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As designers, developers or even 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.

Down below I’ve included everything from some great JavaScript tools, jQuery plugins, Apps for your Desktop, Web & Mobile devices to some awesome items in HTML5, CSS etc  and including some frameworks. And as always, I’ve also got some WordPress themes and plugins including some fonts, UI kits, icons etc

JavaScript & jQuery Plugins



Intercooler is a natural extension of HTML: simple attributes with a familiar syntax are all that is required to add AJAX requests to your application. Intercooler does use javascript to communicate with a server, but the events triggering the requests are described with HTML attributes (or are simply implied) rather than with imperative javascript.



Matter.js is a JavaScript 2D rigid body physics engine for the web. The Matter.Engine module contains methods for creating and manipulating engines. An engine is a controller that manages updating and rendering the simulation of the world. Matter.js is currently only alpha status, meaning the API is still in development and may change occasionally. The library is reasonably stable as-is, but it is not yet feature complete.



Nunchuck.js is a library for mobile web-based control of browser applications. It’s easy multi-device data synchronization through the browser. They provide a library that easily allows developers to integrate mobile browser controls into desktop browser-based javascript games with lest than 15 lines of code.



Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript client framework that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity. With its strong focus on developer experience, Aurelia can enable you to not only create amazing applications, but also enjoy the process. Its been designed with simple conventions in mind so you don’t need to waste time with tons of configuration or write boilerplate code just to satisfy a stubborn or restrictive framework. It’s been carefully designed to be pluggable and customisable.



io.js is a JavaScript platform built on Chrome’s V8 runtime. This project began as a fork of Joyent’s Node.js™ and is compatible with the npm ecosystem. io.js aims to provide faster and predictable release cycles. It currently merges in the latest language, API and performance improvements to V8 while also updating libuv and other base libraries.



Immutable data cannot be changed once created, leading to much simpler application development, no defensive copying, and enabling advanced memoization and change detection techniques with simple logic. Persistent data presents a mutative API which does not update the data in-place, but instead always yields new updated data.

Immutable provides Persistent Immutable List, Stack, Map, OrderedMap, Set, OrderedSet and Record. They are highly efficient on modern JavaScript VMs by using structural sharing via hash maps tries and vector tries as popularized by Clojure and Scala, minimizing the need to copy or cache data.



FormatJS is a modular collection of JavaScript libraries for internationalization that are focused on formatting numbers, dates, and strings for displaying to people. It includes a set of core libraries that build on the JavaScript Intl built-ins and industry-wide i18n standards, plus a set of integrations for common template and component libraries.



Blockrain.js is a tetris game in HTML5 + Javascript with autoplay. Just copy and paste a bit of code and you’ll be good to go. Best of all, it’s responsive, no matter how wide or narrow your display is, you’ll always be able to play. You can also customize it as you want. Change the colors to fit your site. Adjust how fast the blocks are falling to make it more difficult. Add the scoreboard or not. That’s your decision.

Desktop, Mobile & Web Applications

Vivaldi – Mac/Linux/Windows App – Free


In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Their idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Their little piece of software gained traction, Their group grew and a community was created. They stayed close to their users and to their roots. They kept improving their software, based on their users feedback, as well as their own ideas on how to make a great browser.

Fast forward to 2015, the browser they once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place. They must make a new browser – Vivaldi. A browser for themselves and a browser for their friends. A browser that is fast, but also a browser that is rich in functionality, highly flexible and puts the user first. A browser that is made for you.

Affinity Photo Beta – Mac App – Free


Affinity Photo is a brand new tool for photographers and raster artists that been built for creative professionals. It’s has a refreshingly awesome level of performance and unlike other affordable apps it’s unashamedly pro even as a beta version, it’s supports end-to-end CMYK, LAB colour, 16-bits per channel editing, ICC colour profiling, and has fantastic Adobe® Photoshop® PSD and 64-bit plug-in support right from the start and with your input it’ll get even better!

Scrapd – iOS App – Free


Scrapd is designed for creators who work on multiple projects at the same time, The app makes it easy to collect, organise and store your creative resources and makes them available at a glance so that you can continue working on a project where you left off

Prestashop Cloud – Web App – Free


PrestaShop Cloud is a free service that allows you to set up a store within two minutes. You can go from merchandise to merchant in seconds. With the business being worldwide and millions of users, this is a huge boost for online sales. PrestaShop Cloud is backed by the latest version of PrestaShop, but instead of having to host it yourself, PrestaShop takes care of that with free cloud hosting.

