring gives businesses and organizations an easy way to build any type of online form, integrate it with their website and begin collecting data.

Easy Web From Builder

12. Browser Shots

Test your site in different browsers.

Check Browser Compatibility

13. Icon Finder

An Icon search engine.

Icon Search Engine

14. Button Browser

Its a button gallery and button maker.

Button Gallery and Button Maker

15. Rounded Corner

This generates a basic box with rounded corners. It will create four image files and the necessary HTML and CSS code for you to put rounded corners around your content.

Generate Rounded Corners

16. BlogFlux Button Maker

You see those 80×15 buttons everywhere. Our Button Maker lets you make some yourself. Fiddling around with Photoshop or any other graphics editor can be a pain. Make 80×15 or 88×13 buttons with a few clicks.

Button Maker
Button Maker

17. Vecteezy

Get free vector graphics.

Get Free Icons

18. Background Image Maker

Nice application to create background images.

Background Image Maker

19. Photoshop Brushes

Cool Photoshop brushes available for download.

Photoshop Brushes

20. Tartan Maker

Tartan Maker – the new trendsetting application for cool designers.

Tartan Maker

21. Color Schemer

ColorSchemer Studio 2 is a professional color matching application for anyone from hobbyists to advanced professionals.

Color Scheme Gallery

22. Webs

Create your own website for FREE!

Web Site For Free

23. Sampa

Make a Free Website: Every day, thousands of people just like you use Sampa to create their own personal website, family website or baby website.

Make a Free Website

24. Format Pixel

Create your own online magazines, fanzines, brochures, catalogues, portfolios and more.

Online Publishing Tool

25. Weebox

Flash-based website creator.

Flash-Based Website Creator

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  5. Hi. Great list.
    There is a small error, though – the name on the link for #11 and #12 is the same – the one for #12 is wrong – it’s the same as for #11. Should be fixed :)

  6. Great list, some of these I hadn’t heard of and will definitely give them a try. Stumbled and bookmarked.

    BTW, #12 should be labeled Browsershots instead of Easy Web Form Builder.

  7. Great list. I am trying to improve my web design skill so this is very helpful. I am posting a link to this list on my site.

  8. Some of these items are so good, they’re pretty much required, however, some of these things, such as the rounded corner generator, webs, sampa, and are a step away from pure evil.


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  12. Thanks for the sharing the information. All the tools are very useful. I think some of them help me in my project.Keep up the good work.

  13. With so many tools available online, it’s difficult to know which ones will benefit your website most. From CSS tools to em calculators, many applications have been developed to help minimise the amount of coding required by the designer. Colorzilla in particular is a good website that allows you to select any colour off a browser. Thus saving you a lot of time without having to open up the initial template design.

    Great article.

  14. I didn’t know about a lot of this cool design tools. I think my favorite one is the brusheezy site for photoshop brushes. Glad I stumbled on this post.

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  17. Thanks a lot! I am just learning Information.
    Php and this was very easy to follow and helped a lot.
    You really took time to explain every little bit.
    Thanks again.

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  19. Great list! I'll try some of these as soon as I have the timI have several Joomla websites that I think might get some help from these plugins. Thanks!

  20. Informative Article!!! I liked this. Actually web designing and promotion are related to each other because there is no profit from website development if not promoted. Well I have read some of these blogs and I found them very informative and interesting. I liked them.

  21. Great list. One most useful tool for “Hex to RGB Converter” It ‘s used to find out the color codes of each colors its impractical to remember those codes and you require a tool which can give you exact code of color that your prefer.

  22. Thank you for this blog. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this blog into something that’s eye opening and important. You clearly know so much about the subject, you’ve covered so many bases. Great stuff from this part of the internet. Again, thank you for this blog.

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