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As designers or developers we are always looking for all of those design resources, tools and apps that can help make our life easier and increase our productivity & creativity.

So today is the day to showcase all of what’s new for designers and developers in the last month for 2018, here we have some new released and updated resources from jQuery scripts, to a few Apps, web development tools, WordPress themes and fonts, icons etc.

If you think I’ve missed something that you think should of been on the list, let me know in the comments or if you know of a new a that should be featured on the January 2019 roundup, please either tweet it to me @SomeWhatCrtv or even use the Submit Resource form and your resource could be seen on the first 2019 list.

Be sure to check out in the next coming weeks what’s were some of the best resources that you could have found monthly through my What’s New for Designers and Developers monthly posts.


JavaScript UI library for speeding up web development.


autoComplete.js is a simple pure vanilla JavaScript library that’s built for speed, high versatility and seamless integration with wide range of projects & systems.


A blazingly fast, crazy small, fully responsive, mobile-friendly, dependency free, native scrolling list with paging controls!

Permute 3 – Mac App

Video, audio and image files come in many different kinds and shapes, but sometimes you need a specific format since your iPad or DVD player won’t play that video. That is what Permute is for – easily convert your media files to various different formats.

Price: $9.99

SBlack – Mac App

Sblack is an ultralight Slack client built with Slack’s core features in mind, it also comes with a Dark mode theme

Price: Free

Timepal Pro – Mac App

Timepal Pro delivers an entirely new way of tracking your time on projects. Focus on your work and auto-tracking will do the rest.

Price: $49.00

Relax – Mac App

Disconnecting your headphones or speakers from your Mac automatically selects the Internal Speakers. Any sound that was playing before is now shared with everyone around you.

Price: Free

SSL Checker – iOS App

This app is developed to help the website owners who struggle staying on top of SSL certificate renewals. Even though many certificates can now be renewed automatically, if you are one of those folks who still prefers renewing certificates manually, then this app is for you.

The goal is to help prevent your website’s SSL certificate from expiring.

Price: $1.99

Bookipi – iOS App

Bookipi Invoice app is an award winning tool made for freelancers and small businesses to make invoices & estimates in seconds and get paid on the go.

Price: Free

IsPageOnline – Web App

IsPage.Online is a simple and useful service, that will check your website availability for free.The website state will be being checked every 10 minutes and, if it’s state will change, we will send you a notification about it on your email that you have entered.

Price: Free

Teamweek Budget Calculator – Web App

Estimate the Heck out of Any Budget! Get a visual overview of your resources and generate a budget worksheet PDF in a matter of minutes. It’s free forever and no signup needed.

Price: Free

Promo Image Resizer – Web App

Upload your images and automatically resize them to over 50 of the required web and social media sizes with the click of a button. The Promo Image Resizer will instantly convert and adjust the image to new formats and ratios, which you can then edit and optimize further, should you want to.

Price: Free


Shapy is a CSS gradient generator that lets you create shapes and images by layering and moving around gradients on a single div tag.


Provide a single color value and Palx returns a full-spectrum color palette, well suited for UI design and data visualizations that work harmoniously with brand colors.


HelloForms was created to simplify and stream-line contact forms for static websites. Why create a back-end page that has to connect to a mail server, handle file attachments, etc when you can submit your form to your HelloForms link and we handle all of that for you?


Gridsome is a blazing fast Vue-powered static site generator for building websites for any CMS or data source. It uses an internal GraphQL data layer for all data, and can generate thousands of pages in seconds. Gridsome is heavily inspired by Gatsby (A React.js alternative).


Best place to find your dream codes.


Hue is a collection of hand-picked colour palettes for inspire your design and make beautiful website and app.


Convert your Figma styles to .SCSS


Renamer is a Sketch App Plugin, where you can select multiple layer(s)/group(s)/artboard(s) and rename all of them with just a single click or a quick shortcut.

Seed CSS

Seed CSS is a fundamental tool for web designer and developers to come up with exciting and fancy websites and/or web applications. Very light-weight, yet powerful, its 2nd version counts with improved components and VanillaJS helpers.

