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Fresh Tools of the Week [6th December – 12th December]

Fresh Tools of the Week [6th December – 12th December]


Tools, apps, websites, software can be well categorized as useful resources that one can make optimum use of to overcome the issues and problems incase they get stuck. Not only this, users can work the smart way eliminating to put in extra time and efforts which otherwise can be invested in other tasks.

Each week, we come up with the list of fresh free tools that we find worth using in different designing and developing projects. With the hope that we are successfully meeting your expectations, we are here with the list of fresh tools of this week. Do you all think, the resources which are being made available to be used to get the desired results are worth enough to be tried out? If you are the one who loves working the smart way, our weekly list is surely helping you out. Let us know by dropping your comments in the section provided.

Fresh Tools of the Week [29th November – 5th December]

Fresh Tools of the Week [22nd November – 28th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [15th November – 21st November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [8th November – 14th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [1st November – 7th November]

Latest Tools for Designers and Developers

1. IconsMind

Icons Mind is where all the great icons are, all of them. With so many services providing top notch collection of icons, one can easily get overwhelmed. But that’s not an issue worth thinking about when you are covered with Icons Mind. Icons Mind is the most comprehensive solution to all your icon needs that are sharp and perfect to each pixel.

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2. CSS On Diet

CSS-On-Diet a preprocessor for designers. Remove colons, use mnemonics and much more. Its a CSS preprocessor with quite unique features for ease of use.

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3. SVG Loaders

SVG Loaders is a superb collection of loading icons and small animations built purely in SVG, no CSS or JS.

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 4. The State of Web Type

The State Of Web Type is the up-to-date data on support for type and typographic features on the web. Here users can easily search or choose from the features that it comes loaded with and get started.

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5. Clapper

Clapper is an extensible media player for the web.

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6. PaymentFont

PaymentFont is sleek SVG webfont that comprises of 85 icons of various main payment operators and the methods.  Just copy or upload the folders /css and /font include paymentfont.min.css and enjoy the icons.

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7. Ruby Gems

Find, install and publish! RubyGems as the name hints is the Ruby community gem hosting service that lets users instantly publish their gems and install them.

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10. Nibbler

Nibbler is one free tool for testing websites. All users need to do is enter url of the website and Nibbler will give you a report scoring the website out of 10 for key areas including accessibility, SEO, social media and technology.

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11. CSS Specificity Graph Generator

The CSS Specificity Graph Generator is a tool that lets users to create specificity graphs for your stylesheets for better insight into how well structured they are.

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With this we come to an end of this week’s list of best free tools that have recently showed up. We loved them all for one good reason that each of them claims to help designers and developers in their different endeavours.

Fresh Tools of the Week [29th November – 5th December]

Fresh Tools of the Week [29th November – 5th December]


So, the new month has begun and we have bid farewell to the second last month of the year 2014. December is the month that brings in with it lot many emotions. People begin introspection on to the year gone by and plan for the fresh start. Designers and developers, with each passing time keep wondering if they would ever be able to see the kind of resources that will help them in their designing and developing projects.

Without the resources be it premium ones or the free ones, it is certain that the problem of handling different tasks would become difficult. The thumb rule is to find the right type of resources that you think would help. However, there are oodles of the tools, apps and websites available which makes it a time consuming job to find the appropriate one. We at TheNeoDesign make an effort to help you all to make the selection process easier. How? You all know it by now!

Each week we come up with the list of best of the rest functionally smart tools for designers and developers. How about checking out this week’s list of fresh tools, apps and websites? Take a look!

Fresh Tools of the Week [22nd November – 28th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [15th November – 21st November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [8th November – 14th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [1st November – 7th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [18th October – 24th October]

Latest Tools for Designers and Developers

1. UXBullshit

I am sure you all must have come across the quotes stating the do’s, suggestions and likewise. The fact remains that not all of the advices given are right. UX Bullshit does the job of helping you understand the right and the wrong in UI designing. It catalogs all the crap UX gurus say (that is impressive but is bullshit) that drive a lot of UX designers crazy.

