Design in any web project can be a long and arduous process. Here’s a collection of links to help you.



These sites are good to get a general idea of possible layouts and style paths to take.
  • TheBestDesigns - General list of hand picked sites from across the web.
  • Awwwards - More awesome sites of various styles.
  • Dribbble - Snaps of icons, doodles, sites, and more from a talented group of people.
  • MinimalSites - Another list of sites, but on the much simpler side.
  • Httpster - A curated list of the best sites around the Internet.
  • siteInspire - Get inspired.
  • Designer News - The best design / development links from the ‘net.


These sites are good for building a basic framework for the site.
  • Color
    • ColorPicker - Simple yet affective. The name says it all.
    • Kuler - Easily create or view a custom color swatch for your site.
    • Spectral - Minimal color swatch creation.
  • Unsemantic - Provides a good grid framework for small to large projects.
  • MDN - Documentation for HTML, CSS, JS, etc.
  • Bootstrap - Very popular framework for building modern websites and web apps.
    • Bootswatch - A list of free themes for Bootstrap.
  • Iconmonstr - A collection of free, simple icons.
  • Ionicons - Another great collection of free icons.
  • Subtle Patterns - A massive archive of free backgrounds for your projects.
  • Google Fonts - Tons of free, easy to use webfonts.
  • Text to ASCII - Add some sexy Easter eggs in your source code.
  • CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet - A collection of CSS3 animation snippets.
  • Flat UI - A superb HTML and CSS framework for flat design. It’s the juice.
  • CSS2Stylus - Convert your CSS to Stylus.
  • YMNNJQ - See jQuery functions in natural JS. No libraries.
  • User Inter Faces - Get ipsum images for user images.


Every painter needs a brush. Well... Most do.
  • Sublime Text
    • Themes
      • Flatron - It’s flat, purple, and hella sexy.
  • FileZilla - For those who fear FTP in the terminal.
  • WinSCP - Upload files to a MEAN stack or VPS server.
  • Sketch [OS X only] - A professional vector graphics app.


Working with a team? These links are for you.
  • Cloud9 - An awesome, zen way to work with others in the cloud.
  • Gist - Share code and text with others fast. Like a mini repository.
  • Scratchpad.IO - A simple, RTC tool for coding and previewing websites.
  • Red Pen - Share your design and get feedback seamlessly.
  • Invoice Ninja - Open source invoicing platform.


Every awesome web app needs an awesome backend.
  • Firebase - A real-time front-end database for your sites.
  • DigitalOcean - A cheap and quality VPS hosting company.


Before you launch, these are good tools to make sure your site is ready for stardom.
  • Placehold - Generate custom placeholder images of any size.
  • Browserling - Cross-browser test your website.
  • CodePen - A free web editor in your browser.
  • WooRank - A review tool for SEO elements, W3 validation, and numerous other variables. Free basic service.
  • Yslow - Tool for analyzing and finding fixes for multiple causes of slow site loading.
  • - Make HTTP requests in the browser.
  • Localtunnel - Open localhost ports to the world.

Good Reads

Need something to read in your spare time?
  • Smashing Magazine - A magazine for all things digital design.
  • CSS-Tricks - Awesome blog on anything and everything related to CSS.
  • Codrops - Great collection of design techniques for modern web developmers and designers.
  • Insert HTML - A blog covering current and upcoming techniques and technologies for web developers.
  • 1stWebDesign - A good, simple blog on web development and design.
  • A List Apart - Guest bloggers and full books on topics from coding to business practices.
  • GoodUI - It’s definitely not bad.
  • Mentor - Get random advice from other designers and developers.

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