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10 Useful Tools for Finding the Perfect Domain Name

By / Nov 16, 2009 / Tools

Finding the right domain name is an important step in creating a successful website. Luckily there are tools out there to help you in this process by not only helping you find available domain names, but also helping you in the creative aspect by giving you suggestions. Here are 10 of these tools to help…

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Convert Your PSD’s into Web Pages with SiteGrinder 2

By / Nov 2, 2009 / Tools

If you’re the type of Web Designer that doesn’t like to get your hands dirty with XHTML and CSS, SiteGrinder 2 could become your best friend. It’s a plugin for Photoshop that can turn a design into a fully functional website. This means you will no longer need to outsource the programming of your designs.

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15 Free Online Tools for Web Designers on a Budget

By / Oct 28, 2009 / Tools

About two years ago when I became a full time freelance web designer, I made it a point to operate with little overhead. Even though I was confident I could make it as a freelancer, there was some fear that things might not go as planned. Because of this, I didn’t go out and spend…

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Ten Most Popular Firefox Plugins of Web Designers

By / Oct 22, 2009 / Tools

Firefox is the browser of choice for most web designers. Not only does it display websites the way they should be displayed, but it also gives users the ability to add tons of functionality and customization through add-ons or plugins. Since Web designers spend most of their day working in a browser it makes since…

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12 Websites for Discovering New Desktop and Web Apps

By / Oct 20, 2009 / Resources

Everyday web designers and developers rely heavily on applications to do their job – a job that is always changing and evolving. This means that there’s always a need for new applications, but with so many apps being released, finding what you need can be an overwhelming task. Thankfully there are websites and blogs out…

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10 Best Content Management Systems for Designers

By / Oct 19, 2009 / Tools

There are a lot of content management systems out there, but many of them are overly complicated and require a certain level of technical expertise. However, there are a select few that focus on simplicity and ease-of-use, but still give the designer flexibility in templating features and customization. In this article, we have listed ten…

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13 Excellent Open Source Tools for Web Designers

By / Oct 12, 2009 / Tools

Open source applications and tools are a great alternative for web designers on a budget. Many open source tools have comparable features to the expensive applications, and are also free. This makes it possible possible for a web designer to have all the tools and applications needed to complete everyday tasks without even spending a…

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12 Best Adobe AIR Applications for Web Designers

By / Sep 23, 2009 / Tools

If you’re unfamiliar with Adobe AIR, it’s a cross-operating system platform that allows developers to use HTML, Ajax, and Flash to build desktop applications. In the past couple of years AIR has gained a lot of popularity, and there’s been a lot of great applications created, including some that are very useful to web designers.

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10 Super Useful Tools for Choosing the Right Color Palette

By / May 26, 2009 / Tools

Whether you are designing a clean corporate website or a grunge portfolio site, color is going to play a major role in how the design is perceived by the audience. That’s why it’s important to get the colors right upfront. There are plenty of tools out there made especially for this, but like anything else…