15+ Excellent Tools for Web Designers and Developers

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Getting started in the world of design can be both thrilling and intimidating. Sometimes, you feel like you just don't have the tools or skills you need to complete even the most basic projects. Fortunately the web community keeps on delivering great tools and resources that can even do the complex jobs in minutes.

And, here in this post we are listing some of the 15+ best design tools and resources that we think will be helpful for anyone starting out in the world of design and development.

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Useful Tools for Web Designers and Developers

1. CSS Modal

CSS Modal is built out of pure CSS. It is optimized for mobile and built using accessibility in mind.

css modal

2. Mueller Grid System

MUELLER is a modular grid system for responsive/adaptive and non-responsive layouts, based on Compass. You have full control over column width, gutter width, baseline grid and media-queries.

mueller grid system

3. Font Dragr

font dragr allows you to easily test custom fonts, through the @font-face at-rule, without the need for any CSS coding or knowledge of CSS coding. All you need to do is drag and drop.

font dragr

4. Pure

A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project.


5. Adobe Kuler

Create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the Kuler community.

adobe kuler

6. Web Flow

Tools to design web pages in a visual editor.

web flow

7. The Tool Box

A collection of the best time-saving apps, tools, and widgets from around the web.

the tool box

8. CSS3 Patterns Gallery

A gallery pf patterns generated by CSS.

css3 patterns gallery

9. Cssmatic

CSSmatic is a non-profit project, made by developers for developers Are you a web developer? Would you like to collaborate on CSSMatic?


10. Popline

Popline is a non-intrusive WYSIWYG editor. It shows up only after selecting a piece of text on the page.


11. CSS Beautifier

Beautifies your CSS automatically so that it is consistent and easy to read.

css beautifier

12. Foundation

Documentation and reference library for ZURB Foundation. JavaScript, CSS, components, grid and more.


13. HTML5 Audio Element

Modern browsers all support HTML5 audio, but do so with different audio formats. Firefox, Chrome, Android and Opera support ogg/vorbis. IE9, Safari, Chrome, Android and iOS support mp3. Safari, Chrome, IE and iOS support AAC.

html5 audio element

14. Web Colour Data

Allows you to grab colors from any websites.

web colour data

15. Contrast Ratio

This tool attempts to visually demonstrate how readable a text can be in different color combination is, for normal or bold text of various sizes and font styles.

contrast ratio

16. On/Off Flipswitch

Generate pure CSS3 On/Off flipswitches with animated transitions.

on/off flipswitch

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