To be a better designer , every one should know the right tools to design the web page . Designing the web pages is not a tough task , unless you use the right tools to design them . Here we reviewed some of the useful web design tools .
1] Adobe Photoshop CS :
Photoshop is a essential image-editing tool for graphics professionals. Photoshop CS is a part of Adobe Creative Suite family which is the leader in bitmap editing market tool. Photoshop is an industry standard for graphics professionals.
The new Photoshop CS4 has some additional features like Wrap 2D images around 3D shapes , painting directly on 3D models , higher Printing quality , ray-tracing rendering and much more.
There are 4 different products of Photoshop , Photoshop Elements , Photoshop Express beta , Photoshop LightRoom and Photoshop CS4 .
Try Photoshop [ 30 day trial ]
2] Adobe DreamWeaver :
With DreamWeaver you can design your web pages under real-world browser conditions. DreamWeaver is a leading web authoring tools for building world class websites and web applications . If designers use this tool to design web pages , then it will be very easy for the End-users to edit those pages manually by themselves .
Try Dreamweaver CS4 [ 30-day Trial ]
3] Sonic Sound Forge :
Sound Forge is a audio editing Software have every thing for converting raw audio to an Final finished master audio. This suite help you to create and edit stereo audio files with desired speed and precision. Features includes Tools for Sound Design and Mastering , Stereo and Multichannel Recording , Precise Audio Editing , Pristine Sound Quality , Powerful Effects Processing , Dolby Digital AC-3 export and many more .
Webmasters can use this tool for creating a Webcasts , webinars , video tutorial and many more. Adobe SoundBooth is a good competitor for Sony sound forge.
Try SoundForge [ 30-day Trial ]
4] Adobe FLASH :
Flash is a vector animation software developed and distributed by adobe . Flash is used to create Rich Internet applications such as animations , advertisements and other web components. Flash caches it’s videos so they don’t have to be reloaded. Microsoft Silverlight is a good competitor to flash. Today almost every Pc will have Flash installed. Flash is a very handy in creating Web components like calendars , movie players , user controls etc..,
The latest version of Flash , Adobe Flash CS4 includes more features for Action Script Programmers .
Try Flash CS4 Professional [ 30-day Trial ]
5] Microsoft Expression Web :
Expression Web is a part of Expression Studios from Microsoft. Create your website graphics with ease with expression web. You can use Expression Web’s professionally designed , standards compliant web site templates.Expression web supports CSS , that’s behind today’s modern sites.
With Expression Web no coding is required and it support ASP.Net 3.5 hence you can use all the controls to develop a dynamic web site. You also have PHP editing tool.
Try Expression web [ Free trial ]
6] Adobe Fireworks :
Adobe Fireworks is a specialized tool for web designers mainly used for optimizing web pages . Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor tool . Creating and optimizing images for the web becomes more quick with Adobe fireworks.
Features of recent Fireworks CS4 includes : Adobe Creative Suite Integration , with this you can work with other adobe application extensions like Psd , AI , EPS etc . this enables Cross platform integration . In cs4 you can find improvements in user interface , performance and workspace models , enhanced Optimization and scaling tools , RIA authoring support and other rich user Interfaces.
Try Fireworks [ 30 day trial ]
7] Microsoft Expression Blend :
Another awesome software from Microsoft. Blend is a Professional interactive design tool which has scalable, design oriented interface built using the Windows Presentation Foundation. XAML [Extensible Application Markup Language] is the language used in Blend .
Blend provides high-performance user experiences with Silverlight . To use Blend enabled websites your Browser should have been installed with silverlight. Composite your vector and bitmap artwork, video, audio, rich text, controls, and containers, and create custom vector elements.
Try Blend [ Free Trial ]
8] Adobe Illustrator :
Another product from Adobe enables you to create graphics environment with new transparency in gradients and multiple art boards. Whats new in illustrator ? In-panel appearance editing ,Refined graphic styles and more .
With Illustrator you can Create files containing up to 100 art boards of varying sizes and you can use it in any manner. You can Save, export, and print art boards separately using Illustrator.
Try Illustrator [ Trial free ]
9] Adobe Kuler :
Explore, create and share color themes with Adobe Kuler. The most lovable tool for all web designers. You can generate color themes , Work with color variations and export them in other software’s.
Kuler can be accessible from other Adobe products like Photoshop, dream weaver etc. The most important thing with Kuler is that it is completely free and available online at kuler.adobe.com .
try kuler for free kuler.adobe.com
10] All Web Menu Professional :
With Web menu pro you can create professional DHTML menus in minutes. you can create dynamic menus on server-side environments, such as PHP, JSP , Cold Fusion, ASP, ASP.NET.
You can create Multiple Column menus / Multiple Row menus in allwebmenus. You can give your menus a floating effect within specific sections of the page.
These are 10 must have software for web designers .
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