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Developers' Tools

##Developers’ Tools

I’ve created this list as a place to capture some of the handy tools that frequently get shared among developers.

Note: the category anchors were working yesterday, but seem to have stopped working today. GitHub is no longer rendering anchor tags at each header. If anyone knows of a solution let me know!

#####Categories


###JavaScript

####Backbone.js A light JavaScript framework that allows you to structure your Javascript code in an MVC structure.

####Backbone Marionette A composite application library for Backbone.js that aims to simplify the construction of large scale JavaScript applications.

####Raphaël A JavaScript library that simplifies working with vector graphics on the web in a compatible cross-browser way. It uses the SVG W3C Recommendation and VML as a base for creating graphics so each graphical object is also a DOM object (so you can attach JavaScript event handlers and so on.

####Isotope A jQuery plugin for creating 'magical layouts' (e.g. infinite scroll, dynamic wrapping based on element size etc)

####Move.js A small JavaScript library for simple CSS3 based animation.


###CSS

####SASS Sass is an extension of CSS3, adding nested rules, variables, mixins, selector inheritance, and more. It’s translated to well-formatted, standard CSS using the command line tool or a web-framework plugin.

####SASS Inspector Inspect CSS with file name and line numbers SASS Inspector lets you inspect elements with line numbers and and file names. The extension is added as a sidebar pane in the elements panel.


###Web front-end misc

####Hammer Builds your static frontends - compiles coffee, sass, etc

####Anvil for Mac Anvil is a simple webserver for static apps

####Middleman Middleman is a static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development.


###Mobile

####Ratchet For prototyping iPhone apps with simple HTML, CSS and JS components.

####Zepto.js A lightweight JavaScript library specifically for modern browsers with a largely jQuery-compatible API.


###Typography Web-based type layout service

####Lettering.js A jQuery plugin for web typography

####Kern JS JavaScript bookmarklet for visually setting kerning of type

####Typecast

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