Top 5 Free Apps For Website Designers
- My clients usually want specific fonts, but never know what they are. And as developers, it can be boring to use the same small group of web standard fonts. Sure, they are readable, but they may also be bland, boring, and lack any sort of creative look. If you’re designing a creative website, there is nothing that kills creativity like a font in the sans serif or arial font family. WhatTheFont allows you to upload a picture of any font and then matches the image with the font type. I had a client say, “I really like the font from the company Free People.” Thanks to WhatTheFont, I was able to match it quickly and find a similar type.
- CSS Reference
- Having a hard time remembering a CSS property or attribute? You don’t need to memorize them all. I use the CSS Reference app all the time on my iPhone or iPad to find CSS values that I need in my website design projects.
- Palettes Lite
- Colors don’t mean anything to Website Designers. I don’t care about red, green, orange, or blue; I care about their hex values. Gray means #4A4344 to me and Cyan is #00ffff. Palettes Lite allows you create color schemes for websites. This is a very helpful app when I am putting together color palettes or even matching values with colors my clients have provided.
- HTML5 Reference Guide
- This is a comprehensive guide to every HTML5 tag. It’s a fantastic reference to quickly find the tags you are looking for to speed up writing your HTML5 code.
- I can’t say enough how much I rely on Dropbox daily to exchange information with my clients. It syncs with every device so I can access my data on my phone, laptop, desktop, or iPad, meaning the content is always accessible. I dedicated an article specifically to using Dropbox for your small business. Check it out: Dropbox Article.
If you are looking for a great website resource to refresh your coding skills, check out W3Schools.
Until next time,