A grand list of resources and tools related to web/app development, business and startups.
Too lazy to learn how to code or too cheap to pay for someone to do it for you? There are some options.
Colors & patterns
Tools and resources on figuring out color palettes and finding patterns.
Colourlovers - A creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes and patterns.
Coolors - Easy and fast color schemes generator.
Subtle Patterns - Yet another pattern library for your projects.
The Pattern Library - This project compiles patterns created by designers for use in your projects.
Gradient Animator - Create CSS gradients easily.
Domain / namecheck tools
These tools make it easy to check if the genious app name idea you came up with is available for general use in the internets.
Ember plugins / resources
A bunch of the best resources and plugins we are using for Emberjs.
Ember Power Calendar - Powerful and customizable calendar component for Ember.
Ember Flatpickr - Implements the Flatpickr calendar for Ember.
Ember Testing Tips - A good article on how to do testing in Ember.
Ember Cli Notifications - A notifications system for Ember.
Ember Gestures - Handle gestures in Ember apps nicely.
Vertical Collection - Infinite Scroll and Occlusion at > 60FPS for Ember.
Ember In Viewport - Detect if an Ember View or Component is in the viewport @ 60FPS.
Ember Cli Clipboard - Copy text to clipboard.
Ember Cli Geo - Integrating HTML5 Geolocation API into your Ember.js web app.
Ember Cli Swiper - A nice swiper component for your apps.
Ember Concurrency - Ember Addon that makes it easy to write concise, robust, and beautiful asynchronous code.
Ember Animated - Core animation primitives for Ember
Ember CP Validations - Ember computed property based validations
Ember Cli Bundle Analyzer - Analyze and visually show the size and contents of your Ember app's bundles.
Escape Google / Privacy
Google removed "Don't be evil" clause from their code of conduct and got 200% more evil. Here are some alternatives to Google stuff and generally avoid tracking. Because privacy matters.
Sovereign - Run your own infrastructure for email, file sharing and what not.
Fastmail - Alternative email provider for Gmail.
PrivacyTools - PrivacyTools provides services, tools and knowledge to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.
Prismbreak - Opt out of global data surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore and Tempora.
Syncthing - Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program aka. open source dropbox.
DeGoogle - A huge list of alternatives to Google products. Privacy tips, tricks, and links.
Fonts & Typography
Resources related to fonts an typography.
Typ - Find fonts that go together
Practicaltypography - Typography in ten minutes
CSS Font Stack - A collection of web safe CSS font stacks
Inspirational Typohraphy Guide - A Five-Minute Guide to Better Typography
Closest font - Find closest font
Resources for UI/design inspiration.
Dribble - The place to find & showcase creative work.
Goodweb - The best landing pages, organized by section.
Mobilemozaic - MobileMozaic is a gallery of the very best designed iphone applications.
Pttrns - Examples of common design patterns in apps.
Littlebigdetails - Little Big Details is a curated collection of the finer details of design.
GarlicJS - Persist form state in localStorage to prevent those oopsie moments where user loses text.
Faker.js - Generate massive amounts of realistic fake data in Node.js and the browser.
Awesome Node.js - A huge list of delightful Node.js packages and resources.
Sifter - A library for textually searching arrays and hashes of objects by property (or multiple properties). Designed specifically for autocomplete.
Chardin.js - Simple overlay instructions for your apps.
GridStack - Build interactive dashboards in minutes. Requires jQuery.
nProgress - Slim progress bars for Ajax'y applications. Inspired by Google, YouTube, and Medium.
Slate - A completely customizable framework for building rich text editors.
CLNDR - a jQuery calendar plugin that uses HTML templates.
Pickadate - The mobile-friendly, responsive, and lightweight jQuery date & time input picker.
jQuery File Upload - File Upload widget with multiple file selection, drag&drop support, progress bar, validation and preview images, audio and video for jQuery.
Dropzone - Dropzone is an easy to use drag'n'drop library. It supports image previews and shows nice progress bars.
Intense Images - A simple library to view large images up close using simple mouse interaction, and the full screen.
Dragula - Drag and drop so simple it hurts.
Cleave.js - Format input text content when you are typing.
D3 - Bring data to life with SVG, Canvas and HTML.
C3 - A D3-based reusable chart library.
SVG.js - The lightweight library for manipulating and animating SVG.
Running your own cluster is the bomb these days.
Gravity - Opinionated image-based Kubernetes packaging and management tools.
Helm - The package manager for Kubernetes
Kops - Kubernetes Operations to handle production grade K8s installation, upgrades, and management
Seldon Core - Handy tool to run your ML models on K8s.
Launch check lists / submission directories
Getting ready to launch a web application or site? Go through these check lists and once it's good use the epic list of sites to submit your project to.
Sizle directories list - Mega list of submission directories.
Box UK Checklist - Extensive website launch checklist.
