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Issue #337  (Top Tools of 2019 (Best of the Rest))01/02/20

Seeing as this is still a bit of a down week for most of you, I thought I'd round up another list of "top tools" of 2019, but this time it's the next 30 most-clicked tools of the year. I always feels bad that so many tools barely miss the top 30, so I think it's fair to have a best of the rest issue.

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Now on to the Best-of-the-Rest Tools of 2019!

Best of the Rest 2019 (#30 – #21)

Admin Bro
An admin panel for apps written in Node.js.

Online form builder and form creator. Type styled text, upload pictures, embed video, and brand your form with media, colors and fonts.

Simple and elegant component-based UI library.

A 5k+ Collection of tartan patterns (crisscrossed horizontal and vertical bands) in SVG and PNG format.

A simple and easy to use library that creates fullscreen scrolling websites and adds landscape sliders inside the sections of the site.

Compress PNG/JPG
Compress your PNG/JPG files by up to 80% and retain full transparency.

Lite YouTube Embed
A faster YouTube embed. A custom element renders just like the real thing but approximately 224x faster.

A beautiful React dashboard built with Bootstrap 4.

Because Themes
Collection of four dark VSCode themes.

Jam Icons
800+ handcrafted icons in SVG format, usable via download or CDN.

Best of the Rest 2019 (#20 – #11)

A starter stylesheet for desktops, tablets, and phones.

A free and easy to use static website host.

A tiny utility library (only ~7KB) for the native web platform, aimed to help building interfaces easily. The goal is to offer a declarative way to code UI components by writing bits of HTML.

A small library of CSS effects including some loading animations.

Illustration Gallery
Each week, discover royalty-free illustrations to power up your projects.

An exceptionally fast, thorough, and tiny unused-CSS cleaner.

Build awesome HTML emails and test them easily on real email clients before sending.

Clarity Dashboard
By Microsoft. Get insights about how customers use your website. By adding some simple JavaScript to your page, get the ability to replay page views, view sessions and observe interactions.

A royalty-free stock illustration library curated by expert moderators that account for changing visual styles, high quality craftsmanship, and strong aesthetic value.

A complete design system built on Bootstrap 4. It overwrites all Bootstrap 4 components and adds 2 more plugins and comes with three example pages.

Best of the Rest 2019 (#10 – #1)

CSS toolkit engineered for high performance and scalable web applications.

Crazy Awesome JSON Viewer
Simple online tool to visualize JSON data.

Ken Burns Carousel
A bare and light web component that displays a set of images with a Ken Burns effect (transition similar to the style in the popular Ken Burns documentaries).

A free tool to create and maintain style guides. Organize logos, fonts, colors, and more.

The only headless CMS with a visual editor. Has the user experience of a page builder with a modern headless architecture.

A library of free, beautifully designed modal dialogs based on Bootstrap.

Eva Design System
A deep learning color generator. Select a primary brand color and this app will display various "semantic" colors based on the primary.

Set of 100 open source illustrations in AI, SVG, PNG, and EPS format.

A full-featured, consistent atomic, utility class library for rapidly building user interfaces.

Animated typing in ~400 bytes of JavaScript, with no dependencies, emoji support, smart delete, pausing, and more.

A Tweet for Thought

The 2nd most-clicked Tweet of 2019 was this one by Erin McGrath. A classic example of developer humour.

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Before I Go...

If you're trying to get into more side projects for 2020, you might like SideProjects.net, a platform to share and exchange feedback on side projects.

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