Starting your web designing or web development venture? Once you know how to do, you can earn big from creating stunning websites, and apps (creativity should be your asset). There is a long list of tutorials available over World Wide Web to help budding web designers and developers, but hold on, you need a comfortable start. Here are given 10 useful starters’ tips and tools; read and fasten your seatbelts in the designing and development journey.
Fonts play a great role in web designing while making it appealing or distracting. There are many font resources available online like daFont, FontPark, and YourFonts. Make your own collection to use in the web designs. It will make your design stand out.
In the start of web designing, you might not need the actual content, using dummy text like Lorum ipsum is good to go with. There are many other placeholder text generators available over internet, make good use of them. For images, you can use dummy image generators. All you need is to provide the size, and placeholder is delivered. Both text and picture generators help web designing and development process.
Don’t create from scratch or try to discover things that are already discovered. You can make use of already available designs and code and work on them to suit your needs. However, don’t go blindly after stealing, stay unique (which depends on your creativity). Find code snippets, Snipt can be a good choice. Pinterest can be used for great designs. Gain inspiration from the already available work and create your own design.
Photoshop is the first tool for web designers to have knowledge of. However, its actions aren’t limited; you can expand them with new brushes and shapes, automating small tasks. Other than expanding your collection, you can create new styles, objects, and vector images with brushes and shapes.
There are many tools available to help generating complex CSS code. Effects like rounded corners, animations, and drop shadows need effort, so a handy code generator can help you out. However, know what the generator is giving out in accordance with the code you are writing. Save for your own convenience.
While designing, you can’t create everything from scratch, take your own photos, instead make use of free resources. Why to spend more hours on designing when it could be done earlier with the help of free Photoshop resources? DeviantART, Design Kindle, and PSD Collector are useful resources for web designers in terms of icons, images, and backgrounds. You can use them with little attribution or as available, but use them appropriately.
A supportive text editor is needed by the programmers. There are favorites available to be used in website code and it could be done in few keystrokes. Text expansion apps are also available to store code snippets.
It’s not just a single person to view the website you design, but people with different browsers and screens will be the visitors. Don’t forget to test the website for different browsers and screens before making that live. Many tools online are available for that kind of testing. It’s an affordable approach instead of using different browsers and screens in real.
-Ruby on Rails, Zend, Blueprint, CakePHP, Django are few of the useful frameworks, as used by developers of Lumena Solution. Using a framework will save your time while following the best practices.
It’s just a slim list of tips and tools to help growing designers or developers. If you know any others, share in the comments below!