Handy Digital Signage Tools

Here at Visix, our team of developers, engineers and support staff handle dozens of software, hardware and creative related tasks and topics on a daily basis. As with any other industry, we’ve found several digital signage tools that help us deliver great products and solutions.

We want to share some of these online resources with our clients in the hopes that they can enhance their workflows, projects, production and signage success. Here are a few links and a brief description of what to use them for:

Aspect Ratio Calculator


This calculator is handy for AV integrators and end users alike, and provides an excellent resource when setting up your digital signage system.

Common Resolutions


This is a really informative Wikipedia page with more resolutions than you can imagine.

Digital Color Meter


This freeware for PC helps you find the color value of any color on screen, and has color mixers you can use to explore theme and design options.


This is for the creative production team running MAC. The Digital Color Meter is built into Apple’s OSX and allows you to run an eye dropper over any image on screen to identify a color in one of three values, RGB, Hexadecimal or percentage.

Design Basics


Brush up on your graphic design skills with these 11 free online courses. These folks searched for the best free graphic design courses out there to help budding designers and other interested creatives brush up on the foundations of typography, color, essential graphic design software, and lots more. They’ve bundled them together on their website for easy access.


This blog offers up several free basic design lessons for beginning to intermediate design professionals.  These brief lessons might just be the thing for you if you have maxed out your design prowess and are ready to take your work to the next level.