Smashing Mag Checklist - Smashing magazines take on website launch checklist.
Webdesignerdepot Checklist - Webdesignerdepots take on website launch checklist.
1stwebdesigner Checklist - 1stwebdesigners take on website launch checklist.
Resources for finding those juicy free photos, videos or icons for boostrapping your startup idea.
Visualhunt - Creative commons photo search engine.
The Stocks - Yet another stock search engine.
Mockupworld - Find free Mockups from the Web
Unsplash - The place to find free, high quality photos
Compfight - Locate visual inspiration
Littlevisuals - Free, high resolution images
Picjumbo - Free high-resolution images for personal and commercial use
Gratisography - Quirky, creative and free photos
Morguefile - Free images for creatives, by creatives
Freepik - Graphic resources for everyone
Pixabay - Stunning free images & royalty free stock
Jeshoots - Free to use photography by Jan Vašek, who wants to help to all of the artists.
New Old Stock - Vintage photos from the public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions.
Moveast - This is a journey of a Portuguese guy moving to the east decided that every photo should be used for free.
Life of Pix - Another site with free high resolution photography.
Kaboompics - Free stock photography and color palettes.
Designerspics - Free Hi-Res photos for your personal & commercial use. Attribution not required!
Startup Stock Photos - Startup themed free to use stock photos
Jaymantri - CC0 photos by Ajay Mantri
Stock Up - Free stock photo aggregator
Isorepublic - Free high-resolution CC0 photos and videos
Pexels - Free stock photos & videos shared by talented creators.
Coverr - Beautiful free stock video footage
Offline goodies & swag
We do not yet live in a fully digital world and it can be cool to get some swag for your company.
Calepino - Calepino offers great quality brandable office goodies
Colorplan Paper - Paper of epic quality from England for those extraordinary business cards
Gooten - Build an online store and let Gooten produce the goodies and fulfill orders.
Fatcloth - The most epic pocket squares that double as screen or eyewear cleaning cloth. Also brandable to your own companys needs.
Realthread - Makes it easy to order super soft, stylish custom printed t-shirts
Stickermule - Stickers and other swag with minimal hassle
Open source example web/mobile apps
It can be valuable to take a peek at other apps how they've done things.
Realworld - The mother of all demo apps" — Exemplary fullstack Medium.com clone powered by React, Angular, Node, Django, Ember etc.
Hospitalrun - Comprehensive OS app for hospitals.
Navi - Navi is a production quality analytics reporting UI
FullStack - Full-stack boilerplate for you to learn some cool things or build your next app off of.
Pushpin - A collaborative corkboard app.
Pixelpusher - Real-time peer-to-peer collaboration with React.
Capstone - An experimental, tablet-based tool for developing your ideas.
React libs / resources
Social media automation
Tools to help automate social media and make the bots take over the world.
Startup / remote resources
Resources for building your next startup or improving your current one.
SaaS Financial Plan - A financial plan template for SaaS.
Founder / Advisor Standard Template - Contract template for startup advisors.
Startup Tools - Free contract templates for startups in the nordics.
Producthunt Founder Club - Lots of benefits for startup founders.
Sticker Mule - Need to print stickers or other stuff for your startup? This is it.
Gitlab Handbook - GitLab team handbook is a great resource on how to run a remote company.
MVP Success Guide - A great guide on running building a minimum viable product for your startup.
EnterpriseReady - SaaS feature guides created for people who build SaaS products for enterprise customers.
Startupstash - A curated directory of tools and resources to build your startup.
Resources for Freelancers - All the free resources and templates you need to get work done as a freelancer.
1 on 1 Meeting Questions - Mega list of 1 on 1 meeting questions compiled from a variety to sources
Studying / reference
Site / applications / references to help you study stuff.
Templates / boilerplates
Here is a bunch of templates and boiler plates for hitting the ground running in your next endeavour.
Html5up - Free HTML5 site templates
Bootswatch - Free themes for Bootstrap
Fastshell - Simple, quick front-end boilerplate and workflows.
Boostrapsious - Free (and non-free) Bootstrap themes
Start Boostrap - More free (and non-free) Bootstrap themes
Bootswatch - Even more free themes for Bootstrap
Initializr - HTML5 template generator to help you getting started with a new project fast
Extensionizr - Start a chrome extension in 15 seconds.
Underscores - Wordpress theme starter kit.
Testing and user experience
Tools for testing and improving your web applications.
Browserstack - Test your projects on 2000+ real devices and browsers.
Fullstory - See how your users actually use your web application.
Gremlins.js - Unleash the gremlins on your application or site to test it's robustness. :)
Gtmetrix - See how your site performs, reveal why it's slow and discover optimization opportunities.
Pagespeed - Googles pagespeed test can help you make your web pages fast on all devices.
Tota11y - Tota11y helps visualize how your site performs with assistive technologies.
Usetrace - Mostly codeless UI test automation in the cloud.