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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.
www.bestbuy.com/recycle

Tin Eye

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.
www.tineye.com

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.
www.hotjar.com/website-heatmap-tool

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

Boilerplate Privacy Policy

Privacy Policies are required by law on all websites. This article features custom-made Privacy Policy web generators. From this list, we like Terms Feed, but it does charge a small amount for some very basic add-ons.
www.thelegality.com/reviews/best-privacy-policy-generators

Terms Feed Privacy Policy Generators

Great, user-friendly generator, but does charge for some add-ons.
www.termsfeed.com

Wayback Machine

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.
www.archive.org/web

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.
www.gs.statcounter.com

GTmetrix

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.
www.gtmetrix.com

Awwwards

Looking for website inspiration? Look no further. Awwwards features websites created by the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world.
www.awwwards.com

Laws of UX

Laws of UX is a collection of principles that designers can consider when building user interfaces.
www.lawsofux.com

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.
www.nngroup.com

W3Counter

W3Counter tracks the usage share of search engines, browsers and operating systems.
www.w3counter.com

W3Schools – Browser Statistics

W3Schools collects data from over 50 million monthly visits and reports long term trends of browser usage.
www.w3schools.com/browsers

W3Schools

W3Schools is an online tutor for learning web technologies. They create tutorials and references relating to HTML, CSS, JavaScript and many other web languages.
www.w3schools.com

Have a favorite resource to add? We would love to hear from you!