The year 2013 ended with the yearly roundups. Remember The Best Tools of 2013 for Designers and Developers we came up with in December last year. Tools you all know have been the part and parcel of ‘TheDesignBlitz‘. We have been coming up with the list of cool tools, apps and websites to help all you designers and developers in your various endeavours. The lists are prepared and published on weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
We never try to focus on quantity that is the number of tools, apps and websites instead list down the carefully handpicked tools that genuinely are worth mentioning. Take a look at the listicle featuring some of the best tools for designers and developers which we have prepared for the month of January 2014. The list is not huge but then there are some of the really helpful tools, apps and websites for designers and developers.
Useful Tools and Websites for Designers and Developers
Designers know how important it is to learn Xcode and Canvas is one tool that helps you do so in right and easy way. What Canvas does is that it makes adding good-looking animations easy for iOS apps. Designers need not have the knowledge of coding to make optimum use of Canvas. Features like fade, zoom in/out, slide, bounce, pop, shake and others help you do the needful in fun and easy way.
Typepick is an online tool for designers to setup a minimal online order page for the products you are offering. It makes easier for the users to order or inquire about your products/services with just taps or clicks.
VaryCode is an online source code converter between C++, VB, Java, Boo and more. It doesn’t pricks the pockets of the suers as one has to pay minimal amount.
4. The Setup
The Setup is website that has a collection of nerdy interviews asking people from all walks of life what they use to get the job done. From teachers, to bloggers, designers, photographers, illustrators, reporters, musicians, there are interviews of many people that become a great source of inspiration.
With Google Map Builder users can easily build their own custom Google Maps with simple commands. There are markers, size, zoom control, scale control, street view that are easily customizable. Users need not have coding skills to try their hands on it.
Kimono is a tool that helps users turn websites into structured APIs from their browser in just matter of few seconds. Building power your apps, models and visualizations with live data without writing any code becomes easy with Kimono.
Duo is is a new way to see Responsive Web Development. Duo is a web browser that lets users to keep an eye on mobile without losing sight of the desktop.
Capptivate.co is an iOS user interface animations gallery that has various beautiful apps that are the great source of inspiration for animation ideas if you want and includes iOS UI ideas in general too. Users can easily browse by patterns or components depending upon your choice.
Typewolf is a gallery of superb web typography that eliminates the need for designers to look around and spare extra hours.
Adaptive Backgrounds is one cool jQuery plugin that helps designers to extract colors from an image and apply the same to the parent element. With it users can easy make the background match their images.
Ligatures in typography is a tool that lets users enjoy the difference which otherwise might appear monotonous. With this users will easily use it by customizing their way.
12. Color Thief
Formisimo is an analytics tool that lets users track the interaction with an online form, give you advanced data and insight on how to improve them and increase your bottom line. This tool enables you to analyze how visitors use your online forms, optimise and react to them in real-time.
Mondrain is a free web application that helps users to create vector graphics and comes with basic tools needed for creating vector graphics. Its a completely open source tool that is easy to learn.
Fullby is a responsive grid WordPress theme that is ideal for designers and developers. As you all can notice, its a grid theme built with boostrap and superb font that is super-light, fully customizable directly via CSS.
Getting started with HTML5 is a website that introduces the users with it. If you all know HTML5 emerged when Adobe Flash was the dominant technology for playing video on the web. HTML5 replicated its features and simplified the development process replacing Flash.
Vagrant is a cool tool on Mac OS X, Windows, or a popular distribution of Linux that without undergoing any kind of complicated setup process helps users with its quick, and simple way of creating virtual machines for local web development. It lets users configure lightweight, reproducible and portable development environments in easy way.
18. HTML5 KickStart
HTML5 KickStart is HTML5, CSS and JS building blocks for rapid website production that comes with responsive grid layout, a touch-enabled slide show and many more features to help users a great deal.
Have any such useful tools, apps or websites worth sharing? Do send us the details, we would love to add the same in our upcoming list of cool tools and apps for designers and developers.