Being a web developer is a fun and exciting thing. That’s because there are always new stuff to try and play with every month! So whether you’re a developer who likes playing around with CSS or someone who prefer to tinker with Java, there’s always something to look forward to.

However, it can be pretty hard to keep track of things. But you’re lucky because we’ve done the work for you. We’ve searched high and low for fresh finds and put these resources together for your convenience. This month, we’ve come up with a list of 10 amazing tools and resources for web developers who are always looking for constant change and improvement in their works, and for those who always deal and struggle with code on a daily basis.

See how they can be of use to you. Enjoy!

Runnable

Runnable

Runnable is a site that allows you to post and run code snippets. Besides supporting JavaScript, HTML and CSS, it also runs backend language like PHP, SQL, Ruby, and Bash. This makes Runnable the perfect place for both frontend and backend developers to share and discover useful snippets.

jQuery FocusPoint

jQuery FocusPoint

The usual method is that we simply scale the image down to fit in the screen, which could make the image focal point barely noticeable or even missing to some degree. With this program, you can address this notorious problem. The library will smartly crop an image and retain focus on what matters the most.

OS X App Icon Template

OS X App Icon Template

OS X’s latest version, Yosemite, is just around the corner. The Yosemite interface will finally bear some resemblance to iOS 7, with a flatter and more translucent design. That said, is your app prepared to adjust with this new interface? The OS X App Icon Template is especially designed to enable you to create new icons of your apps for OS X Yosemite.

As you design an icon, you can see and clearly imagine how your icon will turn out in various sizes and in some corner of OS X like in the Dock, Folder or in the prompt window. So if you’re an OS X designer or developer, this PSD template will surely come in handy.

uiGradients

uiGradients

This website puts together some of the best and most harmonious color combination of gradients. Besides this, you can also copy the CSS code of each gradient.

Monocle

Monocle

Monocle is a small JavaScript library that works by magnifying the item, along with the user scroll. Created by Hakim El Hattab and inspired by the Flash-based website he once visited, Hakim built the same effect using JavaScript and CSS3 so you can apply it on websites without having to depend on a Flash plugin. It’s a really awesome plugin for a smoother scrolling experience on your site.

Markdown Tables

Markdown Tables

Markdown made writing on the Web a whole lot simpler and easier. But that’s not entirely the case with writing table. Writing or structuring a table has always been a daunting task since its inception. Lucky for you, there’s a tool that will make it easier for you to format a table for Markdown. With it, you can easily insert new columns, rows, and put in content too. It generates the Markdown format so you can easily copy and paste.

ColorSublime

ColorSublime

 

ColorSublime is a set of SublimeText syntax highlighting themes. There, you can view how the theme looks before you decide to download it. It even has a plugin that allows you to apply the themes from the ColorSublime collection seamlessly, right into your SublimeText.

Marka

Marka

This JavaScript library enables you to create a popular mark, icon or sign using only a single element of HTML. At present, it brings 36 icons. You can customize the color and the size of each icon by passing JavaScript parameters or through CSS stylesheets. It has a demo that will show you how the library nicely shifts from one icon to another, which also constitutes that this is a handy JavaScript if you want to display a flexible and customizable icon on your site.

CSS Gradient Inspector

CSS Gradient Inspector

One of the greatest inventions in CSS3 is the CSS gradient. However, it’s also one with the most complex syntax to write. If you find an interesting gradient and would like to know how it’s made, you should definitely install this Chrome extension called CSS Gradient Inspector. Once installed, it will add a new tab in the DevTools where you can see all the gradient composition, as well as the preview.

CSS Trashman

CSS Trashman

CSS is like a double-edged sword because it’s easy and straightforward to use yet it’s also the most difficult language to implement. Over time, as your site and your CSS capabilities grow, you’ll soon realize that your CSS looks like trash with a lot of duplicates and redundancies. This is the right time to re-examine your CSS, and this program can help you make this job a whole lot easier. It examines both your website’s DOM and CSS together, and generates the optimized possible output. You can choose between a CSS or Sass format output.

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