A Brief Look at the Various Available Tools for Web Designing

by vatsalok on September 8, 2012 · 5 comments






The world is filled with opportunities; it is all about making the correct choice!

Speaking in terms of professions, there are varied options these days. While you have broader domains like Engineering, Medicine, Media, Aviation etc., there is a bigger area – Information Technology. IT is being quoted as a bigger realm as it offers options of numerous specializations and courses. The word Computer may sound simple but it technically involves larger areas of expertise. There are various aspects that need to be controlled and enhanced in digital devices.

One such area in the IT domain is Web Designing, which is about the various skills and disciplines that are used in the production and maintenance of websites. Development of websites is of great importance now-a-days every business wants to do promotions instantly and effectively. The best way to do this is by going online and an integral part of this process is web designing.

Web Designing is the art of creating attractive and information web pages. There are some significant deciding factors that appeal the audience as they look at a website:

  • Website’s logo
  • Structural element design
  • Header / Header Image
  • Typography
  • Button styles
  • Footer

In order to make your website attractive and more user friendly, you can use various tools. Let’s take a look at these one by one:

Adobe’s Flash

The Flash software by Adobe is a great application if you wish to produce animations in web pages and advertisements. Flash is used to make web pages more interactive. With Flash you can integrate videos into the Web easily.

Developer Tool in Chrome

The Developer Tool in Chrome is a useful one while you are building a web page. A lot of times when a code some is missed, the entire website gets screwed up. In such cases the Developer Tool of Chrome proves helpful as it lets you identify the actual error. A quick tip here is that you can get to these tools, by right clicking on the page and then selecting ‘Inspect element’ from the menu options.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe offers another web designing tool – Illustrator. This software is used primarily for vector graphics. Web designers use Illustrator as a strong tool for creating logos for website. Websites can also be wire-framed using Adobe Illustrator.

Notepad ++

Then we have the Notepad++, a tool that acts as a powerful text editor. It supports syntax highlighting for many web languages. A very handy software for additional plugins, Notepad++ enables you to retrieve files from your web server.

Photoshop

This is the third offering from the Adobe bucket. Photoshop is a mighty graphic design software that makes web development easier and effective. It lets you create an initial layout for websites and then move to the code to have a full idea on how the website will look at the end.

Dreamweaver

Adobe is almost ruling the word as Dreamweaver too falls in its bucket. Many web designers use Dreamweaver as their code editor. The software is available for both Mac and Windows. The recent versions of Dreamweaver come with support for web technologies like CSS, JavaScript, and many other server-side scripting languages and frameworks.

Majority of the tools that we talked about come from Adobe, which is a leading IT software manufacturing company. As there are multiple offerings from Adobe, you can always opt for its courses, such as Adobe Photoshop Training, Illustrator certifications etc.

Author Byline

Alok Vats, is the writer of this guest blog. He is currently working with Koenig Solutions on a full time basis. During his spare time, Alok writes information content out of fondness. Koenig is an IT training company that was established in 1993 and provides certifications in more than 100 technologies. Some examples include Photoshop CS6, Server +, Illustrator CS5, Advanced Java, CCIE Voice Lab etc. Koenig provides a chance to enroll for 3 training styles, including online, onsite and offsite learning.



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Guppu Boss September 30, 2012 at 7:14 am

nice tools recommendation. I use photoshop and dreamweaver for web designing and note++ rarely for programming

Dustin November 29, 2012 at 6:52 am

When someone writes an post he/she keeps the plan of a user in his/her mind that how a user can be aware of
it. Thus that’s why this paragraph is amazing. Thanks!
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Jason December 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Great post Alok. I’m more of an old school guy myself and just stick with Notepad and photoshop. But I might try something new for the coding as I can see from your post that it could help me work quicker possibly.

Andrea December 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Hey there! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when browsing from my iphone 4. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able
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