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Web Applications - Free and Useful Online Resources for Designer. Web Development Free Testing Tools Testing tools are the basic necessity of developers that they often need to check their coding.

Web Applications - Free and Useful Online Resources for Designer

These testing tools help developers in carrying out necessary tests to check their website is working fine in all important areas. It is the responsibility of the developer to check everything from loading speed to potential hack vulnerabilities before handling the website to the client. Here, we have also listed a collection of some essential web development tools. We hope that this collection proves to be the best for you. Load Impact Automated and on-demand performance testing for the DevOps-minded. Link Checker LinkChecker is a free, GPL licensed website validator. Sqlmap sqlmap is an open source penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws and taking over of database servers.

Firebug Firefox Extension The most popular and powerful web development tool. Resize My Browser Css Validator Screenqueri.es Feed Squad. 50 Inspiring Web Application and Service Web Site Designs : Spec. Spending months and months building an effective and useful web application or service is only half the battle that any developer must face.

50 Inspiring Web Application and Service Web Site Designs : Spec

It might be potentially the most powerful and useful app ever created, but will users like it? Will they understand how to use it? And most importantly, will they come back and use it again? These are the three questions developers must ask themselves before they launch any app. Apps and services are about having simplified features, finding the easiest possible method for users to interact, understand and eventually love the app.

If we look at some of the biggest names in web apps and services and ask the question, what do they have in common? There is no winning design formula to a popular web app or service, just guidelines. Clean, Simple and Nice Designs Image Spark robo.to Tumblr PhotoSnack Verb Server Density WebMynd Twitter The Invoice Machine Big Cartel Grapevine. Hosted Solutions For Front End Developers / Designers. Web development community is blessed with a large number of really robust open source solutions, enabling developers to be both productive and cost efficient.

Hosted Solutions For Front End Developers / Designers

Most popular among these are Content Management System (CMS), Shopping Cart, Form Processing and Newsletter Management solutions. Almost all of these popular solutions require database & server side programming skills, leaving front end developers/designers to depend on others to provide these services. W3Avenue has compiled a list of hosted solutions for front end web developers and designers, which can be easily integrated into existing or new websites; without having to depend on server side developers. Even if you have the skills and resources to customize and deploy traditional packaged solutions, you may want to consider hosted option for the following reasons: It is important to note that one of the biggest disadvantage advocated against the of use hosted solutions is the recurring cost. Content Management Systems. Startuptools / FrontPage.

Ask HN: What Web apps increase your productivity? No, I haven't.

Ask HN: What Web apps increase your productivity?

I've primary managed projects over the years using various amounts of trac, basecamp, ms project and even mediawiki. It's important to note, however, that it's not always about features, and my first impression of MantisBT looking at it now was mostly defined by usability, so much so that it's hard to tell what features it actually has. The interface on the demo is very noisy. Redmine behaves like a modern web app, MantisBT appears to behave like a no-frills, late-90s bug tracker. That's probably fine for a certain set of developers, but I use Redmine because it's a replacement for both Basecamp and Trac (and fits the workflow of me and my company better than each), and I'm able to use it to manage non-technical projects with non-technical members alongside technical projects with technical members.

Usability is hugely important. Or even worse Especially in the second example, I have no idea what I'm looking at. Anyway, I hope this is useful.