When it comes to simplifying CSS design and development related task we can rely on some tools to make our work easier but also make it look awesome and it especially comes true when we execute some repetitive CSS tasks and nothing works better than truly using some CSS tools.
When it comes to a huge majority of designers & developers that are excited about new CSS tools that allow them to create more fully functional and completely optimised sites & apps faster.
So in todays round up you will see that we only have showcasing only 10 newest CSS Tools that will help use to optimise your sites.
Rucksack makes CSS development fun again, with features the language should have come with out of the box. It’s built on PostCSS, it’s modular, it doesn’t add any bloat, and it’s lightning fast. When you integrate Rucksack into your workflow it’s easy.
And when there are plugins for most build tools, and an npm module to integrate it manually or process your CSS directly on the command line. Since it’s built on the PostCSS ecosystem it plays nice with all other CSS pre and post processors, and can even integrate into Stylus directly.
CSSgram is a library for editing your images with Instagram-like filters directly in CSS. What we’re doing here is adding filters to the images as well as applying color and/or gradient overlays via various blending techniques to mimic these effects. This means less manual image processing and more fun filter effects on the web!
cssnano takes your nicely formatted CSS and runs it through many focused optimisations, to ensure that the final result is as small as possible for a production environment:
Developed at Twitter to support our internal styleguide, Recess is a simple, attractive code quality tool for CSS built on top of LESS. Incorporate it into your development process as a linter, or integrate it directly into your build system as a compiler, Recess will keep your source looking clean and super managable.
5. CSS Plus
CSS Plus wants to provide a simple and fast way to make flexible layout based on flexbox modeling. This awesome css feature lets you specify a flexible container which the children can also be flexible and re-sized automatically when the size of the container changed. It supports Chrome 14, Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 6, Safari 4, Opera 12.10.
6. Motion UI
Motion UI is a Sass library for quickly creating CSS transitions and animations.
Corpus is yet another CSS toolkit. It’s basically a collection of the things I find myself returning to for each new project. It uses Flexbox for the grid system, viewport-based heights and percentage-based widths, is heavily influenced by Basscss’s White Space module, and has a few useful greyscale color utilities. For syntax highlighting I’m using Prism.js and my own Predawn color scheme, with code set in Office Code Pro. Styles are written in SCSS.
PostCSS is a tool for transforming styles with JS plugins. These plugins can support variables and mixins, transpile future CSS syntax, inline images, and more. PostCSS is used by industry leaders including Google, Twitter, Alibaba, and Shopify. The Autoprefixer PostCSS plugin is one of the most popular CSS processors. PostCSS can do the same work as preprocessors like Sass, Less, and Stylus. But PostCSS is modular, 3-30 times faster, and much more powerful.
Mimic isn’t a framework, it’s class-fied inline CSS. It makes controlling your class styles much easier, just by changing the class name.
sanitize.css makes browsers render elements consistently and allows you to style with today’s best practices out-of-the-box. CSS inheritance is assigned universally so that styles cascade naturally and consistently. Wherever possible, the box model operates more intuitively. Every normalization and opinionated default is carefully documented. Visit the GitHub page to learn more about these optimizations and others.