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Nick Taylor

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Share some frontend resources!

I have a bunch of resources in this post

but what's some frontend developer resources you have come across recently? It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a seasoned pro. Share!

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Stephanie Eckles

I currently can't live without 11ty (static site generator):
11ty.dev/

This is a super nifty tool to find the closest named CSS color:
enes.in/sorted-colors/

Here's a great list of ways to manipulate the HTML Dom with vanilla JS:
htmldom.dev/

A very fun game to learn about available CSS selectors and how to use them:
flukeout.github.io/

A cheatsheet for window.location by @samanthaming:
dev.to/samanthaming/window-locatio...

My mission this year is to create free resources for the community:

  • ModernCSS.dev has in-depth tutorials to help upgrade your CSS skills
  • I'm also offering a free web development course for absolute beginners with the first part complete and available here on DEV, and the capstone series currently in production
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Vaibhav Khulbe

Awesome list! 🔥

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Carballo

Thanks for sharing!

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Yih Sev

htmldom.dev/ is awesome

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Ali Nazari

Many thanks! Helped me. And shared with many others.

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Abdisalan • Edited on

For my fellow React Developers:
usehooks.com/

A11y Style Guide
a11y-style-guide.com/style-guide/

Some Personal Sites for Inspiration!
abdisalan.com/
wattenberger.com/blog/
flaviocopes.com/
taniarascia.com/

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Nicola Sansom

The a11y-style-guide.com/style-guide/ looks to be a brilliant resource for accessibility thanks for sharing!

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Nick Taylor

Yeah @gabe_ragland 's usehooks.com is a great resource. Thanks for sharing!

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Gabe Ragland

Thanks for sharing usehooks :)

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Desmond

Pesonal Website Inspiration:

Nyamador.me

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Abdisalan

Looks very cool 😎

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Desmond

Thank you :)

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Paweł Ludwiczak

jakearchibald.github.io/svgomg/ - love this tool for optimizing SVGs!

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Nick Taylor

Definitely! 🔥 For those interested, we run all the SVGs that are on DEV through this.

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Stephanie Eckles

Oh yes, can't believe I forgot this in my list, I also use it all the time

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Alejandra Melendez

My favs fronted resources are websites that teach you with games.
Here are some of them:
To learn CSS Flexbox

flexboxfroggy.com/
flexboxdefense.com/

To learn CSS Grid
cssgridgarden.com/

To learn basic (and advanced) CSS
flukeout.github.io/

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Paulo

A tiny tool I built on Vue to learn Flexbox myself (and Vue too):
flexiting.com/playground

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Nick Taylor

Love Flexbox Froggy!

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Rose

Has anyone mentioned colorzilla.com/gradient-editor/ yet? I used to use this all the time for gradients with multiple color stops. These days a lot of other tools handle it for you as well but It's still occasionally handy for quickly generating gradient CSS!

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Nick Taylor

Taste the rainbow

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Vaibhav Khulbe

That being said...here are 50 random/lesser-known resources 🔥:

  1. GitHub logo dypsilon / frontend-dev-bookmarks

    Manually curated collection of resources for frontend web developers.

