List of Free Online Tools For Front-end Web Development (updated 2020)

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List of Free Online Tools For Front-end Web Development (updated 2020)

Often times, as a front-end developer you are required to do tasks, which are more related to web design. For instance, you are asked to make some animations, add “nice background colors”, “readable fonts”, etc. As an engineer, dabbling in anything related to web design can be both fun and frustrating.

I use this list often when I develop front-ends. In this list you will find unique tools with a short description and a .gif preview or screenshot. I decided to make a preview of these tools, because if I want to use a specific tool, I remember only visual content of the tool, not the name or url.

I want to share this list of free online tools in form of web applications or web services for modern front-end development to help you create awesome websites and ease your web development workflow.

These online tools and resources for front-end developers falls into several categories: Colors, Palettes, Patterns, CSS Generators, Typography & Fonts, Icons, Editors, and Resources.

I created this list as a repository on Github. Feel free to contribute.

If you need more comprehensive list of web apps, you can also check

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  • – Simple and better way to grab Lorem Ipsum text content
  • – Establish a typographic system with modular scale and vertical rhythm

Fonts collections

Colors, Palettes & Patterns
  • – Collection of palettes, patterns, gradients and colors

Color generators

Pattern editors

Gradient generators

Color palettes

Color grabbers

Images, Illustrations, Videos
  • – Free cinematic videos under a CC BY 3.0 License

Image converters and editors

  • – Converts any major image format into a highly optimized JPEG
  • – another compression tool which allows compressing .png and .jpg images (allows pictures up to 5MB size)
  • – Encode your images into BASE64
  • – Converts jpeg,jpg,gif,png picture to SVG

  • – CSS editor and generators — border radius, gradient, transform, animation, transition, text shadow, box shadow, text rotation
  • – CSS generators — gradient, background patterns, box shadows, border radius

CSS gradient generators css-gradient

CSS animation editors

CSS triangle generators



  • – Building and testing regular expressions




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