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Great Black Friday Stuff For Designers And Developers

Black Friday 2018 is here, prepare yourself for awesome deals, made especially for web designers and developers. Lots of companies prepared great stuff for you guys, including free to use things. The ones that are not offering discounts are mostly the ones that already have on your table the best what they can deliver.

Below you will find 25+ handpicked web tools and services from several fields: heatmaps, freelance invoicing, browser testing and lots of great things.

Check them and tell us what you think or if we should update the showcase with your ideas.

Hotjar – See how your visitors are really using your site

Hotjar is by far the best and most complete solution on the market that will tell you how your visitors are really using your website, what they care about and what they are doing.

This script can be installed in a couple of seconds, it works excellent with WordPress, Joomla, Google Tag Manager, Shopify, and many other platforms. Hotjar is used with great success by any kind of companies, from small teams to very large ones, including the huge Microsoft.

This is an all in one solution, packed with tons of features like heatmaps, visitor recordings, conversions funnels, form analysis, feedback polls, incoming feedback, surveys and recruit test users. All of these will greatly help you improve your website and company numbers. This is an obligatory tool to use in 2018, the competition is very high and everything has to be made perfect to get the numbers.

Freelance Invoice

All freelancers need a great and fast way to get paid, so finding the right, professional and most complete invoicing platform is mandatory. Bonsai is by far the best on the market, being used with great success by more than 100,000 designers, developers, photographers, videographers, consultants and writers.

Bonsai was built from scratch to be a perfect fit for freelancers and this you can see every moment using this solution. Everything is professional, very quick and easy to use. Creating and customizing professional invoices takes seconds and you can even let the software automatically generate invoices for you, from a proposal or a contract.

Another important thing for freelancers, or maybe the most important one, is to get paid on time. Bonsai will send automatic payment reminders and let you know when the customer interacted with your invoice and when he is planning to send you the money.

With Bonsai, you will get paid via credit card, bank transfer (ACH), PayPal and Bitcoin. Enjoy secure transactions, competitive rates, and quick payouts.

Get started for free with Bonsai.

Tailor Social: Smart Social Media Management for SMBs

As an automated social media management tool, Tailor Social will help you create a social presence for your business and use it to bring more traffic to your site.

Take advantage of their content discovery feature to access thousands of articles from around the web, and create beautiful social posts with customizable designs that will reel in your audience. You can then track the performance of each post with Tailor’s analytics tool, and amend your social media strategy as needed.

Their plans range from $8 a month to $40, with the cheapest giving you 50 scheduled posts on 2 accounts, and the Corporate plan offering 2,000 scheduled posts for up to 30 accounts. To celebrate Black Friday, all MotoCMS users get a month of Tailor Social for free! Use coupon code First Month Free at checkout.

BrowseEmAll: Automated & Manual Browser Testing

Every web designer and developer need a reliable cross-browser testing solution and BrowseEmAll is one of the best you can find on the market. It supports manual and automated sessions, it works with all the major browsers and everything happens on your computer. Forget about emulators and work with real browsers on real computers.

Some of the powerful features that BrowseEmAll has are the Visual testing that let’s you get access to full page screenshotslayout comparisons and responsive testing in all supported browsers to check for layout problems efficiently. Automate using the command line interface. Something that I personally love is the Record & Play technology that makes it possible to record regression test cases directly in the browser. Run these test cases against all major browsers, no coding experience required. These are only a fraction of that this web tool can make for you.

Get the free trial today and save 30% with the coupon code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’ on every purchase until the end of the year!

Pageproofer – Visual Bug Tracker & Visual Feedback Tool

Page Proofer is the most professional and quickest way to request changes, leave feedback and track issues on your website. It’s super simple to use and the friendly interface makes it even easier. Forget emails, handwritten notes, meeting recordings and all the old stuff. Use PageProofer.

Pricing: plans start at $20/month. Use promo code BLACKFRI18 to save 25%.

Codester – Complete marketplace for designers and developers

Codester is a huge marketplace for designers and developers where they can buy and sell thousands of premium PHP scripts, themes, scripts, code and more. Always check the Sale section where hugely discounted items are being sold.

Format – Free Website Template Using Bootstrap For Portfolio

Format is a powerful portfolio website theme that is fully loaded with premium features and options, even if it’s totally free to use. It’s a perfect fit for web designers, developers and many others. Format has a pixel-perfect design and it is lightning fast.

WeGraphics Design 

Say hello to the very first graphic design cooperative where top designers can share and download thousands of premium graphics with commercial-use licensing. The membership fee is only $20 and you will get full access to a complete library of useful resources.


MeridianThems is a well-reputed WordPress theme developer which is building gorgeous and fully functional websites. All their products are SEO friendly, extremely fast and easy to customize to be a perfect fit for your projects.

Always check their Deals section where extreme discounts can be found.

Use the coupon code “bf2018” and you will get 30% off (valid from nov 23 to 30).

Landingi – Powerful Landing Page Builder

With more than 200 gorgeous templates, tons of features and options, Landingi is a powerful landing page builder which you can use with 0 programming skills and without any previous experience. Everybody can build a gorgeous website with this solution in less than 1 hour.

Check out this year’s Black Friday deal and save up to $912 on an annual subscription!

Design Hooks

Design Hooks is the best free resource website on the market, built as a dedicated solution for web designers and developers. The website is packed with thousands of PSD Mockups, HTML and WordPress themes and much more. The quality of the products is outstanding and everything is free.

