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5 Best Web Design Tools for Beginners

5 Best Web Design Tools for Beginners

You must be confused about the various web design tools available in the market if you have just begin your web designing journey.

You must be wondering what all tools will work the best for you and meet your web design requirements.

But worry no more! We’ve got you covered!

In this article, we will tell you about the 5 best web design tools which can be used by the beginners.

You might either need to design a real website or you might want to design mockups or prototype for your website.

Real websites can be designed using web design tools which are also called web design builders.

We will talk about the following 5 web design tools with which you can develop real websites with ease-

  1. WordPress
  2. Wix
  3. Weebly
  4. Squarespace
  5. Shopify

At the end, we will also talk about a few tools which you can use to design mockups and prototypes for your website.

So, let’s begin…

Web Design Tools
Web Design Tools

WordPress

WordPress is the most famous platform for designing websites. Around 39% of all the websites in the world are being made on WordPress.

One can make business websites, portfolios, blogs, eCommerce stores and pretty much everything on WordPress.

WordPress provides both – a free platform and a paid platform. WordPress.com is free while WordPress.org is paid.

WordPress.org is preferred by most people. You have to buy your own domain and hosting in it. The website completely belongs to you.

You have to take all the responsibilities from updating your website to backing it up.

WordPress.org provides you with a lot of cool free and paid themes and plugins. This makes your website designing super easy and fun!

On the other hand, WordPress.com is managed by its own. Though it is a good option for beginner bloggers, it has a lot of restrictions.

You cannot earn through ads, or get a custom domain name or use plugins and themes freely. This is why, people don’t use WordPress.com often.

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Wix

Wix has become pretty popular over the last few years. It is a simple and very good option for the beginners.

Wix provides its own hosting and domain. It hosts around 160 million websites presently.

You can create a free website using Wix but obviously with less features.

For a custom domain name and more features, you will have to upgrade to premium plan.

Also, when you take the 100% free plan, Wix will show their own ads on your website.

Wix is well liked among the various web design tools because of how easy it is to use and the number of options it provides.

It provides huge number of templates in various niches. It also has a variety of drag and drop tools and elements to design better interfaces.

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Wix is also said to be easier to learn as compared to WordPress but WordPress offers greater flexibility in a lot of terms.

Weebly

Weebly is a web design tool which helps people design a professional website quickly and easily.

Around 30 million websites are designed using Weebly.

It allows customization of webpages and provides loads of useful tools to design your perfect website.

Weebly provides a free as well as paid plans. You will find almost all the important features required to build a website in the free plan.

The paid plan provides more interesting features like always. But even the paid plans are quite affordable as compared to the other web design tools.

But it offers less variety than others.

The good part of using Weebly is that it makes designing super quick and you don’t need to be a technical guy to build beautiful websites.

Squarespace

Squarespace comes with a modest number of amazing templates, themes and features to serve different kind of personal or professional needs.

It has different plans for blogs, portfolios, one-page website and eCommerce. It is said to be the best option for bloggers.

Around 2 million websites are hosted on Squarespace.

Squarespace does not provide any free plan and the paid plans start from $12/month. Also, drag and drop editor is not supported in it.

It consists of build-in SEO tools to help the website show up in search results. It also provides Analytic tools to track website traffic and content.

Shopify

Shopify is a top competitor among various web design tools when it comes to designing eCommerce websites.

It consists of all the integrations important to set up an attractive online store.

Hence, you won’t need any coding skills unless you need something extraordinary in your website.

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You get decent amount of templates which you can customize using the drag and drop builder.

Managing website on Shopify is also a breeze as it takes care of most of the things.

But it does have some cons like all the other web design tools. It is quite expensive and the plans start from $29/month. No free plan is available.

Other Web Design Tools

There are a huge number of free and paid web design tools which you can use to design mockups and prototypes of your website.

First lets talk about the most popular Adobe tools.

Adobe provides us huge variety of tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Dreamweaver, After Effects and Animate which you can use for different purposes while designing the UI and UX of your website.

Click here to know more about the Adobe Tools

Other cool web design tools which you can try are as follows-

  1. InVision Studio – For UI design and rapid prototyping
  2. Marvel – For quick mockups and prototyping
  3. Figma – Cross platform with real-time collaboration
  4. Sketch – Powerful vector-based tool with easy collaboration
  5. Affinity Designer – Photoshop like UI, also available for iPad

Conclusion – Web Design Tools

We have now discussed about various web design tools which you can use to build either real websites or give structure to your ideas.

Whatever your purpose is, with this knowledge now you can explore relevant tools and design something cool.

You can even try different tools for different web design projects and decide which one is your favorite.

If you have already found your bunch of favorite web design tools, do let us know in the comment section below. ๐Ÿ™‚

References – Web Design Tools

https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/self-hosted-wordpress-org-vs-free-wordpress-com-infograph/

https://www.creatingawebsitetoday.com/best-website-builders-for-beginners-and-up/

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