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Best Web Design Tools and Apps This Year | Kickass Web Resources Submit

Best Web Design Tools and Apps This Year


  • Tridiv - Making 3D in CSS has never been easier.
  • 3D CSS Tester - Create objects in 3D and this tool will generate the code for you.

Browser Updates

  • Outdated Browser - Beautiful way to notify users their browser is out of date and where to download a better version or new browser.

Code Sharing

  • Code Share - Share code with anyone and they will see code as it's typed.
  • CodePen - Build, explore, and teach the web, instantly.
  • jsFiddle - Code editor with some built in frameworks and extensions for demoing code and sharing.



  • iOS 7 Wireframe Kit - An Illustrator kit to make your wireframing a day at the beach.
  • Flat UI Pro - Made on the basis of Twitter Bootstrap in a stunning flat-style, and the kit also includes a PSD version for designers.


  • Banana Tag - See what happens to your emails after you press send.


  • Criticue - Get feedback for your website.
  • Forrst - A community where developers & designers improve their craft through design feedback.
  • Red Pen - Upload and share your design with people for fast and helpful feedback.

Google Maps


  • Glyphicons - A library of precisely prepared monochromatic icons and symbols.
  • Font Awesome - Scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized.

Image Optimizers

  • ImageOptim - Reduce file sizes of PNG, JPEG and GIF animations.
  • JPEGmini - Reduce your JPEG's up to 5x while keeping their original quality and JPEG format.
  • Compress PNG - Compress PNG images into PNG-8 format with transparency support and full browser compatibility.


Responsive Design

  • Webflow - Design responsive websites visually. Publish or export production-ready HTML & CSS.
  • Embed Responsively - Embed Youtube, Vimeo, Maps, Instagram, Vine and more responsively.
  • ReSRC - Responsive Images on demand from the cloud. Pixel perfect images on every device.

SEO Tools - Free

SEO Tools - Paid

  • Moz Pro - The web’s most popular SEO and social monitoring software.
  • Majestic SEO - Find out how all the websites on the internet link to each other with the largest Link Intelligence database on the planet.
  • Ahrefs Site Explorer - A strong tool for checking links. Huge index of links, data updates every 15 minutes, friendly interface and rich data analysis.


Sprite Generators

  • Spritepad - Simply drag & drop your images and have them immediately available as one PNG sprite + CSS code
  • Stitches - Import your images and Stitches will generate a sprite sheet and stylesheet. A huge time saver.
  • Glue - Uses the command line and has retina image support to create CSS sprites.

Team Collaboration

  • Cloud9 IDE - Write, run, and debug your code in a powerful cloud IDE. Collaborate on your workspaces publicly.
  • Murally - The easiest way for creative teams to think, imagine and discuss their ideas.
  • Firepad - Open source collaborative code and text editing.

Web Fonts

  • Google Web Fonts - Super easy and most popular solution for online web fonts.
  • Font Squirrel - Quality free fonts that are licensed for commercial work.


  • Wireframe.cc - A super simple way to wireframe online.
  • Moqups - For more detailed wireframes.
  • UXPin - Wireframing & Prototyping app used by the best designers on the planet.