27 Free Web-Based Apps & Tools For Working With CSS

By Focusoncode July 6, 2018

Modern CSS development has come a long way with best practices made easier through tools. Dozens of free CSS libraries, tools, web apps, and automated scripts make it so much easier to build websites.

We’ve collected 27 small web-based apps and tools that will in one way or another offer quick solutions to many of those frustrating and time-consuming tasks you will often have to overcome when working with CSS.

 

27. Visually Build Responsive Layouts

Visually Build Responsive Layouts with CSS Grid is a tool to help you build a responsive CSS grid.

 

26. GradPad

GradPad is online for creating CSS color gradients.

 

25. Layoutit!

Layoutit! is an interactive CSS Grid building tool.

 

 

24. Pie Menu Generato

A super simple Pie Menu Generator.

 

 

23. Rocket

Rocket is a simple tool for creating web animations.

 

22. Visualize the box-model

A useful app to help you visualize the box-model.

 

21. Flat UI Colors

Flat UI colors reference.

 

20. FontAwesome Finder

FontAwesome Finder – Quickly and instantly search FontAwesome icons.

19. iconmelon

iconmelon – Quickly create a library of SVG icons.

 

18. Glyphter

Glyphter is a handy tool for creating icon fonts from SVG.

 

17. typesetwith.me

typesetwith.me is a web-based typography and legibility sandbox.

 

16. CSSComb

CSSComb – Sort CSS Properties in a Specific Order

 

 

15. Create CSS3

Create CSS3 is a super-simple CSS3 generator.

 

14. EnjoyCSS

EnjoyCSS is a useful tool that allows you to adjust rich graphical styles quickly without coding.

 

13. CSS Shrink

CSS Shrink is a small tool for ‘shrinking’ CSS files.

 

12. Encoding / Decoding Tool

One Click Encoding Decoding Tool is a useful app for converting content to ASCII character-set.

 

11. Circulus

CIRCULUS.SVG is an SVG circular menu generator.

 

10. cssgr.id

cssgr.id is an interactive CSS Grid Generator.

 

9. Clippy

Clippy is an online tool you can use to create a CSS clip-path.

 

8. FlexBox Parent Attribute Visualizer

The FlexBox Parent Attribute Visualizer is an interactive way to see the effect of various CSS Flexbox settings.

 

7. BADA55.io

BADA55.io is an app for finding the most badass leet words for your CSS hex colors.

 

 

6. CSS Trashman

CSS Trashman examines your site’s live DOM and reverses engineers a new, more elegant definition that captures styles down to the pixel. The generated CSS (or Sass) will be customized for your site and ready to be downloaded and dropped into place.

 

5. ProCSSor

Just like CSScomb and CSS Beautifier, ProCCSer offers formatting functionalities but does give you far more control over the output.

 

4. StyleStats

StyleStats is a little tool (and Node.js library) for collecting useful CSS stats from any stylesheet. Just input the URL and click ‘parse’.

 

3. px-em

px-em is a really, really small tool that will work out the EM sizes from PXs. Just add the parent PX size in the box, the required size in the bottom and you’re done.

 

2. Fibonacci

Fibonacci is a really handy generator for creating Flexbox layouts.

 

1. Duri.me – DataURI Converter

Duri.me is a Data URI converter that will turn images into base64 encoded strings that can then be inputted directly in your HTML and CSS files.

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