Awesome web tools to simplify front-end development

by Jean. 20 Comments -

As a developer, I really like tools that can help me save time, or just make the whole development process easier. In this article, I have compiled my favorite web tools to simplify front-end web development.

Form builder

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 real time saver!

→ visit form builder


Need help with color associations? Here is a useful tool for you. Colllor makes it easier to generate color palettes and variations with just a few clicks.

→ visit colllor


Need to debug your JavaScript code? JSconsole allow easy online debugging of any JS code.

→ visit JSconsole


CleanCSS is a tool that allow you to make your css stylesheet smaller, cleaner and easier to read. Simply set the settings, paste your valid CSS code, and let CleanCSS do the hard work.

→ visit CleanCSS

Mystic Paste

As you probably know if you often read my blog, I really like to collect and share code snippets. Mystic Paste is a very useful pastebin-like website to paste, share and keep your favorite code snippets.

→ visit Mystic Paste


Do you need to test some HTML? Do you want to see what some CSS code can do? Dabblet is one of my favorite web tools for front-end web development. It allows you to see your CSS and HTML code in action. Very useful for testing purposes.

→ visit Dabblet

In 2012, it is very important that your website is responsive and display correctly in either big screens and portable devices. To test how your website looks in various screen resolutions, I use, and you should too!

→ visit


Moqups is an awesome HTML5 App used to create wireframes online. Super useful when you need to create a quick mockup of a website.

→ visit Moqups


Images are indeed a very important media on the web. I often need to be able to stock some image, and also to execute basic tasks as such as resizing or cropping. Minus is definitely my favorite website for all those purposes.

→ visit Minus

Font Face Generator

Do you like to use custom fonts on your website? Font Squirrel font-face generator generate all font formats as well as the CSS code needed for using cross-browser compatible custom fonts on your website. A must have in your bookmarks!

→ visit Font Face Generator

  • realloc

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing this.

  • kimzigr

    complete and useful. if you use this tools?

  • Paul

    I use 0to255, it’s a great tool to find similar colors.

  • Charles @

    Hi Jean-Baptiste, great collection. I’m a big fan of and often use it. The form builder is an especially good find – I might use it on my website.

  • Purushotham

    Awesome resources for fronted development
    I Loved Moqups and thanks for sharing

  • matiit

    Moqups is great. Didn’t know that :)

  • Ivan Nikulin

    But what about I think it is far ahead of dabblet and for sure one of the greatest web site to test your js, css, and html. Especially if you are using libraries like jQuery, Backbonejs, YUI and so on.

  • Dougal

    Nice. Form builder looks very handy.

  • Stephan Lück

    very nice list, but i missing here codepen

  • SDGSteve

    Great selection, I could really use Colllor at the moment working out a web design I’ve been stuck on, thanks for posting so much.

  • Clem

    Should be noted that CleanCSS (which is the same thing as lots of other CSS minifiers, same template, same engine), does not work properly when you try to minify some CSS 3. Problems occur with expressions such as media queries.

    I discovered other great tools, especially the form generator. Thanks very much for that.

  • xakbox

    Screenqueries & Moqups most useful and important for me, thanks for sharing, like those super tools.

  • Shrinivas

    Great collection of useful tools.. Form Builder is really easy to use..

  • Jason

    These tools helps to reduce the job o coding. So everyone can develop the front end easily. Form builder is the tool that I like the most. I think all these tools are free to use to.

  • Luce

    Finally an easy way to add custom fonts! I owe you one for real!

  • HeriNXI

    just read it, great tools.

  • Thach Pham

    Very nice collection. I always use Moqups to design a wireframe for my project.

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  • Kos

    Hi! Here’s a new tool – Wamer Sketch (online tool for Front-end Сomponent-based Web development ). Draw your page layout then fill it with various useful components (jQuery UI, bootstrap, other) and add styles, effects, interactions. Also, you can add your components.

  • Eric Binh

    Woow new tool you guy should check it out. More interesting feature.
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