This is the second part of our “Resources for WordPress Theme Designers” series, last time out we looked at Free Font Icons. This time I am going to be looking at tools to help with your CSS development. With the introduction of CSS3 things got a little more complicated and much more powerfull for web designers and there is a whole load of new tools to make your life easier and help you get to all the new features.
CSS3Ps – free cloud based photoshop plugin that converts your layers to CSS3.
With the power of Sencha Animator, use CSS3 animations to build the next generation rich-media ads. Animate text and images with smooth transitions, design buttons with gradients, and embed analytics. All backed by the strength of web standards.
Prefix My CSS
Prefix your CSS3 code – add support for vendor prefixes.
Generate CSS3 effects visually and copy the created code
One of the most powerful features of CSS3 are transforms, which allow us to take any element in an HTML document, and while not changing its effect on the page layout, rotate it, translate it (move it left, right, up and down), skew it and scale it.
Sass makes CSS fun again. Sass is an extension of CSS3, adding nested rules, variables, mixins, selector inheritance, and more. It’s translated to well-formatted, standard CSS using the command line tool or a web-framework plugin.
LESS extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as variables, mixins, operations and functions. LESS runs on both the client-side (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) and server-side, with Node.js and Rhino.
A gallery of patterns generated with just code
Create CSS3 butt0ns with this online generator
39 CSS animations with source code
Easing and bouncing effects for CSS transitions
Online sandbox for testing CSS
For generating CSS border radius values
CSS 3.0 Maker
Handy online tool for generating all sorts of CSS3 code
PIE makes Internet Explorer 6-9 capable of rendering several of the most useful CSS3 decoration features
CSS 3 Menu
Creating a nice looking menu no longer needs all the code and time it use to, thanks to CSS3. Using this FREE CSS3 Menu you can create great looking buttons using just CSS3 in a few clicks.
Generator for creating borders made of images with CSS3