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Tools & Resources

A collection of online tools and resources I use

Below you'll find a categorised list of services, tools and resources I've used for both personal projects, and over the course of my professional career as a developer.

The list may shrink and grow organically as I add to it, update it, or remove stale links. It includes resources and tools that I've used since my beginnings as a hobby developer, as well as more technical resources which I found useful as I've grown professionally. The list should therefore hopefully be of use to developers (including Dev Ops, SEOs, designers etc.) of any skill level.

NB. Unless highlighted, I have no affiliation, and receive no benefits or commissions from any tools, services or resources listed here.


Design checklist

Mobile navigation

Accessibility playbook

Google Fonts

Colour wheel

Colour palette generator

Favicon generator

Squoosh image compression

Pexels free stock imagery

Free SVG doodles

FontAwesome icon library

Lucidchart flow visualiser

CSS background patterns

Dribbble - inspiration/ideas

Bootstrap templates

Eagle (inspiration organisation tool)

SVG Crop


Traversy Media YouTube channel - excellent web development tutor

Be a Better Dev YouTube channel - excellent AWS tutor

Lorem Picsum - random placeholder image generator

.NET source browser

RegExr - regular expression helper

gitmoji - git commit emojis

Notion - documentation SaaS

Always on the bottom footer CSS/markup


W3C markup validator

Google Analytics


Namecheap - hosting and domain registrar

Zoho Mail - cheap domain email accounts

chmod calculator - Linux permission helper


Natwest FreeAgent - accounting software

YunoJuno - job platform

Upwork - job platform

VistaPrint - business cards, leaflets etc. designing and printing

Contract Killer - legal contract templates

Freelance Mastery

UK registered office - use code "813YRNR" for 10% off  (commission-linked)