Want to improve your skills and create stunning designs? Check out these seven tools for freelance web designers and enjoy your work even more.
There are three types of people: Office workers, freelancers and freaks who somehow manage to combine both office work and freelancing. I know such freaks personally and I must admit that their true dedication to the job is respectable.
To do that, you need to make your life easy with web design tools. There are a lot of them. And actually, every designer has his own magic “toolbox”.
So here are the most popular tools I use. Try them out and make your life easier.
I now use Divi in just about all of my projects.
And with Divi you have access to many ready designed websites. This makes it super fast to create a website.
I have written a detailed review of Divi, which you can read here.
With Canva, you can easily create images for social media or your website.
You simply enter the pixel size (e.g. 1200×750 px for blog images) and drag the elements you need into the field.
I also created the image for this blog post that you see above in Canva.
A laptop is also a must, of course. With it you are super flexible.
But the laptop does not have to be expensive at all. 300 to 400 € is quite enough. I myself use an HP EliteBook 840 G2, which I bought refurbished.
The refurbished laptops have a very low depreciation.
I would recommend buying at least with 8GB of RAM, as Google Chrome unfortunately takes up a lot.
Especially in the beginning you waste a lot of time to find the perfect colors for your website. Here the free tool mycolor.space helps you.
The tool helps you to create a complete color palette with one color, in seconds.
When you’re not that experienced, it’s always hard to settle on a font.
Here fontsinthewild helps you. It is a free tool that shows you fonts in real projects.
Many tools just show you the fonts, but fontsinthewild shows them in real projects, making it much easier.