In most businesses, the more time that you spend concentrating on it, the more you are set in your ways. But for developers and web designers, resisting change is not an option. Clients demand better and bigger websites as time goes by and applications that work in different devices no matter how complex they are, from voice to VR, working with new techniques and new technology is not an option, it is considered as a necessity.

It is a good thing that there are a lot of web design ideas and tools, from the old fashioned ones to the ongoing Similar Web Vs Semrush debate, that are released constantly to help you with the new challenges that you are going to face. The only issue is getting the time to keep all of them.

If you do not have an hour to spare every day, you can check on the lists of the best tools for web design online, it can help you become inventive, streamlined and creative in your area. With that being said, here are some web design tools that you need to try in 2019.

  1. ) Sketch

One of the best UI design tool is Sketch. This is a great alternative to Photoshop, it can make sorting all of your documents and making all of the changes that you need to make a lot easier. Sketch is a tool that has small documents because it is a vector-based application. It has a built-in grid system that makes the interface design better and easier. The overall UI and the minimal feel makes Sketch cleaner to use and design in and it is also user friendly. It offers a lot of plugins that makes it easier to work on as the flow is smoother.

  1. ) Adobe XD

The vector design and the overall wireframing tool of the Adobe XD can he a great web design tool. The application includes tools that can help you to define some non-static interactions and it also have drawing tools, desktop and mobile previews and it also has sharing tools for giving feeback on all designs. It can also give you the option to select an artboard size that is device-specific for starting a website or a project, and you can also import a UI kit.

  1. ) Figma

This web design tool is an interface that makes multiple designers to exchange ideas and collaborate in real time. It is also available on Mac, Linux, Windows and in the browser and it has a free and a paid version depending on what you need to use it for. Figma is similar to Sketch when it comes to its USP but it is a cross platform. When you use it to make a couple of icons for a website, you will find that the flow is smooth.

  1. ) Affinity Designer

The Affinity Designer is a well-designed application and it is made to be graphic design tool and a dedicated web tool. It has adjustable and nondestructive layers. You can adjust any image or any vector without damaging them along the process. It has a 1,000,000 percent zoom capability and it is useful when you do vector art since you can get really close. It has a history feature and undo feature that is handy as you can go back as far as 8,000 steps.

  1. ) Flare

Flare is a tool that is broweser-based and it is from 2 dimensions that can give you the animate and vector art design that you want. It is made to aim at both the game designers and the web designers as it lets your work real time and directly with different assets that can run in your final output, removing the need to redo the work in a different code. It can help simplify the process and it can help you save a lot of time.

  1. ) Vaunt

If you want to match the color scheme of your website to an iage, then Vaunt is the application for you. It uses an algorithm that is clustering and it can analyse your images and it can let you know which colors are better and more dominant in an image so you can use it in your oveall design. You can drop and drap your image into the application and the colors will appear in a panel. You can also click on any of the colors so you can add it to your clipboard.

  1. ) Squoosh

Squoosh is an application that is free and is from Google and it is aimed at helping designers of websites to compress their pictures without decreasing the quality. You can drop and drag your picutres into the application and you can use a slider to be able to play with the quantity of compression, so you can find a great balance between file size and picture quality quickly. The application works both offline and online.

  1. ) Linksplit

This website tool can make it a lot easier for you to set up as it can help you split traffic between two or more numerous versions and you can see which version is better. It is free during the first 10,000 clicks and you do not need to sign up to start using the tool. You can go to the site, enter your URL destinations and you are given a short, single test URL that you can share with your users.

  1. ) Anime

Anime is a new engine for animation that will help you when you need to add complicated animated contents and components to your application. You can create codes that can define the object that you want to use and animate, it also comes with specifics of your animations. It has an API that allows you to use elements using the CSS selectors, the JavaScripts and even DOM elements.

  1. ) Avocode

Avocode is a web tool that makes it easy for developers to code applications or websites from Sketch designs or Photoshop. It is built by the same group that made CSS Hat and PNG Hat. You can use Avocode’s Photoshop plugin so you can sync your PSD into the tool with just a single click. This tool can automatically and quickly analyze your Sketch file or PSD and it can bring everything into a designed UI.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.