When it comes to simplifying one’s workflow and improving CSS write-up there are certain CSS tools which developers and designers must have. Albeit, there are a myriad of such tools on the web for writing valid code and better CSS, there are always new and improved tools which are continually springing up on the web daily.
In this article I have rounded up a list of 40 CSS Tools which can help designers and developers to accomplish and simplify development and design related tasks rapidly. The following css tools can help you to create css menus, animations, 3d shapes, layers, responsive pages, buttons, animations and many more. We hope our audience will find the following css tools handy and as per their needs. Enjoy !
1. Layer Styles
2. CSS3 Pie
4. CSS Compressor
CSS Compressor lets you compress your CSS to increase loading speed and save on bandwidth as well. You can choose from three levels of compression, depending on how legible you want the compressed CSS to be versus degree of compression. The “Normal” mode should work well in most cases, creating a good balance between the two.
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 let extractCSS to do the rest for you!
8. SkyCSS Tool
9. Prefixmy CSS
10. Responsive Web CSS
11. CSS Form Generator
12. Sencha Animator
14. CSS Patterns Gallery
CSS3 Patterns Gallery, a website by Lea Verou, displays creative and good-looking patterns built with CSS3. The gallery has a growing list of patterns and new ones can be submitted by everyone (once they meet a set of requirements).
15. CSS Menu Maker
16. CSS Matic
Magic is a stylesheet that includes many of these CSS effects (also mentioned that “more will be added”). The effects are collected under few categories (magic, perspective, rotate, bling, static, slide) and all of the effects are pretty attractive.
Skeleton is a small collection of CSS files that can help you rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17″ laptop screen or an iPhone. Skeleton is built on three core principles:
21. CSS Text Shadow
22. CSS 3D Transform
23. CSS3 Fancy LightBox
24. One % CSS Grid
One% CSS Grid is a fluid grid system for creating responsive layouts quickly. The system is a percentage-based which means that it will adapt to any screen resolutions (mobile, tablets and big screens).
Simptip is a simple CSS tooltip made with Sass. You can have a tooltip in different directions (top, left, bottom, right). You can also have a Tooltip in different color such as success , info , warning and danger. And finally other features like (soft edge, half arrow, movable effect, fade effect, multiline tooltip).
Myth is a preprocess that lets you write pure CSS without having to worry about slow browser support, or even slow spec approval. It’s a like CSS polyfill. Myth lets you write 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.
Hover.CSS is a useful collection of CSS3 powered hover effects to be applied to call to actions, buttons, logos, featured images and so on. Easily apply to your own elements, modify or just use for inspiration. Available in CSS and SASS.
35. CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet
The CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet is a set of preset, plug-and-play animations for your web projects. All you need to do is add the stylesheet to your website and apply the premade CSS classes to the elements you want animated.
37. Create CSS3
It lists the properties + allows us to customize the values of each and displays the preview instantly. Multiple rules can be added to the same element and the generated CSS code can be edited as well.
39. Pure CSS and Simplistic Loader/spinner
Loader/spinner icons are a part of almost any web project that involves ajax requests. Lea Verou, an inspiring web designer has recently shared a simplistic solution to create a spinner with pure CSS.