Top Web Design Tools 2016 for Responsive Websites

When clients and prospects visit your website, you want them to be genuinely impressed with the look and layout of your web page with easy navigation and generally have a great user experience.

The focus of modern websites is an interactive and responsive web page that is as engaging as it is seamlessly adaptable to all types and sizes of devices. The web design tool that is used, in addition to your choice of web host and domain registrar, plays a key role in determining to what extent this objective is achieved.  This is why many people choose companies like Umbrellar when setting up a new website. You can use for NZ domain names and also get robust web hosting packages.

Most web designer have for long relied on certain tools and software, some well known and others relatively new. However, producing a website that shoots out of the box, and that is both visually and sensually appealing requires some ultra modern tools. These new tools that are set to explode do not even need the web designer to learn coding or depend on a web developer.

That is because the top-level new generation of web builders generate codes that are W3C standards compliant that come with neat and accurate semantic markup, requiring the designer to simply maximise the DIY, easy-to-use drag and drop features. This enhances the creation of responsive websites that stand out on any web viewing platform or screen size.3

Here is a list of some of the top modern web design tools that allow you to build offer feature rich, advanced, interactive and responsive websites in 2016.


Webydo is great for creating B2B web pages. It superbly combines outstanding web design and development tools; with its most exciting feature being its ability to allow you create responsive web designs that are pixel-perfect and flawlessly customizable to different devices.

With Webydo, the designer uses a drag and drop interface to build on an existing layout or start from scratch. The web editor writes the code for you and your task is to simply apply it to suit your web design vision. You can as well explore other interesting features like the animated carousels which can be applied without needing to write a code.


Weebly was created way back in 2006 by a group of futuristic designers when the concept of responsive websites had not even gained widespread popularity. This web design tool is a complete product package for superb website creation and management and boasts a huge market share.

The recently updated versions have been adapted to satisfy the needs of modern web designs and features drag and drop builder and an inbuilt image editor. Weebly’s list of remarkable web building tools include ready-to-use video and audio players, traffic stats, powerful hosting, blogs integration; an intuitive form builder and more.


Invision’s striking and multifaceted design tools allow you convert your designs and ideas into interactive concepts. It offers you a brilliant platform that helps to more creatively present your concepts and designs to client beyond just static images of interface design styles. Some of the most unique features of Invision are its transition and animation tools, real-time design capacities, version control, and sync abilities.


Created the same time as Weebly back in 2006, Wix is one of its closest competitors and controls a large share of the market. It has had several updated, more modern versions since then with thousands of fully functional and engaging web templates in various niches and design styles available for free use.

Simply choose one that syncs with your industry and theme concept, start editing with the easy-to-use drag and drop toolset, image editor and loads of free fonts, colours and text effects. Then gradually and steadily watch your website come to life with superb-looking and responsive, interactive elements.

Wix recently launched an online apps market that allows web designers to create and offer their works for sale. You can buy the designs to complement your own website.


Launched in 2014 with funding support by more than 2000 promoters, Macaw has been termed the new kid on the block. Its steady and voracious gain on the market within just a few months of its release is quite intriguing.

This web design tool uses a super efficient, real time layout tool called ‘Stream’ to create top grade responsive websites, in addition to a sophisticated engine-coding design called ‘Alchemy’ which auto creates type-specific and neat HTML and CSS codes.

The web builder makers recently announced they were teaming up with Invision to together roll out incredibly innovations and make greater impacts on the industry.


Froont was launched in 2013 and received wide applause for its ‘version one’ updates in late 2014. This new web builder is an attractive option in the market with its highly intuitive drag and drop tools requiring very minimal coding. Its other appealing elements is its responsive customer support and free services.