Hi everyone, the summer is over, and I'm going back to my usual schedule. So, today I will present you the September 2021 edition of my blog post series - Top 10 Best Web Dev Tools. Every month I try to pick the most intriguing and handy instruments that, I believe, are must-haves for every web developer. This time there are:
Hackr.io is a platform providing access to a curated collection of different programming courses. It is a great tool to learn overall, as well as get started with web development. Feel free to submit a course or tutorial you like the most (I also plan on doing it sometime soon).
RAWGraphs allows you to easily create and export data visualizations as images and embed them into your web page. You can use tabular (TSV, CSV, DSV) or JSON data.
Hasura is a web application server that provides instant access to the rich possibilities of GraphQL.
Slinkity is a plugin that can extend your 11ty project. It allows you to use JS frameworks (React, Vue, and Svelte) for writing page and layout templates. Even though Slinkity is currently in an early alpha state, it is already a very useful tool with an impressive approach.
Jamstack Themes is a resource with a brilliant collection of themes, templates, and any kinds of boilerplates for your next Jamstack project. Eleventy, Next.js, Jekyll, Hugo, Gatsby, and many more are supported.
This Person Does Not Exist is a funny (and a bit creepy) web app that uses AI to generate endless fake faces. It can be useful for projects that need some mock data.
SpeedVitals is a new Lighthouse alike tool that allows you to monitor your site performance. It is valuable for optimizing your website for core web vitals.
Variable Fonts is a simple resource for finding and trying variable fonts. Even though most of them are commercial, they also have many free ones.