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Web Design \ JUN 4th 2015

10 Free Tools to Fake-It as a Web Designer

Where do you find free images online? How can you easily create your own logo? What color scheme should you choose for your website? Odds are these questions have crossed your mind at some point doing your web design journey.

If you haven’t spent the last couple of years studying the ins-and-outs of your web design handbook, fret not, we’ve got you covered. Turns out the internet is crawling with free tools to help even first-time web designers create projects that look oh-so-professional.

Check out this list of some of our favorite free tools to help you do everything from designing your site pages to picking the perfect color palette for any occasion.

10 Free Tools to Fake It as a Web Designer

Logo

Logaster is a simple solution for when you need a logo on the fly. This free tool lets you create a logo online with its fool-proof template based solution.

Need some inspiration for selecting the perfect logo? Check out these other Free Tools for Creating a Logo without hiring a professional designer.

Logo

Icons

Icones Pro has over 200,000 free icons to download. While the site isn’t much to look at, the seemly unlimited options at your disposal might just have you hooked!

The Wix Factor:
You can find an amazing selections of free icons in your Wix website Editor. Simply select the Add Icon from your menu > click Clip Art >”Free from Wix”

Images

Looking for free images? MorgueFile has a variety of royalty-free images for you to discover. Their free selection is a treasure trove of great quality images that can add a professional touch to any website. If you’re looking for more places to find cool pics, you’re in luck, we wrote a whole post on Less-Known Sources of Free Photos for Your Website.

The Wix Factor:
Just like those icons we mentioned above, you’ve got a huge selection of free images already in your Wix website Editor under your image folder.

Free Images

Image Editors

Pixlr is a comprehensive editing tool that offers a variety of editing options to add an extra element of beauty to your images.

Befunky: this fun image editing site is great for doing everything from adding cool filters to your photos, creating fun collages and giving your images the perfect crop. Made with social in mind, this image editor has the added benefit of coming with custom crops to create the perfect Facebook cover photo.

The Wix Factor:
Wix users have an image editor already at their disposal to add Instagram-like filters to any pic you add to your page. Here’s how you can use the Wix Image Editor.

Befunky

Colors

The colors that you select for your site can speak volumes. Colors have the ability to provoke certain emotions and feelings from your website viewers. The aptly titled Colour Lovers site has a huge selection of color palettes to fit any mood. Looking to learn more about the psychology of color? We recommend this blog post on Color Psychology and Web Design.

The Wix Factor:
Once you’ve found the perfect colors for your website, you can copy & paste the Hex # in your Wix Editor to create your own custom color palette. Here’s how:
Click on the Design icon in your Editor menu > select colors > click the Customize Palette button > click on a color and replace the Hex # with your own!

Colour Lovers

Infographics

Infographics are a wonderful way to tell a story or present your information in a clearly laid out and visually appealing way. Infogr.am is the perfect tool to create your own infographics in a snap.

Presentations

Both eMaze and Prezi are fabulous tools to create interactive presentations online. These platforms are not only fun to play with, they’re great for livening up even the dullest of presentation topics. As an added bonus, having your presentation available online means that for as long as you have the right internet access your presentation won’t get lost or look weird on different screens.

The Wix Factor:
Who said a site builder can’t be so much more? Use the Wix website builder to create your own online & interactive presentation!
emaze Online Presentation Software – Create Amazing Presentations copy

Banners & more

Visme is a gem for visual content curators. This free online platform (with a premium upgrade option) has everything you need from banner ads, presentation tools, infographics and more.

More Marketing Materials

Canva is a haven for all your marketing material needs. This design platform is a comprehensive tool for your online & offline graphic needs. From business cards design to flyers & advertising, to your social media pages, this intuitive program really is a life-saver for easy and effective marketing goods.

Canva

Wix

Wix: While we’ve dropped hints throughout this post, Wix really does make adding, adjusting and editing your web designs a breeze. The easy drag & drop Wix Editor grid can leave even the biggest tech novice with a beautiful website for both desktop & mobile view. Plus, with tools like Wix ShoutOut to easily create and send email newsletters, Wix has what you need long after you’ve published your website.

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