We all know the importance of visuals in our websites, but sometimes the effort and know-how required seems daunting. Fortunately, there are now many free tools that you can use to make the process a lot easier. Who doesn’t like a free tool? Here are eight of our favorites:
Palettab is a Chrome extension that mixes Google Fonts with popular color combinations from ColourLovers to give you a random burst of inspiration when you hit the button.
When it comes to making a consistent and harmonious color scheme, I find Coolors a quick and easy way to generate a color scheme, either randomly or colors that suit the ones that are selected. All you need to do is to keep hitting spacebar and let the app work its magic!
Type Genius is a tool that helps you to pair fonts with confidence. It’s super simple to use. You start by selecting a font you already like. The app will recommend a matching font with a side by side visual, but the feature I like best is that it will also show you a site that uses that very pairing!
Finding the perfect royalty free images online can be time-consuming. Thankfully there are several sites that compile free images (even for commercial use). CompFight aggregates several of those sites into one easy-to-use search engine – letting you browse through many images quickly.
Piktochart is an easy-to-use platform that gives you great templates to layout your next poster, report, presentation or Infographic. These are all professionally designed and would be great content for your website.
We’ve talked about Canva before on the blog, but it is worth highlighting again as they are constantly updating and improving their service, making it simple for anyone to make professional looking graphics. Specifically, we like that they have presets for commonly used social media images such as profile and cover pictures.
This set of infographic templates from Hubspot come in Powerpoint format, which is great because anyone who’s spent more than 2 weeks at an office job would be at least minimally familiar with Powerpoint. This can then be exported for use on your website.
Last but not least, here’s a fun one. Marvel actually has a fun tool that lets you create your very own comic panels using their characters.