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Must Have Web Design Tools for Your Next Project

When one thinks of the term web design tools, the commonly-expected names such as Figma, Adobe XD, and Sketch arise. They are, by far, some of the most used web design tools these days. It’s interesting how in 2021 web designing is changing and when people go above and beyond to be different, we only know of max 3 web design tools. Well, I’m here to help your peculiar side come out with these amazing web design tools for your next project.

So, without further due, here are my picks for the best web design tools waiting to be added to your toolkit.

1.    Marvel

Marvel is the first web design tool you’ll need. It’s great for producing ideas, building prototypes and perfecting an interface in terms of UX and UI. Additionally, Marvel has some great integrations you wouldn’t want to miss out on.

2.    Proto.io

Next up is Proto.io. Number one choice of many web designers when they are in great need of prototypes. With Proto.io, you can create lifelike prototypes from unpolished ideas and bring them to life with fully-fledged designs. It’s fascinating how one tool can offer so many features, including developer guides, assets managers and the ability to record your prototypes. Have I mentioned that you’ll also have access to fantastic demos to practice with?

3.   MockFlow

Can you imagine the web design process without wireframing and planning? For the web design to be just right, we need to set out ideas and then refine them until they’re perfect. Mockflow also has thousands of components and layouts that can be customized to match your needs. There is also a preview mode for showing your work to colleagues and clients.

4.   Flinto

Flinto is a practical design tool for creating interactions within your design. By defining the before and after states, you can use a variety of features and generate simple transitions. For some, the platform might seem a little difficult. But they have your back even here with well put documentation on the ins and outs of Flinto. One last thing to mention, the tool is IOS only, so you might want to stick with the other 14 web design tools if you don’t own one.

5.   Bootstrap

Bootstrap is an old but gold front-end open-source library. It’s great for those who are looking for responsive grid systems, prebuilt components, and amazing themes for any occasion. What’s even better, there are also open-source icons, Bootstrap SVG Icons, to work with their components.

6.   Material Design

Material Design is a visual language created by Google. The purpose of the platform is to create a flexible basis for your website with the blending of classic concepts with technological advances. The tool is the best when it comes to creating amazing UX. When you use their frameworks your app becomes modern and familiar, making the experience one of the best ones in the industry.

7.   Softr

I feel like the list wouldn’t be complete without no-code tools. First of which is the all-in-one tool Softr. Softr is one of my favorite front-end web development tools. You can do anything with it. Founded last year, Softr already has dozens of drag & drop blocks, enabling your web app to be responsive and great. Let’s not forget about the stunning templates used to build directories, marketplaces, client portals and more. If you feel like you don’t trust no-code with your front-end, take a look at Nanny Networks, or another favorite of mine, BookzDoctor.

8.   Webflow

Another no-code tool you should give a try is Webflow. You can build custom and scalable websites in a visual canvas by taking full control of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Webflow will easily convert your design into web-ready code to go live. There are also some great integrations and templates to help you get started quickly. If you feel a little lost here, be sure to check out the Webflow 101 crash course. The course will help you understand the wonderful web design world of the no-code tool better.

9.   Orion Icon

Web design toolkits wouldn’t be complete without some SVG tools. Nowadays, SVG icons and shapes are an important part of a UI. They make the design look beautiful and make it stand out more. The first tool I want to talk about is Orion Icon. Orion Icon has amazing icon sets that are fully editable. The variety of sets are for any use case. And what’s more important, the tool lets you create your own sets with your favorite icons and projects.

10.   unDraw

Our next SVG illustration library is Undraw. It provides open-source SVG illustrations. You have the option of changing the style of your illustration, which includes the solid, line, color, and flat icons. Undraw’s second-best advantage is that it’s free. So I don’t want you to miss out on the chance of getting free and amazing SVG icons.

11.  Be Funky

BeFunky is a web-based photo editor, collage maker, both powerful and simple to use. It’s an all-in-one web design tool and includes hundreds of fully customizable templates, a library full of handy features. BeFunky can also be useful for your graphic designer’s team when you’re in great need to edit simple article covers, infographics and much more.

12.   Squoosh

Our last web design tool is from Google. Squoosh is made for web designers who want to compress their images without sacrificing quality. You simply drag and drop your image into the tool, then adjust the compression level to rapidly achieve a reasonable balance between image quality and file size. You can compress your images in both online and offline formats. The tool is beneficial for both sides: web designers save time, and Google gets a more appealing and high-quality web.

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