Free resources from the design community can add value to an e-commerce site. Here is a list of new web tools and design elements from spring 2020. There are designer and development apps, coding resources, color tools, fonts and more. All of these tools are free, but some also offer premium versions.
Free design tools
Image comparison is an easy control for comparison before and after pictures.
Pattern.css is a CSS library that just fills your empty background with attractive designs.
SnapFont is a browser extension that makes it easy to test all fonts on any website. With nearly 1,000 fonts available, you can preview all Google fonts directly.
SaaSforCovid.com is a list of SaaS products offered for free or with a Covid-19 discount.
Brandfetch is a useful tool for tagging assets in Adobe XD. Just enter a URL and get the corresponding access directly in Adobe XD.
GitKraken-timelines is a free web app that shows important milestones in the project on a continuous timeline. Each milestone flag highlights the primary goals and when it is scheduled to occur.
Virtual events for developers is a list of virtual events to increase your skills as a developer, contribute to interesting projects, and meet like-minded developers around the world. It's from Arc () (formerly Codementor), a global community of 500,000 plus developers.
Stock Solo is a tool for accessing free images in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and XD. Download 3.2 million photos from Unsplash, Pexels and Pixabay.
Screen Recorder is a minimal, ad-free screen recorder running in your browser. There are no registrations and no recording limits. Zero data is uploaded and processed on a server.
Shorthand is a free and open CSS framework for creating unique and modern designs without writing any CSS. The Lite version contains only shades of gray, and the entire version has 16 colors with seven variants of each.
Boardist.io is a web app for collaborative project boards. Organize projects, materials and tasks. Get access to Kanban planners, productivity reports, Pomodoro times and more. Free for up to three cards and 100 MB of storage.
Tables Icons is a free set of over 450 free, MIT-licensed SVG icons to use in your web projects.
Animockup is an open source tool for creating animated GIFs and videos to showcase your products. Use it for social media, dribbble, landing pages and more.
Reflect is an automated web testing tool that anyone can use. Reflect does not require installation. Creating a test is as simple as entering a URL and using your website. When the test fails, you will be automatically notified with a video that reproduces the error. Free for up to three users and 25 test runs.
ephemera is a unique and bold display font, inspired by ephemera (ie, temporarily printed material) from the print tradition, which encloses both serif and blackletter letter shapes.
Douce Mortem is a versatile font with a modern aesthetic to enhance your structure.
joplin is a unique display font, created by adding two fonts for a screen printing effect.
Rossville is a script font to make text stand out. It is useful for logos, headings and quotes.
Vinson is a free rounded font based on the Roboto type family. It is a convenient and friendly font with many uses.
Thunder Bold Inline is a vintage style font for headlines or brand identity.