Top 10 Essential and Free Tools!

Web design is an essential step in building your website. The organization of the pages, the arrangement of colors and images as well as the fluidity of navigation are all elements to keep in mind to satisfy your users. To get all your information moving and take care of your brand image, you need tools. it’s clear! Here are the top 10 essential and free web design tools…

Tools for creating prototypes and mockups

Navigation features and necessary layout ideas can be demonstrated with mockups, a user interface prototype, for inclusion during development.

miracle app

Students, UXers, Designers and Entrepreneurs? The Marvel app is perfect for quickly prototyping ideas to share with teams and customers. With its intuitive interface, it is suitable for both beginners and design professionals.

Ideal for creating application prototyping, it is also suitable for achieving a responsive design site by creating a mobile version. Its touch areas allow you to dynamically organize your demo by linking each screen.


Origami, available on iOS and Mac, is ideal for designing modern interfaces without having to develop lines of code. This free, Sketch-compatible software lets you easily create complete scenes and wireframes using its app and library of graphics assets.


Although balsamic is not yet available in French, it is suitable for everyone, even those who do not have graphic design skills. This complete and intuitive tool is suitable for easy and fast creation of mockups.

color selection software

adobe color

From the creators of Adobe Suite, Adobe Color is part of Adobe’s larger Creative Cloud suite, along with Lightroom and Photoshop tools. This free web design tool allows you to combine different colors. For example, you can extract colors from an image or apply color harmony rules to create a custom color palette between composite, triad or monochrome. It is possible to access this platform from a mobile device or a desktop computer. However, the standalone Adobe Color application cannot be downloaded.

Color Code

Color Code is a free software that teaches you more about the meaning of colors. Thus, you can choose the most suitable as per the theme of your website. Choose a reference picture to effectively combine different colors. HTML codes are then indicated to you for each color association created.

Tools for testing fonts

google fonts

Through Google Fonts, Google provides its free font hosting service to you. Whatever typography you choose, it gives you the possibility of a harmonious combination of different types of fonts. The platform also provides the facility to download over a thousand different fonts.

similar character

Do you want to test the association of two fonts? Opt for typecast. This free web design tool, which is not currently available in French, helps you control the readability and rendering of associations according to the colors and fonts chosen. This verification can be done according to the size of the screen, whether it is mobile, tablet or computer.

With this tool you can simulate the combination of different headings, paragraphs and full texts. Typecast also allows finer control of the loading time of each page. It is suitable for quick testing fonts before switching to Photoshop.

Platform for creating visuals


Photoshop is the benchmark for creating and editing images. Thanks to its powerful interface, you can create a mobile application, a complete web design of a website, or any other type of visualization. Still, there are many great free alternatives to Photoshop.

can go

With Canva, you have the possibility to create all kinds of designs, such as banners, logos or other types of visuals. Thanks to its “drag and drop” interface, creating quality visuals doesn’t require the skills of a graphic designer. The templates at your disposal allow you to customize the fonts and color codes according to your taste. This free online tool gives you access to a royalty-free Image Bank.


Unsplash is one of the free royalty-free image banks to find various professional quality images while also saving money. To find photos there, simply click on the categories offered or type keywords corresponding to the theme of your content in the search bar. More than 100 new images are added to this online photo library every day. It is fed by photographs from over 125,000 amateur and professional photographers who make them available to users free of charge.

Although some French keywords are accepted, it is always better to do an English search to access many images arranged in albums, color options and display filters related to image size and orientation.

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