If you’ve been in the web business as long as us (nearly 20 years!) you’ll remember the bad old ugly days of neon websites, flashing graphics and the liberal use of comic sans.
The modern web is inarguably a much more beautiful place, and that’s in part down to many free services that are now available, democratizing simple design tasks.
In no particular order, here are a few nifty online tools that have caught my eye over the past couple of months – maybe they’ll help give your site that facelift you’ve been planning for some time!
Quickly resize images via this free online tool. There are a number of presets for popular image sizes too; everything from the perfect email header through to Facebook and Instagram.
If you care about your
Need to remove a background from an otherwise excellent image so you can use it more freely on your site? No problem at all! This free browser based tool delivers impressive results.
I could play around with this mesmerizing tool for hours and hours (I haven’t done that, honestly). Patternizer offers a custom pattern building tool plus a number of presets. Hit the code tab and the CSS markup for each beautiful pattern is just a copy and paste away.
After an hour using this
This quick and simple tool generates complementary colour choices for your website (as well as giving the all-important hex value). If you think red and green should look rather fetching when paired together, check out this site for some sage wisdom.
Vectr offers a rather handy way to create and edit vector image files online and quickly through your browser. No need for a hefty download here, though the site does offer an offline and premium paid tool as well.
This is another
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