By AN Jay on July 22, 2009

11 Of The Handy Free Tools To Increase Designer’s Productivity

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This is one of the very best (Fresh) list of its kind where you can find the simplest online web designer’s tools that are developed for designers and may be very helpful for you as well when you want to get your work done or just for fun. I hope web designers will like this list, but you can also use them and will love them whether you are an office worker, a manager, a supervisor, a student, a home user, etc. Most of them are not very well-known, but they are really amazing in respect to their features. This is the list of 11 Of The Handy Free Tools To Increase Designer’s Productivity. Just take a look at them and share your thought’s here.

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Pictaculous

Pictaculous
Pictaculous is free color palette generator. It would be really helpful if you are wondering what colors to use with an image. You will just need to upload your image and it will give you the suggested color palette.

ViewLike.Us

ViewLike.Us

This is a brand new site that allows you to check out how your website looks in the most popular resolution formats. It’s all powered by Ajax & PHP so no need to download anything. Using ViewLike.Us is perfectly free.

PXtoEM

PXtoEM

This is an online calculator that can help you easily covert pixels, to EM, to percent or to points.

Quick Thumbnail

Quick Thumbnail

This is the fastest way to resize your pictures and images. You will just need to choose an image file, select some resize options, and hit Resize it. Your image will be uploaded to the server, resized and then your resized image(s) will be provided in a single convenient view. The power comes from the simultaneous generation of different sizes and the ability to enlarge your images too.

SlickMap CSS

SlickMap CSS

SlickMap CSS is a simple stylesheet for displaying finished sitemaps directly from HTML unordered list navigation. It’s suitable for most web sites “accommodating up to three levels of page navigation and additional utility links” and can easily be customized to meet your own individual needs, branding, or style preferences.

flipping typical

flipping typical

A way to explore the popular typefaces you have on your computer.

Iconza

Iconza

A collection of free icons that can be colored and reduced in size to your taste. If you are a happy site or blog owner, you will be able to pick icons that will fit right into your design.

Browsershots

Browsershots

Browsershots makes screenshots of your web design in different browsers. It is a free open-source online service. A number of distributed computers will open your website in their browser. Then they will make screenshots and upload them to the central server.

Text utilities

Text utilities

Text Utilities is really useful multipurpose tool that can customize and manipulate your text as per your need. It can quickly help you to encode, decode, case convert, javascript and regexp any text submitted by you.

Whats its color

Whats its color

Whats its color is an image-color processing utility that will evaluate an image and give you the image’s primary and complementary dominant colors of an image, how many visually unique colors are in an image, and the top ten visually unique colors in an image. Extremely useful when creating any type of designs around an image. The more colorful the image, the better the results.

Font Burner

Font Burner

Font Burner is the easiest way to add great fonts to your website. Just pick one of over 1000 quality fonts, add a chunk of code to your site, then sit back and admire your beautiful typography.





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I just booked marked most of these. Great list thanks!

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Great list, very helpfull.

Thanks

Amazing collection, thanks for share. I found Text utilities specially useful.

Really cool list of sites,
flipping typical is cool for cause i confuse while choosing fonts for my designs

Thanks for featuring PXtoEM.com! It was my pleasure to build and support our community :D

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Some useful sites! But why is it that many of these tools for designers are so poorly designed!? Whatsitscolor and Quick Thumbnail are not exactly pleasing to the eye.

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lol. awesome awesome list. I especially liked the monitor resolution link. so simple and yet so straightforward. great link!

Really useful roundup, though I agree with Steve, some of the sites are terribly designed. :P

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Thanks, half of these i was not aware of and i can see myself using at least a couple of them.

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Wicked list of handy tools! Especially the font tool! Great to see what a slogan, title or business name might look like without having to fire up illustrator or photoshop.

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I wish you have a wonderful day!Thank you.

awesome, thank you so much. I’ve been looking for something like Font Burner for a while now.

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