  2. Frontend Mentor Resources
  3. Free Frontend
  4. UNeed - Frontend
  5. HTML5 UP
  6. Appy Dev
  7. Easings - Generate Cubic Bezier Easing Curves
  8. Cheatography.com: Cheat Sheets For Every Occasion
  9. Google Open Source
  10. Codementor | Get live 1:1 coding help, hire a developer, & more
  11. The ultimate web designer developer course
  12. Dark CSS theme generator | Night Eye
  13. HTML DOM - Common tasks of managing HTML DOM with vanilla JavaScript
  14. Web Skills
  15. Awesome React | LibHunt
  16. Magic Animations CSS3
  17. GraphQL Editor - Ultimate schema designer, ide and online graph maker. Create graph and deploy mock backend
  18. Codrops | Useful resources and inspiration for creative minds
  19. Eloquent JavaScript
  20. React Libraries in 2020 - RWieruch
  21. Neumorphism/Soft UI CSS shadow generator
  22. Multicolor CSS Gradients, JPG Downloads, 100% Free! | Gradienta
  23. .dev
  24. Free HTML Website Templates and HTML UI Kits - HTMLTEMPLATES.CO
  25. HTML, React, and Vue.js landing page templates for startups - Cruip
  26. instant.page
  27. CSS Layout
  28. brumm.af
  29. Namecheap x Codecademy
  30. Level Up Tutorials | Web Development & Design Tutorials
  31. AppLibsList | Collection of Libraries, Tools and Components for ReactJS
  32. roadmap.sh - Frontend
  33. Techtalks
  34. CSS { In Real Life }
  35. The Modern JavaScript Tutorial
  36. Front-end Developer Handbook 2019 - Learn the entire JavaScript, CSS and HTML development practice!
  37. newline | Learn to program React, Angular, Vue, Ethereum, and Node.js with projects
  38. React Resources
  39. Reactiflux
  40. Get Waves – Create SVG waves for your next design
  41. CSSWAND
  42. webgems
  43. Upmostly - Learn JavaScript and React the Right Way
  44. Implementing a Mockup: CSS Layout Step by Step
  45. Free Frontend
  46. Blobmaker
  47. Short, instructional screencast video tutorials for web developers on @eggheadio
  48. Vue Mastery | The Ultimate Learning Resource for Vue.js Developers

If you've read here you're so hungry for more resources!

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Have a good day frontenders!

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Richard Tong

For React devs: this little snippet gives you a JSX-like interface in pure JavaScript, no transpilation required

const e = type => (
  props = {}, children = [],
) => React.createElement(type, props, ...children)

Usage

const P = e('p')
const Div = e('div')
const Button = e('button')

const Clicker = e(({ message }) => {
  const [clicked, setClicked] = React.useState(0)
  return Div({
    id: 'clicker',
    style: styles.div,
  }, [
    P(null, [`${message}: clicked ${clicked} times`]),
    Button({
      onClick: () => {
        setClicked(clicked + 1)
      },
    }, ['click']),
  ])
})

ReactDOM.render(
  Clicker({ message: 'You got this!' }),
  document.getElementById('root'),
)
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Heiker

A collection of free single-purpose online tools for web developers...

tiny-helpers.dev

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pinkrada

Yay!!!

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Doaa Mahely

Bookmarking this for the near future 😁 I'm currently working on my UI design skills to be a better frontend dev. One thing I find myself always getting back to is this awesome Flexbox guide on CSS Tricks.

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Jitmanew Tyagi
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Emilie Ma

Thanks to you and everyone in the comments for sharing your resources - I have a bunch of new stuff to check out 😅

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Nick Taylor

Geordi Laforge in a sweater saying “No problem”

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Peyton McGinnis
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Sean

Bruh, that's real funny.

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Nick Taylor

I came across a Tweet today with a great free resource from MDN, front-end web developer learning pathway. Thanks for sharing @benmvp!

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Vaibhav Khulbe

MDN did a great job with this. It'll be quite reliable for newbies!

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Hibo Abdilaahi

I haven't finished using this but I thought interneting-is-hard.com was a cool beginners resource. Also, I'll be bookmarking this as I don't have much front end experience so I'm basically here to snoop 👀🔖

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Nick Taylor

Hackerman from Kung Fury putting on a Nintendo Power glove

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Sean

Tippy.js. For styling and controlling your tooltips. I really like it. It makes tooltips look like a better option to creating my own popup divs.

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Nick Taylor

Any idea how it compares to popper.js?

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Sean

Popper.js and Tippy.js are both made by github, which is cool btw, but the main difference seems to be that tippy.js is for the looks and properties of the tooltip, but popper.js seems to add a more dynamic feel to the tooltips, and also reduces on the style aspect of the tooltip.

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Carlos Galarza • Edited on

@nickytonline @seanolad . It is explained here popper.js.org/docs/v2/tippy/ by the Popper.js documentation and here atomiks.github.io/tippyjs/v6/motiv... by the Tippy.js documentation. Popper.js is positioning engine (a more raw solution) and it used by Tippy.js for positioning their ready to use tooltips. With Popper you have all the control whether with Tippy you have styles and other features already built.

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