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5 Popular Front-End Development Tools

Front-end Development tools help a developer to make various interesting website layouts and apps. With drag and drop elements and multiple built-in features, development tools help make your life easier. With various open-source and commercial software floating in the market, I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 so you don’t have to research much.

Envato HTML Templates

Envato provides you with 1000+ ready-made HTML5 templates to help you with developing a web page or app. Offering optimized CSS and JS to improve your Page Speed scores, these templates can be power-customized to your liking.


  • Templates on Vuejs, Bootstrap, Angular, Laravel, and other popular frameworks.
  • SASS templates that are responsive with multi-file upload options
  • Light and dark options
  • Widgets, charts library, chat, and email apps support
  • Lifetime updates for FREE
  • Quick support and documentation through forums
  • Gazillion color options

Creative Tim

Creative Tim offers Bootstrap based design elements that help you develop web pages faster than normal. You can develop web and mobile apps using this.


  • Prompts you to start with pre-built example pages.
  • Saves your time, and allows you to focus on your business model.
  • Offers easy to use admin templates.
  • Offers pre-made sections and elements.


blox is a VS Code extension that lets you drop code snippets with a single click, making your web development faster with the ease of adding pre-built UI components when making websites, web apps, landing pages, etc. It supports React, Angular, and Vue with TailwindCSS. Alpine.js, Svelte, Laravel, with Bootstrap, and Material UI are soon to be released.


  • 1500+ pre-built codeblocks.
  • Ridding you of the hassle to memorize syntaxes.
  • Available within VS Code so you don’t need to switch applications.
  • Adaptive design blocks.
  • Cross-border compatible.


Kite is an IDE for LaTex Editor that makes coding faster by auto-completing multiple code lines. It supports more than 16 languages.


  • It is FREE.
  • Offers Java documentation.
  • You get a tooltip on mouse hover.
  • Provides support via email.
  • Uses machine-learning for Java language.

Sencha Ext JS

Sencha is a very comprehensive framework of JavaScript for building data-intensive, cross-platform web and mobile apps. It offers 140+ pre-built and tested high-performance UI components


  • 140+ UI components.
  • 100s of user extensions available via user community.
  • Flexible and responsive layouts.

If you guys use other tools and think they’re better, feel free to comment and let the community know what they’re missing out on! Cheers! :)

Top comments (4)

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Bryan Ferguson • Edited

blox is the newest one among these and gotta say, its got huge potential.

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lukasVV101 • Edited

right!! I'm surprised how good it is. Even the free package has lot's of templates

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Danny Engelman • Edited

But Blox nudges you toward Framework development. It is like going to the supermarket and you are only allowed to buy canned vegetables.

This Dev.To post is tagged Web-Components, yet it has nothing on POJS/vanilla JS standard Web Components.

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notmahnoor profile image

But what's the problem with framework development?