30 Useful Tools for Designers and Developers – August 2015

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In today’s cut throat competition, one sees the good side and the bad side of the technological advancements. Designers and developers to talk about are making keen efforts to ensure that users get to enjoy the unique cool features and get the best user-experience. Useful tools, applications, websites are such resources are helping designers and developers a great deal to help them come up with the superb results thereby providing consumers the best user-experience.

On the weekly and monthly basis, we at DesigniMag come up with the best useful tools compilation in the quest to help you all with the filtered data depending upon the smart functionality and ease of use. Check out our list of Useful Tools for Designers and Developers – August 2015 and which all tools will be of help in your designing/development projects.

1. Web Design Conferences of September 2015

Just recently we came up with a list of 40+ Web Design Conferences to Attend in September 2015. You all can take it as a reminder or in case you missed out our article, you can go ahead, check out the conferences that are scheduled to take place in September.

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2. 12 Best Machine Learning Tools

Machine Learning is a topic that is getting a buzz from all over. More and more people are getting inclined towards the subject and planning to learn more and more about it. To help those interested folks with Machine Learning, we came up with the list of 12 best machine learning tools to help you all the best way.

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3. 15 Must Have Productivity Tools for Web Designers

Remember the productivity tools we talked about a few days back. Did you all find them useful? If you missed out the list of productivity tools we prepared, here’s a quick reminder. Check it out by clicking the link.

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4. Pannellum

This is a lightweight panorama viewer for the web. It is free, and open source panorama viewer that is built using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and WebGL. The best part is that it is plug-in free.

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5. Pure CSS Apple

Pure CSS Apple is an Apple device generator that is coded and designed by Ömer Aslanbakan. With it, users can easily transform one Apple device to another using CSS3 animation and a few lines of Javascript.

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6. Codesign

Get visual feedback on everything with this amazing tool named Codesign that is promising to keep your feedback process clean, fast and organized.

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7. Gradify

Gradify is a module that helps users find the most prominent color from images and generates a scalable,responsive CSS gradient in super easy way.

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8. CodeDoodl.es

CodeDoodle is a website to look for curated creative coding sketches. Besides displaying engaging web experiments, it promises an amazing design and cool animations.

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9. Screenings

Screenings is a one stop destination for designers to get out various informational videos on a different subjects viz. UI, design, animation, typography, fonts, and much more.

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10. Substitureteacher.js

Substitureteacher is a unique JavaScript library to rotate a series of sentences to appeal awesome on any website above hero image.

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11. FlexBox

FlexBox is a tool that helps users in learning CSS Flexbox for free. Simply open up the website, enter your email ID and you will get free 20 videos that will help you learn CSS Flexbox.

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12. CSSPlus

CSSPlus as the name hints is a CSS based tool for developers which is fast and robust.

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13. Html5toolstips.js

HTML5toolstips is a website that provides a useful light and clean tooltips with smooth 3D animation without any framework.

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14. Export Kit

Export Kit is a an advanced Photoshop plugin to let users convert PSD into HTML, CSS, WordPress, jQuery, Android in a simple manner.

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15. GameAnalytics

GameAnalytics is a must have tool for game developers. It helps users in understanding the  game player’s behavior by giving relevant insights.

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16. Minigrid

Minigrid is a minimal zero dependency cascading grid layout. Its just 2kb in size and installation is super easy.

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17. @pixelSorter

@pixelSorter is a Twitter bot that sorts the rows or columns as you choose of an image according to specifications like hue,brightness, contrast, red and likewise.

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18. The WordPress Template Hierarchy

This is a visualization resource of which users can make optimum use.

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19. Stretch CSS

This is a 12 column grid that can have any gutter size as per the choice of the user. With this tool, columns can be offset and centered to make maneuvering content really easy.

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20. Resize.ly

Resize.ly is a tool to help users in resizing their images and making them responsive and retina ready with all the magic happening in the cloud.

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21. FontCDN

FontCDN is a tool by Thomas H. Park. It helps users in quickly searching Google Fonts for their upcoming project’s typeface.

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22. Xpressive

This is an HTML and CSS live design tool for Mac users. It dramatically improves the quality and productivity of interface design.

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23. getAwesomeness

getAwesomeness is a tool created to retrieve all the awesomeness from Github that is one resourceful destination for designers and developers.

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24. Tufte CSS

At Tufte CSS users can get tools to style web articles using the ideas demonstrated by Edward Tufte’s books and handouts in a fuss-free manner.

