Welcome to our August edition. We continue collecting stuff that is helpful and valuable for web developers and designers. Generators, online services and freebies that are aimed to streamline the process, save precious time and money and enrich the project with some extra twists and effects. As usual, we feature interesting and modern solutions and free packages of components and graphics. Today’s list is rich in sketch files and online tools for prettifying websites.
FREEBIES FOR DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS
Waka Time has a free plan for individual developers who want to improve their programming and organize time more efficiently. The service collects and shows daily statistics of your working process.
Pannellum is a tiny solution that is built with the help of advanced WebGL. It aims to improve your website with a panorama view. The only drawback, as usual, lies in browser compatibility; only the latest versions of popular platforms provide full support for it.
jQuery UI Slider
jQuery UI Slider includes a whole bunch of dynamic and vibrant ranges that can make the interaction between the interface and users more pleasant. There are sliders with horizontal and vertical orientation, or with/without indicator or scale.
Randomized CSS3 Gradient Generator
Randomized CSS3 Gradient Generator comes up with an excellent and fancy background for your project within seconds. Just hit the ‘Roll’ button and the system offers you its variant. Use it as a main canvas or a subtle overlay screen.
Page Scroll Effects
This small tutorial by CodyHouse reveals a series of various experimental effects that should enhance long-page websites. It is a mini library based on a Velocity.js that is supported by the majority of browsers. In a demo, you can choose the type of animation and switch on/off hijacking. The only drawback is that the solution does not work on tablets and cellphones.
Any API is a carefully collected list of more than 100 public APIs in one place. You can find codes for collaborating with YouTube, Gmail, Instagram, Google Drive and other popular services.
CodeMyUI is another collection of useful and viable stuff. It is a regularly updated blog where you can find small code snippets that can be easily integrated into your next project. From sticky navigation bar to a sterling contact form.
Background Image Generator
Based on such settings as color, pattern, blend modes, pattern intensity and noise you will be able to construct a desired backdrop. You can even download your pattern and manipulate with it.
WPide is a helpful tool for WordPress developers. This smart service offers code auto-completion, full integration with CMS, scaffolding, and some other features.
Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons
Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons is an easier way to populate a website with links to your social profiles. They will adapt to different browser screens and look stylish across various platforms and devices. Simple, vibrant and elegant – exactly what you are looking for.