There is an array of overflowing software’s and tools when it comes to web design. Designing a website is not a very easy thing as it needs lots of thinking and research. The design, according to WSI Digital Web, should be simple yet different and should be able to hold the information that you plan to establish. To a user, the website should not only be rich with the data that is required but also user-friendly only then will a website become a hit.
The software products like color, layouts, code editors, typography, applications help to make a good web. There are different types of such products that help you put together a great website. Analyzing these tools and the software’s might be a little tiring, but ultimately with the correct use of such software’s, a new meaning can be given to the web design.
Web fonts are a main criterion when it comes to designing a website. A designer has a list of products to choose from to design a font and put it in a legible format for the user. This typographic software’s are available for free and monthly charges and can be best suited to enhance the type of web to be created.
Google web fonts – this is a very popular product amongst designers as it is accessible easily and is available for free. It allows the designer to select the fonts from a huge font options that are present.
Typecast- unlike the free fonts that have the problem of having to be changed the way of reading with a Photoshop, typecast help the user to create and style the fonts in a readable manner thereby reducing the time that is wasted in downloading content. This product is not available for free but the costs are nominal and the monthly rate is very much affordable.
The appearance and the forefront of a website talk more than the actual information it carries. Soothing colors and exciting display may attract the users to open that particular site for reference. Color schemes are offered by many software and the right colors and show is also considered as the signature of a web design.
Apart from the very inspiring Adobe kuler and Colorzilla there are other free tools that can be used for a design.
Pictaculous- this is a free product provided by the MailChimp creators. They have a wide range of color palette and when the image is uploaded; the software immediately generates the colors in the picture and allows the user to customize it to their taste.
Dribble.com- this is the talk of the town, this has a lot of options for creators to choose from and has a separate link that allows the designer to travel and explore the field of colors.
Content management software:
Managing a website content can be very difficult and is also very essential as this is a very important part of any website.
WordPress- the free and efficient software that has taken the content management world off its feet is the WordPress. This is the most used tool worldwide for designing a website.
Drupal- this is another free content management tool that has been built by people around the world for better data management and quicker web design. Drupal is highly efficient as it can be used for blogs and bigger applications.
Wireframing is essential when it comes to web design with a scope for easy interface. For a website that demands the user interaction and leans on it, wireframing is very essential and lets the user completely communicate with the website for any information.
Moqups- HTML is the famous application that has been used since a long time and Moqups is a product of HTML5. This has a very interesting design options that creates effective User Interface and also is very easy to handle.
Google drawing- a wireframing tool that is very much available for free is the Google drawing. It is the most sought after product that helps the designer if he/she just has a proper Gmail address. Now isn’t this easy!! With about a dozen features for downloading and usage online, Google drawing has a much higher user level than Balsamiq.
These are some of the software products that are necessary when it comes to building a website. With proper research and usage, the web design can be made simple yet highly presentable.