The tools you use in web design greatly determine the success of your project. While client satisfaction is mostly subjective, quality is non-negotiable. There may be websites that actually look nice, but are poorly put together. There are also those whose visual appeal suck, but the design genius behind is exceptional. As we designers strive to strike a perfect balance between these two, we take the aid of powerful web design tools that widen and hasten our steps toward the goal.
Here are some of the A-lister tools that are powerfully instrumental in high quality designs:
The simple, no-fuss interface of Webflow allows the designer to give more energy and attention on the design. If you’re not a fan of coding, you may appreciate this app as the websites here are production-ready. A dedicated preview mode is also available — the catch? You have full control over the viewport size!
Like many of the newer web design apps, Macaw allows designers to create flawless websites without having to work on the coding. The makers of this app did a really great job on the codes, though. That’s a bit surprising as most apps of its kind usually shortchange when it comes to this aspect. The interface is fabulously simple, which is refreshing and gives a lot of breathing room for the essentials.
This is not your run-of-the-mill prototyping tool, with its unique design and code feel. Graphics creation, however, is not part of its features but you may integrate gestures and interactions by using the patches tool.
Want to make your images and sketches into interactive prototypes? Marvel has the answer! It allows syncing with your Dropbox account so importing necessary files should be easier. Unfortunately, such feature is limited only to Dropbox, so having an account is a requisite.