25 useful tools, libraries and resources for web developer

Now a day the look and feel of the website are more important than development. so it is important to provide a user-friendly and robust front end. In the market, there are various plugins and frameworks available which are very useful in our development. You can start using them very easily. Main benefits using such tools and libraries are that you don’t need to worry about functionality and don’t need deep knowledge of specific technologies - that’ll save your time.

25 useful tools, libraries and resources for web developer

In this article i am going to share some useful tools and libraries for javascript and css.

You might know some of these and I’m glad if someone discovers new features or other useful information one didn't know till now.


This library allows you to create fullscreen scrolling websites as well as adding landscape sliders in multiple sections of your website. This is a very useful library for One-Pagers.

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Owl Carousel

This is personally my favorite slider plugin of all slider jQuery plugins. This library is useful to easily create simple sliders. It’s very easy to integrate and to use in your HTML Template.

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jQuery custom content scroller

A very useful tool when you need custom scrollbar in your template. This library is highly customizable custom scrollbar jQuery plugin. It provides vertical scrollbar as well as horizontal scroll bars. This library provides also a wide variety of built in option for scrollbars. Different Themes are available also!

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If you need to equalize heights of different columns or floating boxes, this library is useful for you.

Flexboxes and css grids are the latest trends so if you are using flexboxes then i think this plugin is helpful for you.

Main features of this plugin are :

  • match the heights for groups of elements automatically
  • anywhere on the page and anywhere in the DOM
  • responsive (updates on window resize)
  • row aware (handles floating elements and wrapping)
  • handles images and other media (updates after loading)
  • data attributes API
  • tested in IE8+, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Android, iOS

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Most used library for image popup from all other image popup plugin.

Main features of this plugin are :

  • Mobile first: Supports most of the common touch gestures - double-tap, pinch-in and pinch-out for image viewing; horizontal swipe for navigations.
  • Responsive: Fully Responsive and all graphics, including loading icon, are created with CSS only.
  • Quick & Easy Setup : Just two files. Can be implemented without writing a single line of JavaScript.

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A library for charts.

Main features of this plugin are :

  • Highcharts : Create interactive charts easily for your web projects.
  • Highstock : Highstock lets you create stock or general timeline charts in pure JavaScript.
  • Highmaps : Interactive map charts with drill down and touch support.
  • Highcharts Cloud : Online charts for non-techies.

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It’s a simple and easy jQuery plugin for CSS animated page transitions. It provides easing and css animations to page when you reload page.

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The best jQuery plugin for two image comparison using draggable slider.

Main features of this plugin are :

  • Responsive and functional on all devices
  • Doesn't require images to work

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Cool Animations for page scrolling.

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This library for 2d dragging and tapping, mouse and touch.

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This library is too much helpful for developers. It will replace select box by jQuery. Select2 gives you a customizable select box with support for searching, tagging, remote data sets, infinite scrolling, and many other highly used options.

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CSS libraries / Design stuff

Source : https://medium.com/ux-power-tools/sketch-libraries-how-they-work-and-the-crazy-stuff-you-can-do-with-them-fc10f142ac80


It’s CSS Animation library.

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Flat UI Colors 

It provide list of cool colors.

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Material design lite

Latest trending Google’s material design Framework

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Provides resources for material design Framework

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It generates random cool and decent colors.



Provides wide range of CSS spinners.

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Font awesome

Provides wide range of CSS spinners.

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Widely used Framework. Bootstrap is an open source toolkit for developing with HTML, CSS, and JS.

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Foundation is a family of responsive front-end frameworks that make it easy to design beautiful responsive websites, apps and emails that look amazing on any device. Foundation is semantic, readable, flexible, and completely customizable.

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Useful online tools


This is provide many functionalities like CSS Formatter, CSS Minify, HTML Formatter, Javascript Formatter, Javascript Minify, JSON Editor, JSON Validator, JSON Formatter, JSON Minify and many more…

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Widely used online tool for converting web fonts.

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Best tool for optimizing image without any image distortion.

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Provides favicons for all devices from one image file.

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CSS Triangle

It’s not a any online tool but this one very useful to create different triangles using CSS only

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  • user
    Jay Shah March 27, 2024 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing this article!

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    Robert Daniels March 20, 2024 at 7:03 pm
    This is a great resource for web developers of all experience levels! Thanks for sharing!
  • user
    Jolyn Bongaerts March 19, 2024 at 5:32 pm

    This article is a great reminder that there are so many great tools available to web developers.

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    Sabrina Wood January 16, 2024 at 9:09 am

    I've been using some of the libraries mentioned in this article for a while now, and they've definitely saved me a lot of time and effort.

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    Charles Burns January 2, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    This is a really comprehensive list of tools and resources! I'm bookmarking this post so I can come back to it later.