Web development is not a compact term which can be defined in a prescribed or limited boundaries; rather it is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network). The work of web development ranges from web design, web content development, client liaison, client-side/server-side scripting, to web server and network security configuration, and e-commerce development. To get completed a web development project, web developers or designers need various web development tools which may start from a handy text editor or WYSIWYG editor like Dreamweaver to advanced widgets, debugging or testing tools.
In earlier post, we have also talked about several web development tools, but in this post we have come up with some different and latest kind of web development tools which can help the developers to increase their productivity and make the best use of their limited time. Although, there are many available tools to help make web development projects quicker and more productive, but to find out the best one is somewhat tedious job. We are providing here varieties of Web Development Tools including utilities, optimizers, testing, and debugging tools primarily aimed towards helping developers to create websites more efficiently by solving their all worries and sorting almost all types of issues. Jump through the list given below:
PHP Thumb is a light-weight image manipulation library which empowers web developers with an added ability to re-size images by width, height, and percentage, create custom crops, or square crops from the center, and rotate the image. This image manipulation library is aimed at thumbnail generation and features the ability to perform multiple manipulations per instance, which is also sometimes known as chaining, without the need to save and re-initialize the class with every manipulation.
CKEditor is not a desktop application like Microsoft Word or Open-Office, but is a text editor to be used inside web pages by developers to enhance their applications. It’s a WYSIWYG editor that means that the text being edited on will look just similar to the results, what user will have after publishing it. It constitute an important component to be used inside web pages as it brings to the web common editing features found on desktop editing applications like Microsoft Word and Open Office but it doesn’t means that it is wholly a desktop application. CKEditor proves to be an ideal editor for developers, enabling them to facilitate their users with easy and powerful solutions. Since, it is licensed under flexible Open Source and commercial licenses, it can be used and integrated inside any kind of application.
Google Chart Tools
Google Chart tools is an extremely useful web development tool which is used to display live data on the site. It is available free and simple to use yet powerful. It also offers cross browser compatibility and cross platform portability to iOS and new Android releases.
Ajax script to scale images
Generally, need is felt to present a gallery of images or just thumbnails, in such a manner that when the mouse passes or hovers over an image, the image appears in full size. This can be effectively done using Ajax script. Ajax script are frequently used by web developers or Ajax developers to scale the images because in asynchronous mode unique to the XMLHttpRequest object, it allows loading images when the page is already loaded, and while the user reads the page, without any delay at loading of the page, or at display of the image.
Date manipulation in PHP
ASP has a command called DateDiff which takes two dates and can tell you how many seconds has passed between them, how many days, months and so on. There is a command namely DateDiff which takes two dates and tell how many seconds has passed between them, how many days, months and so on and so forth.
A YUI Loading Panel Widget
A YUI Loading Panel widget works as an effective solution at the situation when a web page which is processing a lengthy Ajax request doesn’t provide a loading indicator of any kind which most often forces the user to think that the page has stopped responding.The use a loading indicator is a perfect solution for the Ajax programmers who use YUI.
This is another great web development tool which handles RGB, HSL, and Hexadecimal values and works the same way as Photoshop color picker does; this advance color picker returns the hexadecimal value of the color.
Validate form fields Script
This class can be used to validate database inputs or mail forms. Not only that it is also used to validate postcodes, special strings, credit card number etc. The current version of this tool can also validate simple text, numbers (with decimals, too), dates, urls, e-mail addresses and for html-tags. It reports a detailed error message if the form fields are invalid.
IP Location API Service
The IP Location API service is a very good friend of web developers; it is integrated with OpenCrypt version 1.8 to offer improved statistics which now include user locations and usage per country data; it enables you to detect user location based on a user’s IP address. It works in very simple manner, only you need to submit the API with an IP address and it returns the country that IP is registered to.
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