When to post: best times to post on different social networks
Hootsuite (schedule posts)
Buffer (schedule posts)
Jollor (schedule posts)
MavSocial (schedule posts)
CoSchedule (schedule posts, project mgmt, teamwork)
Tailwind - Schedule Pinterest Pins
Blog2Social (schedule posts, WP plugin)
Optinmonster (newsletter popups, WP plugin)
IFTTT Streamline Social Media. “If This Then That” free tool to connect applications and automate social actions.
Boostfy (gain more insta followers)
Coolors.co Make + export color palettes
Colordrop Make palettes
Color.koya Make palettes
Colorhexa Get all the color info (RGB, CMYK, HEX, etc)
Colorfavs Drop an image, get the palette
UI Gradients Pick a gradient, get the CSS code
UI Color Preview UI colors
Webcolourdata (Analyze color of websites)
Gather other web data
Stylify Me Quickly gain an overview of the style guide of a site (colors, fonts, sizing, etc.)
VWO Alternate Web Heatmap tool
Questions to ask:
Who is my TARGET MARKET? Demographic Q's (Gender, age, household income, region) Behavioral Q's (Is your product an app? Ask about phone use. Is it a pet product? Ask about monthly spend on pets. Is it a coffee product? Ask how much coffee they drink.)
Is my product idea in DEMAND? Ask about competing or similar products. Do people use competing products? What don’t they like about them? How long have they used them? Where did they first learn about them? Elevator pitch your product concept and ask for first impressions.
How much are people WILLING TO PAY for my product? Assuming the price was reasonable, how likely would you be to consider buying this product? Answer options include a five-point scale — 1 (not at all likely) to 5 (extremely likely). If not, why not? 1. At what price would you consider the product to be too expensive? 2. At what price would you consider the product to be priced so low that you’d question it’s quality? 3. At what price would you consider the product starting to get expensive, but you’d still consider buying it? 4. At what price would you consider the product to be a bargain — a great buy for the money?
Statista Website with all the stats and charts you'll ever need
PeopleFish Finds people to take your survey (about $1 per response)
Hotjar Website Heatmaps Analysis
CrazyEgg Alternate Web Heatmap tool
Jaco User Engagement Analysis
UberConference Conference calls with screenshare (no regular video chat)
Spaxtel International Calls
Google Hangouts Video Chat
Gotomeeting Conference calls with screenshare (no regular video chat in free version, must download extension)
TeamTimeZone Check time zone of team members
Spaxtel (international calls)
Pinterest Create a board of visual content
Pocket Save content to read later, organize it into folders, like pinterest for whatever content
Feedly Like google reader for blog subscriptions
Scraps.cc Collect thoughts
Quick Content Creation
Canva Pre-made templates for quick social media content creation
Flipagram Create bite-sized, 15 second video content
Desygner Similar to Canva but maybe not as good
Promo by Slide.ly Quick Video Creator
InShot Quick Mobile App Video Creator
Scan Docs (Apps)
Annotate PDFs (App)
Choosing the right app
TrustRadius (Compare software and apps)
HiSlide free PowerPoint templates, charts and graphs
HiSlide free Keynote templates, charts and graphs
Statista Website with all the stats and charts you'll ever need
Coworking Bansko Volunteer 1 hour of design or social media work per day & get to live in Bulgaria fo free.
Marketing & Strategy
Photobooth for events
Funding a project:
How to Write it (+template)
Moodzer Simple moodboard creator
Free Stock Photos
Icon Paradise 500 essential free icons for commercial personal use
Clarity Icon Set downloadable svgs
Undraw.co Free svg library
MyFonts The best fonts
Calligraphr Make your own font (handwritten)
Prototypo Make your own font
FontMap Find new fonts
WhatFont amazing Chrome extension that identifies fonts in websites
Type-o-matic Know the fonts used in websites
What the font Screenshot a font and voilá
Archetypeapp.com Easy way to choose H1 H2, etc. download to sketch & web formats!
How-to-design-websites-developers-wont-hate ** Great article!
UX / UI design & Prototyping
GreatSimple UX Inspiration & Free Demo Wireframes
Menus and buttons in mobile design Examples for inspiration!
Framer Interaction Examples
Backing up files
SEO, Content Tracking/Monitoring & Understanding Your Audience
Ranking Coach - test Search Engine ranking & opportunity of keywords and phrases
Free SEO keywords by category: https://www.mondovo.com/keywords/web-design-keywords
Wordstream free keyword finder
Yoast Wordpress SEO
Tagboard Track hashtags. Track conversations and engagement during conferences and live events or to see what tags are relevant in your industry
GoogleAlerts Track mentions of your name/your brand's name/topic etc.
SocialMention Track mentions of your name/your brand's name/topic etc.
BuzzSumo (dissect competition, understand audience & find most shared content in your niche)
Followerwonk (find your audience or influencers)
Neil Patel Free SEO Analysis
SEO Tips Getting people on your site
Keywords for good SEO
Sell tickets on a site (Squarespace, etc)
Picnic.design Plugin for collaborative projects
Sketch Symbols best practices
Newsletters & Email Marketing
Topol.io - Free email editor & builder
MailChimp - Well known newsletter & email marketing campaign creator, (free options).
Really Good Email - Email inspiration
MailChimp Email Design - Emails made specifically for & with MailChimp
Web Development Tools
Content Template for inital web design strategy/setup: https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/using-content-templates-to-get-your-clients-thinking-content-first--webdesign-13677
Migrating to WP
Open source scripts to help with browser compatibility:
Modernizr – In the world of Web standards Modernizr is a cherished asset for any project. It’s a customizable library for cross-browser HTML5/CSS3 support. Use the download page to customize your own features or just grab the whole library from GitHub.
Selectivizr – Selectivizr is similar to Modernizr but it focuses more on CSS selectors. This JS library emulates CSS pseudo-classes and attribute selectors to improve support for older versions of Internet Explorer.
Video.js – HTML5 video has taken the spotlight but Flash video is still a reliable fallback. Video.js makes it easy to embed any video format into an HTML5 player with a Flash fallback for older browsers.
IE7.js – Older versions of Internet Explorer put up a tough fight against common web standards. IE7.js forces older browsers like IE6-IE8 to support typical rendering methods like transparent PNGs and RGBa() colors.
Detect Mobile Browsers – This isn’t so much a library as a code generator for mobile detection. You’ll find snippets in all languages from ASP to jQuery for detecting a mobile browser. Developers can choose to execute(or not execute) code for mobile users based on these results.
Good Website Examples/References
Great Resource: https://www.thebestdesigns.com/designs/
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