6 Free Web Design Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed

If you’ve been putting off creating or updating your business’ website, it’s time to get the ball rolling. The mid- and post-COVID environment has been tough on small businesses, and one way to help generate profits is with an updated site. 

Not only will it impress and build trust with your audience, but it’s important for your business’ SEO—after all, what good is a website if no one can find it?

So for all our DIY-ers out there, this one’s for you. Whether you need to create a new one from scratch or update an existing one, don’t feel like you need to break the bank to build the site, graphics or social media assets of your dreams. Here are six free (yes, free) web design tools to help you make it happen:

Adobe XD

No need to keep searching for Adobe alternatives, you can finally use a free version of the real thing—well, as long as you only have one active project and two editors you can. 

Adobe XD was designed to be an all-in-one design tool, and users with the free version have access to ‘Repeat Grid’ capabilities, built-in vector editing, advanced prototyping and 2GB of cloud storage.


While it may not be the best option for beginners, Figma’s real-time collaboration capability is great for teams. The free version of this prototyping tool and vector graphics editor offers unlimited cloud storage and allows for three projects and two editors.


Moqups is another all-in-one sort of tool that is great for multiple elements of design. The web app allows users to jump from diagrams to wireframes to prototypes without skipping a beat. 

While it’s an excellent option for people working on one simple or small project (it’s limited at 200 objects and 5MB of storage), it may not be the best option for complex designs.


With its library of high-quality graphic assets, Lunacy is a great option for those looking for a free alternative to Sketch. Fun fact: that’s exactly what it was made for. The free graphic design software is chock-full of features like smart shapes, cloud sharing and on-canvas toolbars.


If the phrase “easy peasy” was a graphics software, Vectr would be it. It’s cloud-based, comparable to Sketch and Adobe Illustrator and—best of all—it’s always free. The software prides itself on a low learning curve and allows users to create vector graphics intuitively and with ease.


If you’re looking to seriously bump up your UI, check out Origami. The designers at Facebook built this interface design tool with mobile prototyping in mind, so it’s perfect for adding screen interactivity while still being able to fine-tune design elements like animation types, spacing, timings and triggers.

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