Paper Sizes

PaperSizes is the most complete website in his field, covering all the possible sizes. It’s an extremely useful tool for designers who are building brochures, different ads and other stuff. The website is very well structured and any information you are looking for, can be found in a couple of seconds.

WordPress Business Themes

TeslaThemes is one of the best WordPress developers on the market, building gorgeous, fully functional and lightning fast themes that are super simple to customize for your projects. Using the included page builder, it will take you only a couple of minutes to have everything as you need.

Coupon: BF40  Deal: 40% off  Date: 11/23

WordPress Event Themes

With more than 6,000 happy customers, ShowThemes will help you with the best WordPress event themes on the market. Some of the top events in the world are using these themes, the solution is already highly tested and is a sure bet for you.

Coupon: BF40  Deal: 40% off  Date: 11/23

WordPress Gallery Plugin

Photocray is being used by more than 1 million happy users and is the best photography theme on the market. Photocrati is like 60+ WordPress photography themes built into one powerful, seamless package and it includes NextGEN Pro Plugin for Galleries.

Coupon: BF40  Deal: 40% off  Date: 11/23

Freelance Time Tracking

Bonsai is trusted by more than 100,000 creatives for time tracking. It is a perfect solution for freelancers. It integrates perfectly with your workflow, working perfectly with desktop, MacOS and iOS. Start tracking your freelance work seamlessly and switch between projects without the confusion of traditional time trackers.



This is a powerful logo design platform that you can use every time you are in a hurry for a gorgeous logo design and you don’t want to spend a fortune. The platform works extremely easy and it is very fast. Try it for new logo ideas.

WrapKit Builder

WrapKit Builder is a lighting fast website builder which you can use to create professional and pixel-perfect websites in 30 minutes or less. You can start with one of the gorgeous included templates or you can arrange the drag-and-drop sections. It’s very simple to use and the friendly interface is very intuitive.


With more than 500,000 happy customers, MyThemeShop is packed with thousands of premium themes and plugins, being one of the biggest players on the market.

For the Black Friday event, they are offering you a special deal: any theme or plugin for only $19 and the extended membership where you have access to all their products for only $87.


Logaster is an online service for creating logos and corporate identity elements. Logaster offers a fast, simple way to create design items in a matter of minutes. Six million users have already experienced the advantages of working with this service. Logos which they designed have appeared in 167 countries, on everything from business cards and letterheads to billboards and websites.


Work Examiner offers a wide variety of activities monitoring and filtering functionality for keeping an eye on your employees and teams. It’s one of the best solutions on the market, being loaded with tons of features and options.

Try it for free for 30 days.

Total Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Total theme is an extremely powerful WordPress theme which is packed with tons of features and options. It is SEO friendly, lighting fast and super simple to customize for your projects. The theme includes over 40 unique and exclusive Visual Composer page builder modules that make setting up your site even easier!

Chic Blog & WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Chic is a powerful premium WordPress theme that is extremely good for blogging and ready for WooCommerce. It has a clean, pixel-perfect design and it is very simple to use and fully customize.

One of the key features of Chic is built-in WooCommerce compatibility. After installing Chic, simply install and activate the popular, powerful (and free) WooCommerce plugin. If you need a bit of help getting started you can install the included sample data, but adding products is extremely easy. Chic with WooCommerce supports options for simple, variable, grouped, and affiliate products (you can even add virtual or downloadable goods too).

Fashionista WordPress Blog & Shop Theme

Fashionista is a one of a kind premium blogging and woo commerce ready WordPress theme that comes with a gorgeous design, the latest technologies and full support for the popular WooCommerce plugin.

Building a new blog with Fashionista and attract lots of visitors.

Selenium Academy

Selenium Academy is the best on the market, offering lots of courses (more than 10) that will help you master this field. Everything was created with huge attention to details and the courses are very easy to follow.

The coupon code BLACKFRIDAY50 will help you 50% discount until the end of the year.


Are you looking for a gorgeous logo design and you don’t want to spend more than $29? If InstantLogoDesign is the perfect logo design platform you that will deliver a professional logo in minutes. Try it.


Jump online before the 2018 ends. Launch your website with This unique platform allows you to work directly with a developer who will code your design within a few days and at the affordable price. At Goodiewebsite “Black Friday” last all year long as you can get a “design to code” conversion for $999.


InvoiceBerry is an all-in-one invoicing platform that is packed with lots of features, options and a super-friendly interface. Creating and fully customizing invoices takes less than 60 seconds. Try it.

MediaLoot Fonts

Media Loot Fonts is offering something that I have never saw on the market. For only $14 you will get complete and unlimited access to more than 80 stunning fonts that are suitable for web or print. If you get the font library access, you can also use thousands of graphics that are included. Everything is $14, it’s outstanding.

What Font Is

Whenever you are looking to identify a specific font from an image, What Font Is will help you in less than 40 seconds. The powerful platform is loaded with 450k fonts and it will give you over 60 similar fonts, both free and commercial. Try it.


Have you been dreaming about getting high-quality templates at affordable prices? Feel free to buy all of them on November, 19-29. TemplateMonster has prepared some tremendous discounts for everyone on Black Friday. In such a way, you will be able to buy various digital products with –50% OFF. Sounds like a splendid opportunity to get everything you need for a perfect website, isn’t it?





Alexandru is the co-owner of TopDesignMag. “If it looks easy, it's hard. If it looks hard, it's impossible. If it looks impossible, it's due tomorrow. At 8 A.M.”