Eleven Incredible Web Development Resources

We really love web development and we know so many friends out there who do as well. So we thought we would curate a list of seven incredible web development resources that we use every day in our web development fun. Here goes.

Google Fonts – With 815 fonts to choose from, Google Fonts is a great resources to use when you need aesthetically pleasing fonts for your next web design project. These fonts are also the best performers for your website speed.

unsplash.com – Now we don’t think there is ever a better resource for images than unspash.com. They have great images for free (do whatever you want) High-resolution photos. If you want to use the images as a placeholder simply use the sources as //source.unsplash.com/500×300 and you will have a great image as a placeholder.

Skeleton.com – Probably the best responsive boilerplate framework. We loved it so much we created our very own version of skeleton for our internal use. If you want to start a small project without all the bells and whistles of Bootstrap, then this is your framework.

Sublime Text – Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You’ll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance. Yes there is a free alternative to Sublime Text, but it can never match the performance… Ever.

Xampp – Great local dev environments are essential for web developers. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to install an Apache web server, especially one with all the bells and whistles. That’s why XAMPP has been around for over a decade: It’s easy to install Apache distribution contains the full gamut of tools (MariaDB, PHP, and Perl) and, crucially, is 100% free.

Viewport Resizer – Viewport resizer is a browser-based tool to test any website’s responsiveness. Just save the bookmarklet, go to the page you want to test, click on your created bookmarklet and check all kinds of screen resolutions of the page.

Colour Palettes – Now we probably love this tool the most. You need to start off with a new website? can’t decide on the right colour palette? Not a professional designer but still want an awesome colour palette for your new site? Look no further. as We quote from their website “With Palettable, you can create color palettes, even with no prior design knowledge

Canva – Easily create beautiful designs + documents using Canva’s drag-and-drop features and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics. Not only does canva create visual amazing pieces of art, they have great resources as well. Simply put its the best way to get brand consistency for yourself, your business and everyone in between.

Canva Photo’s – A great resource of both paid and free images carefully created by the genius’ over at Canva. Guys this is one of the best places to stop by and see what they have. Their free resources are fantastic, their paid images are affordable and of the highest quality.

Website planet – What an amazing set of tools for any website developer. Everything you need under one roof. This link will take you to a tool I use almost every day. A Handy Image compressor, but check them out, they a bucket-load of really great tool under their tools menu.

PikWizard – Our friends over at Pikwizard reached out to tell us about their amazing set of free resources. They have over 100,000 free images and videos on the site. We are also adding new images and videos to our library daily. All of which are free to use without attribution.

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Selwyn Orren

Selwyn Orren
Selwyn is the Founder and CEO of Linuxweb, passionate about all things web and has never met a whiteboard and markers he never liked. You can often find him talking about the internet, Google, beards, coffee and craft beer. Oh he has also been know to dabble a bit in web development and graphic design. 

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