Useful resources and tools helps web designer in many ways, its time saving, keep them organised, punctual and on the right track. There are many online tools and resources on the web today claiming to be useful for web designers. I am not saying they are a total waste of time, but you can’t use all of them so we need to narrow our list and should choose those which are more important and will help us in the long run. In this post i have mentioned 10 design resources for web designers in 2014. These tools and resources will help you achieve great things in this coming year and will be there with you till very last. If you have any of your favorite tools please mention them in your comments i will include them in the next run of the article. Enjoy and have a very pleasant happy new year. Thanks!

Cage

Cage

Collaboration just got a whole lot easier with cage. A simple way for designers and teams to share, manage and approve their creative work.

Just In Mind

justinmind

Just in mind is the best platform to define mobile and web apps with rich interactive wireframes.

Browser Shots

Browsershots

Browser shots makes screenshots of your web design in different operating systems and browsers. It is a free open-source online web application providing developers a convenient way to test their website’s browser compatibility in one place.

Niice

Niice

Niice is an inspiration search engine, letting you search across multiple hand-picked sources like Behance,Illustration ageDesignspirationSiteInspire & Fonts In Use for now, but they are working to add more.

Place It

Placeit

Place your iPhone, iPad and other device screenshots automatically processed on the fly to be placed within a realistic environment of your choosing.

Min CSS

mincss

Min CSS is a tool that when given a URL (or multiple URLs) downloads that page and all its CSS and compares each and every selector in the CSS and finds out which ones aren’t used. The outcome is a copy of the original CSS but with the selectors not found in the document(s) removed.

Colour Co

colourcode

Colour Co is an online designer tool, which allows you to easily and intuitively combine colours.

Pictaculous

Pictaculous

Generate a color palette from PNG, JPG or GIF image/photo. Receive color suggestions, download Photoshop swatches (.ACO) etc.

Site Validator

sitevalidator

Site Validator lets you validate HTML5 and CSS3 on your whole site with a single click. Just enter the main URL, and the web spider will crawl your site in search for its pages. Then, it will validate each URL and will collect all their common errors and warnings, grouping them together.

Shutter Stock

Shutterstock

A global marketplace for imagery, powering a new era of creativity. Shutterstock is an innovative technology company, operating in more than 150 countries and 20 languages. As a two-sided marketplace, the mission is to connect creative professionals with the best photos, vectors, illustrations and video from thousands of contributors around the world.