These are the things I've written that are tagged "tools"

Transformy

“Transform your whole list, with just one example.” Paste in source data. Type in the format you want. Source data is massaged to fit new format. Very simple and works great.

Hex Preview

Dead simple hex color scheme web app. Just type in your hex codes, and it will update in real time. You can add any number of colors at once to see how they look together, too.

Framer

An application / framework platform for Mac that looks to let you got from Photoshop or Sketch to prototype in record time.

slick – the last carousel you’ll ever need

A full-responsive, CSS3-enabled, touch-ready, arrow-key supporting, draggable carousel that you can instance with one line. Having built and used probably a dozen different image slider / content carousels this one looks like it covers all of the bases and with minimal markup bullshit. Color me impressed.

obelisk.js

Obelisk.js is a JavaScript Engine for building isometric pixel objects. … and it looks like a million bucks. This may have to be the basis for my life’s work: A modern remake of the SNES version of SimCity. (via Jesper)

Layer Comps in Photoshop

Neven Mrgan just blew my mind: Layer comps is a panel—found in the Window menu—which helps you organize different versions of a designs or different views of it in the same file. If you are a responsible digital citizen at all, you probably have some sort of system for keeping around alternate elements and various […]

websocketd

websocketd is a small command line tool that will wrap an existing command line interface program, and allow it to be accessed via a WebSocket. Sounds great. (via Jesper)

Mock Response

A super simple, but super useful, little service that returns various HTTP status codes based the URL called. Helpful tool for testing how your app responds to every HTTP status.

Dnsyo – A DNS propogation tester

Looks like a handy little tool if you’re in the website business, and it even has a pithy one-line description: In short, it’s nslookup, if nslookup queried over 1500 servers and collated their results. Bonus points for being open source and installable via pip.

LICEcap

Awesome GPL app for making animated GIFs from sections of your screen. Hokey smokes. (via @waxpancake)

Macaw

The only visual HTML editor I’ve ever seen that looks legitimately useful, well-executed, and outputs good code. Let’s see if they can deliver.

Log

“Console.log with Style” Works in Chrome, pretty cool. A little verbose for my tastes but definitely better than the default.

csscss

csscss will parse any CSS files you give it and let you know which rulesets have duplicated declarations. Been looking for something like this for YEARS now. Hope it’s good.

Meteorite

Appears to be the front-runner for Meteor version and package management. Working very well for me so far. Meteor is some strong mojo.

Aptus

Sounds like a good deal to me: “Aptus is a dedicated browser that lets you preview, edit and screenshot your responsive site at any size from mobile through to large desktop.” Just $2.99 of your Earth dollars.

The Webkit Inspector

A thoughtful, in-depth, guide to the most powerful web development tool in any browser today. If you aren’t developing in a Webkit-based browser (Chrome, Safari) you’re probably wasting a lot of time.

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My name is Phil Nelson and I make beautiful objects for a troubled world in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. I'm a designer / developer at Occipital.

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