These are the places we go to when we need to figure out something in a pinch! Here’s our list of top web design resources…
Best Buy eWaste Recycling
SO grateful to Best Buy for offering this program — the take TONS of stuff! Spent ink cartridges, old hard drives, old RAM, laptops — most everything! Check out their recycle program for details.
We are still freaking out about how cool this is. Just upload a photo and VOILA! Background gone. It’s magic.
Ever found the perfect image and then you’re like, where did I get that? This website gives you the scoop! Locate the source of mysterious stock photos — just upload and find out.
What the Font?
Instant font identification powered by the world’s largest collection of fonts. www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont
Hot Jar Heat Mapping
A website heatmap tool like Hotjar is powerful way to help you see what people do on your website pages. This is one of our favorite web design resources! A heatmap reveals where your visitors click, how far they scroll, what they look at or ignore.
Tiny PNG & Image Recycle
Compressing your PNG & JPG images before you upload can make your website faster and save bandwidth. These tools optimize your images by 50-80% while preserving full transparency.
www.tinypng.com and www.imagerecycle.com
Great, user-friendly generator, but does charge for some add-ons.
The Wayback Machine is well known as a useful tool for accessing old web pages. As you’re getting to know a new client, it’s always helpful to view old website to get to know the brand you’re working with. It’s also a worthwhile tool for viewing your competitors website archives.
StatCounter Global Stats
StatCounter shows the market share of browsers, devices and operating systems in any given region. You can also filter by date to see the trends.
GTmetrix is a free tool that analyzes your page’s speed performance. Using PageSpeed and YSlow, GTmetrix reveals how your site performs, why it’s slow and optimization opportunities.
Looking for website inspiration? Look no further. Awwwards features websites created by the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world.
Laws of UX
Laws of UX is a collection of principles that designers can consider when building user interfaces.
Nielsen Norman Group
NNG is a globally trusted UX research and consulting firm that studies users around the world and provides reliable guidance on user experience.
W3Counter tracks the usage share of search engines, browsers and operating systems.
W3Schools – Browser Statistics
W3Schools collects data from over 50 million monthly visits and reports long term trends of browser usage.
Have a favorite resource to add? We would love to hear from you!