Quick, Handy Tools for Designers, Developers, and Content Writers

Few days back, while we were all having lunch, not sure how, suddenly we started talking about tools that are helping us at our workstation, we didn’t even imagine that the discussion might turn so productive like publishing it as a blog post.

We’re in a fast-forward era, having no patience to wait for things to happen. As an add-on, the onset of the pandemic, though seemed to be a massacre, it was also the main reason for the birth of many new tools. 

For example, communication tools like Skype, Zoom, Slack, were a great support to employees for interacting with internal team members and clients during WFH.

Below, we’ve rounded off all the tools that support web designers, developers, and content writers not only during the lockdown times but in your entire career. 

What are we waiting for? Let’s dive in.   

For Designers and Developers

These tools are making our designers’ work more efficient, we hope these can change your lives as well. Take a look!

Explore these user-friendly tools that can reduce your dependencies and delayed deliveries. Equip your workstation with these tools and become a pro in the web development field. 

Animista

Animista is a place where you can play with a collection of pre-made css animations, tweak them and get only those you will actually use. The tool is very straightforward and userfriendly.

Placeholder Image Generator

It’s a straight forward image generator tool that helps to generate images with the given dimensions. You can customize the background as well

My Color Space

This tool helps to generate color palettes based on a single color, two color or three color combinations. The results are helpful to identify interesting palettes like a spot palette, a twisted spot etc. This tool really comes in handy for designers.

Css Scan

This tool has pregenerated box shadows for shapes and the same css property can be copied instantly by clicking the box. This tool can come in really handy for the developers when they are trying to add a customized box shadow with css

Animate On Scroll Library

The website showcases all animations that can happen on scroll. There are multiple options for animations and the same can be copied from the website as well. This can be very handy for the developers to enhance the look and feel of their website, instantly.

Random String Generator

This form allows you to generate random text strings. The randomness comes from atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs.

Generate CSS for Sprite Sheets

With this tool one can generate CSS for sprite sheets. 

This tool can come handy for developers when are handling complex sprite images to display in their website

CSS Formatter

Enter your messy, minified, or obfuscated CSS Style Sheets into the field above to have it cleaned up and made pretty. The editor above also contains helpful line numbers and syntax highlighting. There are many option to tailor the beautifier to your personal formatting tastes.

SCSS to CSS

SCSS to CSS Online helps convert SCSS data to CSS. It’s very simple and easy way to transform and share SCSS to CSS data

Online SCSS Compiler is powerful tool which helps to test SCSS online.

Hover.css

A collection of CSS3 powered hover effects to be applied to links, buttons, logos, SVG, featured images and so on. Easily apply to your own elements, modify or just use for inspiration. Available in CSS, Sass, and LESS.

Hexadecimal color code for transparency

This online tool which is also available on google play helps to apply hexadecimal color code for transparency. 

You can have all the hex value from 100% to 0% alpha which can come in handy.

Scroll Reveal

ScrollReveal is a JavaScript library for easily animating elements as they enter/leave the viewport. 

It was designed to be robust and flexible, but hopefully you’ll be surprised below at how easy it is to pick up.

Javascript Beautifier

Javascript Beautifier Online helps to Edit, View, Analyze Javascript data along with beautifying and formatting Javascript data. It’s the very simple and easy way to Edit Javascript Data and Share with others.

It’s also a Javascript Beautifier, works well to convert ugly JS code to beautiful.

jQuery Date Range Picker

jQuery Date Range Picker is a jQuery plugin that allows users to select a date range.

Supports multi-language, you can choose a defined language or set it to auto-detect mode.

You can also define new languages for it.

Convert JSON to PHP Array

The Convert JSON to PHP array was created for online converting JSON into appropriate PHP type as Array. 

This can come in handy for testing or debugging your JSON, also for fast formatting and adding an array of PHP to your config or anywhere else.

JSON Selector Generator

This is a simple and easy-to-use JSON selector tool that makes it easier to retrieve any data from JSON you provide. 

This tool comes handy for the developers who deal with a major chunk of JSON data.

CSS Triangle Generator

In this tool we can generate any number of triangles with multiple width, triangle type, with custom background color and multiple directions. Also browse through the options on the left for more such tools that can come in handy.

Get Waves

Get waves is a free wave generator tool that helps to generate waves of different shapes, colors and intensity. The output can be exported as svg and can be used in web projects.

Undraw

With undraw you can browse to find the images that fit your needs and click to download. Also, use the on-the-fly color image generation to match your brand identity.

Download SVG Icons

At SVG Repo you can browse 300.000+ SVG Vectors and Icons and also explore, search and find the best fitting icons or vectors for your projects using a wide variety vector library.  Also you can download free SVG Vectors for commercial use.

Web Illustrations

A curated collection of free beautiful and customizable illustrations for use in your commercial and non-commercial web projects. Immediate access, no registration required.

For Content Writers and Researchers

At times, you may feel bored of writing…writing…writing…But, these tools can be your game-changer. These will make your work easier and motivate you to write more.  

Ad Library

The Ad Library provides advertising transparency by offering a comprehensive, searchable collection of all ads currently running from across Meta technologies.

Webspotter Technology Checker & Email lookup

This extension helps to find out what technologies are used on a particular website and get the emails of its owners using Webspotter browser extension. This extension detects eCommerce platforms, CMS (as well as CMS plugins, modules and themes), web servers and many more. 

Convert Cases

Accidentally left the caps lock on and typed something, but can’t be bothered to start again and retype it all?

Simply enter your text and choose the case you want to convert it to.

This tool offers some unpopular variations as well. A must have for content writers and Ad copy writers

Sparktoro

SparkToro finds the websites your customers visit, social accounts they follow, hashtags they use, and more — so you can do marketing that works.

Hemingway App

The app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors. The app also suggests improvements based on color codes it uses to highlight to the user, the better ways to represent content.

​​Crystal

Crystal is the app that tells you anyone’s personality. Improve your outreach strategy and sharpen your management skills with Crystal’s Chrome Extension.

Statista

Statista is a Business Data Platform that has Insights and facts across 170 industries and 150+ countries. You will be able to pull any kind of data the basic information is mostly free.

Just Read

Just Read is a feature-packed and customizable reader view. With one click, you can remove distractions like – The page’s styling, Ads, Pop Ups, Comments etc., and read the article in a customizable, simplified format – like a read mode but better!

As an endnote, we hope you thoroughly enjoyed exploring all these tools! Use it for your daily activities and don’t forget to share your experiences in the comments below. We frequently write many curated blogs like these, stay tuned with ColorWhistle to get regular updates. 🙂

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About the Author - Whistlers

At ColorWhistle, for specific topics like the above one, if many whistlers contribute to the blog content, then we call it a collective effort. For this blog, the curation was made involving more than 5 whistlers in the discussion, an individual copywriter didn’t curate all of these. We usually practice the same for many different topics related to digital marketing, trends, tools, and many other curated topics.

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