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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 and web devices to some awesome items in HTML5, CSS, other great tools, a podcast and as always for people who love WordPress like myself i’ve have added some themes and plugins including some fonts, icons etc

JavaScript & jQuery Plugins



Copying text to the clipboard shouldn’t be hard. It shouldn’t require dozens of steps to configure or hundreds of KBs to load. But most of all, it shouldn’t depend on Flash or any bloated framework. That’s why clipboard.js exists. This library relies on both Selection and execCommand APIs. The second one is supported in the following browsers: Chrome 42+, Firefox 41+, IE 9+, Opera 29+, Safari X.



ESLint is an open source JavaScript linting utility originally created by Nicholas C. Zakas in June 2013. Code linting is a type of static analysis that is frequently used to find problematic patterns or code that doesn’t adhere to certain style guidelines. There are code linters for most programming languages, and compilers sometimes incorporate linting into the compilation process.



Content Tools is a JS library for building WYSIWYG editors for HTML content. The ContentTools WYSIWYG editor can be added to any HTML page in a few simple steps. There are step-by-step guides for common use scenarios as well as more advanced topics for those rolling their own editors. Full API documentation and examples for the ContentTools family of libraries. The ContentTools family of libraries is free and open-source. The libraries are hosted, developed and maintained on GitHub.

jQuery Nice Select


jQuery Nice Select is a lightweight jQuery plugin that replaces native select elements with customisable dropdowns.

Desktop & Web Apps

Vectr – Web & Desktop App – Free


Vectr is a Free Design App For Web + Desktop. Today, Vectr’s desktop apps require an internet connection, but eventually Vectr’s desktop apps will be updated to run fully offline just like any other desktop app. There is Live Exports support, link your website’s graphics to Vectr documents, then update them forever without touching code. Just insert a Vectr document with an tag, adding .svg, .jpg, or .png to the Vectr document’s url.

You can also Share Vectr document urls for quick visual feedback – anyone with the link will see your changes in real-time. Annotate an image, mock something up, or share a high-fidelity designs with others – no more email attachments.

Pixel Map Generator – Web App – Free


You can now create stunning map visuals in just minutes with AmCharts new tool – Pixel Map Generator. Integrate the result into your website, drop into a presentation, or even use them in print brochure. Regardless of how you use it, jaw-dropping effect is guaranteed.

Resume Builder – Web App – Free


Resume Builder is a web app that gets all your information for your resume directly from LinkedIn, This app work by firstly getting you to enter your LinkedIn username to build a stylish PDF resume from your public Linkedin Profile, please take note that none of the data entered is saved or used for any other purpose.

AppStart – Web App – Free


With Appstarter you can easily create native iOS apps using common web technologies like XML,CSS and JavaScript. this isn’t like any other mobile development platform, your app will be 100% native and you can start developing right now, online, for free.

Tab Counter – Bookmarlet


Realtime counter on any tab Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to see your realtime stats from any site without having to actually look at the site? Sure, it would.

CSS, HTML, Frameworks & Other Awesome Items

CSS Cano


CSSNano is a modular minifier that aims to utilise small modules from the PostCSS ecosystem, rather than being an all-encompassing module that may be difficult to contribute to. Because it is written on top of PostCSS, it is able to do more than simple whitespace transforms – including advanced optimisations such as custom identifier reduction, z-index rebasing, and adjacent selector merging.



Zube is virtual task board for your software development team. Zube loves GitHub so all of your GitHub issues are automatically pulled into Zube, and your Zube data is synchronized with GitHub in real-time.



Lattice is an open source project for running containerised workloads on a cluster. Lattice bundles up http load-balancing, a cluster scheduler, log aggregation/streaming and health management into an easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use package. The scheduler balances the allocation of container process resources across the infrastructure. The algorithm uses a distributed auction model based on the resource availability of the hosts and the current placement of your containers.

Lattice aspires to make clustering containers easy plus Lattice includes a cluster scheduler, http load balancing, log aggregation and health management. Lattice containers can be long running or temporary tasks which get dynamically scaled and balanced across a cluster. Lattice packages components from Cloud Foundry to provide a cloud native platform for individual developers and small teams.



Snipcart is a simple shopping cart solution that allows you to turn any website into a fully customisable e-commerce platform. A basic Snipcart integration will take developers minutes, not hours.



Relay which is from Stripe, lets your customers buy products directly within other mobile apps. It lets you sell your products in a number of apps, including selling directly through Twitter, or in apps like ShopStyle and Spring.



Corpus is yet another CSS toolkit. It’s basically a collection of the things that returns to each new project.



Notion is an expressive and collaborative document editor that gives your ideas a place to grow. Beautiful. Lightweight. Always organized. You can create from an assortment of building blocks: to-dos, files, videos, code snippets, and more. Notion helps you work the way you think. Tired of messy folders? They have also invented a new and intuitive way to organize: just drop one page inside another. Let your ideas grow organically as you can share your work with anyone with Notion as well you can see what others are doing on your page. It’s like having your collaborators in the same room with you.