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2. Materialup

This is a design gallery that showcases material design examples from around the web and this is done on the daily basis. The material designs include mobile apps, websites and concepts that you can browse easily.

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3. juliusjs

juliusjs is a speech recognition library for the web. What it does is that it actively listens to the user to transcribe what they are saying through a callback.

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4. Flow

This is a static type checker for JavaScript. With it common bugs in JavaScript programs can be detected. Besides, it adds type syntax to JavaScript enabling developer to express invariants about their code and have them maintained automatically.

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5. Guide to Usability Testing

The Guide to Usability Testing is a free ebook by UXPin. This comprises of 109 pages of tips, tactics, and expert advice for designers and product managers to understand their target audience’s behaviours, what they say, what they do.

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6. Pawnmail

Pawnmail by Andrew Belt helps give domain name owners a simple email solution for different web projects. With it users can easily register their domain and manage it well.

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7. uiGIFs

By registering at uiGIFs, you get animated UI inspiration in your inbox every Monday. The website showcases new user interfaces in the form of animated GIFs.

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8. Monodraw

Monodraw is a powerful ASCII art editor designed for the Mac. This is a tool that is powered by a custom CoreText-based text engine giving you precise control over the layout. Users can easily adjust the alignment, position, line sweep direction and line movement. All thanks to this wonderful tool named Monodraw.

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9. Barekit

Barekit is a front-end project starter that’s a structural guide that helps uses in initiating their projects within no time.

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That’s all for this week. We will keep you all posted with the more useful resources that will be introduced this week. Not only this, TheNeoDesign has lot more stuff in store for you all. Stay updated by checking out our website on the daily basis!

Useful Tools for Designers and Developers – November 2014

Useful Tools for Designers and Developers – November 2014


Do you think, the tools, apps, websites or any such resource we keep coming up is truly worth using? I am sure you all do. It is your motivational words, suggestions that keep us motivated enough to keep coming up with the list of useful resources. These resources that we select and add to our listicle are not just randomly selected instead each one of them is picked up on the basis of their utility and features each come with that helps it solve the purpose for which each is created.

We are actually more than hopeful that these free resources are ably solving the purpose and helping you in your different projects. These compilations in one way are solving the other purpose too. The geniuses who have created them, invested their hardwork and valuable time find it motivational. Besides, their work is being known to the target audience for which these tools, apps and other useful resources have been created.

Well, I guess, without further adieu let me begin with the compilation of the resources we have prepared for the month of November. But before, that how about checking out 9 Tools to Find Awesome Font Combinations, a compilation that was quite appreciated by our valuable readers. Now is the time to check out this month’s list of useful tools for designers and developers.

Useful Tools for Designers and Developers

1. Flat Shadow Generator

With this cool tool, you will be able to generate shadow icons in no time. Its your one-stop icon warehouse where you get thousands of icons available for free. Simply drag, click, edit, play-around with the icons!

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2. Vivus

This is one lightweight JavaScript class that lets users to animate SVGs, making them appear like these have been drawn. There is a huge range of animations available. Also, users can easily create a custom script to draw their SVG the way they like.

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3. Materialize

Materialize is one smart tool that ensures to simplify the life developers as it helps in speedy development, promises to provide best user-experience and easy workflow.

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4. WordPress Plugin Boilerplate

This is one standardized, organized, object-oriented foundation lets users come up with high-quality WordPress plugins with ease.

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5. Size-Marks-PS

This is a Photoshop script that helps web designers and front-end engineers convert rectangular marquee to labeled measurement mark.

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6. CheckiO

Improve your coding skills with this fun game namely CheckiO. here you can create challenges for your fellow developers and as already said enhance your coding skills.

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7. CSS Dig

CSS Dig is one nice tool to analyze the CSS in a new way. With it users can consolidate, refactor, and gawk at the 37 shades of blue.

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8. Colorrun

Colorrun is a simple color game where users simply click on the lighter of two colors. It is not as easy as it appears to be. There is a probability of making mistakes further they move. This is a fun game worth trying out to learn the difference between colors no matter how alike they appear.

