10 fresh highly useful free web design tools

February 17, 2018 DESIGNirvana 0

Web designing has become a very vital part of any business or service. You have to create your own website to boost up your product sales. In the previous decades, people have to rely on only the professionals in web designing to get their new website design done. They have charged more than the nominal fees for it as they were the only option for designing your website. However, nowadays we have so many facilities for creating a new website. Many ready-made tools and software are available to make you more convenient in the process of web designing. Therefore, you can now come up with your own, a highly professional and an appealing website without the influence of any professional web designers using the various free high-quality website designing tools and downloads.

You have so many such tools available online. However, you may face a little dilemma in selecting the right tool for the right task, as the options are not limited and new tools are being released in vast numbers each day. Therefore, this article comes as an inspiration to help you in finding some awesome and fresh tools that can help your web design job. Listed below are the top nine web building tools that can be useful to you.

Yeoman 1.0 – Modern workflows for modern webapps

Yeoman is an open source project which defines an opinionated stack for web application development. It includes a golden bundle of tools and frameworks, provided with documentation and authority. The aim is to help developers quickly build beautiful web applications.

Viewport Resizer

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

Typicons

Typicons are free-to-use vector icons embedded in a web font kit for easy use in your UI, whether it be on the web or in a native application. Typicons save space and time by pairing a vector icon to a character, just like Webdings or Windings. Then, using the CSS3 pseudo-selector:: before, the appropriate characters are bound to their respective classes (eliminating the need to remember the correct index of each icon).

BootMetro

A simple and complete web UI framework to create web apps with Windows 8 Metro user interface. Flexible HTML, CSS, and Javascript for web apps that want to use the “Windows 8 App Store” style, without the need to run on Windows 8.

Proto

Proto helps you knock up quick responsive layout concepts by providing a set of predefined CSS classes. All that’s needed to get going is the proto.scss file and some basic HTML.

Photon CSS 3D Lighting Engine

Photon is a JavaScript library that adds simple lighting effects to DOM elements in 3D space. It’s rather processor-intensive, so please use responsibly.

Foundation

Foundation by ZURB is the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world.

Fontello

Easy way to create a custom icon font for your site. Select images from a large collection, and make a webfont pack with one click.

Subtle Patterns

Free high-quality backgrounds or patterns for your next web design project.

Stylo

The idea of stylo is to let people design basic web apps using a Fireworks like user interface, ultimately exporting the finished design as CSS.

Must have free android apps for web designers and developers

January 31, 2018 DESIGNirvana 0

Android is a Linux-based operating system developed mainly for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Android is an open-source operating system owned by Google. What makes android special is the community support. Android has the support of a large developer community who writes applications. Android applications are used to extend the basic functionality. As of October 2012, there were approximately 700,000 android apps available in the app market, and the estimated number of applications downloaded from Google Play, Android’s primary app store, was more than 25 billion.

With these powerful apps, people can now perform almost all things on the go, which were previously possible only with computers. As far as web designers are concerned, they can now perform so many web design related things on the move using an Android powered device. That is the power of Android apps.

Here in this post, we have collected more than 5 best and useful android applications for web designers and developers. You can download the application from the play store,.

WM FTP Client

WM FTP Client is an FTP client developed with WinDev Mobile edited by PC SOFT.
This application will allow you to easily interact with an FTP server from your smartphone or your tablet.
You will be able to, among other things, rename, delete, download and send some files.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Edit and share photos virtually anywhere. Touch to crop, rotate, adjust color, and add artistic effects. Access all your photos and videos directly from your free Photoshop.com account. Quickly share with family and friends. Requires SD card. By downloading you agree to the Terms of Use at www.photoshop.com/misc/terms.html

DroidEdit (free code editor)

DroidEdit is a text and source code editor (similar to Notepad++ or gedit) for android tablets and phones with the following features:

– Syntax Highlighting for several languages (C, C++, C#, Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, Ruby, Lua, LaTeX, SQL, …)

Color Pal

Easily find color palettes and schemes for any design project. Whether you’re a web designer or just looking to paint your son’s room, you’ll find some of the best color palettes/schemes available.

Google Analytics

The Google Analytics app shows what is new and what is important on your Google Analytics profiles. See real-time statistics, customizable dashboards and intelligence events on your phone.

 

WebRank SEO

One of the Best SEO App in the Market.

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WebRank SEO gives you Website Ranks(Google Pagerank, Alexa Rank and Compete Rank), Sociometer(Facebook like tweets and google plus count), Pages Indexed and Backlinks in various search engines(Google, Bing, and Yahoo). A Search Engine Optimization(SEO) Tool for competitive website analysis.

Top quality free jquery plugins for web designers

December 1, 2017 DESIGNirvana 0

Jquery is becoming one of the most sought-after skill-set for any web designer, it is such a powerful tool these days for front end development. It can provide more interactive user experience with very limited effort. Jquery plugins are becoming more and more popular among the web design community mainly because of its simplicity and effectiveness. Anybody with very basic programming knowledge can easily customize and install a jquery plugin in his web design project. There is a huge repository of free jquery plugins online, new plugins are being added constantly each day.

