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10 platforms and tools Web Developers should know about

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It has become common knowledge that web development has gone beyond HTML and CSS. This upscaling was made possible by several tools and platforms that make the work of a web developer easier than it used to be.

Web development requires the use of various tools and platforms in order to create and maintain websites. There are lots of those tools around, but this article will focus on the following: Unsplash, Font Awesome, Bootstrap, Google font, Git, GitHub, Google Analytics, W3C validator, JQuery, and Heroku.

Unsplash

Unsplash is a platform that provides high-quality, royalty-free images that can be used in web design. This platform is very useful for web designers as it provides a wide range of images that can be used to create visually appealing websites.

Font Awesome

Font Awesome provides a wide range of icons that can be used in web design. These icons are vector graphics, which means they can be scaled to any size without losing quality. This makes them ideal for use in web design.

Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a popular front-end framework that provides a wide range of tools and resources for creating responsive, mobile-first websites. Bootstrap provides pre-designed UI components, layout options and CSS classes that can be easily customized to create a unique design.

Google Font

Google font provides a wide range of free, open-source fonts that can be used in web design. These fonts are optimized for web use, which means that they will load quickly and look great on all devices.

Git

Git is a popular version control system that is widely used by web developers to track changes to their code and collaborate with other developers. With Git, developers can easily track changes to their code, revert to previous versions, and collaborate with others on the same codebase. Git also allows developers to create different branches of their code, which can be useful for experimenting with new features or bug fixes without affecting the main codebase.

GitHub

GitHub is an online platform that provides hosting for Git repositories, as well as a variety of tools for collaboration, code review, and project management. With GitHub, developers can easily share their code with others, collaborate on projects, and track issues and bugs. It also allows developers to create pull requests, which can be used to propose changes to a codebase, and easily merge them with the main codebase.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service that is used to track and report website traffic. It allows developers to track the number of visitors to their website, where they came from, and how they interacted with the website. Google Analytics also provides a wide range of tools and reports, such as conversion tracking, audience analysis, and more, which can be used to gain insights into how users are interacting with the website.

W3C Validator

The W3C Validator is a tool that is used to check the syntax and structure of web pages for compliance with W3C web standards. It helps developers ensure that their web pages are written in compliance with the latest web standards and that they will be rendered correctly on a wide range of devices and browsers.

jQuery

jQuery is a popular JavaScript library that simplifies the process of working with HTML documents, events, animation, and AJAX. jQuery makes it easy to select, manipulate, and traverse HTML elements on a web page, which can be very useful for web developers. With jQuery, you can easily add interactive features to your web pages, such as animations, modals, and more, without having to write complex JavaScript code.

Heroku

Heroku is a platform as a service (PaaS) that allows developers to easily deploy and scale web applications. It provides a wide range of tools and services that make it easy to deploy, scale, and manage web applications, including support for a wide range of programming languages, databases, and other services. Heroku also provides a variety of tools and services, such as automatic scaling, monitoring, and more.

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