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9. Web UI Best Practices

Web UI Best Practices as the name clearly says is a free ebook that lets users learn the theory and practice of web UI design from experts.

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10. FSVS : Full Screen Vertical Slider

Full screen vertical slider…the name says it all! Its a tool that using CSS3 transitions followed up by a jQuery fallback provides ease of full screen vertical sliding.

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11. CSS Plot

This is a css-only plotting tool or you can call it a charting library that provides ease of workflow, is responsive and one of the best picks.

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12. Targeted.io

This is an e-mail design testing tool that test your email designs across 40 email clients before sending in. Features it comes loaded with ensures ease of the job in hand.

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13. TogetherJS

Together.JS is an open source JavaScript library by Mozilla that is created with the clear aim to add collaboration features and tools to any website thereby claiming let users help each other out on a website in real time.

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14. Themosis Framework

Themosis Framework is a cool new framework for WordPress developers that has simple code syntax as the unique feature to let users build custom websites and applications with WordPress.

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15. ZorroSVG

ZorroSVG – Put a mask on it is a clear tagline that tells as to what exactly this particular tool does. Its a web-based tool that gives you the power of transparent PNGs for the size of a JPEG.

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16.  Bootstrap Magic

Easily create easily downloadable Twitter Bootstrap theme with the tool namely Bootstrap Magic Features like contextual live preview, a typeahead function, colorpicker, Google Webfonts, and many more make it the best pick.

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17. Fontspiration

This is an application for iGadgets that let users create custom typographic designs with a good number of fonts and dozens of built-in animations. With it users can easily choose their fonts, customize the size, color, animate and do much more to get the desired results.

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18. FormKeep

FormKeep is a tool that comes with no iFrames, JavaScript embeds or CSS overrides but helps generate a URL for your form’s endpoint that users easily plug into their existing code to deploy.

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19. Furtive

This is one lightweight, mobile-first, CSS micro-framework that is an ideal tool for starting the projects and running the same in right direction.

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20. SoundKit

SoundKit is a professional sound library that makes the UI of your design projects not just visually appealing instead soothing to ears. It featuring 300 professional, royalty free sound effects. Isn’t that cool enough to make it your pick?

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There seem to be no end to the brainstorming sessions, hardwork and time invested in coming up with an immense range of tools, applications and websites for designers and developers, instead now we can expect almost any tool that will soon be joining the queue of these helpful tools. Wish to know what’s in store for you all? Well, stay tuned in and don’t forget to share your thoughts and any such useful tool you have recently come across and found worth.

Fresh Tools of the Week [22nd November – 28th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [22nd November – 28th November]


Tools, apps and websites that are being lately launched and are useful for handling various types of designing and developing projects become the part of our weekly and monthly compilations of ‘fresh tools’. Each week we come up with these compilations to help you all narrow down the search and pick the best of the rest in less time consuming manner.

While making our pick of these useful resources, we ensure to include only those that assure to solve the purpose for which they are created in fuss-free manner thereby helping users heave the sigh of relief. What matters the most is the utility of each tool, app or website and the ease of handling the job these provide.

Here is our weekly list of best free tools that users. But before you hit a jump, how about checking out preceding five weeks’ list of fresh tools of the week? Open up the link if you wish to check these out too!

Fresh Tools of the Week [15th November – 21st November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [8th November – 14th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [1st November – 7th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [18th October – 24th October]

Fresh Tools of the Week [11th October – 17th October]

Latest Tools for Designers and Developers

1. Green Honey

Language represents our view of the world, and knowing its limits helps us understand how our perception works. Green Honey by Muyueh Lee is one wonderful that lets users visualize color naming conventions and comparison between English-speaking countries and China.

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2. Flat Shadow Generator

This as the name clearly says is a simple icons creating tool that stands apart from the crowd for the fact that its easy to use and unlike other tools it helps create icons with flat shadows which designers love to use in their different designs. All you got to do is simply choose your icon from the dashboard, set the shadow angle and depth and you get the desired results.

