All set to bid farewell to 2013 and welcome the new year 2014? Before you say by to the year that is almost reaching its end let me tell you that still there is some more stuff in store for you all. We at TheDesignBlitz have scheduled the round up articles of the year that is just coming close to its end, last month and last week. As we do every month, here we are with the monthly list of useful tool and websites for designers and developers.
To make your task of searching the best tools we have prepared a long list of 20+ tools, apps and websites that we found worthy of being included in the list. Take a look for yourself and also check out our preceding month’s list of best tools, websites and apps for designers and developers by clicking on the links below.
Useful Tools and Websites for Designers and Developers – December 2013
Hopscotch is a framework that helps make it easy for developers to add product tours to their pages.
UsabilityHub is a website that lets you test your designs and mockups on real people. It lets you learn how visitors interact with your design before launching.
Web Tracing Framework is a rich tool for instrumenting, analyzing, and visualizing web apps. This tool makes it easier for the users to make their app jank-free at 60fps.
Mission Control lets users keep track of the tasks their team mates do. With Mission Control users can see what all their staff have done and what they have left to do.
Webprojector is an easy tool for web designers. With this you can present your projects in a browser for free. All you have to do is simply drag and drop your project to the window provided and leave the rest to Webprojector to do.
FusionInvoice is a self-hosted online invoicing for freelancers, designers, developers and small businesses. It is simple yet powerful self-hosted web based invoicing system.
Word2cleanhtml is a tool that cleans up HTML pasted from Word documents. It applies filters to fix various things that Microsoft Office puts in its HTML and provides you a well formatted result.
Typing.io is a typing practice tool for programmers. Programming language is difficult in the beginning. Typing.io is a tool for just that.
Origami is a free design prototyping toolkit for Quartz Composer. If you are a designer who creates static mockups to communicate app ideas, Origami is a nice tool for interaction design.
Animatron is a simple and powerful online tool that allows you to create stunning HTML5 animations and interactive content. It comes loaded with cool features that make it the best bet.
FontPunk a website that offers fonts and helps you apply different visual effects to a font to produce eye-catching display texts. And yes, it is free of charge and no registration is required.
13. Kalei Styleguide
Kalei Styleguide is a tool that aims at making sure your style sheets are fully documented whilst being synchronized with your webpages styles. It uses your live stylesheets in so that you can review how your style guide looks at any moment you wish to.
Martini is a classy web development tool that is surprisingly simple and incredibly productive.
Assemble is a tool that lets you easily leverage the full force of powerful frameworks like Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation.
Node.app is a low-footprint for your mobile applications and is an ideal tool for developers.
Ionic is an advanced HTML5 hybrid mobile app framework. It is beautiful front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps in HTML5.
Magic is a CSS3 framework that comes with many animations. It is simple to use and its animations are cross-browser compatible.
Lea Verou is an inspiring web designer who shared a simplistic solution for creating a spinner with pure CSS that is an ultimate tool for handling various projects.
Elusive Icons is a webfont that can be used by designers for miscellaneous projects be it bootstrap-based, foundation-based or even your custom projects. When the user download this font you’ll also receive all the icons in .svg vector format so you can play with them, improve them and contribute them back on github. How cool does that sound to be.
Leeflets is a free, minimal content management system that is an ideal tool for designers and developers.
Did you like the best apps and tools for designers and developers we listed above? Were these of any use for your projects? Do share your views with us and stay tuned for more!