5 Awesome HTML5 Website Development Tools
HTML5 is a web developer’s friend – in so many ways
HTML5 is allowing web developers to create simple yet stunning animated websites that can make great first impressions on the visitor. We did a post earlier showcasing some of the best HTML5 websites we have ever seen. Now we’re going to write about some cool development tools that will help you on your way to that kind of awesomeness.
Moqups is a tool that allows web developers to create their first sketches of their websites. What will your website look like? Start by making a wireframe in Moqups. There are ready-made interface elements for you to drag and drop into the workspace. If you want to add images, you can also upload them from your computer and insert them into the web design draft. What you’ll get at the end is a pre-visualised mock-up of what your end product will look like.
The next thing is to choose the right typefaces and fonts for your website. Fonts can convey moods and are an essential tool in branding your website. To find out how a font will look on your page, simply drag and drop the font into the workspace and see it work its magic on your text. The best part? You don’t need to have any knowledge about CSS to try this out!
Using this tool, you can get the HTML5 code for any illustration or SVG file. If you’ve created digital illustrations on Illustrator, you can easily export into SVG format and then with this tool to HTML5 code that you can embed in your website. Easy come, easy go!
Wouldn’t it be cool to create animations online? We thought so too. Ajax Animator lets you create frame by frame 2D animations and play the timeline right there. You can also execute scripts and watch them in motion on your stage.
To find out whether your HTML5 code is compatible across different platforms, use HTML5 Please. It is an online advisor that lets you check if the HTML5 features, CSS3 etc. are ready for use and if they are, how you should be using them.
If you want to learn more about developing with web standards, check out John Allsop’s book of the same name. In this book, you will learn about best practices and industry standards so that you can create cutting-edge professional HTML5 websites. Happy webbing!
Nabiha Zeeshan is a social media addict currently loving her job at Cygnis Media. She spends her leisure time researching on social media trends and consumer psychology. Follow her @NabihaZeeshan