Resources from the design community can add value to your ecommerce site. Here is a list of new web tools and design elements from winter 2020. There are designer and developer apps, coding resources, color tools, fonts, and more. All of these tools are free, though some also offer premium versions.
Free Design Tools
Pantone Color of the Year 2020 was announced in December. Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052) is a timeless and enduring hue. To arrive at the selection each year, experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences.
Unscreen is a tool to remove backgrounds automatically from video. No more chroma-keying and green screens. Unscreen analyzes your video and generates a quality result.
Opensource Builders lists open-source alternatives to popular apps, such as Shopify, Slack, and Google Analytics.
Neumorphism.io is a CSS generator that creates a soft user-interface effect, combining a light-source highlight with a box-shadow.
Invisible Line Editor is a plugin for aligning text. With a click, the text is divided into two different columns to form an invisible vertical line.
Glitch Art Generator is a tool to create colorful gradient glitch-art wallpapers.
Calcolor provides a convenient way to manage digital colors. Every color code has a dedicated page. Easily preview a color, find its matching counterparts, or modify the color composition. Colors can be saved as personal favorites or shareable color palettes.
Kinetic Slider is a customizable WebGL slider with RGB and displacement effects, creating a liquid three-dimensional feeling. The intensity is based on cursor-swiping velocity.
LambdaTest performs automated browser tests on a scalable and secure online Selenium grid. Execute Selenium scripts to perform automated testing across 2,000-plus browsers. Free for 10 screenshot tests per month.
BinarySearch.io is a site to work on coding and algorithms problems with others or in a private room for only you.
No-Code Coffee is a free daily email with a useful no-code tool, an introduction to a NoCoder (a person), and an inspiring no-code product.
Magical Rainbow Gradients adds rainbow animation to your buttons. It uses a three-color radial gradient anchored in the top-left corner and then shifts colors down with each tick of animation.
Cutt.ly is a free URL shortener and link management platform with branded URLs for analytics and tracking. Shortened URLs do not expire or redirect.
Visme is a platform to create presentations, infographics, social media graphic content, and other visuals. Visme’s new version, Unleashed, contains animation settings, team collaboration features, and animated illustrations and characters. Basic plan is free for up to five projects.
Trento is a beautiful, luxury typeface with light serifs, useful for sophisticated logos and branding.
Torres is a font family that’s a combination of regular sans serif, bold sans serif, and slab serif. Combine for large display titles, logos, and small paragraphs.
Catatumbo is a sans serif font with a vintage feel for logos, branding, and advertising.
Giant is a tall font with an outline style, suitable for eye-catching displays.
JetBrains Mono is a font for developers. Characters maintain a standard width. The height is maximized for a better reading experience.
Stanley is an elegant display typeface that combines rounded and rectangular forms.
Red Hook is an all-cap, ghost-sign display font inspired by the brick walls of Brooklyn.
Tomodachy is a friendly font that was inspired by the handwriting of the designer’s sister.