Tools & Resources

I created this page to provide a list of all the tools and resources that I use as a freelance web designer and front-end developer. I hope you will find this useful.

Over the years, I've used various online tools, apps, services, and software to build websites, create content and graphics, do marketing, and much more.

Please take a look at the list below, and if there's something you think you might find useful, be sure to click on it to learn more.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means if you click on a product affiliate link and make a purchase of that product, I will be paid a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I would like you to know that I never list anything here that I have not used myself or 100% trust.

Web Design & Development Tools, Apps, Services

Below is a list of the primary tools and services that I use for design and building custom WordPress websites. Some of these tools are free while some are paid for (Premium).

MacBook Pro 13" - My main laptop for working on design projects while on the move.
Mac Mini - My primary workhorse for designing and building websites.
Local by Flywheel - A powerful and simple-to-use tool for developing WordPress websites locally (On your computer).
Brackets - A fully functional source code editor for writing and organizing website code and files.
FileZilla - A popular FTP client for uploading files and folders securely to host files.
WordPress - The ultimate website creation platform.
Oxygen Builder 2.0 - Now the primary development tool I use for building custom WordPress websites.
Genesis Theme Framework - A robust, secure, and reliable child theme framework for WordPress.
Genesis DevKit - The perfect IDE for creating custom Genesis child themes from scratch.
Themer Pro IDE - A powerful development tool for Genesis child theme customization.

Graphic Design Tools, Apps, Services

These are the main suite of graphic design and image editing tools that I use in my business.

Affinity Designer - A complete and professional graphic design software for desktops and iPad.
Affinity Photo - Professional image editing, retouching software for desktops and iPad.
PhotoScape - A free graphic design and image editing tool I've used since 2009.

Video Content Creation & Vlogging Tools, Hardware, Software

I'm pretty serious about using video in my business as a freelance web designer and marketer. I host a weekly vlog over on my YouTube channel here if you're interested in checking it out.

Below, you'll find all the tools, apps, and services that I use and recommend for creating video content and doing post-editing.

Final Cut Pro - For professionally editing vlogs and marketing videos.
Panasonic G7 Mirrorless 4K Camera - My main vlogging camera.
CamPark Xtreme I+ UHD 4K ACT74 Action Camera - My backup and B-roll camera.
Rode VideoMic (Shotgun) - Primary indoor vlogging mic.
Rode VideoMicro (Compact) - Outdoor video mic.
Zomei 55" Tripod - Primary tripod for setting up my main vlogging camera.

I'll update this page as and when I find and use new tools in my business, so do check back soon, or bookmark this page for the future.

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