15 Useful Tools to Make Web Development More Efficient

Developing an aesthetically pleasant website is not an easy task for developers especially when they need to submit the work in less time, it can becoming frustrating.

Therefore, they must identify the tools to make their development process faster and more productive and find ways to incorporate them into their designs. Luckily there are some free tools available that can help developers design the websites more efficiently.

The whole set of tools can greatly increase your web development speed, reduce debugging and testing time, and improve the quality of the output. The list contains some advanced tools such as ajax, jQuery, CSS, flash animation, some are really useful because it can help to develop a website without any knowledge code like PHP, CSS, jquery, HTML.

1. CSS Grid Builder

CSS Grid Builder is an online GUI for customizing the YUI Grids CSS. It allows you to rapidly generate a CSS-based, web-standards compliant page layout in a matter of minutes

CSS Grid Builder - Screenshot

2. CSS Sprite Generator

CSS Sprite Generator - Screen shot

Using CSS sprites is an excellent way to improve web page performance by reducing the number of HTTP requests needed for rendering images.

3. Blueprint: A CSS Framework

Blueprint - Screenshot

Blueprint reduces the amount of CSS code you have to write by including common styles that developers typically use such CSS reset and page layouts

4. CSSTidy

CSSTidy is an open source application that parses, fixes, and optimizes CSS code to reduce file size .

5. logicss: CSS Framework

logicss - screenshot

logicss is a collection of CSS files and PHP utilities aimed at reducing web development time.

6. ___layouts

layouts - screenshot

___layouts is a very simple CSS framework that can be used to create web-standards compliant page layouts.

7. Clean AJAX

Clean AJAX - screenshot

Clean AJAX speeds up Ajax development by cutting down the amount of code you have to write .

8. Sajax

Sajax (which stands for “Simple Ajax Toolkit”) is an open source framework developed to speed up the creation of Ajax applications .

9. DOMTool

DOMTool was created to cut down the time it takes to code DOM structures.
10. JavaScript Code Improver.JavaScript Code Improver is a simple, no-frills application that allows you to quickly tidy up and format your JavaScript.

10. JavaScript Code Improver

JavaScript Code Improver

JavaScript Code Improver is a simple, no-frills application that allows you to quickly tidy up and format your JavaScript.

11. JSUnit

JSUnit - Screenshot

JSUnit is a unit testing framework for JavaScript.

12. Test plugin for JavaScriptMVC

Test plugin - Screenshot

The Test plugin for JavaScriptMVC is another excellent JavaScript testing framework to help make development speedier

13. Venkman: JavaScript Debugger

Venkman - Screenshot

Venkman is a JavaScript debugging environment for Firefox 2, Netscape, and Seamonkey. It gives you a GUI for stepping through JavaScript code and setting break points.

14. Firebug

Firebug - Screenshot

It is a Mozilla Firefox extension that gives you plenty of web development tools and features.

15. Web Developer extension for Firefox

Web Developer extension - Screenshot

Web Developer extension can rapidly validate your XHTML, find JavaScript/CSS errors, visualize a web page’s structure, and quickly fill out web forms for testing purposes and much more.

Hopefully the article is helpful for web developers round the globe to speed up their website design work in a more efficient manner.

Read this article for more useful tools and resources for web designers.



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