Issue #383 (WTW Redesign, JS Utils, Uncats, React)11/19/20
Last week you may have noticed a slight difference in the look of this newsletter. The header section (above) with the logo and slogan has been updated to be more in line with a brand new redesign for the main Web Tools Weekly website.
While I can take credit for the front-end code, the design itself was done by a friend of mine who also did the redesigns for the previous newsletter layout and my blog. This recent website redesign was long overdue and certainly gives the website a more modern feel.
I particularly like what we did with the Advertising Plans page, which now has clear options on the three ad spots available.
I'm still working out some of the minor quirks and layout issues on various device sizes, but that's always a work in progress on many websites.
Hope you like the new design – feel free to hit reply and let me know what you think or if you find any problems!
Now on to this week's tools!
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Uses a static subset of JSX so you can write components once and run everywhere. Compiles to Vue, React, Solid, Liquid, and more.
Lightweight and performance focused search UI library to query and display results from Elasticsearch.
A simple scroll library, built on top of an older library called virtual-scroll, that provides smooth scrolling with support for parallax effects, toggling classes, and triggering event listeners.
A smooth, simple, lightweight, vanilla JS, dependency-free drag and hold slider, made for easy setup.
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A brief weekly newsletter sent out every Monday that features productivity tools and articles on efficiency, well-being, remote work, and more. promoted
WordPress speed optimization and maintenance service to help SEO and conversion rates.
Simple and affordable web scraping API. Focus on scraping the data you need, not on proxies, headless browsers, and HTML parsing.
Atkinson Hyperlegible Font
A free typeface from the Braille Institute that boasts greater legibility and readability for low vision readers.
IP geolocation and threat intelligence API. Enrich any IP address with geolocation data, ASN and hostname information, enforce GDPR compliance, assess potential risks, and more.
Makes it easy to build end-to-end encrypted applications by taking care of the encryption and its related challenges.
Online file converter with no file size limit and ability to convert to and from dozens of formats, as many as you want.
A PHP tool that helps you write eBooks in markdown and convert to PDF.
The first continuous design to development platform. Go from high fidelity prototypes to developer friendly code that engineers can build upon quickly.
Embed a clap/like button on your website that's not tied to any social network and allows you to keep your own data.
Native Windows, Mac, or Linux app for powerful hands-free input with voice control, eye tracking, and more.
An open source search engine with a special focus on privacy and efficiency.
Free developer portfolio (kind of like Carbonmade for software) with a card-based layout and support for markdown, code highlighting, and repl.it integration.
React component that renders an HTML file input and automatically uploads to an S3 bucket.
A flexible and responsive carousel component for React with element resize support (true responsiveness) and support for right-to-left languages.
React component for rendering QR codes in SVG format for better clarity in printed QR codes.
A library to load and manage data inline in React components that works on both client and server.
React component for Tweakpane, and older project that lets you create GUIs for fine-tuning parameters and monitoring value changes in apps. The demo
is really cool!
React Sortable Tree
Drag-and-drop sortable component for nested data and hierarchies.
Lazy load and transition your React images with WebGL OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL).
A fast state management solution for React with the ability to directly mutate state at any level to update a component, always fresh state, and reactive bindings for inputs, and lots more.
Simple, intuitive and configurable tools to manage "reparenting" (i.e. moving a component from one parent to another) with React.
A React component built on top of the mature drag and drop library, Sortable.
A small, simple and customizable cookie consent bar for use in React apps.
A Tweet for Thought
Finally, an original programming joke (at least it's one I haven't heard...)
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Before I Go...
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