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Design Tools


There are so many great online tools available these days to help web designers with ideas and creativity as well as resources to simplify some of the headaches of web design such as cross browser/platform issues. All web designers face the same problems, so in this section we'll be reviewing a selection of online tools, and awarding our own rating system.


Design Tools #01

Latest ... Google Fonts Analysis

Google fonts are becoming increasingly popular as a means to ensure that whatever device you are accessing your web pages on, and whatever version or operating system the device has been updated to, you can reliably see the same font as the designer intended you to see. The problem was long overdue a solution, as we no longer have to deal with whether the browser is on an Apple or a PC, but now we have Linux, Internet Explorer 6,7,8,9 and 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and of course iPhones, android phones and many more to come no doubt. Unfortunately even Google Fonts has the odd niggle, so as part of our quality control we're documenting our experience of testing Google Fonts across browsers. See Google Web Fonts and BrowserStack Analysis for more information.


Design Tools Review


Heres the rest of our current design tool reviews. We'll add more in time, but these are the ones we've found most useful in our project work for clients.

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