Handy Designer’s Tools “On The Fly”
Nothing can be more useful than handy tools you can use “on the fly” in your design process. Whether you’d like to generate css layouts, create vector images, format or optimize CSS code, generate patterns- you can use dozens of tools to make your life easier. Today we wanted to share with you a comprehensive list of more than 15 online tools that will really make your life easier and on the fly.
1- GoldenRatioCalculator- If you want to dramatically improve composition of your website design, you might need to consider applying the divine proportion to your design. This tools calculates the golden ratio for your designs.
2- Grid Calculator- A highly useful tool for every designer who consistently use grids when mocking-up site layouts.
3- Tartan Designer- Generate tartan patterns. For scottish lovers and fancy designers!
4- Reflection Maker- Generate image reflection on the fly.
7- Em based layouts – Vertical rhythm calculator- This calculator save you the hassle of all of the calculations you need to specify measurements in percent or em.
8- Markup Generator - Markup Generator is a simple tool created for xhtml/css coders. It’s main purpose is to speed up your work by generating xhtml markup and a css frame out of very intuitive, shortened syntax so you can jump directly to the elements styling.
9- CSS Type Set- CSS Type Set is a hands-on typography tool allowing designers and developers to interactively test and learn how to style their web content.
11- CSS Text Wrap- The CSS Text Wrapper allows you to easily make HTML text wrap in shapes other than just a rectangle. You can make text wrap around curves, zig-zags, or whatever you want.
12- Picmarkr- PicMarkr lets you to add custom watermark (image or text) to your images online and free. It is useful when you need to protect your copyrights or if you want to add comments to your photos.
13- Vector Magic- Convert bitmap images to vector images with a few simple clicks. Just upload your image and Vector Magic will vectorize it for you.
14- YAML Builder - YAML is an interactive code-generating framework for authoring custom CSS layouts (both transitional and strict (X)HTML).
15- FontStruct- Is a free font-building tool that lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks.