Useful Tools and Websites for Designers and Developers – February 2014

In today’s era where there is cut throat competition, it becomes quite difficult to meet the deadlines and complete the assigned tasks on time. But thanks to people who are ready to help. Any guesses how? Well, by keeping their imaginative minds run continuously and come up with tools, applications, softwares, websites and much more for designers and developers.

Every now and then, innumerable tools, apps and websites that are rolled out with the goal to help designers and developers complete their even the difficult tasks with ease and without having spared too much of time. We ensure to keep you all updated with the same.

Each week and month we come up with an amazing range of cool tools, applications and websites that we think will prove to be helpful for all you designers and developers. Last month’s  list of Useful Tools and Websites for Designers and Developers – January 2014 included cool range of the same. Here, we have prepared another list for the month of February. Check it out.


Useful Tools and Websites for Designers and Developers

1. UIKit

This is a modular front-end framework that helps in developing fast and powerful web interfaces. Providing you a comprehensive collection of HTML, CSS and JS components, it is one simple, easy to customize and extendable tool.


2. Hover.css

Hover.css is a collection of CSS3 powered hover effects for applying to call to actions, buttons, logos, featured images.  It is available in CSS and SASS, for users to easily apply it to their own elements, modify or use the same for inspiration.


3. HackerEarth’s CodePlayer 

CodePlayer is a tool that enables users to share the solution to a coding problem. It lets you capture keystrokes as a developer works to play back exactly the same way easily.


4. W3Fools

Wish to pursue a career in designing and development? W3Fools is here to help you take a step forward and learn the best possible way.


5. Red Pen 

If you wish to get feedback from your colleagues and clients, test ideas, seek perspective and get approval, Red Pen helps you do so. Just drag and drop an image into the Red Pen homepage and point at areas of the design and get contextual feedback in a simple way.


6. Jiko

Jiko is a modern template engine for Javascript to provide Javascript programmers an ease of writing templates with an engine that is as powerful as Jinja and Mako so is named Jiko.


7. CSS Colours

CSS Colours as the name tells is a visual guide to all of the color names that are used in CSS.  It helps you identify and use the same in your miscellaneous projects.


8. Learn The Secret Handshake

‘The Secret Handshake’ is an online resource for student designers and young creatives who wish to get an insider insight, honest answers and solid solutions to obtain a professional outlook.


9. Use Your Interface

Use Your Interface is a growing library of transitional interface and interaction design patterns to inspire you. also, you can communicate your UI ideas with others easily with this tool.


10. Mondrian

Mondrian offers tools to create, modify, and export simple SVG files. Its a free vector graphics web app written in Coffeescript.

best-designing-developing-tools11. Hugo

Hugo is a fast and flexible static site generator that is written in GoLang. With the help of markdown files and front matter for meta data, Hugo in just one millisecond does its job efficiently.


12. Modern IE

Microsoft launched a tool named Modern.IE to simplify the task of getting websites to work in older versions of the Internet Explorer web browser which in turn proves to be one useful tool  worth trying out.


13. Sculpt

Sculpt is a mobile first, responsive HTML, CSS and SASS framework that in three grid sizes (732px, 960px and 1140px), adjusts well to ensure that your content is  well presented.


14. Go By Example

Go is an open source programming language designed to build simple, fast and reliable software. Well, here is a tool named ‘Go by Example’ that with the help of annotated example programs enables users to make optimum use of it to get the desired results.


15. Framebench

Framebench lets users discuss and share creative feedback. Besides, users can conduct online meetings or be the part of them. With it users can easily witness the changes taking place over their existing design in realtime.


16. Origami

This is a free toolkit for design prototyping.  With it designers can create interactive prototypes, without bothering about having the programming know-how.


17. LayOutIt

LayOutIt is a tool that lets users create their frontend code in a simple and speedy way with Bootstrap using Drag & Drop Interface Builder.


18. Myth

Myth is a preprocessor that enables users to write pure CSS in simple way without bothering about slow spec approval or slow browser support.  With myth developers can write pure CSS in simple way.


19. Sharp & Nimble’s Design Lab 

Animated social media sharing icons have cool experimental interface animations that are posted on Sharp & Nimble’s Design Lab for designers to make optimum use of it. 


20. ExtractCSS

Here is an online that lets users extract ids, classes and inline styles from HTML document and output the same as CSS stylesheet. All you have to do is type or paste your HTML document and leave the rest on extractCSS to do the needful.


21. Modern IE

This is a set of testing tools for Microsoft web developers that lets you test your site on various versions of IE with the free virtual machines for Windows, Mac, and Linux.


22. Plenty of Frameworks 

Here is a framework search engine to quickly find the perfect framework for different projects. Simply enter whether they are a designer, developer or project manager choice of framework.


23. Ink

This is a free Photoshop documentor plugin that lets users document different layers like typography and effects and shape sizes too.


24. LikeAStore

This helps users save resources like GitHub repositories, code libraries, fonts, Dribbble shots, StackOverflow questions and much more without any fuss.


25. Type Quest

This is an online tool that helps educate and make graphic designers and web designers understand the power of OpenType in Webfonts.


Wish to add any other cool tool, application or website that you think would be helpful for designers and developers? Do share it with us. Also, let us know what do you think of the above listed tools and apps by dropping in your valuable comments.


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  • So much thanks for this list. The hover tool I think is the most useful. I also find which you have not listed to be quite similar as well offering hover effects, etc.

    The others I don’t really see the use of them. Perhaps you can also publish some examples?

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