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.
Cardio – one-page template is an HTML/CSS theme with a pleasant design and beautiful coloring. It is powered by Bootstrap and has a sports vibe. However, you can use it for other purposes as well.
W1 is a light version of the massive package crafted specifically for iWatch UI designers and developers. Tiny vibrant interfaces with a gorgeous coloring and pixel-perfect graphics will bring to life any concept within minutes. The freebie is available for Sketch users only.
The collection comprises numerous blocks and widgets that are inherent to e-store interfaces. Each one has a neat, clean and refreshing appearance. The classy color scheme in tandem with plenty of white space gives the design a particular flair.
Free Sketch Wireframe
Free Sketch Wireframe by The Gentlemans Mustache is an excellent instrument for quickly outlining your idea. There are basic widgets and sections that help to construct any layout right away.
Smashicons is a bunch of 200 neatly crafted and sleek line style icons that can come in handy in different sorts of control centers and navigation bars. They are intuitive, pixel-perfect and legible.
eCommerce UI Kit
eCommerce UI Kit by Five Agency and Ena Bacanovic is a massive free product that includes almost 30 well-organized neatly formatted mobile layouts. They are executed in a warm brownish coloring and have lots of free space for comfortable navigation and working.
Sergey Voronov has prepared a special treat for those of you who are eager to get started with Material Design. This small yet fantastic GUI set includes all the essentials such as buttons or navigation bars for creating standard layouts.
Lithium Mobile UI Kit
Lithium – Free Mobile UI Kit by Michael Novikov is a PSD file that comprises many professionally executed user interfaces for tiny cellphone screens. The freebie is dedicated to the social network, has 12 pages and 3 color options.
Free Animation Lesson
Free animation lesson by Issara Willenskomer is a small helpful tutorial that gives a significant boost in building animated walkthroughs. It shows the simple technique of creating such popular pieces.
The Killer WordPress Checklist
The Killer WordPress Checklist is intended to improve WordPress-powered websites and take them to the next level. There are hints and suggestions that help to make sure that everything is in order with a design, structure, SEO, launch, security and maintenance.
As the community is delving more deeply into iWatch and mobile web, there are more and more free GUI kits crafted specifically for these spheres. Material design is another popular direction. It is also great that developers do not forget to push forward WordPress and web development by providing new solutions and interesting tricks.
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