No matter how many tools, Apps and online portals we list down it doesn’t give the monotonous feeling for the fact that these are introduced with a specific aim. Each one of these is rolled out to solve different purposes. Many a times while working on a particular endeavor, it becomes impossible for designers and developers to solve a particular task without the help of such tools and websites. Here is when these tools come into play.
These tools need to be checked carefully to make the pick as there are few good ones available for a particular task. So, the list of these cool useful tools and apps keeps on increasing with each passing day which is the reason that we don’t feel short of such helpful stuff tools.
This months listicle includes 33 tools and websites for designers and developers that make sure you don’t get stuck in between your important tasks.
Scroll down and check some of the best designer and developers tool and apps we liked in the month of September.
Useful Tools and Websites for Designers and Developers
ArtistX is an Ubuntu-based distribution that helps users mainly artists designers get free software tools to enhance their productivity by making their tasks easier.
Bootstrap themes generator featuring Bootstrap 3 and AngularJS. It lets you easily create your own Twitter Bootstrap theme bedsides enabling you to update your variables, change it with a smooth colorpicker and get instant result.
3. Create CSS3
Its an easy online CSS3 generator. Clicking on one element on left hand side will automatically paste the code into the main part of the screen. User can easily edit the code as you see fit and press the preview button to see your changes.
Its an API that provides you with a randomly generated user. These users can be used as placeholders in web mockups and promise to save your time as it doesn’t ask to create your own placeholder information. It’s like Lorum Ipsum but for people. You can use AJAX or another method to ask Random User for a randomly generated user.
PSD Fonts is a tool that helps designers see exactly what fonts are being used in their PSD files, that too without having to wade through a bunch of badly labeled layers. Designers can easily upload a PSD directly or pick a file from Dropbox.
Its an online, open-source font generator that is anticipated to be released soon. enabling designers tweak the font’s glyphs within more than twenty parameters.
7. Space Ipsum
Space Ipsum as the name hints is a space-themed ipsum text generator that gives you all sorts of space-related dummy text, quoted from various sources.
Skwibl is a common space for designers and clients to collaborate on a project.
ShareLaTeX is an online tool that helps you keep your LaTeX collaborators up to date by enabling users access and edit the same LaTeX document easily.
Sculpin is a static site generator that is written in PHP. It converts Markdown files and formats Twig templates into a set of static HTML files that can be easily deployed.
Solo is an App that lets users manage their important projects with ease. It helps create contacts, manage tasks, upload files, track project progress, and keep notes all in the same place with this cool Solo App.
12. Word Off
Wordoff strips and cleans the rubbish that is pasted into WYSIWYG editors from Microsoft Word. Also, it removes style elements and attributes, unnecessary elements like <font>s, <span>s and <div>s, empty elements, dead whitespace, and other bits of code that tend to break the HTML pages. Just paste in the text and press the button to get a clean version.
Typform is an online tool that makes creating forms for ask questions from the users easy, fulfilled and fast. Add your logo, choose your colors and typography or add a background to fit your brand’s image.
Appslipt is best bet for App developers. Set a goal, set some rewards and launch a campaign to fund your project and Appsplit will help you in raising funds. It also helps you sell your Apps.
UsabilityHub provides a set of online usability tools to help you test the effectiveness of your designs and concepts.
Favico.js as the name hints is a tool that helps you animate your favicon with animated badges that can be customized as per your heart’s desire. The changes can be made in the background color, text and choose from slide, fade, or pop as your customizing options.
17. Stylify Me
Enter the URL of a website and you will get to see the elements like fonts, colors, and image dimensions, broken down for you. StylifyMe lists the exact HEX codes for each color, specify which font the site is using.
Spectrum is an app for easily and intuitively creating beautiful color schemes. Inspired by principles of color theory, Spectrum allows you to create color schemes based on harmony rules explore tints and shades for a given color to fine tune the palette, automatically create color schemes from a photograph and much more.
Curiator is a community that lets art enthusiasts and professionals build their digital art collection by following each other’s collections and favorite artists besides tapping into an ever-expanding catalog of the world’s greatest art.
20. Is This Retina?
‘Is This Retina?’ is a website that tells you at what point the screen becomes retina once you enter your device type, the number of pixels in height and width.
WhatTheFont is an online service that analyzes uploaded images and returns the font style matching the font used in the image.
BitBucket by Aussie tech giant Atlassian is a tool that has been around for quite few years and has been impressing the users with its cool features. Its a tool that lets you host your code online in as many public and private repositories as you want.
No matter how bugging it is but downtime happens. Correct me i I am wrong. To handle this you need a smart solution. Status.io is an easy way to create a status page for your website or app.
Tridiv is a web-based editor for creating 3D shapes in CSS. It is a web-based editor for creating 3D shapes in CSS which is available for only Safari, Chrome and Opera. It allows you to launch straight in and start making your shapes and seeing the results by clicking the preview button.
26. PSD Covers
PSD Covers is a graphic resource site that provides high quality Photoshop Cover Actions such as eBook covers, smartphones, tablets, bottles, soda cans, cartons and CDs to name a few.
Color Wheel is an online web service that lets designer give wings to their creative talent. Designers can pick various colors for their particular projects explore various themes too.
Capsule is a specialized WordPress theme that gives you a scratch document for your coding. It supports Markdown Extra syntax plus GitHub-style fenced code blocks and auto-saves for you every 10 seconds.
KNACSS is a minimalist, responsive and extensible style sheet to kick-start your HTML and CSS projects. Designed by Alsacreations agency, KNACSS is not only a 8KB lightweight documented framework but a CSS reset that can be adapted to almost any project without having to bother about size.
GenerateWP is a user-friendly tool for WordPress Developers. Its the easiest and the fastest way to create custom and high quality code for the WordPress project using the latest WordPress coding standards and API’s. It comprises of a taxonomy generator, post type generator, menu generator, toolbar generator, and much more.
UIBox is is a set of curated HTML, CSS, and JS UI components in which you can search or browse components by exploring tags. Its currently under development but is sure to be one of the best bets once it goes live which is expected soon.
Magic is a CSS3 framework that has many animations, is simple to use and cross-browser compatible.
Generate your noise texture pattern easy and fast within 3 steps with this cool online tool. You simply need to enter values for the noise opacity, density, background color and dimensions, and then download your custom pattern.
For now this is the end of useful tools and websites for designers and developers in the month of September 2013. Hope that these tools, Apps and online portals prove to be quite useful for all you designers and developers. Don’t forget to drop in the comments below and have your say.