As web designers, web developers and graphic designers we are constantly looking at for those new resources, tools and application that can help us increase our productivity while working on client or personal work.
wChar.js is a jQuery plugin for text and textarea inputs that adds a character counter bubble that will fade in when you’re typing and fade out when you have stop. This plugin also includes visual cues to indicate when a minimum character count has been reached or how many characters are still needed.
Sticky-kit is an easy way to attach elements to the page so they remain visible when your user scrolls. This plugin will works with multiple items, and stickies “bottom out” so they will never obscure your footer.
Firechat is an open-source, real-time chat widget built on Firebase. It offers fully secure multi-user, multi-room chat with flexible authentication, moderator features, user presence and search, private messaging, chat invitations, and more.
tidyTime.js takes any regular time and changes it into more human friendly dialogue such as “It’s just gone noon. It’s quarter past 8 in the evening, it’s nearly half past 4 in the afternoon, it’s just gone 25 to 6” and more. By adding additional text before and after the time you are able to create powerful friendly interaction with users. tidyTime.js works best with dynamic websites and apps and can be used as a stand alone clock.
Squishy is a jQuery plugin that automatically resizes text to exactly fit the container with no extra work on your part. You get it to work by linking the script file and including a declaration like the one in squishy’s demo.
Skeuocard progressively enhances credit card inputs to provide a skeuomorphic interface and making them more fun when you have to fill it out.
Guidelines.js makes it possible to create non-invasive guides or tours on any site, without changing the code of the site itself.
Desktop, Mobile & Web Applications
Quip is a modern word processor that enables you to create beautiful documents on any device, including the iPad, iPhone, and the desktop. It combines documents and messages into a single chat-like “thread” of updates — making collaboration easy.
dotdotdot is a social reading application for ebooks and long-format webtexts.
Perpetu is your will for your online accounts such as facebook, flickr, twitter etc. This app will allow you to decide what happens to those social networks, email and cloud storage after your death.
Projecturf – Web App – Personal- Free, Basic $20/mo,Team $50/mo, Business $100/mo, Enterprise – $200/mo
Projecturf is used by thousands of freelancers and businesses worldwide to manage projects, collaborate with people, and complete tasks. Getting things done has never been faster or easier.
Webflow is an online responsive website builder that empowers designers to develop their own websites without depending on a web developer. Instead of typing HTML & CSS into a text editor and checking it in a browser, designers can now build their custom website designs using a familiar interface. It’s simply faster and easier than coding.
BetterTouchTool is a great, feature packed FREE app that allows you to configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse, Macbook Trackpad and Magic Trackpad. It also allows you to configure actions for keyboard shortcuts, normal mice and the Apple Remote.
In addition to this it has an iOS companion App (BTT Remote) which can also be configured to control your Mac the way you want. BetterTouchTool includes many goodies, like window snapping or an integrated window switcher.
Shiori is a minimalist, elegant and fast Pinboard & Delicious OSX client with a unique approach. This app lets you easily add bookmarks and browse through your full list in a cinch.
DropDMG is a useful tool for streamlining the creation of disk images that includes some very advanced features for app developers.
Gifrocket app allows you to create Gif from video this app is just for Mac OS X 10.7+
Shuttle is an SSH shortcut menu for OS X that works with Terminal.app and iTerm2. You can define menu items and actions that are run when each is clicked, as well as store your config file in the cloud to sync it across multiple computers.
Reveal brings the power of tools like Firebug and Web Inspector to iOS developers. See your application’s view hierarchy at runtime with advanced 2D and 3D visualisations. Debug view layout and rendering problems in seconds.
CSS, HTML, Ruby & Frameworks
BootStrap 3 was released in the last week of July, BootStrap 3 brings new features, new elements and remove others: there have been around 16,00 commits, 72,000 additions and deletions as well as nearly 300 file changes you will need to check out the report which is here to see all the changes that been made. Simply put bootstrap is a mobile first framework with a whole new flat design and by dropping browser support for IE7 & Firefox 3.6 hacks were deleted from the CSS file.
UIkit is a lightweight and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces.
Revel is a high-productivity web framework for the Go language that compiles your code and templates for you. It provides parameter parsing, validation, routing, templating, caching, and more.
A general purpose Photoshop file parser written in Ruby. It allows you to work with a Photoshop document in a manageable tree structure and find out important data such as: Document structure, Document size, Layer/folder size + positioning, Layer/folder names, Layer/folder visibility and opacity, Font data (via psd-enginedata), Text area contents, Font names, sizes, and colors, Color mode and bit-depth, Vector mask data, Flattened image data.
Lita is a chat bot written in Ruby with persistent storage provided by Redis. It can connect to any chat service (given that there is an adapter available for it) and can have new behavior added via handlers. The plugin system is managed with regular RubyGems and Bundler.
WordPress Plugins & Themes
Simple, but strong HTTP security, to prevent Brute force attack. One-click solution to protect your wp-admin folder
Simple Revision Control is a plugin for WordPress which gives the user simple control over the Revision functionality.
Gwebpro store locator is a unique location finder system that helps you find and manage multiple physical locations within and via an integrated WordPress platform. No matter how many locations you want to add or list, Gwebpro Store Locator manages to ease out the process by a simple operating process right from the Admin panel. All you need to do, is just put [GwebproStoreLocator] to your page in order to integrate this plugin.
Simple and unique style for pricing tables now in form of a WordPress plugin. Styles to choose are Light and Dark, with possibility of choosing 12 different colors for each of the style. No images needed, pure css3 and html files. Fully responsive and adapted for all grids.
WPKeys, a new WordPress plugin which will add keyboard shortcuts for various actions, such as like or dislike a post, jump between posts, and to share.
Required is a WordPress theme for the modern blogger because having a solid web presence these days is, well, required! It’s simple, easy-to-use, and drives readers’ focus to the content, and does so with no frills. This isn’t the first time you have seen this theme on this blog, I’ve featured this as a Freebie Tuesday post.
Lingonberry is a clean and simple theme for bloggers. Features responsive design, custom styling for all post formats, custom page templates (Archive, Contact), custom widgets (video, Flickr and Dribbble) and translation-ready code.
WP StrapThirteen is A TwentyThirteen child theme. The aim of this theme is to bring a bit of Bootstrap magic in to the default theme while still retaining the original look and feel of the parent theme.
Slyde is a simple, personal blog perfect for your stories to shine. It features 8 custom post formats and beautiful attention to detail. It’s totally responsive aswell.
456Market is a modern WooCommerce theme, built on Bootstrap grid system for eCommerce, corporate websites. Theme is fully translation ready, compatible with WPML Multilingual CMS, WooCommerce Wishlists, WooCommerce Professor Cloud and WooCommerce Compare Products PRO plugins.
Candy is minimal & flat responsive WordPress One Page Template, perfect to promote your portfolio. With a responsive design it is easily usable with any device (desktop, tablet, mobile phone…).