Website Design Tools & Services

The following tools and services will help you check that your website design is functioning properly. Design marketplaces are also listed.

99Designs

99Designs

A design contest service where you can have designers design something to your specification such as a logo, blog design, or banner. You then choose which one you like the best.

Bing Webmaster Tools

Bing Webmaster Tools

A range of free webmaster tools, statistics, and resources, for Microsoft’s search engine Bing.

BrowserShots

BrowserShots

A great tool that lets you check how your blog looks on dozens of different browsers. It is very useful for spotting blog design errors.

Color Scheme Designer

Color Scheme Designer

The perfect tool for choosing your next color scheme. There are many preset color schemes to choose from, together with useful options such as undo and redo.

CrowdSpring

CrowdSpring

A design contest marketplace for logos and designs. The average competition receives over 100 entries.

CSSmatic

CSSmatic

Lots of great CSS tools such as a gradient, border radius and box shadow generator.

DeGraeve

DeGraeve

Lots of great free design tools such as a favicon generator, color palette generator, and ASCII Art Generator.

Dynamic Drive

Dynamic Drive

One of the largest collections of DHTML, CSS, and Javascripts, on the internet. It has hundreds of tools and applications you can add to your blog free.

Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools

An essential set of tools and resources for checking your blog’s settings and performance on Google.

LogoMyWay

LogoMyWay

A logo design contest service that boasts over 15,000 logo designers. Most competitions get a few hundred entries.

LogoTournament

LogoTournament

A logo design contest service that promises at least 50 entries per competition.

Online Meta Tag

Online Meta Tag

A free tool that helps you generate the meta information for your blog.

Test Everything

Test Everything

A free service that promises to “test everything”. It features CSS and HTML validators, SEO tools, text tools, image tools, and much more.

Test Size

Test Size

Test any web page in any window size. Bizarrely, the free service also tells you how many minutes and seconds your computer clock is.

Tynt

Tynt

Adds a link back to your blog whenever someone highlights your content via copy and paste.

W3 Markup Validation Service

W3 Markup Validation Service

Check the markup of your blog pages using the official markup validation service.

WhoIsHostingThis

WhoIsHostingThis

A handy tool that lets you see who is hosting any website on the internet.

Wufoo

Wufoo

An online form builder that lets you create beautiful contact forms. You can create up to three forms free, however additional plans and entries require you to subscribe to a monthly subscription.

YouGetSignal

YouGetSignal

A collection of network tools such as an IP checker, a reverse IP domain checker to see what other websites are hosted on a network, and whois lookup tool for checking domain names.