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3. CheckiO

CheckiO is a game for colors! Its a game world that is interactive and fun. All you need to enjoy its use is Python programming skills. With this fun game users can improve on their coding as there is a community to complete your missions. Create your own missions to challenge other players.

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4. Fontspiration

Fontinspiration is an app for iDevices that let users create custom typographic designs with hundreds of fonts and dozens of built-in animations. All in all, this is an application that lets users choose their fonts, customize the size, color, animate and do much more with ease to get the superb results.

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5. Furtive

Furtive is a a lightweight, mobile-first, CSS micro-framework that has nearly all dimensions that are done in rem. It’s an ideal tool for starting the projects and running the same in right direction.

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6. API Search Service

This is an experimental API Search service that helps discover APIs on the web. The service uses the APIs.json proposed discovery format. If you want to search APIs, type your request in the search box and that’s all!

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With this we come to an end of this week’s list of fresh tools, apps and websites. November month is about to end and December is all set to begin so as scheduled, we will be coming up with the monthly list of best tools.

9 Tools to Find Awesome Font Combinations

9 Tools to Find Awesome Font Combinations


Designers working on different projects either for themselves or their clients well know the importance of tools and other useful resources that are handy and ensure to help make the tasks (big or small) easier. Fonts play a vital role in designs be it for print, for website, mobile app or anything. It is for this reason that we come up with the compilations of latest fonts at the scheduled days. However, that’s not all that falls in the fonts category. Just recently, we came up with the list of 6 Best Free Tools to Create Fonts. Hope it solved the purpose of making you all happy for the handy availability of such functionally smart tools.

Today, we planned to compile the list of tools that help in finding superb font combinations. This got to be one of the most useful compilations which will help our designer friends get the awesome results in bare minimum time and as easily as one could imagine. Hit a jump to check out the best font combination tools and create an awesome experience for your readers.

Awesome Font Combinations Tools

1. Type Wolf

Type Wolf is a wonderful collection of beautiful type sampled from the web. As you can see here you find a list of the fonts used and a link to the sampled site to get the clear idea while choosing the right type of fonts (combination) to be used in your design projects.

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2. Just My Type

Just My Type is a cool collection of font pairings from Typekit and H&FJ. This project is created, maintained and designed by Daniel Eden.

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3. The Web Font Combinator

The Web Font Combinator is tool that lets users to preview font combinations in a fast, browser-based manner. Here, users can easily edit different type and preview any particular text. In the controls, you can select the element you want to modify, and then play. Besides, users can change the font, size, line height and color of an element and hide an element altogether.

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4. Beautiful Web Type

This is a showcase of the best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory. We all know that there are indeed quite a good number of typefaces in the Google web fonts directory. Beautiful Web Type has chosen high-quality typefaces that deserve to be given due attention and used. You all can checkout the examples of these beautiful fonts that will make you drool over and persuade to use the same in your upcoming design projects.

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5. Tiff

Tiff is a unique kind of tool that visually contrasts the differences between two fonts.

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6. Typespiration

Typespiration is a curated site of designer-contributed examples along with the sample text, a list of what fonts and colors were used and CSS code for cutting/pasting into your own site. This makes it easier for users to understand and make their pick easily without having to bother about the end results as they will be able to see the sample beforehand.

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7. Typr.io

Typ.io is a superb website that helps in finding new fonts for miscellenous projects. Fonts are tagged with related words and the site helps users in pairing complimentary fonts together.

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8. Web Font Blender

Web Font Blender is a small handy tool to checkout neat webfont combinations to make the websites easily readable and understood. Simply select the text element you want to style by clicking on it, easily change the font family, the size and the line height. As you all can notice, the measurements are shown in PX, EM and percent for you all to easily copy and paste it in your stylesheets.

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9. Type Genius

Type Genius is a font combining tool that is possibly the best pick for perfect font combo for your next project.

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Know about any such useful tool for designers to make perfect typography combinations to be used in different designing projects? Well, its definitely a nice idea to share it with our designer friends. You never know, if the tool you suggest might hit and prove useful for designers. Also, share your reviews of the above listed best font combinations tools with us.

