Tiny Helpers – A collection of useful online web development tools

Nice new single-purpose site by Stefan Judis, which lists single-purpose web development tools – such as the aforementioned CSS Grid Generator and Smooth Shadow Generator for example – in one single place. As detailed in a Twitter thread, the site is built using Eleventy, deployed to Zeit, and screenshots of the sites are automatically taken […]

bandwhich – Terminal bandwidth utilization tool

bandwhich sniffs a given network interface and records IP packet size, cross referencing it with the /proc filesystem on linux or lsof on macOS. It is responsive to the terminal window size, displaying less info if there is no room for it. It will also attempt to resolve ips to their host name in the […]

Text Effect Generator

Nice tool to generate custom text effects such as underline, strikethrough, italic, small caps, circles, upside down, etc. The tool does not use custom fonts, but translates your entered text to other UTF-8 code points which have the effect built in β€” πŸ„»πŸ„ΈπŸ„ΊπŸ„΄ πŸ…ƒπŸ„·πŸ„ΈπŸ…‚, πŸ„΅πŸ„ΎπŸ… πŸ„΄πŸ…‡πŸ„°πŸ„ΌπŸ„ΏπŸ„»πŸ„΄ 🚨 Before you go wild with it though, don’t […]

Turn a Twitter thread into an ad-free, single page with @threader_app

Now this is darn handy: ✨ Want to see some magic? πŸ‘€ Find a threadπŸ’¬ Mention @threader_app with the word β€œcompileβ€πŸ€– Get a reply from our bot with a link to the thread compiled in an article format — Threader (@threader_app) July 24, 2019 The tweet below for example … Because it keeps coming up, […]

Automatic GitHub Changelog Generator

If your code/project always uses Pull Requests to add/fix stuff in your code (e.g. no direct commits on master), then Changelog Generator will come in handy. It’s a CLI tool (written in PHP) that automatically fetches all closed PRs and Issues between the targetted and the previously tagged release. Installation is possible using Composer: $ […]

BeFunky – Photo Editing & Graphic Design Made for Everyone

At the top of Creating vs. Shipping there’s a featured image that contains the quote I mentioned in the post itself. To create that image, I turned to an online tool named β€œBeFunky Photo Editor”. Even though the more advanced stuff (or extra variants of a brush) requires a paid account, it’s more than enough […]