By AQ Nizam on January 16, 2013

12 Extremely Useful And Powerful Free CSS Tools

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There are many CSS tools available on the internet that help us writing better and valid CSS code. Such tools are of great importance for the web developers and web designers because achieving good command over CSS is a must to achieve skill for them. Many designers and developers constantly look for fresh and useful CSS tools to add them to their toolbox.

Therefore, keeping this in mind we thought to compile a collection of 12 useful CSS tools for the web developers and web designers. With these tools, designers and developers can learn new ways of using CSS3 properties and in this way can increase their work efficiency. Here is the full collection. We hope that you will like this list.

CSS3Gen – Generate Useful Snippets of CSS3

CSS3Gen is a CSS3 Generator that allows you to generate CSS3 snippets for Box Shadow, Text Shadow and Border Radius.

Stylie – A Graphical CSS Animation Tool

Stylie is a fun tool for easily creating CSS 3 animations.

Css2Less – CSS to LessCSS converter

Easily convert old CSS to fresh new LESS — As easy as copy/paste.

SpritePad – Create and Edit CSS Sprites

Create your css sprites with drag&drop and have it directly available as PNG + CSS file. No fiddling in Photoshop, no exporting, no manual assignment of css styles. SpritePad automates and simplifies most aspects of css spritemap creation.

On/Off Flipswitch HTML5/CSS3 Generator

Generate pure CSS3 On/Off flipswitches with animated transitions.

Minify and GZip Compress JavaScript & CSS

Minify and Gzip compress CSS & Javascript in a single click.


Prefix your CSS3 code. Instantly! Convert your CSS3 syntax to the prefixed versions

Ultimate CSS gradient editor and generator

A powerful Photoshop-like CSS gradient editor from ColorZilla.

Primer Css

Primer undercoats your CSS by pulling out all of your classes and id’s and placing them into a starter stylesheet. Don’t you deserve a little timesaver?

Css Typetest

CSS Type Set is a hands-on typography tool allowing designers and developers to interactively test and learn how to style their web content.

SlickMap CSS

SlickMap CSS is a simple stylesheet for displaying finished site maps directly from HTML unordered list navigation. It’s suitable for most web sites – accommodating up to three levels of page navigation and additional utility links – and can easily be customized to meet your own individual needs, branding, or style preferences.

Clean CSS

Optimize and format your CSS using a variety of different compression settings. Fixes sloppy code and generates clean and concise CSS.

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This should come in handy, thanks for sharing.
One thing has me wondering, though: Why should anyone convert CSS to LESS, as opposed to starting out with LESS in the first place? If one does not use LESS, converting ones stylesheets to it makes no sense. Then again, if one uses LESS, one has probably set up a solution to compile LESS to CSS. So what is that site good for, am I missing something?

Ugh, dumb Question, nevermind. Saves the work of converting old stylesheets. That makes terrific amounts of sense, actually. Sorry for idiocy, and have a nice evening!

this is SOOO perfect. You have no idea how tough it is to find something like this. Ha right when I was searching for it!

Awesome collection of free CSS tools. Will surely try using them. Thanks for sharing.

Brilliant collection of CSS tools. I couldn’t find better list anywhere on the web.

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