everything you need to design your brand


Below is a list of the tools and services that we use for designing and developing WordPress sites. The list below also includes all the creativity and productivity tools and apps we use in our day-to-day business. Take a look and if there’s something that could be useful for you, feel free to give it a try. Some of the tools below are free and some are premium.

Website Tools


Professional WordPress cloud hosting for bloggers and entrepreneurs.


The most popular open-source CMS website building platform.

Bricks Builder

A powerful and easy-to-use visual WordPress website builder theme.

Dev Tools


A useful online app that lets you create, test, and share code snippets.


A nifty plugin designed to help improve your HTML workflow.

CSS Tricks

A valuable reference site for HTML and CSS code snippets.


Online directory of resources, references, and coding guides for devs.

W3C CSS Validator

A super useful tool for checking and validating your CSS code.

Visual Code

A powerful and customizable open-source code editor.

Local WordPress

A powerful desktop application for creating and developing WordPress websites on your local computer.


A useful and easy-to-use plugin for migrating or cloning a WordPress website. Perfect for those building sites on their local computer.

UI/UX Tools


Pixel-tight website icons are perfect for all your design projects.


Beautifully hand-crafted open-source icons for web and app UI.


Color palette generator to inspire your next creative project.

Tints + Shades

Find the perfect shades and tints to use in your website design.

UI Gradients

Cool UI gradient CSS generator. Used for the background colors for this site.

Flat UI Colors

A copy-and-paste color palette tool for UI designers.


A useful CSS clip-path generator for designers and devs. Add some interesting shapes and borders to your elements.

HTML Colorcodes

The only online tool you need to generate RGB, HEX, and HSL colors. This tool will also generate the CSS for you.

Testing & Optimization

Google Developers

A library of must-use dev tools created by Google.

GT Metrix

GTm is a powerful page speed testing and website performance tracking tool.


A 24/7 website health and SEO monitoring service for website owners.

Creativity Tools

Affinity Designer

Affinity Designer is a powerful vector graphics editor for Mac, iOS, and Windows. We use this application for all the intensive graphic design and wireframing projects here at FVM.

Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo is a professional raster graphics editor for Mac, iOS, and Windows. We use this application to adjust and enhance photos for the web and marketing here at FVM.

PhotoScape X

PhotoScape X is a freemium photo editing software for the Mac. We use this app to create social media graphics and marketing graphics on the fly. There is also a premium version of this app.


Descript is an all-in-one audio and video editing application for Mac and PC. We use Descript to edit almost all of the screen-based tutorials, including our online course content.

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro is a professional video editing application for the mac. We use FCPX to edit all of the videos for our social media and premium content.

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