After more than six million performed tests, Pingdom has just released version 2.0 of the Full Page Test. This new Full Page Test is still completely free to use. It still helps you profile your website’s performance. But now it’s even better.

The whole point of Full Page Test tool is to help you analyze the load speed of your websites and learn how to make them faster. With the help of this tool you can identify what about a web page is fast, slow, too big, what best practices you’re not following, and so on.

In short, it’s a free, easy-to-use tool to help webmasters and web developers everywhere optimize the performance of their websites.

Published under: Utilities | License Free

Either you’re a web developer, blogger or anyone with a website, you probably use Google Analytics to collect and process crucial data about your site’s visitors. Now, we got GAget for you, it is a Google Analytics Widget for Mac OS X Dashboard.

You can see the important information of the day without any clutter. You can check out the number of your visits for the last two weeks. See the rate of new visitors and bouncers. You can either refresh data with one click or wait for the automatic refresh. And it’s easy to switch between profiles too.

Published under: Stats | Utilities

LESS extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as varibles, mixins, operations and functions. As an extension to CSS, LESS is not only backwards compatible with CSS, but the extra features it adds use existing CSS syntax. This makes learning LESS a breeze, and if in doubt, lets you fall back to CSS.

Writing LESS is cool and lightning fast if you compare it to good old CSS and besides, it trains your thinking in solving functional problems. So far so good, but in the end the web needs a CSS file to show your website as it is. Either you embed a javascript file to live-transform your LESS-Code into CSS in your browser or you find out how to precompile your files into standard CSS.

The most powerful thing SimpLESS does: Save your *.less file and, BOOOM, SimpLESS generates a 100% valid standard CSS document out of it. No further steps, it’s that simple.

Published under: Code | Utilities | CC License

Kippt is a new and elegant way to bookmark and save notes. Kippt makes it easy to save, organize, search and read information you find on the web.

Found something awesome? You can add it to your Inbox or Read Later list and deal with it later. Organize the best stuff in to lists. You can also drag & drop links to lists. No tags, just search. Read long articles in the reader mode. There are also browser extensions to make it even easier.

Published under: Utilities | License Free

Tilt represents a new way of visualizing a web page. This tool creates a 3D representation of the document, with the purpose of displaying, understanding and easily analyzing the DOM.

It will take advantage of the great tools Firefox has to offer, as it is an extension which contains a WebGL implementation, providing rich user-experience, fun interaction and useful information, while taking full advantage of 3D hardware acceleration, GLSL shaders and what OpenGL ES 2.0 has to offer.

The implementation consists of a Firefox extension containing a 3D representation of a web page, as both a fun visualization tool and a developer-friendly environment for debugging the document’s structure, contents and nesting of the DOM tree. Various information besides the actual contents will be displayed on request, regarding each node’s type, class, id, and other attributes if available. The rendering will be dynamic, in-browser, using WebGL and GLSL shaders.

Published under: Code | Utilities

Spur is a little app from ZURB that helps you critique your web designs, giving you that kick you need to make them better. Looking at your web design through Spur’s seven tools will give you new perspective to see things you might have missed.

Spur is a fun and easy way to critique web designs in ways you’ve never done before. Just paste a URL and you’ll be able to use seven different tools (Grayscale, Intersections, Contrast, Blur, Mirror, Rotate, 50% Zoom) to help you find what’s working.

Published under: Utilities | License Free

JPEGmini is a patent-pending photo recompression technology, which significantly reduces the size of photographs without affecting their perceptual quality. The technology works in the domain of baseline JPEG, resulting in files that are fully compatible with any browser, photo software or device that support the standard JPEG format.

JPEGmini was developed by ICVT, which is dedicated to optimizing media compression technologies. ICVT’s goal is to improve the user experience and reduce the costs associated with storing and transmitting media files.

Published under: Utilities | License Free

Deck.js is a JavaScript library for building modern HTML presentations. Deck.js is flexible enough to let advanced CSS and JavaScript authors craft highly customized decks, but also provides templates and themes for the HTML novice to build a standard slideshow.

Deck.js has been tested with jQuery 1.6+ and works in IE7+, Chrome, FF, Safari, and Opera. The more capable browsers receive greater enhancements, but a basic cutaway slideshow will work for all browsers listed above.

JavaScript Library for Building Modern HTML Presentations

Published under: Utilities | GPL License | MIT License

Codecademy was created when Zach got frustrated with learning how to program. For years, Ryan taught Zach the basics of HTML and CSS, but books and videos didn’t help. Ryan and Zach teamed up to create Codecademy, a better, more interactive way to learn how to program.

Learning with Codecademy will put you on the path to building great websites, games, and apps. You can also Keep track on your friends’ progress and make sure you’re learning more – faster!

Published under: Code | Utilities | License Free

RandomText was created by Dale Davies mainly as a learning exercise, but also to address the need for an online tool to quickly generate dummy text. RandomText is a web application that designers and developers can use to quickly grab dummy text in either Lorem Ipsum or Gibberish format.

It is very handy and helpful when designing web sites. You can create dummy paragraphs, lists and headings easily with RandomText. You can also view the result as a plain text or HTML code.

Published under: Utilities | License Free