Web Design Tools That All Designers Need to Have
WordPress is simply the best free tool to use in order to create a website. With this simple content management system, you can set up complete websites in minutes. WordPress comes with the ability to include certain plug-in tools to add additional applications that bring more functionality to process of creating your site. For example, if you are not very good at search-engine optimization (SEO, the way people get search engines to rank their websites higher), there are many plugins that can help with this.
Although this is a relatively expensive tool for a designer to invest in, it is also particularly pertinent for anyone in the designing profession. Photoshop is the best design tool available for creating icons, editing photos, creating background, and so forth.
This is a tool that I personally use for any programming that I need to do. It is very lightweight, and includes tabs that let me use work on dozens of different files at once. It also automatically indents and colorizes all of your code so that it is easier for you to read and edit.
Chrome is the fastest web browser that you can use on a computer, which is very important to web designers who need to recheck and refresh pages very often, and browse the web for new and innovative ideas. It also includes a "developer tool" that gives insight into any element on a website. For instance, if I want to know whether some text on my website is in an h1 tag or an h2 tag, all I need to do is simple right-click on it, and select "inspect element", and Chrome will show the necessary information to me.
Yahoo Site Explorer
Using this tool, you can find out how many backlinks a page on your website has pointing to it. A backlink is an link that goes from another website to yours. The more backlinks you have, the more search engines like Google can trust your site as a valuable source of content. The more backlinks you have, the higher your search rankings will be, and consequently the more free traffic you will receive. Yahoo Site Explorer is the most accurate place on the internet to find this information.
This website is a great resource for all designers – they regularly feature great software, designs, icons, and WordPress themes for free download. Many top web designers follow Smashing Magazine, and it has become probably the most popular resource for design ideas, inspiration, influence, and news of the community's direction.
Graeme is the owner of web design Cape Town [http://atdesign.co.za]. He also writes at PyThoughts, a blog about web design and web development.
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