40 Useful Tools for Designers and Developers – July 2015

Tools, apps, websites that can be categorized as useful resources for our designers and developers are genuinely doing their job pretty well to help the ones checking them out and making their optimum use. It is always a wise idea to seek help if you are able to work smart and invest your time on the job that need to be done by yourself.

DesigniMag team is working in the same direction, not exactly creating these useful resources instead by looking for them all over the web and preparing the list of the best tools and apps. Each one of the tools is carefully selected based on its utility, the ease, availability, without the hidden charges or anything that might leave the users disappointed.

Here is our list of useful tools for designers and developers that were introduced in the month of July 2015. Check out our previous month’s compilation by clicking on the link. 30 Useful Tools for Designers and Developers – June 2015.

1. Web Design Conferences to Attend in August 2015

If you have missed out, we are adding the list of web design conferences that are scheduled to be taking place this month and we suggest our designer friends to try and be the part of whichever conference they wish to attend. Register now, before it gets late.

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2. Best Podcasts for Web Developers

Podcasts are the best source of keeping oneself posted about the latest happenings in the field of development. Few days back we listed down some 15 podcasts for our developer friends to subscribe and stay in the loop and informed about the latest developments, trends and other things.Click on the link or the image below to check out the list of worthy podcasts for developers.

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3. Sketch Flex Layout

Its a jQuery plugin for Sketch that lets users create CSS Flexbox layouts with the stylesheets and prototypes available.

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4. CodeMyUI

This is a web portal that provides users miscellaneous resourceful stuff that they can check and use if the need arises. Incase one gets stuck, this is a one stop destination that will prove to be helpful.

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5. AnyAPI

AnyAPI is a website where users are provided with over 100 high-quality public APIs to be used easily.

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6. SVG Filters

SVG filters is a tool that helps in getting SVG filters. All users need to do is drag and drop the image and SVG Filters will do the needful.

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7. Brand Colors

Looks good and is worth checking out too. Here users get official color codes for different brands.

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8. Font Matcherator

Its a tool that lets users identify the fonts on the images. Upload an image with type and Font Matcherator will identify the fonts that match.

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9. Pagelocity

This tool optimizes and maintains different web pages the easy way. Also, with the help of this tool, users get an insights about their web page within a minute.

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10. Zeplin

Zeplin is a tool that lets users design hand-off in simple manner. Also, one can generate styleguides and resources, automatically.

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11. Turret

This is a framework that ensures in style and browser behaviour normalisation to ensure rapid development of responsive and accessible websites.

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12. Relay

Its a design communication system that is synced with slack. With Relay users can capture and share work in progress with their team members.

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13. HTML5 Mega Cheat Sheet

HTML5 Mega Cheat Sheet is a website that provides users the series of HTML5 tutorials and guides.

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14. Zoom Slider

Zoom Slider,; Name says it all! Its a simple content slider with a depth-like zoom functionality for a predefined area in different slides.

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15. Photoshop Design Space

Photoshop Design Space is a website that is built with HTML5 to let users rapidly prototype, test, and create a space in Photoshop without compromising with the reliability.

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16. Purify CSS

The tool detects as to which CSS selectors your app is using thereby creating a file without the unused CSS.

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17. Sassline

This tool helps spread better typography all across the web. Its best use can be made in prototyping, blogs and full website builds.

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18. Material Palette

Material Palette is a tool for designers to select the palette. Users need to select two desired colors and material palette will show how the result would look like.

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19. Semantic UI

Semantic UI is a development framework that promises to help create beautiful, responsive layouts using human-friendly HTML.

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20. Material Design Lite

This is a tool that lets users add a Material Design look and feel to their websites.

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21. Systematic CSS

Systematic CSS is a tool that makes it easier for users to prototype, iterate and scale a web design in a systematic manner.

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22. Ditto

Ditto is a tool that can be used in Photoshop for things like colours, text, font sizes; almost everything.

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23. XType

XType is one efficient data validation in JavaScript that improves the efficiency and readability by unifying the most basic but common data and type validations in apps into single, highly optimized operations.

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24. Session With Typography

Sessions with Typography is a self-guided experiment for Typekit fonts and Adobe Muse.

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25. Tota11y

Tota11y is an accessibility visualization toolkit that ensures to help in visualization of how a partiuclar website performs with assistive technologies.

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26. BassCSS

BassCSS is a lightweight, fast, modular CSS toolkit that comprises of a huge range of base element styles and immutable utilities to provide speed, clarity, performance and scalability.

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27. Half Tone Patterns

This is an online vector halftone generator created by Larissa Davidova that as the name says generates half tone patterns for designing.

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28. Crayon

Its a list of CSS variables that links color names to hexadecimal values usable with post CSS or with the CSS preprocessor.

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29. Expand.js

This is a modular library comprising of approximately 80+ custom elements and 350+ utility functions to start working on various web apps in a hassle-free manner.

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30. Sketch Flex Layout

Sketch Flex Layout is a plugin for CSS Flexbox layouts that use style-sheets and prototypes.

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31. Spectacle

Spectacle is a reactjs presentation library to write their decks in JSX. It shows users a slide lookahead, current time and current slide.

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32. Breakouts

Breakouts is a website that comprises of different JavaScript game engines for implementations of the classic game Breakout in different engines.

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33. RADjs

RADjs is a framework that helps users in building mobile apps in a speedy way. It supports almost all web browsers and is optimized for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8.

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34. A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

If Machine Learning interests you all then you have got a website that will help you get the better learning. Its a visual introduction to Machine Learning. Also check out our some of the best Machine Learning cheat sheets and 12 best free Machine learning ebooks.

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35. QuantityQueries

QuantityQueries by Drew Minns is a tool that claims to help users in building Quantity Queries for different projects.

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36. Zeplin

Wish to create pixel perfect apps without any issue or much fuss? With Zeplin you can do so as it helps generate styleguides and resources, automatically.

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37. Styleguide

Creating and maintaining styleguides goes easy with this amazing tool namely Styleguide.

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38. DeployBot

Deploybot is a simple app that helps users in deploying code anywhere without complex cookbooks, recipes and configurations.

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39. CSS2SASS

CSS to SASS is a converting tool that enables users to convert CSS to SASS easily.

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40. Markdown UI

This is a responsive user interface in markdown that helps in creating responsive UI’s for mobile and web using Markdown Syntax. Rapid prototyping UI’s for single-page and multiple-page apps goes easy with Markdown UI.

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Have anything to add, suggest or pass on the review as to how good or bad these resources are to be used in various designing and development projects? Do let us know!