Weekly Freebies: 18 Simple and Useful Web Apps for Designers and Developers
Lately the web has just been bursting with simple, single-purpose tools that help make make our jobs easier by handling tasks such as generating CSS code or providing placeholder images for comps.
Below is a fairly random collection of such tools that I’ve found indispensable recently. All are completely free, extremely useful and super easy to use. Enjoy!
Paste code snippets, add notes. Send to nerds.
For comps, inspiration and research. Get images while they are hot.
Build CSS3 styles as if they were Photoshop layer effects.
A nice and simple CSS3 generator.
Grid Builder enables you to easily build an HTML grid with a simple drag and drop interface. Drag units from the key on the right into the grid area. When you’re finished, press the “Show me the code” button to see the HTML.
Instant screencasts. Just hit record.
Preview fonts stored on your computer.
Create filler images on the fly.
Create HTML Forms in Seconds.
View fonts installed on your machine.
TeuxDeux is a simple, designy to-do app.
A fun and easy way to share ideas on a website.
Code quick experiments in the cloud.
Build, share and download fonts free.
Compare fonts for the screen.
Generate CSS for typography using WYSIWYG controls.