Fresh Resources for Designers and Developers — March 2014

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We have been covering this series for almost two years now. But it seems that the resources for developers and designers are infinite; every month, there will always be a new list, and we’re going to keep this coming as long as developers keep making really awesome resources to share with web users.

This round, we’ve put together a number of tools that are not only useful but also great time savers, such as a tool that helps you in synchronized browser testing, one to grab screenshots off multiple screen sizes, and a color scheme collection of top brands in CSS, SCSS, and LESS format. Let’s check them out.

Sachen

Sachen is a collection of Sass and Compass extensions. You can find responsive frameworks, font icons, common design patterns, as well as Mixin libraries. If you build websites with Sass and Compass, save Sanchen in Bookmark for your reference later.

Launch Rocket

LaunchRocket is an OS X Preference Pane to manage services that has been installed through Homebrew. Homebrew is an OS X utility that allows you to install tools, packages, or services like PHP, Nginx, and MySQL in OS X. With LaunchRocket, you can turn them on or off through OS X System Preference instead of using Terminal.

BrowserSync

Building a responsive website means that you have to test the website on multiple browsers; both on desktop, and mobile browsers. BrowserSync is a tool that allows you to sync website testing on multiple browsers. So changes as well as actions that occur (scroll, click, and refresh) will automatically be reflected in all the browsers.

Free Programming Book

One the best things from Design and Development industry is that there are loads of free books for learning the skills. Here, you can find an enormous collection of free programming book of various languages, including C, C++, Java, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Go ahead, and grab them.

JS The Right Way

JS The Right Way collects resources for JavaScript best practices from the experts in the field. If you are currently learning JavaScript, this is the source to learn how to do write JavaScript in right way.

Pageres

Pageres is a Terminal command line that allows you to grab web screenshots in multiple sizes at once. It is perfect fit for testing responsive websites. Or, if you are like me who frequently cover about web tools, Pageres could be a very handy tool to accommodate your job.

WPGear

WPGear is a collections of tools and resources for WordPress plugin and theme developers. You can find a number of debugging tools, plugins, frameworks, boilerplates for starting off your WordPress-base projects.

The Pattern Library

Are you a designer looking for patterns? Visit the Pattern Library. You can find a collections of beautiful and striking patterns that are designed by several designers.

BrandColors

BrandColors is a collections of color schemes used by top brands in tech industry like Facebook, Twitter, Adobe, eBay, Stripe, SaleForce, RedHat, and many more. You can download the colors in CSS, SCSS, and LESS format.

Bootstrap UI Kit

This UI Kit transforms the Bootstrap UI into vector graphic format to allow infinite scalability. It’s a perfect resource for developers who build design prototype with Bootstrap.

Author:

Thoriq is a writer for hongkiat.com. He has been dabbling in Web Design for 7 years and appreciates the giving nature of the web design community at large. He loves trying new things in CSS3 and HTML5. Apart from writing on hongkiat.com he also maintains creatiface.com.

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