What are the Important Tools for Web Development?

Essential Tools for Web Development

Text Compare Tools

  • Diffchecker is an online tool to compare text differences between two text files.
  • Beyond compare tool is used to easily compare your files and folders. Beyond Compare’s merge view allows you to combine changes from two versions of a file or folder into a single output.

Code Sharing Tools:

The below list of online tools is used to sharing codes, project modules online.

Website speed test tools:

Local server environments:

To setup local server environments below list of tools are used.

  • Xampp
  • Mamp
  • Wamp server
  • Laragon

Icons:

  • Font Awesome: Scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized — size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS.
  • IconMonster: A free, high quality, monstrously big and continuously growing source of simple icons.
  • Icons8: An extensive list of highly customizable icons created by a single design team.
  • IconFinder: Iconfinder provides beautiful icons to millions of designers and developers.
  • Fontello: Tool to build custom fonts with icons.

Chat Application

Converse.js is a free and open-source XMPP chat client in your browser.

Json to csv Convertor

  • This tool is used to convert the json format into csv file format.
  • We can upload the json files and it will provide the csv file format as an output.

Fiddler for web debugger tool

  • The Fiddler tool helps you debug web applications by monitoring network traffic between the Internet and our own computers.
  • The tool enables you to inspect incoming and outgoing data to monitor and modify requests and responses before the browser receives them.

Web accessibility Toolbar

The Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT) has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility.

CSS Sprite generator Tool

Instant Sprite is one of the fastest tool to generating sprite images. We can upload multiple images and can download the sprite image in browser itself.

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Top 5 Google chrome add-ons / tools for web development

Important browser based web development tools:

PageRuler Tool

This tools is used to measure the dimensions of web elements.Draw a ruler to any web page and view width, height and placements position (top, bottom, left and right).

PageRuler tool

Colorzilla Tool

Colorzilla or colorpicker tool is used to pick a color and generate gradient effects. After picking a part in web page, It will give the hex decimal and rgb color code as a result.

Colorzilla tool

Fontface Ninja Tool

It allows user to identify the fonts used in a web page. It will show the font family name, font size and line-height of text contents.

Fontface Ninja tool

Fireshot Tool

It allows user to take the screenshots of viewing web pages.It allows you to take screenshots and the edit, organize and export.

Fireshot tool

Yslow Tool

This is an open source tool and it offers suggestions for improving the page’s performance. This is available in both chrome and firefox add-on list.

yslow tool

Web performance measuring tool

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