40 Excellent Tools for Designers and Developers

Designing has become a difficult job these days because of competition in the market these days. It is evident in the growing number of individuals taking design degrees in reputable schools. Designers who wish to excel must have access to all the tools necessary to make their designs better but these tools might be expensive for many people. Today, we have gathered a huge list of 40 different tools which designers can use in their future projects.

1. 256Pixels

With 256Pixels, users can easily create favicon designs either by uploading a picture or color the pixels by choosing any color. Designers can test their skills as well by completing different challenges that are posted on the website.


2. AjaxLoad

Ajaxload enable users create ajax icons by selecting the indicator type, background and foreground color.


3. Background Maker

With Background Maker, you can choose different colors from the available colors to create the background and fill each pixel with different colors to notice the effect live.


4. Background Patterns

BgPatterns is a tiny web app for making background patterns in a few clicks.


5. 80×15 Brilliant Button Maker

Button Maker is an excellent online tool which let users create 80×15 buttons in few minutes. The user can customize the settings, upload specific images for the button and much more.


6. Web 2.0 Badges

Web 2.0 Badges are used to promote different websites or blogs online. With this tool, designers can easily create badges for their websites without any designing knowledge.


7. Online Barcode Generator

This free service can be used to generate individual barcodes or called via URL’s to include inline PNG or JPEG images directly into your documents.


8. Color Combos

With Color Combos, you can find different color combinations for you different projects.


9. Color Mixer

With Color Mixer, users can create new colors by mixing different colors and adjustment the lightness and darkness of those colors.

color mixer

10. Color Palette

The tool creates 10 shades of the base color at varying degrees of opacity.


11. Create A Graph

Users can easily create bar chart, line chart, pie chart and many other chart types in few simple clicks.


12. CSS Button & Text Field Generator

With CSS Button and Text Field Generator, users can easily generate buttons or text field by filling out some simple details like border settings, background color etc.


13. CSS Form Code Maker

This HTML – CSS form generator will create a nice looking layout for forms.


14. CSS Layout Generator

CSS Layout Generator helps users create the structure of your website template using valid HTML and CSS.

CSS Layout Generator

15. CSS Optimizer

Online CSS Optimizer/Optimiser is a web tool for reducing the file size of cascading style sheets. All you have to do is enter the URL of the file or upload the CSS file to optimize it.


16. CSS Tab Designer

CSS Tab Designer is unique and easy to use software to help you design css-based lists and tabs visually and without any programming knowledge.


17. Email Icon Generator

Email Icon Generator is an excellent online utility which help users create icons for their email addresses.


18. Email Icon and Signature Generator

With Email Icon and Signature Generator, users can create custom signature and email icons without any designing knowledge. All they have to do is add the text, select the font and category and you are done.


19. Error Message Generator

Error Message Generator allows users to create their own custom error messages. The process of creating the message is really simple, all they need to do is select the icon, write the text and they are done.


20. Favicon

Favicon is one of the best online tool which helps users create favicon for their blog or website in few clicks.


21. Favicon Generator

Like Favicon.cc, Favicon Generator allows users to create favicons for their blogs and websites by uploading an image file.


22. Flash Buttons

Easily create website navigation menus by selecting the style of button from list of samples and then add the text.


23. Flash Embedder

With Flash Embedder, users can easily embed flash movies into HTML.

flash embedder

24. Gradient Maker

With Gradient Maker, users can easily create gradient backgrounds by selecting starting and ending colors from the color picker and save it in different image format.

gradient maker

25. HTML and CSS Table Border Style Wizard

With this tool, users can easily test different border styles and generate style source code using HTML.


26. WuFoo Online Form Builder

Wufoo Online Form builder is one of the most easiest way to create online contact forms, online surveys and invitations.


27. Free Logo Generator

With Free logo Generator, users can create professional logos for their websites with minimum designing skills.

free logo generator

28. Logo Creator

With Logo Creator, users can easily create logos for their websites in few simple clicks by defining font, background and other effects.


29. Lorem Ipsum Generator

Lorem Ispum is a pseudo-Latin text used in web design, typography, layout, and printing in place of English to emphasise design elements over content. With this tool, you can easily generate lorem ipsum text for your next design or project.

loren-ipsum generator

30. Patterns

Patterns is an excellent tool which can be used to create different patterns by defining the color, the title or upload images to use in your patterns.


31. Pattern Cooler

The tool enables users to edit and customize available patterns. Users can use the patterns available on the website for their future projects for free.


32. PHP Form Mail Generator

PHP Form Mail Generator is an excellent tool to create ready-to-use web forms in minutes.


33. Rounded Cornr

(Removed by Developer)
With Rounded Cornr, users can Generate HTML/CSS code and images for rounded corners.

rounded cornr

34. RSS Buttons

Users can easily create RSS button for their websites or blogs in few simple clicks.


35. Sign Generator

A “sign generator” is an online widget that allows you to change the letters in various photos of signs (road signs, people holding signs, product parodies) to make personalized images/graphics and ecards.


36. StripMania

Stripemania is a simple and free web 2.0 tool to create seamless diagonal stripes for your designs.


37. StripGenerator 2.0

Like StripMania, Strip Generator is another useful tool create strips for different designing projects.


38. Stylr

With Stylr, you can create different logos for your blog or website in few simple steps.


39. TypeTester

With TypeTester, users can test how different fonts look in designing project.


40. Web Form Factory

Web Form Factory is an open source web form generator which automatically generates the necessary backend code to tie your form to a database.

web form factory

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