Heat Map – Web App – 14 day free after opening


Heat Map will make it the easiest way to analyse your Web Designs & Mockups so you can find out what elements users pay attention to with in a few click and without having any codes to insert

Matterhorn – Web App – $9 per user & per month


Matterhorn is a simple-to use, lightweight project management tool that helps your team keep track of multiple people and projects at once. Matterhorn has checklists, boards, discussions and a planner, that all work in harmony to keep you and your team focused on what really matters and Matterhorn has one subscription model that all the stuff you really need such as a free no-Strings attached 30 day trial and has unlimited projects, productivity,tickets & features for $9 per user and per a month

HelloHired – Web App – Free While in Beta


HelloHired makes it easy to customise your profile so your brand is not only instantly recognisable, but also visually appealing to potential job seekers. It only take a few short minutes to make your profile sing, and HelloHired automatically works on most mobile & tablet devices, so you can reach a larger audience from anywhere.

CSS, HTML, Frameworks & Awesomeness



October is a free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. It is a productivity tool for building modern websites based on flexible patterns and principals rooted in simplicity.



LumX is a responsive front-end framework that’s based on Google’s Material Design specifications and Angular JS. It’s built on Sass, Bourbon, and Neat, with just a bit of jQuery.

The Codrops CSS References


The Codrops CSS Reference is a archive containing a list of entries categorised by type CSS property, CSS function, CSS data type, CSS at-rule and CSS pseudo-classes/selectors/elements. Each entry is an article defining and explaining a CSS property, function, data type, at-rule or pseudo-class/selector/element.

In addition to these five categories, there are one more category exists: CSS concept, this entry in the CSS Concept category is a complete guide to a specific CSS concept or feature.

CSS concept entries serve as a “global” entry for a group of related properties. For example, Flexbox and Counters are two concepts that have their own entries. Each entry explains what the concept means, what it does, and includes a definition and usage examples of its properties. Each entry has a header that states what category this entry belongs to, and a live search module.



SpaceBase is a Sass-based responsive CSS framework, we see with many CSS frameworks that are meant to be included and left alone. But spaceBase is a boilerplate layer that can be built upon and tailored for your needs. It combines best practices for today’s responsive web with the core components we use on every project. Consider it the launch pad for your adventures into cyberspace.

SpaceBase is the front-end starter files for any new web project, it sets up your Sass architecture and normalizes your CSS and native HTML elements. It provides the structural groundwork for your application. SpaceBase is meant to be copied into your project for further modifications. The SCSS files in scss/base/ are usually not modified much, but the files in scss/ui/ are meant to be completely tailored to your project.



Materialize is a modern responsive front-end framework based on Material Design. They did most of the heavy lifting for you to provide a default styling that incorporate your custom components. Additionally, they refined animations and transitions to provide a smoother experience for developers.



Andy.scss is a collection of free, useful SASS mixins. It includes mixins for things like background gradients, borders, shadows, and more.



StockSnap is the best place on the internet to find beautiful free stock photos. Period, as All photos uploaded to the site are released under Creative Commons – CC and do not require attribution. No more hassle trying to figure out whether you can use photos for commercial use and whether you need to provide attribution.



Dat creates a streaming interface between every file format and data storage backend. It stores data locally, but can be configured to store its tabular data in a database, and its files in an external file store (like Google Drive).

Pik Wizard

Pikwizard is a free image library that contains beautiful images for all types of situations.

WordPress Plugins & Themes

Easy Site Importer – Free Plugin


Easy site importer makes the process of migrating from any web site a much simpler, easy and less time consuming process. Simply enter the URL of a site and Easy Site Importer will automatically scan the target website to find sections of the site which have content to be scraped. Specify which main HTML content block contains the main content for the site and if required an additional start and end string within this main content block.

Social Streams – Free Plugin


Social Streams lets you aggregate and display social media content from Instagram and Twitter directly on your WordPress website. Collect conversations and photos from your own social content or public conversations based on hashtags – all in one place. Social Streams is focused on simplicity and making photography shine.

Backup by Supsystic – Free Plugin


This is the newest free WordPress Plugin that will help you to back up your WordPress website to FTP, Google Drive or Local Computer and restore in just two clicks as with Backup plugin by Supsystic its keeps a copy of your site’s data on hand extraordinarily simple.


Woocommerce Price Notification will allow your users to get notified on a certain product, when the price of product has dropped! Administrator can see data from customers, so you can turn informations into sales.


wpPDF is a WordPress plugin that allows you to create content that a visitor can download from your website by converting it to a PDF. wpPDF functions as either a standalone plugin OR if you’re already using Visual Composer, it integrates a new content element from which to choose.


