What are the best high-fidelity website design tools?

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    #1Adobe Fireworks

    Adobe Fireworks
    Fireworks provides web designers with a lightweight, effective means of creating graphics for their web pages without getting deep into code or lost amid multiple color palettes.  
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Vicky Li
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "Adobe Fireworks is a great high-fidelity website design tool. It doesn't have a plethora of options, which I like. I don't get overwhelmed when designing websites. They're still well-done and attractive pages. "
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    #2Macaw

    Macaw
    Macaw is a responsive web design tool that allows you to build dynamic websites while writing clean, semantic HTML and CSS. It works on Windows and Mac and you can download it for free. 
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Daniel Black
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "If you always wanted to build a website but couldn't make heads or tails of HTML or CSS then take a look a Macaw. It is a web design tool that writes the code for you while you concentrate on the visual look of your website."
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    #3Gravit Designer

    Gravit Designer

    Gravit Designer is a free and full-featured vector designer application right at your fingertip. It is available for different platforms including Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome.

    Apps

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Janet White
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "I wanted a high-fidelity website design tool. I learned about GRAVIT which is a full featured free vector design app which has been easy for me to learn."
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    #4Pidoco

    Pidoco
    Pidoco is a collaborative online tool with iOs and Android apps that lets you easily design interactive wireframes and UI prototypes.  
    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Free- $175/month

    Henry Reynolds
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "This was pretty useful, at first. Being able to slap together a website in realtime for free was fun and interesting. But the features are pretty basic, and I really needed advanced functionality, which this doesn't offer."
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    #5Froont

    Froont
    Froont is a responsive web design tool that allows designers and developers build websites directly in the browser thanks to its visual drag and drop editor. Froont offers various plans depending on your needs and includes a 14-day free trial.
    Websites

    $17- $149 (Free trial available)

    María Elena Gil
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "The drag and drop editor of Froont makes life so much easier when setting up new pages of my website. I'm not much of a coder, but the visual editor allows me to continue to have my webpage look professional."
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    #6Figma

    Figma

    Figma is a vectorial drawin tool that is UI integrated and that allows designers, drawers and web designers to create and develop graphics and images. It is online and you just need to register. 

    Websites

    Free- $12 professional pack

    Jack Brooks
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "Figma is a unique take on a long-standing problem in the industry and addresses that problem with relative ease. I can't remember how I ever coped without this tool in the past! This has made the whole prototyping and design process so much easier. Highly recommended for anyone that works with designs, and needs to communicate or make changes."
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    #7Affinity Designer

    Affinity Designer
    Conceived and developed by a passionate team of artists and programmers, Affinity gives creatives exactly what they need for the highest quality artwork, photos, and designs accurate, high quality tools in fast, innovative, reliable apps with flair. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS

    $49.99

    Doris Campbell
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "Very beautiful website that shows what it can do. It is useful for graphic designers mainly but can be used for other designs such as websites. It may not be the best for this category but it is a good tool to have."
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    #8Webflow

    Webflow
    Webflow is a visual content management system specially designed for professional designers and developers who want to build dynamic websites without writing code. Instead, you can directly work on the real website. 
    Websites

    $12- $36 (Free trial available)

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    #9Mockplus

    Mockplus
    Mockplus is a simple drag-and-drop tool that lets you build interactive prototypes easily. A set of pre-designed components, including Pop-up Panel, Stack Panel, Scroll Box, SlidingDrawer and Image Carousel enable you create full interactions faster and easier. 
    Software

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    $29- Free trial available

    Kevin Andrews
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Mockplus is just fantastic as to how easy it is to use! I am a full-time mobile app designer and product marketer and used to use Photoshop alone to mock-up and while I still use it, my other choice is this. It makes things a lot easier and less time consuming when mocking up basic app layouts. it really does help getting the project moving very quickly. This is a must for your toolbox."
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    #10Pencil Project

    Pencil Project
    Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms.
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Vincent Adams
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "A solid website design program that works. Great for laying out websites or Android and iOS apps with all kinds of tools to streamline the job. Make an app, put it on the playstore , and profit, not to mention aiding the enlightenment of mankind in general. "
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    #11Vectr

    Vectr

    Vectr is a free graphics software for creating any kind of 2D graphics easily and intuitively. Vectr allows you to work from your desktop or online if you want. 

    Software

    Web, Mac, Windows

    Free

    Guillermo Mata
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "Trying to find the best high-fidelity website design tools became a challenge for me, so I asked my peers for some recommendations. They steered me towards Vectr, which is a simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool to bring your designs into reality. It works great for me!"
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    #12Avocode

    Avocode
    The bridge between designers and developers
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Albert King
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "If you want to share and integrate your Photoshop and Sketch designs, Avocode is one of the best ways to do this. This desktop app allows you to open Photoshop & Sketch designs on Mac, Windows, and Linux, or in the browser with Avocode. Generate CSS, Swift & Android code from layers, export images, fonts, styles, pick colors, measure sizes, distances and more. It truly is remarkable!"
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    #13Fluid UI

    Fluid UI
    Fluid UI is a prototyping tool that helps you conduct user testing, design apps and bring your ideas to life.  
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Angela Herrera
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "I'm a new app developer, I started doing it for fun. Now, for a minimal investment, Fluid UI has helped me make a more serious effort at learning and taking on bigger projects. This tool practically has no learning curve, it's very intuitive. The forums with other designers/developers have been especially to me."
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    #14Google Web Designer

    Google Web Designer
    Create engaging, interactive HTML5-based designs and motion graphics that can run on any device.
    Websites

    Free

    David Carrasco
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Google..yep Google has done it again. You can use Google for all your web design needs. It is fun to use!"
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    #15FreeMind

    FreeMind
    FreeMind is a free mind mapping tool. It lets you sketch ideas or process into mindmaps.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jennifer Alvarado
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "This webpage does give a good overview of how to use FreeMind. Sketching ideas and mindmaps are solutions on this webpage. I do like the screenshots and other reviews"
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    #16Sketch

    Sketch

    Sketch is a design toolkit built to help you create your best work — from your earliest ideas, through to final artwork. It has useful features, an intuitive interface and powerful plugins built by a community of developers. The features are designed to helps you focus on what you do best.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Henry Perry
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "Before Sketch I was always contemplating whether the work I was doing was noteworthy, or even sequential at the very least. This design toolkit has saved my life in bringing out the best in my works of art by allowing me to be plugged in to an intuitive interface that helps me focus on what I do best. "

Summary

Best What are the best high-fidelity website design tools
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Adobe FireworksSoftware 40 Free
2MacawSoftware 36 Free
3Gravit DesignerApps 33 Free
4PidocoSoftware 30 Free
5FroontWebsites 28 Paid
6FigmaWebsites 27 Free
7Affinity DesignerSoftware 23 Paid
8WebflowWebsites 18 Paid
9MockplusSoftware 17 Paid
10Pencil ProjectSoftware 16 Free
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