 

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25. ColorHunt

ColorHunt is a is a place for designers to get a superb collection of beautiful colors that are updated on a regular basis.

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26. Flinto for Mac

Flinto is a prototyping tool for designers for Mac OSX only. This app promises to help designers in creating anything from simple-tap through prototypes or creating complex ones with interactions.

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27. Rucksack

Rucksack is a cute little bag of CSS superpowers that promises to make CSS development all the more fun and enjoyable.

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28. CSSfmt

CSSfmt is a tool that is inspired by Gofmt and promises to help users in automatically formating CSS and SCCSS source code.

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29. CopyNHaste

CopyNHaste is a website that helps bridge the gap between coders and civilians. Here coders and non-coders can train and show off their typing skills together.

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30. Foundry

Foundry is a website to look for vector assets that will help users in designing mobile apps or interactive web designs.

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Have you got something to discuss, share with us and our readers? Leave your comments below and let us know.

Latest Tools of the Week [15th August – 21st August]

Tools, apps, websites that promise to provide best help thereby letting you heave a sigh of relief are more than welcome no matter whichever designing or developing project one is working on. Such resources help solve the purpose, and provide users the desired results in comparatively lesser period of time and without much fuss on the users part.

This week’s list of latest tools and apps comprises some of the cool ones that you all would certainly love checking out. From erino that helps you boost the mobile experience by engaging gestures, to resize.ly, FontCDN for searching Google Fonts; there are some really worth checking out tools. Here is the preceding five weeks’ compilations that we would love to suggest you all to take a glance at incase you missed out any of them.

Latest Tools of the Week [8th August – 14th August]
Latest Tools of the Week [1st August – 7th August]
Latest Tools of the Week [25th July – 31st July]
Latest Tools of the Week [18th July – 24th July]
Latest Tools of the Week [11th July – 17th July]

1. Errnio

Discover gesture engagement, craft and customize gestures to create a unique mobile web experience with a wonderful tool namely Errnio. Boost your mobile experience with one simple line of code for creating new interactions based on user gesture behaviour. With it web designers and developers can increase site retention, profit from value added actions and gain insights into mobile site behavior. Reacting to an average of 10-15 gestures on consumer’s part, Errnio gives website owners and web developers all new monetization stream through gesture engagements. It helps in making websites responsive/mobile friendly thereby providing best user-experience through mobile-unique interaction that is done with gestures.

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2. The WordPress Template Hierarchy

The WordPress Template Hierarchy is a visualization resource for the users to make optimum use of.

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3. Stretch CSS

Stretch CSS is a 12 column grid that can have any gutter size you want. With it columns can be offset and centred to make manoeuvring content really easy. Besides columns can be specified differently for three devices sizes.

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4. Resize.ly

Resize your images, make them responsive and retina ready with all the magic happening in the cloud.

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5. FontCDN

FontCDN by Thomas H. Park is a helpful way to quickly search Google Fonts for your next project’s typeface.

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6. Xpressive

Xpressive is an HTML and CSS live design tool for Mac users. It is a web authoring application for the Mac OSX that dramatically improves the quality and productivity of interface design.

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7. getAwesomeness

Github we all know is one resourceful place that designers and developers hit to get help in their various endeavours. getAwesomenss is a a tool created to retrieve all the awesomeness from Github. Sounds cool to me!

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8. Tufte CSS

Tufte CSS is a one stop destination for getting tools to style web articles using the ideas demonstrated by Edward Tufte’s books and handouts. The best part of Tufte CSS is that its simple, there is an extensive use of sidenotes, tight integration of graphics with text, and carefully chosen typography.

 

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9. ColorHunt

ColorHunt is a one stop destination for designers to get a superb collection of beautiful colors. The best part is there is regular updation of colors from which designers can decide which one to opt for.

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That’s all for this week. We would love to hear from you all. If you have any suggestions, tools to add, share reviews or anything, you can leave your comments below.

Best jQuery Plugins of the Week [2nd August – 8th August]

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PeekABar, Cover 3D, Bootstrap Treefy, jPicture are some of the really helpful jQuery plugins that we have listed down for you all to take a look and use if the need arises. Not just that if you know any of our designer or developer friend who is handling a particular project and you believe these plugins will be of the use, why not share the compilations of best jQuery plugins you see here are DesigniMag?

