Best Web Design Tool? Five Prizes to Give Away.

Mar 2 2009 by Jacob Gube | 279 Comments

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There are plenty of amazing web design tools out there that help designers get the job done.

We’d like to know what your favorite web design tool is. To entice you to participate, the awesome folks over at JumpeyeComponents are giving away five licenses to their advanced Flash effects component called FlashEff.

How to participate

To participate, leave a comment stating what you think the best web design tool is.

You have to format your comment as follows:

vote: name of web design tool

You’ll have until March 9, 2009 to leave your comment, after which commenting will be disabled. You can only participate once.

What you win

Five winners will win a FlashEff Premium license worth $199 U.S.D each. The winners will be randomly selected via a similar process as the last Six Revisions contest/giveaway.

About JumpeyeComponents

JumpeyeComponents is a provider of high-quality Flash and JavaScript components. You’ll find many useful Flash/JS components including components for working with audio and video, navigation menus, and much more.

279 Comments

Igor

March 2nd, 2009

Adobe Photoshop

Phil Cook

March 2nd, 2009

vote: firebug

Rus Mihai

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Adobe CS3

Marco

March 2nd, 2009

vote: FIREBUG

I think I already said enough :) .

Nick Smith

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Joe

March 2nd, 2009

vote: photoshop

Chris F.

March 2nd, 2009

vote: CSSEdit by MacRabbit Software

Kyle Williams

March 2nd, 2009

vote: coda

WEBBOgrafico

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Macromates’ TEXTMATE

digiboy

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Fireworks

Steve Robillard

March 2nd, 2009

vote: since everyone will say photoshop I am going with pencil the firefox extension.

If I were allowed multiple votes I would add my Red Hat Linux development server, with subversion.

dizzl

March 2nd, 2009

vote: panic coda

Julian

March 2nd, 2009

vote: macromedia flash 8

Patrick Lightbody

March 2nd, 2009

vote: IntelliJ IDEA

Sean Ansari

March 2nd, 2009

i use adobe photoshop and macromedia dreamweaver and i consider them as the best

azumafuji

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Rapidweaver

Stefanos Hadjisoteriou

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Stripe-generator 2.0

Alexis Giorgio

March 2nd, 2009

vote: MeasureIt

Sam

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

Ashish Bogawat

March 2nd, 2009

vote: pencil & paper

Josh Canfield

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Aptana Studio

darley

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Flash and RedBull

alzen

March 2nd, 2009

Vote: Coda

Simon

March 2nd, 2009

vote: firebug

Mark

March 2nd, 2009

Vote: Coda, by Panic

AxFactor

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Photoshop CS4

Philip Downer

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Adobe Photoshop

Dimitry Z

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Eclipse

Stevo

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

damo

March 2nd, 2009

vote: firebug

Mark

March 2nd, 2009

vote: JumpeyeComponents Flash effects component called FlashEff.

Oh come on, it was worth a try ;)

KevinBrown

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Espresso

Raul Popa

March 2nd, 2009

vote: BannerSnack

Normally, everyone would say Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Eclipse or whatever general products. I’m supporting other new-age product since I really think that this is one of those that make magic happens without an interface that takes tens of days to understand and use.

Also I would love to vote a few others Aviary, Picnik, of course FlashEff, Wix (great zui interface) anything that is easy to use.

I have to also add a few votes for iLife and iWork 09.

Benjamin M. Strozykowski

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Web Developer Toolbar Firefox Plugin

binocle

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Expression Engine

Kuan Jian

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

John

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Jeromey Gaudreau

March 2nd, 2009

Dreamweaver
Call it throwback, but it’s still a really effective coding tool

Zeth

March 2nd, 2009

Firebug

kwer

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Aptana

Jesse

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Web Developer toolbar

jung

March 2nd, 2009

vote: coda

stefano

March 2nd, 2009

vote: coda

CyberFox

March 2nd, 2009

vote: firefox web browser

fonsogfx

March 2nd, 2009

Vote: Creativity

Vin Thomas

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Corey Kliewer

March 2nd, 2009

Dreamweaver – A tool that is a MUST!

Mufasa

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Al

March 2nd, 2009

Vote: Dreamweaver CS4

Deps

March 2nd, 2009

vote: THE GIMP

Jen Shanahan

March 2nd, 2009

Web Dev Toolbar for Firefox

Jay

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Coda

But I gotta tell ya, Safari 4 beta is lookin real nice.

