As a designer or developer there are instances where you find yourself completely out of time and you want to save as much of it as possible. While doing that, you also need to make sure that you do not compromise on the quality of your work. We came up with a solution for you. This particular list will discuss 40 best HTML5 development tools to save your time. They will not only save your time but will effectively improve your productivity. The introduction of HTML5 completely modernized the design and development industry and also altered the way people used to develop their products. Of course, it may take some time getting used to the new (relatively) language but once you master it, you would be able to accomplish wonders. On top of all that, you have available to you certain tools to enhance your end product.
Check out the tools listed below and pick out the ones you like. We certainly hope that you will like this massive collection and will not be disappointed at all. We are sure you will find the following tools useful and if so, please do not hesitate to share your opinions with us via the comments below.
40. Sketch Toy
This is one of the more simple tools listed in this particular article. This tool will allow you to create art using just your mouse. Think of is as Ms Paint.
MRI will allow you to test selectors and see if they work as you intended or not.
38. HTML5 Outliner
You can use this tool to see the structure of your HTML5 code online. There are two options to use this tool; one is to upload HTML5 document and the other is to load it from a URL.
WestCiv will help you make HTML5 audio. Instead of spending time coding it on the desktop, you can do so online saving a lot of your precious time.
36. HTML5 Please
This tool is quite handy when you are trying to find out HTML5 features and embed them into your web app project modules.
35. HTML KickStart
This is an ultra-lean set of HTML5, CSS, and jQuery files, layouts and elements. They are designed to give you a head start with whatever project you are working on saving your hours of precious time.
If you are looking to generate stripe patterns and save a lot of time while at it, you could use this tool to generate them for free.
33. Font Dragr
Looking to test custom fonts in the browser? Use this tool and you can do so without hassle and coding. Just drag and drop and the tool will take care of the rest.
31. Sprite Box
This is a WYSIWYG tool. It is designed to help web developers quickly create CSS classes and IDs from a single sprite image. It was created using a combination of jQuery, CSS3, and HTML5 and is completely free to use.
30. Adobe Typekit
This is a cloud based service that offers a vast library of web safe fonts. If you are looking to add flair to your website designs, you may want to check this on out.
This is an online drawing application. It lets you draw, replay what you draw, and share it with friends. You can use this online without the hassle of downloading it.
27. The HTML5 Test
Does your browser support HTML5 or certain elements of that particular language? Are you curious to find out? Well, this tool will do just that for you.
This is perhaps one of the better HTML5 applications to create high resolution, high fidelity SVG mockups and wireframes.
This is a sprite sheet generator based on HTML5.
This is an open-source framework for building incredibly fast and innovative user experiences on the web. Try it out. It is really easy to use.
22. Less Framework
Less Framework is something you would need for designing adaptive websites. This is a CSS grid system and it contains 4 layouts and 3 sets of typography presets for you to mess around with.
A fantastic library of tools and resources designed to work with Safari, FireFox, Opera, Chrome, Internet Explorer, iOS and Android.
All you need to do is type in your HTML5 code and see it rendered in real-time. You can then style it with CSS. This tool will support all browsers.
This is a free online tool which you can use to generate scripted pre-loaders for your HTML projects. This particular tool uses the CanvasLoader UI library.
If you are looking to generate On/Off flip switches with animated transitions using CSS3, this is the HTML5 tool for you.
This is a premier HTML software unfortunately. It has integrated tools for creating cross-browser animation and other content.
If you are looking to generate HTML5 templates, do give this tool a try. It will generate for you a clean customizable template which should get you started with everything much quicker.
This is a game framework and it is designed to build fast games for all the modern touchscreen systems and desktop browsers.
This is a comprehensive web editing interface for Content Management Systems. This tool can be adapted to work on almost any content management backend.
If you are looking for faster and easier web development try this tool which is sleek, intuitive and powerful.
This is perhaps the most advanced of all the responsive front-end frameworks in the world.
If you are looking to rapidly develop websites that would look gorgeous on a big screen monitor or your iPhone, you can use Skeleton which basically is a small collection of CSS files.
If you are looking to build modern web application, this HTML5 framework should come in very handy.
9. Edge Code
This particular tool is by Adobe. It is very lightweight and can be used to edit CSS and HTML. It would also include previews while you work on your code. It can come in very handy when you looking for a quick edit.
8. Edge Inspect
This tool is also by Adobe. It is a workflow and preview tool for testing and simulating across multiple browsers.
Another tool by Adobe which will provide access to a suite of free web fonts which you can immediately use in your websites.
Yet another tool by Adobe only this one is cloud-based. It is a service for creating applications without downloading iPhone, BlackBerry or Android SDKs.
If you are looking to gather feedback on your videos, this tool will come in handy. All you need to do is click on the video and use the spacebar to submit your vote.
4. HTML5 Reset
Using this tool, a developer has a way of resetting the clock. It would allow the designers to take their older website design and re-write that design in HTML5.
Mercury Editor is a full-featured HTML5 editor.
This is an open-source project that would provide WYSIWYG visual authoring of HTML5 user interfaces. The tool itself was written using HTML and would therefore run in any browser without any pre-requisites.