13 design tools and websites that are godsends for UI/UX designers

Grace Jia
Grace Jia
Mar 3, 2017 · 4 min read

The continuous improvement of design tools has had a positive impact on usability and user experience. This has provided great convenience not only for users but also for designers. Therefore, a good web designer will often try to stay updated with and master the latest tools.

Hundreds of blogs and websites update articles, share design skills and recommend new tools on the internet. That is an important source of information for designers. Now, let’s have a look at the latest and mot useful design tools and websites.

1. UX checklist

When you hand your project over to your clients, are you sure you’ve settled all the problems?

UX Checklist is a professional checklist for user experience. You can use this tool to review the stages of your project and whether you have already finished all the wok or not.

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2. Font Awesome

Font Awesome gives you scalable, vector icons that can instantly be customized — size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS.

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3. Perfect Icons

Perfect Icons is an easy tool to create resolution-independent social icons.

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4. Freebiesbug

Abundant useful resources about web design are collected on Freebiesbug, including various kinds of resources about templates, UI, and plug-ins.

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5. Pttrns

Mobile design patterns and UI resources like UIKit and UI elements are available on Pttrns for designers.

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6. Flat UI Color Picker

Flat UI Color Picker is a great choice on color schemes, if you want to create a preeminent flat style interface design.

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7. Tech&All

Tech&All is a fully equipped website for web design resources. These include materials about code, template, visual design, UIKits, UI elements, and navigation design.

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8. Site Inspire

Lack of inspiration? Don’t know how to use websites? Site Inspire can be a good assistant for you to confront this problem. It can also filter materials for you according to different categories, platforms, and styles.

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9. GoodUI

What kind of design can be called as good UI? On GoodUI, you can find a large number of skills training and tips.

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10. Trianglify

Trianglify is a tool to generate beautiful triangle materials and background of SVG and CSS.

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11. UI faces

UI faces is a website to find sample avatars for UI mockups. It’s very good to use for visual design.

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12. Mockplus Blog

This site is a comprehensive UI/UX information collection. Topics range from basic UI/UX knowledge to instructive tutorials and design trend predictions. It has a concise style with a pure background — no more superfluous advertisements, only applied information for designers. The blog’s original and selective articles are free of charge, all of them could satisfy designers from different levels.

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13. PrimeLiber

PrimeLiber is a Russian blog that provides free resources. All the information about startups, UI/UX design, growth hack, SEO, and programming are completely free. It’s a good blog for Russian subscribers.

Original posted at www.mockplus.com

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