So piggying back after the awesome new Photoshop tutorials from our Blogfreakz readers, I have highlighted some more fantastic web designing programs worth investigating too!
Web design is the first and foremost element that captures the attention of a visitor. Of course the other contents that retain visitors and make them perform an action in the website are important too, however, it is imperative that no stone should be left unturned to get all the attention of visitors. Today creating websites have become as easy as pie, thanks to the website builders and web design software. With so many web design software available in the market, it makes it difficult to choose and this list of top ten web designing software can guide you to choose the one best suitable for your needs. Enjoy!
Photoshop is undoubtedly must be the 1st in the list of web design software. When it comes to manipulating images or creating graphics for websites, Photoshop is the go to software. This has been the number once choice of web designers and web design companies to create that picture perfect web design. The innumerable tools available in the software make it very easy, even for the novice designer, to create amazingly attractive web designs. Apart from its several benevolent features that help in creating web pages, the software comes with excellent support in the form of help files, tutorials, and online support.
Dreamweaver, one of the most preferred software in the web design industry. Several features of the software such as syntax highlighting, code hinting project and workflow management ensures easy way of creating flawless web templates. One other feature is its in built FTP client which allows the users to have a glance at end product as well as the source code.
If you are on the lookout for a convenient tool for slicing and dicing a design mockup into HTML/CSS, Fireworks is the perfect software.
Kuler can help you create, alter, blend, and match colors as you wish. When it comes to creating color swatches or using RGB and HEX codes, this could be the best one in the market.
Pixlr is one other image editor that is note worthy. In fact you can perform most of the tasks you would do with your Photoshop editor. Although not up to the caliber of Photoshop, it is surprising that you can download this software free of cost.
Photoscape is yet another free software where you can create and manipulate images and designs similar to that of Photoshop.
Pingdom is a favorite tool of web developers when it comes to testing the performance of the designed pages. It points out any flaws in web page and thus helps designers to create perfect design.
Panic Coda which is similar to Pingdom is for Mac OS X operating system. It enables the designer to identify flaws and allows a design team to work in unison to eliminate flaws.
Yuuguu is a multi-platform screen sharing tool, which again comes handy when several techies are involved in the design project.
BEEdit is an HTML and text editor for Mac, which includes features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. It comprises required HTML tools for creating a perfect coding.
This list is by no means exhaustive, and if you guys want me to expand on any of those not yet listed, please do let me know in the comments!