Web Design is a tedious task and without the help of tools or software’s designing of any web page is very much difficult & absolutely impractical. However with the advent of latest browsers and other tools you can do web design without much advanced knowledge of CSS and HTML languages.
Mentioned here are the few tools which will let you makes your web design work easier.
Firefox has become the everyday source to open the webpages and its competing Internet Explorer by providing greater and useful means by which the users can make their work easier through Firefox addons.
Firebug opens a separate window or a bar at the bottom of your browser and it gives fine-grained control over which websites you want to enable it for.
The following are the other advantages of using Firebug
Peak into CSS Metrics
Used to measure & illustrate all the offsets, margins, borders, padding and sizes of the CSS metrics which are not visible by the naked eye.
Monitor Network Activity
Quickly Find Errors
Firebug lets you know what errors are present on the web page and quickly let your fix it when you understand it because its easy to fix error once you get the actual problem.
2. Hex to RGB Converter
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. You can get this tool at 321webmaster.
You can take it both ways- HEX to Decimal or Decimal to HEX conversion.
HEX to Decimal is required when you want a graphic color to your background and then convert it to HEX.
Decimal to HEX is required when you already have a web page designed and you would like to make a header graphic for your site.
ColorZilla is another interesting Firefox addon for picking up colors for your sites. ColorZilla uses an advanced color picker similar to one in Photoshop to pick the colors.
The following are the features of ColorZilla
- It allows you to get color of any pixel in the browser windows.
- Allows viewing, bookmarking and sharing of any color palette online through online palette viewer.
- Page Pan option allows you to quickly pan the page without using the scroll bars.
- You can get the color of the dynamic elements by resampling the last sampled pixel.
- Customize the color picker resolution to give the best performance.
4. Color Lovers
For any webmaster the standout of the blog design is its background. So its important for them to set the perfect theme based background. I used this service to create the Twitter background but this can also be used for the website background.
Color Lovers has a tons of patters, palettes and colors of latest trends and style which can be used to design your sites background page. There are also design tools like ColorSchemer or Themeleon which can help you design page backgrounds easily.
Did you ever compared how much time does it take for your site to load on web browser? Try it out with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome, all have different speed and time. Actually this is an important parameter to consider if you are webmaster which can actually effect SERP.
Pingdom is a tool which will check your website for the loading speed in the web browser. Once you have bring your blog for testing you will have the detailed information and statistics about your website which includes load time for various objects. This way webmaster can easily understand what need to be optimized for easy SERP ranking and fast loading of your site pages.
6. WebDesign Icons at SEMLabs
Icons are always required for any webpage. Any web designer needs icons and you can browse & get a huge collection of icons at SEMLabs. The icon at SEMLabs are free icons and each on is sized 16x 16 pixels in size.