Here at Desizn Tech, we love free web apps that save time in completing any task. As a web designer, developer you know there are many simple task e.g., creating a screenshot inside a device or speed testing a website can take a lot of time. In this post we have gathered 5 web apps that will help with those task efficiently and faster.
This is must visit tool for anyone who own a website. PageSpeed Insight is part of the google developer tools. PageSpeed Insights analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster. It suggests what can you do to reducing page load times and increase conversion rates. PageSpeed Suggests improvement in three category : High priority, High priority, Medium priority and low priority. It shows exactly where in your website and what to fix such as CSS import.
However, this is not the only tool Google provides. You can visit Google’s Make the Web Faster campaign and see all the tool they include to make your website faster.
2. Smartphones@ by Mailchimp
Usually to create a screenshot inside a device you have open up the AI/PSD file of the device, take a screenshot of the website and refit the image. That is a lot hassle for a simple screenshot. Using Mailchimps Smartphone@ tool all you need to do is take a screenshot in your device and send an email to smartphone[at]mailchimp.com and that is it. Mailchimp will send you a screenshot of your website inside the specified device within a minute or so. We have tested it out and it is really fast. You can specify which device you want the screenshoot inside such as iPad, Android tablet and so on. Hit the link to check it out.
The problem with debugging any website is you have to visit 5 different webapps to test for any error. You have Google to find which webapp is right one, which can be time-consuming. UITest.com is takes all the web development tools and put them all together in one place. Just enter your website URL and UITest.com will link your website with useful web dev tools. Besides that, this website has a lot of information on website accessibility, usability and SEO improvements
Want to see how your website looks on different devices, but do not own them? No problem, just enter your website link on The Responsinator and it will do rest. What we love the Responsinator is that, it is simple, minimal and works.
Here is an another free and useful website speed test tool that uses multiple locations around the globe using real browsers and at real consumer connection speeds. The search results show diagnostic information including resource loading waterfall charts, page Speed optimization checks and suggestions for improvements.
- Shopify - If you are looking to get a powerful ecommerce software for online store that allows you to sell online by providing everything you need to look no further.
- Smush.it™ - This has been posted a lot of times but very useful tool compress images.
- The Automatic CSS Inliner Tool – Another useful tool from Mailchimp to automatically transform local styles into inline styles, to be used for email templates