This site looks at the popularity of front end tools, based on their GitHub stars and ranks them as. Some pretty interesting results. Although React is sitting at number one, Vue, which is split into two repos, is technically bigger. But the shocker is that Svelte has officially blown past Angular in popularity. Sorry Google.
This cool GitHub repo has a list of commonly used git aliases you can use. That's shortcuts you can use instead of the full command like 'git c' instead of 'git commit'.
Sites like CodePen and JSBin provide code sandboxes that allow people to try code out. Although this might be a little self serving, I like this code sandbox creator library. I've been using CodePen and CodeSwing in my demos, but I always feel like it's safer if I could have my own version.
One of the problems with Tailwinds is that it doesn't come with it's own components like Bootstrap, so a lot of solutions have come out to try to fix that shortcoming. XtendUI boasts a number of excellent components with animations and it happens to be framework agnostic.
This is a unique idea in framework development. A framework designed to compile to other frameworks. It's also inspired by other frameworks. At first it looks surprisingly like React, but it also gets inspiration from just about everything else.
30 SECONDS OF KNOWLEDGE
I'm a sucker for replacement content extensions when you open a new tab, so I was excited to try this one which adds random code snippets that can help you learn the language of your choice. It's very customizable with over 900 snippets.
Hydrogen E-commerce Framework
Who thinks you need to learn a new framework? Well, evidently shopify has something special just for you. Honestly, I hate learning new frameworks either, specially when as advertised it's an opinionated framework. That's usually the death knell to any product...except when I live all the decisions they make.
I hadn't heard of this templating system, but it claims to be a successor to EJS, which I really loved before I got into Eleventy and Liquid.
Jamstack Conference Videos
I went to the very first JamStack Conference and it was mostly fun, ran into Chris Coyier and Web Bos so that's cool. Here's a playlist with the 2020 version. Put together by Netlify, looks like some great content, but I just can't find the time to watch that much online conference content.
The way versions are numbered in the web world is always a mystery to me. I've used eleventy for quite a while, but only recently did they go to a 1.0 release. There's not even that much new other than a serverless functions, which is cool, but doesn't feel so revolutionary to warrant a new version.
Astro .21 Preview
Normally I don't cover small release, but heck Astro is the new talk of the town, so why not. This new release is powered by Vite, a new WASM compiler plus components in markdown. This is growing up to be more than just a small framework with some tricks into a platform for publishing.
Not to be confused with NextJS, this Vue.js clone gives you most of the features of that React Framework, but working within Vue with a sweet installation API, routing, rendering modes, data fetching. If you live Vue, you're pretty much going to love Nuxt.
Oh My Zsh
I'm not kidding, you're not going want to go back to the regular shell after trying this. You can make your shell have custom colors, auto-complete, search google and tons more. If you're a terminal warrior, then follow that link for some nerdvana.
React Hot Toast
Get your toasts (small notifications) in React with this small library. Accessible and customizable looks like a good option to add this simple, but useful feature.
If you've been meaning to try out the Electron platform to build cross-platform apps using web technologies, you can download an app with all the dependencies already pre-installed. It's a great way to try out electron without committing.
Styled Components with Stiches
Are you into styled components, Check out this framework agnostic, an interesting API with a short learning curve and lots of features. I'm not sure I'm sold on this quite yet, although they're a good idea for component based architectures.
State of CSS Survey
This is one of the most comprehensive once a year surveys on how the community feels about different libraries, tools and features. If you want to get the results or just want to contribute to the community, it's a simple way to cast a vote.
You totally didn’t know you wanted to use this library until you visit the site and play around with it. A framework compatible library for building touch enabled 3d parallax transformations. Sounds like it should be in some sort of Web Developer bingo pool.