11 Handpicked tools and services to improve your design work

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We all find a generous amount of design tools on the Internet, but truth is, just some of them are really efficient. We have made your job a lot easier by writing a list with the best ones that will for sure help you in finishing your projects.

  1. Ultimatumtheme.com


Ultimatum is a handy tool to have, as it makes custom designs much simpler and efficient, reducing the production time considerably. It is one of the most valuable in the WordPress market and we affirm that it is a really powerful tool that is worth every penny. Why?

It gives you the ability to build a WordPress theme from scratch, by using their drag and drop builder, which lets you create your own layouts, boxed width or custom dimensions. All you have to do is to drag and drop your desired elements directly in the header or the footer sections in your template, but of course that takes effort if you want it to look really professional. However, if you want to give a little bit of style to the theme, you are free to use Ultimatum’s CSS editors that will give you a full control of your web site’s unique aspect.

Finally, some other functions include the Ten Menu Scripts, providing you with ten different menus that you can use as much as you want, many Custom Widgets, Slideshows that you can add to your site simply by dragging them or a big Font Library with 600+ Google fonts.

  1. Browserling.com


Browserling is an amazing cross-browser testing tool that will improve your work. With just a few clicks you can start testing your website in different browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari, and different operating systems, such as Windows XP, Windows 7 and 8, Mac OSX, iOS, Android and Linux. With Browserling you can make sure your website works correctly in all the browsers on all these systems in seconds. (Currently all Windows versions are supported but authors say Androids, iOS, OSX and Linux will be added soon.)

Browserling has some really nice features that you’ll discover if you give it a try. For example, it lets you test your local applications in Browserling’s browsers through a secure SSH tunnel before publishing them online. It has a Bug Hunter, which lets you quickly pinpoint design issues and bugs on websites and send bug reports with one click, and with Browserling’s own browser extension you can test your website with one click. Finally, in the near future you’ll even be able to record videos of browsers and share the screen! Try it out!

  1. Instapage.com


Do you need a professional and fast way to create a landing page? Are you just setting out into the marketplace? Everybody has a friend that is using Instapage. It is exactly what you are looking for, as its aim is to help you understand how easily you can build quality-landing pages with little effort. When creating one, you will be provided with a variety of templates to choose from in Mobile, Real Estate, Sales or Lead Generation, all featuring very strong CTAs. Also, regarding the customization, you can start with a blank template that will give you the freedom of making it how you wish, or you can use their existing designs, including their stock images or uploading yours, to your heart’s content. In addition, the templates are very modern. Most of them stretch across the screen, which is great. Also, if you do not like the design, you can simply turn it off, so that it matches your desired needs.

Try it once and you will never let it go!

  1. Jumpstartthemes.com


MVP ready is a simple and ready to use tool in order start your new project as soon as possible. You can purchase a Single Use License which can be used for a single project, only for $20, a Multiple Use License, which can be used for more than one installations of an application and costs $75, or an Extended Use License, at the price of $525, which can be used for a project you intend to redistribute or resell. www.jumpstartthemes.com provides a Live Demo in order to ensure the buyers that they are making the right choice.

  1. Shrinktheweb.com

Anybody can capture website screenshots if they use Shrink the Web, a really great website with which you can capture, crop, shrink, save, upload or display them automatically with only a screenshot plugin or a single line of code that you have to copy then paste into the bar situated on the homepage of the website.

  1. Powermockup.com


PowerMockup is a website that works as a toolkit for PowerPoint helping you make your presentations more interactive. You can use it to create wireframes and mockups for websites, but it works on mobile and desktop applications too. Being really simple and fun to use, you just have to select shapes or icons from PowerMockup and drag them into a PowerPoint slide.

  1. Themify Ultra

Ultra is the most powerful and flexible WordPress theme created by Themify, giving you the chance to design any site quickly and beautifully. By using it, thanks to its drag and drop builder, you will take full control of the theme design from header to footer, so that it fits your desires!

  1. Teslathemes.com

TeslaThemes is a Polish based company whose purpose is to give you the chance to express yourself through your websites by using awesome designs and advanced features. Besides the WordPress Themes and many more, you get a responsive design, which is adjusting, according to your screen resolution.

  1. Themetrust.com

Its easy customization process where users can place any content module and custom widgets as required is what Create, a WordPress theme by ThemeTrust, is known for. It gives you a wide range of styling option and “Custom Header” is the best part of its styling list.

  1. Snappages.com


SnapPages is a great website builder that makes it easier to edit and design a blog or a website no matter the theme that you choose for it. To edit a HTML 5 page you just have to drag and drop and you can use it on computer or even on your tablet. They have a lot of different designs and proffesional themes to fit everyone making it able to change colors, fonts or even more advanced stuff like dimensions or typography while keeping a modern vibe.

  1. MHThemes.com

Looking for premium WordPress themes? MH Themes is specialized in this area, providing you with lots of high-quality themes, suitable for modern online magazines, dynamic news websites or professional blogs.

In conclusion, we hope you enjoyed our list of tools and have fun using them!

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