9 Web CSS Tools You Must Know

Written by Kevin Liew on 04 May 2010
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It's hard to find an editor that will do everything, a lot of times, I found myself depend on some online tools that would help me to get a simple task done. There are heaps of CSS tools out there, which one is the best? Check out this post, I have gathered 9 CSS tools that perform different tasks and I pretty sure it will save you a lot of times.

  • CSS Sprite Generator

    CSS Sprite is extremely useful to reduce the amounts of HTTP requests, however, creating them can be pretty painful process. Check this online generator, if you have images ready, this tools can generate the CSS sprite and also the CSS code on the fly.
  • Conditional CSS

    This is a pretty cool approach that it allows you to put logic in your CSS stylesheet. You can set different conditions for different browsers by using If... else... statement and browser detection. The main objective of Conditional-CSS is to overcome CSS rendering bugs in a wide range of browsers, ensuring as many visitors as possible see your site's design correctly.
  • Em Chart

    A pretty straight forward tool that help you to convert px to em.
  • CSS Formatter and Optimiser

    There are heaps of CSS optimisers out there and this is the one I use because the interface is least cluttered. You can use it to format CSS stylesheet and also optimize your CSS stylesheet with different kinds of configurations
  • CSS Typeset

    A small but extremely useful tool to style your text. It has a pretty easy to use user interface such as slider to adjust the line height, letter spacing and word spacing.
  • Modernizr

    Modernizr is a small and simple JavaScript library that helps you take advantage of emerging web technologies (CSS3, HTML 5) while still maintaining a fine level of control over older browsers that may not yet support these new technologies.
  • CSS Desk

    Want to do a quick CSS experiment? Try CSS desk, pretty handy tool to test out some CSS codes
  • Primer CSS

    Primercss is a really handy and useful tools. Primer undercoats your CSS by pulling out all of your classes and id's and placing them into a starter stylesheet. You need to try this because this tool has really helped me to save a lot of times
  • Font tester

    Not sure which font to use or what styles look better in your website? Use this font comparison tool to help you. It also has a character map which I think pretty useful to look for html entities code.
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Yassine 14 years ago
Thank you for sharing those websites with us
Sherry 14 years ago
Font tester is amazing - very handy! Thanks for sharing the tip!
Elaine 14 years ago
Thanks for sharing - very useful indeed!
swapnil bhosale 14 years ago
It is very useful
nikos lianeris 14 years ago
primeCSS and Font Test rocks!!The other tools were very helpful!Thank you for the post! :)
Surge Consulting Group 14 years ago
Nice compilation! Thanks
Manzoor ali 14 years ago
i love your website and i am really inspire with your creative work . thanks for shairing with us the jquery things
Rahul Talr 14 years ago
Really helpful for css developer
solexy 14 years ago
thx, great list
دنيا الدلع 14 years ago
nice stuff
useful list
Brett Widmann 13 years ago
Nice list of resources. Thanks for sharing.