10 Websites To Make Development Easier.
Sep 17, 2022
Here are 10 websites to make your developer lifestyle much easier. I use these 10 at a minimum of 3 times a week each.
Home | Laws of UX
Laws of UX is a collection of best practices that designers can consider when building user interfaces.
Laws of UX is fantastic for understanding the psychology behind each element and how they have an impact on the user experience.
Cloudflare - The Web Performance & Security Company
The traditional model of building cloud applications requires you to set up containers and deploy to zones. Should your application or website surge in popularity, you have to manage the scaling process. Cloudflare Workers changes that. You write the code, and we handle the rest.
Whether you’re protecting, hosting, or just need DNS for your project CloudFlare has it. I personally use CloudFlare for email forwarding, hosting, serverless functions, DNS, access control, and a whole lot more! You can read more about my CloudFlare use cases in the articles below.
ColorHub makes it easy to pick, edit, and use a color palate that looks stunning. I’m colorblind and rely heavily on ColorHub for my palate picking.
You don't have to be a designer to create beautiful templates. Shuffle is a visual editor for developers who can't design.
Shuffle is a fantastic way to use different design libraries to draft your next project. I love the drag and drop feature with just enough editing to get to 70% of your final design, it makes it easy to not distracted.
Simple, free, fully responsive one-page sites for pretty much anything. What is Carrd? Whether it's a personal profile, a landing page to capture emails, or something a bit more elaborate, Carrd has you covered. Simple, responsive, and yup - totally free. Start with one of dozens of templates (or a blank canvas) and make it your own.
Carrd is a fantastic one page design tool with limitless customization. Several of my pages made in Carrd and some are even hosted by Carrd.
Some of my favorite Carrd features are:
- Form Handling
- Favicon & OG Image Upload
- Custom Embeds
- Limitless Customization
We all know what Canva is, but did you know you can actually design a website within Canva? There are several ready to use templates already, but the design customization is only limited by your imagination. I personally use Canva not for websites, but for logos and icons. I am excited to try out the web design aspect though. Canva also offers hosting for these website or a free subdomain.
Notion - One workspace. Every team.
We're more than a doc. Or a table. Customize Notion to work the way you do.
I use Notion for keeping projects organized, building my documentation, and developer collaboration. Notion is perfect for docs website and I fully take advantage of this.
snappify - Create beautiful code snippets with ease
A powerful design tool to create and manage beautiful images of your code.
Snappify is the key to getting beautiful code snippets. If you’re a designer or developer that loves to share snippets in a stunning way, this is how it’s done.
Develop. Preview. Ship. For the best frontend teams - Vercel
Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. Our platform enables frontend teams to do their best work. Start with the developer Vercel is the best place to deploy any frontend app. Start by deploying with zero configuration to our global edge network .
Vercel is my go to for anything. I’ve built my business on top of Vercel and CloudFlare. Whether you need DNS, a powerful CDN, SSL Certificates, Hosting, Serverless Function, or just Automatic Deployments from a git repository you need Vercel.
Glitch: The friendly community where everyone builds the web
Simple, powerful, free tools to create and use millions of apps.
Unlike Heroku, Glitch doesn’t plan on taking away their free tier anytime soon. Glitch offers an amazing community of developers and several other features. I personally use Glitch for rapid API development before the production stage. It’s perfect for small scale APIs, static websites, and other applications that don’t require a large amount of resources.
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