If you have ever thought of the monotony we might be feeling prepapring the same style lists of resources then we would love to tell you that its not at all the case. Infact, we feel good doing it for the fact that providing you all with the latest plugins that might be of your use gives us an immense pleasure. Check out the current week’s compilation of best jQuery plugins we have prepared for you all.

Best jQuery Plugins of the Week [26th July – 1st August]

Best jQuery Plugins of the Week [19th July – 25th July]

Best jQuery Plugins of the Week [12th July – 18th July]

Best jQuery Plugins of the Week [5th July – 11th July]

Best jQuery Plugins of the Week [28th June – 4th July]

1. jQuery.PeekABar

This is a light-weight jQuery notification bar plugin that comes with lot of customization options.

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2. Product Colorizer

A perfect solution for those who are creating and e-commerce website and want users to preview products in different colors.

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3. Cover 3D jQuery

An awesome jQuery plugin that help designers to create DVD cover of any game or book cover with the help of jQuery and CSS3 easily.

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4. Bootstrap Star Rating

A simple jQuery star rating plugin for Bootstrap.

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5. Bootstrap Treefy

Create tree from HTML table with the help of this jQuery plugin created by supwisdom.

6. SimpleCalculadora

Create calculators with the help of this jQuery plugin. You can easily customize it according to your needs and it comes in two sizes.

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7. jPicture

Another free jQuery plugin developed by Oliver Jessner and Zoran Milonovic that help designers to load pictures on the right view port.

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8. AnimatedModal

Another jQuery plugin that deals with animation. It help designers to create a fullscreen modal with CSS3 transitions and you can use your own transitions or from animate.css if you want.

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That’s all for this week. Do let us know which one(s) of the  above listed jQuery plugins and the reason too. If you have used any plugin pinned here, share your experience with us.

Latest Tools of the Week [1st August – 7th August]

New month, new beginnings! We have entered into the month of August and one thing that remains same while dates, months keep changing is the homework we here are DesigniMag do to help you all the best way possible. Without breaking the chain of making continuous efforts to ensure that we make to present before you all we are here with our first week’s compilation of August 2015.

From a superb deal from Mightydeals to unique JavaScript library namely Substitureteacher.js, tool to learn CSS there are some of the really interesting tools that we have selected for you all to check out this week.

Latest Tools of the Week [25th July – 31st July]

Latest Tools of the Week [18th July – 24th July]

Latest Tools of the Week [11th July – 17th July]

Latest Tools of the Week [4th July – 10th July]

Latest Tools of the Week [27th June – 3rd July]

1. Bootstrap Starter Kit Deal

If you are interested in lean, mean and highly responsive Bootstrap web designs, MightyDeal has come up with an incredible Bootstrap Starter Kit for you all to easily put together a great website of your own. All you get to do is drag and drop HTML Builder, mix and match various Bootstrap Content Blocks to put together unlimited website layouts. You can get this Bootstrap Starter Kit for mere $14. Grab the deal now before its late.

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2. Lotus

Lotus is already featured in our list of best Ruby frameworks article sometime before but we thought to give a shout out once again for this awesome Ruby framework.

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3. Substitureteacher.js

A unique JavaScript library that will rotate a series of sentences that will look awesome on any website above hero image.

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4. FlexBox

Interested in learning CSS flexbox for free? If yes, don’t find other resources, just click on the link, enter your email ID and you will get free 20 videos that will help you learn CSS Flexbox.

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5. CSSPlus

Another CSS based tool for developers which is fast and robust.

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6. Html5toolstips.js

This site will cover some of the useful light and clean tooltips with smooth 3D animation that looks lovely on any website or app and the best part is you don’t need any framework.

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7. Export Kit

One of the most advanced Photoshop plugin that will help you to convert any PSD into HTML, CSS, WordPress, jQuery, Android, etc and that too in just few clicks. Awesome, isn’t.

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8. GameAnalytics

A must have tool for game developers that helps them to understand game player’s behavior by giving relevant insights.

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9. Minigrid

A minimal zero dependency cascading grid layout that is only 2kb in size and you can install it very easily.

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10. @pixelSorter

A Twitter bot developed in Ruby language that help designers to sort the pixels. This Twitter bot will sorts the rows or columns as you choose of an image according to specifications like hue,brightness, contrast, red, etc.

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That’s all for now. Have your say by dropping in the comments in the section provided below. We would love to hear from you.