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10 Useful Web Development Tools For 2014

01 February 2014 By Web Strategy Plus [post_view]


10 Useful Web Development Tools For 2014

Whether you have experience working at multiple web development companies or you’re an entrepreneur who’s researching the technology side of your business, here are ten of the best development tools available in 2014:

HTML Purifier

Far too many people accidentally write code that has serious XSS vulnerabilities in it. By running your HTML through this PHP-based tool, you will be able to easily identify and remove any code that could leave a site open to attack by hackers.


From jQuery to Chrome Frame to ExtJS, this allows you to copy the latest version of popular Javascript libraries with just a single click.

ProCSSor – Advanced CSS Prettifier

This tool makes it easy to ensure CSS code is as readable as possible. Having readable code is very important for sharing with others, as well as allowing someone to take over a project in the future. It’s available to use online, as well as a downloadable Mac program.

HTML5 Test

What’s nice about this tool is not only does it allow you to see how many HTML5 features your current browser supports, but you can easily compare the support provided by other browsers. This type of information provides a great starting point for compatibility testing.

Frame Box

Need to mock up a design? While there’s no shortage of tools that provide that functionality, there are three key traits that make this one special. First, it’s free to use. Second, it’s very easy to use. And last but not least, it makes sharing a breeze by providing a link that you can email to as many people as you want.


Simply put, this is by far the easiest way to create CSS sprites. Instead of taking minutes, you can literally cut that time down to seconds.


All you have to do is submit a URL or upload an image, and Spur will make it very easy for you to critique that web page.


Have a spreadsheet that needs to become a HTML table, but don’t want to spend all afternoon typing out code? With this tool, you simply paste in the cells, select a few options, and the information you submit will be converted into a HTML table.


This tool makes it easy to see how quickly your site or a specific page loads in different browsers around the world.


If you want to test your site in a specific browser but don’t have it installed on your computer, this tool allows you to run any browser version instantly from the cloud.

Custom Website Development is the Best Way to Get Exactly What Your Business Needs

Although platforms like WordPress can make it fairly easy to get a website up and running, custom website development is an absolute requirement for any business that’s serious about fully optimizing their site and maximizing its effectiveness at converting visitors into leads. By going the custom route, you can be sure that you won’t have to settle for anything other than exactly what you want.

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