Csaba Illés

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Robert Lewis

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

George

March 2nd, 2009

vote: the mighty grid

daredanger

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Adobe Photoshop

Linus

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Coda

G

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Photoshop

AndrewE

March 2nd, 2009

Firebug & Dreamweaver have been wonderful time savers for me with development, but design wise I’m an Adobe fan and that means Photoshop.

AndrewE

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Photoshop

Mepho

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Coda

William Ludwig

March 2nd, 2009

vote: firebug

Michael Ellis

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug (with scope)

Noah

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Ian

March 2nd, 2009

vote: pencil & paper

Ben

March 2nd, 2009

vote: gimp

alex

March 2nd, 2009

hi,

vote: code collector pro – it is a tool to save the daily snippets.

Wade Jackman

March 2nd, 2009

Vot: Coda by Panic

tom

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Coda

Adam B

March 2nd, 2009

vote: GIMP

(can’t argue with the price or anything else really)

Shaun Walker

March 2nd, 2009

vote: firebugs

shin

March 2nd, 2009

vote: firefox

I wanted to write firebug, but it came because of firefox addon. So I want to give a credit to FF. Without it I can’t do anything.

Sylvadoc

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Fireworks

Jesse Korzan

March 2nd, 2009

Sketchbook and pen.

dronka

March 2nd, 2009

vote: photoshop

DogEared

March 2nd, 2009

We
vote: firebug

Second Vote:
Color Schemer Studio

techwiz

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Internet Explorer

Without, life would be boring :-)

Pamela

March 2nd, 2009

Adobe CS3, esp. Dreamweaver

Caroline

March 2nd, 2009

vote: firefox firebug

but also…colorzilla, abduction, measureit, photoshop, illustrator….and oh so many more…oh and my laptop!

giuliano

March 2nd, 2009

macrabbit cssedit

JohnH

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Gimp

Joren Rapini

March 2nd, 2009

vote: firefox

shin makes a good point!

Kaiserlino

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Adobe Photoshop

Todd Leach

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Flash CS4

anthoula

March 2nd, 2009

vote: flash baby

angemy

March 2nd, 2009

vote: firebug

cole

March 2nd, 2009

MooTools

Aleksandras

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

Dante

March 2nd, 2009

vote: firebug!

Lazlow

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar

Mike Smith

March 2nd, 2009

vote: wordpress :)

Badia Daamash

March 2nd, 2009

Vote: jQuery Library

Trav

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Josias

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Adobe Flash

Ricardo

March 2nd, 2009

vote: gedit

ZaF

March 2nd, 2009

vote: firebug

Keefe

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Coda

Randy

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Coda and RapidWeaver

ffff00

March 2nd, 2009

vote: coda

hellboy

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

CQ

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

David

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Coda

rafeed

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Adobe Photoshop CS4

David Radcliffe

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug – hands down

Justin

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Coda

bryant

March 2nd, 2009

firebug, jquery

Chandan

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

dedide

March 2nd, 2009

Firebug – use it daily

pedrom40

March 2nd, 2009

My winning combo: good coffee, loud music, DW CS3 and most importantly NO INTERRUPTIONS.

aldrin

March 2nd, 2009

vote: photoshop for web layouts

Ahmed

March 2nd, 2009

Vote: Notepad++

Marie Poulin

March 2nd, 2009

Vote: Textpattern!

Kim

March 2nd, 2009

Photoshop. There are lots of other text editors if I couldn’t use Homesite, but without Photoshop it’d all look like crud.

Kim

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Photoshop

Zubin

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

whatgoodisaroad

March 2nd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Cesar Noel

March 3rd, 2009

Active State Komodo Edit

Kristina

March 3rd, 2009

Vote: My brain, without it all the rest is a bit useless!

Lara

March 3rd, 2009

ajax, kuhler, web developer, adobe creative suite

Muslim Meskeen

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Notepad ++

jujudellago

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Textmate

Jakob

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Tobi

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Jay

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Adobe Dreamweaver

Marco

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Firebug

zyere

March 3rd, 2009

vote: adobe photoshop cs4

Cindy Sue Causey

March 3rd, 2009

vote: These Fingertips poised in front of a freshly opened, blank Notepad window..

