Issue #179 (New e-book, CSS & Sass, Testing/Debugging, Uncats)
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The intro tutorial will be on hiatus until January, and I'm also in the process of finalizing a redesign of this newsletter, which is just about ready and will be launched in January. In the meantime, I've got a brand new e-book offer.
Below you'll find the link to get more info, and a direct link to buy:
As before, all of these tips appear in issues of this newsletter, and they'll all eventually be available for free in the Web Tools Weekly archives. But if you want them in a single offline readable format, then the e-book purchase is the way to go.
It's been a fun year to collect and share the latest and greatest in tools with you, and I plan to continue doing this indefinitely, with your support. A big thanks to all those who purchased the first volume, and thanks in advance to those who purchase the new one!
Now on to this week's tools!
CSS and Sass Tools
"Automatically generate CSS from your HTML classes."
Gallery of image blend mode and filter effects with copy/paste code for each example.
"Tiny set of CSS3 animations meant for your radio inputs."
Font Face Observer
"A fast and simple web font loader. You can use it to load fonts and customise your browser’s font loading behaviour."
Sass mixin. "Create better looking documents and speed up CSS development by adding vertical rhythm to your page."
"Generator and SCSS mixin that brings image sprite to life."
"A Dart implementation of Sass."
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Testing and Debugging Tools
Chrome extension. Helpful for understanding the problems faced by people with slight to extreme vision problems, such as Low Acuity, Low Contrast Sensitivity, and Color Blindness.
"Uncovers the technologies used on websites. Select a technology, click, get the list of the best websites that use it."
"Can automate any website by taking screenshots. It allows you to visually automate your tasks, and makes web automation fun again."
"Simple, unobtrusive authentication for Node.js."
"The best way to localize your website. Custom translations made by your visitors, for your visitors."
"The best places in a city to work remotely, based on recommendations by actual remote workers. See WiFi speeds, plugs, food and more before you go."
"Infinitely customizable knowledge bases. Customize everything to make a support site that matches your product."
"A new way to search the web. The most privacy-oriented search engine."
"Merge Excel data into Word templates."
"Build auto-scaling, pay-per-execution, event-driven apps on AWS Lambda."
"Changelog as a service."
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