WP Reviewr Pro is a premium reviewing and rating wordpress plugin. With this plugin you can add reviews to any posts, pages and custom post types. This plugin also provides user based ratings that will allow the guest users and/or logged-in users to give ratings on the provided criterias. Want the reviews to show on your post? WP Reviewr gives you option to show the approved reviews under the post content.

This amazing plugin comes with responsive layout that will adapt to any devices resolution such as smartphones and tablets. Easily customise the colour scheme using the providedcolour pickers to match the design to your current theme.


AuctionDX is a powerful, all-in-one auction plugin for WordPress that is compatible with all properly-coded WordPress Themes. You can use it to setup a full-fledged auction site for any auction type (Standard, Fixed and Penny) and manage listings, invoices, feedback, payments , right from your Auction Dashboard.

AuctionDX’s auctions run the same way as the auctions on eBay. Let users put up anything on sale! Right from online courses, event tickets and ebooks to physical products – Auction DX has got you covered. Users can buy and sell almost anything using this intuitive auction platform.

Farben Basic – Free Theme


Farben Basic is a lightweight and fully responsive HTML5 theme. Use the Customiser to add your own header image, page layout, site width and more. Distinguish each post with one of the eight supported post formats, such as: Video, Image, Aside, Status, Audio, Quote, Link and Gallery. Install JetPack to display each of your galleries through a tiled view and jQuery carousel.

Cleanead – Free Theme


Cleanead is Simple, Fast loading, Clean for reading, Responsive and beautiful Theme with Easy Customisation Options built by The Customization Options includes using your own Logos, favicon, 10 header skins and your own Custom Footer Texts. Cleanead Theme is Single Click Intall feature, Just press activate button and your website will get ready. Cleanead by is suitable for any business or personal blog.

A1 – Free Theme


A1 is a lightweight, faster, clean, super flexible and bootstrap based responsive theme for business or personal websites. A1 Theme is built on top of Twitter Bootstrap which means that your site can be displayed on every device (pc, laptop, mobile devices, tablets etc) without horizontal scrolling. It has got custom widgets, theme-options etc in order to get it customized as per your need.


Merch is designed to do one thing very well; sell your products. Don’t overload your customers with a page filled with distracting links and choices. Get them on your site, adding products to their cart, and checking out. This theme has been carefully designed to generate the least number of clicks for your users to get what they want and put cash money in your pocket.

The Merch theme offers; simplicity and a great customiser experience. On top of that, it’s a great experience for you. The entire theme is carefully crafted and built with WordPress standards which means you’re getting a solid product with the least amount of worries.


Candidate is a unique and professionally done WordPress theme that will be suitable for any nonprofit organization, such as charity, political campaign etc.. It includes all the needed tools such as Visual Content Composer, Visual Composer Form Builder, Revolution Slider, powerful settings panel that will help you to build a really good website.


Corposs is fully responsive and it is automatically adapted to the screen size, resolution and device on which the web site is being viewed for on. This means your website will look great whatever the screen size or device your visitors use to visit your site, from desktop computers to tablets or mobile phones.Corposs with ulitimat Headers Style, Ready Sliders, Page Load Animations that you have never seen before plus Parallax Backgrounds that blow your mind. Lots of shortcodes, google maps, video, and much more features… Great deal to buy for any kind of websites!


Just be relax, comfortable and cozy, those are exactly what your visitors could feel surfing your new hotel and resort pages with Flawleshotel WordPress Theme. Putting simplicity and ultimate experience on top, Flawleshotel provides minimal and classy design with handy back-end customizer, Typography setting and AWE Shortcodes for best display your spacious places.Significantly, Flawleshotel is tailor-designed for hospitality business with built-in accommodation display pages, rooms & facilities management system and online booking supported by WooCommerce.

Design Pieces – Icons, UI’s & Typography

Perfograma – Free Font


Maxwell – Free Font


Supermolot – Free Font (Light Weight only)


Poniente – Free Font


Panton – Fonts from $47


Galano Classic – Fonts from $30


Merlo – Fonts from $25


Amsi Pro – Fonts from $40


40 Free Animal Icons


36 Free Line Icons In Vector


Free Filo Icon Set


Free iPhone Templates for Storyboard


Free Business Cards Template PSD


Clino Free UI Kit PSD


Login Form – Sketch Freebie


If I’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list, let me know in the comments or even contact me if you know of a new app or resource that should be featured my next list .



New HandPicked Goodies for Designers & Developers for February 2015