Design Tools and Resources Online
If you do any web design or graphics work, you will find many of the following online resources very helpful. I have been bookmarking these for a while and wanted to share my collection. Below you will find 35 online design tools:
Dribble - show and tell for designers. Image inspiration.
COLOURlovers – creative community where people share colors, palettes and patterns.
wordmark.it – helps with font selection process by quickly displaying font previews.
placehold.it – A quick and simple image placeholder service.
Lorempixel – Placeholder Images for every case.
Colr – lets you grab colors from images.
WhatTheFont – Find the correct font inside an image.
Color Scheme Designer – Generate a color scheme by choosing one color.
TypeTester – online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen.
ResizeMyBrowser – online tool that lets you set the browser size by both Inner window and Outer window.
Bounce – quick screenshot tool with sharing and making notes features.
CSS Cheat Sheet – A quick reference guide for CSS.
XHTML Character Entity Reference – contains the 252 allowed entities in HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0.
Browser Safe Fonts Analyzed – Common fonts to all versions of Windows & Mac equivalents
The Pixelator – Converts images into a pixelated version.
Kuler – Adobe application for generating color themes.
Copaso Color Palette Software – generating color palettes.
Wirify – lets you turn any web page into a wireframe in one click.
Striped Backgrounds – generates free stripe backgrounds.
Slickmap CSS – simple stylesheet for displaying finished site maps directly from HTML unordered list navigation.
CSS Gradient Generator – A powerful Photoshop-like CSS gradient editor.
CSS3 Generator – Generate CSS3 code via an online form.
Twitter Profile Designer – tool to easily design a twitter profile.
RGB Hex Colors – Color Codes Cheat Sheet
CSS Button – CSSButton is a tool to help web professionals create, save, and share their CSS buttons.
HTML Ipsum – sample html code for your web design.
Gridr – online tool to build CSS grids for layout.
PX to EM – allows you to quickly convert PX to EM and vice-versa.
LaunchList – One Stop Website Checklist for Web Designers.
Wordle – lets you create word visualisations using text you enter.
PEN 3D – Drawing board in 3D using the pen or pattern.
FontSquirrel – list of some great commercial-use free fonts.
FontSquirrel Font-Face Generator – nline generator for creating ready-to-use kits for your fonts, using @font-face.
Webfont Services – overview of different online webfont services.
Have I missed anything?