20 Beneficial Web Development Tools

Web Development tools help the developers to increase their productivity and make the best use of their limited time. There are many types of Web Development Tools that solves their worries sort almost all types of issues.

This post has a collection of some Web Development tools that you will certainly find highly useful.

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our older articles on Apps For Cloud-Based Web Dev, Project Management Tools, Network Monitoring Tools, and Server Monitoring Tools.

CKEditor

CKEditor is a text editor to be used inside web pages. It’s a WYSIWYG editor, which means that the text being edited on it looks as similar as possible to the results users have when publishing it. It brings to the web common editing features found on desktop editing applications like Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.

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Pretty Diff

Use this free open-source file comparison tool to accurately diff between file versions regardless of comments or minification to the whitespace. This tool is written entirely in JavaScript and it can also beautify and minify HTML

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Animated JavaScript Slideshow

This dynamic JavaScript slideshow is feature packed and under 5KB.

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Google Chart Tools

Display live data on your site

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Creating a Google Suggest Style Filter with the AutoComplete Control

Creating a Google Suggest Style Filter with the AutoComplete Control

Creating a Google Suggest Style Filter with the AutoComplete Control

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Ajax script to scale images

What we want is to present a gallery of images or just thumbnails, and when the mouse passes over an image, the image appears in full size. The advantage of using Ajax is in asynchronous mode unique to the XMLHttpRequest object, which we will allow loading images when the page is already loaded, and while the user reads the page, without any delay at loading of the page, or at display of the image

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Date

Generic classes for representation and manipulation of dates, times and time zones without the need of timestamps, which is a huge limitation for PHP programs. Includes time zone data, time zone conversions and many date/time conversions.

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DragResize

This is an easy means of adding drag and resize capability to elements on your webpage. It can drag elements around via a titlebar or the whole element, and dynamically apply fully direction resize handles to an element.

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Set up a Windows test server using XAMPP

XAMPP for Windows makes setting up a local test server on your computer very easy. As well as providing the WAMP stack (Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP) it includes both PHP versions 4.x and 5.x. It also includes PHPMyAdmin which is very useful for dealing with your MySQL databases.

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Date manipulation in PHP

ASP has a command called DateDiff which takes two dates and can tell you how many seconds has passed between them, how many days, months and so on.

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Zebra_Image

Class: Zebra_Image, a lightweight image manipulation library written in PHP

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TableKit

TableKit is a collection of HTML table enhancements using the Prototype framework. TableKit currently implements row striping, column sorting, column resizing and cell editing using Ajax.

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PHP Thumb

HP Thumb is a light-weight image manipulation library aimed at thumbnail generation. It features the ability to resize by width, height, and percentage, create custom crops, or square crops from the center, and rotate the image. You can also easily add custom functionality to the library through plugins.

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A YUI Loading Panel Widget

Use a loading indicator of course. Here’s a very handy loading indicator widget for Ajax programmers who use YUI.

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validaForms

Validate web forms using localized error messages

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Unobtrusive AJAX Star Rating Bar

This is a rating bar script done with PHP and mySQL that allows users to rate things like can be done on Netflix or Amazon, all web 2.0-like with no page refresh.

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JavaScript Color Picker

This is an advance color picker that handles RGB, HSL, and Hexadecimal values. It works the same way Photoshop color picker does and returns the hexadecimal value of the color.

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Validate form fields Script

Use this class to validate your database inputs or mail forms. Of course there is much more to validate: postcodes, special strings, credit card number etc.

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IP Location API Service

The IP Location API enables you to detect user location based on a user’s IP address. Quite simply, you provide the API with an IP address and it returns the country that IP is registered to.

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Xinha

Xinha is a powerful WYSIWYG HTML editor component that works in all current browsers. Its configurabilty and extensibility make it easy to build just the right editor for multiple purposes, from a restricted mini-editor for one database field to a full-fledged website editor.

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  • http://www.anil2u.info/ Anil Kumar Panigrahi

    Hi,

    It is very useful when using in web development. I am using some of them in my current projects. I will use remaining in my upcoming projects.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Bindi Papadum

    Good tips. See you in Bangalore when they outsource you!
    Bindi

  • http://victoriapod.com Joseph

    Very beneficial and totally helpful, thanks.

  • http://victoriapod.com Joseph

    Working on a project and thanks for sharing IP Location API Service because I found it useful and decided to use the API for project.

  • Manuel Garcia

    These tools will surely help designers and developers when it comes to productivity. Thus, this must be shared.

  • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

    Aside from TableKit, I knew nothing. Thanks for introducing these tools.

  • https://www.facebook.com/nikhil.sharma.982845 Nikhil Sharma

    Thanks for the great resource. Have been using Google Chart Tools for a long time though.