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.
Clusterize.js is a tiny plugin to display large data sets easily, the main idea is not to pollute DOM with all used tags but instead of that – it splits the list to clusters, then shows elements for current scroll position and adds extra rows to top and bottom of the list to emulate full height of table so that browser shows scrollbar as for full list.
Lazyr.js is a small, fast, modern, and dependency-free library for lazy loading images. Lazy loading boosts page speed by deferring the loading of images until they’re in (or near) the viewport. This library makes it completely painless – maximizing speed by keeping options to a minimum.
Finally, a “back to top” button that behaves like a real elevator, by adding elevator music to quietly soothe the awkwardness that can ensue when being smoothly scrolled to the top of the screen.
Pogo Slider is a jQuery plugin that allows you to create animated image/content sliders. CSS animations are used to transition between slides. A CSS animation can be triggered on element within a slide, after the slide transitions in, and as the slide transitions out.
Desktop, Mobile & Web Applications
Visual Studio Code provides developers with a new choice of developer tool that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit-debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool, supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows.
Flashlight is an unofficial Spotlight API that allows you to programmatically process queries and add additional results. It’s very rough right now, and a horrendous hack, but a fun proof of concept.
RightFont for Mac will help designers manage fonts and find the right font quickly. This app integrate with Adobe® Photoshop & Sketch 3.
Octobot is an app that tells you when something changes in GitHub’s services status.
Carnival is an unobtrusive, developer-friendly way to add comments to any web site. installation is very ease and once you’ve created a site , just add a piece of HTML snippet to the bottom of your page, and then you are done.
Better Error Pages is a free app that helps you build free 404, 500-level and maintenance pages in 60 seconds. You simply give them some info like your website URL, support email address, and whether or not you have a system status page & then choose from one of the many templates, then tweak the little things like colours, the images, and the shadows and at the end, they will zip up and email you all the files in a small package.
Ratatype is an online typing tutor and a great website for people who want to type better, start mastering your skills with Ratatype, challenge your friends or simply get a typing certificate and as typing is a more important skill than writing nowadays. and if you do it slow you are just wasting your time and your time deserves much more than this.
CSS/HTML, Frameworks & Other Tools
Radium offers tools to manage inline styles on React elements, giving you powerful styling options without CSS. It features media queries, conceptually simple extensions of normal inline styles, and more.
Marx is a CSS stylesheet to be used in any projects (namely small ones). If you don’t need the weight of heavy frameworks or you would just like to make an edible website quickly, Marx is perfect for you. It can be used out of the minified box but it can also be customised and styled through the use of HTML classes.
Basscss is a lightweight collection of base element styles, immutable utilities, layout modules, and colour styles designed for speed, clarity, performance, and scalability.
Oneliners will take you away from the ordinary, boring taglines into finely crafted masterpieces
The Marvel Comics API is a tool to help developers everywhere create amazing, uncanny and incredible web sites and applications using data from the 70-plus years of the Marvel age of comics. The Marvel Comics API is a RESTful service which provides methods for accessing specific resources at canonical URLs and for searching and filtering sets of resources by various criteria. All representations are encoded as JSON objects.
WordPress Frameworks, Plugins & Themes
Simply Layers is WordPress site builder so simple, you’ll be a pro the first time you use it.
Videojs HTML5 Player is a user-friendly plugin that supports video playback on desktops and mobile devices. It makes super easy for you to embed both self-hosted videos or videos that are externally hosted using Videojs library.
Frontend Forms is a very unique and powerful frontend form building plugin, as you can create Unlimited forms with Unlimited fields, taxonomies and custom fields for any post, page or custom post type, pus you can add any existing taxonomies to frontend forms as dropdown or checkbox and you can add any existing custom fields created with Advanced Custom Fields or any other plugin to your frontend form and you can set any fields as Text, Date Picker, Range Slider, Spinner and More.
With this plugin you can enabled Anonymous Posting, so your users can post on your website Anonymously and you can choose which existing wordpress user acts as Anonymous User and you can also setup Post Redirection, so once your users submit the post they can redirected to the post they just submitted to or they can be redirected to any page or custom URL.
