Web development & design tools

A collection of tools for planning, designing, and building, websites and mobile applications.

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Squarespace Everything you need to make a beautiful, easily managed website.
HTML5 UP Free, responsive HTML5 templates for a beautifully simple website.
Templated.co A collection of 851 free CSS and HTML5 templates for beautiful websites. Most templates allow for more pages than the simpler HTML5 UP templates.
GitHub Pages GitHub pages is designed to host project websites directly from your GitHub repository. You can use GitHub Pages templates, or the above HTML5 UP and Templated.co templates. How to deploy websites using Github
Ghost A publishing platform for professional blogging
Django Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
Digital Ocean Simple cloud hosting - deploy an SSD cloud server in 55 seconds Hosting web content on an Apache server
Heroku Cloud Hosting Heroku is a cloud platform that lets companies build, deliver, monitor and scale apps
ngrok Secure tunnels to localhost
BitBalloon A webhosting platform that specialises in HTML5 websites and apps See documentation
Westhost Commercial cloud hosting and domain name register. Specialises in Wordpress hosting See documentation
fontawesome.io The iconic font and CSS toolkit. Fontawesome icons can be downloaded for the web and most MacOSX applications.
Facebook Design Resources A collection of free resources made by designers at Facebook.
Unsplash Beautiful high-resolution photos. Free to use to do whatever you want.
GIMP GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program. GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems.
Shutterstock Over 80 Million Stock Photos, Vectors, Videos, and Music Tracks Find everything you need for your creative projects
Iconfinder Search through 991,776 icons or browse 20,231 icon sets.
Raphael Raphael is small JavaScript library that should simplify your work with vector graphics on the web.If you want to create your own specific chart or image crop and rotate widget, for example, you can achieve it simply and easily with this library.
Noun Project Simplify communication, across borders and around the world.
Vennage A quick and easy way to create beautiful inforgraphics.
UserForge Create effective user personas. A simple tool for designers, agencies and in-house teams.
Wireframe.cc A simple wireframing tool that doesn't get in your way. Create and share simple wireframes of websites and mobile apps.
Xtensio An interactive toolbox for startups, consultancies and marketing agencies.
Discourse A platform for community discussion. The astronomers.io website is built on Discourse.
Typeform Embeddable web forms
Wagtail Wagtail is an open source Content Management System (CMS) written in Python and built on the Django framework.
Android Studio Android Studio provides the fastest tools for building apps on every type of Android device
OPenedX Open edX is the open source platform that powers edX courses. It's freely available to the community. Institutions can host their own instances of Open edX and offer their own classes. Educators can extend the platform to build learning tools that precisely meet their needs.
Bootstrap Bootstrap is a popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
Omeka An open source web publishing platform for creating online exhibitions
Omeka CSV plugin Allows users to import items from a simple CSV file, and then map the CSV column data to multiple elements, files, and/or tags

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