Get Your Work Done Everywhere With These 10 Very Useful Online Web Development Tools
As a web developer you will always need different tools for getting your job done. The problem is that if for example you need to work on another computer and you don’t have your tools there, you will face a lot of difficulties.
If you have internet access on that computer, then the fastest way to solve this issue is to use online tools. These type of tools are perfect for doing fast tasks because they offer you mobility along with perfect results.
Below you have a list of 10 online tools which can be essential to any web developer.
CodePen is a playground for the front end side of the web. It’s all about inspiration, education, and sharing. Need to build a reduced test case to demonstrate and figure out a bug? CodePen is great for that. Want to show off your latest creation and get feedback from your peers? CodePen is great for that. Want to find example of a particular design pattern for you project? CodePen is great for that.
With Colllor it is much easier to generate a consistent web color palette with just a few clicks. You should use colors consistently, so you have a common look and feel throughout your design. All the alternative proposals produced by Colllor derive from the same color and they all have a common denominator sharing hue, lightness or saturation values. This tool will let you find the exact value of darker shades of any color, not just something that ‘looks darker’. That will be a huge step towards professionally looking design.
Figurepool is a ready-to-use intuitive diagramming tool with which you can create any kind of graphics online. With Figurepool you can create workflow charts, user interface mock-ups, software architecture sketches and all other kinds of diagrams. You can keep you graphics private or share them with others in the figure-pool, via social media, or include them in your blogposts – if your figures update, your blogs update too. When making your figures public you will see how other users rank your graphics. You can clone public figures of others and adapt them as you like.
Screenqueri.es lets you test a web page on various screen resolutions. It is an useful tool to check out a responsive website.
RequestBin lets you create a URL that will collect requests made to it, then let you inspect them in a human-friendly way. Use RequestBin to see what your HTTP client is sending or to look at webhook requests.
Moqups is an awesome HTML5 App used to create wireframes online. Super useful when you need to create a quick mockup of a website.
Website monitoring service with distributed ping/trace check, periodic monitoring, email/sms/IM notifications and statistics.
CSS Beautify automatically formats your style to be consistent and easy to read. It is an online tool, with a simple user interface, with real-time formatting done, as you type your CSS code.
Forms are a very important part of any website, but they can also be quite long and complicated to built. This very handy tool will assist and help you to create efficient web forms. A simple and clean web application that checks if a certain website is really offline or only you can’t access it.
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