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Published On: Fri, May 5th, 2017

Top 5 website designer tools

Like every other trade on earth, a web developer requires a set of tools to do a great job and be efficient and effective.

For anyone to create a great website, some website designer tools are necessary to have. The tools help to simplify tasks and facilitate faster delivery. The tools make it possible to design a rough sketch or prototypes before establishing the final product.

Other tools are more advanced than others enabling the addition of interactive features and animations. The advantage of some of the tools is that they are multi-use and collaborative. This makes it easy for sharing with clients, creating room for discussion and presentation with the clients and colleagues.

New website designer tools are introduced every single day. The standards change with the aim of making work easier for the designers. The top 5 website designer tools described will enable you to achieve your website development goals efficiently.

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They include:

Avocode

Avocode is a tool that connects designers and developers. It enables developers to code from Photoshop or Sketch designs by allowing export to the tool. The Photoshop plugin can be used to sync the PSD into Avocode with one click.

The tool readily and automatically analyses sketch files or PSD data and outputs a beautifully designed UI. The developer has the control of how to export assets while keeping all layers and elements intact.

The tool makes it possible to carry out all the work in a central area making all revisions and related work accessible. Avocode works on OS X, Linux, and Windows. It costs about $8.99 a month and a tutorial on how to use the tool is readily available on tuts+.

Form

Form is not an ordinary design tool. It is a free tool that enables you to create a prototype for a variety of devices. In addition, it allows the inclusion of interactive and animation effects to enable clients to get a feel of the final product. Having joined Google recently, the tool is great to have to keep you informed and on top of the design world. There are a number of demos and prototypes available for guidance on their website.

UXpin

The next website developer tool is available for use by designers at different levels. It is used for both prototyping and wire framing of low and hi-fidelity prototypes. It provides the opportunity to start from an empty app or a prototype through importing from Photoshop or sketch.

There is step by step processes available for both cases which make it easy and effective. There is also an avenue that allows sharing to different users and commenting to receive feedback. The aim of the tool is to guide designers in all the processes which include planning, a collection of feedback, and final designing.

Macaw

Macaw is a code-savvy website design tool. It helps web designers create wireframes, mock-ups and prototypes. It has a similar user interface to Photoshop that generates in the background underlying HTML and CSS. The tool provides the ability to come up with fully responsive website designs that work across all devices. This is especially important because now search engines like google are giving better rankings to mobile friendly websites.

Final Thoughts

Using the right tools will help dedicated professionals to increase their productivity, working efficiently and delivering a great product to the client. 

Author: Elena Thora

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