CSS File Icons

Pure CSS file icons for popular extensions


Playstation 1 style CSS Framework, inspired by NES.css.

UI Constructor

UIConstructor is a tool that allows you to easily change the visual version of a website or other project to clean and semantic html and css code. It gives You the option to share your projects with other users and share your comments.

Custom Post Type Mapper – Plugin

A WordPress plugin by installing it you will be able to register new post types add taxonomies and add meta boxes in your website through admin end, user friendly interface.

Price: Free

Essential Gutenberg Blocks – Plugin

Essential Gutenberg Blocks is a WordPress Plugin for Gutenberg Editor.

Price: Free Product Helper – Plugin

The Product Helper allows you to embed any affiliate product on your website. With this plugin, you simply paste the embed code from the Affiliate Partner Centre and generate a shortcode, which can be used anywhere on your WordPress website.

Price: Free

WooInstant – Plugin

WooInstant is your solution. Install WooInstant and your multi-step checkout process will convert to One Page Checkout. Now, all your customer have to do is “Add to Cart”, a popup will appear with the cart view. Your customer can then checkout and order from that single window!. No Page Reload whatsoever!

Price: $19.00

Twitter Feed – Plugin

With Elfsight Twitter Feed, you can add on your site a customized feed of one of the most popular social media. Embed your own Twitter feed with header and action buttons, create a collection of Tweets by hashtag or display customer testimonials about your products from Twitter.

Allow your users all Tweet actions right on the website: retweet, reply, like, share. Choose the best layout, add colors and find the right proportions of the widget. Increase the number of followers and grow engagement on your site with lively and interactive feed.

Price: $29.00

Hide Email Address – Plugin

Easily protect email addresses on your WordPress website from being accessed by web crawlers, web spiders and all kinds of bots. Just install and activate the plugin and email addresses in posts, pages, widgets and comments will be protected automatically.

Price: $8.00

Adventure Traveling – Theme

Adventure travelling is a bold, powerful, attractive and multipurpose travel WordPress theme for travel agency, tour planners, tour and tourist guides, travel and adventure blogs, travel magazines, tourist destination, tourist hotels and airline agencies and all the people related to tourism industry in one way or the other.

Price: Free

WP Sierra – Theme

WP Sierra multipurpose theme is the perfect choice for your website and blog. Built with Elementor Page Builder in mind, but also compatible with other favorite page builders. Multi-purpose WP Sierra theme features many advanced options available right under your fingertips.

Price: Free

Tameer Construction – Theme

Tameer Construction is a powerful, bold, attention grabbing and performance focused construction WordPress theme for builders, construction companies, infrastructure companies, construction equipment traders, contractors and similar businesses.

Price: Free

Escapium – Theme

Escapium is a WordPress theme for escape room real-life, quest and puzzle game companies but also can be used for any events-based sites. The booking part was made on Booked – Appointment Booking for WordPress plugin and it’s already included into the theme package.

Price: $59.00

Politik – Theme

Politik is a Political WordPress Theme is a theme designed for political campaigns. This WordPress Theme, can help you jump start your political campaigns online to spread awareness and attract voters. It will allow you to showcase your current and future agendas online. You can display upcoming events, priorities, causes, services, and much more.

Price: $49.00

WizeFit – Theme

Wizefit is a fresh and modern WordPress theme perfectly suitable for CrossFit centers, fitness clubs, yoga classes, pilates trainers, and other related purposes. This theme is a unique opportunity to promote your fitness and sports-focused business and get as many customers as possible.

Price: $59.00

70 Multipurpose Vector Icons


Notification Adobe XD Icon Set

120+ Buttons for Adobe XD

Visual System 1.1

UI Cards Design Kit

Assistant UI Kit

Chain UI Kit

Healthcare Patient UI Kit

Optician Sans – Font

Pistoletto – Font

Galatea – Font

Signatra – Font

Bayerberg Grotesque – Font

Rousseau Deco – Font

Manrope – Font


What’s New for Designers & Developers in December 2018