Super Store Finder for WordPress is a fully-featured WordPress Plugin integrated with Google Maps API v3 that allows customers to locate your stores easily. Tailor-made with intuitive responsive design for smartphones, tablets and touch screen devices. It has powerful store locator admin that allows you to manage stores, tags/categories and customize styles, colors, labels, notifications, regions and map settings.
With this plugin you can require selected user roles to change their passwords after a selected time. In the plugin settings you can set the maximum number of days users are allowed to use the same password (100 days by default), as well as which user roles will be required to reset their passwords regularly (by default all except administrators). There is also on option to allow / disallow users to use the same password again (by default disallow).
Visual Composer One Page Builder is a addons for VC and with this awesome plugin you can build your one page using visual composer. In this plugin is included 25+ Demos and 23+ addons for visual composer.
Emphasize is a Responsive Multipurpose theme that is easy to use, flexible, and built on a solid foundation for scalability. With aesthetics that are designed with an open concept in mind, Emphasize offer clean lines, elegant style, and overall good looks so that you and your website visitors can focus on what is really important….Content. We begin with a fluid/fixed responsive layout, Retina ready theme graphics, Unlimited Colours, 50 Animation Elements, 4 Blog Styles, 15 Widget Positions.
Big Pix is a pretty standard blogging theme, albeit with a real focus on large format images on the home page and archive pages. The post pages also use a full sized featured image, not unlike the style popularised by Medium. You can easily upload your own logo and favicon, or change the default colour scheme to anything you like. It is also has dedicated widget areas for pages, posts, archive pages and the home page so you have a great deal of flexibility over the content on these page types & of course this theme is fully responsive.
PixelHunter is a simple, clean and responsive blog theme, this theme will greet the visitors of your site with the content they are after insted of some flashy content. PixelHunter puts content first in a cleanly laid out Google* Now like cards (with similar cool animation).
Navigation and Sidebar are both off-canvas and revealed when required with cool transition. Some of the notable features include: Scroll-to-top, Author bio, Drop-caps on posts, infinite scroll (via JetPack), smooth animations, comes with social media out of the box, stylish header with your own background image, custom logo uploader, unlimited colours schemes and so much more.
TheFox is the New ultimate multi-purpose WordPress theme. It is clean, got the newest design, super flexible, responsive, working with the awesome Visual Composer and created with a powerful admin options panel, this theme is what we call multi-purpose, using the multiple style of TheFox you will be able to create any kind of website, the possibilities are endless. This theme developer have their own support forum if you have any questions or problem, the theme also comes with lifetime updates and we are trying to keep adding new thing in every update. TheFox is super intuitive to use and really user friendly, TheFox include Visual Composer so you won’t need to code anything
Unik is a multipurpose WordPress theme packed with lots of creative components and awesome effects (sticky menu, Parallax, smooth transitions, neat CSS3 animation, image lazy loading, quick preview of portfolio items and much more).
This premium layout has a modern look and feel and provides a great user experience. It’s fast, light and smooth (optimized to target 60 frames per second). Unik is the ideal choice for a personal site, portfolio, creative agency, business site or any other related project and Unik is packed with plenty of premium features and plugins (included for free): Revolution slider, Visual composer, WPML compatibility, responsive design, 500+ font icons, custom typography and much more. All these are powered by our Tesla framework, that will allow you to easily customise your theme as you wish, your imagination is the only limit!
Lenard is a Modern One Page WordPress theme. The Lenard WP theme is suited for any type of website, personal or business use. The Landing Page is designed with modern look and feel while keeping in mind to make it user friendly and eye catching so that people using it can get the best out of their website.
Artistas is fresh, modern and clean, easy-to-use portfolio WordPress theme with flexible and fully responsive layout.Theme is suited for all artists, for photography, creative, business websites and includes lots of features like Drag & Drop page builder, unique page builder blocks, support for WooCommerce, Master Posts plugin etc. You will receive a detailed documentation along with additional features like Infinite Scroll, Unlimited Color, Schemes Google web fonts etc. All functions are based on solid back-end Redux framework.
Design Pieces – Icons, UI’s & Typography
If we’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list, let us know in the comments. And if you know of a new app or resource that should be featured in the next month list