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Website Design essentials: Equipment, apps & resources

Recently I have researching more into web design software and resources. Up to now I have  been using photoshop for web pages but now I am really into using Sketch. Unlike Photoshop Sketch has been designed especially for webs designers. I like because you can lay all the different art boards for different device and see your progress. Its lie a cross between photoshop, illustrator and keynote. Its much more hassle free. Its built to be really quick which is great for rapid prototyping.

Check out Sketch: http://bohemiancoding.com/sketch/

Also this is a useful plugin for Sketch. It generates text and images until have the real thing.Sketch content generator: https://github.com/timuric/Content-ge...

Also I have started using Invision to share screen flows and get feedback on your designs. Its great because the client can see the design in a flow in a browser or on a phone as in is meant to be intended, rather than scrolling through a PDF. So it simulates the real thing as much as possible so you get the best possible feedback because the client leave comments on the part of the design they are talking about which helps you manage all the feedback and collating it all.

Check out Invision: http://www.invisionapp.com/

 

Resources:
Tinypng: https://tinypng.com/
Image Optim: https://imageoptim.com/
Noun project for icons: https://thenounproject.com/
Pictos icons: http://pictos.cc/
GuideGuide photoshop plugin: http://guideguide.me/
Ten Dollar Fonts: http://tendollarfonts.com/
Lost Type Co-op: http://losttype.com/

// Apps:
Skala: http://bjango.com/mac/skalapreview/
Sketch Mirror: http://www.bohemiancoding.com/sketch/...

 

// INSPIRATION
Land Book: http://land-book.com/
SiteInspire: http://www.siteinspire.com/
Call-to-idea: http://www.calltoidea.com/
Coolors: https://coolors.co/

// ASSETS
Noun Project: https://thenounproject.com/
Google web fonts: https://www.google.com/fonts
The Designers Foundry: https://www.thedesignersfoundry.com/

 

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