50+ Best Free Resources and Tools for Front-End Web Developers and Designers

Originally published at graygrids.com on June 17, 2015.

Every front-end developer and Designer participates in daily UI revolution and trends. Interpreting graphic visual or interaction designs in HTML, CSS and Javascript is not only the responsibility of a front end developer. To build an amazing Product every developer should keep eyes on the latest development and design resources besides creativity. There are tons of useful resources to reduce design & development time and makes the simple task simpler.

Now, I am going to share some useful resources to boost front-end development and design productivity.

Most of them I use in my everyday Tasks. So, if you want to add any useful resource. Please, share by comment, if I feel this is useful, then I will add into the post.

Colour and Patterns:

FlatUI Colors : Project of Flat UI Color Picker

Flatuicolorpicker : Flatuicolorpicker is a project digging the Flat Color Picker which gives you the perfect colors for flat designs.

UI Gradients : Flatuicolorpicker is a project digging the Flat Color Picker which gives you the perfect colors for flat designs.

Trianglify : algorithmically generated triangle art.

Subtlepatterns : Free textures for your next web project.

Image and Backgrounds:

Unsplash : Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution stock photos. Download 10 new free stock photos every 10 days

PicJumbo: Totally free photos for your commercial & personal works.

StartupStockPhotos : Free high quality Startup images you can use anywhere

Grastysography : Free high-resolution pictures for personal and commercial projects. All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design.

Fonts:

Google Web Fonts: Hundreds of free, open-source fonts optimized for the web

DaFonts: Archive of freely downloadable fonts. Browse by alphabetical listing, by style, by author or by popularity..

Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel scours the internet in search of FREE, highest-quality, designer-friendly, commercial-use fonts

Chrome Dev Tools:

Page Ruler: Draw a ruler to get pixel dimensions and positioning, and measure elements on any webpage.

Resize Window: Resize browser window to emulate various screen resolutions.

WhatFont: Easiest way to find out the fonts used in a webpage.

Web Developer: Adds a toolbar button with various web developer tools. The official port of the Web Developer extension for Firefox.

Panda: Bringing you the most popular shots from Dribbble and latest news from Layervault Designer News.

BuiltWith Technology Profiler: Find out what the website you are visiting is built with using this extension.

LiveReload: Provides Chrome browser integration for the official LiveReload apps.

CSS3 Animations:

Animate.css: animate.css — A cross-browser library of CSS animations. As easy to use as an easy thing.

CSS3 ANIMATION CHEAT SHEET : The CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet is a set of preset, plug-and-play animations for your web projects.

Mockups and Graphics:

GraphicBurger: Tasty design resources made with care for each pixel. Free for both personal & commercial use.

FreebiesBug : Hand-picked free PSDs, code stuff, free fonts and other resources for web designers.

Inspiration:

CSS Tricks: Dedicated to the world of CSS and related technologies. Snippets, videos, tricks and tutorials.

Codrops: Codrops is a web design and development blog that publishes articles and tutorials about the latest web trends, techniques and new possibilities.

Webdesigner Depot: Web Design Resources for Web Designers. We include Photoshop Tutorials, WordPress Plugins, and Web Development tools.

Dribbble: Dribbble is a place to show and tell, promote, discover, and explore design.

AWWWARDS: Awwwards are the Website Awards that recognize and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world.

Good UI: A Good User Interface has high conversion rates and is easy to use. In other words, it’s nice to both the business side as well as the people using it.

Panda: Bringing you the most popular shots from Dribbble and latest news from Layervault Designer News.

Storage and Version Control:

Dropbox: Store, synchronize and share files online with public access.

Google Drive: Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more.

RedPen: Upload your design and get live, annotated feedback. It’s the simplest way to get thoughts from the people you trust.

GitHub: Online project hosting using Git. Includes source-code browser, in-line editing, wikis, and ticketing.

BitBucket: Bitbucket is a Git and Mercurial based source code management and collaboration solution in the cloud. Bitbucket is simple and powerful, enables code.

Management and Productivity:

Trello: Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It’s free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

Slack: Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.

Wunderlist : Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner.

Rescue Time: A personal analytics service that shows you how you spend your time and provides tools to help you be more productive.

Pocket: When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.

Google Keep: Google Keep is a free way to save your thoughts on your phone, tablet, or computer. Hang on to every thought and find it right when you need it.


Originally published at graygrids.com on June 17, 2015.