8 New Age CSS tools

Published August 19, 2015 by CSS Newbies.

Designing takes up a major part of website building. But CSS has a huge a array of tools available online of tools to make the process smoother. Here are some of the best:

 1. Blueprint

Blueprint is a CSS tool which helps reduce development time considerably. It gives projects a sturdy base and also allows designers to use several plugins which help to break down the project into easy grids. The sensible typography and printable style sheets are also very useful.

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2. Clean CSS

Clean CSS brings together all the tools designers need to create a website under one single roof. Whether it’s formatting or compressing or editing, it’s available with this tool. It allows users to select the tools manually so that users can choose the ones they need the most for a particular project.

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 3. Wufoo

Probably all designers will agree that creating beautiful, responsive and useful forms for websites is the most challenging aspect of esigning. But Wufoo helps to make the process easy and fun. This CSS tool keeps in mind the needs of various users and allows each of them to customize their own forms with the help of the Wufoo theme editor.

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4. CSSTidy

Just as the name suggests, CSSTidy actually helps users to keep their website neat and tidy. This is an optimizer which has an open source so that users can customize it to their needs. It helps create websites with faster loading speed. In addition to optimization, it also helps in compression and fixing problems with CSS.

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5. Minify

Minify is capable of handling hundreds of requests per second thanks to the caches available. This is a CSS tool which helps in compressing codes by removing unnecessary elements like whitespace and comments so that users can get compact codes which are easier to handle and modify. It uses minimal coding and the models are loaded only when needed.

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6. Listmatic

Created by MaxDesign, Listmatic helps a lot when it comes to creating a responsive website. Although it helps to build beautiful websites, its main focus always lies in the usability of the website so that clients are satisfied. Listmatic provides users with innumerable examples as to how to create lists, both vertical and horizontal, with the help of CSS.

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7. 960 Grid System

960 Grid System allows designers to create fast prototypes of the website they are planning to make. It utilizes a very responsive grid system to achieve the task. Options include a 12 column or 14 column variant. The former is divided into 60 pixels, while the latter into 40 pixels.

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8. QuirksMode CSS Browser Compatibility Table

Cross browser compatibility is always a challenge for designers. QuirksMode CSS Browser Compatibility Table can help. Utilize this tool to check which browsers are compatible with features and which ones will fail to load.

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