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Resources for Web Developers, Designers, and Startups

A list of useful resources for web developers and designers. Use CMD + F to search for things like color, payments, etc. I’ve tagged different sections with keywords to make searching easier. Feel free to send me more resources to add by emailing me ( or by making a pull request.

Web Development Apps
Tags: website, apps, IDE, editor

  • Expressions - App to play with regular expressions ($3.99).
  • Setapp - Dozens of useful apps ($9.99/mo).
  • Numi - Simple, beautiful calculator app.
  • WebStorm - Powerful JavaScript IDE ($129/yr. Free for students).
  • Visual Studio - Smart and customizeable IDE.
  • Atom - Text editor made by GitHub.
  • Sublime Text - Popular text editor (Free, but popups unless you pay $70).
  • Electron - Build desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Slack - Team communication tool.
  • Postman - Make GET, POST, etc. requests to a site. Makes creating APIs easier.
  • Bear - Markdown notes on Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
  • Notion - Team note-taking app.
  • Hyper - Hackable JS/HTML/CSS Terminal.
  • GitKraken - Git GUI for Mac, Windows and Linux.
  • Vim - Extremely popular unix command line text editor.
  • CodeKit - Build websites faster and better. Automatic browser refresh.

Design and Color
Tags: Illustrator, Photoshop, logo, color

  • Sketch - Popular design tool. Great tool for mockup up app and designing logos ($99).
  • Affinity Designer - Illustrator alternative ($39.99).
  • Affinity Photo - Photoshop alternative ($39.99).
  • Free SVG Maps - SVG of all the countries and their cities.
  • AllTheFreeStock - Free images, video, music and icons. All in one place.
  • CodeMyUI - Handpicked code snippets you can use in your web projects.
  • Unsplash - Free, high-quality images.
  • Wesaturate - Free RAW and JPG images.
  • InVision - Design prototyping tool
  • Colorful - List of resources for everything color related
  • coolHue - Handpicked gradients.
  • Figma - Collaborative interface design tool.
  • Iconfinder - 1.7 million+ icons (free and paid).
  • Sip - Color picker app for Mac.
  • Paletton - Color pallette and picker.

Open Source
Tags: JavaScript, NPM, Node, libraries, frameworks

  • Airbnb Engineering - Open source projects by Airbnb for developers
  • Enzyme - Testing utility for React by Airbnb.
  • Mocha - JavaScript testing framework.
  • React - JavaScript library for building user interfaces by Facebook.
  • Redux - State management for JavaScript apps.
  • JavaScript Style Guide - A reasonable approach to JavaScript’by Airbnb
  • Google Open Source - Over 2,000 open source projects by Google
  • ESLint - Pluggable linting utility for JavaScript. Create rules for JavaScript formatting.
  • Natural - Natural language processing in JavaScript.
  • Redis - In-memory data structure store.
  • MongoDB - Relational database.
  • Jest - JavaScript testing made by Facebook.
  • GraphQL - Query language for APIs.
  • Hypernova - Server side rending for your JavaScript views by Airbnb
  • Prerender.IO - Allows your JavaScript website to be crawled by search engines.
  • Awesome Public Datasets - A huge list of databases that you can use right now.

Tags: money, euro, dollar, process, payments

  • Stripe - Secure online transaction. 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction.
  • Plasso - Plasso is built on Stripe. All transactions are subject to Stripe’s additional transaction fee.
  • PayPal - Transaction fees vary. See their page.
  • Stackshare - See what technology different companies use.
  • Digital Ocean - Web hosting.
  • Heroku - Simple solution for web hosting.
  • Sentry - Log events and errors.
  • imgix - Caches images for you so that your site can load them quickly.
  • Zendesk - Customer Relations software used by Slack and Uber.
  • UVdesk - Customer Relations software.
  • MailChimp - Email automation software (They also own Mandrill).
  • Twilio - Use their API to send text messages.
  • Braintree - Accept payments online. Owned by PayPal.
  • Trello - Team task-management app using boards, lists, and cards.
  • Data Dog - Event logging.
  • Pingdom - Website performance monitoring.
  • SendGrid - Send transactional and marketing emails.
  • Buffer - Social media management software
  • Mailgun - Email service for sending automated emails, has an easy to use http api.

Technologies and Educational
Tags: Learn, how to, teach, db, database

Clean Sites

These are just some sites that look really nice. Great for getting design inspiration from.