Design is always very important in terms with to provide a cool and catchy user experience and also in the eyes of search engines. I know very well that a search engine can never suppose that how your website is looking but with the help of the coding of your website they can get an idea that what kind of experience your site is giving to your visitors.
It’s not possible for everyone to afford high end graphics for his / her website that’s why today I’m going to explain you four of the awesome web and graphic design tools which can help you a lot to get a free design for your website.
The good news is that if you seek out the proper tools and take advantage of free design tips and ideas – you can have a great looking website, without spending a fortune. Case in point are some of the design tools I mention below which are all free and available to anyone on the web. I have used these tools on various sites and blogs over the years to make them stand out and to make it look a step above standard.
1. Supa Logo
This is a simple and neat logo maker which is 100% free to use and available on the web. Essentially you can create a nice text based logo for your website or blog and then upload it to the site via the back-end dashboard.
The key with Supa Logo is to match what is on your site already. You do this by paying attention to the font on the site and the colors. If your site has a simple and standard font and your overall colour scheme is green, you would want to match this as close as possible with the various options available via the tool.
See an example logo I made with this tool below. As you can see the colour I chose along with the font and the size matches the overall site quite well – as in it blends in well.
2. Pic Monkey
This is one of my favourite go-to web based tools for editing photos and banners for blog posts, ads, book covers and so on. It’s easy to use and versatile.
You can add captions to photos or banners, or you can even erase people from pictures. You can use Pic Monkey for any image editing need you might have as it relates to your website or blog. If you like to caption photos or banners for your Pinterest pins or for blog articles, this is a great tool for that as well.
3. Tiny MCE Advanced WordPress Plugin
Have you heard of the Tiny MCE WordPress plugin? If your site or blog is powered by WordPress, this is a super neat tool you should know about because it adds extra functionality to the built in editor.
You can add a background color to posts or pages, highlight passages, add in tables and so much more. We particularly love and use the Tiny MCE Advanced plugin for highlighting passages and or adding background color to content on our landing pages.
4. Google Fonts
When you combine the Any Font plugin for WordPress and Google fonts, you can pretty much change out any font on your site and replace it with one you like. Maybe the font on your site’s header is too small or maybe the blog post titles are too big, whatever the design issue you have you can fix it with a new font type or size.
By using these two in combination you can find a font you prefer and then add it to your site. Everything is done automatically without messing with any code on the site – just download both tools and you’re good to go.
When you don’t have a large budget, this requires you to rely on other methods of getting the job done. Usually this means getting creative and looking for tools that will get it done without cost. The tools above are all free and readily available for whatever needs you might have.
Sometimes a tool is intended for one use, yet it can be used for other purposes as well. For example, Pic Monkey wasn’t created with webmasters and blog owners in mind, it’s aimed at photo enthusiasts and those who wish to edit photos. Yet, it’s a perfect tool for website owners to use towards their site design needs and or web content needs. So always think outside the box and find ways to use something for something other than what it was originally intended for.