Tools & Resources

Here are some of my favourite tools and places on the internet. Partly to share with the world, and as a note for my future self!

Business tools

  • Support Details - what browser, environment does your customer have? Get them to visit this url and you have all the answers.
  • Doodle.com - find time slots for meetings efficiently.
  • World Time Buddy - ever had headaches with working out times in multiple timezones? This is the answer.
  • Time is - what time is it in any city.

Visual and creative resources

  • Drupal Image Bank - Drupal's FREE (Creative Commons) image library
  • Unsplash - Creative Commons image library
  • Flaticon - Free UX icons
  • Pixabay - Free image library
  • Biteable - making creating kinetic videos childsplay AND it's free.
  • Icon Finder - free icons to brighten up your presentation slides
  • Draw.io - browser based wire-framing tool with Google Docs and Jira integrations.
  • placeit.net - superimpose your own screenshots or grab urls onto professional photos of devices.

Readability and writing tools

Video

Online Workshops / Research

  • Sli.do - Tool for live conference audience interactions.
  • RealtimeBoard - Online collaborative white boarding tool.
  • TypeKit - Rapid creation of impressive web surveys and forms. I like to use it for prototyping complex workflows and user testing before developing a permanent solution.

Web Tools

  • Wappalyzer - chrome extension to detect technologies behind web sites.
  • Sitemap generator - Perfect for auditing sites / generating XML sitemaps
  • Page Load Time - by Pingdom.
  • Recordit - screen capture tool ideal for recording issues with websites for demos, raising bugs or training.

Accessibility / Compliance

Drupal compliance resources.

Drupal general

Performance

Agile Process

Geekery and fun

  • Makey Makey - bucket loads of fun for anyone into coding with (big) kids.

Sass services I like

OSX

Cycling