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10 Tools for professional website design

10 Tools for professional website design

Professional Website Design Requires a Certain Pack of Tools

Choosing the right tools for solving problems helps to save resources. The web is growing rapidly, and many different professional website design tools can assist you in developing a site of your own. I would like to talk about those, which are used by our team of designers in Direct Line Development, besides steady hands. 

1. Adobe Creative Cloud

Photoshop and Illustrator — essential tools for our team. Beside Creative Cloud, we have access to other programs from a set of Adobe, InDesign, Kuler, and others. 

Web design process in Adobe

2. Dropbox

It is very convenient for storing files, synchronizing, and working together on one project as a whole team. Furthermore, we like the fact that files are stored safely and will never be lost. If you so desire, you can restore deleted information or previous versions. 

Dropbox role in web design process


We have tried different services for prototyping our products. With Axure, we have created some of our recent projects, and we are still satisfied. It has all the functions that its competitors have, but we think that its main advantage is creating responsive prototypes which are necessary for a professional website design.

Creating responsive prototypes in AXURE

4. Shutterstock

It is one of the most popular sites not only for stock images but in our opinion it is the most reasonable price among its competitors.

Unique photos in Shutterstock

5. Google fonts

Google Fonts is a vast font library that can be translated into different languages, is free of charge and easy to use.

Google fonts in website design process

6. Joxi

Joxi is a free service for the rapid creation of screenshots. It is convenient to send pictures directly by a link. I also use the program for editing or tips for designers. Note, sign, and send!

Joxi in web design process

7. Google docs

We love Google products. In Google Docs, we maintain documentation on projects, keep templates of all our design briefs, technical specifications, and business applications. It is very convenient that people can have shared access to a document.

Google Docs in web design and development process

8. Marvel

Marvel is a program used to create mobile and web prototypes. It is convenient to show to clients how to design applications that will look and work correctly on their phone, and for this, you just need to send a link.

Marvel program for creating mobile design and web prototypes

9. Trello

It is an application in the form of Kanban that we like because of its simplicity. We use it as a bug tracker to report front fenders about some omissions in positioning.

Trello in web design and development process

10. Slack

Slack is one of the most popular messengers for our teams. We used to use Skype in the past but honestly, this product from Microsoft has disappointed us, and we only use it for calling.

Stack in website design process

Professional Website Design by Direct Line Development

Direct Line Development have a great experience in website design and website development in Denver and Philadelphia region. We are started to work in 2001 and for the last 15 years we have been mastering our skills and have been using numerous tools for professional website design and development in our projects. We are always open to new ideas and are constantly looking for out-of-the-box solutions. Contact us now and we will do our best to develop a unique website design for your business!


30th April 2018

Great article which would be especially useful for beginners. A lot of people are interested in web design and in becoming a web-designer, but a lot of them don't know where to start and what software or services to use.

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