Finding quality fresh jquery plugins from the huge repository can often be a tough task for a common man. Here we are doing the research part for you and here is a showcase of more than 15 high quality fresh free jquery plugins for web designers and developers. All these plugins are linked to its original source.

Arctext.js – Curving Text with CSS3 and jQuery

While CSS3 allows us to rotate letters, it is quite complicated to arrange each letter along a curved path. Arctext.js is a jQuery plugin that let’s you do exactly that. Based on Lettering.js, it calculates the right rotation of each letter and distributes the letters equally across the imaginary arc of the given radius.

Responsive Img – a jquery plugin

Using a PHP file, Responsive Img creates new images on the fly the first time they’re needed and puts them on your server.
Therefore, you can add Responsive Img to any site, without creating new images.
Responsive Img takes pixel ratio into account and uses larger images for Retina display and displays with other pixel ratios.

typeahead.js – a fast and fully-featured autocomplete library

Twitter has open sourced a very nice project named Typeahead.js for building smart auto-complete form fields.
It comes as a jQuery plugin shows suggestion as-users-type and can feature top suggestions with the help of styling.

Jquery Joyride

Joyride is extremely flexible and lets you take control of how people interact with your tour. We programmed it to be cross-browser compatible with modern browsers and even used some fancy CSS to avoid images. Now let’s see just how easy it is to take your first ride without getting the fuzz involved.

FitText – Jquery Plugin

FitText makes font-sizes flexible. Use this plugin on your fluid or responsive layout to achieve scalable headlines that fill the width of a parent element.

Reveal: jQuery Modals Made Easy

Reveal Jquery Modal Window Plugin – Reveal is awesome because it’s easy to implement, is cross-browser compatible with modern browsers (with some graceful degradation of course) and lightweight coming in at only 1.75KB. What that means for you is that it’s fast, sexy and just works. Now let’s see how easy is can be to get Reveal working!

Orbit: A Slick jQuery Image Slider Plugin

Orbit: A Slick jQuery Image Slider Plugin
Sick of confusing and bloated image sliders that never work?
Rock ZURB’s Orbit for a mere 4KB
Note: Works best in Chrome, Safari, FF3.5+ ( but is tested for IE7+, FF3.5+, Chrome, and Safari )

Tablecloth.js – Making HTML tables suck less

We’ve all been there. Either you’re redesigning a large site or working on a completely new one… styling tables is typically tedious and time-consuming. If you’d rather spend your valuable time making the other elements of your site pretty, use a tablecloth to do the heavy lifting.

Picker

A jQuery plugin for replacing default checkboxes and radios. Replace those boring default checkboxes and radio inputs with a custom picker.

ResponsiveSlides – Responsive slider plugin

ResponsiveSlides.js is a tiny jQuery plugin that creates a responsive slider using elements inside a container. It has been used on sites like Microsoft’s Build 2012 and Gridset App. ResponsiveSLides.js works with a wide range of browsers including all IE versions from IE6 and up. It also adds CSS max-width support for IE6 and other browsers that don’t natively support it. The only dependency is jQuery (1.6 and up supported) and that all the images are the same size.

Custom scrollbar plugin that’s fully customizable with CSS. Features vertical/horizontal scrolling, mouse-wheel support (via jQuery mousewheel plugin), scrolling buttons, scroll inertia with easing, auto-adjustable scrollbar length, nested scrollbars, scroll-to functionality, user-defined callbacks and much more.

Flipping Circle Slideshow

A simple circular slideshow where we flip the image in order to navigate.
It’s an experimental concept and the idea is to flip a circle in a specific angle depending on which spot of the circle we click. There are three different possibilities for each side: top, middle, and bottom. For example, when clicking on the top right part of the image, the circle will flip in the associated angle, making it look as if we press down that part and reveal the next image that is on the back face of the circle.

stickyMojo – contained sticky sidebar jQuery plugin

stickyMojo is a contained sticky sidebar jQuery plugin brought to you by MojoTech. It is lightweight, fast, flexible and compatible with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE8+. It will degrade gracefully in older versions of IE.

PageSlide

Clicking on a button or link slides the page over to reveal a hidden pane,
one that usually contains secondary navigation, a form, or additional information.

Sidr – jQuery plugin for creating responsive side menus

Sidr – The best jQuery plugin for creating side menus and the easiest way for doing your menu responsive.

Spectrum – The No Hassle jQuery Colorpicker

The No Hassle jQuery Colorpicker which is lightweight and easily customizable.

Super Scroll Orama

Superscrollorama is powered by TweenMax and the Greensock Tweening Engine. Go to greensock.com for documentation on how to use it. Why Greensock/TweenMax? Great performance, ease-of-use, expandability and basically because it is awesome.