Fresh Tools of the Week [15th November – 21st November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [15th November – 21st November]


Best free resources available handy are more than welcome while handling any kind of project. Not just specifically for designers or developers instead in almost any field, the tools, applications, softwares or any online tool that helps in making the tasks one is handling easy are simply loved. I mean who wouldn’t want to feel the ease while doing the work.

Promising to help you cut down on your time and efforts that can be invested in other works, there is an immense range of free tools and apps available. Infact, the web world is full of such tools but then finding the right one to suit the need can be one daunting task. Ever wondered, how difficult it is to check each and every tool, and how time consuming it is?

To help you enjoy the ease task of finding the apt tool, app or website, each week we come up with the list of the same. Here, you get the best useful and functionally smart tools that have been lately created. The list is not big but then we have made sure to add the quality tools for you all to make optimum use. Check them out!

Fresh Tools of the Week [8th November – 14th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [1st November – 7th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [18th October – 24th October]

Fresh Tools of the Week [11th October – 17th October]

Fresh Tools of the Week [5th October – 10th October]

Latest Tools for Designers and Developers

1. CSS Dig

CSS is a tool that lets users analyze their CSS in a new way. Users can easily consolidate, refactor and gawk at the 37 shades of blue. No wonder this is one cool tool worth trying, however, there are certain limitations of using it.

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2. Launchnik

Launchnik is a tool that helps in creating a startup with just one click. All you need to do simply click the button provided and an entirely unique startup including a great concept, a name and a splash page is generated.

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3. Type Genius

As the name hints, at Type Genius, you find the perfect font combo for your different projects.

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4. Vivus

Vivus helps in bringing your SVGs to life. Its a small JavaScript class that makes animating SVGs easy. When you open it up, you see different animations that are made available. Besides, you can even script the entire SVG easily.

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5. Materialize

Materialize is a modern responsive front-end framework based on material design. It simplifies the life for developers and the users they serve.

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6. WordPress Plugin Boilerplate

The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate is a standardized, organized, object-oriented foundation that helps in building good quality WordPress plugins.

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7. Size-Marks-PS

Size Marks is a helpful Photoshop script for web designers and front-end engineers. Its a Photoshop script for web designers and front-end engineers to help ease their task.

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There is no dearth of useful tools, the only problem is finding the right one at the right time when needed. Your little effort of sharing such lately launched tools with our readers can be of great help. So, feel free to leave your comments below and let us know of any such tool that you have been using lately or have come across recently.

Fresh Tools of the Week [8th November – 14th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [8th November – 14th November]


Fresh tools that have become the part and parcel of the weekly and monthly schedule is getting a good response as our readers are being able to get the tools handy to be made optimum use of. The best part is that whenever a thought comes to my mind as to what would the next listicle include the very next moment I come across another best tool, app or website that is persuading enough to be added to the upcoming list. There seem to be no dearth of such helpful resources as more and more people are joining the queue of creative minds working to create some awesome tools to help designers and developers.

The responses from you all keeps us motivated enough to make the efforts and believe me we at TheNeoDesign ensure to pick up nothing less than the best tools that claim to be helpful for our designer and developer friends. As you all might have noticed by now, there is no compromise with the quality of tools we come up with. However, at times we have compromised with the quantity by coming up with the lesser number of tools. Also, check the list of tools and websites that we have gathered in previous week.

Fresh Tools of the Week [1st November – 7th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [18th October – 24th October]

Fresh Tools of the Week [11th October – 17th October]

Fresh Tools of the Week [5th October – 10th October]

Fresh Tools of the Week [27th September – 4th October]

Without any further adieu, let me introduce you all with the fresh free tools, apps and websites that we have collected and added to the list of fresh tools of the week.

Latest Tools for Designers and Developers

1. Colorrun

Colorrun is one simple color game in which users need to simply have to click on the lighter of two colors. Sounds easy? Well, its not as easy as it sounds to be. There are chances that users will make mistakes further they move. Majority of colors are easy to understand but there are quite few of them that are fairly close and can be challenging.

