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7 Best Tools For Web Design & Development

7 top web development tools

A website is an indispensable part of a business organisation. Creating a website for the advertising purpose of the business can be done very easily with the help of a number of available web design tools. It is a necessity for every professional to have a well-developed tool to help them build and develop their product effectively. You don’t need to be the best in the business to deliver a top-class website. You just need to have the right web development tools to help them with.

The costs to be incurred can vary widely depending on their capability. There are many web designing tools already installed on your desktop. Luckily the design community have gifted us different tools to complete the job quicker and more efficiently. Here are a 7 best website development tools recommended for a web designer:

1. Adobe Dreamweaver

adobe dreamweaver

This is a popular tool among professional web designers. This may not be considered as a best option for beginners. It permits total control over scripting materials of a site. This allows one to incorporate interactive content which is designed along with coding stuff. It is smartly designed, and has been developed keeping the comfort of the website developers in mind.

2. Microsoft Expression

microsoft expression

This is a professional tool for website designing. This is an obvious option if Microsoft Silverlight is chosen for the creation of interactive content. This site offers another important tool, optimization of search engine automatically. It is capable of scanning the keyword density automatically. This wonderful feature can improve the placement on search engine pages followed by attracting a huge traffic and lots of customers to the website. So not only will this come in handy while developing and designing the website, it will also help you with the post-development phase too by helping you promote in search engine pages.

3. Apple iWeb

apple iweb

This is a part of the iLife software set and is included in the Macintosh computers. If Mac has iLife’06 or that is installed sometime later, then you already have iWeb in your computer. This is suitable for websites that are personal like family vacations or photo collections. This programme aims at making web designing a very easy process, more or less like typing a document. iWeb can help a user to start with pre-defined templates. This is followed by dragging the images into the templates, then typing a text and subsequently publishes the same over internet.

4. Coffeecup Free HTML Editor

coffeecup html editor

This is a great tool for building basic web pages. It is full of advanced important tools which will help you design HTML pages. It is easy and it is free. What more do you need? The Editor also comes with tools like highlighting syntax, in-built design tools and find-replace solutions.

5. Bootstrap –

twitter bootstrap

Mark Otto and Jacob two guys at Twitter have created this sleek, intuitive, and powerful front-end framework for faster and easier web development. They wanted to provide a clean and uniform solution to the most common, everyday interface tasks they faced as developers. It uses a 12-column responsive grid system, and have many components such as, styles and JavaScript plugins, basic global display, typography and link styles  – everything you need.

6. HTML5 Boilerplate –

html5 boilerplate

HTML5 Boilerplate, the name actually says it all. It’s a boilerplate template for HTML5 your projects, to provide a helping hand. You will get everything you need to start a frontend development project.

7. Google Web Designer –

google web designer

Google Web Designer is a graphical design tool for creating HTML5, CSS3, Javascript banners and advertisements. Using its different features such as drawing, text, and 3D objects, you can animate these objects and events on a timeline using keyframes.

GWD is built with a strong focus on projects for Doubleclick and AdWords campaigns. It’snot meant to design a fully-fledged applications or entire websites, but it’s a super cool tool to create banners, popup ads, even animated buttons.

Don’t forget to check out this presentation by Amjad Masad on Mordern web development tools.

These website design tools mostly help you manage your time. Save your effort and time, and use these to build beautiful and effective websites.

And if you are just getting started and don’t know how to code then you might wanna get started with an online web development course or you can use free tools like weebly to design your website.

About Sourav Saha

Sourav Saha is a part time blogger and online marketer. He blogs about latest web design trends, tips at Web Design Play.
  • Shamika

    Thanks for sharing such a nice collection of web designing and development tools for designers n’ developers. I also would like to add one more of the web designing i.e. templatetoaster. Its a great source for creating themes and templates with fill accuracy.Its a full features enrich software, its main features are bootstrap 3 support, ultra responsive, generates SEO n’ Mobile friendly themes, generates source code by itself, WYSIWYG editor, etc.,. All such features makes it worth to use.