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Actively maintained list of useful web developments tools, libraries, assets and any other open-source goodies.

"★" recommended and currently used by the maintainer





  • HTTPArchive Performance stats and trends for the worlds most popular sites




  • Gmaps makes it easier to use Google Maps
  • jVectorMap svg based maps for ie6+, maps included
  • Leaflet an open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps


  • datavisualization tools a collection of tools that we, the people behind, work with on a daily basis and recommend warmly

  • flot Attractive JavaScript plotting for jQuery

  • D3 a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS.

    • Rickshaw a JavaScript toolkit for creating interactive time series graphs.
    • Cubism Time Series Visualization
  • gRaphael SVG charts

  • flotr2 Graphs and Charts for Canvas in JavaScript.

  • RGraph interactive Javascript charts and graphs for your website using the HTML5 canvas tag

  • Sencha Touch Charts - paid

  • HighCharts - paid

  • dygraphs

  • ZingChart

  • Fusion Charts

  • MilkCharts for MooTools weirdos

  • Google Chart Tools API based

  • Envision is a library for creating fast, dynamic and interactive HTML5 visualizations.

  • ArborJS a graph visualization library using web workers and jQuery

  • TimelineJS beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.

  • jQuery Sparklines

UI Toolkits


  • Docco: Quick and dirty, literate-programming documenation generator
  • Groc: is an attempt to further enhance the idea [of Docco]

Total process build tools, Assemblers, et al

Should this be merged with 'JavaScript Build Tools' section below?

  • Yeoman: a robust and opinionated client-side stack, comprised of tools and frameworks that can help developers quickly build beautiful web applications.
  • Brunch: A lightweight approach to building HTML5 applications with an emphasis on elegance and simplicity.
  • Middleman: a static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development.
  • Lumbar: Lumbar is a js-build tool that takes a general codebase and list of platforms to generate modular platform specific applications. (from Walmart Labs)
  • LiveReload: CSS edits and image changes apply live. CoffeeScript, SASS, LESS and others just work. (OSX app only)
  • CodeKit: CodeKit helps you build websites faster and better. (OSX app only)


Standalone libraries (no dependencies)

  • Widow Tamer fix typgraphic widows
  • SwipeJS lightweight mobile slider script
  • accounting.js number, money and currency formatting, with optional excel-style column rendering
  • money.js currency conversion library, done right - with no dependencies
  • moment.js A 4.8k javascript date library for parsing, validating, manipulating, and formatting dates.
  • cookies.js

Headless DOM/Browsers

  • PhantomJS: Headless WebKit with JavaScript API
  • ZombieJS: Insanely fast, headless full-stack testing using Node.js

Build tools

Modules and Script loaders

Package Managers

  • Bower package manager for the web
  • Volo Create front end projects from templates, add dependencies, and automate the resulting projects
  • Ender the no-library library




Useful jQuery Plugins



Test Drivers


  • Chai: assertions lib
    • should:'string')
    • expect: expect(foo)'string')
    • assert: assert.typeof(foo, 'string')
  • should.js 'should' style assertions
  • expect.js 'expect' style assertions

Mocks, stubs, spies

Transcompilation Languages

  • CoffeeScript: a little language that compiles into JavaScript
  • IcedCoffeeScript: drop-in replacement interpreter for CoffeeScript with async control flow semantics.
  • LiveScript: aims for increased expressiveness and code beauty, while adding features to assist in functional style programming, imperative and object oriented programming, and has an optional class system with inheritance, calls to super, and more.
  • Roy: an experimental programming language that targets JavaScript and tries to meld JavaScript semantics with some features common in static functional languages.


Tools to detect errors (syntactic, semantic, otherwise) and potential problems in JavaScript code.

Frameworks (MV* et al)







Sublime Text 2

Install and use Sublime Text 2 Package Control for these and other plugins.



  • MacVim: More mac-like than the command line
  • gVim: More PC-like?

Themes (TextMate or SublimeText)



  • FontAwesome: The iconic font designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap
  • IconSweets: a huge FREE icon set containing over a 1,000+ icon
  • Glyphicons: designed primarily for toolbars and navigation bars in OS X Lion, the application for iPhone, iPhone 4, iPad and other Apple devices. (CC license)
  • Glyphish: Free set published under a Creative Commons Attribution license
  • FamFamFam: oldie, but goodie
  • LED Icon Set: .png icons make a professionally looking small icon set and are totally free in commercial and open source apps / websites.
  • Fugue Icons: 3,480 icons are included in PNG format (16x16 pixels) + bonus. (CC license)


  • Beautiful Web Type: A showcase of the best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory.
  • FontBomb: To blow up other websites, drag and drop this link fontBomb to your favorites bar

Free Fonts

Web Font Services



  • Piecon: Pie charts in your favicon!


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