If you are pro web designer, you probably manage your css files more precisely, well structured and efficiently. Basically you will arrange almost everything so well and formatted that you don’t need to look around once you are in need.
But if you are lazy and quite reckless web designer, probably following tools might help you out by arranging, formatting and sorting your css code and files. Sometimes working on lengthy and big projects may turn your CSS files and codes disorganized, messy and even unreadable.
So helping you out from such situation we have gathered up a list of CSS Tools that can help you to organize, format and sort your css files and code easily. Following tools are not fool-proof and final solution, they won’t know about the unique and quirky style you use for writing your CSS, but they will definitely help and will save lots of your precious time and will let you go and mess up another CSS file!
1. CSS Comb
When writing CSS code, adding CSS properties in a specific order for each rule helps reading it easier so much. For anyone who already does that or not, CSScomb, a free service sorts CSS properties in any order you want (and, their default order is pretty good too -from the most to least important-). It works with both single + multi-line CSS code and besides the online version, there are add-ons provided for the most popular IDEs.
:nth-child, the powerful CSS selector for selecting elements with a formula, has a great use when styling layouts. If you are not experienced with the usage of this selector, nthMaster, a website focused for this helps a lot. nthMaster presents various usage scenarios of :nth-child simply, visually and with a basic description. These include targeting a specific element, a range, negative range, :nth-of-type usage and more.
extractCSS is a free and web-based application that is capable of extracting style-related information from HTML. These include ids, classes + inline styles and the output can be customized too (indent and brackets usage). The tool is very useful when we quickly create an HTML file with inline styles and want to generate the stylesheet of it. extractCSS is also open source and it is built with only client-side code.
4. CssCss : A CSS Redundancy Analyze
CSSCSS analyzes your CSS files to see which rulesets have duplicate declarations. This makes your CSS lighter and easier to maintain. It’s simple to install as a ruby gem and runs in the command line.
7. CSS Beautifier
9. Kalei Style Guide
Kalei Styleguide is a project that can auto-generate such (Bootstrap-like) style-guides from the “live” CSS files so it is always up-to-date. It works on the client-side and uses the comments in stylesheets for creating the titles + navigation. Simply, it is a less-effort, almost instant generator that enables us to get organized with our stylesheets.
10. CSS Lint
CSS Lint helps point out problems with your CSS code. It does basic syntax checking as well as applying a set of rules to the code that look for problematic patterns or signs of inefficiency. The rules are all pluggable, so you can easily write your own or omit ones you dont want.
Myth is a preprocess that lets you write pure CSS without having to worry about slow browser support, or even slow spec approval. It’s a like CSS polyfill. Myth lets you write pure CSS while still giving you the benefits of tools like LESS and Sass. You can still use variables and math functions, just like you do in preprocessors.
14. Clean CSS
16. CSS Ratiocinator
The CSS Ratiocinator automatically refactors your CSS and generates a new stylesheet for your site. It works by examining your site’s live DOM in the browser and reverse engineering a new, more elegant definition that captures styles down to the pixel.
17. Bi App Less
Bi-App-Less and Bi-App-Sass allows you to write your stylesheets once, and have them compiled into 2 different stylesheets one for left-to-right layout, and the other for right-to-left layouts.
When using Bi-app-less & Bi-App-Sass, all you have to do is to write your stylesheets once using predefined mixins for those direction related properties, and once you compile your stylesheets, you’ll have two stylesheets for your bi-directional app.