Building things on our own takes a lot of time, especially if we want to build them from the ground up. Imagine building a car on your own. You would have to source the materials, weld the chassis, get the wheels, all the other parts, calculate the size of things, the weight, make an engine, it’s a never ending project.
What if you were to source the engine from let’s say, Yamaha and the chassis from an already existing car, with all the parts that you need. You could put it all together and all that remains is to customize the paint and the finishing touches, maybe the user interface.
Well, site building can be like that, if you already have some solutions at the ready, you could basically even source the front-end, or rather, use front-end development tools.
Here are the best ones.
There is no two ways about it, Bootstrap is the best front-end development tool out there. Nothing comes even close. Bootstrap is open source, easy to work with and has solutions at the ready for all your front-end needs. Snippets of code are ready for you to execute and organize into a site.
You could skip everything and add a grid and go straight to the site’s content. It has many libraries and support for other tools, so you are set either way.
It is segmented into components, which makes assembly and portability easy. It is also hassle free, meaning that you shouldn’t have any conflicts unless you make mistakes along the way (which is possible, but unlikely). React is also easy to use, which means that you should be all set once you deploy it.
The name says it all, it performs grunt tasks, or tasks that are considered labor. This tool is a command line interface that performs tasks which the developer would otherwise have to perform on their own, like minification, compilation, testing and overall, automation. It is used by large companies to automate their own tasks and test things without having to spend developer time on grunt tasks, pardon the pun.
This is a cross-platform compatible text editor. It makes editing code easier by allowing you to split-edit, doing two things side by side. You can also quickly navigate and find symbols in the documents. A good text editor can save the developer pain and long hours.
This is a user interface that is used for building mobile and desktop applications. However, web developers also use it because it has great features and supports tons of plugins.
These are the best front-end development tools which you should use if you want to build a site faster. Why build everything alone when you can do it faster with these tools?