20+ Free Resources for Web Developers/Designers

20+ Free Resources for Web Developers/Designers

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If you are reading this article, then you do understand that a beautifully designed website can help you form a good impression on your prospective customers. Moreover, it provides a good user experience and also helps your website visitors navigate your website without any difficulty. In this article, you can find a list of design, prototyping, and wireframing softwares. I have also listed some of the best free websites for color palette generators, fonts and typography, illustrations, icons, and image optimizing.

Let's start by taking a look at the design, prototyping, and wireframing softwares!

Design Softwares:

🔷 Figma

🔷 Adobe XD

🔷 Sketch

Prototyping

🔷 Vectr

🔷 Adobe XD

🔷 Webflow

🔷 Figma

Wireframing

🔷 fluid UI

🔷 Figma

🔷 Adobe XD

🔷 Miro

🔷 mockplus


Color is one of the most important design elements and plays a huge role in any project from print to web. It conveys different emotions, and communicates action, and speaks to various target audiences!

Therefore, I picked 5 of the best color palettes generators that you can refer to for getting inspiration while designing your Apps and Websites😉

Adobe Color

🔷 One of the most popular color scheme generator

🔷 Can get popular color schemes and generate your own schemes.

Website:

color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel

Colourlovers

🔷 Over a million color palettes.

🔷Create and share your own color palettes with the community.

🔷 Palettes can be downloaded in various formats like .svg, .ai, .png etc.

Website:

colourlovers.com

Colllor

🔷 Generate color palettes derived from the color that is input as a hex code, in simple words or via a URL.

🔷 Palettes are based on shades, tones, color mixing etc.

Website:

colllor.com

Paletton

🔷 Web application to create a matching set of colors.

🔷 Transforms color theory in algorithms to generate colors that go well together.

Website:

paletton.com/#uid=1000u0kllllaFw0g0qFqFg0w0aF

Color Extractor

🔷 Extracts color palette from an image and displays all colors with their hex codes

Website:

mdigi.tools/color-extractor


Everyone expects websites to be really fast and Google does too. Any kind of long delay in page load times might cause your visitors or potential customers to lose interest and leave. In this day and age, half of your users are likely using a mobile device. So, delivering optimal image file formats/sizes is critical.

Here are some of the best free image optimizers on the internet:

JPEG Optimizer

🔷 Allows you to upload and compress your photos online.

🔷 Works only on JPEG files.

🔷 Allows you to resize your images before you optimize.

🔷 You can select your own optimization level and control the quality of your optimized image.

Website:

jpeg-optimizer.com

Optimizilla

🔷 This tool manages to reproduce great quality in your images with lowest file size possible

🔷 Works with JPEG and PNG photos.

🔷 Has a slider that shows you the before and after version of your picture.

🔷 Good for batch processing.

Website:

imagecompressor.com

CompressNow

🔷 Allows bulk upload.

🔷 Works with JPEG, PNG, and GIF files.

🔷 Applies one optimization level to all the photos uploaded at the same time.

Website:

compressnow.com

Tiny PNG

🔷 One of the oldest and most popular tools.

🔷 Works with JPEG and PNG photos.

🔷Allows to upload up to 20 images at one time and up to 100 images a month.

Website:

tinypng.com

GiftOfSpeed

🔷 Minimizes the file sizes to the lowest size possible.

🔷 Works with JPEG and PNG photos.

🔷 Can only upload multiple files for PNG optimization but not for JPG optimization.

Website:

giftofspeed.com/tools


Illustrations are something that can turn an average or ugly website into something really unique and beautiful. They are a powerful and creative medium that can identify and communicate the brand message and transmit ideas with help of just a single image.

So, here are some websites where you can find free illustrations for your next project:

🔷 DrawKit

🔷 Illustation

🔷 Glaze

🔷 Pixabay

🔷 freebie supply

🔷 Ouch


You should always use typography fonts while designing your website. They help in maintaining consistency, making the website look aesthetically pleasing and professional. Typography makes your content attractive and impacts the readability of the website positively. All of these result in a positive user experience.

So, here are some websites where you can find free fonts and typography for your next project:

🔷 Google Fonts

🔷 Font Bundles

🔷 DaFont

🔷 urbanfonts

🔷 FontsSquirrel


Icons are a great method to bring essential content to the point. They are good at grabbing your user's attention and help your website visitors to find and scan content. The meaning that they hold can be recognized with just a glance. Therefore, they are an essential part of a website or any type of app.

So, here are some websites where you can find free icons for your next project:

🔷 Flaticon

🔷 Iconfinder

🔷 Icons8

🔷 Freepik

🔷 Iconstore


That's all for now. Hope these resources will help you make beautiful and unique designs for your websites or apps etc. If I found more free resources, I'll be sure to share them with you guys too😉

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