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Advantages Of Web Designing Tools

Web designing is an art of planning and crafting websites. To fine-tune the website layout and to ultimately fill colors in this art, color scheming, font styling, aligning and layout of borders, background contrast, headers and footers placement, and images or icons positioning are all indispensable steps that enhance the aesthetic sense of a website. For such purpose, a range of applications along with their sources and resources can be deployed in order to augment the look and feel of a website. These tools include Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Dreamweaver, Panic Coda, Adobe Photoshop, Firebug, Fire MX etc.

Web designing tools play a key role in covering the gap from table-oriented web design to table-less WYSIWYG web design. A wide variety of web designing tools are accessible to craft from static websites to dynamic and animated websites. Lets us explore web designing tools and their associated advantages.

Adobe Fireworks

A proprietary bitmap and vector graphic editor- Adobe Fireworks is extensively used by many web developers to design prototype of web pages. Fireworks is equipped with a plethora of tools and options which facilitates the web designers in crafting animated and highly optimized images for websites. In contrast to Photoshop, it provides a better compression rate of JPEG, PNG and GIF images and thus helps in making potentially light-weighted web graphics. Furthermore it boxed all the website components in a PDF file which enable the designer to have an interactive framework of website.

 

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Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver permits the users to preview websites in preview pane and also in locally installed browsers. Dreamweaver as a featured-packed suite has an ample assortment of tools and options to facilitate web designers. It provides syntax highlighting and intelligent code hinting feature. Moreover it offers built-in FTP client, project management and workflow. Even if you are not aware of nitty-gritty of java scripting you can use its behavior panel which will perform all your desired actions on your behalf. It has a tremendous ability to integrate with other standard Adobe products such as Photoshop and thus endorses designers to have easy updating and editing of graphical objects.

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Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a perfect graphic editor for both professional photographers and web designers. To accomplish the goal of plugging in web-based graphics, Adobe Photoshop provides a collection of tools and options to the designer. Filters, brushes, actions, and scripting, work flow enhancement etc are among the prominent attributes offered by Photoshop.

 

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Firebug

It is an open source web development tool. It is particularly incorporated with Firefox web browsers. It facilitates on-the-fly HTML and CSS editing for tweaking or debugging, a logging console, analyzing and fixing of JavaScript. To promptly look out for the correlated web page elements, it provides a perceptive Document Object Model (DOM) scrutiny tool.

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Panic Coda

Another shareware web designing application is Panic Coda. To supplement workflow of team, it trimmed down the number of application i.e. FTP client, CSS editor, a version control system, etc. It deploys tabbed interface for text editing, file transfers, SVN and CSS. Plug-ins, which are scripts generally written in command-line programming languages, is used to instruct commands to panic coda.

 

 

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There are various others web designing tools each having its own advantages. The assortment of tools usually depends on architectural design function and requirements. Moreover the upcoming trend towards outsized logos, oversized headers and footers; jumbo images; mind blowing hand-drawn design; modal boxes ; intro boxes has also forced web masters to opt for best suitable tools depending on framework of website.

Written by Mohsen

Mohsen

Mohsen is a Web/Wordpress designer and a blogger. He currently designs WordPress themes, writes for Webanthology, and studying computer. Follow him on twitter

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