15 Free Online Web Design Tools for Every Web Designer & Developer


About two years ago I started as a web designer and as the years passed by I discovered that while designing web sites, it’s necessary to have a good toolset. Not only it will save you time but also it will give inspiration to create better web sites. Not only me but every web designer needs a good toolset consisting of the essential tools to assist him or her in creating great web sites. In this post I will list you free online tools or web apps to perform everyday tasks as a web designer. Just take a look at them and share your thought’s here.

You are welcome to share if you know more free web based tools for which may help web designers in their work.

1. Pixlr


Pixlr is a powerful online image editing application, available in 13 languages. Pixlr provides a great, free alternative to Adobe Photoshop, although it can’t do everything Photoshop can do it can, however, handle most editing that designers do on a day-to-day basis.

2. Adobe Kuler


If you find choosing colors tricky, then take a look at kuler, a fully database driven Flash site created by Adobe Labs. With kuler, you can choose, create, modify, mix and match colors to your choice, and that’s free of course. Not only can you create your own color swatches, complete with RGB and HEX codes, you can save them and download swatches created by others. You can even extract color palettes from illustrations and photographs. Once you’re done with the ideal color pallet, you can download it for your use.

3. PX to EM Conversion


PXtoEM.com is online px to em conversion tool which made conversion simple. Choose your body font size in pixels (px) and it will give you a complete pixel (px) to em conversion table, making elastic web design with CSS a snap.

4. HTML to Ipsum


You can use this tool to generate lorem ipsum text for your template & theme design works. It is surely better than repetitive text. HTML to Ipsum is a nice tool that allows you to grab some dummy text that is already formatted in HTML. There are a variety of examples you can choose from only select the tab above the example you want to use and it is automatically copied to your clipboard.

5. Spritebox


Spritebox is a WYSIWYG tool to quickly and easily create CSS classes and IDs from a single sprite image.

6. CSS Type Set


CSS Type Set is a CSS generator it allows you to visually and interactively style text just paste the text you want to style and it generates the CSS.

7. HTMLform.com


With HTMLform.com all you have to do is design your HTML form and you will get a Zip file that can be very easy installed in your website, with everything needed to make it work: a form that can be embedded in any webpage, a small but very potent database to suit your needs, a tool for checking data online and a button for exporting to CSV and Excel formats.

8. Firebug


Firebug is a powerful, extension for Firefox which allows you to Inspect HTML and modify style and layout in real-time. You can Use the most advanced JavaScript debugger available for any browser, get this tool and you can find out how

9. W3C Markup Validation Service


The Markup Validator is a free online tool and service that validates markup: in other words, it checks the syntax of Web documents, written in formats such as (X)HTML. You just enter the URL of the page you want to test and you get instant feedback on whether the code is validated or not. This works for CSS and HTML. It automatically recognizes the DOC type and checks based upon this. It also offers suggestions for fixing the errors.

11. FavIcon Generator


If you are looking for a quick and easy way to create favicons for your website, then look no further than Favigen.com’s excellent FavIcon Generator. It’s easy to use, just select any image (provided it’s a gif, jpg, png, or bmp) you want to turn into a favicon and press Create Icon to create an eye-catching favicon that will help your website stand out in your users’ favourite lists.

11. Google Analytics


Google Analytics is probably the most popular free analytics tool available. It has loads of features including custom views and reports, access sharing, and integration with adsense.

You can use google webmaster tool for indexing your website.

12. net2ftp


Net2ftp is a free, web based FTP client which features all the standard FTP functions you’d expect as well as various other features, including the ability to extract files and directories and download selected group of files or directories as an archive and many more — without installing any software.

13. Adobe BrowserLab


Adobe Browserlab is a great online tool which gives you the ability to preview and test your websites across many different web browsers and operating systems. Since building cross-browser compatible website is a challenging aspect of web design, this should be a valuable web app to all of us.

14. Resolution Tester


Resolution Tester allows you to check out how your website looks in the most popular screen resolution formats. Just enter the URL of your website and select the resolution you want to test.



If you want to test your website in before making it live use a locahost and test each and every files on your computer. XAMMP gives you the power to do just that. Download the software and follow the instructions and in minutes you are on.


About ratanjaiswal

Hello! My name is Ratan Jaiswal. Welcome to my new blog! I am a Web Designer With Higher Diploma in Animation and Multimedia Technology based in kolkata, India. I design and build simple and attractive web pages. I specialize in Graphic/Web design.

Posted on December 8, 2011, in Web Design and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

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