Every web designer knows that they have to do reviews of their tools of preference, on occasion at the very least. Additionally, a good web designer will not only take tools that they use into consideration, but also those that they haven’t been using, so as to determine whether or not it’s time for a toolkit upgrade. We present you with a list of useful tools for web design, that’ll provide you with a ton of ease in your profession.
A prototyping tool, which allows you to convert your sketches and designs into web page prototypes. Marvel is extremely easy to use: you simply enter your name, email address and select your password and then, after watching the smart tutorial, you can jump right into your first project. Uploading files is always at a click of a button and Marvel works perfectly with Sketch, DropBox and other services designed for file storing.
This cool app builder can be used to create professional-looking apps in a matter of minutes. The tech skills necessary for using this tool are next to none, so knowing your way around coding is not a requirement. Within the 10 minutes after you’ve downloaded this app builder, you can not only create your account, but also even create your first basic test app. The app making experience in BuildFire is as basic as it gets: choose and customize the look of your app by utilizing many offered templates and cover the app feel category simultaneously and then add content by means of widgets. You can also preview your app without having to pay extra, which is a feature that’s usually charged when it comes to most app builders. BuildFire is among the best tools of its kind for newbies on the market, but also quite complementary for the experienced app designers.
If you’re looking for a service that’s great for file backup, file synchronization and/or file sharing, look no further – pCloud is just about a thing for you. Offering one free plan and three paid ones, you get 10 GB for free, but if you opt for paying $3.99 per month, you get as much as 500 GB of cloud storage, while monthly $7.99 will get you a whopping terabyte. Without a doubt, the most unique feature about pCloud is the fact that you can use it to backup other online services, such as Dropbox, Picasa, Facebook, even Instagram. Compatible with Windows, Linux, as well as with the family wearing an apple insignia, pCloud synchronizes files in several different ways: two-way, where files on a PC are synced to the cloud and the other way around; upload only, where files are only uploaded to cloud and download only, where files are downloaded from the cloud only.
When it comes to team projects, everyone knows that communication and, thus, collaboration are crucial for a successful project. Slack allows you to gather up teams with an unlimited number of members, where you can set up channels through which the members communicate. These channels can be set as open, granting access to all team members, or as closed, where only invited members are granted access. In addition to using these channels for communication, you can also share documents via Google docs and DropBox.
When it comes to Android and iOS development, Pixate has a lot to brag about. Easy to use, when it comes to creating prototypes, Pixate offers you an option to not only demonstrate the look of your page, but also comes with a variety of interactions, such as tapping, double-tapping or dragging. The best part of this app is the fact that it grants users a realistic feel of how the final design will behave.
These select few tools for web designer’s are more than convenient – they even come as a necessity. In order to make sure you’re keeping up with latest trends of 2016, use this article as a guide.
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