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2. Web UI Best Practices

Learn the theory and practice of web UI design from industry leaders with the help of best UI design experts from top companies. This is a free ebook that you all will definitely find worth it.

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3. FSVS : Full Screen Vertical Slider

As the name hints, this is a simple full screen vertical slider that uses CSS3 transitions followed up by a jQuery fallback. Bound events support mousewheel, click and drag, arrow keys and touch gestures.

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4. CSS Plot

CSS Plot is a simple, css-only plotting tool/charting library that comes with features like no javascript required, ease of use, responsiveness and others.

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5.  Bootstrap Magic

Bootstrap Magic is an easy tool that helps in creating your own downloadable Bootstrap themes. It comes with contextual live preview, a typeahead function, colorpicker, Google Webfonts, and much more.

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6. Firefox OS App

Firefox OS is an open source technology that lets developers to build flexible mobile apps based on open web standards (JavaScript, CSS, HTML5). Develop Firefox OS Apps With the Webix Library in an easy way.

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7. SoundKit

SoundKit is a professional sound library designed for UI projects. It featuring 300 professional, royalty free sound effects, designed for use in mobile and desktop app design.

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8. TypeGenius

TypeGenius is a tool that ensures to help users in picking the perfect font combinations for their projects. All users need to do is simply select a starter font and then view matches.

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9. FormKeep

This is form endpoints for designers and developers that comes with no iFrames, JavaScript embeds or CSS overrides. It generates a URL for your form’s endpoint that you plug into your existing code to deploy.

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As always, I would ask you all to leave a comment below to let us know what you think of the tools and apps we have pinned here. Also, you can share such useful tool with us and our readers.

Fresh Tools of the Week [1st November – 7th November]

Fresh Tools of the Week [1st November – 7th November]


Fresh tools that have been rolled out keeping in mind the ease of workflow that each one will provide to the users are nothing less than a blessing for designers and developers. No matter how professional one is our how many years one has spent in a particular field it is always a wise idea to make optimum use of the resources that can be quite useful. There are oodles of free resources like tools, websites and applications that are being rolled out every now and then to help designers and developers.

Availability of best useful resources is not an issue the real problem arises when users find it hard to look for the right one apt to solve the purpose. It is with the aim to eliminate to undergo the lengthy process of finding these tools, we have been coming up with the compilations of best useful tools for you all to check them out and make your pick depending upon the need of the hour.

Below is our list of fresh tools which we have selected for this week. Hit a jump to have a glance.

Fresh Tools of the Week [18th October – 24th October]

Fresh Tools of the Week [11th October – 17th October]

Fresh Tools of the Week [5th October – 10th October]

Fresh Tools of the Week [27th September – 4th October]

Fresh Tools of the Week [20th September – 26th September]

Latest Tools for Designers and Developers

1. The Great RGB Guessing Challenge

Great RGB Guessing Challenge is one simple and addictive game that challenges you to guess the color based on its RGB value thereby refining the knowledge of colors in fun way.

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2. Broadsheet

Create stylish interactive pages with this tool named Broadsheet. This is an easy-to-use digital publishing tool that helps in creating modern, eye catching web pages for differnt devices.

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3. Free Stock Photos

Get all the Free Stock Images, videos and icons all under the same roof. Users can click on close to close the list and use the website in full width to make the optimum use of this one stop for free stock photos, videos and icon sets.

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4. Targeted.io

Targeted.io is a simple email design testing tool. What it does is that it test your email designs across 40 email clients before you send them. It comes loaded with features to do the assigned job easily and efficiently.

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5. TogetherJS

This is a free, open source JavaScript library by Mozilla that adds collaboration features and tools to any website thereby enabling users can help each other out on a website in real time.

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6. Themosis Framework

This is a new framework for WordPress developers that comes with elegant and simple code syntax. It is helps users in building custom websites and applications with WordPress.

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7. ZorroSVG

ZorroSVG is a web-based tool that gives you the power of transparent PNGs for the size of a JPEG.

