25 Best Web Design & Development Tools 2016

In this post we`ve collected some best web design & development tools that can dramatically increase your productivity and simplify your everyday job as a front-end developer.

Yellow Lab Tools

Open source project by Gaël Métais. This tool gives you a lot of information and some unique features not seen in other tools such as a view of when JavaScript interactions with the DOM during the loading of the page and other code validation issues.

Yellow Lab Tools

Web Developer

The Web Developer extension adds a toolbar button to the browser with various web developer tools. This is the official port of the Web Developer extension for Firefox.

Web Developer chrome extension

Plato

JavaScript source code visualization, static analysis, and complexity tool.

plato

JSON Editor Online

Web-based tool to view, edit, and format JSON. It shows your data side by side in a clear, editable treeview and in a code editor.

JSON Editor

CSSfmt

Tool that automatically formats CSS source code, inspired by Gofmt, and built on top of the PostCSS ecosystem.

CSSfmt

SVGnest

Free and open-source alternative that solves this problem with a geometric approach, using a genetic algorithm for global optimization. It works for arbitrary containers and concave edge cases, and performs on-par with existing commercial software.

svgnest

Bootstrap Studio

Desktop application that helps web developers and designers create responsive websites using the Bootstrap framework. It supports a wide range of components and advanced features that make you more productive.

Bootstrap Studio

Pingendo

Create quality HTML prototypes quickly, using popular open source tools like Bootstrap, LESS, Fontawesome and more.

Pingendo

cssFilter

A visual tool to create custom and instagram like photo filters in css.

cssfilter tool

Responsive Image Breakpoints Generator

One image for all screen resolutions and different devices is not enough. An image per pixel is too much – so how can someone automatically choose the optimal responsive image sizes?

Responsive Image Breakpoints Generator

Typegenius

Using the same font everywhere isn’t always the most aesthetically pleasing option for design. Type Genius allows you to enter your base font and then shows you nice options to pair with it on graphics.

typegenius

Placemat

Some pretty nice placeholder nouns for your site.

placemat

Codesign

Project management tool for visual feedback. Discuss web pages, upload designs & screenshots. Get to-dos done in collaborative way.

Codesign

Fabricator

A tool for building website UI toolkits and style guides.

Fabricator

Dimensions

A browser extension for coders to measure screen dimensions. Currently only available for Chrome.

dimensions

webpack

webpack is a bundler for modules. The main purpose is to bundle JavaScript files for usage in a browser, yet it is also capable of transforming, bundling, or packaging just about any resource or asset.

webpack

LiveReload

This tool monitors changes in the file system. As soon as you save a file, it is preprocessed as needed, and the browser is refreshed.

LiveReload

ai2html

Open-source script for Adobe Illustrator that converts your Illustrator documents into html and css.

ai2html

AlertifyJS

Javascript framework for developing pretty browser dialogs and notifications.

alertifyjs

is.js

A JavaScript library with easy checks for variable types, common date functions, regular expressions, environment, etc.

is.js

Surge.sh

Makes it easy for developers to deploy projects to a production-quality CDN through Grunt, Gulp, npm.

surge.sh

Styleguide

All you need to do is to add the Styleguide to a separate folder in your project. Use it as your CSS. You just need to import the generated file inside your HTML and you are all set! This way the Styleguide will be synced with your project. Isn’t that awesome!?

Styleguide

Local-storage based mockup tool

The mockup tool that uses your local storage as backend.

Local-storage based mockup tool

Zeplin

Useful for development stage, when designs are finished. In other words, it makes for easy referencing colors, layout and alignment details for View/Front-end development.

zeplin

Atom

Atom is a text editor that’s modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core—a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.

atom.io


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