Kasper

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Fireworks

John

March 3rd, 2009

vote: PHP Designer 2008

Leventhan

March 3rd, 2009

Jawa

Anne Jan

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Adobe Dreamweaver CS4
vote: Adobe Fireworks CS4

Dan

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Firebug

ChazUK

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Sean Nieuwoudt

March 3rd, 2009

Macbook, coda, coffee

:)

Beniamin Pop

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Adobe Photoshop

Matt

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Noel McG

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Fireworks

max

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Microsoft Sharepoint Designer 2007

DanielCorreia

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Coda

Silverthan

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Adobe Photoshop

Mike H

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Jim Miller

March 3rd, 2009

Vote: Firebug

Jônatan Fróes

March 3rd, 2009

notepad++

quantie

March 3rd, 2009

vote:Dreamweaver CS4

Julian Young

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Photoshop CS3

Mike

March 3rd, 2009

With so many amazing tools available for web it is hard to pick just one that makes my workflow. Over all I would say it would be much more difficult without FireBug. Since the release of Safari 4 beta, I have made some changes in my workflow to using Safari Developer toolbar. The Safari toolbar allows for a few options that Firebug does not support such as JavaScript debugging for example. Along with these tools, one of the most useful tools I use on a daily basis is SixRevisons. Not to kiss ass, but there are many sites I visit everyday to see the new trends of the web. Sites like webdesignerwall, faveup, gotoandlearn, and bestwebgallery. I think really overall the best tool for me is:
vote: Google…
To search for people having the same issues I am having!

Diana

March 3rd, 2009

Photoshop

omri

March 3rd, 2009

vote:flash cs4

Diana

March 3rd, 2009

vote: photoshop

Blue

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Photoshop

paul

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Coda & Coffee

Rob

March 3rd, 2009

Dreamweaver CS4

Minksy

March 3rd, 2009

Vote: Adobe CS3

John

March 3rd, 2009

FireBug,I love it very much!~~

saud

March 3rd, 2009

Coda & Firebug

Jamie

March 3rd, 2009

vote: photoshop

hoball

March 3rd, 2009

vote: fingers, for transforming ideas to code!

Roman

March 3rd, 2009

firebug

Melek

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Photoshop for design, Litmus for testing that design

eric wolfe

March 3rd, 2009

vote:fireworks

Steven M.

March 3rd, 2009

Vote: Visual Studio 2008 w/ SP1/MVC/Jquery addons

Pendar

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Blueprint CSS

Joakim

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Dreamweaver CS 3

Al

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Dan

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Firebug plugin for Firefox

Scott

March 3rd, 2009

Adobe Photoshop

John

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Firefox (add-ons)

BenSky

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Adobe Creative Suite CS3

stefan

March 3rd, 2009

for design i use ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS4 and for development ADOBE DREAMWEAVER CS4

Paul Cormier

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Ben

March 3rd, 2009

My old school pen & paper

Nate

March 3rd, 2009

Vote: CSSEdit!

Hugo

March 3rd, 2009

Vote: Firebug

purplevan

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Web Developer Toolbar

Tim

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Firebug

Dnyanesh

March 3rd, 2009

vote: coda

Andrew Champ

March 3rd, 2009

vote: Notepad++

Ryan Grant

March 4th, 2009

vote: Adobe Illustrator CS4

Hans

March 4th, 2009

my vote : firefox addon > firebug

Stanley Wood

March 4th, 2009

Vote: Fireworks

dmoghi

March 4th, 2009

vote: Adobe Photoshop

Adam Kirkwood

March 4th, 2009

vote: TextMate by Macromates

kinch

March 4th, 2009

vote: firebug

Krague

March 4th, 2009

It’s gotta be you or me if we are talking bout me! Wanna make sure that doesnt read as I am the best tool for web design – ha – so best tool for web design is the old grey matter! Next up, pen, paper, photoshop, illustrator, dreamweaver and ofc the old Web developer toolbar in that order!

carlos

March 4th, 2009

CS4 master collection – Photoshop and Dreamweaver

Brian

March 4th, 2009

vote: Adobe Photoshop > DreamWeaver > Mozilla Firefox

Nic

March 4th, 2009

vote: Aptana Studio

Scott Petrovic

March 4th, 2009

vote: Firebug

on a side note, I know IE is terrible and everything, but their web development tools for IE8 are looking pretty promising, as are the new Safari tools that are in beta.

