8 useful sites for web developers

by Jean. 29 Comments -

Happy new year! 2011 is finally here. What about starting the new year with some absolutely awesome websites and tools to make your web developer life easier? I have compiled a must-read list for you.

Min.us: The easiest way to upload images


Any developer, designer or webmaster have to share images online with clients and co-workers. Min.us is an all new service that allow you to upload images extremely easily: Just drag and drop them into Min.us and the image will be saved on their servers. A short url will be automatically created so you can share it across the web.
» Visit Min.us

Wirify: Transform any web page into wireframes


Wireframes are extremely useful when designing a website. Wirify is a bookmarklet that allow you to instantly convert any web page into wireframes that you can study or use for your own work.
» Visit Wirify

CSS Resetr: View and compare CSS resets


CSS resets are a must have in any stylesheet in order to render differences between browsers. Since 2004, a lot of differents CSS resets has been published. So, which one is the best for your project? CSS Resetr let you compare the result of the most popular resets on a web page.
» Visit CSS Resetr

Head JS: Speed up your site with 2.30 kb of Javascript


Head JS is a simple and light (2.3 kb) script that will make your site faster by loading other scripts as images. Head JS can do a lot more to modernize your site: CSS3 support, dynamic CSS, etc.
» Visit http://headjs.com/

Copy Paste Character: Use special characters with ease


Special characters are often a pain to deal with, because they’re not on your keyboard, and because you don’t know the related ASCII code. Of course, you can grab an ASCII table and keep it on your desktop, or you can use a new service called Copy Paste Character: Simply click on the selected character to have it copied to your clipboard.
» Visit Copy Paste Character

DB Designr: Create database schemas online


Here is a very great tool to easily create database schemas online. No need to create an account, you can loggin using your Google account (Well, I guess any CWC reader have a Google account!)
» Visit DB Designr

Web 2 pdf convert: Convert any web page to PDF


Web2PDF Converter is a very useful tool that convert any webpage into a PDF file. It works great: I’ve converted 5 pages and all where the exact copy of the html version.
This very handy tool have more to offer: You can email an url and receive the PDF back. You can also add a bookmarklet to your browser for faster archiving.
» Visit web 2 pdf convert

Easily link your html page to your JS library


Are you tired of hunting the Internet in order to find the script tag for the latest version of the Javascript library of your choice? ScriptSrc.net has compiled all the latest versions of jQuery, Mootools, Prototype and more in a single page which lets you copy it in your browser clipboard with a single click.
» Visit ScriptSrc

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  • http://www.eastdevonit.co.uk Daniel H Pavey

    Hey, these really are useful!

    Thanks…

  • http://www.leegustin.com Lee Gustin

    Thanks for these!! Bookmarked and will certainly use some of them often :)

  • http://www.consultonpoint.com Henry

    These are very useful, thank you for sharing them. I found another tool which has helped me a great deal while editing my pages. It’s a tool which helps to mark-up the page as you’re seeing it on your screen. markup dot io.

  • Anrkist

    Another bookmarklet I’ve found useful is ReCSS which reloads only the style sheet.

  • http://imprimisxo.com Lance Curtis

    What a terrific post – thank you for putting this together.

  • http://www.uniquetipsonline.com Madav

    Thanks for the Helpful article.I was testing web2pdf now will update my experience later.

  • http://elainevellacatalano.com Elaine

    Really useful – I especially like the Head JS.. can’t wait to try it :D

  • http://www.webguide4u.com Vivek Parmar

    thanks for the share, using special character and web2pdf till now, will look out for other now

  • http://corsentino.net Kiko

    Great tools!

  • http://www.bensky.co.uk Ben Sky

    Awesome links, seriously loving the Web 2 pdf, very handy indeed, thanks for sharing.

  • http://hellosingapore.com Marlowe

    Short but very useful list of dev tools…I’m surely testing all of them..Tnx 4 sharing! :)

  • http://www.freedomstudios.co.za Graham

    Really handu goodies here.
    Thanks for sharing these :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7OLifc4sGw Jamie

    Happy New Year too! Very handy tools you’ve shared here. I’ve been using Min.us for quite sometime now. I’ll try the others you listed here. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://us-ecotoners.blogspot.com/ Tony

    Web2PDF & Copy Paste Character will be very much helpful for our website.

    Thank you, Jean. :)

  • http://phranx.altervista.org Francesco Campana

    I prefer the db designer you can find here http://ondras.zarovi.cz/sql/demo/. You don’t need an account and the application is not as buggy as the one Jean presented to us.
    However I always have nice time here :) Thank You

  • http://powellian.com ian p

    Fantastic list, thanks for sharing. Have been tinkering with CSS Resetr – i think i may make a change!

  • http://www.mhmithu.com/ mithu

    These are really handy for web developers. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.bradleyproctor.com/ Brad Proctor

    Love the special character site. The only way I knew how in the past was to open up a word processor to copy and past a character. Always was a pain.

  • http://www.website-design-edinburgh.co.uk Kevin Thomson

    Also check out pdfit firefox addon for making a web page into a pdf. It works great and you can select whole page or viewable area and can also save as jpg :)

  • http://www.webdesignkc.co.uk/ Vim

    These are really helpful, BOOKMARKED!
    CSS Resetr will help me a lot cheers Jean-Baptiste

  • http://www.100webhosting.com Jasmine

    These are really useful sites, especially for web programmers. I especially like Head JS, I am sure it will be useful for my web projects.

  • http://carloshermoso.com Carlos Hermoso

    I really like Head JS. It’s really useful.

    Thanks

  • http://www.web-design-talk.co.uk Web Dev Rob

    That online database schema designer is bloody amazing!

  • http://www.ctrlspc.ca Reza Naghibi

    Great resources here. Always fantastic posts – Thanks a million!

  • http://webcreationtips.com/ Abe

    It is a useful collection of handy development tools.
    I have bookmarked it and I will use some of them later on.
    Thanks for sharing it.

  • http://www.slackware.org Luke

    This is a fantastic article, thanks for sharing! I’m new to the web developer world so resources like this are a big help. I particularly am liking using Minus. Very easy to use for rookies like myself.

  • Mittul Chauhan

    i really like db designr and wirify .. it really saves your lot of time ..

  • Anirban Pathak

    These are very useful, thank you for sharing them. I found another tool which has helped me a great deal while editing my pages. It’s a tool which helps to mark-up the page as you’re seeing it on your screen. markup dot io.