Coding Tools are super important to getting your workflow moving in the right direction. Many of these tools practically saved my life when I was first learning how to do some basic coding. I’m nowhere near a boss now, but I’m sure you’ll understand what I mean when you take a look at the list.
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Boot Strap Studio is an effective coding application that works on the desktop and allows you to code awesome responsive websites using the bootstrap framework. Very easy on the pockets as well.
Get Bootstrap is the real open source bootstrap framework hosted by Github and available for download on demand. If you want to work with Bootstrap then this is the first place you should be looking.
Emmet is a Useful Text Editor Plugin for you to code without hassle. It helps make the workflow so much faster and easier to manage.
JS Beautifier is for more hardcore Coders (at least that’s what if felt like to me). I almost got confused looking at it, but it’s completely open source and helps you strip away all unnecessary elements from your code
Code Pen is all about collaboration and letting your designs take on a life of their own. Get feedback and give feedback on all things front-end web design. If you look through the gallery, you’ll have no choice but to be amazed at what people are developing.
W3C Helps you quickly check if The HTML code on your site is up to scratch. You can check your entire website or just specific content for bugs before handing over to your clients. An amazing time saver, they also have a repository of resources to help you out.
Peter Be developed a pretty useful app that will make your CSS more streamlined. Great for loading times and SEO all wrapped into one free package. I mean, who doesn’t love free?
Koala App is a pretty straightforward program that allows you to run the supported coding languages more efficiently. It comes with multi language support and also works on multiple platforms. I just like the mascot.
Fiddle is probably one of the simplest platforms I’ve seen for getting the job done. They’ve stripped away all the features that tend to clutter your workflow and left you with something that works. Clean up your code, collaborate, or create all in one place.
Sublime Text is the same software that generated 200,000 subscribers when it was being given away during a competition. It’s really a great addition to any coders arsenal for editing markup and prose.
Cloud 9 is an efficient text editor that stores as many files as you can create right in the cloud. Makes it super easy to access your work from anywhere in the world. Perfect solution for digital nomads.
Heroku is the go-to platform for brands like IFTTT. It was built with the ability to scale your operation in mind. They have a host of options to choose from for the little guys and enterprise customers alike.
Vagrant Allows you to create a simulated environment to create applications. Download it on your computer, set up your configurations and get to work. It’s that simple. Oh, it’s open source.
What’s my browser Size is a useful little tool that literally does just one thing, tell you the size of your browser in pixels. Use it to make sure you’re creating the right dimensions for web pages (not so much a concern these days with the emphasis on responsiveness.
Bug Herd is a very useful software that allows you to communicate with clients and team members about bugs and other problems they experience in real time. Make changes instantly for the best user experience possible.
I guess Proto isn’t a true coding app because there is no coding required, but where else would I put it? Create prototypes of your next app without having to code it down. You can start your first prototype for free.
Zurb Foundation makes a bold claim by saying they’re “the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. Seen awesome things made with this framework and it even has 20,000+ stars on Github. Again, it’s open source and can be used to make any kind of app you can think of.
Dreamweaver is brought to us by the good people at adobe. Dreamweaver is a complete suite of tools for building responsive websites that just work. A lot of developers use this one to get the job done quickly and easily. Used it personally, but it was a little out of my league.
Sencha has hundreds of thousands of users around the world that chose them for their web development needs. It’s a given but they also come built in with a responsive framework. Worth a look.
Adobe Edge Inspect is another very useful app from Adobe that allows you to inspect all your webpages to make sure they look and act good on mobile devices.
Modernizr allows you to quickly test your creations to make sure they work well across all browsers. Not just the ones that have keyed into the latest updates. Really great for ensuring a solid user experience.
Gridset is a very simple tool to create grids for your web design projects. Makes it easy to develop wireframes and mockups for yourself and put them on the web in the blink of an eye
Yeoman works by suggesting useful tools to keep your workflow moving smoothly increasing productivity and reducing the time you spend on individual projects. It comes with three sets of tools, the Yo framework, the build tools, and project management tools.
Microsoft WebMatrix 2 is billed as one of the easiest tools to make custom websites. Microsoft WebMatrix V2 allows you to use all the programing languages that you know and love as well as a newer one called razor.
PhoneGap is another open source tool developed by Adobe. Use it to quickly build phone apps that can be stored in the cloud. This framework has been used to build a number of popular apps already.
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Coding tools are just a way to make your life a little bit easier, but always remember that you’re the one who has the most important part, your creativity. Never allow that one to take a back seat.
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