12 websites that every web designer should bookmark

As a web designer you probably have tons of bookmarks already. But I can tell you this, these websites are a plus for your bookmarks and will be very useful some day. If you have your own favorite bookmark you’d like to share, post it in the comment section below.

1. Adobe Kuler

Are you looking for a particular kind of blue, or are you looking for a new color-pallet to use in your favorite Adobe program? Then kuler is the right place for you to look for colors and color-pallets.

Adobe Kuler

2. The Rasterbator

Do you want to spice up your bedroom with a big-ass poster? Then this website is the place to be for you!
The Rasterbator enlarges images to multiple pages so you can print and combine them to create huge posters.

The Rasterbator

3. A Good Movie to Watch

Every now and then you need a break, my guess is that you might want to see a movie, but which one? You probably saw every movie that you can think of. Maybe this site will help you to find your next movie to watch. It will randomize a good movie for you, with a description, ratings and a trailer. On the plus side, you can search by genre, mood, year and more.

A Good Movie to Watch

4. Print Friendly

Save some printer ink with this website. It will convert any page into a more simple page that is much more eco-friendly to print. You can also remove items that you don’t want to print.

Print Friendly

5. Word Frequency Counter

Count how many of the same words you’ve used in a text. It can be very useful to optimize your text.

Word Frequency Counter

6. Screenr

You probably came across the problem that you can’t explain another problem with words and a screenshot just isn’t enough. But a small-movie clip, that might explain it! Well, this website makes it possible to capture your screen and voice and share with ease. If you are looking for software to capture your screen? Then read this article.


7. Down for Everyone or Just Me?

It’s probably not new that you thought you broke the internet or the website you were working on.
But before you panic, check the website “down for everyone or just me”. And if it is you, panic.

Down for Everyone or Just Me?

8. Fake Name Generator

The old John Doe or Jane Doe isn’t enough anymore. But it’s not that easy to invent a non-existing name. This website will generate a full profile just for you. From name to height, vehicle, MasterCard number and so much more.

Fake Name Generator

9. Account Killer

Some websites make it hard for you to delete your account. This website will guide you through the process to delete that account and give you some tips to make sure everything is gone.

Account Killer

10. 10-Minute Mail

We all know the problem that you need to register an account just to download that one file that you just can’t find on any other site. But you want to avoid to get another newsletter with daily updates. Then remember this website! It will create an email address for 10 minutes. Enough time to use this email address to register an account and click the link in the email to confirm your registration. If 10 minutes isn’t enough, you can simply ask for another 10 minutes.

10-Minute Mail

11. What the Font

You’ve spotted a nice font somewhere on a poster or in a logo and you want to know which font it is? Then this website will help you. You can upload an image and let it analyse which font has been used. Not always that accurate but very helpful.

What the font

12. ManualsLib

This is just a site that you have to bookmark. We don’t always read our manuals and safe it on a spot that you know that you can find it there when you need it, but let’s be honest, you’ll never find it there.. Well, this website has a great database stored with manuals, just for you.


13. Icons and buttons

(suggested by Tom)
As a designer you just can’t have enough icon and button sets. On this page you can find a very nice selection of the best FREE UI Icons and buttons to fill your stock and use in your next website our app.

If you have your own favorite bookmark you’d like to share, post it in the comment section below and I might add them to the list.

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