In the process of developing a website or web app, you really couldn’t underestimate the importance of development tools that help simplify your work and aid you in completing your project on time, without hassle. Web-based or browser-based tools not only produce quality output, they also help you save precious time and effort building a website or web application.
The Internet is host to a whole slew of online tools. To help ease your burden, we’ve rounded up some of the best and most useful tools to help ease the process of developing and designing web applications and to teach you new things and techniques along the way. We hope they can be of use to you.
Keyframer is an easy-to-use CSS3 animation creation tool. Simply click the timeline to add a keyframe, then click the circle button to add your animation’s CSS, or the X button to delete the current keyframe. It’s that easy!
This simple web application minifies your HTML code according to options you select. You have the option to remove comments, collapse whitespace, remove optional tags, and more.
Ceaser is a CSS easing animation tool that makes it a breeze for you to ease animations. You can choose from height, width, opacity, or direction (or combined effects).
This fully customizable, configurable, and extensible organization tool has a simple and easy-to-use interface. It doesn’t require you to sign up for an account, so feel free to use it for your projects.
Flexy Boxes is a flexbox code generator and playground – all in one amazing package. Just set the options for your flexboxes, preview them, and then output the code.
This open source rich text editor has an API that makes it easy for you to customize for your own projects. It’s fast and lightweight, with an extensible architecture, semantic markup, and more.
Lumzy allows you to create mockups of how your website or application will function by adding events from the extensive list of controls on offer. Besides having amazing tools for creating mockups, you can also create message alerts, interactive page navigation, add links to external content, and more. Additionally, it offers an amazing set of collaboration tools for live team editing, and a chat system for deliberating over designs.
This user-friendly WYSIWYG tool is ideal for editing flexbox layouts. You can use the intuitive tools to split up the layout boxes and then export the HTML and CSS.
Quink is a versatile, extensible, mobile-friendly, and open source in-page WYSIWYG HTML editor that’s perfect for frontend developers, for adding rich editing capabilities to their solutions. It’s designed to allow some or all of the HTML content in a page to be edited in a browser. Quink uses the browser rendering engine of the generated HTML as you edit, so you can see exactly how it looks.
Built with Backbone, Backbone-LocalStorage, and HTML2Canvas, this easy-to-use mockup tool uses the local storage of your browser as its backend. However, the data layer is loosely coupled, so you can integrate with any RESTful API or backend service.