Continuing with the roundup and reading list theme this week, below is a list of tools that might be of interest to front-end developers.
As always, if you have a tool, book, or script you’d like to share, add it to the comments.
An online tool for generating HTML and CSS for cross-browser menus. Some good options here, including some animated versions with CSS3. You can edit the menus right on the site, and then download the code as a zip file.
On/off switches, generated with pure CSS3. They’re animated, and can mimic the same kinds you see on iOS, Android, and Windows 8. Code is genreted on the fly and lets you test the result and customize to your own needs.
I like tools like this. It tries to do one thing well. In this case, it’s a CSS3 generator for multi-columns. And the fields for customization are laid out in a sort of mad libs way, which makes it easy to read and use.
At first, this looks like a useless tool. It converts an image to pure CSS, and the code generated is awful. But it’s promoted for use in Email clients, to prevent images from being blocked, which sounds like a valuable use case for some.
A script that lets you add an interactive page guide to elements on your site or app. The created guide elements can be clicked to get info on the selected object. Looks great for giving users a guided tour of app functionality, without writing everything from scratch.