5 Open Source Tools That Simplify Website Design

Web designers rely on open-source software to make their job easy and develop web pages that are user friendly, attractive and creatively designed. While you can find the popular software used in professional web designs in Miami, such as PhotoShop, Adobe XB and Sublime Text, we are going to cover other open source tools that are not very common but still offer impressive features.

Visual Studio Code

If you are looking for an open source tool to make your web designing simple and fast, try Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code. The best thing about this open source software is that it integrates seamlessly with other Microsoft development tools. There’s probably no reason to switch if you are running on Mac or Linux. However, try VS Code if you are coding in Microsoft’s ASP.Net or any other MS platform and you’ll see how fast and reliable this text editor is.

Visual Studio Code

KodeWeave

If you’ve used CodePen before, this tool will be easy for you to learn how to use. With KodeWeave, you enjoy the flexibility of using it online as a web app or you can download it and use it as a standalone app. You’ll probably have to download it if you are running on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. It’s one of those web development tools that you can really use when developing offline. The open source software is designed to integrate with WebDGap. This makes it easy to create prototypes.

kodeWeave

 

Krita

If you often work on design projects that require digital painting and illustration, this is the open source software for you. Krita is really handy if you want to design your website with creative illustrations and digital painting mainly due to the features it offers. The graphics editor can be used to come up with different kinds of graphics whether traditional or contemporary. Use this for the actual graphics rather than for design mockups. Krita can be complex to use when it comes to designing mockups(there are simpler tools to use for this purpose).

 

Pencil Project

What was once a Firefox extension has been developed to offer amazing features and is perfect for prototyping. If you often work offline, this is a great tool for you. It may have fewer features than other apps in its category but it’s certainly a powerful and stable wireframing app that you could use. First, you’ll love the collection of stencils on Pencil Project.

Pencil Project

 

GrapesJS

Want to edit your site designs online, use GrapesJS. This site builder framework allows you to easily make changes in code, preview the designs and undo/redo whenever necessary. You can even make use of its pre-designed page elements with drag and drop features to make it easy to design pages online. You can integrate this software with another app such as your newsletter managing app in order to customize it to suit your needs. The best part about GrapesJS is that it’s very easy to use. If you have minimal graphic design experience, you can quickly learn how to use the page editor and create remarkable designs.

GrapesJS

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