Motion UI


Motion UI is a Sass library for quickly creating CSS transitions and animations. It’s was originally bundled with Foundation for Apps, but Zurb has souped it up and made it its own library, and open sourced it ahead of the launch of Foundation for Sites 6.

The Freelancer


The Freelancer is a short, weekly podcast for designers, writers & developers looking to up their business game. Hosted by Paul Jarvis, founder of the Creative Class.

Plugins & Themes for WordPress

The Divi Builder – Free Plugin


Divi Builder is a drag and drop page builder plugin for WordPress sites that was only bundle with the Divi theme that you would of purchase from Elegant Themes anyway, this plugin will works with any WordPress theme. Since it is a drag and drop page-building solution, you need zero coding skills. It comes with over 40 content modules, or building blocks, to help you build pages with ease. Plus, Divi Builder also has over 20 custom readymade layouts to help you get started with it. Of course, you can also save your own page layouts as and when you create them.

CF7 Customizer – Free Plugin


CF7 Customizer is an intuitive plugin to design your contact forms via WordPress live customizer, right at the front-end.

WordPress Maintenance Developer – Free Plugin


This is a plugin for use mostly by theme developers. It’s possible that a page called 503.php in theme root folder, is used to prevent website content display. Ideal to report a scheduled maintenance or soon page.


Subscription Boxer is a WordPress Plugin built specifically for running a subscription business/box website and is an all in one package allowing you to build a complete subscription business/box website without the need to install extra plugins/addons. The plugin comes with template files allowing you to use it with any theme right out of the box.


Flex Map is a WordPress map plugin that provides many features with different map types such as creating area mapping, polygone, polyline, circle, rectangle, single markers, street view markers. With a simple visual map editor, It is extremely easy to make and place your map anywhere on your frontend wordpress site.

Himalayas – Free Theme


Himalayas is modern style free one page parallax responsive WordPress theme. Inform your visitors all they need to know right from your home page without requiring to go to the other pages. Himalayas can be used for business, portfolio, corporate, agency, photography, freelancers and almost any kind of sites.

Mediaphase Lite – Free Theme


MediaPhase is a versatile multi-purpose WordPress theme which is suitable for business and corporate users, online shops, bloggers and digital agencies. It has a full-featured homepage template which is available boxed or full width, multiple blog templates so you can have a traditional blog layout or grid based layout. eCommerce capability using the WooCommerce plugin.

It’s fully responsive so looks great on desktops, mobiles and tablets with a tidy mobile navigation menu. The theme makes use of the Customizer so you can set up your homepage just how you like it, from adding a hero image, call to action ribbons and buttons, features areas with fontawesome icons, about us text, meet the team widgets with social media profile links, latest news, client logos and footer widget areas. The header has space for contact details, email and phone number, a social media menu so you can link to your profiles and integrated search area. Lots of neat typography and post styling along with things like built-in pagination, breadcrumbs, default thumbnail images.


Inspirado is a modern WordPress theme that was made to make you look awesome on any size of screen. As Inspirado is ideally a theme for any agency like creative design agency, web development agency, PR agency, fashion agency, as a theme for startup company or well established company. It would also look great for product or service landing page or product microsite.

With great collection of elements to choose from and present your product it is ideal theme for any startup company.Inspirado is taking advantage of latest technology, big screens, and touch features. All the elements are big, with big margins to make them work on touch and look great across all screen sizes. Clear section structure makes it easy to find and differentiate the elements.Built with the latest technologies like HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and with SEO in mind it will help you get on top!


Owlshop is a Woocommerce Responsive WordPress Template suitable for any kind of Fashion Shop, Gift Shop and all kinds of marketplace business that needs a feature rich and beautiful presence online and this theme been built using Bootstrap 3 so that make it a fully responsive theme that works perfect on all kind of resolutions as well for mobile, tablet, desktop having medium and large screen.


Miami is an exquisite hotel booking and reservation WordPress Theme. It’s time to show-off the best of your luxury hotel, resort or any hospitality facilities, Miami will speak for your hotel’s beauty. Miami helps your customers stay happily while booking with custom booking form, translation-ready plugin support, Fully responsive & Retina ready. Saving time for managing your business, a customizable WordPress theme that includes built-in customizer, drag & drop sidebars describes Miami’s streamlined features. Miami focuses on providing a pleasant user experience. One simple rule: People love to escape to your hotels, let them feel it while hit booking.

Design Pieces – Icons, UI’s & Typography

Relancer – Free Font


Glacial Indifference – Free Typeface


Ansley Display – Free Font


Rutan – Fonts from $32


Telder HT Pro – Fonts from $45


Delecta – Fonts from $39


iOS 9 GUI (iPhone ) – Photoshop & Sketch


Free Set of Material Design Hand Gestures


Free After Effects iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad 2, iMac, MacBook Pro mockup templates


100 Free Web and App UI icons


Basic Flat Icon Set


Free Set Of Material Design Avatars


Volkswagen Beetle Branding Mockup


Facebook Fan Page Template


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 next month


New HandPicked Goodies for Designers & Developers for October 2015