Understanding User Interface (UI) design will take your web design to another level. Designs that consider UI principles are more successful as they help ensure the goal of the website is reached. To make sure you're the best web designer you can be, we're going to share 100 UI and UX resources so you have everything you need.
UI and UX in Web Design
UI refers to User Interface and UX refers to user experience. Both are important in web design.
For example, fonts and colors are a piece of UI where UX isn't about visuals, it's more about the user's feel of the overall experience on the website.
While different, UI and UX work closely together. If a website looks really good but is hard to use, it's not successful. Likewise, if it's easy to use but looks really bad it's not successful either.
100 UI & UX Resources for Web Designers
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UI Kits & Kit Marketplaces
1. Find many UI Kit Marketplaces at Design Modo
2. iOS 11 iPhone on Facebook featuring Origami, Sketch, Framer and Photoshop templates of GUI elements
3. Discover UI Kit Marketplaces to download and use for various devices at UpLabs
4. Creative Tim has some of the best Bootstrap UI Kits
5. 55+ Elements Free UI Kit
6. Oh no, not another UI Kit
7. PSD Booster’s UI Kit, themes & other freebies
8. UI8 has more than 4,900+ curated design resources to energize your creative workflow
9. Creative Market more than 2,200 UI kits and libraries with graphic assets and tools for developing websites
10. Beautiful ready-to-use app UI kits for UI/UX Designers, Developers & Startups are available at Interface Market
UI & UX Websites and Resources
11. Dribbble is an online community of UI UX designers to showcase their work and get hired
12. UX Magazine is a one-stop resource for everything related to user experience
13. UX Matters is a web magazine about user experience matters
14. UX Planet is a great resource for user experience relevant topics
15. Nielsen Norman Group are leaders in research based usesr experience
16. Usability.gov is good for user experience best practices and strategies. Learn how to create more usable, useful, and accessible websites.
17. Find good UI ideas and A/B tested patterns for higher conversion at Good UI
18. Usability Geek is a blog that provides useful tips into usability, user experience and a lot more.
19. UX checklist is a professional checklist one-page website created for the purpose of user experience.
20. Mobile design patterns and UI resources like UIKit and UI elements are available on Pttrns for designers.
21. The UX Blog at Intechnic dives deep into the best UX practices, strategies, and resources that marketers should know
22. Design Snips is a great resource to browse through for inspiration you can incorporate into your UI design work
23. Get inspired by the best web and interactive design at Site Inspire
24. Niice is a moodboard generator that pulls in design and UX projects from various sites to help inspire you
25. Behance is one of the most popular and inspirational website for UI professionals
26. Best UI design websites for your inspiration on Awwwards
27. A Designer's secret source of inspiration at Muzli
28. Brutalist Websites for unique and interesting inspiration
29. Get news and inspiration all in on at Panda
30. UI Patterns is a User Interface Design Pattern Library. These patterns serve as standard reference points.
31. Find a lot of best practices in Interaction Design at Welie
32. Astrum is a lightweight pattern library for your web projects
33. UI Scraps is a collection of good, bad and noteworthy user interface designs
34. User Interface Engineering offers more than patterns, it’s a heavy resource that can meet a lot of your UI needs.
35. Elements of Design is a collection of UI components that highlight best practices for particular design patterns
Checklists & Guidelines
36. Use the online UX Project Checklist to use for all your web projects. Login with Google to save your checklist.
37. Checklist Design is a collection of the best UX and UI practices
38. The official guide to Google’s Material Design standards
39. Test your websites for best practices, accessibility, testing, performance and a lot more with The Front-End Checklist
40. Checklist: User interface design by IBM
41. A Lite Checklist for UI (User Interface) Testing - Lvivity
42. Use the UI/UX design deliverables checklist for all UI/UX design stages from MobiDev
43. User interface accessibility checklist
Fonts & Icons
44. Use the popular icon set and toolkit with icons and social logos for your websites with Font Awesome
45. Icon8 serves up free, pixel perfect icons for various design styles in png and vector
46. Flat Icon has the largest database of free vector icons with over 145,000+ icons in various formats
47. Find free avatar placeholder sources for your design mocksup at UI Faces. Includes options for Sketch, Adobe XD and Figma.
48. Browse UX Font Pack on Adobe fonts.
49. The Noun Project has an awesome collection of UX design icons.
50. Get free as well as premium UX icons on Iconfinder
51. FontSpace is a great place to find great fonts
Tools for Vector & Bitmap Images
52. Sketch is a design toolkit built to help you create your best work — from your earliest ideas, through to final artwork (for Mac)
53. Adobe XD is your UI/UX design solution for website creation (for Windows)
54. Figma allows multiple designers to creative responsive designs while simultaneously working on the same file
55. Design micro-interactions and screen transitions with Flinto
56. With Zeplin, you can publish finalized designs from Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD and Photoshop
Mind mapping helps web designers present internal processes and organize information effectively.
57. XMind is a popular mind mapping software (for Mac and Windows)
58. Create colorful mind maps to print or share with others with Bubbl
59. Develop mind maps easily with Coggle
60. MindMapple is pre-loaded with themes and templates for your mind maps
61. MindMeister is an easy way to share your ideas with a team using a mind map
62. LucidChart has the flexibility of Coggle, but with better features for teams
63. A beautiful-looking tool at a very affordable cost - Whimsical
67. Gliffy is also aimed specifically at designers, and it can be used for wireframing as well.
Wireframing & Prototyping
68. UX Pin is a UI design and prototyping tool with a real feel that uses code componenets, logic, states and design systems
69. OmniGraffle is used to create visuals with many features including design tools, a drag-n-drop WYSIWYG interface and a notes function
70. Balsamiq is a fast and effective wireframing software
71. InVision is the digital product design platform used to make the world’s best customer experiences
72. Framer is a browser based prototyping tool that’s great for teams
73. Wireframe, prototype, user test, design and inspect designs in one place with Marvel
74. Collaborate in real-time on wireframes, mockups, diagrams and prototypes with Moqups
75. Mock up an application and show what's important with Mockingbird
76. Wireframe CC - a design tool fine-tuned for wireframing
77. User Testing is a usability testing and research tool to improve customer experience online
78. Eyequant uses AI and neuroscience to help you design seamless, conversion-boosting UX
79. See how visitors are really using your website, collect user feedback and turn more visitors into customers with HotJar
80. See where site visitor’s attention goes and where they get stuck using Inspectlet and their session recording, website heatmaps, A/B testing and other tools
81. Get real user feedback for any website in any language with Userfeel
82. The Five Second Test is a simple usability test to optimize the clarity of your designs and improve conversion rates by measuring people’s first impressions.
83. GTmetrix is a free tool that analyzes your page’s speed performance and offers recommendations for improvement
84. TestRail is a complete web-based test case management solution
85. Usabilla aims to help designers and marketers to keep improving on the product
86. The Wave web accessibility evaluation tool is a Chrome and Firefox browser extension that allows you to check for accessibility issues.
87. Max Access was built for WCAG and Section 508. It works with all websites and will get your website accessible in minutes automatically using AI.
88. The Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List shares a list of evaluation tools you can filter to find one that matches your specific needs
89. Image Analyser examines all images found on a web page to check for any accessibility issues
90. Make your ccontent accessible to everyone with Make Sense
91. Create your own surveys or use a pre-made theme with Google Forms
93. Survey Monkey is a popular, free survey tool to see results in real time
94. SurveyGizmo offers a more advanced survey tool
95. With Typeform you can create surveys, quizzes, forms and more
96. Survey Planet is a simple & powerful online survey tool