Jun 22, 2012

Useful Tools for Collaborative Web Design Work

Useful Tools for Collaborative Web Design Work
Recently, WebDesignLedger published a fantastic article that talked about the benefits of collaborative web design. It explained the benefits of promoting teamwork, exposition of ideas, creation and expansion of knowledge, the mixture of different styles, meeting deadlines and multiple solutions to shared experiences. Awwwards supports this collaborative culture in which we believe, and we have prepared a list of interesting Web 2.0 tools that can be useful for teams working in web design. Large Audience Webinars | Task Lists | Project Management | Events Scheduling |Whiteboards | Collaborative Development | Documents Publishing | Instant Messaging & VoIP Audio Conferencing | Web Presentings | File Sharing | Collaborative Suites

Large Audience Webminars

  • Anymeeting
    Collaborative Tools
    Free Web Conferencing & Webinar Service. No time limits or restrictions. Up to 200 attendees per meeting, screen sharing, conference calling and more.
  • Fuzebox
    Collaborative Tools
    Fuzebox offers online meetings and collaboration application.

Taks Lists

  • Asana
    Collaborative Tools
    Asana is the shared task list for your team. The place to plan, organize and stay in sync with your efforts.
  • Remember The Milk
    Collaborative Tools
    Remember the Milk is an application service provider for Web-based task- and time-management.

Project Management

  • Mindjet
    Collaborative Tools
    Mindjet helps us choose the best design direction to balance safety, design and schedule risks
  • Teamlab
    Collaborative Tools
    TeamLab is a free open-source platform for business collaboration and project management. Create your own corporate portal in the cloud for free.
  • Trello
    Collaborative Tools
    Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards.
  • Project2Manage
    Collaborative Tools
    Project2Manage is an online project management application that helps you stay up-to-date, on task and connected with your team.

Event Scheduling

  • Doodle
    Collaborative Tools
    Doodle eliminates the chaos of scheduling and saves you a lot of time and energy when you’re trying to find a time to bring a number of people together.
  • Google Calendar
    Collaborative Tools
    Google Calendar is the Google suite tool for scheduling.


  • Stixy
    Collaborative Tools
    Stixy makes it fun and easy for you to collaborate online! Create tasks, appointments, files, photos, notes, and bookmarks on your Stixyboards.
  • GroupZap
    Collaborative Tools
    GroupZap is a tool for you and your team to collaborate on ideas in real-time, even if you're not in the same room.
  • Creately
    Collaborative Tools
    Creately is cloud-based diagramming and design tool.
  • Conceptboard
    Collaborative Tools
    Conceptboard is an app for simple, visual teamwork: Create sketches, brainstorm or work together on documents. Directly in your browser or on the iPad.

Collaborative Development

  • JsFiddle
    Collaborative Tools
    JsFiddle is an online editor for snippets built from HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • GitHub
    Collaborative Tools
    Free public repositories, collaborator management, issue tracking, wikis, downloads, code review, graphs and much more…

Document Publishing

  • Issuu
    Collaborative Tools
    Issuu is an online service that allows for realistic and customizable viewing of digitally uploaded material, such as portfolios, books, magazine issues, newspapers, and other print media.
  • Scribd
    Collaborative Tools
    Scribd is a social publishing site, where tens of millions of people share original writings and documents.

Instant Messaging & VoIP Audio Conferencing

  • Skype
    Collaborative Tools
    Make internet calls for free with Skype.
  • Dozeo
    Collaborative Tools
    Free video conferencing and webinars for all! Spontaneous or planned. Look for professional training courses, or become a trainer yourself.
  • Vidquick
    Collaborative Tools
    Vidquik is a web conferencing & sales solution platform.
  • iMeet
    Collaborative Tools
    iMeet is a face-to-face secure online meetings service for business.
  • ooVoo
    Collaborative Tools
    ooVoo is FREE 12-way video chat, instant messaging & more.

Web Presentings

  • Slideshare
    Collaborative Tools
    SlideShare is the best way to share presentations, documents and professional videos.

File Sharing

  • CX
    Collaborative Tools
    CX is a new kind of cloud experience that takes content to the next level with a range of unique features: secure storage, real-time syncing, public and private sharing, interactive group collaboration, and intelligent discovery.
  • Dropbox
    Collaborative Tools
    Dropbox is a service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
  • SugarSync
    Collaborative Tools
    SugarSync is a service that syncs files across computers and other devices.

Collaborative Suites

  • Zoho
    Collaborative Tools
    This suite of collaborative applications is extremely extensive, covering almost all facets of collaboration.

More Online Collaborative Tools: Robin Good's map

Here is a little selection but there are many others. Robin Good compiled a very complete collection of the best online collaboration tools of 2012 in a great map updated monthly.