With Web Design becoming an certain part of being any Web developer live which within often requires any developer to be involved throughout the entire design process of a website but in order to minimize the time and the effort it takes to design pages which is used for mockups and alike we need to rely upon a CSS framework and a variety of other great tools to help us create well organised layouts.
It’s doesn’t matter if you suffer from design deficiency, or you are a talented designer you will always will be looking for ways to streamline your process. Why don’t you consider checking out some of the featured CSS Tools that is featured in today’s roundup.
CSS Vocabulary is a small app to browse through “which is what” in CSS. It has some sample css with a list of css terminology by clicking on anything in one panel highlights the corresponding items in the other.
extractCSS is an online tool which can extract ids, classes and inline styles from HTML document and output them as CSS stylesheet. All you have to do is to type or paste your HTML document and extractCSS will to do the rest.
3. CSS Shrink
CSS Shrink just compress CSS, Why you may ask? because CSS is on the critical path to rendering pages. It must be small! or else!
StyleStats makes it easy to collect data about any CSS styles that been used on any website. You simply enter a URL or you can even also upload a file or simply input the CSS directly and StyleStats will parse things like font sizes, universal selectors, unique colours, and much more.
CSS Ratiocinator automatically refactors your CSS by generating a new stylesheet for your site. It works by examining your site’s live inside the DOM in the browser and reverse engineering a new, more elegant definition that captures styles down to the pixel. It’s also addresses the problem of old CSS whose styles accumulate and contradict each other. After a certain point all CSS seems to grow only by internal antagonism. As the CSS Ratiocinator wipes the slate clean and provides a harmonious new beginning.
Myth is a preprocessor that lets you write in pure CSS while still giving you the benefits of tools like LESS and Sass. You can still use variables and math functions, just like you do in preprocessors. It’s like a polyfill for future versions of the spec.
Some of the features in CSS require runtime calculations, which neither Myth nor preprocessors handle, but what Myth does is let you write your code today in the future syntax, so that your code is future-proof. When browsers finally support these features you won’t need to rewrite anything, just remove Myth and start using the cascade!
As every CSS project starts out with good intentions, but inevitably it’s comes the day when too many people get involved and start using the eye-dropper to get colours into nooks and crannies that you never knew existed, but those days are over as the CSS Colorguard helps you maintain the colour set that you want, and warns you when colour you’ve added are too similar to ones that already exist. Naturally, it’s all configurable to your tastes.
8. CSS Lint
CSS Lint points out problems with your CSS code. It does basic syntax checking as well as applying a set of rules to the code that look for problematic patterns or signs of inefficiency. The rules are all pluggable, so you can easily write your own or omit ones you don’t want.
Pleeease is a CSS post-processor. The main goal of this tool is to perform all treatments that a pre-processor shouldn’t have to do! (eg, dealing with prefixes, convert rem to px, support older browsers, etc.). Just learn how to configure it and let Pleeease do the job for you*.
10. CSS Beautifier
RocketCSS is grid layout that contains a ton of styles to choose from which can be the perfect solution for any designer or developer thats needs an easy to use framework for building forms, tables, implementing buttons or even managing their images with a few interesting features plus with RocketCSS it is LESS friendly.
Jeet is one of the most advanced but yet intuitive, grid system that you can find on today’s market, Jeet makes use of the power of pre-processors as we can now pass real fractions (or float numbers) as context that generates a percentage based width and gutter for grids. We’re able to do this while maintaining a consistently sized infinitely nestable gutter.
Jeet allows you to express your page grid the same way a human would describe it. No more needlessly nesting elements, no more rigid twelve column rules you will just enjoy building faster with less code, and more flexibility.
1140px grid has been designed to be ridiculously easy to use, cross-browser compatible & pixel-perfect CSS grid which is painless to use, for you to use it in your project you need to include provided CSS file and adjust your HTML structure to match the one required by the grid but unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world so as always IE will makes our life harder.
Kube is a minimalistic CSS framework for developers and designers. Kube self-acclaimed themselves as the most flexible framework you can find on the market as it gives you full power of choice, creativity and beauty, while handling all of the technology behind it. No more boring routine, just concentrate on something big and wonderful, and let Kube provide the rest.
Magic CSS3 Animations is a package of CSS3 animations with special effects that you can freely use for any of your web projects, you siimply include the CSS style such as magic.css or include the minified version of magic. Inside this package you will find there are special effects like bling, perspective, rotate, slide, tin, bomb and etc.