Front End Web Dev Online Tools

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While I was cleaning up my bookmarks I remembered lots of nifty online tools I have used over the previous years while developing web applications. You will probably know many of these tools already, or have the same functionality built-in in your favorite text editor, but it is always useful to have a quick alternative just in case.

Code creation and testing on the browser

  • JSFiddle – Test and share JavaScript, CSS, HTML or CoffeeScript online.
  • CodePen – Front End Developer Playground & Code Editor in the Browser.

Responsive Design & Cross-Browser Testing

  • BrowserStack – Test your website for cross browser compatibility on real browsers. Instant access to multiple desktop and mobile browsers.
  • Modern IE – Free browser testing tools, cross platform testing tools and virtual machines from the Microsoft Internet Explorer team.
  • Screenify by Quirk Tools – Test your website on any screen size including desktops, tablets, televisions, and mobile phones.
  • Responsivator – View & share how sites look at different screen sizes.
  • deCSS3 – A bookmarklet for testing your graceful degradation.

Color Scheme Designers & Color Pickers

  • Paletton – The Color Scheme Designer
  • Adobe Color CC – (Former: Adobe Kuler) Create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the community.
  • HSL Color Picker – Pick a color via its HSL values, get its HEX and RGB values too.
  • Flat UI Colors – A click-and-copy collection of modern Flat UI colors.

Various Generators

Image Tools

  • Bitmap to Vector Converter – Easily convert Bitmap images to clean vector art online.
  • Compress PNG – Use this PNG compression and optimization tool to compress PNG images for your sites and applications. It will make your website running faster and use less bandwidth.
  • Pixlr – Online Photo Editor
  • VintageJS – Create stunning photos with a vintage effect.


  • Web Developer Checklist – (+Chrome extension) The ultimate checklist for all serious web developers building modern websites.
  • CSS Explain – Analyzes any css selector.
  • MinifyCSS – Online CSS Compressor & Minifier.

In case you know any more tools that work just fine for you, please message me so I can further enrich the list.

Anastasios Piotopoulos
Written by Tasos Piotopoulos
Software Engineer, M.Sc.