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12 Web Design Tools For Low-Budget Startups

Published on 21 September 16
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You’ve created a great product. Now, you’re ready to get investors on board and to get that product out to the masses. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a great website, your startup is sunk before you even get it off of the ground. That’s a tough task in any case, but if you are operating on a strict budget, it can be even more difficult. The good news is that all is not lost. The following web design tools are perfect for low-budget startups.

This may not be most well-designed website there is, but Icones Pro contains a repository of more than 200 thousand icons. Better yet, they are free for the taking. It doesn’t matter if you prefer flat, skeuomorphic, or something in between. You can find exactly what you are looking for here.

For many novices, web designers, typography is an afterthought. That’s assuming it’s a consideration at all. This is a shame because the perfectly selected font can really do amazing things for a website. Unfortunately, custom designed fonts can be pricy. Thankfully, Google has provided a variety of free fonts that can be embedded into your web page. This include:

  • Serifs
  • Sans Serifs
  • Handwritten
  • Display
  • Monospace
All you have to do is select the font family that works best for your website. Google has even provided simple instructions so that inexperienced designers can make use of this website.

CoffeeCup provides a free HTML editor to anyone interested in downloading the product. It is intuitive, easy to use, and is just what you need for designing a responsive website. While it is a bit bare bones, this free product has plenty of features for most startups. However, if you want a bit more, there are two premium versions available as well.

Wikimedia Commons is a repository of videos, photographs, and images that are available to the public for free. Any piece of visual content that you download from this website can be used on your website, and in any other content that you produce. This is very useful when your budget is tight, and you cannot afford the additional expense of paying for stock images.