We all have a collection of favourite and useful websites we use for web design and development. Here are a few of mine – hope you find them useful.

Design

Development

  • Can I Use
    Check to see whether you can use certain HTML and CSS commands
  • Built With
    Find out the technology behind websites
  • First Site Guide
    Discover important info about any website. Analyse technologies they use and how well they perform.
  • Get template
    Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 templates for rapid web development
  • Google Developer Web Fundamentals
    Best practices for great multi-device web experiences.
  • InVision
    A Prototyping, Collaboration & Workflow Platform
  • Marvel App
    Turn sketches, wireframes, PSDs and designs into interactive mobile and web prototypes in just a few clicks. All synced in real-time from Dropbox.
  • Mobile test me
    Test your websites in smartphone & tablet emulators
  • Page  Piling JS
    Original page scrolling J Query library
  • Responsive testing
    Load your website into the DesignModo application and see how it preforms on difference devices
  • UnFURL
    Every wondered what’s behind the bit.ly web links? This website shows the web address that’s been hiding behind the short URL.
  • Your Browser Is
    Geeky and interesting things about your web browser

Content

  • Copy Paste Character
    Easily copy special characters that don’t appear on your keyboard.
  • Convert files to nice small PDF documents
  • Wordle
    An oldie but a goodie – generate word clouds from text you enter.

Social Media / SEO

  • Google Adwords Keyword Planner
    Keyword Planner is like a workshop for building new Search Network campaigns or expanding existing ones
  • MOZ SEO
    Great site that helps explains SEO, Social Media, Link Building and many more things in plain english
  • Socialmention
    Real-time social media search and analysis
  • Semrush
    Competitor research
  • The 10 Commandments of SEO
    There are some fundamental rules that can be applied universally to any website, and they simply cannot be ignored.

Analytics

  • Internet Live Stats
    The really big picture of how many internet users there are in the world and the number of websites

Usability 

User Experience

Misc

  • WWWHERE
    A curated list of tools and resources for people who make websites