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We hope that you liked this week’s latest tools for designers and developers. Do let us know which one you like the most and share with us if you know any such tool that will help the community.

Useful Tools for Designers and Developers – October 2014

Useful Tools for Designers and Developers – October 2014


Whatever we get to see in today’s hi-tech era is the result of lot of brain storming, immense hard work, time devotion done by great minds to ensure users get the best experience. How much time and effort you think was put in to come up with the app say for example Google Maps, facebook, Gaming apps and oodles of them available? Well, whatever we are getting handy to make the optimum use of it and enjoy the ease is not a single day’s work or something that was just randomly created.

People behind such wonderful creations (with best possible unique features) are working day and night to come up with things that promise to add tot he field of technology. Websites which we check to get information were not created just randomly, from themes to extensions, designing part, coding almost everything is taken extra care of to make sure whatever information you are looking for is presented in the best visually appealing manner.

To cut the long story short, each and every designer and developer friend is working hard for letting us to enjoy the availability and ease of handling.  What then works as a helping hand to make the job of designers and developers easy and less time consuming are what we come up with each month and every month. Yes, you got it right! I am talking about fresh tools, apps, websites that are created and introduced with the clear aim of helping designers and developers enjoy the ease of workflow.

Take a look at the useful tools that we have jotted own here for you all to check out and use them.

Useful Tools for Designers and Developers

1. ToolsTools.Tools

This is one minimalistic game for designers which in a fun manner makes sure to let them see all animations run at once or view them in single mode.

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2. Random Gradient Generator

Random Gradient Generator lets users roll the dice to get a gradient created by two randomly generated colors to get the desired results.

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3. Dedesign the Web 2

dedesign the Web2 is a fun game that enables users to test their knowledge of the structure of different sites based on their wireframes.

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4. Gerstnerizer

Gerstnerizer is a simple tool that lets users create patterns based on a variety of dot grids. users can create square girds, triangle grids and hexagon grids with varying spacing horizontally, vertically, and diagonally thereafter connecting the dots.

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5. Font Family Reunion

This is a table that shows the users as to which works with default local fonts work on each of the major platforms. When the user types in a font-family name, they get to see whether it’s supported, aliased or not available.

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6. JotForm Form Designer

Designing the forms for various websites goes easy with this tool named JotForm Form Designer. It lets users create responsive forms making use of various styles, fonts, easy to use tool and good number of customization options.

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7. Photoshop Simulator

It is a great tools for Photoshop users that don’t need to install the unwanted programs on your machine. This tool is developed using HTML5, CSS and Javascript and inspired by VisualIdiot.

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8. Adobe Color CC

This tool namely Adobe Color CC helps users in generating color themes wherever inspiration strikes.

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9. CSS Color Chart

This is a tool that helps users understand and use CSS namespace colors in rainbow order, starting with pinks and reds.

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10. Litmus Builder

Litmus Builder is the  first code editor built by email designers for email designers. The tool helps users in streamlining their workflow.

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11. CSS Guidelines

This is a one stop for high-level advice and guidelines for writing sane, manageable, scalable CSS. Its a document by Harry Roberts.

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12.  Shrthnd

Shrthnd as the name hints is a CSS shorthand web app that provides the users with shorter version that’s easy to maintain and helps them keep their style-sheets as smaller as it could be.
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13. Gridlover

Gridlover is a free useful tool that allows users to create a typographic system with modular scale and vertical rhythm. As you can see, there are adjustable CSS for font sizes, line heights and margins with default output to help you all the best way possible.

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14. Flynn

Flynn is a single platform that helps developers in power production, testing and development thereby letting them focus on development projects without having to bother about other things.

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15. Aerobatic

This is a single page application hosting built for front-end developers for deploying AngularJS, Ember, and Backbone apps.

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16. TrackDuck

TrackDuck is a visual feedback tool for designers and developers. It gives you feedback on almost anything related to your projects be it mockups or live websites.

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17. draGGradients

This is an online tool that helps users in creating custom #CSS radial-gradients by simply dragging their mouse. Sounds simple and cool though!

