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7 Essential Tools for Web Development

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Any work involved in the customization, editing or modifying of a website falls under web development. For a web developer, a graphic designer or system technician to achieve success, there are a variety of tools to choose from. However, some are very essential if web development is to be expertly done - and here's a list to get you started:

  • HTML Purifier

Just as the name suggests, a standard tool that is used to remove malicious HTML codes. It also ensures that your web documents are standard compliant.

  • CSS3 Click Chart

As a web developer, this tool will help you change the way the browser calculates an element’s width by virtue of borders, padding and margin inclusion.

  • Google Hosted Libraries

This is a content distribution network for open source JavaScript libraries. By using this tool you will be able to gain access to the most popular and ever growing list of open source JavaScript libraries.

  • SpriteMe

Most of the websites nowadays are developed in such a way that they have background images. These background images make a website slower. This therefore makes it necessary to combine the images into a CSS sprite. SpriteMe makes it easier for you to do the combination.

  • SpritePad

Another web design tool that can help you create CSS sprites in seconds. All you need to do is to drag and drop your images on this program which will convert them to PNG sprite + CSS code.

  • Frame Box

This is a lightweight online tool that helps you create and share wireframes/mockups in an easy and fast way. The use of this online tool is free of charge.

  • Code editors

These are tools that help you as a web developer to concentrate on your coding process with a lot of ease. Good examples of code editors used by most web developers are CODA 2 and SUBLIME TEXT 2.

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