This month’s “Top 10” websites for designers is full of sites that either explore, enhance or function as graphic design tools. You’ll also find a wealth of design principles from the greats, a site for a cool new typeface, and a couple websites that are just for fun.
Top 10 Websites: Graphic Design Tools + More
The survey captures a snapshot of what tools designers are using in the marketplace, and any new-comers.
A simple way to find designers based on where they work from. Designers can add themselves to it, include a link to their portfolio and other contact info.
Search the current landscape of app icons by categories, tags and colors.
A collection of successful design principles from the likes of Bing, IBM and others.
With guidance on best practices and must-have tools for creating positive user experiences, this collection is a practical guide for mastering this niche of design work. For designers working on web projects, this value pack highlights the newest methods and tools for managing workflow, instruction on ensuring cohesiveness across platforms and more. Learn how to properly study people’s attitudes and behaviors and create user profiles to make sure all of your design projects exceed client expectations.
A Slack sidekick, Awesome enhances and adds features to Slack to help you stay in sync with your team.
The simple ranking system allows you to decide on font pairings you like.
A cool, new typeface by Riley Cran, also has a cool website with useful editing features.
A great selection of graphic and conceptual posters for you to view, nicely presented in tall, vertical stripes.
An online magazine exploring the creative mind with profiles, discussions, videos and more.
Promoting the movie, this is quite fun to do: create your own Peanuts character and share.
- Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.
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You’re sure to enjoy this purposeful video session, designed to help you to identify real-world interactive solutions and graphic design tools. How are all of those great interactive things getting made? How do you pick the right tool for the job, when the tools (and sometimes the jobs) are constantly evolving? Matthew Richmond will tackle everything from desktop design and development tools to online/mobile solutions for building and scripting interactive projects. You will be looking at creative design tools, wireframing/prototyping tools, site building and fantastic open source frameworks/libraries that enable designers to stand tall in today’s world of fancy, high-impact, standards-based interactive projects.