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18. Exercism

Exercism is one tool for developers to get feedback from others, get involved in conversation with them thereby improving on the coding abilities.

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19. Flexy Boxes

This is a flexbox playground and code generating tool that is sure to be of great help for those who are looking for the helping hand.

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20. Bootlint This Page – Chrome Extension

To err is human and while building websites, there is great possibilities that some errors go unnoticed. Bootlint This Page is a nice tool to help catch the errors that designers/ developers are not able to get while building websites with their Bootstrap framework.

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21. Remarkable

Remarkable is a simple markdown editor for Linux. The Live Preview users get to see can help change the way the end result is achieved without having to go back and follow the process.  It has a simple, easy to learn syntax with check-lists, highlighting, links, images and many more features that together make it worth trying.

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22. CRUD Admin Generator

CRUD Admin Generator is one open source tool that is developed by Jon Segador to help users generate a complete backend from a MySql Database within a short span of time.

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23. View Source

View Source is an HTML, JavaScript and CSS app and an iOS extension created by Paul Hudson. The main aim of this tool is to help ease the job of developers.

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24. BeeFree

This is one easy-to-use drag-n-drop editor for responsive design emails. With it the company newsletter can be sent it, announcement of the new product can be done and much more. The list doesn’t end here.

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That’s all for the day. WHich one of these tool(s), app(s) you have tried? Share your reviews with us. Also, if you have any suggestions, why not drop a comment below and have your say.

Fresh Tools of the Week [18th October – 24th October]

Fresh Tools of the Week [18th October – 24th October]


There is no need to mention that designers and developers in today’s technologically advanced era are working hard to let the users get the best experience and enjoy the ease of handling the gadgets. While designers are working on the visual appeal, developers are continuously working at the back end to make things work the right way.

Fresh tools of the week that have become a habit of our team to look for and jot them down all at one place for our designer and developer friends. To help them the best possible way, there are great minds out there who are continuously running their mind and working hard. It is their continuous efforts that have since long made designers and developers feel happy about the availability to ease their job.

This week’s list of fresh tools and websites includes ToolsTools,Tools, Pixel Stickers, Photoshop Simulator and many more like these.

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Fresh Tools of the Week [27th September – 4th October]

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Fresh Tools of the Week [13th September – 19th September]

Latest Tools for Designers and Developers

1. ToolsTools.Tools

ToolsTools.Tools is a minimalistic game for designers and play second animated audio-visual loops via your keyboard. The game is seriously fun in which you can see all animations run at once or view them in single mode.

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2. BeeFree

BeeFree is drag-n-drop editor for responsive design emails. You can use it to send a company newsletter, announce a new product, promote a sale, etc. Best of all, it is free for use and you don’t to create an account to use it.

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3. Pixel Stickers

If you are a designer, we are sure you’ll love this website where you can buy pixel stickers for your wall, laptop or notebook. You can buy already designed stickers or you can create your own with a tool that website provides.

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4. JotForm Form Designer

JotForm Form Designer is a website that help anyone to design forms for websites. You can create responsive forms in this website that offers various styles, fonts, easy to use tool and endless customization options.

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5. Photoshop Simulator

It is a great tools for Photoshop users that don’t need to install the unwanted programs on your machine. This tool is developed using HTML5, CSS and Javascript and inspired by VisualIdiot.

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6. Icons8 App

Icons8 is a free Mac OS app that helps you to search more than 5000 icons and import them into Photoshop, Xcode and more. The icons can be used in iOS7, Windows 8 and Android and available in multi-format.

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7. CRUD Admin Generator

Developed by Jon Segador, CRUD is a open source tool to generate a complete backend from a MySql Database in seconds that too without configuration files.

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8. Perfmap

Perfmap is a bookmarklet and chrome extension that created a front-end performance heatmap of resources using the Resource Timing API loaded in the browser.

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That’s all for now, stay tuned for more such cool handy tools which we will be coming up with in coming days. Leave your comments below to let us know what you think of these.