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10 Awesome Tools To Transform Your Website From Good To Great
By Valerie Chang, 18 Mar 2015
You’ve got the basics of a website laid out, but what else do you need to make it better?
Fret not—we’ve prepared a list of resources and tools that will help transform your website from good to great.
1. Find The Perfect Color Combinations For Your Website
Aren’t sure if a particular shade goes well with another? Or maybe you just want to avoid an incident similar to ‘The Dress’.
Colorable has you covered. This web color combination contrast tester lets you know if your hue pairings are a disaster or a perfect match, according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
2. Edit Your Website Easily, Code-Free, With A Drag-And-Drop Editor
Webydo is a unique and colorful web design canvas, built specifically with designers in mind. This professional web design platform empowers both graphic and web designers to create and manage websites that are pixel-perfect, responsive, and completely code-free.
Webydo helps professionals concentrate on what’s most important—the creative aspect of web building. With features like a built-in CMS, a full white label solution, a parallax scrolling animator and personal support, designers can truly build their websites from the ground up. Its intuitive drag and drop interface allows you to fully express your ideas in high definition, down to the individual pixel.
3. Test Design Changes & Improve Your Page
You’ve got a hunch that certain designs work better than others—what better way to eliminate the guesswork than through Optimizely.
Founded by former Google product manager duo, the website optimization platform helps you ditch assumptions and lets you know for sure what improves your website, and what doesn’t, through A/B Testing.
4. Use Icons As Font To Communicate Efficiently
They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Similarly, an icon can convey an intended message efficiently through its pictographic language.
Font Awesome can help you achieve that for your website through its customizable vector icons that are also scalable.
5. Ensure Your Images Fit Well Automatically
People will visit your website using their phones, tablets and desktops, each of which has their respective parameters that determine how the page appears on screen.
To ensure that your images turn out perfectly regardless of the medium used to view them, Responsive Img will be the efficient solution you need.
6. Improve Navigation And User Experience With Icons And Vectors
You know that incorporating visuals will capture an audience better than just having mere text. But you are tired of the usual generic graphics that appear on every other site.
This is where 1001FreeDownloads comes in, delivering tens of thousands of royalty free vectors, photos and more to designers for free.
7. Create An Attractive Sitemap Within Minutes
No website is complete without a sitemap that allows people to see everything at a glance.
Website mapping tool, Slickplan, allows you to do just that within minutes. With it, you can create, edit, customize and share professional looking sitemaps.
8. Make Sharing & Reposting Of Your Content A Cinch
With Embedly, sharing and reposting of your content gets easier with just the click of a button. Embedding of other content into your own is also as simple through aesthetically pleasing designs.
9. Get Faster Page Loading Speeds For Free
Having a website that loads slowly can be one of the most frustrating things to happen to your web visitors.
Eliminate such woes with CloudFlare, an optimizer that ensures fast loading speeds for your website. Core services are available for free, while other desirable add-ons can be purchased for a fee.
10. Track And Find Out How Your Site Is Doing
Of course, last but not least, this list wouldn’t be complete without a tool to help you track the performance of your website.
Enter Mixpanel, an analytic tool that delivers data for you to better retain and attract website visitors.
This is a sponsored feature.
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