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Useful Websites/Apps For your Web Development - Lux - 2016-07-10

Hi, I'll be sharing here useful websites/softwares/apps helpful for any web development. Feel free to add.
Develop and test websites that look great and work fine on any device
Blisk is a free Chromium-based browser built to increase quality and speed of web development and testing.
Preinstalled phones and tablets
Blisk browser has a set of top used phones, tablets, laptops and even desktops. Use multiple devices simultaneously.
  • Emulated screen resolution
  • Emulated device pixel ratio
  • Emulated user agent
  • Emulated touch event

RE: Useful Websites/Apps For your Web Development - karatekidmonkey - 2016-07-12

WOW, Blisk is really cool, thanks for the share! That will definitely be useful for me Smile
DISCLAIMER: The below quotes are taken from's site. The quotes are property of Github, Inc, and I am not trying to take ownership of them.
"A hack-able text editor for the twenty-first century."
"Atom is a text editor that's modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core—a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file."

Atom has hundreds, if not thousands, of different plugins. But even without plugins, Atom is a powerful text editor, with six key features:
  • Cross-platform support. Atom supports macOS, Windows, and most Linux distributions.
  • Built-in plugin manager. You can download thousands of plugins from within Atom, or create your own, without having to ever leave Atom.
  • Autocomplete that's smart. Atom helps you code with a great autocomplete feature.
  • File browser. You can easily open and browse one project, one file, or even multiple projects, all on one screen.
  • Multiple panes. Atom lets you split your window into multiple panes, to write and compare code across multiple files.
  • Find & Replace code. You can find and replace code in one document, or multiple files.

More info on Atom can be found at

RE: Useful Websites/Apps For your Web Development - user18289 - 2016-07-12

Sublime Text 3, Best text/code editor in my opinion (even has package manager which u could use to install various useful plugins) 

(Description Taken From Website)
Sublime Text 3
Some things users love about Sublime Text

Go to Anything

Use Goto Anything to open files with only a few keystrokes, and instantly jump to symbols, lines or words.

Triggered with Ctrl+P, it is possible to:

Type part of a file name to open it.
Type @ to jump to symbols, # to search within the file, and : to go to a line number.
These shortcuts can be combined, so tp@rf may take you to a function read_file within a file Similarly, tp:100 would take you to line 100 of the same file.

Multiple Selections

Make ten changes at the same time, not one change ten times. Multiple selections allow you to interactively change many lines at once, rename variables with ease, and manipulate files faster than ever.

Try pressing Ctrl+Shift+L to split the selection into lines and Ctrl+D to select the next occurrence of the selected word. To make multiple selections with the mouse, take a look at the Column Selection documentation.

Command Palette

The Command Palette holds infrequently used functionality, like sorting, changing the syntax and changing the indentation settings. With just a few keystrokes, you can search for what you want, without ever having to navigate through the menus or remember obscure key bindings.

Show the Command Palette with Ctrl+Shift+P.

Split Editing

Get the most out of your wide screen monitor with split editing support. Edit files side by side, or edit two locations in the one file. You can edit with as many rows and columns as you wish.

Take advantage of multiple monitors by editing with multiple windows, and using multiple splits in each window.

Take a look at the View/Layout menu for split editing options. To open multiple views into the one file, use the File/New View into File menu item.

RE: Useful Websites/Apps For your Web Development - cybersa - 2016-07-12

Thanks for the nice share.
Blisk looks good.

I use following tools:

Firebug Firefox Extension: Real time CSS, Javascript editor,Network monitor and more options.
Postman - Chrome Extension: To check POST/GET urls.
PHP/HTML/CSS editor - I use Netbeans

RE: Useful Websites/Apps For your Web Development - Lux - 2016-08-09

Website Downloader
Download source code from any website

Worth a share, just like httrack.

RE: Useful Websites/Apps For your Web Development - Ignis - 2016-08-12

(2016-08-09, 10:11:32 pm)Xinen Wrote:  Website Downloader
Download source code from any website

Worth a share, just like httrack.

Right-clicking in firefox will give a "save page as" option that saves all static content. I don't think you need a separate program to download stuff.

RE: Useful Websites/Apps For your Web Development - Lux - 2016-08-12

(2016-08-12, 8:47:56 am)Scáth Wrote:  Right-clicking in firefox will give a "save page as" option that saves all static content. I don't think you need a separate program to download stuff.

That alone would take time if you plan on downloading the entire site's pages.

The Practical Security Checklist for Web Developers

Css-mint - Lightweight and simple to use UI Kit

Docs, Wikis, Tasks. Seamlessly in One - A unified workspace for modern teams.

Super fast and easy Social Media Sharing Buttons. No JavaScript. No tracking.
You are saving ~153.97 Kilobytes and 12 HTTP Requests!

RE: Useful Websites/Apps For your Web Development - Goldengate - 2016-08-16

Nice thread for the newbies and professionals xD

Developer tool for Safari -> Preferences -> Enable Developer tool

Lynda - Dreamweaver

Online HTML5 testing

Rendera (another good Html5 editor)

RE: Useful Websites/Apps For your Web Development - deanhills - 2016-08-16

DNS Inspect

I use this tool to check whether my DNS has propagated, what name servers are associated with the domain, what IPs are associated with the domain. 

Domain Who Is Lookup

I regularly use this tool to check who the domain owner is, particularly after I have registered a new domain and want to check whether my private registration is private.  It's also an indication of whether my DNS has propagated

Xampplite Host - Desktopserver

This is a good software for setting up Xampplite at a click of a button.  I got it to test WordPress sites, as it is free for three installations and was initially built to test WordPress, but one can also work with Forum installations.  I did some of my myBB testing with this as well.  It feels very secure and I like it that I can completely power it off after every session.

Check for IP Blacklisting - Spamhaus
If I'm worried whether my IP has been blacklisted I usually go to Spamhaus to test first.  They not only say whether it is blacklisted, but also indicate what the reason is and sometimes also provides research for how to clean up the problem.

ColorZilla - Color picker with color dropper
I use this as an add on through Mozilla Firefox for getting colors.  It also has a gradient CSS generator

WordPress Education

I arrived by chance at WPApprentice through their above free tutorials, and then last summer made it a project to do their paid courses.  What I like about it most is that it's become a reference library for me on WordPress.  I refer back to it quite regularly

WordPress Plugins & Themes
My source for searches is itself - I like it that it comes with its own test, and there are usually reviews and support sections for the plugins to check through.  It also shows when the plugin hasn't been recently attended to by the owner.

For premium WordPress themes - Themeforest is also recommended.  One has to check carefully through it though, as Themeforest has a knack for making themes into nulled themes.

RE: Useful Websites/Apps For your Web Development - onlineking - 2016-08-18
Scotch is based out of Las Vegas and Washington, DC and run by designers and developers to bridge the gap between learners and content makers. It has got nice collection that is easy to follow and has updated articles.
It has got tutorials on Vue, react, Angular, Node, Laravel, Mean, CSS, Bootstarp, Less, SAAS, JS among others