John

March 4th, 2009

vote: coda

Danny Batista

March 4th, 2009

vote: Firebug

Delon Summersett

March 4th, 2009

vote: textmate

Sirmc

March 4th, 2009

vote: Lots of coffee

Joel Kidd

March 4th, 2009

Vote: jQuery Library, Photoshop, Dreamweaver

Mohammad

March 4th, 2009

Aptana IDE . Notepad ++

Orkun

March 4th, 2009

vote: Halo 3

Bryce

March 4th, 2009

vote: Dreamweaver

Steve

March 4th, 2009

Flash/Flex

Evan Riley

March 4th, 2009

Vote: Panic’s Coda

Mike

March 4th, 2009

Adobe Dreamweaver

Vince

March 4th, 2009

vote: Firebug

Justin Smith

March 4th, 2009

Illustrator (for hi-fidelity)
Omnigraffle (for lower fidelity)

Scott

March 5th, 2009

vote: coda

Nimish

March 5th, 2009

Vote: Firebug

Fabrice

March 5th, 2009

vote: photoshop

Emma

March 5th, 2009

vote: photoshop

Radek

March 5th, 2009

vote: Photoshop, Notepad++

Rusty

March 5th, 2009

vote: firebug

Banago

March 5th, 2009

As I am in the world of Open Source, these are the tools I do web design and development:

1. BlueFish to code
2. Inkscape for vector design
3. GIMP for photo retouching

I recommend Open Source!

Dries

March 5th, 2009

vote: coda

Nathan

March 5th, 2009

vote: google

alfonso

March 5th, 2009

vote: Firebug

Adrienne

March 5th, 2009

vote: Firebug

Betsy

March 5th, 2009

vote: Jing by TechSmith

Allows me to create screencaps easily as I go, and share revisions without having to save a new file every time.

Geoffrey

March 5th, 2009

vote: Photoshop CS4 + Eclipse PDT

pbhj

March 5th, 2009

@CW lol;

vote: firebug with Inkscape a close second.

Anparasu

March 6th, 2009

vote: Web Developer Toolbar Firefox Plugin

Branden Silva

March 6th, 2009

I’m going to have to vote: Kuler for web design tool. It’s priceless in color selection. I prefer to use it directly in Adobe Photoshop though.

Jocelyn

March 6th, 2009

vote:flash CS3

mr

March 6th, 2009

vote: brain

qim

March 6th, 2009

vote: Firebug

Andrew

March 6th, 2009

firebug

eddie

March 6th, 2009

vote: firefox. (it makes life SO much easier)

marty

March 6th, 2009

vote: Firebug

israel

March 6th, 2009

vote:fireworks

Brian

March 6th, 2009

vote: Coda {best hand-coding program I’ve used in a while}

threesunrises

March 6th, 2009

photoshop cs4

bianchef

March 6th, 2009

vote: RapidWeaver 4.2.1

kgl

March 7th, 2009

vote: Firebug

Stanley

March 7th, 2009

Vote: Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

Wendy

March 7th, 2009

vote: Photoshop

Barbara

March 7th, 2009

vote: firebug

Georg

March 7th, 2009

vote: Photoshop

Brandon

March 8th, 2009

vote: firebug

Moqbali

March 8th, 2009

Voto: Adobe Photoshop

Evaldas

March 8th, 2009

vote: Firebug

poutchi

March 8th, 2009

Vote : Quanta +

Powerful firebug+plugins

Efficient Dreamweaver

(PS: Buy a Mac…)

alison

March 8th, 2009

Firebug

andres

March 8th, 2009

all those are great tools but if i don’t have a development environment then i don’t see the point. XAMPP from apache friends; as simple as it comes.

andres

March 8th, 2009

vote: XAMPP

Brady

March 9th, 2009

Vote: (1) Coda (2) Firebug (3) MAMP / XAMPP

Ivo Ivan

March 9th, 2009

vote: Notepad++

Steve

March 9th, 2009

vote: Photoshop

Wayne Helpard

March 9th, 2009

Vote: Graph paper and pencil

Gabe

March 9th, 2009

vote: Firebug

inerd

March 9th, 2009

Adobe Photoshop and dreamweaver (currently on CS4)

ArleyM

March 9th, 2009

vote: pencil

if it has to be software; vote: Adobe Illustrator

n3GRo

March 9th, 2009

firebug 4 life

John Fredrickson

March 9th, 2009

Safari 4 Web Inspector

tobyct

March 9th, 2009

Vote: firebug

Timothy Hatcher

March 9th, 2009

vote: Safari 4 Web Inspector

Klaus Nielsen

March 9th, 2009

Vote: bespin from mozilla labs

Shawn

March 9th, 2009

vote: Firebug

Bradley T Herman

March 9th, 2009

vote: web design sketchbook

here is a psd file to use :)

http://www.ziddu.com/download/3804384/webSketchbook.zip.html

John

March 9th, 2009

Vote: Firebug

… which has been voted for multiple times. :D

Daryll

March 9th, 2009

vote: Adobe Fireworks