15+ Handy CSS3 Tools and Resources
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15+ Handy CSS3 Tools and Resources

CSS or Cascading Style Sheet is a special style sheet language used to create website layouts and styles. It has been extensively used by web developers all around the world and has proved its worth in the field of web development.

Recently CSS3 comes with some magnificent new features that support cross browser usability and help improving the web development. Mastering the skills in CSS3 helps you achieving a constant look for your website and allows you gain more control on its style and layout.

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Here is a showcase of 15+ Valuable CSS3 Tool and Resources to let you understand the techniques and master the skills. We hope that this collection gives you understanding to have the edge in the world web development.

1. CSS3 Button Maker

You will be provided with a number of sliders and color pickers that you can use to style your own CSS3 button. You can use the code in your own project.

2. CSS3 Generator

With this tool, you can choose CSS properties from the list and fill in your required parameters and get the code with a live preview.

3. CSS3 Please

It is a CSS3 rule generator that acts as a type of playground. It lets you create a mixture of CSS3 tweaks and see a live preview. You can use it in your own file.

4. CSS3 Gradient Generator

The CSS3 Gradient Generator is a powerful CSS based gradient tool designed for developers and designers to generate a gradient in CSS.

5. CSS3 Transforms

This tool provides you a set of sliders to test different transforms. For example; position, rotation, skew and more. You can get the code on the fly.

6. CSS3 Selectors Test

CSS3 Selectors Test automatically runs a large number of small tests which determines if your browser is compatible with a large number of CSS selectors. If it is not compatible with a particular selector it is marked as such. You can click on each CSS selector to see the results, including a small example and explanation for each of tests.

7. CSS3 Pie

PIE makes Internet Explorer 6-8 capable of rendering several of the most useful CSS3 decoration features.

8. Modernizr

Modernizr is an open-source JavaScript library that helps you build the next generation of HTML5 and CSS3-powered websites.

9. CSS3 Previews

Many new CSS3 feature previews and demos.

10. Techniques to Acquaint You With CSS 3

Learn some of the most popular new CSS3 features.

11. CSS3 Cheat Sheet

You will get a downloadable PDF file that contains entire listing of all the properties, selectors kinds and permitted values in the current CSS 3 specification from the W3C.

12. CSS3 Color Names

This tool supports 147 different colors by name including 17 standard colors plus 130 more. This tool also shows their RGB and hexadecimal values.

13. The Power Of HTML5 and CSS3

Article covering HTML5 and CSS3 combination advantages.

14. CSS3 Builder

With this tool, you can design composite CSS3 boxes by means of an interface looking precisely like the one employed for applying Photoshop effects.

15. Sizzle

A pure-JavaScript CSS selector engine designed to be easily dropped in to a host library.

16. Web Designers’ Browser Support Checklist

This tool displays web browser support on HTML5 and CSS3.

Did I missed anything?

What websites do you use regularly that other designers will find useful? Please let us know…..

Written by
Suresh Patel
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