The design tools or resources you use in your everyday design work should never become sources of distraction. When they do, they can create a negative impact on your workflow. Or, on the quality of the product you are attempting to create.
A slight glitch or omission can also wreak havoc with your ability to focus. Even affect your mindset if it rears its ugly head at a critical or inopportune time.
No resource has absolutely everything you need. And no tool is absolutely perfect, but some come very close, as do the top 15 presented in this article. They tend to be so reliable in doing what they are supposed to be able to do for you. They tend to make any design task progress smoothly, and even gleefully.
We can’t guarantee that using any of these design tools and resources will be a joyride. But we can promise that you will find working with them will be a satisfying experience. We encourage you to give any that might appeal to you a good, close look.
BeTheme’s 40+ core features make is the biggest WordPress and WooCommerce theme of them all and one of the most powerful.
You’ll quickly discover that this WordPress and WooCommerce theme is delightfully easy to use, and you’ll have no trouble building a complex website in an amazingly short time.
Helpful features include –
- A library of 650+ pre-built websites that cover all major industry sectors and website types. They are responsive, fully customizable, and have UX functionality built into them. Pick one that fits your needs, and you could build a website in a few hours.
- The Admin Panel, the Shortcode and Layout Generators, and the fast and flexiible BeBuilder page builder with its array of page, section, and element import, export and autosave capabilities.
- A BeBuilder Woo that’s an absolute gem thanks to its customer-centric shopping features and single product layouts.
Click on the banner, check out Be’s core features, and be prepared to be impressed by what this powerful theme has done for 240,000 customers and can do for you.
When things go wrong while creating a website your attention naturally switches to trying to figure out the cause, which can often be traced to a lack of design flexibility.
That will never be the case with Total, a WordPress theme that, as its name implies, has the tools and flexibility needed to finish a project without worrisome interruptions.
- Total’s easy-to-import Theme Demos and 90+ section templates will get your project off to a smooth, error-free start.
- You can even start from scratch if you prefer.
- An extended version of WPBakery is Total’s page builder of choice for maintaining a smooth workflow.
- Live customizer theme settings combined with a dynamic template and dynamic layout functionality provide plenty of flexibility.
- Total is 100% responsive and loaded with special effects.
Click on the banner to find out more about what Total can do for you.
When you come across a website that features some truly stunning content, it could be that its designer has been using LayerSlider. After all, this impressive tool has enjoyed a huge following since its inception. You can use LayerSlider to create websites guaranteed to impress its visitors and you will most likely be impressed yourself.
- LayerSlider is super-easy to work with.
- You’ll be able to create an expensive-looking website in a very short amount of time.
- LayerSlider can save you time with its modern editor interface and hundreds of helpful built-in features.
- It has 150+ website, slider, and popup templates. Templates are a great way to learn as well as an ideal starting point for new projects.
- With LayerSlider, you receive premium one-on-one customer support.
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An Envato top seller with 90.000+ sales, Uncode is a pixel-perfect multiuse WordPress theme that freelancers, creatives, businesses, and agencies have found to be a perfect fit for their web design needs.
- Uncode’s WooCommerce custom builder is a highly popular feature
- another popular feature is the Wireframes plugin and its 550+ section templates
- Uncode’s powerful Frontend Editor completes pages quickly and efficiently
The best way to see Uncode’s capabilities is its gallery of user-created websites.
Trafft provides a scheduling service for both on-site and virtual appointments and events. Trafft offers three paid plans together with a free-forever plan for individuals.
- Trafft also manages a business’s staff services and schedules, accepts payments from clients, and sends out reminders, all from a single platform.
- Trafft can service multiple locations as well as handle group bookings
- Users can take advantage of custom booking form fields, and custom website domains.
There are many tools you could use to create simple tables or charts. When certain issues arise, the number of viable tools can be reduced. The wpDataTables plugin may be the only remaining option when the need is to –
- create tables/charts that are responsive, interactive, and maintainable
- process huge amounts of data quickly
- process data from a variety of sources or come in a variety of formats
- color code or highlight key information.
Downloading images from GetIllustrations’ library is a quick way to design clever, out-of-the-ordinary website pages, apps, and presentations.
- The library of 10,000+ illustrations is the world’s largest bundle of its type
- Featured formats include Vector AI, PNG, Sketch, SVG, Figma, and Adobe XD
- Every illustration comes with a commercial license and is yours to keep and use without limitations.
The Slider Revolution plugin makes it easy for beginner-and mid-level designers to impress their clients with magnificent website page visuals.
With this exceptional tool in hand, it can be a quick and easy task to change a mind-numbing website into an awe-inspiring thing of beauty with its –
- selections of impressive website and slider templates and addons
- ability to accept dynamic content from social media sites
- WebGL slide animations
Finding a font has never been a particularly easy task – until now. WHATFONTIS has the biggest database of fonts. The AI-based search engine helps designers to identify fonts regardless of license: free or commercial.
- Upload an image of the font you search and you will get it’s correct name more than 90% of the time.
- 1 on 1 support is there for you if the AI search engine yield an awkward result.
- Cursive fonts can also be recognized.
Mobirise is an offline website builder with page-building features that include everything from sliders, galleries, and videos to Google maps, forms, and icons.
- Since it is offline you are not tied to a specific platform, and you can host your site anywhere you wish
- 4000+ website blocks and 300+ home page templates are included and Google AMP/Bootstrap4 assures your website will be super-fast and 100% mobile
- Mobirise is free for personal and commercial use
Pixpa’s easy to use, drag-and-drop website builder helps you build your website, effortlessly, the way you want, and without any prior coding knowledge.
- Pixpa’s customizable templates provide the perfect, user-friendly starting point for creating a stunning, professional website.
- Pixpa’s Client Galleries and Mobile Gallery Apps enable you to share, proof, deliver and sell your work online, all in one place.
- Pixpa makes selling online easy and efficient with a built-in, full-featured e-commerce platform.
- Accept payments directly through Stripe or PayPal. Pixpa does not charge any commissions on online sales.
The XStore WooCommerce theme has been put to good use by 30,000+ happy customers. Its popularity is due in part to –
- XStore’s collection of 110+ impressive ready-to-customize shops
- Its use of the popular and powerful Elementor and WPBakery page builders
- A live Ajax theme option and $500+ worth of hand-picked “must have” premium plugins are included, together with a single product page builder and single product layout options.
Amelia is superior to many other booking solutions because of the level of control it gives its users over everything. Amelia is easy to set up, does not require training, and can be put to use immediately.
Among Amelia’s top features are –
- Client’s ability to book appointments online 24/7
- The ability to manage appointment bookings, group bookings, and events at multiple locations from a single platform
More than 30,000 businesses currently use Amelia.
Websites are popular because they allow companies and individuals to expand their reach. It can however be expensive to maintain a website, which is why entrepreneurs, social media stars, and other individuals prefer to link in bio sites
- 8bio offers a wide array of options to create and customize a link on social media that people will feel compelled to click on.
- Your link can feature images, catchy animated backgrounds, a shopping cart, and more.
Essential Grid lets you create breathtaking, professional-looking galleries that load with rocket-fast speed.
- Showcase your best blogs, your products, an eye-catching portfolio, and your video and audio gems.
- Boxed, full-width, and full screen layouts are available.
- Content sources can be from WooCommerce, social media, website pages, and more.
This WordPress Gallery plugin was created by the developers of Slider Revolution and can boast of a 9 million user fan base.