These are the tools I’m using, the bits of code I’m copying and the books I’m reading. I’ll do my best to keep this updated. Inspired by Sawyer Hollenshead.
- Gulp – “a toolkit that helps you automate painful or time-consuming tasks in your development workflow”.
- Bourbon & Neat — Simple customizable grid framework for Sass
- Animate.css — Easy to add animation library from Dan Eden
- Fitvids.js — Make Vimeo & YouTube videos responsive.
- Picturefill — Responsive images
- Adaptive Images – The simplest and cheapest way to add properly scaled images.
Apps and add-ons
- Tweetbot (Mac or iOS) — Twitter client, for Mac and iOS
- Atom — Code editor
- Anvil — Easy .dev URLs for local development
- Clear — If I use a list, it’s Clear
- Slack — Necessary for any team communication.
- Day One – Simple journalling. Possibly the nicest Markdown editor.
- Hours – If I ever use a time tracker
- Duet Display – Allows me to use my iPad as an external monitor. Great for working out of the office.
- Sketch – If I do web mockups, it’s done in Sketch.
- CodePen – Great for testing bits of code.
- Hemingway – Online editor helps to make your writing “bold and clear”
- Adobe Creative Cloud — Primarily Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop
- Typekit — Webfonts, part of Adobe CC
- Spotify — Music streaming
- Siteleaf — CMS, used on this and as many websites as possible
- GitHub – Version control for code
- Cushion — Project & Invoice Tracking (In Paid Beta)
- Dropbox Pro – Cloud storage.
- Offscreen — “A Print Magazine about the People behind Bits and Pixels”
- The Great Discontent — “Interviews on beginnings, creativity, and risk”
- The Manual – Essays on design
- The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero